Reality-Themed Music Shows Keep On Rolling

Reality-Themed Music Shows Keep On Rolling

NBC's top-rated morning show "Today" has helped land a record deal for a singer who appeared on the show's talent contest last year. Kristy Starling, a 22-year-old Oklahoma native, earned second place in the program's singing contest, "Today's Superstar."
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2001 - Greek-French composer Iannis Xenaxis dies at the age of 78 at his home in Paris. Trained as an engineer and architect, Xenaxis relied on elaborate computer models and other scientific methods to create such mathematically minded works as "Pithoprakta" for trombones, strings, and percussion (1957), "Nuits" for chorus ('67), and "Pleiades" for percussion sextet ('78), as well as a series of electronic pieces.
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Previewing the "Daredevil" soundtrack, new albums from Johnny Marr, the Marsalis Family, and more.
Cher Gets 'Stuck' Onscreen With Kinnear, Damon

Cher Gets 'Stuck' Onscreen With Kinnear, Damon

Cher will star opposite Greg Kinnear and Matt Damon in 20th Century Fox's "Stuck on You" for directors Bobby and Peter Farrelly ("Dumb and Dumber," "Kingpin"). The project begins shooting this month in Miami. "Stuck" stars Damon and Kinnear as conjoined twins, one of whom aspires to act.
Sotheby's Sues Michael Jackson

Sotheby's Sues Michael Jackson

Sotheby's filed a lawsuit Friday against pop superstar Michael Jackson, who the auction house claims has yet to pay nearly $1.4 million dollars for two 19th century paintings he purchased last October.
T.A.T.U., Timberlake Reign On U.K. Charts

T.A.T.U., Timberlake Reign On U.K. Charts

Russian duo t.A.T.u. continued its conquest of the European charts yesterday (Feb. 2), as its single, "All the Things She Said" (Interscope/Polydor), debuted at No. 1 in the U.K. The track, which has courted controversy because of lesbian love scenes in its video, was already No. 1 in Austria and Switzerland and No. 5 on Music & Media's Eurochart Hot 100 Singles survey. "Said" had reached No. 44 in Britain last week on import sales alone.
06TunesOnTV

06TunesOnTV

Music-related TV listings for Feb. 3-9, 2003.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2002 - James Blackwood, the last founding member of the Blackwood Brothers Quartet and one of the giants of Southern gospel music, dies in Memphis of complications of a stroke. He is 82.
Ashanti, Amerie Lead Soul Train Nominees

Ashanti, Amerie Lead Soul Train Nominees

With three nominations each, Ashanti and Amerie lead the field for the 2003 Soul Train Music Awards. The R&B newcomers are each listed in the best female R&B/soul album and R&B/soul single categories, while Ashanti's self-titled Murder Inc./Def Jam debut is up for R&B/soul or rap album of the year. Amerie is also up for best new artist.
2003 Soul Train Music Awards Nominees

2003 Soul Train Music Awards Nominees

The full list of nominees for the Soul Train Music Awards, which will be handed out March 1 at the Pasadena (Calif.) Civic Center.

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