1. Thousands Mourn Salsa Legend Celia Cruz

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Tens of thousands of mourners lined the streets of Miami on Saturday to pay their respects to salsa legend and Cuban exile Celia Cruz, weeping at her casket but also celebrating her music and shouting Tens of thousands of mourners lined the streets of Miami on Saturday to pay their respects…

  2. Ask Billboard

    July 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Beyoncé, Maroon 5 and Mariah Carey. CHI-CRAZY Keith, Please tell me what Chi-Lites or Temptations song does Beyoncé sample in her new single "Crazy in Love?" I recognize the bridge/horn solo. Thanks, Camille E. Burke Baltimore Hi…

  3. Compay Segundo Dead At 95

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Compay Segundo, one of Cuba's oldest "troubadours" and charming frontman for the Buena Vista Social Club group, died this morning (July 14) in Havana. He was 95. Segundo, whose real name was Francisco Compay Segundo, one of Cuba's oldest "troubadours" and…

  4. Jazz Flutist Herbie Mann Dies

    July 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jazz flutist Herbie Mann, who became an international success by marrying Brazilian and African rhythms to mainstream jazz, has died at the age of 73 after a long battle with prostate cancer, a busine Jazz flutist Herbie Mann, who became an international success by marrying Brazilian and…

  5. Liz Phair

    June 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Those who have loyally followed Liz Phair's every move since her 1993 debut, Exile in Guyville, may not know quite what to make of her new album. Those who have loyally followed Liz Phair's every move since her 1993 debut, Exile in Guyville, may not know quite what to make of her…

  6. The Tangled Web

    June 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Web's most intriguing music-related destinations. This week: Lou Reed and BroadBAND Rocks!, Muze and Super Furry Animals. Keeping you up to date on the Web's most intriguing music-related happenings and destinations. STREAMED JANE: Rock legend Lou Reed's performance…

  7. This Day in Music

    June 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Lil' Mo is injured while leaving a concert in San Francisco. The singer/songwriter is exiting a backstage area lined with fans when an unidentified man strikes her in the head with a bot 2001 - Lil' Mo is injured while leaving a concert in San Francisco.…

  8. This Day in Music

    June 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>The Grand Ole Opry, carried since 1925 on WSM radio in Nashville, begins webcasting at www.opry.com or www.wsmonline.com. 2000 - The Grand Ole Opry, carried since 1925 on WSM radio in Nashville, begins webcasting at www.opry.com or www.wsmonline.com. 1999 - Geri…

  9. Liberation

    June 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Indian percussionist/tabla master Karsh Kale is a key member of Bill Laswell's Tabla Beat Science. Indian percussionist/tabla master Karsh Kale is a key member of Bill Laswell's Tabla Beat Science. And he has collaborated with a wide range of musicians, including Herbie Hancock,…

  10. Billboard Bits: Summer Jam, Labatt Bash, Joni Mitchell

    May 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Summer Jam, Labatt Bash, Joni Mitchell Eminem, 50 Cent, Nelly, and Sean Paul are among the star-studded performers who will appear at New York radio station Hot 97's Summer Jam X on June 3 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.Y. Other acts include Nas, Busta Rhymes, Lil'…

  11. 'American Fleadh' Marks Irish Invasion

    May 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A group of Irish acts will hit the U.S. next month for a series of American Fleadh tour dates. Performing under the banner at various dates will be the Saw Doctors, Black 47, Eileen Ivers, Hothouse Fl A group of Irish acts will hit the U.S. next month for a series of American Fleadh tour…

  12. Seeger Re-Records Anti-War Track

    May 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Legendary folk singer Pete Seeger has recorded a new version of his Vietnam War-era protest song, "Bring Them Home." With new verses written by Seeger and Appleseed Recordings founder Jim Musselman, t Legendary folk singer Pete Seeger has recorded a new version of his Vietnam War…

  13. Kenny G's 'Ultimate' Tunes Compiled

    April 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Arista Records/BMG Heritage has set a June 10 release date for "Ultimate Kenny G," a 19-track collection spanning the veteran instrumentalist's 16-year career. The compilation also includes three sing Arista Records/BMG Heritage has set a June 10 release date for "Ultimate…

  14. 18TunesOnTV

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 28-May 4, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, APRIL 28 "Total Request Live," MTV Featured Artists: Good Charlotte, New Found Glory. "Born To Diva," VH1 Featured Artist: Gloria Estefan. "The Tonight Show With Jay…

  15. R.I. Town Considers Nightclub Fire Memorial

    April 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Authorities in the Rhode Island town where a nightclub fire killed 99 people are asking the victims' survivors to decide if the site should be turned into a memorial. Authorities in the Rhode Island town where a nightclub fire killed 99 people are asking the victims' survivors to…

  16. This Day in Music

    April 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Italian singer Alex Baroni is declared dead at the Santo Spirito hospital in Rome. He is 36. Baroni had been in a coma since March 19, following a motorcycle accident in Rome. 2002 - Italian singer Alex Baroni is declared dead at the Santo Spirito hospital in Rome.…

  17. Gallagher, Weller Aid Death In Vegas' 'Scorpio'

    April 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Tim Holmes and Richard Fearless, aka U.K. electronica duo Death In Vegas, are set to return June 17 with the North American release of "Scorpio Rising" on Sanctuary Records. Tim Holmes and Richard Fearless, aka U.K. electronica duo Death In Vegas, are set to return June 17 with the…

  18. Roy Hargrove Busts Out The 'Groove'

    March 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Trumpeter Roy Hargrove and his well-known friends are in a funky mood on his new disc "Roy Hargrove Presents the RH Factor: Hard Groove," due May 20 from Verve Records. The jazz star has enlisted such Trumpeter Roy Hargrove and his well-known friends are in a funky mood on his new…

  19. Week Of March 31-April 6

    March 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related television highlights for March 31-April 6, 2003. Letterman's back! It's true, "The Late Show With David Letterman" will have its namesake host back behind the desk this week. Letterman last hosted the CBS show on Feb. 25 before being sidelined with a painful…

  20. Tunes On TV

    March 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 31-April 6, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday> / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MARCH 31 "The View," ABC Featured Artists: Deana Carter (also scheduled: Richard Chamberlain; Queen Noor). "7 Days Left: Queen Latifah Goes To…

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