NEWS MARCH 2009

 

Sabato 28 Marzo 2009 / Saturday March 28, 2009

[NEWS] COMMON GROUND MUSIC FESTIVAL: CONCERT RESCHEDULED

Sheryl Crow's performance at this summer's Common Ground Music Festival has been rescheduled to July 9.

The singer originally was scheduled to perform July 7.

The 10th annual festival runs July 6-12 in Adado Riverfront Park.

Single-day general admission tickets for Crow's performance go on sale Friday for $26, increasing to $32 beginning July 1.

The Common Card, a general admission seven-day pass for the festival, can be purchased for $85 in advance and $95 beginning July 1.

To purchase tickets, go to www.commongroundfest.com

 


[NEWS] SHAWNEE MISSION EAST STUDENTS RECORD WITH SHERYL CROW ON NASHVILLE

By JENNIFER BHARGAVA
The Kansas City Star

Sheryl Crow is a fan of Shawnee Mission East.

The Grammy Award-winning singer recently spent two hours this month recording songs with the high school’s musical group, the Choraliers, in Nashville, Tenn.

“I loved working with the Choraliers (and) in fact, I probably got as much, if not more, out of it than they did,” Crow said in an e-mail. “I loved my experiences in choirs when I was growing up and to see and hear these kids putting their heart and souls into their performances brought back wonderful memories for me. They are an outstanding bunch of kids with an immense amount of talent.”

Crow was introduced to the Shawnee Mission East singing group by her close friend Shelle Jensen of Leawood. The two roomed together when they were sorority sisters at the University of Missouri in the early 1980s and they have stayed in touch.

Jensen, now a mother of four, thought the recording session would be a fun, educational experience for the 100-plus kids during their trip to the country music capital.

Crow, who owns a home in Nashville, readily agreed to meet with the kids at Ocean Way Recording Studio at Belmont University.

Wide teenage eyes gaped at the rock star the moment she entered the room.

But after a few minutes of watching her chat and flash cheerful smiles, the students saw the woman behind the glamour.

“I wanted the kids to recognize that Sheryl is not only a successful musician, but she’s a great person as well,” said Jensen, whose son Stewart is in the Choraliers. “I wanted them to learn that they can follow their dreams, their passions, just like she did.”

When Crow, a former elementary school music teacher, talked about her life, the kids hung on every word.

“I loved the advice she gave us — it was real eye-opening to have it come from someone who has made it in the music business,” said Legna Cedillo, a senior from Overland Park. “She told us how to put our foot in the door for a music career. But she also warned us that it takes a lot of hard work and requires sacrifice.”

After a question and answer session, the Missouri native picked up her guitar and performed “My Favorite Mistake” for the kids.

They joined her in the background for “Soak Up the Sun” and “Everyday is a Winding Road.”

Their choir director, Ken Foley, is making CD copies of the recordings for each student. He was pleased with the students’ behavior toward the famous musician. The students didn’t gush all over her, he said, and they treated her with respect.

When the session ended, the kids were disappointed to see Crow leave but they were excited to hold a memory of her they will never forget.

Their hobnobbing with celebrities didn’t end there, however.

Later that week, Carrie Underwood gave the Choraliers a shout-out during a concert at the Grand Ole Opry.

Underwood was one of several country music artists who performed at the legendary venue that night. A mixture of old and new country musicians exposed the students to unique sounds.

“It was interesting to learn about the different types of country music, because I don’t really listen to it that much,” Cedillo said. “I was surprised by how most of it is not really pop-oriented — there was a lot of bluegrass mixed in with banjos and mandolins.”

The students also did their own performances in Nashville. They gave mini-concerts at an inner-city high school and a suburban high school.

They hope their success as a choir inspires other schools to advance their music programs.

The trip has already improved relations between the students and Foley, their new choir director. Foley joined the Shawnee Mission East staff in the fall.

