1. Marsalis, Costello Sign On For Playboy Jazz Fest

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST The lineup for the 2006 Playboy Jazz Festival will include Branford Marsalis, Jamie Cullum, Ozomatli, McCoy Tyner and Elvis Costello and the Imposters with Allen Toussaint. The lineup for the 2006 Playboy Jazz Festival will include Branford Marsalis, Jamie Cullum, Ozomatli, McCoy Tyner and…

  2. We Are Family

    February 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST The soundtrack to the upcoming Tyler Perry film "Madea's Family Reunion" hits stores this week via Motown, just ahead of the U.S. premiere of the film. The soundtrack to the upcoming Tyler Perry film "Madea's Family Reunion" hits stores this week via Motown, just…

  3. With Devo On Hold, Casale Pursues Evildoers

    February 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST With pioneering synth-rock act Devo unlikely to pursue a new studio album and/or extensive touring in the near future, principal member Gerald V. Casale is progressing with his solo project, Jihad Jer With pioneering synth-rock act Devo unlikely to pursue a new studio album and/or extensive…

  4. This Day in Music

    January 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Beijing songstress Faye Wong and Hong Kong Canto-pop star Andy Lau share the Century Award for best artist at the Channel V Chinese Music Awards, held at the mainland capital's Internati 2005 - Following a suicide attempt, Capitol Records artist Houston gouges…

  5. Devo 2.0: Coming To A Mall Near You

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST With its self-titled CD/DVD debut ready for a March 14 release via Disney Sound, the kid-staffed Devo 2.0 is preparing to take the original band's music to such unlikely locales as state fairs and sub With its self-titled CD/DVD debut ready for a March 14 release via Disney Sound, the…

  6. McKnight, LL Visit 'Family Reunion' Soundtrack

    January 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST The soundtrack to the upcoming Tyler Perry film "Madea's Family Reunion" will be issued Feb. 21 through Motown. The soundtrack to the upcoming Tyler Perry film "Madea's Family Reunion" will be issued Feb. 21 through Motown. The 10-track set features new songs…

  7. Devo Revamps Tracks For Kids

    December 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST A new generation of music fans will get hip to one of new wave's most iconic acts through Devo 2.0. The Disney Sound CD/DVD project finds the band re-recording such hits as 1980's "Whip It" with kid v A new generation of music fans will get hip to one of new wave's…

  8. Murder Inc. Founders Acquitted Of Money Laundering

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Murder Inc. Records founders Irv and Chris Lorenzo "Gotti" were acquitted of all counts in their money laundering trial today (Dec. 2). Murder Inc. Records founders Irv and Chris Lorenzo "Gotti" were acquitted of all counts in their money laundering trial today (Dec. 2).…

  9. Murder Inc. Prosecution Completes Closing Arguments

    November 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z, Russell Simmons, Ashanti and Ja Rule came to show support for Irv and Chris Lorenzo "Gotti" as the prosecution and defense submitted their closing arguments on day seven of Murder Inc.'s money Jay-Z, Russell Simmons, Ashanti and Ja Rule came to show support for Irv and…

  10. Verdict Expected Tomorrow In Murder Inc. Case

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST A verdict is expected tomorrow in the money laundering trial of Murder Inc. Records founders Irv and Chris Lorenzo. Federal prosecutors charge the men laundered large sums of money through the company A verdict is expected tomorrow in the money laundering trial of Murder Inc. Records founders…

  11. McGriff, Money Argued At Murder Inc. Trial

    November 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Day five of the Murder Inc. money laundering trial got underway today (Nov. 28) in New York, with text messages between label founders Irv and Chris Lorenzo "Gotti" and convicted drug lord Kenneth "Su Day five of the Murder Inc. money laundering trial got underway today (Nov.…

  12. Murder Inc. Judge Bans Talk Of 50 Cent

    November 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST After four days of confusion and indecisiveness in the Murder Inc. money laundering trial, Judge Edward Korman finally ruled that any information regarding the May 24, 2000, shooting of rapper 50 Cent After four days of confusion and indecisiveness in the Murder Inc. money laundering trial,…

  13. McGriff, Lorenzo Link Debated At Trial

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Attorneys in the Murder Inc. money laundering trial spent nearly an hour at the bench discussing the relevance of text messages and articles that followed the shooting of 50 Cent, as day four of the t Attorneys in the Murder Inc. money laundering trial spent nearly an hour at the bench…

  14. Text Messages, Cash Debated At Murder Inc. Trial

    November 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Day three of the Murder Inc. money laundering trial got off to a confusing start today (Nov. 21), as attorneys argued over the relevance of text-messaged conversations between label founder Irv Lorenz Day three of the Murder Inc. money laundering trial got off to a confusing start today (Nov.…

  15. Former Employee Testifies In Murder Inc. Case

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST The prosecution called former Murder Inc. employee Donell Nichols to testify today (Nov. 17) as the money laundering trial of Irv and Chris Lorenzo entered its second day. The prosecution called former Murder Inc. employee Donell Nichols to testify today (Nov. 17) as the money laundering…

  16. Murder Inc Trial Postponed Again

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST In what is now the third postponement, the money laundering trial of Murder Inc label principals Irv and Chris Lorenzo "Gotti" has been delayed again after federal prosecutors presented a surprise wit In what is now the third postponement, the money laundering trial of Murder Inc…

  17. 50 Cent Taking On Book Industry

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Cent has teamed with MTV/Pocket Books to create a series of novellas and graphic novels. G-Unit Books, a street-fiction series will roll out in 2007 with several titles authors in the genre. The se 50 Cent has teamed with MTV/Pocket Books to create a series of novellas and graphic novels.…

  18. BB King At 80

    September 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com The following stems from a 20-page "Billboard Stars: B.B. King" special feature that appears in the Oct. 1, 2005, issue of Billboard magazine. Beyond the extensive Q&A excerpted below, the section boasts several articles examining…

  19. Feds: Drug Lord Plotted To Kill 50 Cent

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Federal investigators believed that crack kingpin Kenneth "Supreme" McGriff and employees of rap label Murder Inc. plotted to assassinate rapper 50 Cent as revenge for a song detailing McGriff's crimi Federal investigators believed that crack kingpin Kenneth "Supreme"…

  20. Multi-Network Broadcast To Benefit Katrina Victims

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U2, Alicia Keys, Garth Brooks, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart and the Dixie Chicks are among the artists that will perform during "Shelter From the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast" a live telethon to be U2, Alicia Keys, Garth Brooks, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart and the Dixie Chicks are…

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