1. Russian Romance

    March 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Inside the packaging of Ella Leya's "Russian Romance" is a picture of the Azerbaijan-born, Southern California-based vocalist/pianist cradling a small, dove-like bird in her hands. Inside the packaging of Ella Leya's "Russian Romance" is a picture of the…

  2. This Day in Music

    March 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Jazz organist Big John Patton dies in Montclair, N.J., of complications from diabetes and kidney failure. He is 66. 2002 - Jazz organist Big John Patton dies in Montclair, N.J., of complications from diabetes and kidney failure. He is 66. 2001 - Composer Monty Norman…

  3. South By Southwest Diary: March 17

    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billboard staffers criss-cross Austin, Texas' South by Southwest music festival in search of old favorites and new discoveries. In the second installment of a daily diary, Barry A. Jeckell, Todd Marte South By Southwest Diary: March 17 Austin, Texas' annual South by Southwest (SXSW)…

  4. Summer Season To See Surge In '80s Acts

    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST This summer, get ready to travel back in time. Although there have been package tours featuring '80s artists for years, the upcoming summer concert season marks a notable increase. This summer, get ready to travel back in time. Although there have been package tours featuring '80s…

  5. Pepe Aguilar Plots Two New Projects

    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Singer Pepe Aguilar will begin recording two simultaneous projects this month. The first, a predominantly mariachi album, is geared for release in the United States and Mexico possibly next year. Singer Pepe Aguilar will begin recording two simultaneous projects this month. The first, a…

  6. Jackson's Ex-Housekeeper: Kids Ran Wild

    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST A former housekeeper for Michael Jackson testified at the entertainer's molestation trial that she called his Neverland ranch "Pinocchio's Pleasure Island" because children were allowed to run wild wi A former housekeeper for Michael Jackson testified at the entertainer&…

  7. CHART BEAT BONUS

    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to Kelly Clarkson, Carole King and Neil Sedaka and Craig Morgan. BREAKING AWAY : As big a hit as "Breakaway" was for Kelly Clarkson, the follow-up has proven to be an even bigger smash. In its 15th chart week, "Since U Been Gone…

  8. This Day in Music

    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>A knee injury suffered near the end of Britney Spears' concert in Moline, Ill., forces the artist to cancel her planned performance the following day at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, I 2004 - A knee injury suffered near the end of Britney Spears' concert…

  9. Dead Can Dance Regroups For Fall Tour

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST The group is in the midst of a European tour, which concludes April 7 in London, during which it is performing a host of new material. On the heels of its first live shows since 1996, Dead Can Dance has confirmed a fall North American tour, beginning Sept. 17-18 in Seattle and wrapping Oct.…

  10. South By Southwest Diary: March 16

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billboard staffers criss-cross Austin, Texas' South by Southwest music festival in search of old favorites and new discoveries. In the first installment of a daily diary, Barry A. Jeckell, Todd Marten Austin, Texas' annual South by Southwest (SXSW) is a music festival and media…

  11. 50 Cent's 'Candy' Continues Chart Domination

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Life is still sweet atop the Billboard Hot 100 for 50 Cent, who is No. 1 for the fourth consecutive week with "Candy Shop" featuring Olivia. The cut also notches a second No. 1 week on the Hot 100 Air Life is still sweet atop the Billboard Hot 100 for 50 Cent, who is No. 1 for the…

  12. SXSW 2005 PREVIEW (3 of 4)

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Selected profiles of noteworthy acts that will perform during this year's South by Southwest Music & Media Conference March 16-20 in Austin, Texas: Phoenix, Little Birdy, Wolfmother and Martha Wai Selected profiles of noteworthy acts that will perform during this year's South by…

  13. This Day in Music

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Bill Carlisle, a Grand Ole Opry cast member who was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame the previous year, dies at his Nashville home of complications from a stroke. He is 94. 2003 - Bill Carlisle, a Grand Ole Opry cast member who was inducted into the…

  14. Ask Billboard

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Bryan Adams, Sheryl Crow, Fleetwood Mac and more. BRYAN AND SHERYL Keith, I have a couple A&M/Interscope questions for you. Are there any plans to release Bryan Adams' "Room Service" in the United States? Also, there was…

  15. SXSW 2005 PREVIEW (2 of 4)

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Selected profiles of noteworthy acts that will perform during this year's South by Southwest Music & Media Conference March 16-20 in Austin, Texas: Dropping Daylight, The Go! Team, Giant Drag and Selected profiles of noteworthy acts that will perform during this year's South by…

  16. This Day in Music

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>Steve Winwood receives a lifetime achievement award at the 2004 Jammys, held at New York's Roseland Ballroom. 2004 - Steve Winwood receives a lifetime achievement award at the 2004 Jammys, held at New York's Roseland Ballroom. 2004 - The legacy of Seattle…

  17. Notes From The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billboard.com goes behind the scenes at the 20th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction dinner, held last night (March 14) at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. U2, the Pretenders, Buddy Guy, Billboard.com goes behind the scenes at the 20th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction…

  18. This Day in Music

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>Prince, the late George Harrison, Traffic, ZZ Top, Bob Seger, Jackson Browne, the Dells and Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner are welcomed into the ranks of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fam 2004 - Prince, the late George Harrison, Traffic, ZZ Top, Bob Seger, Jackson…

  19. McFly, 50 Cent Top U.K. Charts

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST U.K. pop act McFly went straight to No. 1 on the British singles chart yesterday (March 13) with the official single of this year's Comic Relief charity appeal. U.K. pop act McFly went straight to No. 1 on the British singles chart yesterday (March 13) with the official single of this…

  20. This Day in Music

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>The Court of Appeals of Rome finds Michael Jackson not guilty of plagiarism, reversing a decision made in 1999 by a lower court. Italian singer/songwriter Albano Carrisi had claimed that 2001 - The Court of Appeals of Rome finds Michael Jackson not guilty of…

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