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May 2, 2004

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The Cure lands Rockwalk honor

Los Angeles -- The British rock band The Cure has been honored with a place in the Hollywood Rockwalk.

The band's five members placed their hands in concrete Friday to be installed outside the original Guitar Center store on Sunset Boulevard.

The Cure's signature melancholy sound influenced numerous other acts in the years following its founding in 1976.

James Brown honor put on hold

Augusta, Ga. -- City officials have delayed the unveiling of a statue honoring James Brown until the singer resolves his legal troubles.

Officials originally scheduled the unveiling for Friday to coincide with the Godfather of Soul's 71st birthday, which is Monday, and the downtown music festival that was named in his honor.

The former James Brown Music Festival reverted to its original name, the Garden City Music Festival, in February because of the public backlash after his Jan. 28 arrest for allegedly hitting his wife, Tomi Rae Brown.

Actress becomes songstress

Nashville, Tenn. -- Minnie Driver or Minnie Pearl?

The 33-year-old British actress has recorded a country music album and is negotiating with Rounder Records to release it.

Driver was in Nashville recently to present an award at Country Music Television's Flame Worthy Video Music Awards. Backstage, she described her album as alternative country.

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