1. Long Distance

    July 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Those desiring the lush soundscapes, beat-smart rhythms, graceful melodies, melancholy interludes, and seductive vocals—of the kind embraced by such acts as Komeda, Swing Out Sister, and St. Those desiring the lush soundscapes, beat-smart rhythms, graceful melodies, melancholy interludes, and…

  2. 360 Urban Groove

    July 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Saxman Jimmy Sommers combines elements of jazz, rap, and R&B on his ambitious sophomore set. Saxman Jimmy Sommers combines elements of jazz, rap, and R&B on his ambitious sophomore set. And Sommers, a Chicago native, has recruited a who's who of contemporary R&B artists to…

  3. Aaron Carter To Headline Fall Fundraiser

    July 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Teen pop sensation Aaron Carter -- the younger brother of the Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter -- will headline the 2001 version of the Bogart Backstage: On Tour for a Cure family fundraiser. Scheduled to Teen pop sensation Aaron Carter -- the younger brother of the Backstreet Boys'…

  4. Folk Artist Mimi Farina Dies

    July 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Mimi Farina, Joan Baez's sister and an accomplished folk singer in her own right and founder of an organization that brought free live music to the sick and imprisoned, has died. She was 56. Mimi Farina, Joan Baez's sister and an accomplished folk singer in her own right and founder…

  5. Eagle Eye Cherry Looks To The 'Future'

    July 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Eagle-Eye Cherry has signed with MCA Records and is planning an October release for "Present/Future," a new version of last year's import-only "Living in the Present Future." The new album sports five Eagle-Eye Cherry has signed with MCA Records and is planning an…

  6. Outrospective

    July 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Outrospective recently debuted at No. 4 on the European Top 100 Albums chart—as well as No. 2 in Norway, No. 3 in Germany, No. 4 in the U.K., No. Outrospective recently debuted at No. 4 on the European Top 100 Albums chart—as well as No. 2 in Norway, No. 3 in Germany, No. 4 in the U.K., No. 5…

  7. Streisand, Springsteen Specials Among Emmy Noms

    July 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Barbra Streisand's "Timeless" special for Fox television and Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band's HBO special "Live in New York City" each pulled down six nominations for the 2001 Emmy Awards, Barbra Streisand's "Timeless" special for Fox…

  8. Hot Product

    July 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new releases from Sean Combs, Melissa Etheridge, Built to Spill, Ivy, Faithless, and more. All In The Family Hip-hop kingpin Sean Combs returns to action this week with "P. Diddy & the Bad Boy Family ... The Saga Continues," out on his own Bad Boy label. The star…

  9. Déjate Amar

    July 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT On her major-label debut, Jenni Rivera (Lupillo's sister) takes her brother's route and sings with banda, adapting rancheras and corridos to the format. On her major-label debut, Jenni Rivera (Lupillo's sister) takes her brother's route and sings with banda, adapting…

  10. White Blood Cells

    July 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A live sensation, the White Stripes have been selling out clubs in rock hubs across the country (including three recent New York shows that saw several rock celebrities getting their eardrums splinter A live sensation, the White Stripes have been selling out clubs in rock hubs across the…

  11. Billboard Bits: Radiohead, Powerman 5000, Carter, Moke

    July 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Radiohead, Powerman 5000, Aaron Carter, and Moke. Radiohead has added an Aug. 7 concert at New York's Madison Square Garden to its U.S. tour itinerary. Tickets for the show, which like the rest of the tour will include Kid Koala and the Beta Band, will go on sale to the public…

  12. Chet Atkins Dies In Nashville

    July 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Country legend Chet Atkins, one of the most influential and widely recorded instrumentalists ever, died Saturday at his home in Nashville of cancer. He was 77. Country legend Chet Atkins, one of the most influential and widely recorded instrumentalists ever, died Saturday at his home in…

  13. Christian Hip-Hop Artist Charged As Rapist

    July 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Ja'Marc Antoine Davis, founder of the Tulsa, Okla.-based Christian hip-hop act Raze, has waived his right to a preliminary hearing without a plea agreement on rape and molestation charges. Davis is ac Ja'Marc Antoine Davis, founder of the Tulsa, Okla.-based Christian hip-hop act…

  14. Press On

    June 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Two years ago, this talented trio received a Gospel Music Assn. Dove Award for inspirational album of the year for its debut, Be Still My Soul. Two years ago, this talented trio received a Gospel Music Assn. Dove Award for inspirational album of the year for its debut, Be Still My Soul. This…

  15. Amel Larrieux Goes Sci-Fi

    June 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Singer Amel Larrieux, whose debut Epic solo album, "Infinite Possibilities," was infused with spacy electronics, futuristic funk, and jazzy rhythms, brings that same soulful consciousness to voicing t Singer Amel Larrieux, whose debut Epic solo album, "Infinite Possibilities,…

  16. Afro-Celt Sound System Teams With Plant, Gabriel For 3rd Set

    June 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Afro-Celt Sound System's James McNally has gotten used to his group's albums being stocked in a different department at every record store, from world to new age to dance and electronic. But whatever Afro-Celt Sound System's James McNally has gotten used to his group's…

  17. 'Twisted Forever' Due In August

    June 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Originally slated for September, "Twisted Forever," a 16-track tribute to 1980s pop metal band Twisted Sister, has been bumped up to Aug. 14. As previously reported, the Koch Records set features cove Originally slated for September, "Twisted Forever," a 16-track tribute…

  18. Old Soul Alicia Keys Sets Off R&B Buzz

    June 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The buzz of an industry crowd in Los Angles for a new artist showcase is a scene that first occurred in New York and has since been repeated in Atlanta, Detroit, Chicago, and other major markets, as An industry crowd gathers outside the Roxy Theatre in Los Angles for a new artist showcase.…

  19. Billboard Bits: EMP, Charlatans, Pru

    June 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Experience Music Project, Charlatans, Pru Seattle's Experience Music Project museum opened its first international exhibition last night (June 7) with Island Revolution: Jamaican Rhythm from Ska to Reggae, 1956-1981. The exhibit traces the history of Jamaican popular music from…

  20. Sanz, La Ley Tapped For MTV Latin 'Unplugged'

    June 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT MTV Latin America will tape a new pair of "MTV Unplugged" shows featuring Warner Bros. artists Alejandro Sanz and La Ley, Billboard Bulletin reports. Both will be shot in Miami. Chilean rock group La MTV Latin America will tape a new pair of "MTV Unplugged" shows featuring…

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