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TULSA, Oklahoma | Singer John Mellencamp awarded Woody Guthrie Prize

TULSA, Okla.  — Rocker John Mellencamp has been awarded the Woody Guthrie Prize. The Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, announced Wednesday that Mellencamp will be presented with the award during an Aug. 30 ceremony. He is the fifth recipient. The annual prize is given to an artist who best exemplifies the spirit and life … Continue reading TULSA, Oklahoma | Singer John Mellencamp awarded Woody Guthrie Prize

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.  | Singer Chris Brown arrested for felony assault in Florida

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Singer Chris Brown walked off stage after his concert in Florida and into the hands of waiting sheriff’s deputies, who arrested him on a felony battery charge and booked him into the Palm Beach County Jail. A sheriff’s spokeswoman said the entertainer was released after posting $2,000 bond on the … Continue reading WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.  | Singer Chris Brown arrested for felony assault in Florida

LONDON  | Body in Scotland is missing Frightened Rabbit singer

LONDON  — Police confirmed Friday that a body discovered at a Scottish marina is that of Scott Hutchison, the singer of indie rock band Frightened Rabbit. Hutchison, 36, was reported missing Wednesday after leaving a hotel in South Queensferry, near Edinburgh. Police Scotland said his body was found Thursday evening at the nearby Port Edgar … Continue reading LONDON  | Body in Scotland is missing Frightened Rabbit singer

Dennis Edwards, Temptations singer for 2 decades, dies at 74

DETROIT/February 03, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Dennis Edwards, a former member of the famed Motown group The Temptations, has died. He was 74. Rosiland Triche Roberts, his longtime booking agent, says Edwards died Thursday in Chicago after a long illness. The Birmingham, Alabama-born Edwards replaced founding member David Ruffin in 1968. His soulful, passionate voice defined the group … Continue reading Dennis Edwards, Temptations singer for 2 decades, dies at 74

Singer Ed Sheeran announces engagement on Instagram

January 20, 2018(AP)(STL.News)-Ed Sheeran has announced his engagement to girlfriend Cherry Seaborn. The Grammy-winning singer posted a picture of the two on his Instagram page Saturday morning saying the two got engaged right before the new year. He said they are “very happy and in love” and that their “cats are chuffed as well.” Sheeran … Continue reading Singer Ed Sheeran announces engagement on Instagram

American Singer-Songwriter Josh Pfeiffer Releases New Music Video: Brand New Shoes

Sacramento, CA/January 17, 2018 (STL.News) – Josh Pfeiffer, an American singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, and philanthropist whose sound has been compared to the likes of Michael Bublé, Frank Sinatra, and Tony Bennett, this week officially released his latest eye-catching music video and single, Brand New Shoes.

Following a charming love story between a man and a woman, brought together by fate, Brand New Shoes underscores a modern day romance coupled with a hint of magic.  The video begins with two pairs of a shoes, heels and men’s dress shoes, walking towards one another to sit down at the same light rail train stop.

Brand New Shoes then forays into an alternate world in which the man and woman are together, strolling around on a Sunday afternoon.  “Oh, to be with you, on a perfect Sunday afternoon,” croons Pfeiffer, drawing on his illustrious, vintage vocals to give the song an unmistakably romantic flare.  “Have you feel it, too, if it’s just like brand new shoes,” sings Pfeiffer, incorporating the song’s title into the chorus.

The couple fall deeply in love, spending every waking minute with one another, at eye-catching dinners and rolling around between their lover’s sheets.  “When you smile, my way, anything is possible.”  By the end of the video, the scene cuts back to the two strangers sitting side by side at the train stop, their shoes highlighted in the frame.  They exchange looks and board the train together, with the empty light rail train bench left in the final seconds of the video.

Reminiscent of old-fashioned loves, characterized by the raw, preserved affection between two people, Pfeiffer’s strong vibrato carries the song from the opening line to the final guitar riffs, forcing emotion from the listener’s ears.  Pfeiffer plans to release even more music videos in the coming years, taking a Sinatra style and making it a modern day experience.

Pfeiffer released his debut album, American Crooner Act: 1, in 2010, including hits like Life, Beautiful Girl, California Days, When I’m With You, and Where I Want To Be.  Releasing the music video for Life in 2016, the video was directed by Emmy award-winner Alejandro Guimoye.  Also a philanthropist in nature, this year, Pfeiffer re-released Life in a Pop genre, donating 6-months of proceeds to the victims of the Northern California wildfires.

Today, Pfeiffer is presently working on his latest original compositions, One More Time and Dancing Girl.

By Alexandra R. Fasulo – published on STL.News by St. Louis Media, LLC (MS)

Jazz and pop singer Keely Smith dies of heart failure at 89

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. /December 17, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  Keely Smith, a pop and jazz singer known for her solo recordings of jazz standards as well as her musical partnership with Louis Prima, has died of apparent heart failure in Palm Springs. She was 89. According to a news release from her publicist Bob Merlis, Smith … Continue reading Jazz and pop singer Keely Smith dies of heart failure at 89

Road made famous by transgender candidate not a simple fix

MANASSAS, Va. /December 17, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  A dreary, congested Virginia highway has reaped an unexpected measure of fame through its role in a historic legislative campaign. Last month, Danica Roem became the nation’s first openly transgender person elected and seated in a state legislature. She credits her victory to staying relentlessly focused on the … Continue reading Road made famous by transgender candidate not a simple fix