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Britain’s Moody Blues will sing the quintessential American song “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during the opening montage of CBS’ telecast of Major League Baseball’s All Star Game Tuesday night.

Other artists participating in the event are James Brown, Melissa Etheridge , Aaron Neville, Alice Cooper, Hammer and the Allman Brothers.

Robert Plant has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with BMG Music Publishing. The deal includes Plant’s new album “Fate of Nations” and his 1988 album “Now and Zen.”

Nelvana has signed over the master toy license for its new Saturday-morning ABC series “Tales From the Cryptkeeper” to Seattle-based Ace Novelty Co., with a seven-figure guarantee, the company said. The show will premiere Sept. 18.

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