Born in Argentina and raised in Miami, Colloca, who has four albums (three in Spanish, one in English) under his belt, is rapidly becoming the poster boy for the burgeoning Christian Latin-pop movement.
Before she issues her next studio album, ever-busy singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco tells Billboard.com she will unveil a two-hour movie about her life -- on and off the road over the past five years -- and a live album via her Righteous Babe Records label. Shot largely by DiFranco friend Hilary Goldberg, "Render: Spanning Time With Ani DiFranco" is due June 11 on VHS/DVD and features performances of the previously unreleased songs "In the Way" and "Slide."
With fame, fortune, and Grammys already in her possession at 30, the only thing missing from Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes' life was a little peace. It was on the northern coast of Honduras that she found it -- in a natural health spa and in the small seaside fishing village Sambo Creek amidst the Garifuna people, whose heritage mixes African and Indian cultures.
MTV's hit series "The Osbournes" will return for a second season, Sharon Osbourne said yesterday (May 2). The network said it was still in discussions with the family. During an appearance on NBC's "Tonight Show With Jay Leno," the host asked Osbourne if there would be another season of the reality series based on the family life of her husband, heavy metal rocker Ozzy Osbourne. "Yes," she replied, smiling and throwing her hands in the air. She didn't offer further details.
Outkast, Lauryn Hill, and the Roots lead the lineup for the revitalized Smokin' Grooves festival, which kicks off July 18 outside San Francisco and runs through Aug. 7 in Atlanta. Jurassic 5, DJ Shadow, and Cee Lo will also be on the bill for various dates. Smokin' Grooves has been off the map since 1998, when it featured Wyclef Jean, Public Enemy, Cypress Hill, and Busta Rhymes. The tour launched in 1996 with the Fugees, A Tribe Called Quest, and Cypress Hill.