Michael Jackson Hospitalized Briefly

Michael Jackson Hospitalized Briefly

Pop icon Michael Jackson was hospitalized briefly yesterday (May 21) after falling ill on the same day he was scheduled to give a deposition in a copyright lawsuit. The artist was hospitalized in Indianapolis for observation and treatment before the deposition began, Brian Oxman, an attorney for the Jackson family said.
No 'Questions': 50 Cent's Back On Top

No 'Questions': 50 Cent's Back On Top

50 Cent has returned to a familiar place: the top of Billboard's Hot 100. His single "21 Questions" featuring Nate Dogg climbs 2-1 on the chart, knocking Sean Paul's "Get Busy" to No. 2 after a three-week run at the summit.
Train Stokes Engine For Summer Tour

Train Stokes Engine For Summer Tour

Pop/rock act Train has set an itinerary for a North American tour in support of its forthcoming album "My Private Nation," due June 3 from Columbia.
Jackson, Chesney, Rascal Flatts Take Home Two ACM Awards

Jackson, Chesney, Rascal Flatts Take Home Two ACM Awards

Alan Jackson, Kenny Chesney, and Rascal Flatts won multiple awards at last night's (May 21) 38th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards in Las Vegas. Jackson took the album of the year award for his Arista Nashville set "Drive" and the video of the year trophy for the title track, "Drive (For Daddy Gene)."
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2002 - Southern California alt-metal band Alien Ant Farm's tour bus is involved in a highway crash in Spain, resulting in the death of the hired bus driver and injuries to the band and crew.
Studdard Wins Second 'American Idol'

Studdard Wins Second 'American Idol'

Soul balladeer Ruben Studdard has been crowned the second "American Idol." The aspiring artist learned he was the victor of a public vote at the end of last night's (May 21) two-hour season finale of the Fox talent contest/reality series. Following Tuesday night's final performance episode, more than 24 million votes were logged, "Idol" host Ryan Seacrest announced. A mere 130,000 votes separated the winner and the runner-up.
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Blue Man Group Expands Touring Plans

Blue Man Group Expands Touring Plans

The inimitable Blue Man Group will kick off a U.S. summer tour July 7 in Columbia, Md. Currently dates run through Aug. 30, although more are expected.
Tracy Chapman Plans U.S. Tour

Tracy Chapman Plans U.S. Tour

Singer/songwriter Tracy Chapman will kick off a U.S. tour June 7 in Seattle. The itinerary currently consists of 31 dates through an Aug. 2 show in Austin, Texas; more are expected. The first half of the tour will feature eastmountainsouth opening through July 8; Joseph Arthur is scheduled to open the rest of the shows.
James Brown Pardoned For Crimes In S.C.

James Brown Pardoned For Crimes In S.C.

James Brown had plenty of reasons to feel good yesterday (May 20) as South Carolina officials pardoned the soul legend for his past crimes in that state. Brown, who served a two-and-a-half-year prison term after a 1988 arrest on drug and assault charges, and was convicted of a drug-related offense in 1998, was granted a pardon by the state Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services.

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