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Mar 28, 2013, 08:00 ET Legendary Singer-Songwriter Smokey Robinson Signs With Verve Music Group To Release First-Of-Its-Kind Duets Album In Fall Of 2013

 Legendary Motown icon and Grammy® award-winning songwriter, Smokey Robinson, has signed a record deal with Verve Music...


Jan 23, 2013, 19:33 ET Beloved Tenor Andrea Bocelli Set For National TV Appearances In Support Of New Album 'Passione'

 Internationally acclaimed tenor Andrea Bocelli is making several high profile TV appearances in support of his new studio album...


Sep 05, 2012, 09:00 ET Rod Stewart Debuts His First Ever Christmas Album, Merry Christmas, Baby Set For October 30th Release On Verve Music Group

 Grammy Award®-winning, two-time Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Rod Stewart, the newest world-class megastar to join the roster of...


Aug 21, 2012, 10:00 ET Singer-Songwriter Keith Harkin's Self-Titled Solo Debut CD Due September 18th, 2012 On Verve Records

 Verve recording artist Keith Harkin's self-titled solo debut is set for release on September 18th, 2012.  Anticipation for the album...


Aug 16, 2012, 18:05 ET Rufus Wainwright Profile On CBS Sunday Morning On August 19th

Coming off of national appearances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Conan, and The Late Show With David Letterman, Rufus Wainwright will be featured on...


Sep 16, 2009, 09:12 ET Film/TV & Recording Artist Katharine McPhee Signs to Legendary Verve Records

Recording artist and actress Katharine McPhee is preparing to release her second album - Unbroken - on Verve Records, home to some of the...


Oct 29, 2007, 01:00 ET The Verve Music Group Launches New Web Site

NEW YORK, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The Verve Music Group has announced its newly-launched web site, updated to include more interactivity,...


Jan 20, 2004, 00:00 ET Verve Records to Release NEA Jazz Masters Compilation CD

NEW YORK, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, January 13, 2004, Verve Records released a special compilation album entitled NEA Jazz Masters....


Jan 20, 2004, 00:00 ET Diana Krall Returns for Fifth Gala Fundraiser for VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation With Special Guests Elton John and Elvis Costello

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce that Grammy award winning...


Jul 24, 2003, 01:00 ET Bernie Williams Delivers a Real Smash Hit

NEW YORK, July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- NY Yankees superstar Bernie Williams has hit a home run with his impressive GRP release, "The Journey Within."...


Jun 11, 2003, 01:00 ET Bernie Williams Hits Musical Home Run With MPL Communications Deal

NEW YORK, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Sir Paul McCartney's MPL Communications, Inc., home to music penned by famed composers such as Harold Arlen,...


Jun 02, 2003, 01:00 ET Verve Releases 'Salt,' the Exciting Debut Recording From Georgia Vocalist/Songwriter Lizz Wright on May 13, 2003

NEW YORK, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Throughout its existence, Verve has particularly excelled in recording most of the fiercest chanteuses on the...


May 21, 2003, 01:00 ET Recognize the Label on the Top of the Charts? It's Verve!

NEW YORK, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Verve Music Group is proud to announce two big successes on this week's SoundScan charts. The new album...


May 19, 2003, 01:00 ET Jesse Harris and the Ferdinandos to Perform at Virgin Union Square on May 20th

In-Store Concert Celebrates Release of 'THE SECRET SUN' Jesse Harris and the Ferdinandos will perform at the Virgin Megastore Union...


May 14, 2003, 01:00 ET A True New Star, Mindi Abair is Still Number One!

NEW YORK, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Rising sax star Mindi Abair is still number one! "Lucy's," the lead single from her major label debut album,...


Aug 12, 2002, 01:00 ET Verve Records to Release 'Diana Krall - Live In Paris'

NEW YORK, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- In October, 2002, Verve Records will release "Diana Krall - Live In Paris," the first-ever live concert...


Dec 11, 2001, 00:00 ET Platinum Recording Artist and Grammy(R)-Award Winner Diana Krall Announces American Leg of The Look Of Love Tour

NEW YORK, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Verve recording artist Diana Krall will kick off the American leg of her global The Look Of Love Tour on March...


Dec 11, 2001, 00:00 ET Platinum Recording Artist and GRAMMY(R)-Award Winner Diana Krall Announces American Leg of The Look Of Love Tour

NEW YORK, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Verve recording artist Diana Krall will kick off the American leg of her global The Look Of Love Tour on March...


Dec 10, 2001, 00:00 ET Regina Carter to Play the Legendary Guarneri Violin in Genoa, Italy

NEW YORK, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Violinist Regina Carter will make history on Sunday, December 30th, 2001, as she plays Paganini's legendary...


Sep 27, 2001, 01:00 ET Diana Krall's The Look of Love Debuts in the Top 10

NEW YORK, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Diana Krall's brand-new Verve recording, The Look of Love, debuts at #9 on Billboard's Top Current Albums...


Jul 25, 2001, 01:00 ET Jazz All-Star Tour - 'Directions in Music' With Michael Brecker, Herbie Hancock, and Roy Hargrove Celebrating 75th Anniversary Of the Births of John Coltrane and Miles Davis

NEW YORK, July 25 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of the lives and music of the legendary John Coltrane and Miles Davis, tenor saxophonist...


Jun 25, 2001, 01:00 ET JVC Jazz Festival Chicago Presents a Tribute to Saxophonist Art Porter With 'For Art's Kids Sake' Benefit Concert On Saturday, July 21st 2001

NEW YORK, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Alto saxophonist/composer Art Porter graced this bitter earth for a too-brief 34 years. His musical/cultural...


Jun 01, 2001, 01:00 ET Everybody Ready for Roller Derby Madness With Action Figure Party

NEW YORK, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Verve Music Group's Blue Thumb Records label has launched Action Figure Party -- Roller Derby Madness at...