Electro Bamako

Electro Bamako

Malian vocalist Mamani Keita, a former backup singer with Salif Keita, and Euro techno-head Marc Minelli collectively created this remarkably idiosyncratic album.
The Secrets of the Rocks

The Secrets of the Rocks

There haven't been a lot of Greek singers making a dent in the U.S., but Kristi Stassinopoulou could bridge the language divide.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2002 - Singer/songwriter Umberto Bindi, whose hits were considered symbols of Italy's post-World War II economic boom dies in Rome of Cardiac problems. He is 70.
CHART BEAT

CHART BEAT

Fred Bronson's chart report includes Willie Nelson, plus "Idol" discussion, and his weekly trivia challenge.
CHART BEAT BONUS

CHART BEAT BONUS

Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of Willie Nelson, Trapt, Ricky Martin, 50 Cent & Nate Dogg, and Eros Ramazzotti.
Copeland Tops W.C. Handy Blues Awards

Copeland Tops W.C. Handy Blues Awards

Vocalist Shemekia Copeland led the field at the 2003 W.C. Handy Blues Awards, collecting three trophies during the ceremony last night (May 22) at Memphis' Orpheum Theatre. Copeland's Alligator album "Talking to Strangers" was named blues album of the year and contemporary blues album of the year, and the singer was named contemporary female artist of the year.
Britney's Outfits Up For Grabs Online

Britney's Outfits Up For Grabs Online

Britney Spears has started an online charity auction and is offering a plethora of memorabilia, including more than 50 costumes she has worn in concert appearances, video clips, and films.
CHART BEAT CHAT

CHART BEAT CHAT

"Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses charts with readers. This week: Pop radio, Annie Lennox, and "American Idol."
'Celebrate Brooklyn' Sets Summer Lineup

'Celebrate Brooklyn' Sets Summer Lineup

The 25th annual Celebrate Brooklyn! summer concert series has announced its slate of shows for the next few months, with artists such as Joan Armatrading, Mos Def, Stephen Malkmus; Rufus Wainwright, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Erykah Badu, the Derek Trucks Band, and Donnie set to appear.

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