1. Madonna Tapped For 'Arthur' Cast

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Madonna will head the voice cast of the big-budget CGI-animated "Arthur," directed by Luc Besson, sources close to the movie confirmed yesterday (Oct. 21). Madonna will head the voice cast of the big-budget CGI-animated "Arthur," directed by Luc Besson, sources close to…

  2. Solís: Quiet Superstar Spreads His Base

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. In the last 30 years, Marco Antonio Solís has sold millions of albums as a leading Mexican grupero artist. Now, with the Nov. 2 release of "Razón de Sobra," he hopes to further build on the mainstream pop success he started with 1999&…

  3. Billboard Bits: Kennedy Center, Penn/Dylan, Matt Dusk

    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Kennedy Center, Penn/Dylan, Matt Dusk The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has announced six recipients of its annual honors for lifetime contributions to American culture. Two of the three musicians to be honored Dec. 5 are Brits: pop legend Sir Elton John and renowned…

  4. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    August 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Aug. 16-22, 2004). OLYMPIAD: I have to admit this upfront: I'll be spending the majority of my viewing hours over the next two weeks taking in multiple channels of Summer Olympic Games coverage from Athens. Over the first weekend…

  5. 34TunesOnTV

    August 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 16-22, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 16 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Bruce Hornsby (also scheduled: Erica Kennedy, Tonya Lewis Lee, Crystal McCrary Anthony). "Total Request Live," MTV…

  6. Billboard Bits: EWF, Cher, Kittie, Bloomingtonfest

    August 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on EWF, Cher, Kittie, Bloomingtonfest Veteran R&B act Earth, Wind & Fire will on Oct. 5 release its first album under a new deal with Matthew Knowles' Sanctuary Urban Records Group. The as-yet-untitled set sports production by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis as well as Raphael…

  7. TunesOnTV

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 19-25, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 19 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Ashlee Simpson. "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: JoJo (also scheduled: Julianne Marguiles). …

  8. Stars 'Declare' Support For Voting Initiative

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT OutKast's Andre 300 and Christina Aguilera are among the celebrities appearing in a public service announcement campaign to encourage young adults to vote in the upcoming U.S. presidential election. OutKast's Andre 300 and Christina Aguilera are among the celebrities appearing in a…

  9. Singing's Not An Act For Ashlee Simpson

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Video may have killed the radio star 25 years ago, but in today's multimedia universe, it seems that the more exposure one fosters -- through TV, movies, commercials, the Internet or Billboard's Hot 100 -- the better the chance for…

  10. Clapton, Davies Get Royal Honors

    December 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Could Queen Elizabeth II be a rock'n'roll fan? Legendary guitarist Eric Clapton and Kinks founder Ray Davies received royal honors today (Dec. 31), slated for Commanders of the Order of the British Em Could Queen Elizabeth II be a rock'n'roll fan? Legendary guitarist Eric…

  11. Music Fuels New Year's Eve Celebrations

    December 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST While the winter holidays often signal a break from live performance and touring for many music acts, the festivities surrounding New Year's Eve tend to drag others off of the couch and onto the stage While the winter holidays often signal a break from live performance and touring for…

  12. This Day in Music

    December 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Ashanti takes home a leading eight awards, including R&B/hip-hop artist and female artist of the year for her self-titled debut album and the hit single "Foolish," at the 2002 Billbo 2002 - Ashanti takes home a leading eight awards, including R&B…

  13. Indigo Girls 'Let In' New Album

    December 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Indigo Girls will release their ninth studio album, "All That We Let In," Feb. 17 via Sony's Epic Records. The Indigo Girls will release their ninth studio album, "All That We Let In," Feb. 17 via Sony's Epic Records. For the set, the Atlanta-based duo of Amy…

  14. R&B/Hip-Hop, Country Lead People's Choice

    December 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST It will be a battle pitting R&B/hip-hop against country for favorite male and female musical performer at the 30th People's Choice Awards. Country artist Tim McGraw will face rappers Eminem and 50 It will be a battle pitting R&B/hip-hop against country for favorite male and…

  15. Coverage

    November 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Mandy Moore seems a world away from her 1999 debut, the chirpy single, "Candy." In the four years since, the poised 19-year-old has become an acclaimed film actress and is well on her way to major-Hol Mandy Moore seems a world away from her 1999 debut, the chirpy single, "Candy…

  16. This Day in Music

    November 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>A riot breaks out in Vancouver after Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose fails to appear for the kickoff show on the band's first North American tour since 1993. It is an ill-omen for the to 2002 - A riot breaks out in Vancouver after Guns N' Roses…

  17. This Day in Music

    November 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Lonnie Donegan, known as the "king of skiffle' dies in his sleep in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England. He is 71. 2002 - Lonnie Donegan, known as the "king of skiffle' dies in his sleep in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England. He is 71. 2001 -…

  18. Italian Tenor Franco Corelli Dies

    October 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Franco Corelli, whose ringing tenor voice and matinee-idol looks made him one of the top opera stars of the 20th century, has died in Milan. Franco Corelli, whose ringing tenor voice and matinee-idol looks made him one of the top opera stars of the 20th century, has died in Milan. He was 82.…

  19. Moore 'Covers' New Bases

    October 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Mandy Moore has just released a new album and is looking forward to two major movie roles in the coming year. Not bad for a burgeoning artist -- but considering she is only 19, the agenda is remarkable. And, like most 19-year-olds, Moore is…

  20. This Day in Music

    October 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Musician/poet Gil Scott-Heron is sentenced to one to three years in state prison in a New York court, after he failed to appear at an Oct. 1 hearing regarding the mandatory drug rehabili 2001 - Musician/poet Gil Scott-Heron is sentenced to one to three years in state…

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