This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2000 - Yusuf Islam, born Stephen Georgiou and formerly known by his stage name Cat Stevens denies that he has in the past supported militant Islamic group Hamas. Islam was denied entry into Israel because he allegedly gave money to Hamas during his last visit to the country in 1998.
Becstasy

Becstasy

Unlike too many others, newcomer Becky Baeling is not afraid of the words "dance music." In fact, she revels in them.
Live and Kickin'

Live and Kickin'

The latest and seemingly umpteenth Willie Nelson live album is the soundtrack from the recent USA Network special, recorded in April at New York's Beacon Theatre, which commemorated Nelson's 70th birthday.
Jimmy Wayne

Jimmy Wayne

Amid a seemingly endless parade of promising country male vocalist breakthroughs this year, Jimmy Wayne stakes his own claim to star potential with his self-titled debut.
May the Music Never End

May the Music Never End

"May the Music Never End" is a fitting title for this new collection: Jazz vocal legend Shirley Horn is fighting cancer and the diabetes that recently claimed her right foot.
Duetto

Duetto

The fact that this is such a calculated project, one obviously designed to tap into the fan base of crossover tenor superstar Andrea Bocelli, wouldn't necessarily have doomed it to disposable kitsch status.
Portrait of a Legend 1951-1964

Portrait of a Legend 1951-1964

Sam Cooke's catalog seems easily divided into halves: There's the somewhat campy, mainstream-aimed side, and then there's the no-frills Southern soul and gospel.
Shadows and Light

Shadows and Light

Mitchell, a 1995 Billboard Century Award honoree and multi-Grammy Award winner, has influenced many artists.
Mayer Follows 'Squares' With 'Heavier Things'

Mayer Follows 'Squares' With 'Heavier Things'

John Mayer will issue his sophomore studio album, "Heavier Things," Sept. 9 through Aware/Columbia. The set will be preceded by the single "Bigger Than My Body," due to arrive at U.S. radio outlets in early August, with a video to follow shortly after.
Record Companies Sue Spanish Download Site

Record Companies Sue Spanish Download Site

Several record companies are suing the Madrid, Spain-based operator of the file-sharing site Puretunes, accusing it of illegally selling copyrighted songs over the Internet.
CHART BEAT

CHART BEAT

Fred Bronson's report includes Mary J. Blige, Johnnie Taylor, Clay Aiken, chart discussion, and his weekly trivia challenge.

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