Venerdi' 31 Luglio 2009 / Friday July 32, 2009


According to the previous news bulletin, as well as wikipedia, Sheryl received an Honorary degree in Music Production from Temple University on July 2nd 2009.


Temple University is a state-related public research university based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.




July 30, 2009

USGBC Annually Convenes More than 25,000 at Greenbuild

Washington, DC - July 30, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Green Building Council today announced that a performance by environmental advocate and nine-time Grammy winner Sheryl Crow will help open its Greenbuild 2009 Conference, the world’s premier forum on sustainable buildings and communities.

The Greenbuild International Conference & Expo is being held November 11 to 13, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona. More than 25,000 people attend Greenbuild every year, and its increasing profile and size led the USGBC to open this year’s event at Chase Field, home to Major League Baseball’s Arizona Diamondbacks. The Nov. 11th opening evening will feature presentations
and a keynote address, in addition to Crow’s performance.

“Beyond her music, Sheryl Crow’s informed and effective advocacy made her the natural choice to help us open Greenbuild in a new and powerful way,” said Rick Fedrizzi, USGBC President, CEO & Founding Chair. “More than 25,000 people gather every year at Greenbuild because we know that the building industry can play a major role in reducing carbon emissions and increasing energy independence and economic growth.”

“Performing at Greenbuild is like being on the international stage of the green movement, celebrating with you the progress we’re making on this important issue,” Crow said.

A graduate of the University of Missouri, Crow also holds honorary degrees from Temple University and Southeast Missouri University. Crow has been on the leading edge in urging the adoption of efficient technologies like CFLs and biofuels, and has effectively harnessed the grassroots, the media, Fortune 500 companies, and government to build support for environmental protection. Before finding success as a musician, Crow was an elementary school teacher; she recently worked alongside First Lady Michelle Obama in an effort to encourage public school students to achieve.

Greenbuild is the largest gathering of representatives from all sectors of the green building movement. Three days of extensive educational programming
, workshops, a vast exhibition floor and ample networking events provide unrivaled opportunities to learn about the latest technological innovations
, explore new products, and exchange ideas with other professionals. Greenbuild is the three time recipient of IMEX Green Meetings Award.

In addition to an impressive collection of master speakers, Greenbuild 2009 will also feature more than 100 educational sessions, LEED and Education Provider workshops, off-site educational sessions, a two day Residential Summit, and tours of local green building sites throughout the Arizona area. More than 1,700 exhibitors will showcase some of the leading technologies and products in green design, construction and operations.

Last year’s Greenbuild, held in Boston, drew more than 28,000 attendees and featured more than 800 exhibit booths. Past Greenbuild keynote speakers have included President Bill Clinton, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, E.O. Wilson, Van Jones, William McDonough and Paul Hawken.

For more information, visit and To see presentations made at last year’s Greenbuild, visit

The U.S. Green Building Council is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. With a community comprising 78 local affiliates, more than 20,000 member companies and organizations, and more than 131,000 LEED Accredited Professionals, USGBC is the driving force of an industry that is projected to soar to $60 billion by 2010. The USGBC leads an unlikely diverse constituency of builders and environmentalists, corporations and nonprofit organizations, elected officials and concerned citizens, and teachers and students.

Buildings in the United States are responsible for 39 percent of CO2 emissions, 40 percent of energy consumption, 13 percent water consumption and 15 percent of GDP per year, making green building a source of significant economic and environmental opportunity. Greater building efficiency can meet 85 percent of future U.S. demand for energy, and a national commitment to green building has the potential to generate 2.5 million American jobs.

About Greenbuild
The U.S. Green Building Council’s Greenbuild International Conference & Expo convenes the industry’s largest gathering of representatives from all sectors of the green building movement. Three days of extensive educational programming, workshops, a vast exhibition floor and ample networking events provide unrivaled opportunities to learn about the latest technological innovations, explore new products, and exchange ideas with other professionals. Greenbuild is the three time recipient of IMEX Green Meetings Award and the 2009 show will be held on Nov. 11-13, 2009, in Phoenix, Ariz. This past year’s conference in Boston, Mass. drew more than 28,000 attendees and featured more than 800 exhibit booths. Visit for more information. To view last year’s Greenbuild show, go to and to watch a video recap, visit

Contact: Ashley Katz
Communications Manager, USGBC

Source: USGBC




The California Landscape Contractors Association is a non-profit trade organization of licensed landscape and landscape-related contractors. Also included among its approximately 3,200 members are landscape suppliers, landscape architects, public officials, educators, and students.

Although formally incorporated in 1952, CLCA has been meeting as an association since 1937.

CLCA's mission is to serve and protect the interests of its members, promote professionalism, and advance public awareness of the landscape industry.

The association's Core Goal is to support CLCA members as they create beautiful, enduring landscapes that improve the quality of life.

• Commitment to honesty, integrity, and ethics at all costs;
• Devotion to excellence in craftsmanship;
• Living the entrepreneurial spirit;
• Reverence for the Earth and respect for its resources; and
• Relationships are everything.

Contractor members are state licensed and meet all requirements for consumer protection. CLCA therefore educates the consumer about the dangers of hiring unlicensed contractors and maintains an Operation Helping Hand Program to encourage and help unlicensed individuals become licensed landscape contractors.

CLCA is an active force in the statewide effort to conserve water. As water-efficient irrigation experts, many members are invaluable sources for consultations on planning and installing water-saving irrigation systems. CLCA also conducts an active public information program on landscape water management.

The association's state and local activities provide members with a forum for & Services open discussion, networking and learning. The association provides a large menu of services to its members including educational resources, contract forms, educational events, publicity, access to legal consultants and peer advice, group insurance, political advocacy, information, a landscape awards program, a certification program for landscape technicians, and an industry trade show.



Mercoledi' 29 Luglio 2009 / Wednesday July 29, 2009


July 28, 2009, 3:49 pm

The concert is part of a new event combining the opening plenary presentation and the annual closing gala into one conference-wide celebration on the night of Wednesday, November 11, 2009.

Whether working with First Lady Michelle Obama, promoting new energy efficient technologies, or forging innovative programs with partners ranging from the grassroots to Fortune 500 companies, nine-time Grammy winner Sheryl Crow is noted for her effective and informed advocacy on behalf of our environment… so we are especially proud and excited that she will be performing at Chase Field as part of the Greenbuild Opening Keynote & Celebration!





Sheryl and Wyatt in Beverly Hills

Pictures by: Sharky

Mercoledi' 22 Luglio 2009 / Wednesday July 22, 2009


Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
September 17th, 2008
Levon Helm, John Hiatt, Buddy Miller, Sheryl Crow, Sam Bush


Picture: Chris Hudson (

St. Louis, Missouri, USA
July 11, 2009
Sheryl Crow & Elvis Costello

Source: Internet Streaming
Standard: MP3
Size: 128 mb
Soundboard recording
Taper: Ken (thank you, dude!)

Note from Ken: the webcast audio was 22 kHz mono, so that's what we've got here. Initial capture was in 48 kHz stereo, but uploaded MP3s were dropped down once limitations of source material was recognized.



