[NEWS] Sheryl to be featured on American Masters: Loretta Lynn
Country Music icon Loretta Lynn will be the subject of a PBS documentary titled American Masters: Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl. The in-depth documentary will feature A-list commentary from celebrities including Sheryl , Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Reba McEntire, Miranda Lambert, Sissy Spacek, Bill Anderson and Full Circle. American Masters: Loretta Lynn will premiere Friday, March 4th, at 9 p.m. ET on PBS.
[NEWS] Sheryl Crow Birthday Drive goes on with heavy hearts
Friday, January 15, 2016
JILL HYDE, Daily Dunklin Democrat
In 2001, fans of the Sheryl Crow wanted to do something special for her birthday. On the Sheryl Crow Fan Forum, after much discussion, they decided to contribute to her favorite charity, the Delta Children's Home.
The first year, fans managed to raise $1,600. The second year, with the help of Crow's Fan Forum Moderator Gregg Dempsey, the event became more organized. The first year of the birthday drive, someone donated a 12-string acoustic guitar to be given away. Dempsey took the guitar all the way to Los Angeles for Crow to sign. A tradition had been born. In the 15 years that the birthday drive has been operating, Dempsey assisted with helping to raise nearly $200,000.
Fans began gearing up for the birthday drive this year around the beginning of December, but fans and friends of Crow's suffered a shock New Year's Eve when Dempsey unexpectedly died from complications that resulted from a back surgery. The Sheryl Crow Birthday Drive will continue because that is what Dempsey would have expected, but the event proceeds with many a heavy heart, as the void left by Dempsey will be a difficult one to fill.
By Jan. 11, fans had already managed to raise $3,700. This year the drive is dedicated to Dempsey and Crow is asking fans to surpass the most successful year, 2014 when they raised $15,400, to honor her beloved friend.
This year the guitar that those who donate have a chance to win is a sonic blue limited edition American Standard Telecaster, with custom shop pickups. Those that make a donation to Delta Children's Home will automatically be entered for a chance to win.
There are other prizes that are available throughout the event, such as signed CDs. Margareta Lidskog of Swedart recently donated a medium sized Lapland custom made bracelet, made of caribou leather that Birthday Drive organizers will be holding a drawing for Tuesday, Jan. 23.
The winner of the guitar will be announced the day after the drive ends, Friday, Feb. 12.
According to Jim Baker, the Birthday Drive coordinator for the Delta Children's Home, this year's first donation was from a young woman in Israel. "Donations pour in from all over the United States and 17 different countries. What makes this so unusual is that it was the fans that put this drive together and the fans that operate it and run it. There is a team of people handling the Forum this year, since Dempsey is no longer with us."
That is the way he would have wanted it.
There are several ways to make donations to the Delta Children's Home. Contributions can be made through PayPal at SherylDCH@yahoo.com or by mailing cash or check to the Delta Children's Home-Birthday Drive, P.O. Box 573, Kennett, Missouri, 63857.
[NEWS] Willie Nelson's new album featuring a duet with Sheryl
Willie Nelson will salute the brothers George and Ira Gershwin with a new album titled Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings George Gershwin due on February 26th on Sony Legacy recordings. Along with pop standards like the title track, “Love Is Here to Stay,” and “I Got Rhythm”, Summertime will feature a duet with Sheryl, who joins Willie on "Embraceable You" (the song was performed by Ginger Rogers in Girl Crazy and inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2005).
[NEWS] Sheryl featured at the Earth In Concert exhibit @ California Science Center
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The California Science Center, the GRAMMY Museum, and Global Wildlife Conservation have partnered to create a one-of-a-kind exhibit that examines the status of the Earth’s biodiversity, while exploring how artists like Sheryl Crow, Jack Johnson, Ziggy Marley, Willie Nelson, Sting, and Pharrell Williams have helped raise awareness of the global issues that present threats to our planet. Through original compositions, unique footage, and personal artifacts from well-known musicians, as well as multimedia and interactive exhibits, Earth in Concert: Protecting the Planet through Music examines Earth’s ecosystems and the health of biodiversity in our oceans, grasslands and forests.
[NEWS] Sheryl Crow Musical Diner Finishes Second Regional Try-Out, Is New York Next?
By Adam Hetrick
03 Jan 2016
The stage musical adaptation of the 1989 film Diner, which has a score by Grammy winner Sheryl Crow, ends its extended run Jan. 3 at the Delaware Theatre Company in Wilmington, DE.
Diner has a book by the movie’s Academy Award-winning screenwriter and director Barry Levinson and an original score by nine-time Grammy Award winner Crow.
First announced for a 2012 Broadway arrival, Diner was postponed several times while the creative team continued to work on the show. It had its world premiere in 2014 at the Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA. The creative team remains hopeful that the production will ultimately make its way to New York, though no official plans have been announced. Warner Bros. Theatrical Ventures is overseeing the project.
"It's not like making a record and you make the record, the record's done, you do a little artwork, you do a little press, you go out on the road… The sequence is very logical,"
Crow recently told Playbill.com.
"That doesn't exist in the theatrical world. We did end up going out of town and honing the play... It's really hard to know what to expect. You're constantly going on the hope that you're going to get all the way to Broadway."
Sad, sad news frown :-(
Gregg was a great guy and a very competent radiation scientist. And what a heck of moderator he was. But above all he was an amiable and generous man.
He will surely be missed. RIP.
[NEWS] R.I.P Natalie Cole
The new year started in a sad way, as Natalie Cole passed away at just 65 years old. R.I.P. Natalie, you are Unforgettable and you will be missed. Here's a photo with her and Sheryl taken in March 2005 during and event benefiting Women's Cancer Research Fund.