2002 - Singaporean singer Sun Yanzi plays the region's first-ever live, exclusively online concert. The event is staged in Taipei by Warner Music Taiwan and broadcast to MSN portals in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, and Malaysia on a pay-per-view basis.
2001 - Seattle's Experience Music Project museum opens its first international exhibition with Island Revolution: Jamaican Rhythm from Ska to Reggae, 1956-1981. The exhibit traces the history of Jamaican popular music from ska and rocksteady, through the reggae explosion of the 1970s, with many rare artifacts from Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Lee "Scratch" Perry and King Tubby.
Even though it's not yet summer, Colorado-based jam band the String Cheese Incident is looking ahead to the fall. The band has set up a tour that kicks off with its Sept. 20 appearance at the Austin (Texas) City Limits Music Festival and stretches into mid-October.
Continuing its exhaustive Miles Davis archiving, Columbia/Legacy drops this two-CD set—along with In Person Saturday Night at the Blackhawk, Complete—devoted to an April 1961 performance at the titular San Francisco club.