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Motown Records marks 50th anniversary

DETROIT, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- The 50th anniversary of Detroit's legendary Motown Records label is coming as a bittersweet occasion for a city facing economic meltdown, observers say.

Shania Twain gets up close on new tour

Shania Twain called her latest album "Up!" But on her new concert tour, the multi-platinum singing superstar wants to get down -- to audience level, for what sh
GARY GRAFF

Sting finds new meaning in 'Sacred Love'

On Sept. 11, 2001, despite his reservations, Sting performed a scheduled concert at his villa in Tuscany, Italy.
GARY GRAFF, United Press International

Clay Aiken 'can really sell you a song'

Clay Aiken is one Idol who hasn't been idle.
GARY GRAFF, United Press International

Wynonna charts a country comeback

DETROIT, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Wynonna Judd says she approached her new album, "What the World Needs Now is Love," with a sense of mission.
GARY GRAFF

Interview: MmmBopping Hansons grow up

DETROIT, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- The three Hanson brothers are of an age when they could still be attending school. But these days they figure they're the ones educating -- or re-educating -- t
GARY GRAFF

'No Problems' for Kenny Chesney

DETROIT, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- When Kenny Chesney released his latest album, "No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems" in April of 2002, the country singer felt like "we had a chance to do something
GARY GRAFF

Mighty Metallica, happy at last

DETROIT, July 2 (UPI) -- Metallica's new album may be called "St. Anger," but these days happiness -- and relief -- are far more prevalent emotions running through the headbanging San F
GARY GRAFF

Lollapalooza rocks on after 6-year break

DETROIT, July 9 (UPI) -- Before OZZFest, before the Vans Warped Tour, before Smoking Grooves and all the other summer packages that have criss-crossed North America over the years, ther
GARY GRAFF

Nelson still 'Live and Kickin'

Willie Nelson is known throughout the music industry as someone who throws a good party -- sometimes on his tour bus, sometimes with his Old Whiskey River brew,
GARY GRAFF, United Press International

Feature: Carlos Santana

DETROIT, June 26 (UPI) -- In the wake of war, terrorist threats, an unstable economy and other societal tribulations, Carlos Santana feels that music can be the cure for what ails us.
GARY GRAFF

Feature: Mariah Carey

DETROIT, June 24 (UPI) -- Mariah Carey's lesson for 2003; her fans would rather see her keep things small, even if it means less of them can actually see her.
GARY GRAFF

Feature: Jimmy Buffett

DETROIT, June 20 (UPI) -- Jimmy Buffett sings about wasting away in Margaritaville. But it doesn't seems that he wastes much time when left to his own devices.
GARY GRAFF

Feature: John Mellencamp

DETROIT, June 19 (UPI) -- For his new album, veteran rocker John Mellencamp decided to dip into something old.
GARY GRAFF

Feature: The Doors still lighting fires

DETROIT, June 18 (UPI) -- The Doors of the 21st Century will be the first ones to tell you that they're not the Doors. But they still want you to let them light your fire -- even if othe
GARY GRAFF
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Gary Graff (born 1960) is an American music journalist and author.

Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Graff attended Taylor Allderdice High School where he wrote for school newspaper The Taylor Allderdice Foreword. He received his Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri. He wrote for the Detroit Free Press from 1982 until 1995 when there was a strike at the Detroit Free Press. Graff refused to cross the picket line and subsequently lost his job. Graff has contributed to publications including The New York Times, Billboard, The Boston Globe and San Francisco Chronicle. In 2005, Graff published The Ties That Bind: Bruce Springsteen A to E to Z. One reviewer said that the book "comes close to being the definitive study" on Bruce Springsteen. He is also the founding editor of the MusicHound Essential Album Guide series. He now lives in Detroit, Michigan with his wife and family.

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