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Sting Celebrates his 62nd Birthday
By: Gary Graff

Today (October 2) is Sting's 62nd birthday -- and hardly finds him thinking about slowing down and retiring. In fact, he's busy these days with "The Last Ship," his first stage musical, which opens June 10 in Chicago and moves to Broadway in the fall.

Sting tells us the key to his career -- which includes stints in the Police and as a solo artist, actor, author, activist and philanthropist among other endeavors -- is to keep constantly explore new ideas and endeavors:

You know, I'm always led by my curiosity...My motto is to surprise. It should always be a surprise, whatever you do, and the music you write should always have a surprise every eight bars. So it's always about surprise for me, and I need to surprise myself.”

The companion album for "The Last Ship" came out on September 24, and Sting has five more shows left on a residency at New York’s Anspacher Theater, where he's playing the songs. He'll also be performing November 16 at Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater in Texas, which will be filmed for a future episode of "Austin City Limits."

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