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Ryan Adams Releases Winter '11/12 Tour Dates!

RyanAdams_Newalbum2011_Ashes&FireGrammy Award-nominated rocker and hubby of Mandy Moore, Ryan Adams has formally announced tour dates for his critically acclaimed 2011 album, Ashes & Fire!

Kicking off in Philadelphia, PA for a date at the Academy of Music on December 2nd, 2011, Adams crisscrosses the Eastern seaboard for performances at New York's Carnegie Hall and Toronto's Winter Garden Theatre before heading West for shows in Cleveland, St. Louis, Denver, and overseas for shows in Perth, Sydney, Brisbane, and Melborne, Australia. 

Adams third album in little more than a year, Ashes & Fire is a "return to instinctive Adams songwriting," effuses Ally Carnwath of The Guardian in an recent review. "Gentle dewy-eyed country and soulful pop...there's pleasure in such smooth, elegantly crafted songs." 

Ryan Adams 2011-2012 Tour Dates:

12/02 – Philadelphia, PA @ Academy of Music
12/04 – Baltimore, MD @ Lyric Opera House
12/06 – New York, NY @ Carnegie Hall
12/08 – Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
12/10 – Toronto, ON @ Winter Garden Theatre
12/11 – Chicago, IL @ Cadillac Place
12/13 – Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre
01/24 – Bethesda, MD @ Strathmore
01/25 – Cleveland, OH @ Ohio Theatre at Playhouse Square
01/27 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Hill Auditorium (Ann Arbor Folk Festival)
01/30 – Louisville, KY @ The Louisville Palace
01/31 – St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House
02/01 – Kansas City, MO @ Music Hall
02/03 – Denver, CO @ Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre
02/25 – Perth, AU @ Perth Concert Hall
02/28 – Sdyney, AU @ Sydney Opera House
03/01 – Brisbane, AU @ Qpac Concert Hall
03/03 – Melbourne, AU @ Regent Theatre

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Mandy Moore Lends Her Voice to Coach.com's Poppy Collection!

MandyMoore_Coach_010 Renewing a sustained partnership with Coach, Mandy Moore lends her voice for an all-new promotion on Coach.com!

Marking the newest campaign for Coach's trendy Poppy collection, Mandy's voice can be heard as she recites a selection of free verse by Russian born fiction writer, essayist, and book critic, Irina Reyn. Entitled "A New York City Saturday, Springtime," it tells the imaginative story of a young woman's life in the heart of the Big Apple.

Ending on a surprising note, the verse concludes without an ending. Asking viewers to submit their desired conclusion in 900 characters or less, the winner is promised publication on Coach.com.

Marking the second-such promotional opportunity in a month, Mandy's "I Could Break Your Heart Any Day of the Week" was recently featured on Coach's newest commercial

Enjoy!

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Mandy Moore Talks Philanthropy and Fashion on 'The Thread'

Songstress Mandy Moore paid a visit to Times Square in New York City recently, as she sat down with Sarah Bernard on Yahoo's The Thread!

Scheduled amidst a whirlwind media tour of the Big Apple, Mandy kicked off the interview with a special emphasis on cervical cancer awareness. Decrying a recent study that showed that just one in five young women know where their cervix is, Mandy urged women to be "proactive" in maintaining their cervical health. 


In the aftermath of a very busy 2009, Mandy briefly touched on her latest projects in the new year. Noting that she continues to record music for Disney's Rapunzel, Mandy added that she is also working on releasing a brand new album!

Asked to name her favorite designer, Mandy was diplomatic as she confessed an interest in vintage pieces. Declining to name a single designer on camera, she ultimately revealed that her super-cute black and navy dress was an original Balenciaga.

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Mandy Moore Squares Off Against Cervical Cancer on NYC's PIX 11

In conjunction with the Gynecological Cancer Foundation's new Reality Check campaign, Mandy Moore appeared on New York City's PIX 11 Morning News recently to raise awareness of cervical cancer.

Sporting a white blouse and black skirt combo, Mandy looked lovely on set as she discussed facts and explained her reasons for supporting the national campaign.

Emphatic in her desire to encourage women to be "proactive in protecting their cervical health," Mandy spoke candidly as she noted that being a young woman was reason enough to encourage her to take a stand against the devastating disease.