A Change Would Do You Good
Love Is Free
Leaving Las Vegas
Strong Enough
Can't Cry Anymore
First Cut is the Deepest (w/ Elvis Costello)
Pump It Up (w/ Elvis Costello)
Hard To Make A Stand (w/ Elvis Costello)
Peace, Love & Understanding (w/ Elvis Costello )
My Favorite Mistake
There Goes The Neighborhood
If It Makes You Happy
Out of Our Heads
Soak Up The Sun
Everyday Is A Winding Road

1st Encore:

All I Wanna Do
Back in the U.S.A. (w/ Elvis  Costello)

2nd Encore:

Rock & Roll


Picture: Chris Hudson (






By Tom Singer /

07/20/09 11:14 AM ET

Major League Baseball lived up to the "Going Beyond" theme of its All-Star Week activities by generating more than $7 million of donations to charitable organizations through programs leading up to and during the 80th Midsummer Classic.

The lion's share of the donations generated by the most ambitious community initiatives in All-Star Game history came on Gatorade All-Star Workout Day in St. Louis' Busch Stadium. MLB Charities and Cardinals Care will be distributing nearly $5 million to various local and national charities.

Details of the charitable results of All-Star Week were included in a press release by MLB.

The breakdown of the rest of the charity box score:

• $1 million to Stand Up To Cancer by MLB, via the MLB All-Star Charity Concert, featuring Sheryl Crow and Elvis Costello.

• $665,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of America, by MLB and State Farm Insurance, via the State Farm Home Run Derby.

• $180,000 toward renovation of All-Star Field at the Herbert Hoover Boys & Girls Club in St. Louis, by Anheuser-Busch.

• $100,000 to Feeding America, a St. Louis food bank, by Bank of America, via $5,000 pledged for every hit in the All-Star Game plus a match for all July 13 donations made at the Feeding America website.

• $90,000 distributed equally among the Prostate Cancer Foundation, Stand Up To Cancer and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, via the All-Star Charity 5K and Fun Run, an inaugural event that attracted 8,000 participants.

• $50,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of America and $25,000 to MLB's RBI program, via the Holiday Inn Hit Tracker.

• $50,000 to Stand Up To Cancer by MasterCard, via the "Hit It Here" signage program.

• $50,000 to Teach for America by MasterCard, via the MLB All-Star FanFest.

Tom Singer is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.




Anne Moyer, Delta Children's Home board member, hands out the new brochures
describing the organization, during the Sheryl Crow Concert at the Major League
Baseball All-Star Game in St. Louis, Mo.

Delta Children's Home changes its focus, receives recognition from Crow at All-Star game
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Joshua Payne

The Delta Children's Home (DCH) of Kennett recently changed its focus, and received recognition from Sheryl Crow as her personal charity during her performance at the Major League Baseball All-Star Game.

DCH Board Member, Anne Moyer, noted the new focus as group foster family homes, which will provide DCH the opportunity to care for children for a longer period of time and take sibling groups.

Before the change, the organization was only able to keep the children for a time of 30 days, according to Moyer.

She added that another benefit of the new focus will be the married couple living in the home around the clock to create a family like atmosphere.

DCH will be able to provide extra activities for the children in the homes, when the funds are available. In addition, the 12 DCH board members become involved in the lives of the children in the homes, according to Moyer.

The new focus arrives with a new brochure and logo to bring attention to the organization that has been active since 1966.

"We are very excited about the new focus of the homes and the opportunity to continue serving children," Moyer said. "We are very excited about the things that we will be able to do."

The program began when a young girl's parents were being housed in jail, according to Moyer. She added that without the parents, the girl had no other shelter. The officers were forced to keep the girl in the jail in a separate room from her parents, Moyer noted.

Members of the 20th Century Club got together and started the process of forming the organization. While forming the group, members of the 20th Century Club rallied the community to become involved with the process, according to Moyer.

"We have kids that come in with just the clothes on their backs in the middle of the night," Moyer said. "The kids are often times hungry and in need of medical attention when they arrive."

She noted that the organization tries to help the children realize that they are important as an individual and that being sheltered in the home is not the child's fault.

The children involved with the organization come through the Missouri Department of Social Services, Dunklin County Children's Division and often from surrounding counties.

"We are very excited about the new opportunity and looking forward to it," Moyer said.

During the recent concert, which was hosted to benefit Stand Up to Cancer with one million dollars, Crow described the DCH as her personal charity. Also during the concert, a video was shown of board members of the DCH discussing the importance of the organization and the importance of Crow's donations and donations received from other individuals.

The DCH is not state funded and relies solely on the donations of individuals and groups to provide the funds for activities and supplies for the children being aided by the organization.

Source: Daily Dunklin Democrat (




Picture: Chris Hudson (

Review #1


When I first heard of the Sheryl Crow signing months ago I was not excited. I bought some of her stuff and became a fan but I was still skeptical of seeing her at the jam. I couldn't have been more wrong! She was amazing and put on one of the best sets of the whole jam. She also had what I thought was the biggest crowd of the jam as well. People were packed onto the gravel all the way to the back. I thought she sounded great too, although she had to be cold. She truly seemed appreciative of being at the jam and was very interactive with the crowd. Her bit about getting to know the crowd and asking if we were drinkers or strippers was funny. Her hits were great as was her cover of "Black Betty." "Every Day is a Winding Road" or "Soak Up the Sun" were probably my favorites. She also put on the longest 9pm set of the jam (more on that later and if you watched the clock you know what I'm talking about). She played for 85 minutes and I didn't want it to end. The only disappointment for me was that she didn't play my favorite song by her "Steve McQueen." That would have been a great ender but her cover of Led Zeppelin's "Rock and Roll" was good. She turned me into a lifelong fan now and I want to go see her again too.


Review #2


We had another stellar time at Moondance this year. I do have to agree that Thursday nights line-up was by far the best. Sheryl Crow rocked the house. We were down front for that performance and it was AWESOME!!!!! Poor little thing, she must have been freezing. I know I was. I prefer not to think about the horrible weather this year, but do agree that it was better than the down pours from last year. 80DAS!!! for next year. The weather can't be bad 3 years in a row right?!


Review #3

From: Melodic Rock Concerts

Sheryl Crow was originally invited to headline the evening’s festivities, but upon the signing of Journey she was given the 9:00 spot. The screams were loud for the country-rock sensation as she emerged on stage with her back up band with the sing and strum-along hit “Change“. With an estimated 18,000 in attendance for the star-studded evening there was very little walking room as the crowd packed in. Even though Crow may seem like the odd one out at a classic rock festival like Moondance, her musical ties to the likes of Mick Jagger and Eric Clapton along her stage sensibility made for a perfect fit. The evening was cool, and the set was a laid back yet enthusiastically delivered blend of expected plays and even some surprises. Unfortunately and ironically for Sheryl and the crowd, rain began to pour as soon as she began to sing “Soak Up the Sun“, a signature hit from her extensive catalog. A cover tune in the form of Led Zeppelin’s “Rock and Roll” was in order for her final song, which was perhaps the perfect fit for the festival atmosphere,


Review #4

From: Sheryl Crow official board

 Last night, Sheryl performed in Walker, MN.  Yes, it is July.  Yes, it was freezing.  50 degrees. cold rain. 25 mile an hour wind. Just imagine how hard it would be to play the guitar when your fingers are freezing!

