1. Pink Martini & The von Trapps, 'Dream a Little Dream': Exclusive Album Premiere

    February 25, 2014 12:00 PM EST Over the weekend, Maria von Trapp, the Austrian singer whose family's escape from Nazis provided the basis for "The Sound of Music," passed away at age 99. However, the famous singing family has new blood in the music industry carrying on its tradition on a new album --…

  2. Shakira Opens New School in Colombia: 'We Can Change Lives'

    February 25, 2014 10:47 AM EST Global star Shakira returned to her home country of Colombia on Monday (Feb. 24) to inaugurate the eighth school funded by her non profit foundation, Pies Descalzos (Bare Feet). The school and community center, located in the low-income neighborhood of Lomas del Peyé in Cartagena, the tourist…

  3. Pussy Riot Members Detained Alongside 200 Others in Moscow Protest

    February 24, 2014 11:27 AM EST Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, the two Pussy Riot members recently whipped by Cossacks in Sochi immediately following a media blitz in New York, have been arrested again while taking part in a protest outside of a Moscow courtroom. The pair was detained alongside an estimated 200…

  4. Maria von Trapp, Last of Famous Trapp Family Singers, Dies at 99

    February 23, 2014 10:00 AM EST The last surviving member of the musical family whose escape from Nazi-occupied Austria was the basis for "The Sound of Music" died in Vermont Maria von Trapp, the last surviving member and second-eldest daughter of the musical family whose escape from Nazi-occupied Austria was the…

  5. Pussy Riot Release Protest Music Video Shot Near Olympics: Watch

    February 20, 2014 8:05 AM EST "Putin Will Teach You How to Love Your Motherland" shows the band wearing ski masks and getting beaten by a Russian militia in front of a sporting venue in Sochi. Russian punk band Pussy Riot unveiled a music video for a new protest song titled "Putin Will Teach You How to Love…

  6. Pussy Riot Members Released From Custody in Sochi

    February 18, 2014 11:49 PM EST Meanwhile, a prison official is suing Tolokonnikova for libel; she stated that he "basically rules the prison" Sochi police have released ex-Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, who were detained earlier today and questioned about a robbery. This wasn'…

  7. Pussy Riot Members Say They Were Arrested at Olympics

    February 18, 2014 7:40 AM EST A member of the punk group Pussy Riot said she and one her bandmates were detained Tuesday while walking in downtown Sochi, the host city of the Winter Olympics. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova wrote on Twitter that she and Maria Alekhina were stopped and accused of a crime. She said a third member of…

  8. Pussy Riot: Wayward Members Tolokonnikova, Alyokhina No Longer in Band

    February 06, 2014 9:53 PM EST As Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina are visiting the United States, their former fellow Pussy Riot members issued a statement calling on the media to no longer link the two to the feminist punk band. "As it happened that we and [Tolokonnikova and Alyokhina] are now on the…

  9. Madonna Introduces Pussy Riot at Amnesty Concert; Lauryn Hill, Yoko Ono, Flaming Lips Perform at Benefit in Brooklyn

    February 06, 2014 10:48 AM EST "The truth will always win. Even if it dies in battle." Two freed members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot brought International clout and an intense message of hope and struggle to Amnesty International's Bringing Human Rights Home concert Wednesday at Brooklyn's…

  10. Pussy Riot Talks Imprisonment, Olympics, the Clash at New York Press Conference

    February 04, 2014 9:54 PM EST Pussy Riot wants you to know your rights. The Russian punk band's first post-liberation trip to the United States is bringing out pop and rock royalty. Madonna will announce the group onstage at Amnesty International’s Bringing Human Rights Home concert at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn…

  11. Howard Stern's 60th Bash: The Full Report From The Birthday Blowout

    February 01, 2014 11:18 AM EST Rock A-listers, among a throng of other celebrities, feted the King of All Media at his 60th-birthday celebration at the Hammerstein Ballroom Friday night. In an exclusive interview with Billboard last month, Howard Stern executive producer Gary Dell'Abate noted that, last year,…

  12. Madonna To Join Pussy Riot Onstage At Amnesty International Concert

    January 30, 2014 3:19 AM EST Madonna's not done with her recent string of public appearances - she also has signed on to introduce members of Pussy Riot at Amnesty International's human rights concert in New York. The pop singer made the announcement Wednesday morning on social media. She's been busy of…

  13. 56th GRAMMY Awards: Full Winners List

    January 26, 2014 11:30 PM EST Winners for the 56th GRAMMY Awards were announced tonight on CBS, live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. GRAMMYs | NEWS, PHOTOS, WINNERS & MORE GRAMMYs Best & Worst Dressed Macklemore & RL, Daft Punk Win 16 Things Seen & Heard Macklemore & Madonna Perform Daft…

  14. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Daft Punk Among GRAMMY Pre-Telecast Winners

    January 26, 2014 7:47 PM EST Macklemore and Ryan Lewis got off to a fast start Sunday, receiving three GRAMMYs in ceremonies at the Nokia Theater prior to the Sunday night's telecast. The hip-hop duo swept the rap song ("Thrift Shop"), album ("The Heist") and performance ("Thrift Shop")…

  15. Brooks & Dunn's Ronnie Dunn: My GRAMMY Moment

    January 22, 2014 11:51 AM EST Before a new crop of GRAMMYs are handed out, hear from past winners about what it's like to receive the coveted honor. Brooks & Dunn won best country vocal performance by a duo or group for 1996's "My Maria." RONNIE DUNN: “I was hesitant to record ‘My Maria’—it had…

  16. Pussy Riot Members Coming to Brooklyn

    January 21, 2014 4:04 PM EST Two members of the Russian punk rock band Pussy Riot who were recently released from prison will appear at an Amnesty International concert to be held in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Feb. 5. Freed Pussy Riot Members to Form Prisoners' Rights Organization A Tuesday news release says Nadezhda…

  17. Beyonce: Gender Equality 'Isn't a Reality Yet'

    January 13, 2014 9:33 PM EST She is one half of the most powerful couple in the music industry, but that doesn't stop Beyonce from having extremely strong feelings about sexual inequality. The 32-year-old singer has written a outspoken essay for Maria Shriver's " Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes…

  18. Hot Country Songs 70th Anniversary: Top 70 Country Songs 1989-2014

    January 13, 2014 3:07 PM EST It was 70 years ago this month -- January 1944 -- that Billboard began charting the popularity of country tunes with the format's main chart now known as Hot Country Songs. In celebration the vital genre's continued vibrancy, we're honoring the chart's anniversary with…

  19. Freed Pussy Riot Members to Form Prisoners' Rights Organization

    December 27, 2013 8:59 AM EST Giving their first press conference in Moscow since their release, the two punk activists said they have no immediate plans to enter politics, but reiterated their call on Western countries to boycott the Sochi Olympics. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, the two recently freed Pussy…

  20. Pussy Riot Members Released From Prison

    December 23, 2013 8:59 AM EST Two jailed members of the Russian punk bank Pussy Riot were released Monday following an amnesty law that both described as a Kremlin public relations stunt ahead of the Winter Olympics. Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova were granted amnesty last week in a move largely viewed as the…

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