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The McNeese State University Women's Volleyball Team visited Jenn & Steph in the Cafe' this morning!

These young women volunteered their time to help with the 

Boys & Girls Club in Ville Platte.

Pictured above...

Members of the Women's Volleyball Team, Coaches, t

heir Trainer, Mayor Jennifer Vidrine, Jacob "Timbo" Fontenot 

along with Jenn & Steph.

Thank you all for coming in to visit!

Best of luck to you in the upcoming Volleyball Season!


KVPI AM/FM is looking to hire Sales Account Representative

We are growing!  

 

Ville Platte Broadcasting Company, the parent company of legacy stations KVPI AM/FM, is now seeking a sales account executive to join our sales team. We offer solutions to our business clients through local radio, web and live events. KVPI radio has been serving the Acadiana  area for more than 60 years in providing news, weather, sports and music programing .

 

We are looking for an experienced, outgoing, organized, responsible creative outside  advertising sales person .Your primary duty will be to develop new business by being the primary client contact in the Eunice, Opelousas, Crowley areas of our listening area.

 

The ideal candidate will possess the following: outside sales experience, good communication skills and a strong work ethic, dependable transportation and an eagerness to work hard and be part of a growing sales team dedicated for success.

 

Benefits include a monthly base salary plus a generous commission based on sales. You will have the opportunity to work for a great company who treats its employees as members of their family. Most of our employees have been with the company for more than 20 years.

Please apply in person with General Manager Mark Layne at 809 West Lasalle in Ville Platte, phone 337-363-2124 or email your resumes to kvpiamfm@gmail.com.  KVPI AM/FM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


KVPI will cover the Ville Platte 8u girls All Stars in the National Pony League Tournament

KVPI Sports will follow the Ville Platte 8u girls All Stars in the National Pony League Softball Tournament in Youngsville. The team includes:Carlee Soileau, Aubrey Vidrine, Harlie Arnaud, Gracie McCauley, Lyndsey Vallet, Emily Stagg, Kaisyln Lafleur, Victoria Chaddrick, Peyton Guillory, Lilly Fontenot, Madison Monier and Sophia Scully. Manager is Lance Vidrine and Coaches are Chad Arnaud, Nasen Soileau and Walter Mire. The team's overall record on the summer is 20-4. Best of luck to our all stars in this tournament!


Arrest has been made in fatal shooting that took place on Monday, July 28 in Ville Platte.

 

 

Teamwork and quick response has resulted in an arrest for yesterday’s homicide.

 

The Ville Platte Police Department responded to an armed robbery call on July 28, 2014 which ended in a homicide.  Upon arrival at K&T Grocery Store on West Lincoln Road, detectives learned that the female business owner had been shot multiple times and had died as a result of her injuries.

 

The Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Ville Platte City Marshals’ Office and the Louisiana State Trooper working the Evangeline Parish Area and the Evangeline Parish District Attorney’s Office responded to assist in the investigation. Working from leads, evidence, witness information and informants, the suspect was identified and located attempting to leave the area.  Coushatta Police and the Allen Parish Sheriff’s Office  assisted in locating the suspect and the arrest. The Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office placed the suspect under arrest at approximately 2:30 a.m. July 29, 2014.  

 

With the joint efforts of these agencies was a valuable tool in solving this case quickly and he appreciates those who stepped up and worked alongside the detectives and officers of the Ville Platte Police Department.  “Without being asked these agencies showed up and jumped in to gather information as quickly as possible and help solve this case.”  “Their assistance is greatly appreciated.”

 

 

Arrested was Samuel Anderson, 30 of Laran Street, Ville Platte.  Anderson was booked into the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office Jail on charges of armed robbery and first degree murder.  Anderson is currently being held without bond.


KVPI Sports is covering the Mamou 8 Year old All Stars in the State Dixie Youth Tournament

KVPI Sports will be in Pineville covering the Mamou 8 Year Old in the State Dixie Youth Pitching Machine Tournament. Best of luck to our All Stars!


KVPI Sports will cover the Ville Platte Super Ten's in District Tournament Play


James Dupre Visits KVPI Studios

Country Entertainer James Dupre visited KVPI studios today just before his performance at the 2014 Smoked Meat Festival. He was interviewed by our own Stephanie Ware.


