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Alicia Keys Antigua Show Canceled

Alicia Keys Antigua Show Canceled

A concert in Antigua by R&B sensation Alicia Keys was canceled because the concert's promoters didn't pay her appearance fees, her agent said. Scheduled for Friday night, the show was advertised as the first of a Caribbean tour. The amount of the contract was reported to be $60,000.
Duran Duran Deep Into Reunion Album

Duran Duran Deep Into Reunion Album

Duran Duran has recorded 15 songs for its reunion album, which will feature the band going back to its modern rock-meets-dance music roots, Billboard.com has learned. Speaking from a London studio where the band is recording the still-untitled set, producer/Chic founder Nile Rodgers says the song "Taste of Summer" appears to be a frontrunner for the first single.
Everybody's Got a Story

Everybody's Got a Story

Marshall's third recording stands miles apart from her previous work in a variety of ways.
Live at the Playboy Jazz Festival

Live at the Playboy Jazz Festival

To fully grasp the exuberance that made the late Tito Puente bigger than life and stage, it helped to witness one of his live performances.
A Good Tip for a Good Time

A Good Tip for a Good Time

Retro rocker Cato Salsa Experience is the latest entry to the growing list of bands exploring the neo-garage/ post-punk sound most commonly associated with the Strokes and the White Stripes.
All Over Creation

All Over Creation

Jason Ringenberg has hung in like a rusty fishhook for more than 20 years, mostly because he's got serious game, blending country stylings with aggressive rock both as a solo artist and frontman for cowpunk pioneers Jason & the Scorchers.
Bunkka

Bunkka

When high-octane album opener "Ready Steady Go" kicks off with a hard-driving beat reminiscent of the Crystal Method, you know this isn't the usual fare from trance DJ Paul Oakenfold.
Strange Place for Snow

Strange Place for Snow

If Radiohead morphed into a jazz trio, it would sound very much like Sweden's E.S.T. (short for Esbjorn Svensson Trio). E.S.T.
Defining Tech

Defining Tech

Summer Forest is responsible for the book Searching for the Perfect Beat: Flyer Designs of the American Rave Scene and Rise, a documentary on the electronic music scene in New Orleans.
Bramble Rose

Bramble Rose

The Lost Highway debut of North Carolinian Tift Merritt marks the auspicious emergence of a major talent.
Chase the Sun

Chase the Sun

MCA newcomer Shannon Lawson impresses out of the gate, powered by notable musicianship and sturdy vocals and songwriting chops.
Ojo de Tiburon

Ojo de Tiburon

Yes, that's Michele Greene as in the former L.A. Law actress who spent six seasons on the '80s TV hit as attorney Abby Perkins.

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