It's one thing to put on a terrific performance when it is blue sky and sunshine.  After the first song, she turned to her guitarist and said, "It's Mother F-ing Cold."  So true!  It was freezing on the fan platforms overlooking the stage and we didn't have the wind in our face.  Sheryl and her band did.  And yet, they put on a great 90 minute show.  That's the sign of a consummate performer.  Under similar conditions a month ago in Walker, Kenny Rogers didn't even get out of his tour bus!  Kudos to Sheryl and the band.






From The Leader-Telegram

Picture: Dan Reiland (Leader-Telegram)

Sheryl Crow, Barenaked Ladies play at chilly Rock Fest

Sheryl Crow rewarded fans at a chilly Rock Fest by belting out 16 songs over her 85-minute set Friday night. Crow headlined the second day of the four-day festival north of Cadott. Rock Fest ends Sunday, with headline act Korn taking the stage at 10:30 p.m.

By Chris Vetter
Chippewa Falls News Bureau

CADOTT - Just as Sheryl Crow took the stage late Friday, a light mist descended on the Rock Fest grounds, making a chilly night a little bit more miserable for fans.

"Is it raining?" Crow asked the crowd after her third song. "We seem to keep bringing the rain."

Crow, the Friday night headline act, rewarded the fans who stuck through perhaps the coldest night ever of Rock Fest by belting out 16 songs over her 85-minute set. She got the crowd going early with "A Change Will Do You Good," "Leaving Las Vegas" and the ballad "Strong Enough."

Cold weather was the topic of conversation all day, as festgoers swapped their swimsuits for sweat shirts and passed on ice cream in favor of coffee mugs. The crowd began dwindling early - after Seether finished its set at 8 p.m. - as many festgoers headed to their campers to get out of the chilly air.

Crow didn't seem to let the cool weather bother her as she moved from one hit to another. One of the big singalongs of her set was the hit duet "Picture," with a backup singer taking the place of Kid Rock.

Crow, 47, has a distinct, dry raspy voice, and she appears healthy after surviving breast cancer in 2006. With four band members rocking out her songs, Crow rarely moved from the center of the stage as she played guitar on most of her hits. She briefly lost her place in "Soak Up The Sun" but quickly recovered.

Crow showed her rock savvy on songs like "There Goes The Neighborhood," and she closed out her main set with an extended version of "Everyday Is a Winding Road."

With numerous radio hits spread out over her six studio albums, Crow had to skip a few songs; she didn't sing her breakout tune, "All I Wanna Do."

Crow's first album, "Tuesday Night Music Club," exploded on the music scene in 1994. The album brought her three Grammy Awards, including record of the year for "All I Wanna Do"; she has garnered nine Grammys overall. Before releasing her first album she was a music teacher, and then a backup singer for Michael Jackson. Earlier this week she sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" in her native state of Missouri before the Major League Baseball all-star game.

Source: Leader Telegram (




Venerdi' 17 Luglio 2009 / Friday July 17, 2009






By Leisa Zigman

KSDK -- For some people, the glare of the national spotlight is just too hot this All-Star Game, but others see it as an opportunity. A well-known family from the Hill took four seconds to seize a lifetime memory.

For more than three decades, the Cunetto family has been serving up pasta and tradition. But when recording artist Sheryl Crow mentioned Cunettos in a recent interview, Frank Cunetto could not believe it.

"My phone started ringing and ringing with the same story," Cunetto said.

In between making marinara and meatballs, Cunetto went to work tracking Crow down.

On Friday, she showed up with 16 band members and her two-year-old son Wyatt.

"It was like a family meal, she had Wyatt in her lap part of the time, they played with cars on the floor," Cunetto said.

Sheryl with Frank Cunetto

Cunetto's sons Matt and Thom waited tables for the band and earned some nifty tips.

"Me and my brother walked out of here with $150 each for a two hour party, which is just ridiculous, because parties don't pay that well," said Thom.

Mostly, the Cunettos were amazed by her kindness, her warmth and her parenting.

"I did hear her sing. She was singing little nursery rhymes and songs to Wyatt to try to sooth him; he's a typical two-year-old, so he was a little antsy at times during the dinner," Cunetto said. "She's got a great A cappella voice I mean, I've heard her music since she stated to hear her that close even for just a few bars it was really so impressive."

Inventor Thomas Edison once said, "Opportunity is missed by most because it's dressed in overalls and looks like work." For the Cunetto family, work and making the most of opportunity is a family tradition


Cunetto House of Pasta website:

All i wanna do... is have some lunch!




Kevin K, where are you? :-)

Mercoledi' 15 Luglio 2009 / Wednesday July 15, 2009



Promo about Delta Children's Home shown prior to Sheryl Crow All-Star Game concert. Produced by Major League Baseball.


From: The Vancouver Sun, July 14, 2009

Neil Young, Sheryl Crow join Sarah McLachlan for Vancouver concert
By John Mackie, Vancouver Sun

VANCOUVER — Sarah McLachlan has donated her talents to Neil Young’s annual Bridge School benefit concert in San Francisco in the past. Now he’s returning the favour.

McLachlan, Young and Sheryl Crow will be playing a benefit concert for the Sarah McLachlan Foundation on Saturday, Sept. 12, at Ambleside Park in West Vancouver.

The event, called Summer Sessions at Ambleside, will be an all-day affair, with several more acts. Tickets are $89 and $139, and go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. at www.selectyourtickets/com/ or by calling 1-866-514-5050. Capacity will be 9,000.

The McLachlan Foundation provides free music programs to youth in “under-served communities” such as Vancouver’s east side. This includes “high-quality instruction in guitar, piano, percussion and choir.”

McLachlan, 41, is well known for her charity work. In 2004 she teamed with director Sophie Muller to make an inexpensive video for the song World on Fire. They spent a mere $15, then donated the rest of the $150,000 production budget to 11 charitable organizations like CARE, Engineers Without Borders, Help The Aged, Warchild and Heifer International.

She also donated a performance of her song Angel for a moving commercial featuring abused animals. Originally done for the B.C. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, it was picked up by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

The concert will be officially announced today, so details were scant at press time. Rich Adams of Nettwerk Productions said there is “no word yet” on whether the Ambleside concert will become an annual event. But he did say Young, 63, would be doing an acoustic set, which means he might sing a duet with McLachlan (a Young website said they performed Bob Dylan’s I Shall Be Released at a benefit for the Bridge School, which educates children with severe speech and physical impairments).

Crow has been a friend of McLachlan’s since the mid-1990s when they appeared together on the Lilith Fair tour, a travelling festival of female musicians dreamed up by McLachlan and her manager Terry McBride.


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Martedi' 14 Luglio 2009 / Tuesday July 14, 2009


Pictures taken in Italy about 15 years ago.



Soundcheck with Elvis Costello!



Starting All Star Week Off Right

In this economy a free concert sounds fun right? You wouldn’t usually expect it to be an amazing all out concert from artists that you hear on the radio. But on Saturday, Sheryl Crow and Elvis Costello brought the city of St. Louis to their feet when they took the stage for the MLB All Star Charity Concert.

