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David Foster Leads an Intimate Kennedy Center Gala




WASHINGTON — The lights were low in the concert hall of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday evening — except for a spotlight scouring the room in search of the elusive host of the spring gala. Moments before, a video reel had flashed clips of the No. 1 hits he has written or produced over nearly four decades in the music business, prompting applause, murmurs of recognition and even a little singing from those in the audience. In his introduction, the center’s chairman, David M. Rubenstein, had called him “the ultimate music man and the ultimate hit man.”

But where was the man of the evening, David Foster?

“I’m here!” he shouted from among the orchestra seats, breaking an aw...

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Kennedy Center Spring Gala celebrates hitmaker David Foster



By Jacqueline Trescott – Washington Post

David Foster, a 16-time Grammy winner whose awards include Record of the Year for the late Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You,” has worked with the best in the record business.
David Foster, the record producer will be celebrated at the Kennedy Center Spring Gala.

A few of those headliners will appear with the music producer and composer at the Kennedy Center Spring Gala, the center announced Thursday. The 20-year-old gala has had a variety of themes and the 2012 one is “An Evening with David Foster and Friends.”

Look for Barry Manilow, Chris Botti, Jewel and Peter Cincotti.

The funds raised at the gala support the center’s education and outreach programs and its performances. Tickets to attend the concert are $35-$150.


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Elton John, Jennifer Hudson and More Performing at Agassi’s Grand Slam for Children


Andre Agassi



The star-studded gala held at Las Vegas’ Wynn Hotel and Casino has raised more than $8 million with all proceed benefiting Andre Agassi’s charities.

Some big stars have been pictured taking the stage of Wynn Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas over the weekend. Elton John, Jennifer Hudson, Jason Mraz, Peter Cincotti, Canadian Tenors, Bill Cosby and Rob Thomas came to the event that night.

Wearing floor-length purple gown, Hudson shared stage with David Foster in one set and was joined by AJ Green in another. Their performances were part of Andre Agassi Foundation for Education’s 15th Grand Slam for Children benefit concert.

Held on Saturday night, October 9, the charity gig raised more than $8 million...

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Interview: David Foster betting on trust factor

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From Las Vegas Review Journal:

No Groban this time. No Bocelli or Buble either.

David Foster is the first to recognize last year’s “David Foster & Friends” will be hard to top. That was a one-of-a-kind event, with nearly a dozen guest singers filmed for a DVD (“Hit Man”) and PBS pledge drives.

It’s impossible to have those big names “go with me every time I want to do this,” the hit-making record producer points out. However, Saturday’s encore at Mandalay Bay finds him trying to build his own name into a brand, one “people would want to come and see no matter who my friends are.”

“In a perfect world, as the record business shrinks and I don’t want to retire, I think this might be a good Round Three for me to perform,” Foster says...

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David Foster and Friends, May 9 at the Mandalay Bay


David Foster and Friends


David Foster & Friends Live In Concert
Mandalay Bay Resort
Las Vegas, NV
Sat, May 9, 2009 08:00 PM

Back by popular demand, a concert celebration featuring music’s premier songwriter and producer David Foster will take place Saturday, May 9 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. The event will pay tribute to the 15-time Grammy winner and will feature Clay Aiken, Philip Bailey from the chart-topping band Earth, Wind & Fire, Brian McKnight, Peter Cincotti and Oprah Winfrey’s protégé, Charice. Foster also will perform some of the hits he has written or produced during his 40-year musical career. The event is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.

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Interview: Peter Cincotti: Revelations Abound

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Peter Cincotti recently had an interview from All About Jazz, speaking a lot about his collaboration with David Foster and recording sessions of “East of Angel Town”:

Don’t think for one minute Peter Cincotti is just another handsome face combined with a captivating voice. Or merely the latest in a string of mellifluous musicians reaching for a fusion of soul, pop and jazz (though he did attract the attention of Harry Connick Jr. early in his career—forestalling the competition perhaps?).

Cincotti is attempting the altogether difficult task of dissecting human emotion through music, the significance of which ambition may seem less than a distinctive mission until you hear him. He is chameleonic, to say the least.

After two well-recognized albums for Concord, the New York native Cinc...

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David Foster produced Peter Cincotti’s new album

East Of Angel Town

Pianist Peter Cincotti takes new direction

By Shanon Cook

NEW YORK (CNN) — When singer-pianist Peter Cincotti showed up to speak to CNN in 2004, he was fresh-faced and impeccably dressed in a suit and shiny shoes.

Seated at a piano, and under the watchful eye of his very sweet mother Cynthia, Cincotti performed the standard “How High the Moon,” showing off piano skills you’d expect from someone far beyond his 21 years.

His debut album had just topped the Billboard traditional jazz chart — the youngest artist to claim such a feat.

Now 25, Cincotti is still fresh-faced, but he sings to a very different tune. Looking trendy in a fitted sweater, his hair a little looser, his personality more playful — mom didn’t come to this interview — Peter has gone pop.

“He’s this great jazz pianis...

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Video: Interview with David Foster about Peter Cincotti (A&E Special)


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The Paley Center for Media presents “An Evening of Celebration and Song with Peter Cincotti” Wednesday, October 10, 2007

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The Paley Center for Media (formerly The Museum of Television & Radio) will host “An Evening of Celebration and Song with Peter Cincotti” on Wednesday, October 10, 2007, honoring the career and music of the twenty-four-year-old singer-songwriter-pianist, described by the New York Times as “one of the most promising singer-pianists of the next generation.”

In association with Condé Nast Media Group, the invitation-only tribute will feature a conversation between Cincotti and Paley Center president and CEO Pat Mitchell, and will include footage of the artist’s influences from Nat King Cole to Billy Joel. Following the interview will be an exclusive concert by Cincotti. The entire evening will be recorded and become part of the Paley Center’s public archive of some 140,000 programs.


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Peter Cincotti’s “Goodbye Philadelphia”

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Peter Cincotti’s new album “East Of Angel Town”, previously scheduled for an early June release, will be out on August 2007 Warner Bros. Records. say.
The album, produced by David Foster, will contain original music and lyrics written by Cincotti.

The artist, who the New York Times declared “one of the most promising singer-pianists of the next generation,” will debut selections from his new CD, during the April 30 Opening Session & Annual Meeting of InSights & Sounds.07, the 49th Annual Convention of the National Association Of Recording Merchandisers (NARM). The 2007 Convention will be held April 29th – May 2nd at the Hilton Chicago.

“NARM is pleased to feature such as exciting young artist at one of our most high-profile events for music buyers,” said Jim Donio, President...

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