Ugliest Tie Father's Day Contest

 

Congratulations to our winners: Grand Prize-Mike Cloud, winner of the $400 recliner from Cester Youngs Furniture; Second Place-Junior Perrodin, winner of a $100 gift certificate from Ace Hardware and Third Place- Ernest Anderson, winner of the $50 gift certificate from Ace Hardware. Happy Father's Day from Classic Hits 92.5!!


KVPI-FM Named 2014 Radio Station of the Year

 

    The Louisiana Association of Broadcasters awarded KVPI-FM the prestigious “Radio Station of the Year” award on Wednesday during their Prestige Awards luncheon held in Baton Rouge. KVPI-FM, Oldies 92.5, was recognized for its dedication to community service programming to Ville Platte, Evangeline Parish and all of South Central Louisiana.

     In 2013, KVPI-FM aired 53 “Let’s Talk about It” community service interview shows of 15 minutes or more. The shows ranged from the 4-H Livestock Show with County Agent Todd Fontenot in January to a special interview show featuring local ministers airing on Christmas Day.

     KVPI-FM was involved with many community events in 2013. Among the live remotes we covered include: 4-H Livestock Show in January, Swamp Pop Museum and the Mamou Mardi Gras in February; Boggy Bayou Festival, Autism Walk and the Folk Roots Festival in April; Election Returns and Senior Day remote in May; Live all day radio auction for Dixie Youth, Smoked Meat Festival  and the French Showcase in Chataignier in June; Mamou Cajun Music Festival in September; Cotton Festival, High School Career Day and the St. Edmunds Radio Auction in October; Swine Festival in Basile in November and the Food for Families Food Drive in December.

    The Louisiana Association of Broadcasters also noted that KVPI-FM continues its tradition of local Cajun French language programming including local newscasts, La Tasse De Café live call-in shows and the Tradio program all conducted in French.

    KVPI-FM continues to promote and support our unique form of South Louisiana rock and roll known as “Swamp Pop”. We program Swamp Pop music all day on Fridays. Every year, we co-sponsor a Swamp Pop dance for the benefit of the Louisiana Swamp Pop museum located in Ville Platte.

    During 2013, KVPI Sports was very busy covering local sports. We covered more than 175 local sporting events in 2013 including high school football, basketball, baseball and softball, LSU Eunice basketball, baseball and softball along with Dixie Youth baseball and Pony softball. Our coverage also included LSU football, baseball and basketball. Travel wise, KVPI-FM was again all over the state and the country. We followed the LSU Eunice softball team to Mississippi and Texas, LSU Eunice baseball team to Oklahoma and the Mamou and Ville Platte Pony softball teams to Texas. KVPI-FM followed the Fairview Lady Panthers basketball team to the state tournament where they won another state championship

 

  • Yes' Steve Howe Talks About Band's "Unusual" New Album, Praises New Frontman

    Rob Shanahan/MSO PRYes recently wrapped up a North American summer tour during which the band debuted some material from its latest studio album, Heaven & Earth, the prog-rock legends' first with their new lead singer Jon Davison.  Guitarist Steve Howe tells ABC News Radio that the record is "a different sort of album" for Yes.

    "It's an unusual album in a way.  It has a light element to it," Howe explains, noting that he agrees with some fans who have described the record as being "accessible."

    Davison has only been an official member of Yes since 2012, but he played a big role in the creation of Heaven & Earth, co-writing six of the project's eight songs with the other Yes members and writing a seventh tune by himself.  Howe explains that the singer took the initiative when it came to collaborating with his new band mates.

    "Jon Davison, being a new guy, put his hand up and kind of said, 'Well, I'd be happy to circulate,'" he says.  "And, basically, 'cause we all live in different parts of the world, Jon visited everybody and found out what he could do with them a little, and then compared notes."

    Howe says he was very pleased to find out that beyond coming up with catchy song ideas, Davison was able to create complex parts that challenged the Yes members' abilities, and while also displaying his own musical talents.

    One such tune was "Light of the Ages," the song Davison penned alone.

    "I think 'Light of the Ages' is the kind of song that Yes needs to play," Howe maintains.  "I play just steel guitar on that one, and Jon plays rhythm guitar.  I like his rhythm work.  It's really good to have a great rhythm guitarist in the group."