The show was opened with the hit ‘A Change Would Do You Good’. Sheryl & Co. kept the night moving with favorites like ‘My Favorite Mistake’ and ‘If It Makes You Happy’ with the addition of  some newer material. My favorite song of the night was the duet with Elvis Costello for ‘The First Cut Is The Deepest’. Sheryl and Elvis really worked well together on stage and kept the crowd engaged throughout the entire show. The set was finished with another unforgettable Sheryl Crow hit, ‘Everyday is a Winding Road’.

Just when the audience thought the 2 hour set was finished, Sheryl came back out to perform ‘All I Wanna Do’ and then was joined by Elvis Costello for the Chuck Berry classic ‘Back in the USA’ and Led Zepplin’s ‘Rock and Roll’. The encore was my favorite part of the night. All 3 songs were songs I grew up with, so to see them be performed under the Arch was a really exciting thing. Just as they finished performing a huge fireworks display began. It wowed the audience and made an already special night into one that won’t be forgotten by anyone in attendance.

Saturday’s All Star Charity Concert under the Arch was a great part of an already incredible All Star week. The concert and fireworks display couldn’t have been better and the fact that it all happened under the Arch made it a once in a lifetime experience.

I know I can’t wait until the next Sheryl Crow concert but I’m also extremely excited for LIVE on the Levee to begin this Friday! Remember- Sonic Youth takes the Budweiser main stage at 7:30!




Recap and pictures by Kay (RedWineLover) - THANK YOU!

Wow fantastic  about says it all for the concert we saw last night under the Arch and I mean under the Arch. From the local news they predict that about 45-50,000 people were there to hear Sheryl. I had a great time with both seinejudeet(Judith) and JimboMathusFan(John). It's always special being able to share seeing a concert with other forum members. We had a great time and the sound, lighting, and music was great. Sheryl sure treated the St.Louis fans to one fantastic concert they won't soon forget. I'm really glad it was broadcast on and everyone in the States could see it. I just hope it is shown again or put on DVD so I can see what you guys saw.

Here is the set list from last night:


A Change Would Do You Good
Love Is Free
Leaving Las Vegas
Strong Enough
Can't Cry Anymore
First Cut is the Deepest (w/ Elvis Costello)
Pump It Up (w/ Elvis Costello)
Hard To Make A Stand (w/ Elvis Costello)
Peace, Love & Understanding (w/ Elvis Costello )
My Favorite Mistake
There Goes The Neighborhood
If It Makes You Happy
Out of Our Heads
Soak Up The Sun
Everyday Is A Winding Road

1st Encore:

All I Wanna Do
Back in the U.S.A. (w/ Elvis  Costello)

2nd Encore:

Rock & Roll

Just to add a few things from last night, the new backup singer with Stephanie was Katie Campbell. Sheryl was kidding   Tim about being an Atlanta Braves fan and the crowd bood. Sheryl said that Mike Rowe and his wife are expecting a baby in November. Congratulations to Mike and his wife!!! Sheryl said they were going to name the baby "Sheryl". LOL Sheryl had the whole band including Wally and John Button last night. Having two encores was a pleasant surprise and then fireworks set off to music. Here are a few pictures I took.



Lunedi' 13 Luglio 2009 / Monday July 13, 2009




The biggest nights this year were the nights that featured rockers Stone Temple Pilots and funk band George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic, which together drew in 14,000 people. A night that boasted singer Sheryl Crow brought in 12,000 people.
Source: Lansing State Journal

"We were pleasantly surprised that we could get her"
"She's a great artist"
"Everyone likes her music"

Kevin Meyer, Common Ground festival director
Source: Lansing State Journal

Nine-time Grammy award winner Sheryl Crow made a stop on her “Detour” tour to Common Ground Thursday night. One of the most crowded nights of this year’s fest so far, everyone swayed and sang along to her most notable songs, like "Leaving Las Vegas" and "If it makes you Happy."
Source: Lansing City Pulse



Review + Photos + Setlist: Sheryl Crow with Elvis Costello under the Arch, Saturday, July 11
By Christian Schaeffer in Show Reviews

Major League Baseball knows how to throw a party. The MLB shock troops descended on St. Louis this week in a blaze of red, white and blue, all in preparation for this week's All-Star Game. And while the game itself is reason enough to cheer (especially if, God willing, the National League can pull off a victory), the attendant parties, festivals and events have turned downtown St. Louis into Baseball City, U.S.A.

Last night's free charity concert (not an oxymoron, apparently) by Sheryl Crow was one of the weekend's most visible events, and it was pitch-perfect. Crow, a Kennett, Missouri native and three-year cancer survivor, is an apt spokeswoman for Stand Up To Cancer (the evening's charity) as well as a great draw for a St. Louis celebration.

Instead of using the already-erected Live on the Levee stage several hundred feet east of the Arch (which will be used for next week's Sonic Youth and Little Feat concerts), the organizers built a stage at the top of the Arch steps. It was a good move: watching a hometown hero perform directly underneath the city's visual calling-card gave the concert a special, one-off feel.

A muggy, hazy July day that threatened rain became a mild, clear and breezy evening on the riverfront. The last traces of daylight lingered as Crow and her band took the stage promptly at 8 p.m., kicking off with "A Change Will Do You Good." Bedecked in tight jeans, a sleeveless black top and a big acoustic guitar, Crow didn't need to do much to win over the crowd. Her radio hits - and there are many - are catchy and wise, and last night's performance was a reminder that Sheryl Crow has few peers that match her in talent, consistency and popularity. Crow doesn't do a lot to sell her songs when she's on stage, but she doesn't need to. Her voice never falters, and her songs ring out with sharp, well-worded nuggets of truth.

After a string of solid singles - including the wonderful "Leaving Las Vegas," complete with ad-libbed references to St. Louis, and the fragile "Strong Enough" - Crow introduced the evening's all-star, Elvis Costello. In a lot of ways, Costello was an odd choice to fill the "special guest" spot: as an Englishman, he has no real claim to a celebration of baseball. As a performer, he has no obvious ties to Crow (save their appearance together on 30 Rock's "Kidney Now!" spoof). And while some Costello faithful (ahem) would have liked to see him perform an opening set, his appearance gave fire and flash to the middle of Crow's set.

Ever the fashion plate, Costello looked dapper in a dark suit, purple hat, and brown-tinted shades. After trading verses with Crow on "The First Cut is the Deepest," the band kicked into Costello's "Pump It Up." No one can accuse Costello of mellowing out in his old age; he's still a spitfire on the mic, and he sang the 31-year-old song with noticeable traces of fury and indignation. After a so-so duet with Crow on her "Hard to Make a Stand" (Costello didn't seem 100% on the lyrics), he ended his mini-set with "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding," complete with an impassioned reprise.

After Costello left the stage, it was back to business. The fan-favorites were stacked toward the end of the set: "Favorite Mistake" got bodies swaying, and "Soak Up the Sun" became a sing-along. It was her album tracks, however, that showed her depths as a singer and songwriter. "Out of Our Heads," from 2008's Detours, was heartfelt in its vocal delivery and playful in its instrumentation, with slight world-beat upticks and a percussion solo making it danceable. That vibe continued with the set-ending "Every Day Is a Winding Road." Crow began the encore with "All I Wanna Do (Is Have Some Fun)," the first big single that introduced her to the world as a singer both playful and well-traveled, a persona that has served her well throughout her career. Costello came back on stage for a set-closing cover of Chuck Berry's "Back in the USA," a nice nod to St. Louis' own rock & roll all-star.

