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ESPN uses Still the One for “It’s not crazy; it’s sports” commercial

It’s the Thing that wouldn’t die! From it’s first application to the commercial marketplace as the theme song for the ABC Television Network (here and abroad) in 1977, through the seemingly endless usages by everything from car dealerships to local banks, from NutriSystem to Burger King, there’s probably  been very little time that the song Still […]

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10 Good Years? (according to Larry)

What was it like for YOU 10 years ago? A lot happens over a decade, but the only thing certain is that everyone reading this is 10 years older now than at the beginning of 2000!  We’re not only older but hopefully wiser, too. Here’s what the last decade looks like to me from here […]

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Larry’s take: new DVD

We met Greg Rike after a Rock & Pop Masters show at Kenedy Space Center in December ’07. Frankly, it was a very hectic day; so, although we’d planned on filming an Orleans interview, the day went by: driving, soundcheck, dinner, changing, the show, Meet’n’Greet then winding down to drive home. But, we STILL hadn’t […]

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Happy 4th of July! – Orleans sing the National Anthem at Tampa Bay

Happy 4th of July, America!Don’t mean to offend or leave out any of our International friends, but the 4th of July … Independence Day … is a uniquely American holiday. Still, I’m sure many other nations around the globe have their equivalents. So, what the hey … Happy 4th of July, EVERYONE!  Let’s not forget […]

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Thanks for your responses to “For Fathers Everywhere”!

Hi everyone – thanks SO much for your messages about the song ‘For Fathers Everywhere’ !!! Too many for me to answer individually, so i will share a few things with you in response to your various (but ultimately, similar – and I believe, universal) thoughts and feelings. The Hoppen parents (of Lance, Lane and […]

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Merry Christmas 2008 from Orleans!

Merry Christmas … alll around the world! It’s Christmas Eve and, whether or not your belief system celebrates the Holiday as such, you can’t help but be affected by the “peace on Earth, goodwill towards men” feelings it brings with it. Nations lay down arms and even the most “dysfunctional” of families do their best to […]

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“Still the One” Plays to World Wide Audiences

Millions of Americans watched the Democratic National Convention this past week. Regardless of your political leanings, you have to admit that it was quite the 21st century event, with over 80.000 people flocking to the Pepsi Center Arena in Denver, Colorado. One of our favorite moments came when, after Senator Edward “Ted” Kennedy‘s speech on […]

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What if YOU had to choose between “heat or eat”?

Hi everyone – Larry here I rarely do this, but I’m posting a link to an article about an extraordinary organization which I actively and most fervently support. Click here for the article in the Kingston Freeman It would be literally catastrophic to Hudson Valley residents for The Queens Galley to have to shut its doors. As far as […]

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Music and Politics

I don’t know when the dynamic began, but songs like “God Bless America”, “When Johnny Comes Marching Home” and National Anthems around the globe show us that using music to support and enhance political causes has been done for a long time. Orleans has a long history of writing, recording and performing songs that are […]

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