    Another song Howe enjoyed was the album closer, "Subway Walls," a nine-minute-plus epic that Davison wrote with Yes keyboardist Geoff Downes.

    "There's a song [that's] got lots of complexity," Steve points out.  "As we got to know each other and as I got to know [Jon's] available material, that piece was really scary -- complex, almost, like, 'Where is the beat?  Where's the beat gone in this?'"

    Howe explains that Davison's musical talents aren't just limited to vocals and rhythm guitar, noting that he also "wrote massive bass lines for this album, which you wouldn't expect."

    The multifaceted aspects Davison brings to Yes seems to fit in with what Howe wants the band to strive for moving forward as a recording entity.

    "If Yes make albums where none of us have to think, it must be…really appalling," he tells ABC News Radio, "because it's only when you have to work on music that you're doing something of value."

    Yes will return to the road on November 10, when the band kicks off a tour of New Zealand, Australia and Japan with a concert in Auckland, New Zealand.  As on their North American trek, the new outing will feature Yes performing the Close to the Edge and Fragile albums in their entirety, plus selections from Heaven & Earth and various hits by the group.

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  • Barry White Box Set Featuring Five Classic '70s Albums Arriving in Late September

    Mercury/Universal MusicA new box set gathering together five classic albums by Barry White, the man responsible for some of the 1970s' sexiest soul jams, will be released on September 30 to mark what would have been the deep-voiced singer's 70th birthday. 

    Barry White: 5 Classic Albums includes 1973's I've Got So Much to Give and Stone Gon', 1974's Can't Get Enough, 1975's Just Another Way to Say I Love You and 1976's Let the Music Play.

    These albums yielded many of White's biggest hits, including the 1974 chart-topping smash "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe," and top 10 singles "I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby," "Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up," "You're the First, the Last, My Everything" and "What Am I Gonna Do with You."  The 5 Classic Albums collection also features multiple alternate versions of Let the Music Play's title track, including the single version, an instrumental B-side version, the M M Throwback Mix and Funkstar's Club Deluxe Mix.

    White was born September 12, 1944, and died in 2003 at the age of 58, but his music continues to keep fans grooving and influence other artists.  At the recent BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, the late singer was honored with the Most Performed Song Award for Justin Timberlake's "TKO," which uses a sample of Barry's "Somebody's Gonna Off the Man."  Last September, White posthumously received his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

    Here is the track list for White's 5 Classic Albums collection:

    Disc 1: I've Got So Much to Give
    "Standing in the Shadows of Love"
    "Bring Back My Yesterday"
    "I've Found Someone"
    "I've Got So Much to Give"
    "I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby"
    "Just a Little More Baby (Instrumental)"
    "I've Got So Much to Give (Instrumental)"

    Disc 2: Stone Gon'
    "Girl It's True, Yes I'll Always Love You"
    "Honey Please, Can't Ya See"
    "You're My Baby"
    "Hard to Believe That I Found You"
    "Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up"

    Disc 3: Can't Get Enough
    "Mellow Mood, Pt. 1"
    "You're the First, the Last, My Everything"
    "I Can't Believe You Love Me"
    "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe"
    "Oh Love, Well We Finally Made It"
    "I Love You More Than Anything (in This World Girl)"
    "Mellow Mood, Pt. 2"

    Disc 4: Just Another Way to Say I Love You
    "Heavenly, That's What You Are to Me"
    "I'll Do for You Anything You Want Me To"
    "All Because of You"
    "Love Serenade"
    "What Am I Gonna Do with You"
    "Let Me Live My Life Lovin' You Babe"
    "Love Serenade, Pt. 2"

    Disc 5: Let the Music Play
    "Don't Know Where Love Has Gone"
    "If You Know, Won't You Tell Me"
    "I'm So Blue and You Are Too"
    "Baby, We Better Try to Get It Together"
    "You See the Trouble with Me"
    "Let the Music Play"
    "Let the Music Play (Single Version)"
    "Let the Music Play (Instrumental B-Side Version)"
    "Let the Music Play (M M Throwback Mix)"
    "Let the Music Play (Funkstar's Club Deluxe Mix)"
    "Let the Music Play (Alternate Version)"

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  • Jimi Jamison, Lead Singer for Survivor, Dies at 63

    Image Courtesy Universal Music Group DistributionJimi Jamison, lead singer for the group Survivor, has died, according to a post on the band’s official Twitter account.

