Columbia Offers 'Essential' Streisand

Columbia Offers 'Essential' Streisand

Columbia will next Tuesday (Jan. 29) release "The Essential Barbra Streisand," a two-disc, 40-song retrospective of the legendary songstress' career, beginning with tracks from her 1963 debut album and closing out with two new studio recordings, "You'll Never Walk Alone" and "Some Day My Prince Will Come."
Neptunes Ink Label Deal With Arista

Neptunes Ink Label Deal With Arista

Hitmaking production/songwriting duo the Neptunes have signed a new deal with Arista, under which the pair will sign and produce artists for their own Star Trak Entertainment imprint as well as Arista. Star Trak's first act, Virginia Beach, Va.-based rap duo the Clipse, will release its debut album in April. The label has also signed Minneapolis rock quartet Spy Mob.
Santana Schedules Spring U.S. Dates

Santana Schedules Spring U.S. Dates

A slate of spring East Coast concerts will precede Santana's previously announced European tour. The newly confirmed U.S. dates on the Carlos Santana-led band's All for One tour begin March 21 at the Ice Palace in Tampa, Fla., and close out April 2 in Hampton, Va.
U2, Alicia Keys To Perform At Grammys

U2, Alicia Keys To Perform At Grammys

U2 and Alicia Keys are the first performers confirmed for the 44th Grammy Awards, to be broadcast live Feb. 27 on CBS. "U2 and Alicia Keys are emblematic of the diversity and limitless talent of our nominees and the powerful music that they create," Recording Academy president/CEO Michael Greene said in a statement. "With this year's spotlight being focused on singer/songwriters across all genres, the Grammys will showcase a wide array of the world's best artists, making this show the most dynamic ever."
Hot Product

Hot Product

Previewing new albums from Nine Inch Nails, Nitin Sawhney, KRS-One, Elbow, and more.
TunesOnTV

TunesOnTV

TV Listings for Jan. 21-27, 2002.
Techno, Hip-Hop Stars Team Up For 'Blade 2'

Techno, Hip-Hop Stars Team Up For 'Blade 2'

The Immortal soundtrack to the upcoming film "Blade 2" will feature a host of intriguing electronic/hip-hop collaborations, including tracks by Mos Def and Massive Attack, Gorillaz and Redman, Moby and Mystikal, Roni Size and Cypress Hill, and BT and the Roots. The soundtrack is due March 26; the film, with Wesley Snipes reprising his title role, is set to open three days later in U.S. theaters.
Sting, Armstrong Take Musical Golden Globes

Sting, Armstrong Take Musical Golden Globes

Sting won the Golden Globe for best original song - motion picture last night (Jan. 20) in Beverly Hills, Calif., for "Until ...," from the comedy "Kate & Leopold." The U.K. superstar's "My Funny Friend and Me," from Disney's "The Emperor's New Groove," lost out last year to Bob Dylan's "Things Have Changed," from the film "Wonder Boys."
Sandoval Turns To Piano For New Album

Sandoval Turns To Piano For New Album

Famed Cuban jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval will release his latest album, and first showcasing his skills as a pianist, March 12 via Crescent Moon/Columbia. The set, appropriately dubbed "My Passion for the Piano," finds Sandoval leading a three-piece group though mostly original compositions, but also includes reinterpretations of work from Armando Manzanero and Michel Legrand.
Harrison Makes 'Sweet' Return To U.K. No. 1

Harrison Makes 'Sweet' Return To U.K. No. 1

As anticipated in midweek sales data, the late George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord" (Parlophone) vaulted back to No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Jan. 20), following the reissue of the classic track as a tribute to the former Beatle, who died of cancer on Nov. 29. The song, which previously topped the U.K. singles chart nearly 31 years ago, replaces Aaliyah's "More Than a Woman" (Blackground/Virgin), marking the first time in British chart history that consecutive No. 1 singles have been by different deceased artists.
THE ART OF VIOLIN

THE ART OF VIOLIN

The latest in Warner's "Art Of . . ." series of classical documentaries—following wonderful films dedicated to conducting, singing, and the piano—comes this gloss on the violin, with an emphasis on the instrument's greatest 20th-century practitioners.
AMERICAN ROOTS MUSIC

AMERICAN ROOTS MUSIC

Effectively covering the vast, ever-vibrant tapestry that is American vernacular music in just four hours is a nearly insurmountable challenge.

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