“This trip really let us get to know him (Foley) a lot better,” said Katie Bartow, a senior from Prairie Village. “We got to make a history with him, which was important. And I think it helped strengthen our bond with each other too. It now feels more like a family.”

Foley couldn’t agree more. He was thrilled to get to know the students outside classroom walls and outside the stress of academia.

And to share an unforgettable trip with them makes him even more proud to be their choir director.

“I really think I have the best job in the city,” Foley said with a smile. “All year, I have been so impressed with the students’ dedication to choir, which was evident during our trip. These kids focused on what they could do as a group together, not just what benefited each of them personally."

Source: Kansas City Star (www.kansascity.com)

 


[CHARTS] "DETOURS" TRIPLE-A NATIONAL AIRPLAY PANEL - CHART HISTORY

Issue Date Position
November 21, 2008 30 (debut)
November 28 27
December 5 26
December 12 25
December 19 19
December 26 18
January 2, 2009 18
January 23 19
January 30 16
February 6 14
February 13 14
February 20 13
February 27 15
March 6 14
March 13 16
March 20 18
March 27 20

 


Mercoledi' 25 Marzo 2009 / Wednesday March 25, 2009

[NEWS] FIRST OF THE WEST COAST SHOWS ANNOUNCED (AND IOWA)

Actual on sale dates have yet to be confirmed but we can tell you that Sheryl will be playing here:

Jul 18th  : Harrah's,     Council Bluffs, IA  (near Omaha, NE)
Aug 31st:  Wente Vineyards, Livermore, CA
Sep 1st   : Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, Santa Rosa, CA

Note this news is so fresh that the appropriate websites for the above venues have yet to update with the info. Keep checking back for additional information.

Source: SC Interscope News

 


 

Martedi' 24 Marzo 2009 / Friday March 24, 2009

[NEWS] PRESS RELEASE: SHERYL BOOKED FOR COMMON GROUND

Staff report • March 24, 2009 • From LSJ.com

Sheryl Crow and Huey Lewis and The News will perform the first two nights of the 10th annual Common Ground Festival this summer, according to the festival’s director.

Huey Lewis and The News will take the stage July 6, with Crow following July 7. The festival runs July 6-12 in Adado Riverfront Park.

Crow, the nine-time Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter has recorded such hits as “All I Wanna Do,” “If It Makes You Happy,” “Everyday Is A Winding Road,” “My Favorite Mistake,” “Soak Up The Sun,” “Steve McQueen,” and a cover of Cat Stevens' “The First Cut Is The Deepest.”

Huey Lewis and The News has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide and written and performed such hits as: “Stuck With You”, “If This Is It”, “Heart of Rock & Roll”, “Hip To Be Square” and “Workin’ For A Livin’.” The group also wrote and performed “The Power of Love” and “Back in Time” for the film “Back to the Future.” The group continues to tour doing approximately 60-70 shows a year.

The Common Card, a general admission seven-day pass for Common Ground Music Festival, is on sale now. The pass can be purchased for $85 in advance and $95 beginning July 1, while supplies last.

Single-day general admission tickets will go on sale Friday. Individual, single-day general admission tickets for Monday, July 6 and Tuesday, July 7 are $26 per day in advance, increasing to $32 beginning July 1.

Children age 10 and under are admitted free when accompanied by a ticketed adult.

All Common Ground Music Festival tickets are limited and available at :Star Tickets outlets, the Common Ground office in the Lansing City Market at 333 N. Cedar St., Monday through Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., online at www.commongroundfest.com or by phone: (800) 585-3737.

Source: LSJ.com

 


[NEWS] COTTON PRODUCERS OF MISSOURI: 28TH ANNUAL MEETING


Fashion Show coordinators, Peggy Cannon, left, and Becky Harris, right,
with Grammy-award winning artist and Kennett Native Sheryl Crow after
the fashion show.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Deanna Coronado

The Cotton Producers of Missouri met on Saturday to celebrate cotton production and conduct business during its 28th Annual meeting held at the American Legion Building in Kennett.