    The post reads, “Survivor is very shocked & saddened by the passing of our brother Jimi Jamison. Our thoughts, love & prayers go out to his friends & family.”

    Jamison’s booking manager, Sally Irwin, tells TMZ.com that the singer died Sunday night of a heart attack at the age of 63.

    Jamison was a member of the band Cobra in 1984 when he joined Survivor after the group’s lead singer, David Bickler, was forced to quit due to polyps on his vocal cords.  The change came after the band scored success with the tune “Eye of the Tiger,” which was featured in the 1982 movie Rocky 3.

    According to Rolling Stone, Jamison recorded three albums with Survivor. He was the lead singer on the songs “Burning Heart” from the movie Rocky 4 and “The Moment of Truth” from the film The Karate Kid.  The band also scored a hit with “Is This Love.”

    Jamison also co-wrote and recorded the song "I’m Always Here,” which became the theme song for the TV series Baywatch.

    Survivor broke up in 1989, but got back together in 1993 with Bickler as the lead singer.  The band became embroiled in legal tussles when Jamison toured under the Survivor name.  After a series of lawsuits, the parties eventually made amends and Survivor began touring with both Bickler and Jamison.

    According to the band’s official website, the group performed Saturday night in Morgan Hill, California.

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  • Sting Set to Perform at NYC Concert Supporting Equality for LGBT Community

    Image Courtesy of Patti HintonSting is among the stars who will perform at a September 15 fundraising event in New York City supporting organizations and activists fighting for the rights of those who identify themselves as either lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTI).  Uprising of Love: A Benefit Concert for Global Equality will be held at the Gershwin Theatre, and will feature a variety of artists and speakers from around the world sharing inspiring songs and stories.

    Proceeds from the show will benefit the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice's Fueling the Frontlines campaign.  The organization is committed to improvement of the LGBTI community's rights throughout the world.

    The concert, which also will feature an appearance by Broadway legend Patti Lupone, is timed to coincide with the meeting of the United Nations General Assembly and the Clinton Global Initiative to bring attention to the equality issue.  Visit UprisingofLove.org for more information.

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  • Founding Jethro Tull Bassist Glenn Cornick Dies at 67

    Jethro Tull; Glenn Cornick, far right (Chrysalis Records Ltd.)Glenn Cornick, Jethro Tull's original bass player, died Thursday at his home in Hilo, Hawaii.  He was 67.  The British-born musician's family told The New York Times that the cause of death was congestive heart failure.

    Cornick appeared on Jethro Tull's first three studio albums, 1968's This Was, 1969's Stand Up and 1970's Benefit and played on the group's early tours.  He exited the band in 1971, after forming the group Wild Turkey and before Tull recorded of its classic 1971 album Aqualung.  Prior to Jethro Tull's formation, Cornick played with frontman Ian Anderson and the band's founding guitarist Mick Abrahams in the John Evan Band.

    After Wild Turkey disbanded in 1974, Cornick played in the short-lived group Paris with ex-Fleetwood Mac singer/guitarist Bob Welch.

    Anderson paid tribute to Cornick in a message posted on Jethro Tull's official website.  "Glenn was a man of great bonhomie and ready to befriend anyone -- especially fellow musicians, wrote the singer.  "Always cheerful, he brought to the early stage performances of Tull a lively bravado both as a personality and a musician…His background in the beat groups of the North of England and his broad knowledge of music were always helpful in establishing the arrangements of the early Tull."

    Anderson also noted that Cornick continued to play music with various groups throughout his life, and pointed out that he frequently took part in Tull fan conventions, "where he would join in with gusto to rekindle the musical moments of the early repertoire."

    Cornick is survived by his wife, Brigitte, and three children -- son Drew, daughter Molly and son Alex.

