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Morris Day and the Time headlining the Peach Drop

morris dayMorris Day and the Time will be doing “The Bird” and “Jungle Love” for the masses at Underground Atlanta New Year’s Eve.

The group, best known as Prince’s proteges, always give an energetic show and will headline the 21st annual event, which is free. The event often draws more than 100,000 people a year and is considered the largest New Year’s gathering in the Southeast. For many folks, it’s the only time of year they actually go to Underground.

Past headliners have included Atlanta’s own Collective Soul, Sister Hazel, Edwin McCain, Lonestar, Miranda Lambert, Julianne Hough and Little Richard.

Morris Day will hit the stage at 11:15 p.m.

From the press release:

For the safety and enjoyment of Peach Drop, Underground Atlanta asks that the following items NOT be brought onto the property: Pets, bags, backpacks, coolers, picnic baskets, recording devices, roller blades, bikes, skateboards, lawn chairs, weapons and alcoholic beverages (alcoholic beverages can be purchased on the …

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CD releases: Dec. 8 includes Jimmy Buffett, Chris Brown, Glee

New CDs being released Dec. 8 include:

chrisbrowncdChris Brown, Graffiti

The first single, “I Can Transform Ya,” is probably what the R&B singer is hoping for himself (check out his Atlanta show).

“Glee: The Music – Season 1, Volume 2”

The TV show has created a cult-like following in just one season. Listen to some of the reasons why.

Jimmy Buffett, “Buffet Hotel”

Parrotheads have new music to worship. The singer/songwriter’s latest CD includes 12 new singles and a 24-page booklet.

The Clipse, “Til the Casket Drops”

Rap duo drops its much anticipated third CD.

buffetcdGucci Mane, “The State vs. Radric Davis”

The Atlanta rapper, who had his CD release party last night at Esso, has had his share of legal woes recently. Could that be marketing tie-ins with the album title?

Donny Osmond and Marie Osmond

The “Dancing with the Stars” king and NutriSystem queen team up for their first CD together in more than 3 decades.

Puddle of Mudd, “Volume 4: Songs in the Key of Love & Hate”

The multi-platinum …

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What’s the latest celebrity news, gossip?

Want to avoid awkward conversation with relatives you barely know? Use this week’s top celeb news and entertainment items to break the uncomfortable silence.

  • ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Donny Osmond took the crown over singer Mya and Kelly Osbourne. Let the “(insert name here) was robbed!” battles begin.lambert

  • Adam Lambert

The glam rocker from “American Idol,” who released his debut CD this week, said he has no apologies for the racy AMA performance this week (“I’m not a babysitter”). He said he’s being judged by a double-standard because a woman would not be criticized as much.

  • T.I.

The imprisoned rapper’s Atlanta studio/office was vandalized last week. Police say they also found explosive Molotov cocktails nearby and are still investigating.

  • ‘New Moon’

The second movie in the “Twilight” vampire series pulled in more than $140 million in its first weekend. With more vampire fans on vacation, we expect the slaying to continue.

More movie times and reviews

  • Also in …

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CD releases: Nov. 23-24 include Rihanna, Adam Lambert, Susan Boyle

We usually get a mix of major releases and box sets or reissues just in time for holiday shopping. Here are some of the new CD releases for Nov. 23 and 24.

rihannaSusan Boyle, “I Dreamed a Dream”

This Brit singer took the world, and most notably Simon Cowell, by storm on “Britain’s Got Talent” competition this summer. She was runner-up

Beyonce, “I Am … Yours. An Intimate Performance a the Wynn Las Vegas”

This CD/DVD is related to the “Sasha Fierce” deluxe reissue with bonus tracks. Not sure how much “bonus” there is though.

James Brown, “The Godfather’s Smackdown: Live!”

This CD/DVD pulls from the late performer’s 1980 U.S. tour. But the title alone might be worth the buy.

Bill Cosby, “Bill Cosby Presents the Cosnarati: State of Emergency”

It’s being touted as a socially conscious rap album. Knowing Cosby’s history, we’re sure it will ruffle at least a few feathers.

