Bjork Rolls Out More Euro Dates

Bjork Rolls Out More Euro Dates

Bjork has confirmed a host of additional dates at European opera houses in support of the upcoming Elektra album "Vespertine," due Aug. 27 internationally and a day later in North America. In addition to previously announced dates in Paris, the trek will also hit venues in Germany, Switzerland, and two separate locales in London.
Congress Rips Into Eminem

Congress Rips Into Eminem

He wasn't even there, but Grammy-winning rapper Eminem was the star of a congressional hearing on Friday examining the marketing practices of the entertainment industry. While Eminem may have basked in the success of "The Marshal Mathers LP" (Web/Aftermath/Interscope), most of the members of the House Telecommunications Subcommittee were ready to burn him at the stake for the outrageous lyrics that mark his music.
Lauryn Hill Goes 'Unplugged'

Lauryn Hill Goes 'Unplugged'

Armed only by a guitar, R&B star Lauryn Hill recently taped a performance for MTV's revived "Unplugged" series, recording entirely new songs from her as-yet-untitled sophomore effort for Columbia. An airdate for Hill's segment has yet to be announced, but the series returns Aug. 9 on MTV2 with an unplugged performance from R.E.M. MTV will run the shows after they have premiered on MTV2.
Robbie Holds On At No. 1 In The U.K.

Robbie Holds On At No. 1 In The U.K.

Showing uncharacteristic stability for the fast-moving U.K. market, four of last week's top five singles held their positions on the singles chart yesterday (July 22), as Robbie Williams remained at No. 1 with "Eternity"/"The Road to Mandalay" (Chrysalis). It's the first of Williams' four British chart-toppers to be on top for more than a single week.
April Pegged As Jazz Appreciation Month

April Pegged As Jazz Appreciation Month

Jazz composer, singer, trumpeter, bandleader and producer Quincy Jones on Friday (July 20) joined the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., to announce the first "jazz appreciation month" next April. Dubbed JAM 2002, the month will include concerts and exhibits, with schools, museums, and libraries encouraged to set up programs.
Uplister Plans Subscription Download Service

Uplister Plans Subscription Download Service

Uplister Inc., an Oakland, Calif.-based music-playlist sharing service, is developing a download subscription offering and has entered into content-distribution deals with indie labels Beggars Group, Matador, and TVT. The Web-based service will offer unlimited music downloads on a rental basis for $10 per month.
The Very Best of Miki Howard

The Very Best of Miki Howard

Miki Howard returned to the contemporary scene earlier this year with her first new studio album in seven years, the Peak/Concord release Three Wishes.
One Touch

One Touch

The Sugababes' soulful pop sounds finally make their Stateside debut via One Touch, which finds the London-based teen trio effortlessly merging musical genres, including R&B/hip-hop, alternative rock, and contemporary dance.
Overdub

Overdub

Texan singer/songwriter Davíd Garza has impressive range, a gift developed over more than a decade of independent releases on his own Wide Open Records.
Long Distance

Long Distance

Those desiring the lush soundscapes, beat-smart rhythms, graceful melodies, melancholy interludes, and seductive vocals—of the kind embraced by such acts as Komeda, Swing Out Sister, and St.
X.O. Experience

X.O. Experience

With solo albums and multiple guest spots under their respective belts, Tha Liks should get the respect they sorely deserve with their fourth album, X.O.
Episode II

Episode II

For the uninitiated, Safri Duo is a classical percussion duo consisting of Morten FRIis and Uffe SAvery, two Danish musicians who studied at the Royal Danish Conservatory.

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