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Wine & Music Fest April 28-29


Last updated 4/5/2007 at Noon

TEMECULA — The Temecula Wine & Music Festival is promising bigger and better names for the 2007 event held at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa on Saturday, April 28, and Sunday, April 29. Already, festival producers have booked nationally known musicians such as Ray Parker, Jr .; Joyce Cooling; Richard Smith; Brian Simpson; Grammy nominated vocalist Patti Austin; Everett Harp; Greg Adams; and Temecula’s own Michael Paulo.

Ray Parker, Jr. is probably best known for his Billboard chart-topper “Ghostbusters.” Parker started his career in his hometown of Detroit, MI, as a teenaged session guitarist when he received a call from Stevie Wonder asking him to play with Wonder on tour. Besides opening for Wonder and the Rolling Stones, Parker appeared on two of Wonder’s albums in 1972 and 1973. In 1977, Parker joined Arista Records. His first album, “Raydio,” went gold in 1978. Parker has also written and produced music for artists such as Randy Hall, Cheryl Lynn, Deniece Williams and Diana Ross.

Joyce Cooling is a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter from the San Francisco area. In 2002, she released “Third Wish,” which featured Al Jarreau and immediately became the most added track on contemporary jazz radio. “This Girl’s Got to Play” was released in 2004 and shot up the Billboard charts to the top ten. Most recently, Cooling and partner Jay Wagner released “Revolving Door.” This latest album is especially unique, as a portion of the proceeds will be donated to mental health research. The title of the album is a testament to the syndrome as it impacts both life and the mental health crisis in the world today. Cooling’s brother suffers from schizophrenia.

For tickets and additional information, call (951) 696-0184 or visit http://www.temeculawineand


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