- The Washington Times - Monday, September 8, 2003

Bowie still making history

David Bowie was scheduled to make music history as of press time yesterday by launching the release of his upcoming album with an accompanying live performance beamed into selected cinemas around the world, according to Reuters News Agency.

The live set at Riverside Studios in London was slated to showcase tracks from his new album “Reality” and many cuts from his extensive back catalog and be broadcast live by satellite to 22 cinemas in Europe, including five in the UK.

Cinemas in the rest of the world, including those in Rio de Janeiro, New York, Sydney, Warsaw, Toronto and Tokyo will see the concert today due to the time difference.

Mr. Bowie has been a longtime pioneer of technology in the music industry, Reuters reports.

In the 1980s, he was one of the first artists to use e-mail to communicate with the media while on tour. In the 1990s, he offered fans a chance to download his latest release from the Internet in one of the first widespread uses of that technology.

Mr. Bowie’s latest album will be released Monday and will be followed by his first world tour in almost a decade.

Fourth ‘Indy’ in works

Harrison Ford dished on the forthcoming sequel to the “Indiana Jones” series in an interview with Der Spiegel magazine published yesterday, according to Reuters.

The action star is slated to make a third sequel next year with director Steven Spielberg, but details have been kept under wraps.

“I got the project rolling and now I’m in a waiting mode,” he said, adding he planned to be involved in drafting the screenplay. “When the screenplay is finished, I’ll read it — and possibly determine that it isn’t finished yet,” he said. Mr. Ford said there would be no disguising the older age of the Indiana Jones character, according to Reuters.

“What concessions?” he said when asked about his advancing age. “Indiana Jones will simply be older and doesn’t behave like he did in 1981 when he first appeared on the screen. That’s all.”

‘C-jury’ selection begins

Associated Press

Jury selection began yesterday in C-Murder’s second-degree murder trial in Gretna, La.

The charges against the rapper, whose real name is Corey Miller, stem from the shooting death of a 16-year-old at a Jefferson Parish nightclub in January, 2002.

C-Murder, the brother of rap music mogul Master P and the uncle of pint-sized rapper Lil’ Romeo ,is also accused of bribing two Jefferson Parish sheriff’s deputies to smuggle a cell phone into his lockup. Prosecutors say he used the phone to call friends and instruct them to harm or influence witnesses.

The defense says there is no hard evidence that the rapper even used the phone.

The 30-year-old rapper was indicted in March 2002 in the shooting death of Steve Thomas after an argument at the Platinum Club in Jefferson Parish.

Authorities say C-Murder was out on bail on an attempted murder charge in Baton Rouge when he allegedly pulled out a handgun at the Harvey Club and allegedly killed Mr. Thomas with a gunshot to the chest.

C-Murder told deputies he was at the club that night but denied involvement in the shooting. Investigators say his reputation for violence made it difficult to get witnesses to testify about what they saw that night.

Compiled by Scott Galupo from wire reports. Got a tip? E-mail [email protected]washingtontimes.com.


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