By all accounts (including the official set list furnished by MLB), that should have been the end of the set. But as patrons started filing out of the Arch grounds, the stage lights went up once more, and everyone (Costello included) bounded back onstage for a spot-on version of Led Zeppelin's "Rock & Roll." Crow took the vocals and lead guitarist Peter Stroud did his best Jimmy Page. Costello, for his part, alternately strummed his Telecaster and hoisted it like a trophy. He never seemed like much a Zeppelin fan, anyway.

And then - because we are in St. Louis, and it was a weekend in July - the fireworks began. And why not? Why not watch some wondrous, colorful explosions choreographed to a string of KSHE classics? Rock & roll, like professional baseball, is made up of equal parts talent and flash, and a little spectacle never hurt anyone.


"A Change Would Do You Good"
"Love Is Free"
"Leaving Las Vegas"
"Strong Enough"
"Can't Cry Anymore"
"First Cut Is The Deepest" (with Elvis Costello)
"Pump It Up" (with Elvis Costello)
"Hard To Make A Stand" (with Elvis Costello)
"(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace Love And Understanding" (with Elvis Costello)
"Favorite Mistake"
"There Goes The Neighborhood"
"If It Makes You Happy"
"Out Of Our Heads"
"Soak Up The Sun"
"Every Day Is A Winding Road"

1st Encore:
"All I Wanna Do (Is Have Some Fun)"
"Back In The USA" (Chuck Berry cover, with Elvis Costello)

2nd Encore:
"Rock & Roll" (Led Zeppelin cover, with Elvis Costello on guitar)



Domenica 12 Luglio 2009 / Sunday July 12, 2009


ST. LOUIS, MO ( - Sheryl Crow delivered an energy packed performance Saturday night under the Gateway Arch as the headliner for the All Star Charity Concert. British musician Elvis Costello joined in with a guest performance. The two entertained a crowd that filled the national park grounds from Memorial Drive to the Arch.

It was Crow's first performance under the Arch. The native Missourian remembers watching Elton John perform during a Fair St. Louis event. She said she expected the Saturday night event would rank as a "Top Twenty" life memory for her.

The singer introduced one song by saying she had first performed it twenty years ago at Mississippi Nights, a onetime night club on LaClede's Landing. Crow got her start playing and singing in St. Louis clubs while working as a music teacher in St. Louis County.

The performance ended with a display of fireworks over the Mississippi River. This was the only concert of the summer that occurred on the ground beneath the Arch. Fair St. Louis and future Live on the Levee performances will use the Overlook stage on Leonore K. Sullivan Blvd.

Major League Baseball first added a free public concert to its All Star festivities in 2008 in New York City's Central Park. The league donated one million dollars to a new charity Standup 2 Cancer. Crow, a cancer survivor, donated her performance and corporate sponsors paid other expenses.

Source: KTVI-TV




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Photo: Erik Lunsford/P-D

By Kevin C. Johnson

Live on the Levee and Fair St. Louis aren't the only concerts commanding the Gateway Arch grounds these days.

Sheryl Crow and some special friends including Elvis Costello and the folks at Major League Baseball did just that Saturday night for the MLB All-Star Charity Concert.

Crow, looking like a knockout, walked out promptly just after 8 p.m. Saturday and immediately got to strumming her acoustic guitar to the tune of her "A Change Would Do You Good," a song choice one can't help but figure Crow handpicked to reflect new President Barack Obama.

"Hey St. Louis, how do you feel?" the multiple Grammy winner from Kennett, Mo., asked her fans on the packed Arch grounds midway through the song. (A MLB spokesperson estimated the crowd at 45,000 to 50,000).

"Thank God it didn't rain," she told the crowd, referencing the downpours parts of the area saw on and off all day.

Crow, once a background singer for Michael Jackson on his "Bad" tour, referred to the late performer. "This one's for Michael," she said, and added that she couldn't cry anymore.

(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Elvis Costello, Crow's special guest, joined her on "The First Cut is the Deepest," a sublime duet in their hands. The collaborations continued with "Pump It Up," "Hard to Make a Stand" and "Peace Love and Understanding."

Costello retired backstage so Crow could bring out more of her hits including "My Favorite Mistake," "There Goes the Neighborhood," "If It Makes You Happy" and "Home," which she dedicated to anyone from Missouri.

The jubilant "Out of Our Heads" got the crowd moving like nothing else. The party continued with "Soak Up the Sun" and "Everyday is a Winding Road."

"All I Wanna Do" kept the encore flowing right into a version of Chuck Berry's "Back in the USA," which featured the return of Costello and an audience all too happy to clap along to the classic tune.

A take on Led Zeppelin's high-powered "Rock and Roll" closed out the nearly two-hour evening with Crow rocking out hard.

Crow kept the concert local throughout, mentioning that she had to drag her band out of Lumière Place, and asked if she was still allowed to refer to Budweiser as Budweiser after its sale last year.

She also mentioned the Cardinals, the All-Star Game, the Mississippi River and the Arch, the structure that forced Crow to realize she was claustrophobic.

The concert was part of the prelude to Tuesday's All-Star Game at Busch Stadium.

The concert streamed live on, where fans could donate to Stand Up to Cancer. MLB donated $1 million to the organization, which cancer survivor Crow supports. She briefly addressed her own battle with breast cancer while promoting Stand Up to Cancer.

Crow was scheduled to perform at the Fox Theatre last year, and after that show was canceled, she pledged to make it up to St. Louis.

Consider her debt paid, and then some. And for a free concert, it couldn't be beat.

(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)


Source: St. Louis Post Dispatch


A Change Would Do You Good
Love Is Free
Leaving Las Vegas
Strong Enough
Can't Cry Anymore
First Cut is the Deepest (w/ Elvis Costello)
Pump It Up (w/ Elvis Costello)
Hard To Make A Stand (w/ Elvis Costello)
Peace, Love & Understanding (w/ Elvis Costello )
My Favorite Mistake
There Goes The Neighborhood
If It Makes You Happy
Out of Our Heads
Soak Up The Sun
Everyday Is A Winding Road

1st Encore:

All I Wanna Do
Back in the U.S.A. (w/ Elvis  Costello)

2nd Encore:

Rock & Roll

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Crow rocks St. Louis for cancer awareness
Rocker, Costello kick off All-Strar festivities for charity

By Mark Newman /

07/12/09 12:59 AM ET

ST. LOUIS -- On a midsummer night under a grand and glowing Arch, Sheryl Crow came out with Elvis Costello for an unexpected second encore and a trembling sea of baseball fans went wild. Among them leaning against the stage right in front was local resident Diane Huddleston, holding up a large sign.

It read:


"I was proud to be here as a survivor," said Huddleston, wearing a cap and a smile that rivaled Crow's. Huddleston was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 1982, then she was diagnosed with cancers in 1996, 2003 and 2008. She was smiling here and now because if it makes you happy, it can't be that bad.

