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September 1, 2009 | Associated Press
Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours" has had the longest run of any song in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The tune has spent 71 weeks on the Billboard singles chart. It first charted in May 2008. Mraz's hippie-friendly jam has been around even longer. He has played it on tour for five years and says fans at live shows always responded differently to it -- and that inspired him to release the song. The 32-year-old has spent the last two years on the road promoting his latest CD, the platinum-selling "We Sing.
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December 3, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Though it takes place at the start of awards season -- and is presented by the same Nashville trade group that puts on the Country Music Assn. Awards -- "CMA Country Christmas" doesn't revolve around the distribution of trophies. It's an annual holiday TV special in which country stars perform Christmas songs and describe their down-home family traditions; the singers with young children are evidently encouraged to trot them before the cameras, more grist for the merry mill. Still, it was hard not to watch this year's show, taped last month at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena and broadcast Monday on ABC, without giving out some imaginary awards.
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February 1, 2003 | Steve Appleford, Special to The Times
Jason Mraz is this year's Hootie. Or, if he's very lucky, this decade's Dave Matthews. Or maybe John Mayer. The common thread is a feel-good approach to folk-rock, uncomplicated and mildly charismatic, with any and all rough edges buffed safely away. Mraz was the quirky, sensitive boy Thursday at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, but not too sensitive and not quirky enough to make any sort of distinctive statement. It was easy listening for acoustic guitar.
BUSINESS
October 15, 2013 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
To promote its new song from platinum-selling country music artist Hunter Hayes and Grammy winner Jason Mraz on Tuesday, Warner Music Group didn't book its stars on "Good Morning America" or "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. " It made a video for YouTube. YouTube has elbowed out radio, MTV, Yahoo and Myspace as the leading way to reach young music listeners, and some of its personalities have emerged as tastemakers, serving much the same role as KROQ-FM's Kevin and Bean have. "For teens through age 24, YouTube is where people listen to the most music," said David Bakula, a senior vice president at audience measurement firm Nielsen.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 3, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Though it takes place at the start of awards season -- and is presented by the same Nashville trade group that puts on the Country Music Assn. Awards -- "CMA Country Christmas" doesn't revolve around the distribution of trophies. It's an annual holiday TV special in which country stars perform Christmas songs and describe their down-home family traditions; the singers with young children are evidently encouraged to trot them before the cameras, more grist for the merry mill. Still, it was hard not to watch this year's show, taped last month at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena and broadcast Monday on ABC, without giving out some imaginary awards.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 28, 2004 | Randy Lewis, Times Staff Writer
Rock comes to the House of Mouse -- sort of. Rock-pop-folk singer-songwriter Jason Mraz will become the first performer even loosely considered a rock musician to play at Walt Disney Concert Hall when he brings his theatrically oriented show to the venue June 16.
NEWS
November 6, 2003 | Lina Lecaro, Special to The Times
"Things are going to happen naturally." It's part of the first verse from the opening track of singer-songwriter Jason Mraz's debut, "Waiting for My Rocket to Come," but for the 26-year-old native Virginian, the swift pace of his success has been anything but natural. "If somebody were to follow my road journal, they'd see that only a year ago I was a scared little kid just about to go on tour," he recalls humbly.
BUSINESS
October 15, 2013 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
To promote its new song from platinum-selling country music artist Hunter Hayes and Grammy winner Jason Mraz on Tuesday, Warner Music Group didn't book its stars on "Good Morning America" or "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. " It made a video for YouTube. YouTube has elbowed out radio, MTV, Yahoo and Myspace as the leading way to reach young music listeners, and some of its personalities have emerged as tastemakers, serving much the same role as KROQ-FM's Kevin and Bean have. "For teens through age 24, YouTube is where people listen to the most music," said David Bakula, a senior vice president at audience measurement firm Nielsen.
NEWS
March 9, 2006 | Mark Sachs
WHAT'S in a name? If you are singer-songwriter Jason Mraz, it's a ready-made title for your latest album, "Mr. A-Z." Mraz, described by some as a funnier, funkier John Mayer, is touring the globe to promote "Mr." and a live EP, "Geekin' Out Across the Galaxy," just released on iTunes. When he isn't on tour, Mraz hunkers down north of San Diego, pondering his next project. In this case, it's how to punctuate a weekend in L.A.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 14, 2004 | Geoff Boucher
It's safe to say that Jason Mraz's acoustic shows this week at the Walt Disney Concert Hall will offer more of a coffeehouse flavor than mosh-pit flailing. Still, the booking and what it represents remind its promoter, Bill Silva, of the time he booked Pearl Jam into a similarly refined hall, the San Diego Civic Theatre. "The band management thought I was insane.... But Eddie [Vedder, the band's singer] came out first thing and said, 'What a gorgeous place. Let's all respect it.'