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  • Duran Duran Headlining Unveiling Event for New Mazda Sports Car; Band Shares Details About Next Album

    PRNewsFoto/Mazda North American OperationsDuran Duran will be the headliners of a special event this Wednesday in Monterey, California, that will feature the unveiling of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata.  Starting at 6 p.m. PT, the event will be streamed live on Mazda's YouTube channel, allowing the whole world to get a first look at the car, as well as check out highlights of a performance by the band.

    "Duran Duran and the MX-5 Miata both made their world debuts in the 1980s and captured the hearts and imagination of an entire generation," says Mazda executive Russell Wager.  "In 25 years, both the car and the band have evolved while staying true to their roots.  It is this combination of authenticity and endurance that makes the pairing of the MX-5 and Duran Duran so appropriate for this reveal."

    Simultaneous unveiling events also will be held in Tokyo and Barcelona, Spain.

    Meanwhile, a series of videos featuring new interviews with Duran Duran have been posted at FashionRocksLive.com to promote the upcoming 2014 Fashion Rocks concert, in partnership with Mazda.  In one of the clips, the band members -- Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Roger Taylor -- share some details about the group's upcoming album, which is due out in the spring of 2015.  Among the tidbits revealed: ex-Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante contributed his talents to the record, and The Kaiser Chiefs' Nick Hodgson co-wrote one of the new tunes.

    "This new record is like Duran in extremis," says John Taylor.  "It's like everything you ever wanted from a Duran record."  The group has been collaborating with a number of producers on the project, including Nile Rodgers, Mark Ronson and Mr. Hudson.

    Additional videos focus on the band's path to stardom and their evolving fashions.

    Duran Duran is one of many acts that will be performing at this year's Fashion Rocks concert.  CBS will air the event live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, at 9 p.m. ET on September 9.  The lineup also includes KISS, Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Hudson, Pitbull, Usher, Miranda Lambert and The Band Perry.

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  • Get Texts from, Tune In for Bret Michaels & Other Stars on Today's MDA Telethon

    Image Courtesy of Muscular Dystrophy AssociationJust a reminder that Poison frontman Bret Michaels is among the stars who will appear on the MDA Show of Strength Telethon, benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association.  The two-hour broadcast starts tonight at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.  But if you don't want to sit through the whole thing waiting for your favorite celebrities, don't worry: they'll text you.

    If you go to MDA.org right now and register at the Telethon Star Tracker, you'll be able to select which stars you're interested in seeing during the broadcast, and you'll receive a text alerting you that they're coming up so you can turn on the TV then. 

    Michaels is one of the many music artists that will be giving "one-of-a-kind" performances of their songs on the telecast.  Other performers include Josh Groban, Aloe Blacc, Jason Derulo, Matt Nathanson, American Authors and country stars Rascal Flatts and LeAnn Rimes.

    The telethon also will feature a bevy of celebrity presenters including Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz, Brad Paisley, Kesha, Jordin Sparks and Ludacris, as well as Alyssa Milano, Nashville's Charles Esten, Tom Bergeron and more. In addition, five families will share their stories of what it's like to live with muscular dystrophy.

    You can call, text or donate online at MDA.org. This is the 49th installment of the telethon: The first one aired in 1966, on a single TV station in New York City.  It's since become the most successful fundraising event in TV history.

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  • Turtles Hits Get Boxed in New Vinyl Singles Collection

    FloEdCo/Manifesto RecordsThe music of the legendary 1960s pop-rock group The Turtles will be celebrated with a special box set featuring a series of 7-inch vinyl discs boasting the band's biggest hits.  The Turtles 45 RPM Vinyl Singles Collection, which will be released on September 16, will include eight discs boasting a total of 16 tunes.

    Among the songs featured are all five of The Turtles' top 10 singles, including the 1967 chart-topper "Happy Together"; "She'd Rather Be with Me," which reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 that same year; and the group's first hit, a 1965 cover of Bob Dylan's "It Ain't Me Babe" that peaked at #8.

    The collection also features several gems from the Turtles catalog that weren't hits, including the Warren Zevon-penned "Outside Chance" from 1966 and 1969's "Love in the City," which was produced by The Kinks' Ray Davies.

    After the original Turtles broke up in 1970, founding members Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan -- a.k.a Flo and Eddie -- briefly joined Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention and also established themselves as premiere session singers.  In recent years, they've been performing under the name The Turtles Featuring Flo & Eddie and headlining the annual Happy Together Tour.

