1. Cabaret Singer Bobby Short Dies

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Cabaret singer Bobby Short, the tuxedoed embodiment of New York style and sophistication who was a fixture at his piano in the Carlyle Hotel for more than 35 years, died this morning (March 21). He wa Cabaret singer Bobby Short, the tuxedoed embodiment of New York style and sophistication who…

  2. 'Ray' Garners 4 NAACP Image Awards

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST "Ray" hit all the right notes at the 36th NAACP Image Awards on Saturday, as the Ray Charles biopic nabbed four awards, including outstanding motion picture and yet another best actor nod for Jamie Fo "Ray" hit all the right notes at the 36th NAACP Image Awards on Saturday…

  3. Hot Product

    March 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: R&B vocalist Tweet's "It's Me Again" (Atlantic), featuring guest appearances by Missy Elliott. A new album from Detroit-based power-pop purveyor Brendan Benson, "The Alternative To Love" …

  4. Queens Of The Stone Age Ready To Rule Rock Again

    March 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Queens of the Stone Age tapped into the post-millennial modern rock zeitgeist with their 2002 breakthrough "Songs for the Deaf," a collection of brutally loud, utterly thrilling sonic salvos threaded with mock DJ voice-overs for…

  5. This Day in Music

    March 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>OutKast is the big winner at the 18th annual Soul Train Music Awards, picking up two statuettes. Yet the evening belongs to career achievement honoree Janet Jackson. The singer, whose ne 2004 - OutKast is the big winner at the 18th annual Soul Train Music Awards,…

  6. Amos Lee

    March 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Philadelphia has a long and storied music tradition. Folk-soul troubadour Amos Lee now adds his own chapter to that history with his self-titled debut. Philadelphia has a long and storied music tradition. Folk-soul troubadour Amos Lee now adds his own chapter to that history with his self…

  7. Make Do With What You Got

    March 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sixties soul great Solomon Burke continues the comeback that began when "Don't Give Up on Me" won the 2002 Grammy Award for best contemporary blues album. Sixties soul great Solomon Burke continues the comeback that began when "Don't Give Up on Me" won the 2002…

  8. South By Southwest Diary: March 16

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billboard staffers criss-cross Austin, Texas' South by Southwest music festival in search of old favorites and new discoveries. In the first installment of a daily diary, Barry A. Jeckell, Todd Marten Austin, Texas' annual South by Southwest (SXSW) is a music festival and media…

  9. Billboard Bits: Tommy Lee, Ben Folds, Journey

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Tommy Lee, Ben Folds, Journey Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee is bypassing record companies for the release of his upcoming solo album, "Tommyland: The Ride." Instead, the album, due in August, will be distributed direct to retail by Troy, Mich.-based Handleman Company. "…

  10. 2005 CMT Music Awards Nominees

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST CMT Music Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for the CMT Music Awards, to be presented April 11 in Nashville. CMT MUSIC AWARDS VIDEO OF THE YEAR: Big & Rich - "Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy)" Brad Paisley featuring Alison Krauss - "Whiskey Lullaby" Gretchen…

  11. 50 Cent Fends Off Competitors At No. 1

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Cent still has no competitors on The Billboard 200 as "The Massacre" sells 771,000 U.S. copies in its second week at No. 1, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Despite a 32% drop for the Shady/Aftermat 50 Cent still has no competitors on The Billboard 200 as "The Massacre"…

  12. Mashups

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tangled Web: A weekly column featuring intriguing online music-related issues & destinations. This Week: Mashups. The combination of CD-ripping and home recording software with blog Internet publishing technology has led to an explosion of online mashup destinations featuring the best,…

  13. 12TunesOnTV

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 13-20, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MARCH 14 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Percy Sledge (also scheduled: Will Farrell). "Today," NBC Featured artist: Kelly Clarkson (also scheduled: Michelle…

  14. This Day in Music

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>The Court of Appeals of Rome finds Michael Jackson not guilty of plagiarism, reversing a decision made in 1999 by a lower court. Italian singer/songwriter Albano Carrisi had claimed that 2001 - The Court of Appeals of Rome finds Michael Jackson not guilty of…

  15. CHART BEAT

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST 'Ray,' Last Poets, 'Idols' & More /bb/chartbeat/index.jsp News …

  16. CHART BEAT BONUS

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to the 'Ray' soundtrack, the Last Poets and Josh Gracin. AT THE MOVIES: The soundtrack to the Ray Charles biopic remains on top of Billboard's Top Soundtracks chart for the 15th non-consecutive week, making "Ray" …

  17. CHART BEAT CHAT

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses "American Idol" contestants, P. Diddy, Kenny Chesney and more with readers. SOMEONE TELL BO AND NADIA Hey Fred, Don't know if you noticed that "American Idol" contestants have singles in the top 10 of at least three major charts: Kelly Clarkson…

  18. Anastasio Books Spring U.S. Tour

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST The trek will begin April 26 in Richmond, Va., and wrap with a May 13-14 stand at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. Former Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio has confirmed a three-week U.S. tour that will include a previously announced May 1 stop at New Orleans' Jazz & Heritage…

  19. This Day in Music

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>Dave Blood, bassist for Philadelphia rock act the Dead Milkmen, commits suicide. The suicide is reported via a post by Blood's sister Kathy on the band's official message board. In a sub 2004 - Dave Blood, bassist for Philadelphia rock act the Dead Milkmen,…

  20. Billboard Bits: Keen, SFA, St. Kitts/St. Lucia Fests

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Robert Earl Keen, SFA, St. Kitts/St. Lucia Fests Singer/songwriter Robert Earl Keen will release his 11th album, "What I Really Mean," May 10 through Koch Records Nashville. Like 2003's "Farm Fresh Onions," the new set was produced by Keen's touring band…

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