1. Newport Jazz Festival 2015 Day 2 Highlights: Jonathan Batiste, Jose James, Jack DeJohnette & More

    August 02, 2015 11:00 AM EDT The 2015 Newport Jazz Festival heated up on Day 2 -- the unrelenting sun was no match, though, for what was cooking onstage. A swath of today's best jazz vocalists (including Cassandra Wilson and Jose James ), as well as a selection of both the genre's most staunch traditionalists…

  2. Apollo Theater to Honor Billie Holiday on Her 100th Birthday

    March 03, 2015 10:42 PM EST The Apollo Theater is planning events to commemorate the 100th birthday of blues singer Billie Holiday . The legendary American jazz vocalist was born on April 7, 1915, in Philadelphia and died in 1959 in New York City at age 44. Audra McDonald Returning to Broadway in Billie Holiday Musical…

  3. Chris Botti, Cassandra Wilson & Dr. John Confirmed for Newport Jazz Fest

    January 13, 2015 11:35 PM EST Grammy-winning trumpeter Chris Botti , vocalist Cassandra Wilson and Dr. John are among the biggest names playing this year's Newport Jazz Festival. Festival producer George Wein announced the lineup Tuesday for the festival, to be held July 31 through Aug. 2. This will be the 61st…

  4. Prince Rolls Out 'Welcome 2 America' Tour Dates

    October 26, 2010 12:56 PM EDT P rince will kick off his Welcome 2 America tour with a string of arena dates in New York and New Jersey, marking his first run of East Coast shows since 2004. The pop-funk legend, who announced the trek's first five dates this week, will begin with a three-night stand at East Rutherford…

  5. Prince Announces 'Welcome 2 America' Tour

    October 14, 2010 7:30 PM EDT P rince held a press conference at Harlem's Apollo Theater to announce "Welcome 2 America," a forthcoming tour beginning in December 2010. The pop legend will perform and play master of ceremonies at each show, which will feature artists such as Janelle Monae , Mint Condition ,…

  6. Carlos Santana Proposes to Drummer Girlfriend Onstage

    July 12, 2010 12:28 PM EDT C arlos Santana is smooth: The guitar god has gotten engaged after proposing onstage to his girlfriend, drummer Cindy Blackman. The proposal came during a tour stop Friday (July 9) in Tinley Park, Ill., outside Chicago. His representatives say he popped the question four songs into the…

  7. Billboard Bits: T.I., The Jam, Whitney Houston, Beck, Kandi Burruss And More

    January 19, 2010 5:24 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. Atlanta raper T.I ., who was released to a halfway house less than a month ago after serving seven months in prison on a gun charge, is back in the studio to lay down tracks for his next album.…

  8. Alyssa Graham

    February 24, 2009 6:14 PM EST Over the last decade, as Alyssa Graham traveled through Brazil, India, China and Europe, she saw dozens of local performances and soaked in different musical cultures. The singer's adventurous spirit also helps explain why she decided to leave Blindman's Holiday, a successful rock…

  9. Stars Salute Neil Diamond At MusiCares Event

    February 07, 2009 12:02 PM EST Good times never seemed so good for Neil Diamond as they did last night (Feb. 6). The pop icon was named MusiCares Person of the Year at the annual fundraiser for the charity, which helps musicians who have fallen on hard times. "This is a great honor, of course," Diamond said at…

  10. Jones Hits The Big Screen With Law, Portman

    November 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones will make her crossover to film in 2008 as the star of Chinese director Wong Kar Wai's new film, "My Blueberry Nights." Norah Jones will make her crossover to film in 2008 as the star of Chinese director Wong Kar Wai's new film, "My Blueberry Nights."…

  11. Billboard Bits: SummerStage, Grateful Dead, Music Nation

    May 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ticketed benefit concerts from Rufus Wainwright and the Black Crowes have been added to the schedule for New York's Central Park SummerStage, joining a previously announced slate that includes Joss St Ticketed benefit concerts from Rufus Wainwright and the Black Crowes have been added to…

  12. Common, Decemberists Set For Summerstage Shows

    April 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Common, the Decemberists, Television, Neko Case and Cassandra Wilson are among the headliners for the 2007 season of New York's Central Park Summerstage. The series will open June 15 with jazz vocalis Common, the Decemberists, Television, Neko Case and Cassandra Wilson are among the…

  13. Bjork, Prince Lead Joni Mitchell Tribute Disc

    December 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Bjork, Prince, James Taylor and Elvis Costello are among the artists who have recorded covers for "A Tribute to Joni Mitchell," due in the spring via Nonesuch. The 12-track set also boasts contributio Bjork, Prince, James Taylor and Elvis Costello are among the artists who have…

  14. 25OnTV

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 19-25, 2006. MONDAY, JUNE 19 "Imus in the Morning," MSNBC Featured artist(s): Dwight Yoakam. "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Corinne Bailey Rae (also scheduled: Nicole Richie). "Today," NBC Featured artist(s):…

  15. Wilson Summons 'Thunder' With Burnett

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Jazz vocalist Cassandra Wilson will release her next album, "Thunderbird," April 4 via Blue Note. Jazz vocalist Cassandra Wilson will release her next album, "Thunderbird," April 4 via Blue Note. The project marks her first collaboration with producer T Bone Burnett, who…

  16. Marsalis, City Workers To Drop Ball in NYC

    December 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Workers from city agencies that joined in the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, along with New Orleans jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, will serve as the guests of honor at the annual New Year's Eve ba Workers from city agencies that joined in the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, along…

  17. Dead Prez's M1 Readies Solo Debut

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST M1 of revered rap duo dead prez is prepping the release of his solo debut, "Confidential." M1 of revered rap duo dead prez is prepping the release of his solo debut, "Confidential." Due March 8 through Koch and Sotti Records, the label founded by jazz guitar player…

  18. Jazz Artists Pitch In For Hurricane Relief

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Nov. 22 Blue Note release "Higher Ground" will feature highlights from Jazz at Lincoln Center's Hurricane Katrina benefit concert. The Nov. 22 Blue Note release "Higher Ground" will feature highlights from Jazz at Lincoln Center's Hurricane Katrina benefit…

  19. 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…

  20. M.I.A., MC5 To Visit New York's SummerStage

    May 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT M.I.A., the MC5 and Coheed & Cambria are among the acts confirmed to play free shows as part of New York's Central Park SummerStage. M.I.A., the MC5 and Coheed & Cambria are among the acts confirmed to play free shows as part of New York's Central Park SummerStage. The…

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