1. Artists To Celebrate Legacy of Pete Seeger at Clearwater Festival

    March 02, 2015 4:03 PM EST The legacy of the late Pete Seeger -- as a musician, social activist and environmentalist -- will be celebrated June 20-21 at the Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival by just-announced artists including the Mavericks , Neko Case , Guster, Ani DiFranco , Béla Fleck & Abigail…

  2. Exclusive: Watch Angelique Kidjo Sing Spellbinding 'Malaika' Live With Orchestral Backing

    February 26, 2015 3:03 PM EST For her new album, Grammy-winning Beninese vocalist Angelique Kidjo collaborated with the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, which brought a lush, classical feel to her African standards. Billboard is excited to give an exclusive first look at a live video of that team-up. Check out the…

  3. James Brown's Band 'Get On Up' for Hollywood Bowl Tribute Concert: The Inside Story

    August 05, 2014 12:10 AM EDT To promote the James Brown biopic that opened Aug. 1, Get on Up , executive producer Peter Afterman called jazz bassist and big-time Godfather of Soul fan Christian McBride to ask if he had any ideas. McBride said he would think about it and a few minutes after hanging up, placed a call to…

  4. Angélique Kidjo to Release 'Eve' Album in January: Exclusive Song Premiere

    October 23, 2013 9:00 AM EDT The Grammy winning African artist has a busy 2014 lined up; Listen to "Eva," featuring Asa, off her upcoming album For Angélique Kidjo, "Eve" represents a fresh start. The world music icon has struck a new recording deal with 429 Records, from which a new album, "…

  5. Alicia Keys Raises $2.9M at Gala, Honors Oprah Winfrey

    December 07, 2012 7:30 AM EST During the auction portion of Alicia Keys' Black Ball Redux, one man was ready to jump his bid from $100,000 to $250,000 for a trip to South Africa - if Keys would join him and his friends. "I'll go for a little more," Keys said Thursday night at the Apollo Theater, where…

  6. Beyonce to Perform at Alicia Keys' Black Ball

    September 20, 2012 10:05 AM EDT Call it ladies night: Beyonce and Carole King are joining Oprah Winfrey and Alicia Keys at Keys' annual Black Ball event. Beyonce and King will perform at the fundraising gala for Keys' charity Keep a Child Alive on Nov. 1 at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. The night will…

  7. Herbie Hancock Launching International Jazz Day

    March 20, 2012 10:35 AM EDT Ambassador Herbie Hancock believes what the world needs is a little jazz diplomacy. The renowned jazz pianist's first major initiative since being named a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador last July is to establish International Jazz Day to be held on April 30 of every year. That date coincides…

  8. Rolling Stones Honored at Carnegie Hall

    March 15, 2012 2:05 AM EDT Marianne Faithfull, Art Garfunkel, David Johansen and Peaches (Among Others) Spend the Night Together Glen Hansard of The Swell Season was more than halfway through his deconstructed version of the woman-suppressing "Under My Thumb" at the "Music of the Rolling Stones"…

  9. The Rolling Stones That Chased the Beatles Get a Carnegie Hall Tribute

    March 12, 2012 11:05 PM EDT Steve Earle Talks March 13th Concert, Where He'll Play the First Song He Ever Learned on Guitar The last time Steve Earle performed at a tribute concert at Carnegie Hall, he was standing 30 feet away from the man he was honoring. "I opened the show, playing 'Nebraska' with…

  10. Madonna, Jennifer Lopez On 'Every Mother Counts' Documentary Soundtrack

    March 11, 2011 10:55 AM EST Starbucks will release a companion CD to Christy Turlington Burns' documentary "No Woman No Cry" that will include music from Rosanne Cash , the Dixie Chicks , Jennifer Lopez , Madonna , Sinead O'Connor , Gwyneth Paltrow and others. The "Every Mother Counts" CD…

