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Tori Amos has new business venture

NEW YORK, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Singer-songwriter Tori Amos has announced the formation of a new business venture, the Bridge Entertainment Group.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2003 with 131 to follow.
By United Press International

Rock News Two: The week in pop

The French Quarter Festival, Louisiana's largest free music festival, takes place this weekend with nearly 140 live performances featured throughout the French Quarter, from Canal Street to Esplanade Avenue and from Bourbon Street to the Mississippi River
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

New West Records has signed one of the country's top touring bands, the Drive-By Truckers, and set a June 17 release date for the band's label debut, "Decoration Day."
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Feature: Lisa Marie Presley

DETROIT, April 7 (UPI) -- Her father was The King. The most famous of her three ex-husbands calls himself the King of Pop. But on her long-awaited first album, "To Whom it May Concern,"
GRAY GRAFF

Rock News Two: The week in pop

Digital recordings of all 12 dates of Phish's upcoming Winter 2003 tour will be available via livephish.com. All 12 shows should be available for download no later than two days after each event.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Former President Bill Clinton will join the Rolling Stones Thursday for the Natural Resources Defense Council free concert to fight global warming at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News Two: The week in pop music

Eminem's Shady/Interscope soundtrack "8 Mile" debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week, the second time the rap star has topped the Billboard album charts with a new release this year.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Eminem's Shady/Interscope soundtrack "8 Mile" debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week, the second time the rap star has topped the Billboard album charts with a new release this year. "The Eminem Show" sold 1.32 million units in its first full wee
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Sean "Puffy" Combs is planning a five-day party to celebrate his 33rd birthday, The New York Post reports. Puffy, who turns 33 Nov. 4, plans to charter jet his partymates to Marrakech, Morocco, for the fete.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

People

SINGER MCEUEN SAYS CD CAME QUICKLY
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's musical birthdays include bluesman John Lee Hooker, who was born in 1917; Bob Flanigan of the Four Freshmen was born in 1926; Freddie Milano of Dion and the Belmonts in 1939 (age 63); Kathy Lennon, one of the Lennon Sisters, in 1942 (age 60); Ron
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2002 with 131 to follow.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The Today in Music weekly package for Aug. 17-23.
By United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

The Dave Matthews Band's "Busted Stuff" album debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week, pushing aside rapper Nelly's "Nellyville," which held the No. 2 slot after three weeks at the top. "Busted Stuff" (RCA) sold 622,000 units, according to Nielsen
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International
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Tori Amos performs durng a sound check prior to her concert, at the Sound Advice Amphitheatre , in West Palm Beach, Florida, on August 10, 2005. (UPI Photo/Michael Bush)
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Tori Amos (born Myra Ellen Amos; August 22, 1963) is an American pianist, singer-songwriter and composer. She was at the forefront of a number of female singer-songwriters in the early 1990s and was noteworthy early in her career as one of the few alternative rock performers to use a piano as her primary instrument. Some of her charting singles include "Crucify", "Silent All These Years", "God", "Cornflake Girl", "Caught a Lite Sneeze", "Professional Widow", "Spark", "1000 Oceans", and "A Sorta Fairytale", her most commercially successful single in the U.S. to date.

As of 2005, Amos had sold 12 million albums worldwide. She has been nominated for 8 Grammy Awards. Amos was also named one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in 1996. Amos has also been recognized as one of the top live acts of all time by a Rolling Stone poll in 2003, in which she placed at #5.

Amos was born in Newton, North Carolina. When she was two, her family moved to Baltimore, Maryland, where she began to play the piano. By age five, she had begun composing instrumental pieces on piano and, while living in Rockville, Maryland, she won a full scholarship to the Preparatory Division of the Peabody Conservatory of Music. Her scholarship was discontinued at age 11 and she was asked to leave. Amos has asserted that she lost the scholarship because of her interest in rock and popular music, coupled with her dislike for reading from sheet music. In 1972, The Amos family moved to Silver Spring, Maryland, where her father, Reverend Edison Amos, became pastor of the Good Shepherd United Methodist church. At the age of 14 she began playing at piano bars, chaperoned by her father.

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