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Sting and Paul Simon rehearsing for upcoming tour

This June 13, 2013 file photo, Sting performs at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 44th annual induction and awards gala in New York. Sting and Paul Simon are rehearsing for their upcoming tour, a couple of longtime friends and neighbors preparing to take turns singing some of each other's biggest hits. "He's the master," Sting said Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, by satellite from New York. "If I ever wanted to emulate a literary and literate songwriter, then Paul Simon would be the person I would go to." AP

Sting and Paul Simon are rehearsing for their upcoming tour, a couple of longtime friends and neighbors preparing to take turns singing some of each other’s biggest hits.

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Sting, Cher and Elton John–when talent trumps trends

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JOHN. Pares down his flamboyant musicality with a back-to-basics trio.

Sting, Cher and Elton John are already in their 60s, but their enduring careers are incontrovertible proof that genuine talent will always trump trends and gimmicks—as their respective new albums, “The Last Ship,” “The Diving Board” and “Closer To The Truth,” demonstrate!

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Pop songwriters find excitement in stage productions

Cyndi Lauper at the open house for the Upcoming Musical "Kinky Boots," featuring Music by Cyndi Lauper, at the Al Hirshfeld Theatre in New York. AP

There was a time when most of the songs played on the radio came from Broadway. Now, some popular hitmakers like Cyndi Lauper and Sting are finding that it still feels like home.

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Pop songwriters find excitement in stage musicals

Cyndi Lauper at the open house for the Upcoming Musical "Kinky Boots," featuring Music by Cyndi Lauper, at the Al Hirshfeld Theatre in New York. AP

There was a time when most of the songs played on the radio came from Broadway. Now some popular hit makers like Cyndi Lauper and Sting are finding it still feels like home.

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Rocket Man, Englishman in NY rock the weekend

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The high ticket prices didn’t stop music fans from watching British pop stars Elton John and Sting in their respective concerts last Saturday and Sunday night, both at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

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Every little ‘Sting’ does is magic

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HOW FRAGILE WE ARE Sting lifts the spirits of Filipinos reeling from the loss of Manny Pacquiao and trauma brought by killer Typhoon Pablo. Totel V. de Jesus/INQUIRER.net

A few hundred meters from New York Street in Cubao, an Englishman made thousands of Filipinos happy for one night.

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Sting: Listen to the lyrics

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A high school buddy kept pestering us for tickets to Sting’s Dec. 9 concert at Smart Araneta Coliseum. When we told him via SMS that even the media might have a hard time getting in because the show was practically sold out, he replied in mock frustration: “I hope Sting plays only three songs and spends the rest of the night lecturing about climate change!”

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Stung by ticket exchange

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A long line greeted even early birds among those who trooped to the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao Saturday to have their Sting concert tickets replaced following a recent venue change.

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Promoters feel sting in change of concert venue

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Tickets to British singer-songwriter Sting’s concert on Dec. 9 were “almost sold out” when the pop star changed the venue from the Mall of Asia Arena (MOAA) to Smart Araneta Coliseum, according to an officer of MOA Arena.

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Stung by spat over Baguio trees, Sting opts for change of venue

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Musician Sting and his wife Trudie Styler attend the Time 100 Gala, celebrating the 100 most influential people in the world, on in this April 26, 2011 file photo, in New York. Sting moved the location of his "Back to Bass Tour" concert Saturday Oct. 20, 2012 in the Philippines following a petition by environmentalists who said the original venue is owned by a conglomerate that plans to uproot 182 trees for a parking lot and mall expansion in a northern mountain city. Sting and his wife established The Rainforest Foundation to protect tropical rainforests and their people. AP/Peter Kramer

The Manila leg of British singer-songwriter Sting’s “Back to Bass Tour” concert on Dec. 9 will be moved from the SM Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena in Pasay City to Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City amid a spat over pine trees, it was announced Friday.

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Sting forces venue switch in Philippines tree row

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Rock superstar Sting has forced organisers to move his planned one-night show in the Philippines to another Manila venue amid a spat over pine trees involving the original hosts, it was announced Friday.

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SM says Sting was fed ‘a lot of disinformation’

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The country’s largest mall developer SM Prime Holdings said on Saturday it was regretful that “a lot of disinformation” surrounding its Baguio mall redevelopment plan had reached Sting, who demanded that his one -night show in the Philippines be moved from SM’s Mall of Asia to another venue.

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