01.12.09 Sting was in Los Angeles on January 11 to attend the Golden Globe awards...


Sting was in Los Angeles on January 11 to attend the Golden Globe awards where he presented the award for "Best Original Song - Motion Picture", to his old friend Bruce Springsteen for the song 'The Wrestler' from the film of the same name.

The previous night Sting and Trudie attended the 2nd Annual Art of Elysium Charity Gala. The charity encourages actors, artists and musicians to voluntarily dedicate their time and talent to children who are battling serious medical conditions. They provide artistic workshops in the following disciplines: acting, art, comedy, fashion, music, radio, songwriting and creative writing. They work with numerous hospitals and hospices throughout Los Angeles.
GarageBand '09 introduces a whole new way to help you learn to play piano and guitar with 18 basic lessons and optional lessons from top artists. Artist Lessons feature original artists showing how to play their hit songs with everything from finger positions and techniques to the story behind the song. Choose from lessons by popular artists including: Sara Bareilles, Colbie Caillat, John Fogerty, Ben Folds, Norah Jones, Sarah McLachlan, Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump, OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder and Sting...
It opened with Costello singing, and beautifully, 'Every Breath You Take', a Police number, of course. Then the Policemen came on one by one, each representing a facet of the band's warring personality. Andy Summers was quiet and learned, no trouble at all. Stewart Copeland, the barmy American drummer, loudly claimed the band for himself. But the ownership dispute was quelled by the arrival of Sting, exuding authority, charisma and, less expectedly, humour. It could have been a schmaltzy love fest or nerdishly technical. It wasn't. It had lightness to it, as well as a sense of occasion. Costello, his face framed by a fedora and sideburns, proved an able interviewer, his skills honed from standing in for David Letterman...
The Creative Coalition announced today that Sting will be a featured artist performing with rock and roll legend Sam Moore at their Inaugural Ball on Tuesday evening, January 20, 2009, joining the program headlined by Elvis Costello to commemorate the presidential inauguration. The Ball is a benefit gala for The Creative Coalition (the nonprofit, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) advocacy arm of the arts and entertainment communities). Confirmed hosts in attendance include Members of Congress, leaders from the entertainment industry, business, policy and media...
Despite relying on electronic amplification - considered a sacrilege in classical settings - there was the intimacy of a chamber concert. Sting sang with an immediate, straightforward approach that placed emphasis on the text. I was impressed with his singing of 'In Darkness Let Me Dwell', a slow 'ballad' where he imbued his grainy voice with a dark melancholic texture, bringing out the sadness of the music...