Part of the celebration included a unique fashion show featuring cotton garments worn by various girls of Dunklin County in nearly every age category from preschool through high school.

Peggy Cannon and Becky Harris of the "Cotton Ladies," a group of Dunklin County women vested in agriculture, coordinated the event which had an "Elvis" theme.

Kennett youth Hunter Sutton, son of Holly Maddox and Jarrad Sutton, performed on-stage as the 'Blue Sued Shoes' singer himself, as the models showed off the latest trends in cotton clothing.

Grammy-award winning singer and Kennett Native, Sheryl Crow, and her toddler son, Wyatt, also made a low-key appearance, flanking the catwalk among family and friends.

Prior to the fashion show, members and guests heard from President Jeff Hux who thanked everyone for their ongoing support for the organization, which has a deep rooted history in the community.

Six area cotton producers and ginners are generally recognized as being the "founding fathers" of the organization. Those individuals include the late H.W. "Pete" Droke and George Paul Harris, David Harris, Max Ray Moore, Cyril Owen, and Charles Parker. Droke, of Hornersville, was elected as the first president of the fledgling organization.

The organization had its beginning as a discussion in the back room of a cotton gin. That discussion gave birth to an organization that within just a few years of its inception became a viable, influential organization that has commanded respect from its peers.

At the time, there was general recognition of the need for an organization that was geared to the interests of the cotton industry in the Bootheel. Discussions concerning the formation of such an organization began in 1980, and came to fruition in early 1981 when the Cotton Producers of Missouri was officially organized. Later, Northeast Arkansas cotton producers were invited to participate in the organization.

From this rather modest beginning, the Cotton Producers of Missouri has grown to include a membership of more than 300 cotton producers, gin operators, agricultural supply, agricultural chemical and seed dealers and others connected with the production, marketing and related fields in the cotton industry.

Organizing the Cotton Producers of Missouri was no easy task, according to the founding fathers.

The founders spent many long hours of one-on-one discussion with their fellow farmers, as well as holding educational meetings throughout the Missouri Bootheel to explain the need for, and garnering support, for an organization for those in the cotton industry.

Charles Kruse, of Dexter, a Stoddard County farmer, and now president of the Missouri Farm Bureau, had a role in founding the CPM.

At the time, Kruse represented an agricultural chemical company, BASF. He was asked if his firm would help sponsor some of the meetings with farmers, which would include a meal. Kruse was agreeable, in fact, he volunteered to pick up the tab for all such meetings.

As a result of this public relations blitz, the Cotton Producers of Missouri formally organized in January 1981.

It now not only commands the attention and respect of state and federal lawmakers and other officials, but other industry organizations such as the National Cotton Council, Cotton Board and Cotton Inc. Many of its members have served and continue to serve on boards and committees of national and regional cotton industry boards.

The Cotton Producers of Missouri is a certified producer organization. This means that it is approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. As such, it is able to make nominations of individuals to national cotton trade organizations,

Source: Daily Dunklin Democrat (www.dddnews.com)

 

Giovedi' 19 Marzo 2009 / Thursday March 19, 2009

[CHARTS] "DETOURS" TRIPLE-A NATIONAL AIRPLAY PANEL - CHART HISTORY

Issue Date Position
November 21, 2008 30 (debut)
November 28 27
December 5 26
December 12 25
December 19 19
December 26 18
January 2, 2009 18
January 23 19
January 30 16
February 6 14
February 13 14
February 20 13
February 27 15
March 6 14
March 13 16
March 20 18

[PICS] SHERYL AND MAE JEMISON VISIT WOODROW WILSON HIGH SCHOOL (11 PHOTOS)