ENTERTAINMENT
August 30, 2012 | Matthew Cooper
CBS This Morning Author Daniel Smith. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Jason Mraz and Christina Perri. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Backstreet Boys. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV Rachael Ray Julianna Margulies. 8 a.m. KCAL Live With Kelly Jeremy Renner; Rachel Weisz. 9 a.m. KABC The View Kyra Sedgwick; Mario Cantone. 10 a.m. KABC The Talk Craig Ferguson. 1 p.m. KCBS Good Afternoon America (N)
ENTERTAINMENT
September 1, 2009 | Associated Press
Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours" has had the longest run of any song in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The tune has spent 71 weeks on the Billboard singles chart. It first charted in May 2008. Mraz's hippie-friendly jam has been around even longer. He has played it on tour for five years and says fans at live shows always responded differently to it -- and that inspired him to release the song. The 32-year-old has spent the last two years on the road promoting his latest CD, the platinum-selling "We Sing.
NEWS
March 9, 2006 | Mark Sachs
WHAT'S in a name? If you are singer-songwriter Jason Mraz, it's a ready-made title for your latest album, "Mr. A-Z." Mraz, described by some as a funnier, funkier John Mayer, is touring the globe to promote "Mr." and a live EP, "Geekin' Out Across the Galaxy," just released on iTunes. When he isn't on tour, Mraz hunkers down north of San Diego, pondering his next project. In this case, it's how to punctuate a weekend in L.A.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 14, 2004 | Geoff Boucher
It's safe to say that Jason Mraz's acoustic shows this week at the Walt Disney Concert Hall will offer more of a coffeehouse flavor than mosh-pit flailing. Still, the booking and what it represents remind its promoter, Bill Silva, of the time he booked Pearl Jam into a similarly refined hall, the San Diego Civic Theatre. "The band management thought I was insane.... But Eddie [Vedder, the band's singer] came out first thing and said, 'What a gorgeous place. Let's all respect it.'
ENTERTAINMENT
April 28, 2004 | Randy Lewis, Times Staff Writer
Rock comes to the House of Mouse -- sort of. Rock-pop-folk singer-songwriter Jason Mraz will become the first performer even loosely considered a rock musician to play at Walt Disney Concert Hall when he brings his theatrically oriented show to the venue June 16.
NEWS
November 6, 2003 | Lina Lecaro, Special to The Times
"Things are going to happen naturally." It's part of the first verse from the opening track of singer-songwriter Jason Mraz's debut, "Waiting for My Rocket to Come," but for the 26-year-old native Virginian, the swift pace of his success has been anything but natural. "If somebody were to follow my road journal, they'd see that only a year ago I was a scared little kid just about to go on tour," he recalls humbly.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 30, 2012 | Matthew Cooper
CBS This Morning Author Daniel Smith. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Jason Mraz and Christina Perri. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Backstreet Boys. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV Rachael Ray Julianna Margulies. 8 a.m. KCAL Live With Kelly Jeremy Renner; Rachel Weisz. 9 a.m. KABC The View Kyra Sedgwick; Mario Cantone. 10 a.m. KABC The Talk Craig Ferguson. 1 p.m. KCBS Good Afternoon America (N)
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May 2, 2010 | By Emili Vesilind, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Unearthing gorgeous jewelry in Los Angeles is easy. From big-name brands — think Cartier and Tiffany — to independent boutiques such as Roseark and Des Kohan, there's no shortage of retailers dealing in covetable baubles and watches. But selecting a skilled artisan to replace a dislodged ruby or rebuild a fragile engagement ring is a prospect fraught with potential disappointment. Send your grandma's prized diamond-encrusted brooch to the wrong guy, and it could come back greatly altered — beyond repair.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 1, 2003 | Steve Appleford, Special to The Times
Jason Mraz is this year's Hootie. Or, if he's very lucky, this decade's Dave Matthews. Or maybe John Mayer. The common thread is a feel-good approach to folk-rock, uncomplicated and mildly charismatic, with any and all rough edges buffed safely away. Mraz was the quirky, sensitive boy Thursday at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, but not too sensitive and not quirky enough to make any sort of distinctive statement. It was easy listening for acoustic guitar.
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