Bob Dylan, “Christmas in the Heart”

Holiday music with bonus CD

Lady GaGa, “The Fame Monster (Deluxe Edition)” …

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CD releases: Nov. 17 includes Norah Jones, John Mayer, 50 Cent

(AP)

Now that we’re wrapping up 2009, several heavy-hitters will drop new music. Thanksgiving week will be especially busy because a lot of artists are releasing albums so check back with the AJC next Monday to get the latest info on new CDs.

CD releases for today include:

Kris Allen, “Kris Allen”

The Season 8 winner of “American Idol” releases his first CD. “Idol” blogger Rodney Ho says it “remains true to what we think about Kris — dollops of Jason Mraz and John Mayer with more soul. The 13 tunes are a mix of mostly mid-tempo rock songs with ballads.”

Boyz II Men, “Love”

This is their second project produced by “Idol” judge Randy Jackson, and the second CD of covers. The R&B quartet-turned-trio rarely goes wrong with love song so this is probably their new formula. Check out CNN’s interview with the group (actually it was just Wanya and Nathan, because Shawn was sick with H1N1).

Casting Crowns, “Until the Whole World Hears”

This homegrown Christian-rock group has its fourth …

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Overscene: Aiden Quinn, T-Pain, Bow Wow

  • Aidan Quinn dined at Dolce at Atlantic Station on Friday night
  • T-Pain and Bow Wow were downtown filming scenes for the movie “The Lottery Ticket” at Underground Atlanta Friday and Saturday.

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Janet Jackson agrees to interview after MJ death

janetJanet Jackson has agreed to do a one-hour special with ABC. Robin Roberts will interview the pop star in her California home for the primetime special, scheduled air Nov. 18.

While we don’t know the extent of what will be discussed just yet, we expect Jackson, who is promoting a greatest hits CD for the holiday season, to discuss the aftermath of the death of her brother, Michael Jackson.

She also might touch on her relationship with Atlantan Jermaine Dupri. People reported today that the on-again-off-again couple is definitely on.

While blog rumors continue to swirl about a pending wedding, hopefully Ms. Jackson will give us the real deal we can stop churning the rumor mill.

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Usher gets his final ‘Papers’

Calling all groupies! Usher is officially single again.

According to the AP, the Atlanta singer was official divorced from Tameka Foster on Wednesday.

The couple, married since August 2007, has two sons, Usher Raymond V, who will turns 2 later, and Naviyd Ely Raymond, who will be 1 on Dec. 11. Although Usher was seeking joint custody, arrangements were not detailed in the divorce decree.

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Overscene: Andre of OutKast, chef Tom Colicchio

Chef Tom Colicchio (Craft)

(Photo courtesy of Craft)

  • Andre Benjamin of OutKast took in an advance screening of the alien-abduction drama “The Fourth Kind,” at the Regal Hollywood 24 in Chamblee this week.
  • Celeb chef Tom Colicchio (left) was back in his Atlanta Craft kitchen this week, dishing up delicacies paired with brews chosen by brewmaster Garrett Oliver. The crowd enjoying the five-course repast at Craft Atlanta included Andrew and Connie Pope, Adam Richmond, Julie Wilhelm, Mark Adams, Adamo, Shaun Doty, Diane Jackson and Greg Simms.

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Industry parties welcome Soul Train Awards to ATL

The “Soul Train Awards” (red carpet photos) taping isn’t until tonight at the Georgia World Congress Center, but the music industry parties got going an evening early all over town.

(Photos from welcome party@ Justin’s)

Usher, "KP" Prather and Killa Mike (Photo by Maurice Garland)

Usher, "KP" Prather and Killa Mike (Photos by Maurice Garland)

After a public meet-and-greet at Carol’s Daughter in Lenox Square, R&B singer/producer Ryan Leslie hosted a more intimate, private dinner across the street at Twist. The tastemakers Universal Motown executive Terrell Henderson invited to hear and discuss Leslie’s new CD “Transition” – in stores today – included Sol Fusion promoter J Carter; Hot-107.9’s Beyonce; event planner I’na Saulsbery; retailers Desiree Williams and Tobago Benito; photographer Shannon McCollum; blogger Gyant; publicist Saptosa Foster and “Tardy For The Party” producer Don Vito.

“Besides being here for Soul Train (Awards), it’s really important for me to get to know the people in Atlanta who make it happen,” said Leslie, adding …

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