1. Red Star Shines On 'Def Jamaica'

    April 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The third album in the Red Star Sounds series, released through the non-profit Heineken Music Initiative in a joint venture with Island Def Jam Music Group, is due in August. The album, to be titled " The third album in the Red Star Sounds series, released through the non-profit Heineken…

  2. This Day in Music

    April 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Italian singer Alex Baroni is declared dead at the Santo Spirito hospital in Rome. He is 36. Baroni had been in a coma since March 19, following a motorcycle accident in Rome. 2002 - Italian singer Alex Baroni is declared dead at the Santo Spirito hospital in Rome.…

  3. 2003 Dove Awards Winners

    April 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Winners of the Gospel Music Association's 34th annual Dove Awards presented April 10 at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center Below are the winners of the Gospel Music Association's 34th annual Dove Awards presented April 10 at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center.…

  4. Nichole Nordeman Tops Dove Awards

    April 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Nichole Nordeman and Michael W. Smith were the big winners at the Gospel Music Association's (GMA) 34th Dove Awards last night (April 10) at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center. Nordeman won seve Nichole Nordeman and Michael W. Smith were the big winners at the Gospel Music…

  5. 2003 Music Video Production Association Awards

    April 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music Video Production Association Awards The following are the nominees for the 2003 Music Video Production Assn. Awards, to be presented May 8 at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles. The awards are given to the video's director and production company, except for categories…

  6. Songs of Jason Robert Brown

    April 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown (Parade) blends Billy Joel's rollicking piano-driven rock with William Finn's cleverly conversational Broadway fare. Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown (Parade) blends Billy Joel's rollicking piano-driven rock with…

  7. This Day in Music

    April 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>The Calling guitarist Aaron Kamin suffers a severe electrical shock during soundcheck for a concert in Bangkok. Kamin is rushed to a local hospital and is released after being treated fo 2002 - The Calling guitarist Aaron Kamin suffers a severe electrical shock…

  8. Billboard Bits: Bonnaroo NE, Bon Jovi, Zappa/Loeb

    March 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Bonnaroo NE, Bon Jovi, Zappa/Loeb The Bonnaroo festival is expanding beyond its Tennessee roots. On Aug. 8-10, Bonnaroo NE will be held at Enterprise Park in Riverhead, New York, on the heels of the second, sold-out Bonnaroo, which is set for June 13-15 in Manchester, Tenn. Lineup and…

  9. James Brown Donates Concert Tix To Military

    March 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Soul superstar James Brown donated 400 tickets to military personnel for his concert last night (March 29) in Houston. Brown said the free tickets for the show were intended to give a boost to militar Soul superstar James Brown donated 400 tickets to military personnel for his concert last…

  10. Spirit Rising, Volume 1: Praise &Worship

    March 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST The debut of what promises to be a new brand in gospel anthologies does an admirable job of melding traditional and modern gospel, performed by artists with careers based in both secular and gospel mu The debut of what promises to be a new brand in gospel anthologies does an admirable job of…

  11. Billboard Bits: Luther Vandross, ZZ Top, Lonestar

    March 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Luther Vandross, ZZ Top, Lonestar Luther Vandross' next studio album, "Dance With My Father," will be released June 17 by J Records. Vandross self-produced the set, which features star-studded guest spots by the likes of Busta Rhymes, Beyonce Knowles, Stevie Wonder,…

  12. R&B Luminaries Sign On For Essence Festival

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nelly, P. Diddy, Maze, Nappy Roots, Smokey Robinson, Jaheim, and Anita Baker lead the lineup for the fifth edition of the Essence Music Festival, set for July 3-5 at the Superdome in New Orleans. The Nelly, P. Diddy, Maze, Nappy Roots, Smokey Robinson, Jaheim, and Anita Baker lead the lineup…

  13. Tribalistas

    March 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Are three voices better than one? In Tribalistas, the joint album by independently successful Brazilian artists Arnaldo Antunes, Carlinhos Brown, and Marisa Monte, the answer would have to be yes&#x20 Are three voices better than one? In Tribalistas, the joint album by independently…

  14. Holland Returns With More Big-Name Friends

    March 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Former Squeeze keyboardist-turned-talk show host Jools Holland is prepping a second star-studded album of guests fronting his band. Due May 27 via Rhino, "Small World Big Band Volume Two: More Friends Former Squeeze keyboardist-turned-talk show host Jools Holland is prepping a second…

  15. Stones' China Shows Will Go On

    March 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Rolling Stones will perform two concerts in Hong Kong and two in China as scheduled, regardless of the war in Iraq and a deadly pneumonia outbreak in southern China, a source said today (March 21) The Rolling Stones will perform two concerts in Hong Kong and two in China as scheduled,…

  16. AFIM's 2003 Indie Awards

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Assn. For Independent Music handed out its 2003 Indie Awards March 18 at a luncheon during its convention at the Orlando (Fla.) World Center Marriott. The AFIM confab was held in conjunction with The Assn. For Independent Music handed out its 2003 Indie Awards March 18 at a luncheon…

  17. Billboard Bits: Springsteen, Chesney, 'Dreams' & More

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Bruce Springsteen, Chesney, 'American Dreams' Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi will join a cast of New Jersey-based rockers at the Hope Concert, set for April 29 at the intimate Count Basie Theater in Red Bank, N.J. The event will also feature performances by Southside…

  18. This Day in Music

    March 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Liza Minnelli takes her fourth trip down the aisle when she marries her producer boyfriend David Gest. 2002 - Liza Minnelli takes her fourth trip down the aisle when she marries her producer boyfriend David Gest. 1999 - Honoring a roster of music artists that range…

  19. Chart Beat Chat

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson answers questions on Madonna, one-hit wonders, featured artists, the Ramones, and airplay-only hits. CAUTION: This week's Chart Beat Chat ends with a surprise twist you won't see coming until the very last second! Uh-uh, don't scroll down there now -- have a little…

  20. MerleFest CD, DVD In The Works

    March 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Annual North Carolina Americana festival MerleFest will be documented on CD, DVD, and VHS with the June 17 national bow of the self-released "MerleFest Live! The 15th Anniversary Jam." The releases, w Annual North Carolina Americana festival MerleFest will be documented on CD, DVD,…

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