Calling it "one of the preventable cancers," Mandy instructed women to take control. "Whether or not you are planning on having children now or later in life," she added, "it is essential to take care of your cervix." 

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"Gone Too Far" Series Finale Tonight on MTV 10 PM ET/PT

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MandyMooreBlog.com would like to announce the series finale of DJ AM's breakthrough documentary series, "Gone Too Far," airing on MTV later tonight. 

Dedicated to the memory of Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein, the series features young adults, age 18 to 23, as they struggle to escape the devastating and often painful affects of drug addiction.

Working with addicts and their families, DJ AM offers a hopeful message as he convinces heroin, cocaine, meth, prescription pill, and alcohol users to seek help at one of several participating rehab facilities. 

A close friend of Mandy Moore, DJ AM tragically died this past August in his New York City apartment.

To watch tonight's landmark series finale, tune into MTV at 10 PM ET/PT.

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Ryan Adams Recites "White Diamond" Poem at NYPL

Back in October, we showcased highlights from a memorable chat between rocker Ryan Adams and Weeds star Mary Louise Parker

Held at the iconic New York Public Library, the two-hour conversation not only offered Ryan a chance to discuss his new book, "Hello Sunshine," but also served as a reconnection of sorts for the former neighbors and North Carolina natives.

The book, only Ryan's second collection of poetry, is a powerful piece of work that demands to be heard. Like "White Diamond," shown above, Ryan's poetry offers the same type of description and introspection that have been hallmarks of his illustrious musical career. 

Enjoy the video!

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P.S. Another big congratulations to Michelle Detwiler of Cuyahoga, OH for winning our Ryan Adams "Hello Sunshine" Contest!


"New York, New York" Voted #2 on Rolling Stone Magazine's Reader's Rock List!

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MandyMooreBlog.com would like to congratulate Ryan Adams on being named to Rolling Stone's Reader's Rock List: New York Songs!

Showing their musical savvy, readers of Rolling Stone Magazine named Ryan's, "New York, New York" the second best New York-inspired song ever.

Billy Joel topped the list of the fifteen best songs, for his classic rock tune, "New York State Of Mind." Notable runners up also included Nas, Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys, U2, and Bruce Springsteen.

Recorded for Ryan's 2001 album, "Gold," "New York, New York," has a particularly memorable history. Selected for release as a music video, Ryan filmed the song just across the Hudson in the days prior to the 9-11 attacks on New York City.

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Mandy Moore's Alma Mater Performing at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!

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With a number of successful alumni like Natalie Portman, Robert Downey Jr., Adam Pascal and Mandy MooreStagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center has a reputation for training the best.

In an exciting first, Stagedoor will present sixty of its most promising students for a unique song and dance finale in this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Presented live on national television, the event will offer a first-hand look at one of the entertainment industry's most successful training programs. Offering intensive summer programs to talented youngsters, Stagedoor's training classes immerse participants in intensive song, dance, and actor training.

For 16 year old singer-dancer, Cody Gunn, Stagedoor's prestigious program represents an valuable opportunity. By participating in the parade, performers like Gunn "join a number of high-profile celebrities, iconic floats, giant balloons, and elite marching bands" in one of New York's most cherished traditions.

To cheer on Mandy Moore's alma mater, tune in to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, November 26th at 9 AM on NBC.

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"Gone Too Far" Tonight on MTV 10 PM ET/PT

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MandyMooreBlog.com would like to announce that DJ AM's documentary series, "Gone Too Far" will premiere on MTV later tonight. 

Dedicated to the memory of Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein, the series features young adults, age 18 to 23, as they struggle to escape the perilous grasp of drug addiction. 

A close friend of Mandy Moore, DJ AM died tragically this past August at his New York City apartment. In the days following his passing, Mandy released this statement:

"I am absolutely heartbroken. For those of us lucky enough to have known
  him, Adam radiated a contagious exuberance for life and also personified the 
 very definition of a true friend. To say that he will be missed beyond words
 is an understatement. My heart goes out to his loved ones."

To watch tonight's debut episode, tune into MTV at 10 PM ET/PT.