Walt Disney Co.-based production company Beacon Pictures is banking on the appeal of father-son rappers Master P and Lil' Romeo to pack a punch at the box office, having picked up a pair of projects involving the duo.
Soul legend Smokey Robinson is preparing to release his first inspirational/gospel album, "Food for the Spirit." The nine-song set will be released March 30 on Minneapolis-based gospel label Liquid 8 Records.
Twenty-one months after his initial, record-breaking U.K. success with "Evergreen"/"Anything Is Possible," former "Pop Idol" winner Will Young has the No. 1 position on both the singles and album charts in the region. "Leave Right Now" (S/BMG) spends a second week atop the singles survey, while his sophomore album, "Friday's Child," debuts at No. 1.
2002 - A fire rips through the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland, severely damaging and rendering unsafe the Guilded Balloon and La Belle Angele, which are located in a protected "world heritage site. La Belle Angele hosted early performances by the likes of Oasis and Radiohead.
Floetry's fresh fusion of old-school soul and life-honed spoken word on last year's stellar "Floetic" have garnered a string of success-building singles—"Floetic," "Say Yes," "Getting Late"—and a slew of industry nominations.
1999 - It is announced that Gabriel Gomez has been charged with the kidnapping and murder of his half-sister Sandra Rosas, wife of Los Lobos singer/guitarist Cesar Rosas. She disappears from her Rowland Heights, Calif., home on Oct. 23.
Originally released as a feature-length documentary film in 1989, "101" is a quasi-road film/live show that chronicles the staging and execution of a massive Depeche Mode concert at the Pasadena (Calif.) Rose Bowl.