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The Closing Bell

05:01 PM Tuesday 1/20/09 | |

Capping a day for the history books we close with new dates for Franz Ferdinand, Ani DiFranco, Keller Williams and Rhett Akins, and links to items about Pandora Internet radio adding commercials, more warnings about loud MP3 players, the cause-of-death for Paula Abdul's stalker and President Obama’s “classical” rise to power.

Link-O-Rama …

The United States Constitution says the president takes office at high noon. Which means Barack Obama became president while listening to Yo-Yo Ma and Itzhak PerlmanLos Angeles Times / Culture Monster

  • Playing For The New Prez

    Violinist Itzhak Perlman, left, and cellist Yo-Yo Ma perform during the inauguration ceremony at the U.S. Capitol.
    January 20, 2009

    (AP Photo)

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Coroner says overdose killed Paula Abdul stalker – Associated Press

Change comes to Pandora as the Internet radio service begins serving up commercials – Santa Rosa Press Democrat

German doctors warn young people about the dangers of playing MP3 devices too loud, say one in five 16 to 20 year-olds suffers from inner ear damage – AFP

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Ani DiFranco adds new dates for March and April. Included in Ms. DiFranco’s update is March 6 & 7 in D.C. at the 9:30 Club; March 25 in New Orleans at House Of Blues; April 17 in Portland, Maine, at Merrill Auditorium At City Hall and April 19 in Burlington, Vermont, at Flynn Center For The Performing Arts.

  • Ani DiFranco

    "March For Womens Lives" in Washington, D.C., which organizers estimate drew 1 million people.
    April 25, 2004

    (AP Photo)

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Franz Ferdinand add more dates across The Pond. Stops on the band’s calendar now include March 1 in Dublin at Olympia Theatre; March 18 in Paris at Olympia and March 22 in Oslo at Sentrum Scene.

Keller Williams plots his routing through plains and southern states, adding Baton Rouge for a February 18 show at Varsity Theatre; St. Louis on February 21 at The Pageant and Austin on February 27 at Antone's. Other stops include Oxford, Mississippi (February 19), Huntsville, Alabama (February 20), Columbia, Missouri (February 22), Tulsa (February 25), Memphis (February 28), Hattiesburg (March 1), Lutsen, Minnesota (April 4) and Chillicothe, Illinois (May 23).

  • Keller Williams

    One-man band Keller Williams loops the night away during the week-long Jam Cruise in the Caribbean.
    January 7, 2006

    (Michael Weintrob / groovetography.com)

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And we have a few new ones for Rhett Akins – February 28 in Estero, Florida, at Germain Arena; March 28 in Darlington, South Carolina, at Carolina Nightlife; July 4 in Italy, Texas, at Haight Ranch and September 4 in Clinton, Arkansas, at Chuckwagon Races.

During the day we also updated the schedules for Saliva, Rhys Darby, Red Molly, Queensryche, Primal Scream, Split Lip Rayfield, Swingin' Utters, The B-52’s, The Rakes, The Virgins, Trampled By Turtles, Ronnie Milsap, Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers, LoCash Cowboys, plus thousands and thousands of bands and artists that want only to serve you. And make a few million while doing so.

That’s the big finish for Tuesday, January 20. Thank you for supporting our little tour-date endeavor, and we hope you can join us again tomorrow for another adventure in concert data. G’night!


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