1. Op-Ed: Why 'Sparkle' Will Shine for Young Women

    August 17, 2012 3:00 PM EDT "I sing. I sing because I'm happy. I sing because I'm free. I'm free," Whitney Houston , playing the role of Emma Anderson, belts out during one of the final scenes of the 2012 remake of the 1976 film "Sparkle." And although it was Emma, the family matriarch…

  2. This Day in Music

    February 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Legendary percussionist and bandleader Ray Barretto, one of the leading figures of the Latin jazz movement that exploded in New York in the late 1940s, dies in Hackensack, N.J. He is 76. 2006 - Legendary percussionist and bandleader Ray Barretto, one of the leading figures of the Latin…

  3. This Day in Music

    February 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Legendary percussionist and bandleader Ray Barretto, one of the leading figures of the Latin jazz movement that exploded in New York in the late 1940s, dies in Hackensack, N.J. He is 76. 2006 - Legendary percussionist and bandleader Ray Barretto, one of the leading figures of the Latin…

  4. This Day in Music

    February 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Do-it-yourself singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco's label Righteous Babe Records ships 250,000 units of her latest album, "Little Plastic Castle," just to keep up with a greatly increased de 2004 - The Darkness confirms its status as Britian's new…

  5. This Day in Music

    February 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>The Darkness confirms its status as Britian's new favorite rock band at the Brit Awards at London's Earls Court, taking three major trophies. The band _ which led the nominations going i 2004 - The Darkness confirms its status as Britian's new favorite…

  6. This Day in Music

    February 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Brad Paisley joins the cast of the Grand Ole Opry. 2001 - Brad Paisley joins the cast of the Grand Ole Opry. 1999 - More than 9.1 million viewers tune in to the Brit Awards broadcast on the U.K.'s ITV commercial network. 1998 - Do-it-yourself singer/songwriter…