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Photo Credits: Wenn

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Sheryl speaks to students at Woodrow Wilson High School on March 19, 2009 in Washington, DC. The visit was part of an effort by First Lady Michelle Obama to bring successful women to area schools to talk about achieving their dreams. (Photos by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

WOMAN'S HISTORY MONTH WITH MICHELLE OBAMA

First lady Michelle Obama, second from the right, welcomes guests to the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, March 19, 2009, as she hosted a series of events in celebration of Women's History Month. From left are, choreographer Debbie Alllen, actress Tracee Ellis Ross, actress Phylicia Rashad, Google Vice-President Marissa Mayer, White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers, Mrs. Obama, and Sheryl. Twenty-one women at the top of their fields will join the first lady in visiting local schools and speaking with students about their career goals.

First lady Michelle Obama holds Sheryl as she greets with women leaders in the Diplomatic Room of the White House, prior to her visit to Anacostia High School, March 19, 2009 in Washington, DC. The first lady met with women at the top of their fields before dispatching them to speak to students at local schools on dreams achieving and career goals to mark the Women's History Month. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

 

 


[NEWS] SHERYL TO VISIT DC SCHOOLS WITH MICHELLE OBAMA

By DeNeen L. Brown

In another star-packed, White House-coordinated event, first lady Michelle Obama and a line-up of A-list stars -- including Alicia Keyes, Sheryl Crow, Debbie Allen and Alfre Woodard -- plan to fan out to Washington-area schools on Thursday, where they will speak with students about setting career goals and reaching their dreams.

The events are part of the first lady's celebration of Women's History Month.

Obama will go to Anacostia High School in Southeast Washington for "a roundtable discussion with students," while bevy of actresses, musicians and military women stop by schools in other parts of D.C., Montgomery County and Virginia.

Singer Alicia Keyes will speak at Dunbar high school along with Gen. Ann Dunwoody, who broke the "brass ceiling," as the first woman ever to attain the rank of four-star general in the U.S. military.

Singer Sheryl Crow and Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman to travel into space, will speak at Woodrow Wilson high school in D.C.

Famed choreographer Debbie Allen will go to Bell Multicultural High School in the District where she and Maggie Daley, the wife of Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, will speak with students. WNBA Star Lisa Leslie Lockwood and cosmetics company founder Bobbi Brown will go to Coolidge high school in D.C.

Olympic gymnast Dominique Dawes and actress Phylicia Rashad will go to Holy Cross, an all-girls school in Maryland. Debra Lee and Marissa Mayer will go to Washington Math and Science Tech high school in D.C.

Billionaire Obama fundraiser Penny Pritzker and actress Kerry Washington, best known for her role as wife of Ray Charles in the film, "Ray," will be at Bethesda-Chevy Chase high school in Maryland.

Oscar nominated-actress Alfre Woodard and Nancy Brinker, who was ambassador to Hungary, will attend Albert Einstein high school in Maryland. Opera star Denyce Graves, actress Fran Drescher and Sarah Jones will go to Mount Vernon High School in Virginia. And Karyn Kerr Pettigrew, Tracee Ellis Ross will go to Washington-Lee High School in Arlington.

"These events are an extension of the Obama administration's commitment to engage with the D.C. community and open the White House for arts, culture and educational purposes," the first lady's office said.

The celebrities plan to return for an evening dinner at the White House, to which more students from other D.C. area schools have been invited.

Source: The Washington Post (march 18, 2009)

 


[PICS/REVIEWS] BEACON THEATER, MARCH 17


From Gritz, digital southern magazine (www.swampland.com)

[...] Set two kicked off with the introduction of Sheryl Crow, who sounded great on Takes a Lot to Laugh, a Train to Cry,” and then joined the Brothers on their classic “Midnight Rider.” Sheryl closed out her set with “Can’t Find My Way Home,” sounding just great. [...]

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From: www.opticality.com

They played for 75 minutes in total, and then took a 30 minute intermission. When they returned, there was another special guest on stage, Sheryl Crow! She sang three numbers, and played guitar on the last one. She has a fantastic voice, and it worked well with ABB.


