1. Apollo Theater, New York

    May 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT New York's Apollo Theater was the perfect setting for a stop on Billboard Century Award honoree Annie Lennox's first solo tour. Bare, the singer's forthcoming J Records album, delves deeper into the b New York's Apollo Theater was the perfect setting for a stop on…

  2. 'Gilligan's Island' Composer Wyle Dies

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT George Wyle, who wrote the theme song to "Gilligan's Island" and directed music for singers including Andy Williams, died Friday of leukemia. George Wyle, who wrote the theme song to "Gilligan's Island" and directed music for singers including Andy Williams, died…

  3. Fame

    May 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In 1980, when Fame literally tapped into pop culture, the marriage of film and music was at its peak, with Grease, Saturday Night Fever, and Urban Cowboy paving the way, and Flashdance and Footloose w In 1980, when Fame literally tapped into pop culture, the marriage of film and music was at…

  4. Milagro

    May 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jaci Velásquez's continued expansion is evident in an album that traverses styles, from unadulterated pop to more urban tracks. Jaci Velásquez's continued expansion is evident in an album that traverses styles, from unadulterated pop to more urban tracks. The choice of material…

  5. White Lines

    April 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Longtime veteran of the New York music scene Soozie Tyrell, who has accompanied the likes of David Johansen, Carole King, Sheryl Crow, and most recently Bruce Springsteen, dramatically—and fina Longtime veteran of the New York music scene Soozie Tyrell, who has accompanied the likes of David…

  6. Spears To Drop 'Stalking' Case

    April 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Britney Spears will drop her bid for a restraining order against the Japanese man she claimed had stalked her after lawyers for the two sides reached an agreement, a Los Angeles court spokesperson sai Britney Spears will drop her bid for a restraining order against the Japanese man she…

  7. 'Loco-Motion' Singer Little Eva Dies

    April 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Singer Little Eva (full name: Eva Narcissus Boyd), died yesterday (April 10) in Kinston, N.C., after a long illness, according to her manager. Her exact age isn't known but she was believed to be betw Singer Little Eva (full name: Eva Narcissus Boyd), died yesterday (April 10) in Kinston…

  8. Alegría

    April 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST The road has been well-paved for Wayne Shorter's first studio album in eight years; the sax titan's new Verve set, Footprints Live!, justly earned critical acclaim last year, and a Blue Note two-disc The road has been well-paved for Wayne Shorter's first studio album in eight…

  9. Demons Are The Reason For (hed) pe's 'Blackout'

    April 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. When (hed) Planet Earth released "Broke" in the summer of 2000, it was part of a wave of rock/rap groups. The set pulled the band ahead of the pack, led by the strength of the top-30 rock track "Bartender." After the wane of…

  10. This Day in Music

    April 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>The Calling guitarist Aaron Kamin suffers a severe electrical shock during soundcheck for a concert in Bangkok. Kamin is rushed to a local hospital and is released after being treated fo 2002 - The Calling guitarist Aaron Kamin suffers a severe electrical shock…

  11. The Tangled Web

    March 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Internet-related column profiling live music downloads, war protest songs and labels, and artist Buck Howdy. Welcome to The Tangled Web, a weekly column launching with the redesign of Billboard.com. Each Tuesday, we will get you up to date on the Web's most intriguing music-related…

  12. Written in the Stars

    March 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST There's nothing revelatory in Tom Michael's interpretation of familiar music nor anything extraordinary in his song selections. There's nothing revelatory in Tom Michael's interpretation of familiar music nor anything extraordinary in his song selections. The revelation,…

  13. This Day in Music

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>The Court of Appeals of Rome finds Michael Jackson not guilty of plagiarism, reversing a decision made in 1999 by a lower court. Italian singer/songwriter Albano Carrisi had claimed that 2001 - The Court of Appeals of Rome finds Michael Jackson not guilty of…

  14. This Day in Music

    March 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Ricky Martin and Cher are named most successful international male and female artists, respectively, at the year's Echo Awards, the German equivalent of the Grammys. 2000 - Ricky Martin and Cher are named most successful international male and female artists,…

  15. Sweet Honey In The Rock Celebrates 30th Year

    February 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. In a return to a label that previously released five Sweet Honey in the Rock albums, Rhino-distributed Earthbeat! Records on Jan. 28 issued the venerable African-American female a cappella group's 30th-anniversary album, "The Women…

  16. This Day in Music

    February 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Foo Fighter Dave Grohl, his Roswell Records label, EMI Entertainment World and EMI Virgin Songs file suit against Miramax in California, accusing the Disney-owned indie of unauthorized u 1999 - Foo Fighter Dave Grohl, his Roswell Records label, EMI Entertainment…

  17. Billboard Bits: Common, Sister Hazel & More

    February 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Common, Sister Hazel & More Common will soon be seen in a print ad for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Shot by photographer Ken Nahoum, the ad features the rapper about to eat a veggie burger and the tagline, "Think Before You Eat. Go Veg for Life."…

  18. Billboard Bits: Coldplay, Soozie Tyrell & More

    January 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Coldplay, Soozie Tyrell & More U.K. modern rock act Coldplay will close down a section of Los Angeles' Hollywood Blvd. Sunday (Jan. 26) for a free performance that will be broadcast live on ABC's premiere of "The Jimmy Kimmel Show." The show will air live at…

  19. 21 Classic Songs, Albums To Step Into Grammy Hall

    January 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Led Zeppelin's 1971 rock anthem "Stairway to Heaven" and Peter, Paul and Mary's classic 1963 recording of "Blowin' in the Wind" are among 21 new additions to the Grammy Hall of Fame, the Recording Aca Led Zeppelin's 1971 rock anthem "Stairway to…

  20. This Day in Music

    January 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Actress, writer and musician carrie Hamilton, daughter of actress Carol Burnett, dies of Cancer. She is 38. 2002 - Actress, writer and musician carrie Hamilton, daughter of actress Carol Burnett, dies of Cancer. She is 38. 2001 - Pianist and conductor Stan Freeman…

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