FORGET WHAT THE FOX SAID, TIME FOR “CHRISTMAS CATS TV”!
Legacy Recordings To Debut Interactive Online Experience Featuring Silly Antics Of Wacky Grandma, Adoptable Cats From
North Shore Animal League America and music from the Classic Christmas Album series
3 Day Live Streaming Site Set to Run December 4, 5, 6
Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is ringing in the holidays with the launch of “Christmas Cats TV,” (http://christmascats.tv) an interactive, live steam Christmas scene set to run December 4th – December 6th. For three days, eight hours a day, people at home can watch a LIVE stream of a wacky grandma “cat lady” in her home, rocking, knitting, and hanging out with room full of adoptable cats available for adoption thanks to the North Shore Animal League America.
“Christmas Cats TV” will not only allow online visitors the opportunity to watch the silly antics between grandma and her cats unfold, the public will also be able to participate while enjoying music from Legacy’s Classic Christmas Album series. Visitors will be able to chat with others on the site and influence the live stream of the Christmas Cats holiday tableaus via Twitter for instant results, view Christmas Cat bios, check out Christmas Cat playlists and help find homes for Christmas cats available for adoption all while listening to classic Christmas music.
With “Christmas Cats TV,” Legacy Recordings provides a charitable perspective on its Classic Christmas Album series. The 2013 Classic Christmas Albums, released October 8, include Barbra Streisand, Alabama, Johnny Cash, Neil Diamond, George Jones & Tammy Wynette, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Martina McBride, and Andy Williams. Launched in 2011 with Tony Bennett’s Classic Christmas Album, the series also includes titles by John Denver, Kenny G, Willie Nelson, Elvis Presley and Luther Vandross.
With many of the artist’s holiday albums either out-of-print, never issued on CD, or now highly collectible rarities, each new title in the Classic Christmas Album series is a cross-section of those hard-to-find classics.
“Christmas Cats TV” combines the things we love most–music, Christmas and cats, wrapping them into fun interactive holiday entertaining experience for people of all ages to enjoy.
ABOUT LEGACY RECORDINGS
The multiple Grammy-winning Legacy Recordings, Sony Music Entertainment’s catalog division, produces and maintains the world’s foremost catalog of historic reissues, an unparalleled compendium of thousands of digitally re-mastered archival titles representing virtually every musical genre including popular, rock, jazz, blues, R&B, folk, country, gospel, Broadway musicals, movie soundtracks, ethnic, world music, classical, comedy and more.
ABOUT NORTH SHORE ANIMAL LEAGUE AMERICA
Animal League America has saved more than 1,000,000 lives. As the world’s largest no-kill rescue and adoption organization, we understand that a rescue isn’t complete until each animal is placed into a loving home. Our innovative programs provide education to reduce animal cruelty and advance standards in animal welfare. Our staff and volunteers work tirelessly in the pursuit of our vision of a world where all companion animals find permanent homes to end euthanasia. For more information, visit www.animalleague.org.
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On this anniversary of the day that Luther passed away, we stop to remember all the wonderful things that he contributed during his brief time with us — the music and laughter, his unparalleled gifts as a singer, songwriter and producer, and his love for family, friends and fans. In that spirit, here is Luther’s live performance of “Always and Forever.”
Today we celebrate the 10th anniversary of Luther Vandross’ “Dance With My Father” with your help! You graciously submitted hundreds of photos to honor, celebrate, and commemorate Luther’s legacy with us and we thank you! Watch the video below and SHARE it with your loved ones:
While we couldn’t fit all of your photos into this video, we’d like to honor some additional images that you submitted that were not included in the clip. Please click to view at larger size:
We’re introducing a new Video of the Month series in honor of the one-and-only Luther Vandross! Ten years ago this week, Luther released the album Dance With My Father, one of his most successful and critically acclaimed recordings. The single “Dance With My Father” would win Grammy Awards for Song of the Year and Best Male R&B Vocal Performance in 2004. Luther dedicated this song to his late father, and the music video features personal photos as well as many of his friends who contributed to it. We welcome you to submit your Father’s Day photos to us for a chance to be included in a special video montage to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Dance With My Father. All you have to do is send us a Facebook message and upload a photo of you and your father. Deadline to submit your photo is June 12th.
This past Saturday marked what would have been the 62nd birthday of American R&B and soul singer-songwriter, the late Luther Vandross. HuffPost Live celebrated Luther’s life and legacy by speaking with some of his friends and associates, including Fonzi Thornton, Marcus Miller, Valerie Simpson, Irene Cara and more. Watch the video below!
We’re celebrating the legacy of Luther Vandross! Today would have been Luther’s 62nd birthday, and we’re inviting you to share your thoughts and memories of one of the greatest vocalists of all time! What do you love most about Luther? His amazing voice, his songwriting and work as a producer, his endearing personality, his incredible live performances? We love all of the above! What made him So Amazing for you? Please share your thoughts in the comments below or at Luther’s official Facebook page today. And if you want some extra inspiration, listen to Luther’s new Birthday Playlist on Spotify and be sure to share it and celebrate Luther with your friends! Happy Birthday, Luther! We miss you!
With the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship game tonight, it’s almost time for another Luther Vandross “One Shining Moment!” Luther recorded his version of this now-classic song in 2003, and it’s played at the end of the championship game featuring a montage of March Madness highlights.
USA Today as taken a look back at the past 10 years of “One Shining Moment,” so sit back and enjoy listening to some Luther! Tonight’s game will air on CBS-TV and can be streamed at NCAA.com’s March Madness Live website.
Celebrate the Holidays with a new SongPop Challenge featuring a selection of Classic Christmas songs from Luther Vandross and more. Play your Friends and Family now: http://bit.ly/Xmasp