1. DJ's Mix It Up to Celebrate South African Football

    June 09, 2010 1:03 PM EDT Six different DJ's from six continents will create mixtapes to celebrate the culture surrounding football in South Africa as part of the Nike Sportswear and The FADER present Pitch Perfect series. The mixtapes will be posted on nikesportswear.com and will be accompanied by original…

  2. Elvis Costello Cancels Israel Concerts

    May 19, 2010 2:12 PM EDT Singer-songwriter Elvis Costello has cancelled two concerts in Israel this summer because of what he called the "grave and complex" sensitivities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Costello had been invited to appear at the Caesarea amphitheatre north of Tel Aviv on June 30 and…

  3. Marc Anthony, Wyclef Jean To Perform At 2010 Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 22, 2010 9:32 AM EDT Superstars Marc Anthony, Wyclef Jean, Paulina Rubio and Chayanne are the newest addition to the roster of performers for the 2010 Billboard Latin Music Awards, presented by State Farm live from Puerto Rico. The awards will air April 29 on the Telemundo Network and will by seen by over 200…

  4. Nelly Furtado, Wisin Y Yandel To Perform At Premios Billboard

    April 15, 2010 1:53 PM EDT Nelly Furtado, Wisin y Yandel, Ricardo Montaner, Luis Fonsi, Marco Antonio Solis, JenCarlos Canela, Banda Los Recoditos and Gilberto Santa Rosa are the latest acts added to the list of performers for the 2010 Premios Billboard De La Musica Latina. The event, sponsored by State Farm, will be…

  5. Herbie Hancock To Be Feted At Revived NYC Jazz Festival

    March 01, 2010 8:48 AM EST Jazz legend Herbie Hancock will be feted at a belated 70th birthday bash at Carnegie Hall that will highlight the revival of a major summer jazz festival in the Big Apple. The pianist, who turns 70 on April 12, will be joined by comedian Bill Cosby, saxophonist Joe Lovano , trumpeter Terence…

  6. 50 Latin Stars Gather To Record 'Somos El Mundo'

    February 22, 2010 7:40 AM EST The atmosphere at Miami's Bongo's restaurant, perched on top of the American Airlines Arena, was almost festive as an endless stream of Latin acts began to file inside. They were there to record "Somos el Mundo," the Spanish-language version of " We Are the World ,…

  7. Gil Scott-Heron, "I'm New Here"

    February 19, 2010 3:08 PM EST Since the release of his last album, "Spirits," in 1994, hip-hop pioneer Gil Scott-Heron has struggled with drug addiction and prison. The neo-soul shimmer of his 1970 recordings may be absent on his latest release, "I'm New Here," but it's replaced by a dark…

  8. Eric Clapton Enlists Jeff Beck, John Mayer, ZZ Top For Crossroads Fest

    February 10, 2010 10:31 AM EST The Allman Brothers Band , ZZ Top , Jeff Beck , Steve Winwood , John Mayer , B.B. King and Sheryl Crow will join Eric Clapton at his third Crossroads Guitar Festival, which will take place June 26 at Toyota Park in Chicago -- where Clapton also held the 2007 event. The day-long festival will…

  9. Gil Scott-Heron, "Me and the Devil"

    February 05, 2010 2:36 PM EST Gil Scott-Heron comes to grips with a decade of incarceration and tribulation on this captivating number, a variation of blues giant Robert Johnson 's "Me and the Devil Blues." The lead single from the legendary spoken-word laureate's album, "I'm New Here"…

  10. Jay-Z, Muse, Gorillaz Top Coachella 2010 Lineup

    January 19, 2010 10:25 AM EST J ay-Z , Muse and Gorillaz will headline the 11th annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 16-18 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Also confirmed are LCD Soundsystem , Faith No More , Thom Yorke , Pavement and the Specials . Other bands and DJs confirmed for the…

  11. Kanye West, Nine Inch Nails Plan New Music In 2010

    January 04, 2010 12:05 PM EST K anye West and Trent Reznor , two of the most iconoclastic and discussed musicians of the past decade, each took to their blogs over the New Year holiday to announce new projects. While short on details, Reznor's message on nin.com hints at much activity in the coming months, despite…

  12. Jay-Z, Will Smith Put Money On 'Fela!'

    November 17, 2009 4:57 PM EST J ay-Z , Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have officially signed on as co-producers of "Fela!," a new musical about Nigerian Afrobeat pioneer Fela Anikulapo-Kuti opening Nov. 23 on Broadway. The news confirms weeks of speculation that the three would back the show. Although a rep…

  13. Juan Gabriel Steals Show, Calle 13 Sweep Latin Grammys

    November 06, 2009 11:13 AM EST Juan Gabriel was the big star of the 10th annual Latin Grammy Awards, which aired live on the Univision network from Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay Events Center yesterday (Nov. 5). The fabled composer and showman extraordinaire, who performed live for at least 40 minutes -- an unprecedented…

  14. Bebel Gilberto, "All in One"

    October 06, 2009 11:02 AM EDT Despite Bebel Gilberto 's Brazilian musical bloodlines (her father is João Gilberto and her mother is Miúcha ), she didn't achieve widespread notoriety until she left the South American country. Her 2000 international debut release, "Tanto Tempo," produced in London, put…

  15. Calle 13 Leads Latin Grammy Nominations

    September 17, 2009 3:19 PM EDT With five nods to its name, Latin Grammy darling Calle 13 led the list of esoteric nominations for the 10th annual Latin Grammy awards. The eclectic Puerto Rican urban group, which has already won several Latin Grammys in the past, is up for awards in the Album of the year and Best Urban…

  16. Bebel Gilberto Goes 'All In' With Verve

    August 20, 2009 1:43 PM EDT Time spent in Jamaica, a new marriage and a deal with Verve are the driving factors for Brazilian vocalist Bebel Gilberto's fourth record, "All In One." The twelve song set - due September 29 - features a host of different producers, including Mark Ronson (Amy Winehouse, Lily…

  17. Brendan Benson, "My Old Familiar Friend"

    August 11, 2009 11:40 AM EDT The Nashville-based singer/ songwriter Brendan Benson steps up his game on "My Old, Familiar Friend," his fourth solo release and first since a two-album stint fronting The Raconteurs with Jack White . Benson spent the early part of the decade building a repertoire of scruffy but…

  18. Brendan Benson Seeks Success Without Raconteurs On New Album

    July 27, 2009 1:27 PM EDT Brendan Benson harbors no illusions about why people may know his name. "I've been making records on my own for a long time," the Nashville-based singer/songwriter says, "but it wasn't until the Raconteurs that I experienced real success." The Raconteurs , of…

  19. Little Joy / June 23, 2009 / New York, NY (Bowery Ballroom)

    June 24, 2009 6:30 PM EDT For a band that some pegged as yet another Strokes side project, Little Joy managed just fine at its Bowery Ballroom performance Tuesday night (June 23). The sold-out show marked the last stop of the L.A. trio’s American tour, which it completed without guitarist (and Strokes drummer)…

  20. Band Of Horses / June 11, 2009 / New York (Carnegie Hall)

    June 15, 2009 6:21 PM EDT "This is the first time we've ever really done anything like this," proclaimed Band of Horses vocalist Ben Bridwell during he and his bandmates’ Special Acoustic Performance at Carnegie Hall. The indie ensemble chose a hallowed Manhattan theatre -- no hipster haven -- as the…

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