1. This Day in Music

    April 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1997 - </b>Jolie Gabor, mother of Eva and Zsa Zsa dies at the age of 97.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Paul Atkinson, veteran record executive and guitarist for the Zombies, dies in his sleep after a long battle with cancer 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. 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…

  4. REGIS PHILBIN, "The Regis Philbin Christmas Album"

    January 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST For its intended market, this collection of juiceless standards (and one original) powered by Philbin's surprisingly ineffective voice and inflated by big-band producer Steve Tyrell, is inoffensive en Customers who purchase "The Regis Philbin Christmas Album" at one major…

  5. This Day in Music

    January 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>The Canadian Record Industry Assn. (CRIA) declares Quebec superstar Celine Dion "the best-selling Canadian recording artist of the century."<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Danny Sugerman, longtime manager of the…

  6. Merry & Bright

    December 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Stirring with the sounds of the season. In the days before Christmas, all through my house, everything is stirring with the sounds of the season. At this time of year I admit that all the self-important, egocentric rules about tunes go out the window. While a Mariah Carey will get nary a note…

  7. This Day in Music

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Jazz bassist Arvell Shaw dies at his home in Long Island, N.Y., of an apparent heart attack. He is 79.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - The all-star remake of "Do They Know It's Christmas" (Mercury) easily…

  8. Martha Getting Back Into Music With Holiday Set

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With a newly created partnership with Sony BMG, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO) is returning to music. With a newly created partnership with Sony BMG, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO) is returning to music. Plans are for the uber-homemaker's brand to market compilations for…

  9. This Day in Music

    September 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>Sir Rudolph Bing, the autocratic impressario who propelled New York's Metropolitan Opera to new heights in popularity and artistic achievement during 22 years as general manager, dies at 2003 - Brazilian recording artist Gilberto Gil is honored as the 2003 Latin…

  10. Hallmark Initiative 'Stronger' With Newton-John CD

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran performer Olivia Newton-John has recorded a studio album specifically for sale as part of a Hallmark program in support of breast cancer awareness month. Veteran performer Olivia Newton-John has recorded a studio album specifically for sale as part of a Hallmark program in support of…

  11. Billboard Bits: Beanie Sigel, Opry Cruise, Live 8

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Beanie Sigel, Opry Cruise, Live 8 The lead-up to incarcerated rapper Beanie Sigel's recent album, "The B.Coming," is at the center of the DVD "The B.Coming of Beanie Sigel." Due July 26 via Damon Dash Music Group, the project spotlights Sigel's trial on…

  12. This Day in Music

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Country stars Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney are arrested in Buffalo, N.Y. after Chesney rides off on a mounted police officer's horse and McGraw allegedly attacks sheriff's deputies who a 2000 - Country stars Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney are arrested in…

  13. 18TunesOnTV

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 25-May 1, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, APRIL 25 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: John Legend (also scheduled: Felicity Huffman, Maria & Maya Rodale). "Today," NBC Featured artist: Bruce…

  14. This Day in Music

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Mozambique-born bassist Gito Baloi is killed in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa. Police say Baloi, 39, is shot in the neck as he makes his way home from performing at the Lucit Candl 2004 - Mozambique-born bassist Gito Baloi is killed in downtown Johannesburg,…

  15. Arular

    April 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST To try and describe M.I.A.'s "Arular" almost seems futile. With influences that range from dancehall, hip-hop, electro, dance and world music, the debut set by the 28-year-old London-based artist (bor To try and describe M.I.A.'s "Arular" almost seems futile.…

  16. This Day in Music

    April 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>Paul Atkinson, veteran record executive and guitarist for the Zombies, dies in his sleep after a long battle with cancer and kidney disease. He is 48. 2004 - Paul Atkinson, veteran record executive and guitarist for the Zombies, dies in his sleep after a long battle…

  17. Update: M.I.A. Confirms Release Date

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST A release date has been confirmed for M.I.A.’s debut album “Arular,” which will be released March 22 in the U.S. A release date has been confirmed for M.I.A.’s debut album “Arular,” which will be released March 22 in the U.S. Additionally, details have emerged on M.I.A.’s relationship with…

  18. This Day in Music

    January 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>The Canadian Record Industry Assn. (CRIA) declares Quebec superstar Celine Dion "the best-selling Canadian recording artist of the century." 2000 - The Canadian Record Industry Assn. (CRIA) declares Quebec superstar Celine Dion "the best-selling…

  19. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Nov. 29-Dec. 5)

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Nov. 29-Dec. 5, 2004). 'TIS THE SEASON: Seemingly nanoseconds after the last dish from Thanksgiving dinner was cleared from the table, out came the first of the Christmas specials. The jump some folks get on the holiday is crazy, such…

  20. New Seasonal Offerings Compete For Attention

    November 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Ever year, artists and labels pull together holiday music releases in hopes of striking perennial silver and gold, and 2004 can be considered a banner year for seasonal fare. Thanks to new albums from Ever year, artists and labels pull together holiday music releases in hopes of striking…

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