1. The Essence Of Nancy Wilson: Four Decades Of Music

    February 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Dramatic. Sassy. Sophisticated. Elegant. Mellow. Throughout her 50 years-and-counting career, Nancy Wilson has exuded these various musical ids with her moving vocal interpretations. Dramatic. Sassy. Sophisticated. Elegant. Mellow. Throughout her 50 years-and-counting career, Nancy Wilson has…

  2. Billboard Bits: Mary J. Blige, Ramsey Lewis, Carson Daly

    February 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Mary J. Blige, Ramsey Lewis, Carson Daly Mary J. Blige became engaged to her boyfriend, whom she prefers to keep out of the spotlight, over the holidays. She hasn't set a wedding date, but says that when she does, it will be "no big wedding. It will be a small wedding with…

  3. Peasall Sisters' 'First Offering' Is On Their Own Label

    January 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST One of the many delights of the Grammy Award-nominated "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack was the gospel singing of White House, Tenn.'s young Peasall Sisters. For the soundtrack, 14-year-old Sar One of the many delights of the Grammy Award-nominated "O Brother, Where…

  4. Tunes On TV

    January 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST TV Listings - Jan. 28-Feb. 2, 2002 MONDAY, JAN. 28 "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: Cracker. "Late Night With Conan O' Brien," NBC Featured Artist: Dilated Peoples (also scheduled: William Shatner, Martin Lawrence). "The Late Late Show…

  5. Billboard Bits: Pearl Jam, McCartney, Napster

    January 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Pearl Jam, Paul McCartney, Napster Although it arrived a bit late for the holidays, Pearl Jam's annual Christmas single for members of its Ten Club fan organization lives up to the eclectic tracklists of its predecessors. The four-song vinyl release features a cover of John…

  6. Sandoval Turns To Piano For New Album

    January 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST Famed Cuban jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval will release his latest album, and first showcasing his skills as a pianist, March 12 via Crescent Moon/Columbia. The set, appropriately dubbed "My Passion f Famed Cuban jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval will release his latest album, and first…

  7. Nude on the Moon: The B-52's Anthology

    January 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST When the B-52's arrived in the late-'70s, misfits everywhere—that is, those living on the fringes of mainstream society in places like Cleveland (where this fan resided)—let out a collec When the B-52's arrived in the late-'70s, misfits everywhere—that is, those living on…

  8. Marcia Ball Tops Handy Blues Nominees

    January 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST With five nominations, Marcia Ball leads the field for the 23rd annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards, including a nod for entertainer of the year. Ike Turner, Kid Ramos, Kim Wilson, and Otis Taylor each net With five nominations, Marcia Ball leads the field for the 23rd annual W.C. Handy Blues…

  9. Billboard Bits: Grammys, Elton, Maiden, Cnt'l Drifters

    January 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Grammys, Elton John/Justin Timberlake, Iron Maiden, Cnt'l Drifters Jon Stewart will reprise his role as host of the annual Grammy Awards at this year's ceremonies, set for Feb. 27 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. This will be the second year in a row the actor/comedian…

  10. Nappy Roots Pay Homage To Southern Heritage

    January 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Nearly four years after signing with Atlantic Records, Bowling Green, Ky.-based hip-hop collective Nappy Roots is seeing the light of day. The sextet's long-awaited debut, "Watermelon, Chicken, and Gr Nearly four years after signing with Atlantic Records, Bowling Green, Ky.-based…

  11. New Waits Songs On Bluesy 'Big Bad Love' Soundtrack

    January 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Two new songs from gravel-voiced singer/songwriter Tom Waits will grace the blues-heavy soundtrack to the upcoming film "Big Bad Love." The artist contributes "Long Way Home" and "Jayne's Blue Wish" t Two new songs from gravel-voiced singer/songwriter Tom…

  12. Tunes on TV

    January 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST TV Listings for Jan. 7 - Jan 13, 2002 MONDAY, JAN. 7, 2002 "Ally McBeal," Fox Featured Artists: Mariah Carey, Vonda Shepard. "Politically Incorrect With Bill Maher," ABC Featured Artist: Kid Rock. "Last Call with Carson Daly," NBC Featured Artist: Alicia Keys. …

  13. New Year's Eve Live Music Highlights

    December 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST While Dec. 31, 2001, may not rank up there with the millennium celebrations, there's still plenty of top-notch live music being presented in the U.S. on New Year's Eve. If you're planning to get off t While Dec. 31, 2001, may not rank up there with the millennium celebrations,…

  14. Gin Blossoms Reuniting In Arizona

    December 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST Modern rock act the Gin Blossoms, which rose from Tempe, Ariz., nightclubs in the early '90s to platinum-selling album success before disbanding in 1997, is scheduled to appear at Nita's Hideaway in T Modern rock act the Gin Blossoms, which rose from Tempe, Ariz., nightclubs in the…

  15. Tunes On TV

    December 24, 2001 12:00 AM EST TV Listings For Dec. 24-Dec. 30, 2001 MONDAY, DEC. 24, 2001 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artists: Sarah Brightman, Martina McBride. "Destiny's Child Live," MTV Featured Artist: Destiny's Child. "Hollywood Squares," Syndicated…

  16. Billboard Bits: AMAs, MTV, Joel/John, Travis Tritt

    December 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on AMAs, MTV, Joel/John, Travis Tritt Rap mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and actress Jenny McCarthy will host the 29th annual American Music Awards, to be broadcast live Jan. 9 on ABC. As previously reported , Alicia Keys leads this year's nominations with five, joining other…

  17. New Foo, Offspring Songs Lead 'Orange County'

    December 11, 2001 12:00 AM EST The pop-laden soundtrack to the Paramount Pictures/MTV Films movie "Orange County," due Dec. 18 from Columbia, will sport new singles from the Offspring and Foo Fighters. The set, which arrives three The pop-laden soundtrack to the Paramount Pictures/MTV Films movie "Orange…

  18. B-52s Shoot For The 'Moon'

    December 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST "Nude on the Moon" has been chosen as the title for a forthcoming two-disc anthology from the original Athens, Ga., college-rock pranksters, the B-52s, due Jan. 15 from Rhino/Warner Bros. The set will "Nude on the Moon" has been chosen as the title for a forthcoming two…

  19. Tunes On TV

    December 03, 2001 12:00 AM EST TV Listings for Dec. 3-Dec. 9 MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2001 "Live By Request," A&E Featured Artist: Elton John (live from Los Angeles) "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: Britney Spears "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist:…

  20. Harrison Saluted By Friends, Fans

    December 03, 2001 12:00 AM EST In the '60s, Denny Laine and his Moody Blues band opened for the Beatles. On Saturday he was onstage again, this time with former Beatles drummer Pete Best paying tribute to George Harrison. Two days In the '60s, Denny Laine and his Moody Blues band opened for the Beatles. On…

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