From Hidden Track (www.glidemagazine.com)

[...] As the band returned for the second set, they were joined by Sheryl Crow and Mitchell for a cover of Dylan’s Takes A Lot to Laugh, a Train to Cry before Mitchell exited allowing Crow to belt out Midnight Rider along with Gregg Allman and Warren Haynes. Crow also did a nice job delivering vocals for the first-ever Allman’s cover of Blind Faith’s Can’t Find My Way Home. [...]


Pics by Janet (thanks!)

 

Mercoledi' 18 Marzo 2009 / Wednesday March 18, 2009

[SET LIST] BEACON THEATER, MARCH 17

1. Don't Want You No More
2. It's Not My Cross To Bear
3. Trouble No More
4. Rocking Horse
5. Soulshine
6. You Don't Love Me
7. New Instrumental
8. Please Be With Me
with Tommy Talton & Scott Boyer, guitar & vocals; Brian Mitchell, piano
9. All My Friends
with Tommy Talton & Scott Boyer, guitar & vocals; Brian Mitchell, piano
10. Got Song
with Tommy Talton & Scott Boyer, guitar & vocals; Brian Mitchell, piano
Set II
11. It Takes A Lot To Laugh It Takes A Train To Cry
with Sheryl Crow, vocal; Brian Mitchell, piano
12. Midnight Rider
with Sheryl Crow, vocal
13. Can't Find My Way Home
with Sheryl Crow, guitar & vocal; Brian Mitchell, piano
14. Statesboro Blues
15. Ain't Wastin' Time No More
16. Hoochie Coochie Man
17. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
with Scott Boyer, guitar & vocals; Brian Mitchell, piano
18. Black Hearted Woman
Encore
19. One Way Out
with Tommy Talton, guitar; Brian Mitchell, B3; James van de Bogert, drums


[VIDEO- HD] SHERYL W/ ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - "CAN'T FIND MY WAY HOME"

Can't Find My Way Home
Beacon Theater
New York City, NY
March 17, 2009
Audience Recording
Taper: LazyLightning66

HD 1280x720
MP4 H.264
128 kbits stereo
100 mb

 


[PICS] MARCH 16 - SHERYL VISIT AGAS AND TAMAR NY STORE


click to enlarge

Source: Agas and Tamar (www.agasandtamar.com)

 

Sabato 14 Marzo 2009 / Saturday March 14, 2009

[CHARTS] "DETOURS" TRIPLE-A NATIONAL AIRPLAY PANEL - CHART HISTORY

Issue Date Position
November 21, 2008 30 (debut)
November 28 27
December 5 26
December 12 25
December 19 19
December 26 18
January 2, 2009 18
January 23 19
January 30 16
February 6 14
February 13 14
February 20 13
February 27 15
March 6 14
March 13 16

 


[NEWS] 30 ROCK IN NOO YAWK!

Sheryl was spotted on March 12 headed into the Silvercup Studios in Long Island CIty, New York. Here's some pics from Bauer Griffin.com.

Hint: Silvercup's Studio 1 is currently home to NBC’s 30 Rock ;-)

 


[NEWS] POSSIBLE GIG IN SANTA ROSA

According to Pressdemocrat.com (Santa Rosa, California):

It hasn't been announced yet, but it looks like Sheryl Crow will play the Wells Fargo Center in September.

Sounds like Levi Leipheimer's wife, Odessa Gunn, had something to do with luring her to Wine Country (they're still buds from Crow's old Lance Armstrong days).

Tickets should go on sale in April or May. Check back here for more info.


Mercoledi' 11 Marzo 2009 / Wednesday March 11, 2009

[NEWS] PRESS RELEASE: SHERYL CROW COMING TO WAIKIKI SHELL APRIL 25

Honolulu, Hawaii - Nine-time Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Sheryl Crow has scheduled a concert for April 25 at the Waikiki Shell, Tom Moffatt of Tom Moffatt Productions announced today.

Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Blaisdell Center box office and TicketMaster outlets. Call 1-800-745-300 or go to www.ticketmaster.com. General admission tickets are $35. Reserved tickets are $45, $55 and $65.

Crow is regarded as one of the top female artists of all time, with a blend of rock, country, pop, folk and mainstream sound. Among her hits are "All I Wanna Do," "Leaving Las Vegas," "The First Cut Is The Deepest," "Everyday is a Winding Road," "Strong Enough," "Favorite Mistake," "Soak Up The Sun," "If It Makes You Happy" and "Picture" (with Kid Rock).

Her Grammy-nominated album "Detours" was released in 2008 as her sixth studio album and debuted at No. 2 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart.

"Detours" is the most politically and personally outspoken record of her career, addressing the current state of the world from different perspectives as well as some of the personal challenges she's faced over the last few years.

"Detours" offers insight into Sheryl's life with songs that address political issues, past relationships, her life as a mother, and her battle against breast cancer.

Source: Honolulu Advertiser

 

Lunedi' 9 Marzo 2009 / Monday March 9, 2009

[MP3 - BOOTLEG] WRLT LIGHTNING 100 - LIVE/INTERVIEW, JULY 24, 2008

Intro
Love is Free
Interview
Motivation
Interview
Strong Enough

With David Hall
WRLT Lightning 100 Studios
Nashville, Tennessee (USA)
July 24, 2008
MP3 Stereo 160 kbit/s
Time: 21m 16s
Size: 24 mb

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[VIDEO] SHERYL CROW & SHAWNEE MISSION EAST CHORALIERS

 

Caption by annieohhhhyes (SMEC): Our choir recently got to go into the recording studio with Sheryl Crow in Nashville, TN. Before we got down to recording the two songs with her, she and (from left) Ryan, Jake, and Ross played her song "Love Is Free".

 

Sabato 7 Marzo 2009 / Saturday March 7, 2009

[SLIDE] ANOTHER REQUEST

 


[NEWS] THE F-BOMB AND JOHN MCCAIN - THE REPLY FROM SHERYL

From Sherylcrow.com

To My Fans.....

The recent report that I "....showed my hatred for John McCain..." onstage at the Global Green Benefit is absolutely false. 


I did not talk about Senator McCain onstage, nor do I hate Senator McCain or anyone else, for that matter.  In fact, I have an immense amount of respect for him. 

To further clarify, I'd like to affirm that I would never say "f**k anyone" on stage or offstage.  I feel the need to clarify this incident because I am tired of hearing this falsified story over and over. 

This kind of reporting is what I find most disconcerting about the press today notwithstanding the growing number of people who think that these kinds of lies are more interesting than the truth and therefore.....there's no harm done. 

I resent it terribly.


-Sheryl Crow

I'm glad to read this.

FYI: I didn't post the so-called report here because I had a problem with information sources involved in this story. I'm sorry, but gossip columns like Pop Tarts (Fox News) and Page Six (NY Post) are not exactly a bastion of reliability and accuracy (euphemism). They often report rumors, allegations with no supporting evidence. Anyway, ANI Asian News International seems to be one the primary sources. I confess i didn't know this press agency until last week. My only question is have they fabricated the whole thing, or have they just exploited something fabricated by "others"?

-Aleks

 

 

Giovedi' 5 Marzo 2009 / Thursday March 5, 2009

[CHARTS] "DETOURS" TRIPLE-A NATIONAL AIRPLAY PANEL - CHART HISTORY

Issue Date Position
November 21, 2008 30 (debut)
November 28 27
December 5 26
December 12 25
December 19 19
December 26 18
January 2, 2009 18
January 23 19
January 30 16
February 6 14
February 13 14
February 20 13
February 27 15
March 6 14