  11. The Roots Draft Nas, Wiz Khalifa for Fourth Philly Picnic

    February 28, 2011 10:11 PM EST The Roots have drafted Nas , Wiz Khalifa and recent best new artist Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding for their fourth annual Roots Picnic concert, at hometown venue Festival Pier in Philadelphia, Pa. Also on the bill for the June 4 event are recently reunited rock outfit the Dismemberment…

  12. Sting, Robert Downey Jr. Team for 'Prayer Cycle 2' Benefit Album

    January 20, 2011 12:30 PM EST Sting , Korn 's Jonathan Davis, System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian, Angelique Kidjo, Yes ' Jon Anderson, actor Robert Downey, Jr., and the late Jim Morrison are all part of "Prayer Cycle 2: Path to Zero," a benefit for the anti-nuclear organization Global Zero. The…

  13. Tinie Tempah, Dizzee Rascal Lead MOBO Nominations

    September 08, 2010 5:05 PM EDT Tinie Tempah leads the nominations for the 2010 MOBO Awards. The chart-topping U.K. rapper is up for four awards at the ceremony next month. Dizzee Rascal , Professor Green, N-Dubz and Plan B each have three nominations for the U.K. urban music awards. This year's ceremony takes place at…

  14. Kickoff Concert Opens 2010 FIFA World Cup

    June 10, 2010 6:26 PM EDT "South Africa, South Africa, are you ready?" Black Eyed Peas will.i.am shouted to the 30-000 strong crowd 12 minutes into the live broadcast - and from that moment, the first-ever FIFA World Cup Kick-Off concert hit its stride and the pace never let up. Dressed in glitzy military…

  15. Will World Cup Make South Africa a Long-Term Touring hot Spot?

    June 09, 2010 12:15 PM EDT If the World Cup is the greatest sporting show on earth, then FIFA's accompanying Kick-Off Celebration Concert is certainly one of the biggest gigs ever seen on the African continent. "In terms of scale, [it's] definitely up there with the 46664 concert," says John…

  16. Massive Attack, Phil Collins, Roxy Music To Play Montreux

    April 29, 2010 9:22 AM EDT Phil Collins will play an exclusive pre-festival concert before the 2010 Montreux Jazz Festival featuring Roxy Music , Massive Attack and a host of big jazz acts, festival organizers said on Thursday. Former Genesis singer and drummer Collins will delve into 1960s Motown and soul before…

  17. Alicia Keys, Black Eyed Peas To Kick Off World Cup

    March 17, 2010 8:12 AM EDT Black Eyed Peas , John Legend and Alicia Keys will be joined by a host of South American and African music stars for the FIFA World Cup Kick-Off Celebration Concert. Other acts include Colombian superstars Juanes and Shakira , Mali's acclaimed duo Amadou & Mariam , desert blue's…

  18. Aretha Franklin, Josh Groban Line Up For Nelson Mandela Concert

    June 08, 2009 5:19 PM EDT Aretha Franklin, Wyclef Jean, Queen Latifah, Josh Groban and TLC will headline “The Mandela Day Celebration,” a tribute concert honoring human rights leader Nelson Mandela, on July 18 at Madison Square Garden in New York. The event is organized by 46664, Mandela’s campaign for global HIV/AIDS…

  19. Lauryn Hill, Herbie Hancock, Black Eyed Peas Top Montreux Jazz Fest Bill

    April 08, 2009 2:31 PM EDT B.B. King, Herbie Hancock, Black Eyed Peas and Lauryn Hill are booked to perform at the Montreux Jazz festival, one of Europe's most prestigious summer music events, organizers said on Thursday. Founder Claude Nobs announced the eclectic line-up of 1,000 musicians for the 43rd festival…

  20. This Day in Music

    November 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Colombian vocalist Juanes adds more statues to his mantel with three wins during the Latin Grammy Awards ceremony at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Juanes, who is the all-time leader wit 2005 - Colombian vocalist Juanes adds more statues to his mantel with three wins during the…

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