1. Aretha Leads Detroit Jazz Fest Lineup

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Aretha Franklin, Ramsey Lewis, George Benson and Lou Rawls will anchor the lineup for the 25th anniversary edition of the Ford Detroit International Jazz Festival. Aretha Franklin, Ramsey Lewis, George Benson and Lou Rawls will anchor the lineup for the 25th anniversary edition of the Ford…

  2. Billboard Bits: 'American Pop,' Noise Pop, Rye Coalition

    December 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on 'American Pop,' Noise Pop, Rye Coalition Al Green, James Brown, Britney Spears, Elvis Presley, the Monkees and are among the artists who will be featured in the "American Pop" series presented by the Museum of Television and Radio (MTR) in New York and Los Angeles.…

  3. This Day in Music

    December 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>The Higher Regional Court in Mannheim, Germany, sentences promoter Mathias Hoffmann to a jail term of five years and eight months. Hoffmann, 47, organizer of the 3 Tenors' concerts, had 1998 - The Higher Regional Court in Mannheim, Germany, sentences promoter…

  4. Eclectic Artists Cheer Disney's 'World'

    December 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rooted in the notion of positive musical messages for children, Walt Disney Records has assembled "A World of Happiness." Similar to the 1972 Marlo Thomas & Friends release "Free To Be You & M Rooted in the notion of positive musical messages for children, Walt Disney…

  5. El-P Wades Through 'High Water'

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Former Company Flow MC and Definitive Jux label founder El-P takes a turn into jazz on "High Water," due Feb. 17 as part of Thirsty Ear's Blue series. Former Company Flow MC and Definitive Jux label founder El-P takes a turn into jazz on "High Water," due Feb. 17 as…

  6. This Day in Music

    November 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Jazz impresario Norman Ganz dies in Geneva, Switzerland, of cancer. He is 83. 2001 - Jazz impresario Norman Ganz dies in Geneva, Switzerland, of cancer. He is 83. 2000 - Ted Gardner, former manager of Tool, sues the members of the L.A. band, their corporation, and…

  7. Billboard Bits: Suge Knight, Jerkins, Grant Lee Phillips

    November 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Suge Knight, Jerkins, Grant Lee Phillips Riverhead Books has pushed the release of hip-hop mogul Marion "Suge" Knight's autobiography to next year. Completion of the volume has been complicated by Knight's July imprisonment for assaulting a nightclub valet, but…

  8. Memphis Celebrates Rock'N'Roll's 50th

    November 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Pegging the day Elvis Presley recorded a version of Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup's "That's All Right" -- July 5, 1954 -- at as the date "rock" and "roll" were married, Memphis will celebrate 2004 as the 50 Pegging the day Elvis Presley recorded a…

  9. Air Farina

    November 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST DJ/producer Mark Farina is widely known for his hip-hop-skewed Mushroom Jazz compilation series and such house music collections as "San Francisco Sessions." For his debut artist album, Farina has cre DJ/producer Mark Farina is widely known for his hip-hop-skewed Mushroom Jazz…

  10. Billboard Bits: Stones, Daz Dillinger, Urge Overkill

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Rolling Stones, Daz Dillinger, Urge Overkill The Rolling Stones and retail chain Best Buy are throwing a party Oct. 29 in New York to celebrate the release of the band's four-DVD set " Four Flicks ," which Best Buy is selling exclusively at least through the end of the…

  11. Billboard Bits: Jack Black, Dub Narcotic, Milky

    October 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Jack Black, Dub Narcotic, Milky Although Jack Black is riding high on the success of his new film " School of Rock ," which was No. 1 in its first week in U.S. theaters, he says there are two roles he's really coveting. Black tells Billboard he'd love to play the…

  12. Rice Nabs Shortlist Music Prize

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice collected the third annual Shortlist Music Prize last night (Oct. 5), climaxing a four-and-a-half hour concert featuring Rice and seven of the nine other nominees a Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice collected the third annual Shortlist Music Prize last…

  13. Billboard Bits: Springsteen, Stones, 'Matrix Revolutions'

    October 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Bruce Springsteen, Stones, 'Matrix Revolutions' Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band's Oct. 16, 2002, concert in Barcelona will be released on DVD Nov. 18 via Columbia. No additional information is available about the DVD, although prominent Springsteen fan site…

  14. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Uncle Kracker and Dobie Gray, Santana, Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Lorrie Morgan, Hank Williams, Jr., Meat Loaf and more. THE BIG 'DRIFT' : Uncle Kracker and Dobie Gray continue to fend off all challengers, retaining pole position…

  15. Breaking & Entering

    September 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club & The Last Emperor. REBEL YELL: The fuzz-tone guitars of San Francisco trio Black Rebel Motorcycle Club found a receptive audience overseas. Not terribly surprising, since the…

  16. This Day in Music

    September 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Singer-songwriter Carolyn Dawn Johnson dominates the Canadian Country Music Awards in Calgary, with five wins. 2001 - Singer-songwriter Carolyn Dawn Johnson dominates the Canadian Country Music Awards in Calgary, with five wins. 2001 - Country singer Chris Cagle…

  17. Sincero

    September 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT It is hard to be a heartthrob for more than a minute. It is hard to be a heartthrob for more than a minute. But Puerto Rican crooner Chayanne has managed to stay on top of the game for more than 10 years—thanks to a mix of extraordinary performance skills and good A&R. Yes, his new studio…

  18. RZA, Isaac Hayes Fit 'Bill' Soundtrack

    September 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Maverick Records has set a Sept. 23 release for the soundtrack to the first volume of Quentin Tarantino's new movie "Kill Bill." The first half of the film, which is being released in two parts, will Maverick Records has set a Sept. 23 release for the soundtrack to the first…

  19. Acts Salute Jennings At Red River Fest

    August 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Red River Tribute, set for Sept. 19-20 at Saengerhalle in New Braunfels, Texas, will feature like-minded musicians honoring legendary outlaw Waylon Jennings as best they know how: by playing music The Red River Tribute, set for Sept. 19-20 at Saengerhalle in New Braunfels, Texas, will…

  20. Tunes On TV

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 25-31, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 25 "Today," NBC Featured Artist: LeAnn Rimes. "Charlie Rose," PBS Featured Artist: Mick Jagger. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: The…

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