1. This Day in Music

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>David Bowie launches a six-week tour of North America in Vancouver, British Columbia. The tour hits clubs, ballrooms, and theaters.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2001 - Atari Teenage Riot co-founder Carl Crack dies at the age of…

  2. LaVette Taps Female Tunesmiths For Comeback

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Armed with a cache of proven songs, soul singer Bettye LaVette is aiming to make a comeback with her Anti- Records debut, "I've Got My Own Hell To Raise." Armed with a cache of proven songs, soul singer Bettye LaVette is aiming to make a comeback with her Anti- Records debut, …

  3. This Day in Music

    March 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Hank Ballard, the R&B star who originated the dance hit "The Twist," dies in L.A. of throat cancer. His age is variously reported as 66 and 75. 2003 - Hank Ballard, the R&B star who originated the dance hit "The Twist," dies in L.A. of…

  4. B&E: Madeleine Peyroux

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Madeleine Peyroux. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. Husky and elegant, Madeleine Peyroux's voice is one that transports to a…

  5. B&E: Ray LaMontagne & George Huff

    November 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Ray LaMontagne and George Huff. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. A LONG TIME COMING: For Ray LaMontagne, the moment he decided to…

  6. Taking a Chance on Love

    September 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jane Monheit's pitch-perfect, full-ranged voice exhibits pleasant phrasing, a flair for the theatrical, a touch of huskiness, a pinch of sass and a know-how for singing from earth and sky at the same Jane Monheit's pitch-perfect, full-ranged voice exhibits pleasant phrasing, a flair…

  7. B&E: Cary Brothers

    September 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. BROTHERLY LOVE: It's easy to imagine Cary Brothers during the height of the acoustic genre. If he'…

  8. B&E: Ari Hest

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. STEPPING UP TO THE PLATE: New York's Cornell University may never know what it missed in a baseball…

  9. It's Me

    November 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST When Abbey Lincoln sings, people listen, especially aspiring—as well as established—female vocalists. When Abbey Lincoln sings, people listen, especially aspiring—as well as established—female vocalists. On "It's Me," her 10th album for Verve—and first recording with an…

  10. Billboard Bits: Suge Knight, Jerkins, Grant Lee Phillips

    November 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Suge Knight, Jerkins, Grant Lee Phillips Riverhead Books has pushed the release of hip-hop mogul Marion "Suge" Knight's autobiography to next year. Completion of the volume has been complicated by Knight's July imprisonment for assaulting a nightclub valet, but…

  11. This Day in Music

    September 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Atari Teenage Riot co-founder Carl Crack dies at the age of 30. The cause of death is not announced, though Crack is understood to have undergone treatment for psychiatric problems in th 2001 - Atari Teenage Riot co-founder Carl Crack dies at the age of 30. The cause…

  12. Billboard Bits: 'Grease,' Joe Henry, Magic Johnson

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on 'Grease,' Joe Henry, Magic Johnson Hoping "Grease" lightning can strike a third time, Paramount Pictures is drawing up plans for "Grease 3," a continuation of the hit musical franchise. The plan is to set the latest version of the musical in the late…

  13. This Day in Music

    March 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Dusty Springfield, the blue-eyed soul singer whose husky voice ignited such tracks as "Son Of A Preacher Man" and "Wishin' and Hopin'," passes away at her home in Henley-on-Thames, Engla 1999 - Dusty Springfield, the blue-eyed soul…

  14. Grammys Telecast Scores Big For CBS

    February 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST The 45th annual Grammy Awards, which aired live Sunday night on CBS, was the top-rated program of the night and showed gains from last year's show, Billboard Bulletin reports. According to data releas The 45th annual Grammy Awards, which aired live Sunday night on CBS, was the top-rated…

  15. Norah Jones Sweeps Grammys

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones was the big winner last night (Feb. 23) at the 45th annual Grammy Awards ceremony in New York, taking home all five awards for which she was nominated. Jones won the coveted best new artis Norah Jones was the big winner last night (Feb. 23) at the 45th annual Grammy Awards…

  16. Living Out Loud

    January 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST The latest Canadian export to hit Nashville is Aaron Lines, who showcases decent songwriting skills and radio-friendly everyman country chops in his debut. Despite its reliance on the completely overu The latest Canadian export to hit Nashville is Aaron Lines, who showcases decent songwriting…

  17. Hot Product

    November 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Jennifer Lopez, Tim McGraw, Busta Rhymes, Paul McCartney, and more. 'Then' And Now With all the pre-release secrecy befitting an international superstar, Jennifer Lopez is putting her music back on the front burner with the Epic album "This Is Me...…

  18. Going Against The Grain, McGraw Fulfills His Vision

    November 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It's a testament to his stature as an artist that Tim McGraw was able to buck country- music protocol and use his own band to record the new album "Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors," due Nov. 26 on Curb Records. (Who are the…

  19. Kissed by Nature

    October 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Luscious and dreamy, pianist/composer/ singer Eliane Elias' first album on Bluebird Jazz is a collection of original tracks on which Elias mixes her straight-ahead jazz improvisations with a wide rang Luscious and dreamy, pianist/composer/ singer Eliane Elias' first album on…

  20. This Day in Music

    September 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Atari Teenage Riot co-founder Carl Crack dies at the age of 30. The cause of death is not announced, though Crack is understood to have undergone treatment for psychiatric problems in th 2001 - Atari Teenage Riot co-founder Carl Crack dies at the age of 30. The cause…

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