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Music News & Reviews

Kenny Rogers says he knows when to walk away

Kenny Rogers is calling from somewhere. He's not really sure where. Nova Scotia? "It's as far north as you can get without being at the North Pole," says Rogers, who is out promoting his new album, "Once Again It's Christmas," on the second-to-last tour of his life. Rogers, 77, will retire after a farewell tour next year, to spend more time with his 11-year-old twin sons and his fifth wife, Wanda.

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Coldplay's Chris Martin finds renewal in Los Angeles

Chris Martin has lived in Los Angeles long enough to speak enthusiastically about his spiritual teachers and about the benefits of cutting sugar and dairy from his diet. But the Coldplay frontman hasn't been here long enough to know that the guys handing out DVDs on the Venice boardwalk want you to pay for them.


Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 6-12

Dec. 6: Singer Frank Beverly of Maze is 69. Actress JoBeth Williams is 67. Actor Tom Hulce is 62. Drummer Rick Buckler of The Jam is 60. Country singer Bill Lloyd of Foster and Lloyd is 60. Guitarist Peter Buck of R.E.M. is 59. Drummer David Lovering of The Pixies is 54. Actress Janine Turner ("Strong Medicine," "Northern Exposure") is 53. Director Judd Apatow is 48. Keyboardist Ulf "Buddha" Ekberg of Ace of Base is 45.