    Here's the track list for the 45 RPM Vinyl Singles Collection:

    "It Ain't Me Babe"/"You Don't Have to Walk in the Rain"
    "Let Me Be"/"Love in the City"
    "You Baby"/"You Know What I Mean"
    "Happy Together"/"Grim Reaper of Love"
    "She'd Rather Be with Me"/"Story of Rock and Roll"
    "She's My Girl"/"Can't I Get to Know You Better"
    "Elenore"/"Outside Chance"
    "You Showed Me"/"Sound Asleep"

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  • Kurt Cobain Loved Motley Crue, Says Vince Neil, and the Feeling Was Mutual

    Universal Music Group/Anton Corbijn; Tenth Street EntertainmentTo hear Vince Neil tell it, you'd never know that there was ever any hard feelings between heavy metal and grunge.

    The Mötley Crüe singer tells the U.K.'s Q magazine that he and his band mates weren't threatened by the early grunge movement; in fact, they were totally into it.  "We went on [MTV's] Headbanger's Ball and we'd had an early pressing of [Nirvana's] Nevermind, he says.  "We were talking about a bunch of upcoming bands and told people to check that album out."

    In addition, Neil slags metal rockers who bad-mouthed grunge.  "Only people whose careers were on the way out said that," he says.  "We supported that whole thing.  I don't know why people say grunge killed rock."

    Apparently, the love between Mötley Crüe and Nirvana was a two-way street.  Neil says, "I was talking to Courtney Love one time and she told me that one of Kurt [Cobain]'s favorite records was [Mötley Crüe's 1981 album] Too Fast for Love."

    The entire interview is available in the new print version of Q magazine.

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  • Neil Young Recording with Orchestra for Project Reportedly Titled "Storytone"

    Image Courtesy of Danny ClinchAccording to multiple online reports, Neil Young has been working on a new music project that involves an orchestra.  German composer Chris Walden has revealed on his website that he contributed arrangements to a new album from the folk-rock great called Storytone, which is due out on November 4.

    A series of messages that appeared over the last couple of weeks on the Gina Zimmitti Music Contracting Facebook page offer some additional details about the sessions.  A photo posted on August 19 shows Walden conducting an orchestra at the Sony Pictures Scoring Stage in Culver City, California, while Young sings and veteran studio musician George Doering plays guitar.  A caption attached to the pic reads, "First day recording Chris Walden's fantastic arrangements for Neil Young."

    A message posted on August 23 shows another photo of Walden at work, this one taken at EastWest Studios in Los Angeles.  The caption for this pic reads, "2nd day of recording with Neil Young and producer Niko Bolas - this time for some awesomely loud big band arrangements by Chris Walden composer-arranger!"  Bolas has worked as an engineer and producer on numerous Young records over the years, including Landing on Water, Life, Freedom and Living with War.

    The most recent Facebook post regarding Young appeared on Thursday.  It shows a photo of Neil's LincVolt hybrid car and reveals that the rock legend was back at the Sony studio "for more days of recording with orchestra and arranger Michael Bearden."  Bearden collaborated with an impressive list of music stars over the years, including Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Sting, Carlos Santana, John Fogerty and many others.

    Back in March, Young told Billboard that he was considering making "a record with a full-blown orchestra, live -- a mono recording with one mic."  He added, "I want to do something like that where we really record what happened, with one point of view and the musicians moved closer and farther away, the way it was done in the past."

    Stay tuned as more information emerges about the upcoming album.

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  • INDUSTRY NEWS

    EVAN ROSS AND ASHLEE SIMPSON GET MARRIED: Actor Evan Ross and Ashlee Simpson got married at a private ceremony at Diana Ross' Greenwich, Connecticut estate on Sunday night, August 31st. Jessica Simpson and Donald Faison were among the guests at the wedding.

    CELEBRITY CHEF CHARGED WITH DUI: Celebrity chef Todd English was arrested near Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in the Hamptons early Sunday morning, August 31st, after he drifted lanes and appeared lost. English admitted he'd been drinking wine but refused to take a Breathalyzer test. He was charged with misdemeanor DWI and making an improper turn. He posted $1,500 bail and was released the next morning.

    'GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY' IS THE TOP MOVIE OF 2014: Guardians of the Galaxy is officially the biggest movie of the year. The film has raked in $274 million at the box office this week. According to Forbes, "Nine films have topped $200 million on domestic charts so far this year, only seven of which were summer releases."

    • The movie was also tops at the box office this weekend with $16.3 million. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was Number Three with $11.7 million followed by If I Stay at $9.2 million.

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  • GEORGE CLOONEY IS AGING GRACEFULLY ACCORDING TO NEW POLL

    Actor George Clooney was named the top MAG or Man Aging Gracefully in a poll of a thousand people who were asked what man over 40 is aging the best. He beat out Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp who came in second and third in the poll.

    • The rest of the list included: Daniel Craig at Number 4, Hugh Jackman at Number Five, Matt Damon at Number Six, Matthew McConaughey at Number Seven, Will Smith at Number Eight, Sean Penn at Number Nine and Colin Firth at Number Ten.
    • Interestingly enough while he's being celebrated for aging well, Clooney is still dealing with a back injury he sustained while filming Syriana ten years ago. Last month the actor visited Duke University and then a hospital in Dusseldorf, Germany to get his back examined. E! News reports that he periodically loses spinal fluid which requires ongoing medical attention for his back.

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  • CELEBRITY GOSSIP

    LINDSAY LOHAN SETTLES CAR CRASH CASE: Two years ago, Lindsay Lohan crashed her Porsche 911S into a semi truck and tried to lie about it. The actress told police that her assistant was driving. Well Lohan was sued by the driver for physical and mental suffering, she just settled the case for an undisclosed amount.

    MERYL STREEP AND SUSAN SARANDON MAY JOIN 'MASTERS OF SEX': Showtime's Master Of Sex was recently renewed for a third season and two vets may be in the running to join the cast. The show's Allison Janney shared that she would like Meryl Streep to join the cast. The actress said, "I think Meryl Streep and I should play a pair of sex therapists . . . We can be like Helen Hunt's character in The Sessions. We can help people who can't have orgasms have orgasms. That would be pretty cool."

    • The show's Lizzy Caplan also shared that she would Susan Sarandon to join the cast as her mom. She told E! News, "Susan, be my mom! . . . She's the sexiest woman. She's amazing. I'm such a huge fan."

    ZELDA WILLIAMS RETURNS TO TWITTER: Following her father, Robin Williams' death, Zelda Williams left Twitter because she was being taunted. Well Williams returned to Twitter on Monday, September 1st, with a "Thank you," a link to her Tumblr page and a quote from Harvey Fierstein on bullying. She wrote, "Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself."

    BRANGELINA WEDDING PHOTOS RELEASED: The first photos from Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's wedding on August 23rd will be on the cover of People's magazine. Jolie's wedding dress was designed by Luigi Massi, the master tailor at Atelier Versace. Jolie told People, "Luigi is like family to me and I couldn't imagine anyone else making this dress . . . He knows and cares for the children and it was great fun putting it together."

    SOFIA VERGARA AND BEAU PARTY IN MEXICO: Sofia Vergara and her boyfriend, Joe Manganiello, spent Labor Day Weekend in Mexico. Joe was taking in the rays topless on the beach while smoking a cigar.

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  • JOAN RIVERS' FAMILY IS WAITING TO SEE HOW SHE COMES OUT OF COMA

    Hollywood legend Joan Rivers was being removed from her medically induced coma over the weekend and doctors were waiting for Tuesday, September 2nd, to access what damaged may have been done to Rivers' cognitive skills. A source close to the family told New York Daily News, "The waking-up process has begun and will take until Tuesday . . . There is real concern that the part of the brain that controls motor skills may have been compromised, leaving her as either a vegetable or in a wheelchair."

    • In a statement released Sunday, August 31st, Melissa Rivers said, "We are keeping our fingers crossed."
    • Joan Rivers went in for a routine procedure on her vocal chords on Thursday, August 28th, and she stopped breathing. The 81 year-old comedienne was raced to Mt. Sinai hospital and placed in a medical induced coma.
    • Yorkville Endoscopy, the office where she had the procedure, may be facing a lawsuit soon. A source explained, "Shock and upset is turning to anger, and they are looking for someone to blame."
    • Depending on how Rivers responds once she is removed from the life support machines, the family may have to make some difficult decisions. A source explained that Rivers would want to live "a full and active life . . . She would never want to be a burden on anyone."

