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Crooner-songwriter Kem Owens hasn't forgotten his musical roots

...influence. "I emulated him and Michael Jackson when I was young,'' he said. Jazz-fusion singers Michael Franks and Al Jarreau are also mentioned as musical mentors. A 1980s concert by Gladys Knight is his most memorable live performance. "She...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/07/06/mus_87896.shtml
Music
'American Idol' Hicks celebrates big win

...Jesus Take the Wheel." Other pairings of contestants and stars on the "Idol" finale included Paris Bennett and Al Jarreau; McPhee and Meat Loaf; Chris Daughtry and Live; Elliott Yamin and Blige; Hicks and Toni Braxton, and the dozen finalists...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/05/26/tel_82866.shtml
Television
Q&A: Kem on voices, God and growing old

...selection of Motown was a business decision that is working out well. My influences range from Michael Jackson Prince, Al Jarreau, Chaka Khan, Anita Baker. I have all that stuff inside of me. AP: How was it working with Big Stevie Wonder on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/07/04/mus_457788.shtml
Music
Living briefs

...All section of Friday's Chronicle. Read his column online in our Gardening section. TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Singer Al Jarreau is 64. Singer-actress Liza Minnelli is 58. Singer James Taylor is 56. Singer Marlon Jackson of The Jacksons is 47...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/03/12/liv_408505.shtml
Life & style
In the know

...the 2002 America's Best Restroom Award. See www.thebestofusa.com/restrooms/. TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Singer Al Jarreau is 62. Singer-actress Liza Minnelli is 56. Singer James Taylor is 54. Bassist Steve Harris of Iron Maiden is 45...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/03/12/liv_338094.shtml
Life & style
Concert calendar

...Arena, Atlanta. 2000 MONTREUX ATLANTA MUSIC FESTIVAL: 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27; Roberta Flack, George Duke, Al Jarreau, David Sanborn and Joe Sample; Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta. POISON, CINDERELLA, DOKKEN AND SLAUGHTER...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/08/04/app_294182.shtml
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Perseverance finally pays for Ally's musical voice

...bitterness. Hey, she has been here before. Ms. Shepard traveled the world as a band member with Rickie Lee Jones, Al Jarreau and Jackson Browne. She hit No. 6 on the pop charts with Can't We Try, a duet with Dan Hill in 1987. She borrowed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/04/21/ent_226482.shtml
Things to Do
CD Releases: John Legend, Montgomery Gentry, Winger

Here's a roundup of this week's new music releases: GEORGE BENSON & AL JARREAU: Givin' It Up (Concord) DEF LEPPARD: Hysteria - Deluxe Edition (Island). Expanded reissue on two CDs of classic pop-metal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/10/26/mus_101906.shtml
Music
Entertainment briefs

...www.mnopera.org/ --- Tony Bennett heads lineup at Rochester jazz festival ROCHESTER, N. Y. -- Tony Bennett, Al Jarreau, George Benson, the Dave Brubeck Quartet and Spyro Gyra will be the headliners at the second Rochester International...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/04/08/ent_475322.shtml
Things to Do
Local shows

...Arena, Atlanta. 2000 MONTREUX ATLANTA MUSIC FESTIVAL: 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27; Roberta Flack, George Duke, Al Jarreau, David Sanborn and Joe Sample; Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta. POISON, CINDERELLA, DOKKEN AND SLAUGHTER...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/08/11/app_294932.shtml
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