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Dire Straits members form new group, announce tour

NASHVILLE, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Former Dire Straits members Alan Clark and Chris White say they started a new rock 'n' roll band and will kick off a U.S. concert tour next month.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Aug. 12, 2013.
By United Press International
Mark Knopfler to release new album in September

Mark Knopfler to release new album in September

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 10 (UPI) -- British musician and songwriter Mark Knopfler is to release a new album called "Privateering" Sept. 10, Universal Music Group announced.

Knopfler cancels concerts in Russia

LONDON, April 7 (UPI) -- British rock star Mark Knopfler says he has canceled concerts in Russia over the country's crackdown on human rights groups.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012.
By United Press International
Knopfler not up for Dire Straits reunion

Knopfler not up for Dire Straits reunion

LONDON, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- British musician John Illsley said he would love to do a Dire Straits reunion tour but his former bandmate Mark Knopfler isn't interested at the moment.

William Morris Agency expands music sector

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The William Morris Agency, based in Beverly Hills, Calif., is expanding its international music operation, the company announced Tuesday.

Buffett takes 'The Weather' on new album

NEW YORK, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett decided not to take the "easy" route on his new album, "Take the Weather With You."

Mark Knopfler sues for injuries

LONDON, May 15 (UPI) -- Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler is suing the woman who knocked him off his motorcycle in London and left him with serious injuries in 2003.

B.B. King joins 'Friends' on new album

NEW YORK, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- B.B. King confesses the search for new audiences lies behind playing with the artists who join him on his new album, "B.B. King & Friends -- 80."

Kenny Rogers boomerangs 'Back to the Well'

NASHVILLE, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Kenny Rogers is one of the few entertainers in the music industry who requires no introduction.
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Feature: Jazz brings bucks to Montreal

, June 17 (UPI) -- The Montreal International Jazz Festival, which opens its 24th year on Thursday, June 26, is the world's largest and long has been regarded as one of best run a
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

People

In 1966 Andy Williams was the featured performer when the Caesars Palace Hotel opened; now he's back to help a friend.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

Former President Bill Clinton and his onetime White House opponent Bob Dole will go head to head in a series of televised debates.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Rock News Two: The week in pop

Phish is set to treat its fans with a reunion after a two-year break during which various members did a lot of playing with a variety of other musicians.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Hollywood Digest

The news from Hollywood.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

The Derek Trucks band is on an extensive tour that will take it to B.B. King's in New York Thursday.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News Two: The week in pop

Shaggy, Soulive and Elvis Costello have been added to the who's who of support acts opening for the Rolling Stones on the "Licks" tour, which kicks off in Boston on Tuesday, Sept. 3.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

A previously unreleased piece by Woody Guthrie will appear on singer-songwriter Ellis Paul's new album, "The Speed of Trees," scheduled for a Sept. 10 release on Philo/Rounder records. "God's Promise" is a newly discovered Guthrie lyric adapted by Guthrie
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Today in Music a look back at pop musicy

Today's musical birthdays include country's Alvis Edgar "Buck" Owens, who was born in 1929 (age 73); country singer Porter Wagoner in 1930 (age 72); Dire Straits' Mark Knopfler in 1949 (age 53); and Roy Hay of Culture Club in 1961 (age 41).
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly package of Today in Music for Aug. 10-16.
By United Press International

Rock News Two: The week in pop music

RAINFOREST FOUNDATION BENEFIT Jeff Beck, Carole King and Rebekah Del Rio, country's Wynonna Judd, Patti LaBelle and Smokey Robinson, and Lulu are among the performers who'll appear at Saturday's Rainforest Foundation benefit concert ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

NOTORIOUS B.I.G. The widow and the mother of the late rapper Notorious B.I.G. are suing Los Angeles Police Chief Bernard Parks, two former L.A.P.D. chiefs, and the city of Los Angeles, among others.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Country Music News

TODAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY (Fri., April 12) Ernie Lee was born in 1916. WLS Radio in Chicago, home of the National Barn Dance, began broadcasting in 1924. Ned Miller was born in 1925.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Heartland -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

NASHVILLE, March 21 (UPI) -- The night was meant to honor rock music, but two of Nashville's favorite stars shone brightly at the 17th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction held March 19 in New York City. Country Music Hall of Famers Brenda Lee and Chet Atkins, who was recogniz
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