Madonna Inks Children's Book Deal

Madonna Inks Children's Book Deal

Madonna has signed a deal with publisher Callaway Editions for a series of five illustrated children's books, to be distributed in the U.S. by Penguin Group (USA) and published in other English-language markets by Puffin. The first, "The English Roses," will be published and distributed worldwide in September.
Matchbox Twenty, Sugar Ray Team For Tour

Matchbox Twenty, Sugar Ray Team For Tour

Pop/rock outfits and Atlantic labelmates matchbox twenty and Sugar Ray will hit the road for a North American tour, set to begin April 25 in New Orleans and last through a July 6 finale in Raleigh, N.C. Sugar Ray will be on the bill for all but the first show of the jaunt, while modern rock act Maroon 5 will also support through a May 31 date in Salt Lake City.
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Previewing new albums from Lil' Kim, Fabolous, King Crimson, and more.
R&B Singer/Songwriter Hank Ballard Dies

R&B Singer/Songwriter Hank Ballard Dies

Hank Ballard, the singer/songwriter whose hit "The Twist" ushered a nationwide dance craze in the 1960s, has died. Ballard, who was suffering from throat cancer, died yesterday (March 2) at his home, friends said. Friend and caretaker Anna Ayala said Ballard's birth records indicate he was born in 1927, but biographical information lists his birthdate as 1936.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

1999 - Dusty Springfield, the blue-eyed soul singer whose husky voice ignited such tracks as "Son Of A Preacher Man" and "Wishin' and Hopin'," passes away at her home in Henley-on-Thames, England. The cause of death is breast cancer, which the singer had been battling for five years. She is 59.
Broadway My Way

Broadway My Way

Despite admirable steps into the pop domain, Linda Eder is still most at home when her material harkens from the stage.
Global

Global

At the dawning of 2002, German DJ/producer Paul van Dyk received word that all rights of his own productions, which for years had been associated with German imprint MFS, had reverted back to him.
Country for True Lovers

Country for True Lovers

With three albums to her credit, Los Angeles chanteuse Eleni Mandell temporarily abandons Weill-style neo-noir for a poised move into country.
Estrella de Mar

Estrella de Mar

Amaral, the duo of singer Eva Amaral and guitarist/instrumentalist Juan Aguirre, reels listeners in—not with the production, which is defiantly understated despite resources like the Echo String Quartet—but with Eva Amaral's tender, even ethereal vocals.
Gods and Generals

Gods and Generals

The main draw for this Civil War epic's soundtrack is a new track by Bob Dylan.
Red Luck

Red Luck

Patty Larkin has fashioned a mighty sequence of albums, dating back to Tango (1991).

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