1. Norah Jones Breaks Through

    March 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST Not since Diana Krall has a solo female jazz artist created such a critical sensation in the media. Norah Jones is slowly but surely bringing her style of contemporary jazz to a growing audience with Not since Diana Krall has a solo female jazz artist created such a critical sensation in the…

  2. Alanis Brings Adams Along For Summer Trek

    March 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST Alanis Morissette will kick off her first North American tour in three years on May 1 in San Diego. So far, dates for the trek run through May 27 in Virginia Beach, Va., but more are expected to be ad Alanis Morissette will kick off her first North American tour in three years on May 1 in San…

  3. Black Ivory Soul

    March 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST The sterling Black Ivory Soul is Kidjo's seventh full-length set and first for Columbia. The sterling Black Ivory Soul is Kidjo's seventh full-length set and first for Columbia. Lovingly produced by Bill Laswell, the soulful set finds Kidjo merging the traditional music of her Benin…

  4. Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret

    March 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST The first set in 17 years from a reunited Soft Cell is due this year from Cooking Vinyl. The first set in 17 years from a reunited Soft Cell is due this year from Cooking Vinyl. In the meantime, revisit the electro duo's wondrous 1982 debut. Yes, "Tainted Love" endures as a…

  5. Hot Product

    March 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Glenn Lewis, Jimmy Buffett, Angelique Kidjo, Super Furry Animals, and more. 'Window' Paine "Don't You Forget It," Toronto-bred singer/songwriter Glenn Lewis' first single from his Epic Records debut "World Outside My Window,"…

  6. This World Just Won't Leave You Alone

    March 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Star Room Boys of Athens, Ga., combine tasteful musicianship and twang-oriented sensibilities with edgy, insightful lyrics and more regret than 10 George Jones albums. The hurtin' imagery cuts deep on Star Room Boys of Athens, Ga., combine tasteful musicianship and twang-oriented…

  7. Counting Crows Content In 'Candy' Land

    March 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST As first tipped here earlier this month, California-based modern rockers Counting Crows are slated to release their fourth studio album this summer via Geffen. Tentatively titled "Hard Candy," the set As first tipped here earlier this month, California-based modern rockers Counting…

  8. Keith, Brooks & Dunn Lead ACM Nominees

    March 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST With six nominations each, Brooks & Dunn and Toby Keith are the top contenders for the 37th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards. Both acts are nominated in the entertainer of the year cat With six nominations each, Brooks & Dunn and Toby Keith are the top contenders for the…

  9. Matthews, Gill, Lovett To Salute Willie Nelson

    March 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Dave Matthews, Vince Gill, Lyle Lovett, and Emmylou Harris are among the artists that have signed on to salute country legend Willie Nelson at a special April 14 concert at Nashville's Ryman Auditoriu Dave Matthews, Vince Gill, Lyle Lovett, and Emmylou Harris are among the artists that…

  10. DMB Mixing New Album, Single Due In April

    March 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Dave Matthews Band is mixing its as-yet-untitled sixth RCA studio album and is eyeing a summer release for the set, the follow-up to 2001's "Everyday." First single "Where Are You Going" will hit U.S. Dave Matthews Band is mixing its as-yet-untitled sixth RCA studio…

  11. Love and China

    March 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST The centerpiece of this set are the intricate, '60s-inspired harmonies by duo Nerissa & Katryna Nields, formerly of the alt-folk band the Nields. The centerpiece of this set are the intricate, '60s-inspired harmonies by duo Nerissa & Katryna Nields, formerly of the alt-folk…

  12. Ferry Covers Dylan, Teams With Roxy Mates

    March 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST Bryan Ferry, most recently seen on Roxy Music's 2001 reunion tour, resumes his solo career with the April 15 U.K. release of his new album "Frantic." The Virgin set features guest appearances by Radio Bryan Ferry, most recently seen on Roxy Music's 2001 reunion tour,…

  13. Moby Drafts Famous Pals For 'Stars' Video

    March 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST Electronic music maven Moby has teamed up with director Joseph Kahn (U2, Janet Jackson) on the video for "We Are All Made of Stars," the first single from his forthcoming V2/Mute album "18." The star- Electronic music maven Moby has teamed up with director Joseph Kahn (U2,…

  14. Sam Moore Dusts Off 30-Year-Old 'Lovin'

    March 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST More than 30 years after the heyday of soul duo Sam & Dave, Sam Moore has finally launched a solo career, and he's packing potent material on "Plenty Good Lovin': The Lost Solo Album." Released Ja More than 30 years after the heyday of soul duo Sam & Dave, Sam…

  15. Tunes On TV

    March 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 4-10, 2002 MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2002 "All Star Bluegrass Celebration," PBS Featured Artists: Alison Krauss, Patty Loveless, Del McCoury, Earl Scruggs, Ralph Stanley, Travis Tritt, Nickel Creek, Dixie Chicks, Vince Gill; hosted by Ricky Skaggs. "…

  16. Fast Folk: A Community of Singers & Songwriters

    March 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST This two-CD release exhaustively documents the 1980s-'90s Greenwich Village folk music scene via recordings for the Fast Folk record label and Fast Folk magazine, which helped jump start the careers o This two-CD release exhaustively documents the 1980s-'90s Greenwich Village folk…

  17. 'O Brother,' Bluegrass Sweep Grammys

    February 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST R&B newcomer Alicia Keys and Irish rock veterans U2 snagged their fair share of honors, but as many as six Grammy Awards, including the prestigious album of the year statuette, originated from the R&B newcomer Alicia Keys and Irish rock veterans U2 snagged their fair share of honors,…

  18. Furtado, Blige, Franklin Added To Grammys

    February 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST With the 44th annual Grammy Awards just hours away, performers and presenters are still being confirmed for the big show tonight (Feb. 27) in Los Angeles. Gospel artist Kirk Franklin will join U2 onst With the 44th annual Grammy Awards just hours away, performers and presenters are still…

  19. Publisher Acquires 'Intimate' Cobain Journals

    February 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST Penguin Putnam imprint Riverhead Books has acquired the rights to the personal journals of late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, and plans to publish a hardcover book based on them late this year. The di Penguin Putnam imprint Riverhead Books has acquired the rights to the personal journals of…

  20. Krall Tops Canada's National Jazz Awards

    February 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST Singer/pianist Diana Krall was the big winner at the Canada's inaugural National Jazz Awards Sunday night in Toronto. The Nanaimo, British Columbia-native was named musician of the year and best inter Singer/pianist Diana Krall was the big winner at the Canada's inaugural National…

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