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2011 Cape Town International Jazz Festival

This year will mark the twelfth annual Cape Town International Jazz Festival, an event that jazz lovers should not miss out on. Even those who are not completely sold on jazz attend this festival as it is known for its breathtaking line-ups, wonderful attractions and non-stop entertainment for both adults and children. This year the festival will be hosted at the Cape Town International Conventional Centre on the 25th and 26th of March 2011. Organizers have secured the presence of the international sensation Earth, Wind & Fire to headline the jazz festival.

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Take A Minute World Tour

The well known band Smokie was established in the year 1965. Even though they released albums, it wasn't until 1975, with the release of Changing All The Time, that they found the stardom they had been yearning for. Two of the biggest hits from this album, namely Don't Play Your Rock n Roll to Me and If You Think You Know How To Love Me, are still enjoyed today. The band stayed active over the years, with a few changes in band members, and is now getting ready for their Take A Minute World Tour to promote their latest album.

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Academy of Country Music Awards Bash

Eddie Dean was one of the members of the music industry that were instrumental in the establishing of the Academy of Country Music in the year 1964. Because the Country Music Association was located in Nashville, an institute was needed to promote country music in the western state of America, and the Academy of Country Music filled the gap. The very first awards evening was hosted in 1965 and has been a prestigious annual event ever since. This year, on 3 April 2011, the 46th annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be honoring the artists of today.

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Queen Celebrated in New Movie

The moment songs such as I Want To Break Free, Who Wants To Live Forever and Radio Ga Ga hit the airwaves, feet start tapping, memories come flooding back and fans of this iconic band sing along word for word. Each fan has a song that is dear to them, as it shaped their world, became an anthem or is associated with a specific part of their lives. Queen became a band that took over the world and still reigns supreme till today. Freddie Mercury might have passed away in 1991, but his legacy is alive in every song and every fan.

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Choice Music Awards Shortlist

The Choice Music Awards was established in 2005 by Dave Reid and Jim Carroll and was created in the form of the well known Mercury Awards. A panel of judges is selected to give their votes and opinions in regard to the winner of the award, and does not take record sales, genre or labels into consideration, only the merit of the artistic integrity of the musician or band. The new shortlist of artists and musicians nominated for the Choice Music Prize was recently released and there is a strict criterion for artists to be nominated.

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