"I just think it's so great that Sheryl did this," she added.

The music kept playing on this night at the All-Star Charity Concert presented by Pepsi, finishing with the bang of a fireworks show over the mighty Mississippi, right here on the banks where a rock star cut her teeth at a local bar a couple of decades back. The afterparty's sure to be a wingding, because this leads right into Taco Bell All-Star Sunday events and then the State Farm Home Run Derby and then the 80th All-Star Game at nearby Busch Stadium.

Crow, a three-year cancer survivor, was here for Major League Baseball to spread the word in support of Stand Up To Cancer, at one point prompting the entire hillside crowd to send a text message in unison.

"How many of you have had some association with cancer? Maybe your family or someone you know," Crow asked the crowd right after her band played the fitting "Home," one of Crow's numerous hits. "I remember [Richard] Nixon saying, 'We're gonna end cancer.' Well, here we are 30 years later.

"I want you all to take your cell phones out and text STAND to 40202. I know you have cell phones. You've been taking pictures of me. I've seen you. Take them out and text to 40202. You can help to end cancer in my lifetime. And yours."

There was a time when people pulled out lighters and held them up at rock concerts. Here, they pulled out BlackBerries and iPhones and other devices per request and many of them all texted at the same time -- and in so doing helped support an organization to which MLB just gave another $1 million.

"Thank you for doing that," Crow told them.

"It's really amazing," she had said a day earlier. "I don't know of a national sport that has embraced a cause like this and has raised so much money and made it such a high-profile issue. I don't need to reiterate the fact that that everyone has a relationship with cancer. Whether it's an individual-personal relationship -- whether it's with family or friends -- we've all been touched by cancer. So it's just an incredible blessing to see, because I have such a personal relationship with cancer, a sport embrace Stand Up To Cancer and make it such a massively-wide issue."

They were all here relating together on this night, people who love baseball, people who love rock music, people who want to end cancer in our lifetimes.

You know All-Star Week is officially in full force when you hear the thunderous jams. Last year this tradition began with Bon Jovi in Central Park.

"This has become a staple of All-Star Week and more important it's consistent with the Commissioner's theme of social commitment and with this All-Star Game theme of 'Going Beyond,'" said MLB President and chief operating officer Bob DuPuy, in front of the stage before Tim Brosnan, MLB's EVP for Business, introduced her to the masses. "It's going to help Stand Up To Cancer and we couldn't be happier that to do that with Sheryl Crow and Elvis Costello."

It was clearly a highlight for Crow on this night that Costello could come out and jam with the band. You could see it in the way she lit up strumming guitars alongside him through four songs early in the concert, and then the final two together. He came onstage the first time, wearing his trademark black shades and suit and cap, to the tune of "First Cut Is The Deepest." Then they played "Pump It Up," "Hard To Make A Stand," and "Peace Love And Understanding."

It was powerful stuff. Right before Costello came out, Crow was finishing up "Can't Cry Anymore." At the end, she wailed a series of familiar, high-pitched "hoo-hoo" squeaktones into the microphone, and the tribute was unmistakable as she did it again and again and again.

"That's for you, Michael," she said, referring to Michael Jackson.

"I can't cry anymore."

Crow related to the crowd frequently with references to the Cardinals and baseball. She had said the day before that her favorite player was Bob Gibson.

When she introduced the members of the band, she got to guitarist Tim Smith and told everyone that he is "an Atlanta Braves fan." Naturally the booing ensued.

"Tim, can you tell us who's in the All-Star Game from your team?" she asked him.

"We only have one player," he replied. "Brian McCann is the backup catcher." Then he told the crowd, "You've got the starting catcher."

At that point the boos were replaced by applause, as the crowd reacted to the fans' selection of Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina to start for the National League.

Crow wasn't done with that topic.

"Can we just celebrate Brian McCann for a minute to make Tim happy?" she asked the audience?

It probably was the loudest ovation McCann will get on this All-Star Week -- unless he should, say, hit a walk-off home run to give the NL its first All-Star victory since 1996.

Crow also acknowledge the most popular person in St. Louis.

"I'm dedicating this one to Albert Pujols," she said.

That was for the fourth song of the night, and this is what she sang:

Are you strong enough to be my man?

It was a night of utter joy by the Mighty Mississippi, where Crow learned to water ski, where she learned to fear the rolling river, and where she fell in love with it.

That was a long time ago. Today, she is taking a stand. So many others were here as well.

Right in the front rows during this concert were two women who took such a stand, they delivered an organization that made many people truly believe that you can get your arms around a heinous disease and truly marshal the human power to end it for good.

Rusty Robertson and Kathleen Lobb are the co-founders of Stand Up To Cancer.

"The word is 'grateful,'" Robertson said. "Because our year anniversary was last May, and I have to tell you, to have MLB's support in making such a big difference in cancer research is a gift from God. I feel it was meant to be, this entire relationship. A day doesn't go by that I'm not grateful to the Commissioner, to Bob DuPuy, to all of them. It's been interesting. This new tagline, 'Beyond Baseball' -- I think our missions merged right at the perfect storm. And we were fortunate to have them as our partners.

"I think we still have a lot of work to do, because people are bombarded with so many people asking them to do things. The mandate is collaboration. We're not accustomed to hearing people say, 'Just give.' We have a very wonderful funding model we're very proud of, but we want to just make cancer research an issue in this country. One person a minute dies, 1,500 a day.

"We want to create a movement, a populist movement, from the ground up. A groundswell -- to where we can engage the public, then we owe them something. We owe them to go back to them like we did nine months after our show to tell them where there money is going. And that's what I'm most proud about our organization.

"I don't think the public is accustomed to that, unfortunately. I think it's not because it was purposeful, it's just something we wanted to do, and it became an important opportunity."

Lobb said this concert, this awareness, just made a great difference. Among those who will benefit from the corporate and public contributions are "investigators" -- "people who are young scientists who normally would never get funded." Stand Up To Cancer is taking a unique approach, and it impressed MLB with how transparent it is, showing where everything goes.

One day, hopefully, the results will be felt.

Diane Huddleston would like to see that day.

Because a change would do you good.

"Oh, they're doing another encore," Huddleston said.

Sheryl Crow's band and Elvis Costello lit up the night a little longer.

Then came the fireworks. It was a blast. The 2009 Pepsi All-Star Challenge Auction is also a key part of the charitable events and activities leading up to the All-Star Game. Bidding is under way at Auction on more than 70 amazing items including: Derek Jeter autographed bat; Joe Mauer autographed jersey; Johnny Bench autographed baseball; trip for two to Cincinnati and meet/greet with Brandon Phillips; trip for four to Citi Field and batting practice opportunity; and a trip for four to Yankee Stadium and tour of Monument Park.

Mark Newman is enterprise editor of This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.



Venerdi' 10 Luglio 2009 / Friday July 10, 2009



Source: MLBTV



Source: KSDK





By Kevin C. Johnson
Source: The Blender,

Sheryl Crow says she has a special tribute planned at the MLB All-Star Charity Concert Saturday night at the Gateway Arch (benefiting Stand Up to Cancer), though it’s not for who you might think.

