1. Guerra Honored With Billboard's Spirit Of Hope Award

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Even if you search assiduously, you will be hard-pressed to find information on the Juan Luis Guerra Foundation. But in the Dominican Republic, this modest yet mighty bastion of help has been a saving grace for hundreds of families. That is why…

  2. 18TunesOnTV

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 25-May 1, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, APRIL 25 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: John Legend (also scheduled: Felicity Huffman, Maria & Maya Rodale). "Today," NBC Featured artist: Bruce…

  3. This Day in Music

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Jazz violinist-guitarist Claude "Fiddler" Williams dies of pneumonia in Kansas City, Mo. He is 96. 2004 - Jazz violinist-guitarist Claude "Fiddler" Williams dies of pneumonia in Kansas City, Mo. He is 96. 2002 - Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes,…

  4. Hot Product

    April 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen 'Dust' Bowl Bruce Springsteen re-teams with producer Brendan O'Brien on his 19th album, "Devils & Dust," which Columbia will release this week. The 12-track set follows the format of Springsteen's '90s studio work, in which he eschewed…

  5. Hot Product

    April 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Jo Dee Messina 'Surprise' Sounds Country vocalist Jo Dee Messina this week will release her first album of new material in five years. The 13-track Curb set "Delicious Surprise" is already off to a good start thanks to the single "My Give a Damn's Busted,"…

  6. Diary of a Mad Black Woman

    April 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tyler Perry's "Diary of a Mad Black Woman" scored No. 1 box-office kudos. Judging by the mesmerizing performances here, the movie's soundtrack deserves to do equally as well. Tyler Perry's "Diary of a Mad Black Woman" scored No. 1 box-office kudos. Judging…

  7. Buzzin' Fly Volume 2: Replenishing Music for the Modern Soul

    April 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Two years ago, Everything but the Girl's Ben Watt established Buzzin' Fly Records so he could release house music he deemed noteworthy. Two years ago, Everything but the Girl's Ben Watt established Buzzin' Fly Records so he could release house music he deemed noteworthy.…

  8. Whipped Cream & Other Delights

    April 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Originally released in 1965, "Whipped Cream & Other Delights," Herb Alpert's faux Tijuana jazz-pop fare, proved to be the right music for the time, strangely rubbing shoulders on the charts with t Originally released in 1965, "Whipped Cream & Other Delights,"…

  9. Club Date—Live in Memphis

    April 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Eagle Rock Entertainment's debut release in its "Club Date" DVD series is a doozy. It stars Elvis Costello & the Imposters, with special guest Emmylou Harris, and was recorded live before 250 fans Eagle Rock Entertainment's debut release in its "Club Date"…

  10. Def Leppard Covers Up, Hits The Road

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran pop/metal outfit Def Leppard is showing no signs of slowing down, as evidenced by its jam-packed summer/fall schedule. Veteran pop/metal outfit Def Leppard is showing no signs of slowing down, as evidenced by its jam-packed summer/fall schedule. First up is a double-disc career…

  11. Pixies, Weezer, Panic Set For Lollapalooza

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Pixies, Weezer, Widespread Panic, the Killers, the Arcade Fire, Liz Phair, the Black Keys and Death Cab For Cutie are among the acts that will play the reconfigured Lollapalooza festival, which, a The Pixies, Weezer, Widespread Panic, the Killers, the Arcade Fire, Liz Phair, the Black…

  12. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from Billboard.com readers. TANGIBLE Dear Fred, I passionately believe that illegal downloading never would have become a gigantic problem for the recording industry had it not all but eliminated the commercial singles market. I still can't figure out why they…

  13. CHART BEAT

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Carey, 50 Cent, Secret Garden & More /bb/chartbeat/index.jsp News …

  14. Springsteen Shows To Fight Hunger

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Last night (April 21) in Asbury Park, N.J., Bruce Springsteen took a stand against hunger by donating all of the proceeds from a tour rehearsal show to World Hunger Year (WHY). Springsteen has long be Last night (April 21) in Asbury Park, N.J., Bruce Springsteen took a stand against hunger by…

  15. Loggins, Messina Reuniting For Summer Tour

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina will embark on their first tour as a duo in nearly 30 years with the Loggins & Messina Sittin' in Again Reunion Tour. The outing has about 40 dates on the books, begi Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina will embark on their first tour as a duo in nearly 30…

  16. This Day in Music

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Amy Grant joins Vince Gill on stage at the Grand Ole Opry. During the second show, on the eve of Easter Sunday, the newly married couple performs "How Great Thou Art." 2000 - Amy Grant joins Vince Gill on stage at the Grand Ole Opry. During the second show,…

  17. Billboard Bits: DMB, SummerStage, Brian Setzer

    April 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Dave Matthews Band, Central Park SummerStage, Brian Setzer Dave Matthews Band will make a rare return to a small venue setting for a May 9 show at New York's Roseland Ballroom, the evening before the group's new RCA album, "Stand Up," hits stores. The performance…

  18. Jack Black Hits The Mat In Wrestling Pic

    April 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Jack Black has signed on to star in a new film co-written with longtime collaborator Mike White and Jared Hess, the latter of whom wrote and directed the 2004 hit comedy "Napoleon Dynamite." Jack Black has signed on to star in a new film co-written with longtime collaborator Mike…

  19. CHART BEAT

    April 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to Mariah Carey, Secret Garden, "American Idol"/Queen and 50 Cent and B5. EMANCIPATED: For the first time in seven-and-a-half years, Mariah Carey is sitting in pole position on The Billboard 200. "The Emancipation of Mimi"…

  20. 50 Cent's 'Candy' Enters Ninth Week At No. 1

    April 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cent notches a ninth week atop Billboard's Hot 100 with "Candy Shop" featuring Olivia. The song remains strong despite being replaced at the top of Billboard's Hot Rap Tracks list by the Game's "Ha 50 Cent notches a ninth week atop Billboard's Hot 100…

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