1. Musical of 'An American in Paris' Coming to Broadway?

    October 18, 2013 12:19 AM EDT A stage musical based on the film "An American in Paris" with music by George and Ira Gershwin is aiming for Broadway in 2015 after a stop in - where else? - Paris next December. Producers said Thursday the new work will be directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon and…

  2. Brian Wilson Reaches Back For 'Gershwin' Project

    August 06, 2010 2:30 PM EDT In 2004, Brian Wilson scored a critical and commercial victory by releasing a completed version of "Smile," the legendary "Pet Sounds" follow-up he'd originally begun work on in 1966. Six years later, the Beach Boys mastermind is reaching even further back in time for…

  3. Q&A: Paul McCartney on Playing the White House

    July 26, 2010 4:17 PM EDT Perhaps only Paul McCartney could call a performance at the White House a little club gig. In June, McCartney was awarded the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, an honor bestowed by the Library of Congress. Accepting it, McCartney performed in the East Room of the White House for President…

  4. Pink Floyd's Gilmour To Join Waters On Lone 'Wall' Date

    July 15, 2010 3:00 PM EDT After having performed together last weekend for just the second time since a bitter split in the early 1980s, Pink Floyd principals Roger Waters and David Gilmour are planning to collaborate again on stage at least once more. The recent reunion and the upcoming appearance stem from the 2009…

  5. Lady Gaga Plays 'Today' Show, Announces 'Remix' U.S. Release

    July 09, 2010 10:35 AM EDT L ady Gaga threw a monster of a ball in New York's Rockefeller Plaza Friday morning (July 9), performing hits, new songs, and even a throwback cover for an estimated 20,000 fans as part of NBC's "Today" show summer concert series. Video: Lady Gaga performs "Bad…

  6. Paul McCartney Ready For White House Gig

    June 02, 2010 5:51 PM EDT After all those hits along the long and winding road to fame, you'd think nothing would fluster Paul McCartney . Think again. Sir Paul confessed he was "slightly nervous" in the leadup to Wednesday's big concert at the White House, where President Barack Obama was…

  7. US Library of Congress To Honor Paul McCartney

    November 16, 2009 12:07 PM EST The U.S. Library of Congress is awarding Paul McCartney its third Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Librarian of Congress James Billington announced the prize Monday. An all-star tribute concert is planned for early 2010, though the library has not announced who will perform. The 67-year-old…

  8. Stevie Wonder To Receive Gershwin Prize

    September 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Legendary singer/songwriter Stevie Wonder has been chosen as the second recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The award presentation will take place in the Library's Gr Legendary singer/songwriter Stevie Wonder has been chosen as the second recipient of…

  9. Grammy Performances To Celebrate Past, Present

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Longtime Grammy Awards telecast producer Ken Ehrlich likes to focus on "things you won't see elsewhere" at the annual show. And he hopes Sunday is no exception. Longtime Grammy Awards telecast producer Ken Ehrlich likes to focus on "things you won't see elsewhere"…

  10. On TV

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 30-Feb. 5, 2005. MONDAY, JAN. 30 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Leif Garrett (also scheduled: Mark DiCarlo, Garrett's mother Carolyn Stellar). "The View," ABC Featured artist(s): Barry Manilow (also scheduled: Rosie…

  11. Frisell Unites 'East/West' On Live Set

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Guitarist Bill Frisell captures two trio performances on an upcoming live album, "East/West. Guitarist Bill Frisell captures two trio performances on an upcoming live album, "East/West." Due Aug. 9 via Nonesuch, the double-disc chronicles a set with drummer Kenny Wolleson and…

  12. Solo

    February 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST When pianist Michel Camilo pilots his trio, he gives the Bad Plus a run for its money when it comes to clamor. While much of his recorded output is with the trio, for his latest, the Dominican Republi When pianist Michel Camilo pilots his trio, he gives the Bad Plus a run for its money when…

  13. Aretha Leads Detroit Jazz Fest Lineup

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Aretha Franklin, Ramsey Lewis, George Benson and Lou Rawls will anchor the lineup for the 25th anniversary edition of the Ford Detroit International Jazz Festival. Aretha Franklin, Ramsey Lewis, George Benson and Lou Rawls will anchor the lineup for the 25th anniversary edition of the Ford…

  14. Neville Gets Back To 'Nature'

    May 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Veteran New Orleans-based vocalist Aaron Neville plans to release an album of his interpretations of American standards. Due Aug. 26, "Nature Boy" is his first album under a new deal with Verve. The c Veteran New Orleans-based vocalist Aaron Neville plans to release an album of his…

  15. Jazz/Soul Legend Nina Simone Dies

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jazz great Nina Simone died today (April 21) at her home in the south of France. She was 70. The cause of death was not announced, but she had battled cancer. Simone is survived by a daughter, Lisa. Jazz great Nina Simone died today(April 21) at her home in the south of France. She was 70.…

  16. CHART BEAT CHAT

    March 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the mixing of classical and pop music, one-hit wonders vs. "non-hit wonders," remakes of hit songs, and women on top of Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart. CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED Dear Fred, Recently, Kevin Martin of New York asked if other classically…

  17. Stewart Takes His 'Songbook' To A&E

    October 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rod Stewart will tape a two-hour "A&E In Concert" special next month in New York. Set to premiere Dec. 6 at 9 p.m. ET, the show will find Stewart combining his well-known hits with holiday favorit Rod Stewart will tape a two-hour "A&E In Concert" special next month…

  18. 37ask

    September 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Rod Stewart, Van Halen, and Madonna. STANDARD STEWART Hello Keith, I heard that Rod Stewart's next CD, his first for J Records, is supposed to be a collection of standards from the 1920s '30s, and '40s. Is this true, and…