Crow, a former Michael Jackson back-up singer, met with St. Louis press — again — on Friday to hype up Saturday’s big show with Elvis Costello. She started off talking about Thursday’s big announcement.

We learned Thursday Kennett, Mo., native Crow, in addition to headlining the concert, will perform the U.S. National Anthem as part of the special pre-game ceremony to the 2009 MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday at Busch Stadium.

“Only this week did Mary J. (Blige) drop out of doing the National Anthem, so I’m becoming the All-Star house band singer for the National Anthem,” she said.

Here are excerpts from the interview, conducted with myself, Alive magazine, and KMOX radio (Costello was said to not be available for interview, or even in town yet, though a reporter spotted him in the hotel elevator).

Q. Do you ever get nervous singing the National Anthem?

A. Yes. It’s the hardest song to sing, absolutely. Thank God in the last few years we’ve been using the ear bud monitors. I sang at the World Series five or ten years ago, Yankee Stadium, Mets and Yankees, and you would hear your voice come back to you in the stadium, and it’s really distracting. As you’re singing, the phase you just sang comes back to you. And of course me I’m already judging, ‘Oh my God I didn’t sing that very well,’ and it’s on to the next line.

Q. Why is the National Anthem one of the hardest songs to sing?

A. Really confusing lyrics. It’s a beautiful song but it’s a very difficult song because the words can be interchanging and confusing. As your nerves build up your mind plays tricks on you. Almost everyone I’ve spoken with who has sung it says it’s a really hard song to get through. You feel like you just sang the wrong line as you’re singing the next line.

Q. Can you give us a preview of your playlist for the concert?

A. We’re going to do a lot of songs people know. We haven’t played St. Louis in a while so it’s going to be a little bit of a homecoming. And as everyone knows Elvis Costello is going to come sit in with us and we’re going to do some songs of his that everyone will know and I of course love.

And we’re going to do one surprise song that I think everyone will get a kick out of because it’s by a St. Louis native, an East St. Louis native, if that gives it away.

Q. How have rehearsals with Costello been going, or have you even started rehearsing yet?

A. We haven’t rehearsed yet (laughs). But I can guarantee you they’re going to be great. I’m a huge fan and we’ve been emailing a lot back and forth and we do cross paths a lot and I know his wife and I think it’s going to be a blast. My band, we’re all like little kids. We’re so excited that we get to share the stage with one of the architects of power pop music and those incredible melodies and intellectual lyrics. We feel like we’re going to get an old-fashioned schooling.

Q. Who’s idea was it that Elvis Costello should be your special guest?

A. A lot of brains went into this and it just worked out beautifully.

Q. Who is your all-time favorite Cardinal, past or present?

A. (Bob) Gibson probably? But lemme tell you I was never a cheerleader but I wanted to know how to do a backflip because Ozzie Smith every time there was a major play or a homerun you’d see him run across the field and do a backflip. That may not be a big deal to people, but for a kid watching your home state play baseball that was good. I love Ozzie.

Q. What do you think about MLB dedicating all these events to raise funds and awareness for charity?

A. It’s really amazing. I don’t know of a national sport that’s ever embraced a cause like this and made it such a high profile issue. Of course I don’t have to reiterate the fact that everyone has a relationship with cancer…It’s an incredible blessing to see, at least for me because I have such a personal relationship, a sport embrace Stand Up to Cancer and make it an impressively wide issue.

And to advertise it during the game which everyone watches is a great way to get people involved.

Q. Do you think there are a lot of women who are still thinking it couldn’t happen to them?

A. Absolutely. Two or three years ago I had the dubious honor of becoming a spokesperson for breast cancer. While the experience wouldn’t be one I would’ve chosen I do feel like it’s a grand opportunity for me since I have a wide female base. I get the opportunity to talk to women in their late 20s all the way up to my age and older about being diligent about knowing your family history, doing self-examinations and being diligent about getting mammograms.

Q. Where were you when you found out about Michael Jackson?

A. I was actually in the studio in Los Angeles. When I first heard it it wasn’t confirmed. There were a lot of Internet rumors. I had this funny feeling he was staging it, that he didn’t really want to do those concerts. That’s a lot of pressure for somebody to come back as frail as I think he was at the time.

When they said he passed I had this really sick feeling in my stomach. A thought occurred to me. He was so special. I always wondered would he be someone we’d get to watch grow into an old man. And I could never calculate what that would be like, and I always had a feeling we wouldn’t see that.



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NEW YORK (AP) — Pop star Sheryl Crow will sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" before Tuesday night's All-Star game in St. Louis.

The nine-time Grammy winner is to perform at an All-Star charity concert this weekend with Elvis Costello, with Major League Baseball donating $1 million to Stand Up To Cancer.

Country star Sara Evans, like Crow a Missouri native, is to sing "God Bless America" during the seventh-inning stretch, the commissioner's office said Thursday.

President Barack Obama is scheduled to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

"American Idol" winner David Cook will perform two songs before the Home Run Derby on Monday. Nikko Smith, a 2005 "American Idol" finalist and son of Cardinals Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith, will sing the national anthem.

R&B's Ginuwine will perform the anthem before Sunday's Futures game.

Source: Associated Press


Mercoledi' 8 Luglio 2009 / Wednesday July 8, 2009


From: TN Baptist Children's Homes weblog

A New Friend

Kelly Putty is a familiar face to the girls from our Brentwood Campus.  She’s been leading a bible study for them for the past three years.  This past week Kelly brought her friend Sheryl Crow to meet the girls and share part of her story.  “She has an amazing heart and really connected with them,” says Kelly.  I know the girls were thrilled to meet her.  We are so thankful for people like Kelly, and Sheryl, who donate their time to help make a difference in the life of a child.

Photo: TBCH





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God Bless Michael
Posted by on 7/7/2009
Hi everyone.

I've been thinking about my time with Michael Jackson a lot lately. It is hard for me to put into words how important that time was. How life-changing. How very defining a time it was for me and what a turning point it would become. I will never be able to look back on the career I have had and not be grateful to Michael Jackson for giving me my first shot.

From the BAD Tour came my most important relationship in my career and certainly the best friend I could ever have. Scooter, my manager for nearly 2 decades, worked as the liaison between Michael and the sponsor, Pepsi. He was the one person who expressed his belief in my talent and invested in me from that time forward.

But, the most major impact working with Michael, or Mike, as we all called him, was Michael himself. I cannot begin to express the magnitude of the talent embodied in this individual. When Mike would come into the room, the molecules would change. He was seemingly not of this world and in one of the few conversations I had with him, I believe he felt he was not of this world. Or, if he was of this world, he could not quite figure out how to fit into it without having the impact that he had.

My fondest memories are not of the faux passion we shared during the duet, "I just Can't Stop Loving You" or the flirting during "The Way You Make Me Feel," but the moments I stole watching him perform "Human Nature" from offstage, doubling him on the high notes. His delivery of that song, his gravity-defying moves, were beyond regular. His talent were truly art. And, surreal, in the truest sense of the word. I can call up the amazement as if it was yesterday.

Other moments, like singing harmonies of "Rock With You," "You Are My Lovely One," "Startin' Something," almost gave him the appearance of being normal. But, he was anything but normal. And, while I got to stand close enough to get a glimpse into what was not so normal about this singing/dancing/iconic sensation, nothing any of us ever think we knew about this person should ever overshadow what made him special and what drew us all in from the moment he came on the scene as a small boy.

