1. Billboard Bits: Tibet House, Imogen Heap, Bernadette Peters

    December 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Damien Rice, Allen Toussaint and others confirmed for the 16th annual Tibet House benefit concert, Imogen Heap and Bernadette Peters make U.S. tour plans. Damien Rice, Allen Toussaint, Laurie Anderson and Sufjan Stevens are the initial artists confirmed to take part in the 16th annual Tibet…

  2. Costello Planning Symphony Tour, Live CD

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Elvis Costello is planning a world symphony tour with longtime collaborator Steve Nieve. Dates have not yet been confirmed for the outing, which is expected to launch early in January. Elvis Costello is planning a world symphony tour with longtime collaborator Steve Nieve. Dates have not yet…

  3. Costello, Toussaint Teaming For New Album

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Elvis Costello is slated to head into the studio the week of Thanksgiving to record a collaborative album with songwriter/arranger/pianist Allen Toussaint. Joe Henry will produce the project for Verve Elvis Costello is slated to head into the studio the week of Thanksgiving to begin a…

  4. Recordings, Concerts Raise More Hurricane Funds

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The recording also features Terry Dexter and the First Full Gospel Choir of New Orleans. Michael McDonald, Wynona Judd and Eric Benét have joined forces to record "Heart of America," a song to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity 's hurricane aid. The track is already available…

  5. Tunes On TV

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 3-9, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 3 "Today," NBC Featured artists: Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas. "Total Request Live," MTV Featured artists: Kelly Clarkson, Hawthorne Heights. "GAC Nights," Great…

  6. Dr. John / Sept. 23, 2005 / Tampa, Fla. (Tampa Theatre)

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For those of us whose hearts are breaking over the fate of New Orleans and its roots-music culture, seeing and hearing a performance by Dr. John is like attending a secular church service held at an o For those of us whose hearts are breaking over the fate of New Orleans and its roots-music…

  7. Allen Toussaint: A New Orleans Legend's Survival Story

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Like many natives of New Orleans, Allen Toussaint is an old hand when it comes to hurricanes. So, as Hurricane Katrina approached the Gulf Coast Aug. 29, Toussaint, 67, was not one to become too alarmed. He made his usual preparations, shoring up…

  8. Katrina Benefits Set For N.Y., Minneapolis

    September 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New Orleans musicians such as Dr. John, Allen Toussaint and Ivan Neville will perform at the benefit concert Soul to Soul: From the Heart of New York City to the Heart of New Orleans. New Orleans musicians such as Dr. John, Allen Toussaint and Ivan Neville will perform at the benefit concert…

  9. Music-Related Katrina Aid Efforts Continue

    September 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The star-studded Hurricane Katrina benefit concert "From the Big Apple to the Big Easy" -- featuring Elvis Costello, Lenny Kravitz, Allen Toussaint and others -- will raise funds beyond its New York s Music-related aid for victims of Hurricane Katrina continues to roll in. The star…

  10. Top Acts Set For New York Katrina Benefit

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New York's Madison Square Garden will be the site of a Sept. 20 benefit for victims of Hurricane Katrina, dubbed "From the Big Apple to the Big Easy." The show will pair a variety of top acts with som New York's Madison Square Garden will be the site of a Sept. 20 benefit…

  11. This Day in Music

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Gravity Kills keyboardist Doug Firley drops a custom-made, spring-loaded keyboard on his hand, shattering the bones in his right ring finger during a show in Allentown, Pa. 2002 - Gravity Kills keyboardist Doug Firley drops a custom-made, spring-loaded keyboard on…

  12. Nelly, DMB, Juanes Among N.O. Jazz Fest Acts

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST For its 36th annual edition, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has confirmed a rich and eclectic lineup befitting its storied history. For its 36th annual edition, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has confirmed a rich and eclectic lineup befitting its storied history.…

  13. Connick In Romantic Mood With New Album

    December 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST Just in time for Valentine's Day, Harry Connick Jr. has slated a Feb. 3 release for "Only You," a collection of romantic standards from Columbia Records. Tapping into material from the 1950s and '60s, Just in time for Valentine's Day, Harry Connick Jr. has slated a…

  14. Deacon John's Jump Blues: Music From the Film

    June 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT This CD is being released in tandem with a concert DVD of the same title. This CD is being released in tandem with a concert DVD of the same title. The operative idea came from producer Cyril Vetter, who is interested in preserving the New Orleans jump-blues sound of the 1950s and early 1960s…

  15. This Day in Music

    May 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Gravity Kills keyboardist Doug Firley drops a custom-made, spring-loaded keyboard on his hand, shattering the bones in his right ring finger during a show in Allentown, Pa. 2002 - Gravity Kills keyboardist Doug Firley drops a custom-made, spring-loaded keyboard on…

  16. Billboard Bits: Pioneer Awards, Polo Montanez, Littrell

    November 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Pioneer Awards, Polo Montanez, Littrell The Rhythm & Blues Foundation has announced its 2003 Pioneer Awards honorees, to be presented Feb. 20 in New York, as part of the events during Grammy Week, Billboard Bulletin reports. The Supremes, Dell-Vikings, and the Dixie Cups will…

  17. Sam Moore Dusts Off 30-Year-Old 'Lovin'

    March 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST More than 30 years after the heyday of soul duo Sam & Dave, Sam Moore has finally launched a solo career, and he's packing potent material on "Plenty Good Lovin': The Lost Solo Album." Released Ja More than 30 years after the heyday of soul duo Sam & Dave, Sam…

  18. New Year's Eve Live Music Highlights

    December 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST While Dec. 31, 2001, may not rank up there with the millennium celebrations, there's still plenty of top-notch live music being presented in the U.S. on New Year's Eve. If you're planning to get off t While Dec. 31, 2001, may not rank up there with the millennium celebrations,…

  19. Pioneer Awards Honor R&B Artists

    November 09, 2001 12:00 AM EST Despite being one-third of the Motown team that wrote hits for the Supremes, the Four Tops, and Marvin Gaye, Brian Holland finds it a bit strange to be honored at the 12th annual R&B Pioneer Award Despite being one-third of the Motown team that wrote hits for the Supremes, the Four Tops,…

  20. Pioneer Awards Honor Al Green

    July 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT R&B/soul singer Al Green will be honored with the lifetime achievement award at the 12th annual Pioneer Awards, presented by the charitable Rhythm & Blues Foundation. Scheduled for Oct. 4 at N R&B/soul singer Al Green will be honored with the lifetime achievement award at the 12th…

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