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For Thursday, October 1, 2015 

>>Saxophonist Phil Woods Dead At 83 

(Los Angeles, CA)  --  Celebrated jazz alto saxophonist Phil Woods is dead at the age of 83.  Woods' long career is marked with  dozens of albums he recorded as a bandleader, and countless others as a sideman.  He also played on classic songs by Billy Joel, Paul Simon and Steely Dan.  His last concert was last month with a performance with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra paying tribute to the "Charlie Parker With Strings" album. 

>>Shawn Colvin Salutes Greats In "Uncovered" Covers Album 

(Los Angeles, CA)  --  Grammy-winning songwriter Shawn Colvin is paying tribute to songs other artists made famous on her new album.  "Uncovered" puts her spin on classics from peers like Bruce Springsteen, John Fogerty, and Paul Simon.  Look for her touring this fall as she hits the road with Don Henley. 

>>Don Henley: Common Courtesy Is Gone 

(Los Angeles, CA)  --  Expect some sentiment of bitterness on Don Henley's new album, "Cass County."  Henley tells "Paste" magazine he wrote much of the album on the 150-mile drive between Dallas and Linden, Texas.  He says the experience left him feeling pretty grim about the state of American society.  After getting cut off by drivers on a daily basis, he says he concluded that common courtesy in our society is pretty much gone. 

>>"The Wall" Returns To Theaters For Encore Showings 

(Los Angeles, CA)  --  Roger Waters "The Wall" returns to theaters this month for an encore engagement.  Distributors cite a "phenomenal demand" for tickets.  The film blends concert footage with behind-the-scenes glimpses of trips to France and Italy.  Among sites are the World War One cemetery where his grandfather is buried and the beachhead where his father died in World War Two.  The film will show at select theaters October 15th and 18th.  Visit the Roger Waters The Wall website for locations.