1. Locals, Legends Sign On For Detroit Jazz Fest

    August 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Jimmy Smith, James Carter, Bennie Maupin, and Tommy Flanagan are among the confirmed performers for the 22nd Annual Ford Detroit International Jazz Festival, to be held in the city's downtown Hart Pla Jimmy Smith, James Carter, Bennie Maupin, and Tommy Flanagan are among the confirmed…

  2. Living Colour Revived For U.S. Tour

    July 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Seminal guitar rock outfit Living Colour has reunited and begun lining up dates for a handful of U.S. tour dates, kicking off Aug. 1 in Old Bridge, N.J., according to the Black Rock Coalition, a non-p Seminal guitar rock outfit Living Colour has reunited and begun lining up dates for a…

  3. Billboard Bits: Jim Lauderdale, Trace Adkins, and more

    July 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Jim Lauderdale, George Jones, Trace Adkins, Brand New Immortals, and more Jim Lauderdale, who has released critically acclaimed albums and written songs for George Strait, Dwight Yoakam, and Patty Loveless, will play George Jones in the stage musical ''Stand By Your Man: The…

  4. 'Sounds Of Detroit' Lineup Announced

    July 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As the Detroit 300th birthday party nears, details of the July 20-22 music events at the city's Hart Plaza are taking shape. As the Detroit 300th birthday party nears, details of the July 20-22 music events at the city's Hart Plaza are taking shape. As previously reported , Stevie…

  5. Billboard Bits: Bob Dylan, 10,000 Maniacs, U2

    June 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Bob Dylan, 10,000 Maniacs, U2 Bob Dylan's Duluth, Minn., boyhood home has been sold for $94,600 on online auction service eBay. The Web listing, posted May 24 on Dylan's 60th birthday, described the duplex as "a must-have for the ultimate diehard Dylan fan." Owner…

  6. Hot Product

    June 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums by Sugar Ray, Blink-182, Travis, Alicia Keys, and more. You Can Call Me Ray Frontman Mark McGrath says he's is "completely proud" of Sugar Ray's self-titled fourth album, due this week on Lava/Atlantic. "I've always dug what we've done,…

  7. Beck, Williams, Harper Salute Mississippi John Hurt

    June 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Beck, Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle and his son Justin, Taj Mahal, John Hiatt, Gillian Welch, Ben Harper, Geoff Muldaur, Mark Selby, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Bruce Cockburn, Chris Smither, and Bill Morr Beck, Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle and his son Justin, Taj Mahal, John Hiatt, Gillian Welch…

  8. Hot Product

    June 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Radiohead, Jessica Simpson, Trisha Yearwood, Lucinda Williams, St. Lunatics, and more. Forget The Past Just eight months since the release of the often confounding "Kid A" (Capitol), which debuted at No. 1 on both The Billboard 200 and the U.K. album chart…

  9. Furthur Fest Morphs Into So Many Roads

    June 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here last month, the Furthur Festival will return to the road this summer under the new moniker So Many Roads. The lineup features ex-Grateful Dead principal Bob Weir's longtime side band Ra As tipped here last month , the Furthur Festival will return to the road this summer…

  10. Let Yourself Go

    May 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Tony Award-winning Broadway performer Kristin Chenoweth showcases her range on her debut album, a collection heavy on standards from the '30s and '40s. Tony Award-winning Broadway performer Kristin Chenoweth showcases her range on her debut album, a collection heavy on standards…

  11. Carl Craig Fired By Detroit Electonic Fest

    May 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Carl Craig, the artistic director of the upcoming Detroit Electronic Music Festival, has been asked to step down, but will remain on the job through May 30, two days after the festival ends. Carol Mar Carl Craig, the artistic director of the upcoming Detroit Electronic Music Festival, has…

  12. Singer Perry Como Dead At 88

    May 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Perry Como, the crooning baritone barber famous for his relaxed vocals, cardigan sweaters, and television Christmas specials, died at his home in Jupiter Inlet Beach Colony, Fla., on Saturday after a Perry Como, the crooning baritone barber famous for his relaxed vocals, cardigan sweaters,…

  13. Someday . . .

    May 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Even when tackling material as familiar as Rodgers and Hart's "My Funny Valentine," drummer/composer/arranger Cindy Blackman manages to fill every twist and turn with the unexpected. Even when tackling material as familiar as Rodgers and Hart's "My Funny Valentine,…

  14. Top Blues Stars Grace Handy Awards Compilation

    May 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Taj Mahal, Shemekia Copeland, Corey Harris, and Eddy Clearwater are among the blues artists featured on the first compilation CD culled from the nominee list for this year's W.C. Handy Awards, which w Taj Mahal, Shemekia Copeland, Corey Harris, and Eddy Clearwater are among the blues…

  15. 1533 St. Philip Street

    May 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Unlike Nicholas Payton, who honors Armstrong's influence without imitating his style, Crescent City trumpeter Kermit Ruffins invokes the ghost of Satchmo with everything he plays. Unlike Nicholas Payton, who honors Armstrong's influence without imitating his style, Crescent City…

  16. Ratdog, Rusted Root Revive Furthur Fest

    May 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A 2001 version of the Furthur Festival, with an official name yet to be determined, will play small amphitheaters in August through Labor Day, featuring ex-Grateful Dead principal Bob Weir's Ratdog, R A 2001 version of the Furthur Festival, with an official name yet to be determined,…

  17. Country Stars Gather For Detroit 'Hoedown'

    April 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Mark Chesnutt, Trick Pony, Tanya Tucker, Chris Cagle, and the Kentucky Headhunters are among the country acts who will perform at the 19th annual Budweiser Downtown Hoedown, set for May 18-20 at Detro Mark Chesnutt, Trick Pony, Tanya Tucker, Chris Cagle, and the Kentucky Headhunters are among…

  18. W.C. Handy Awards Line Up Top Blues Talent

    April 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Blues legends Taj Mahal, Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater, and Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown are confirmed to perform at the 22nd annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards ceremony. Hosted by Dr. John, the May 24 affair Blues legends Taj Mahal, Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater, and…

  19. Stevie Wonder To Play Free Detroit Concert

    April 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Stevie Wonder will headline a July 21 celebrity homecoming concert in Detroit's Hart Plaza as part of the city's 300th anniversary festivities. A host of other music-related events are planned, includ Stevie Wonder will headline a July 21 celebrity homecoming concert in Detroit'…

  20. Richland Woman Blues

    April 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT It's not such a long way from "Midnight at the Oasis" to Richland Woman Blues, at least not for Maria Muldaur. It's not such a long way from "Midnight at the Oasis" to Richland Woman Blues, at least not for Maria Muldaur. Nowadays, many years after "Midnight…

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