I will not be at the memorial today for a number of reasons. I am in the middle of doing some tour dates that have me in the Midwest but more than that, the spectacle of it all has nothing to do with the gratitude that I feel this magnificently, unique talent graced this world for a moment in time. The hoopla cannot begin to compete with the memories I got to experience on an intimate level. Although Mike might love what is going on today in his honor, I, like so many other people who loved him, will continue to quietly rejoice in the knowingness that his soul is at peace.

God Bless Michael.

Martedi' 7 Luglio 2009 / Tuesday July 7, 2009





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From: A VIP Seat to History: Photographer David Hume Kennerly, The Huffington Post, July 6, 2009

Excerpt from interview with David Hume Kennerly:

3. Let's talk a little bit about the days leading up to the inauguration. You covered the concert at the Lincoln Memorial with everyone from Bruce Springsteen to Pete Seeger and U2. What was that like?

I'm not a big concert go-er, but I've seen some good ones in my time and this was one of the best. I was backstage and getting pictures of people like Sheryl Crow where she pulled back her shirt and had the Obama t-shirt underneath it.

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Lunedi' 6 Luglio 2009 / Monday July 6, 2009




Domenica 5 Luglio 2009 / Sunday July 5, 2009


by KYW's Pat Loeb

The city's Fourth of July celebration ended with a bang on Saturday night with a 20-minute fireworks display over the Art Museum. The fireworks followed a free concert on the Parkway. Thousands came out for the event.

The crowd was treated to a concert by Philadelphia's own The Roots and pop singer Sheryl Crow who won over the crowd playing hit after hit. It was all capped by a nineteen minute fireworks display that had the crowd oohing and ahhing:

“They’re just beautiful. They’re just like nothing you've ever seen before. The crowd’s everything. It was beautiful, honestly beautiful. “

“It was crazy. It was really good. It was one heck of a show.”

 Many shared a sentiment expressed by Mayor Nutter over and over during the day there is no better place to be on the Fourth of July than Philadelphia.

Source: KYW 1060 Newsradio







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All I Wanna Do (short clip)




As you may know, I was able to score a front row seat to Sheryl Crow's concert at Wolf Trap last night. It was really great, okay, incredible! She is one amazing singer and guitar player. Her singing is effortless. Her band members were really, really good! She sang a variety of songs from her Detours CD and oldies, too. When she and her band came out for an encore, the intro to the very last song confused me...didn't sound like any Sheryl Crow song I had heard before. In fact, it sounded like Led Zeppelin! Sure enough, she closed her set with Zeppelin's "Rock and Roll!" They did an amazing job with it and of course everyone was out of their seats rocking along. Did I mention that my ears are still ringing?

One thing I didn't realize about Sheryl (we are on a first name basis, now), is how petite she is. I mean really tiny! When she came over to where I was sitting, I noticed that she was wearing under her jeans, shoes that had about 2 inch platform and spiked heels. Totally cute. Very petite.

While I was thrilled to have a ticket in the front, it wasn't nearly as fun as I thought it would be because I didn't have my sweetie there to share it with me (only one front row ticket was available). Note: concerts are not as fun when you go alone!

From: SunshineSally02 (Sheryl Crow Official Forum)

Ok, the best way to sum up the show would be AMAZING...she and the band sounded perfect and had a lot of energy. First things first--she came out at 9 on the DOT!! This was my first time at Wolf Trap...I loved the venue! Sound was great, all of the staff was easy going and you were not only allowed to bring in your own food/drinks/alcohol, but you can take all the pictures you want (this last fact I didn't know until I arrived, so sorry, no photos from me...) I was in the 8th or 9th row, but the staff let me change seats, so I was in the front by the end of the show, which was a nice plus. One thing I'm still not used to is the venues that everyone SITS!! Ugh!! I had had it by IIMYH and I just stood up...and I was actually cheered on by the people behind me, so I was good to stand for the rest of the show.

Sheryl seemed to be in a great mood- She even joked with the crowd a few times and included a cute tribute to Michael Jackson during one of the songs! Setlist was great...almost couldn't ask for better! She played a total of 19 songs last night, 3 of them being encores. I was able to get a setlist (*awaiting a smart comment from SCOUT) which is good because as hard as I tried I couldn't remember all of the songs!! Here is the setlist:

1. Change
2. Love is Free
3. Shine Over Babylon
4. Leaving Las Vegas
5. Strong Enough
6. Picture
7. Can't Cry Anymore
8. Favorite Mistake
9. First Cut
10. Real Gone
11. Good is Good
12. Detours
13. If It Makes You Happy
14. Out of Our Heads
15. Soak Up the Sun
16. Winding Road
17. No One Said it Would Be Easy
18. All I Wanna Do
19. Rock and Roll

Lets see, in a quick recap...Can't Cry Anymore is the song she did the cute tribute to Michael...doing 3 'hee hee' at the end of the song where she gets higher...then put her hand up and said, that was for Michael. Right before Picture she said "and I'd like to bring out Kid Rock" this of course, had the crowd screaming and clapping...then she said "no really, I would...but he isn't here tonight" Lyrics flubbed a bit...but no one around me seemed to notice. I think it was during LLV that she was staring off at the great sunset in awe of how great god is or something similar and she "fucked up her own song". Show was GREAT, don't know how else to put it! Gotta say that out of all of the shows I've seen, this is definately now in my top 5!


Venerdi' 3 Luglio 2009 / Friday July 3, 2009


SHRM Annual conference and exposition


Ahaha, take note: that's the way to enjoy a concert!


Mercoledi' 1 Luglio 2009 / Wednesday July 1, 2009


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Morial Center
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Tuesday June 30


Photo credit: peterclayton


Elvis Costello has been added as the special guest during the 2009 Major League Baseball All-Star Charity Concert starring Sheryl Crow July 11 under the Gateway Arch.

When Missouri native Crow returned to St. Louis last week to announce her concert, she beamed at the mention of her mystery guest.

It’s not completely clear yet if Costello will open the concert or perform some songs with Crow during her set.

The free concert benefits Stand Up to Cancer. Pepsi is presenting the concert.

Source: Blender/

KSDK -- Another big act is joining the fanfare surrounding the All-Star Game.

Major League Baseball announced today that Elvis Costello will join Sheryl Crow as her special guest at the 2009 Major League Baseball All-Star Charity Concert July 11. The show will be under the Gateway Arch at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. The concert is free to fans.

"Having long cherished my Dad's catcher's mitt from his time with the Bidston Indians in the local, post-war, Merseyside amateur leagues, inspired by visiting USAAF baseball enthusiasts, I'm delighted to take part in this event," said Costello in a news release. "Having given up my chance to play sports for a life in music, I cannot think of anything better than sitting in with Sheryl and her band for a few surprise numbers and a rocking good time in St. Louis."

The concert will begin at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 11. Prior to the concert, the Cardinals-Cubs game will be aired live at the concert location for fans to view, beginning at 3:00 p.m. CT. All visitors will be screened at security checkpoints before entering.

Source: KSDK