1. Hong Kong Actor Leslie Cheung Dies

    April 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing, a pop singer and actor who played a homosexual Chinese opera singer who commits suicide in the Oscar-nominated "Farewell My Concubine," died yesterday (April 1) after leaping Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing, a pop singer and actor who played a homosexual Chinese…

  2. TOP ELECTRONIC ALBUMS

    April 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/electronic.jsp 1. 100th Window , Massive Attack 2. Ultra. Dance 03, Johnny Vicious 3. Original Pirate Material , The Streets 4. N.Y.C. Underground Party 5 , Louie DeVito 5. Bad Boy Joe , The Best Of Freestyle Megamix Vol. 3 News Johnny Vicious …

  3. This Day in Music

    April 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>The European festival season kicks off with the start of a two-day event at the former Spanish Formula 1 racing circuit in the southern sherry-producing city of Jerez de la Frontera. Mor 1999 - The European festival season kicks off with the start of a two-day event…

  4. Norway Teen To Be Retried In DVD Piracy Case

    April 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST A Norwegian court will retry in December a teenager whose DVD-copying exploits made him a hero to hackers worldwide, in a case that will be closely monitored by the motion picture industry. In January A Norwegian court will retry in December a teenager whose DVD-copying exploits made him a…

  5. Tunes On TV

    March 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 31-April 6, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday> / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MARCH 31 "The View," ABC Featured Artists: Deana Carter (also scheduled: Richard Chamberlain; Queen Noor). "7 Days Left: Queen Latifah Goes To…

  6. Manolín

    March 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Cuban singer/songwriter Manolín has long been known as "El MÉdico de la Salsa" (The Salsa Doctor). Cuban singer/songwriter Manolín has long been known as "El Médico de la Salsa" (The Salsa Doctor). But salsa is not part of the recipe for the artist's eponymous BMG U.S…

  7. Artistas Originales de la Salsa Cubana

    March 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST More than a mere Cuban music compilation, this collection, as its name indicates, is a catalog of some of the most revered recordings of Cuban standards, many dating back to the 1950s. More than a mere Cuban music compilation, this collection, as its name indicates, is a catalog of some of…

  8. 'Idol' Finalists Team Up For Charity Single

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST The 10 finalists from the second season of "American Idol" will release a charity single, "What the World Needs Now Is Love," with a portion of the proceeds going to the Red Cross. The 10 finalists from the second season of "American Idol" will release a charity…

  9. Billboard Bits: Rascal Flatts, Ozomatli, Steve Wynn

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Rascal Flatts, Ozomatli, Steve Wynn Country act Rascal Flatts will be the featured entertainment for CMT's spring break concert in Daytona Beach, Fla. The group will perform a free show April 12 on the beach that will be filmed by the cable channel for an hour-long broadcast…

  10. A Perfect Circle Tapped For Lollapalooza

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Hard rock outfit A Perfect Circle has been tapped for six dates on the mainstage of this summer's Lollapalooza festival, filling in for Queens Of The Stone Age, who have prior European touring commitm Hard rock outfit A Perfect Circle has been tapped for six dates on the mainstage of…

  11. Puente Tribute Set For NYC

    March 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST The music and life of late Latin jazz legend Tito Puente will be celebrated April 21 with a star-studded event at New York's Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. Actor Jimmy Smits will host "Rums of P The music and life of late Latin jazz legend Tito Puente will be celebrated April…

  12. Billboard Bits: White Stripes, Dandy Warhols, Juanes

    March 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on White Stripes, Dandy Warhols, Juanes The White Stripes will overtake NBC's "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" next month for musical performances on four consecutive nights, according to a spokesperson. Beginning April 22, the Detroit rock duo will play a different…

  13. Kravitz, Armstrong Join Anti-War Chorus

    March 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong and Lenny Kravitz have joined the ranks of musicians airing their anti-war sentiments in song. Each has made available a track for free download; an MP3 of Armstrong's Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong and Lenny Kravitz have joined the ranks of…

  14. R.E.M. Unwraps 'The Final Straw'

    March 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Following the lead of the Beastie Boys, John Mellencamp, and DJ Shadow and Zack de la Rocha, R.E.M. has posted a new anti-war song on its official Web site. Following the lead of the Beastie Boys , John Mellencamp , and DJ Shadow and Zack de la Rocha , R.E.M. has posted a new anti-war song on…

  15. Billboard Bits: Durst/Snoop, Sound Of Urchin, Steve Cole

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Durst/Snoop, Sound Of Urchin, Steve Cole Although neither are expected to appear on the group's forthcoming album, Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst has wrapped a second collaboration with a noted hip-hop act. According to Limp Bizkit's official Web site , Durst last week…

  16. This Day in Music

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Dorothy Delay, a Julliard School violin teacher and musical powerhouse whose students over a half-century include such luminaries as Itzhak Perlman and Midori, dies of cancer at her home 2002 - Dorothy Delay, a Julliard School violin teacher and musical powerhouse…

  17. This Day in Music

    March 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill and his girlfriend for the past decade, actress Charleen "Chuck" McCrory, finally tie the knot. The pair exchanges vows at Tony's Ballroom in Houston before 200 2002 - ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill and his girlfriend for the past…

  18. No Me Arrepiento de Nada

    March 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Contemporizing the traditional banda sound is an increasingly common endeavor but not always one that bears happy results. Contemporizing the traditional banda sound is an increasingly common endeavor but not always one that bears happy results. Graciela Beltrán's cover of the Juan…

  19. Massive Attack's 3D Cleared On Porn Charges

    March 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Massive Attack principal Robert Del Naja, better known as 3D, was cleared today (March 21) of all charges relating to Internet pornography offenses, police said. Del Naja was arrested on Feb. 25 in hi Massive Attack principal Robert Del Naja, better known as 3D, was cleared today (March 21)…

  20. Billboard Bits: Prince Paul, Sonic Youth, Howie Day

    March 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Prince Paul, Sonic Youth, Howie Day Although details are still being finalized, acclaimed hip-hop producer Prince Paul will release his next solo album, "Politics of the Business," May 6 via Razor & Tie. The album is said to be a commentary on the state of the music…

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