NEWCASTLE, Northern Ireland - Some 400,000 Garth Brooks fans may still be licking their wounds over his aborted concerts in Ireland, which were originally scheduled for this past weekend. But Irish musician Van Morrison gave about 400 of his most devoted followers something worth writing home about Sunday with a rare small-venue show virtually in his own back yard.
CHICAGO - Back in the booming 1990s, when jazz musicians of varying levels of skill were being signed to major-label recording contracts, Kevin Mahogany was heavily promoted as one of the next great male vocalists. That he appeared in Robert Altman's 1996 film "Kansas City" as blues belter Big Joe Turner only heightened his fame.
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Aug. 3: Singer Tony Bennett is 88. Actor Martin Sheen is 74. Singer Beverly Lee of The Shirelles is 73. Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart is 73. Bassist B.B. Dickerson of War is 65. Movie director John Landis is 64. Actress JoMarie Payton ("Family Matters") is 64. Actor Jay North ("Dennis the Menace") is 63. Guitarist Randy Scruggs is 61. Actor John C. McGinley ("Scrubs") is 55. Bassist Lee Rocker (Stray Cats) is 53. Actress Lisa Ann Walter ("Bruce Almighty") is 53. Singer-guitarist James Hetfield of Metallica is 51. Singer Ed Roland of Collective Soul is 51. Actor Isaiah Washington is 51. Keyboardist Dean Sams of Lonestar is 48. Guitarist Stephen Carpenter of Deftones is 44. Musician Spinderella of Salt-N-Pepa is 43. Actress Brigid Brannagh ("Army Wives") is 42. Actor Michael Ealy is 41. Violinist Jimmy De Martini of Zac Brown Band is 38. Actress Evangeline Lilly ("Lost") is 35. Singer Holly Arnstein of Dream is 29. Bassist Brent Kutzle of OneRepublic is 29.