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  • JENNIFER LAWRENCE, KATE UPTON & OTHERS REACT TO LEAKED NUDE PHOTOS

    Jennifer Lawrence, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Victoria Justice, Ariana Grande, Kirsten Dunst, Hope Solo, Krysten Ritter, Yvonne Strahovski, and Teresa Palmer.are some of the celebrities who were victimized by hackers over the weekend. Nude and partially nude photos of the celebrities hit the internet on Sunday, August 31st, and the stars immediately went into action.

    • Lawrence's attorney told TMZ.com, "This is a flagrant violation of privacy. The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence."
    • Upton's attorney reiterated that the perpetrators would be bought to justice in a statement that read, "This is obviously an outrageous violation of our client Kate Upton's privacy. We intend to pursue anyone disseminating or duplicating these illegally obtained images to the fullest extent possible."
    • Justice took to Twitter to say that the photos of her were fake. She tweeted, "These so called nudes of me are FAKE people. Let me nip this in the bud right now. *pun intended*"
    • Grande also tweeted that the photos were fake. She tweeted, "hell nah . . . praying for the people who believed that was me lmaoo . . . my petite ass is much cuter than that."
    • Meanwhile Winstead couldn't understand how the pictures got out. She said, "Knowing those photos were deleted long ago, I can only imagine the creepy effort that went into this. Feeling for everyone who got hacked. To those of you looking at photos I took with my husband years ago in the privacy of our home, hope you feel great about yourselves."
    • The FBI issued a statement on Monday, September 1st, that said, "The FBI is aware of the allegations concerning computer intrusions and the unlawful release of material involving high profile individuals, and is addressing the matter. Any further comment would be inappropriate at this time."

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  • MARK WAHLBERG CONGRATULATES DONNIE WAHLBERG VIA INSTAGRAM

    New Kids On the Block singer turned actor Donnie Wahlberg got married to talk show host Jenny McCarthy at the Hotel Baker in St. Charles, near Chicago, on Sunday, August 31st, according to E! News. All week leading up to the wedding, there was a lot of clamor about his younger brother Mark Wahlberg skipping the wedding. The action star was allegedly unable to attend because he had to celebrate his daughter's eleventh birthday on the west coast. Many speculated that Mark and his wife aren't too pleased with McCarthy over some comments she made about them during a radio interview.

    • Regardless of why he didn't attend, Mark and his family sent a fifteen second video message to the new couple via Instagram. They offered their congratulations and love to Donnie and vowed to see them soon.

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  • ALEC BALDWIN ALLEGEDLY GETS A PASS FROM A PAP

    Alec Baldwin is known for getting into it with overzealous paparazzi but according to TMZ.com they actor recently caught a break. Baldwin, his wife Hilaria, and their child were in a park in the Hamptons on Sunday, August 31st, when a photographer named Matt was taking photos from a distance. The photographer told TMZ.com that before long the actor's wife spotted him and began yelling at him. Soon Baldwin was pushing and shoving him. Just as the police were pulling up, Baldwin allegedly put him in a headlock.

    • According to the photographer, the police officer asked him if he wanted to press charges and he said no. A source close to the Baldwins say that Alec never placed him in a headlock and that the photographer called Hilaria a "bitch" and a "whore" when she tried to stop him from taking pictures of their child.

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  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD AND HER HUBBY ARE GOING TO HAVE A BABY!

    Carrie Underwood and her hockey hubby Mike Fisher announced Monday they're going to have their first child.

    And they did it in a super cute way online.

    Carrie posted a pic on Instagram with her doggies wearing T-shirts that say, "I'm going to be a big sister" and "I'm going to be a big brother."

    Carrie captioned the picture: "In honor of ‘Labor’ Day, Ace & Penny would like to make an announcement. Their parents couldn't be happier…"

    Carrie's publicist also confirmed the news to several media outlets.

    No word yet on a due date.

    Brad Paisley was among the first to offer online congratulations.

    Brad posted a simple message -- "Fantastic!! Congrats!!"

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