1. Cyndi Lauper, 'Kinky Boots' Runaway Winners at Tony Awards

    June 09, 2013 11:42 PM EDT The feel-good musical "Kinky Boots," with songs by pop star and Broadway newcomer Cyndi Lauper, won a leading six 2013 Tony Awards on Sunday, including best musical, best score and best leading man. Christopher Durang's comical "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"…

  2. Cyndi Lauper's 'Kinky Boots' Kicks Up 13 Tony Award Nominations

    April 30, 2013 9:45 AM EDT The Cyndi Lauper-scored "Kinky Boots" has earned a leading 13 Tony Award nominations, with the British import "Matilda: The Musical" close behind with 12. "Kinky Boots" is based on the 2005 British movie about a real-life shoe factory that struggles until it…

  3. Jeff Buckley Musical Could Grace Broadway Stage

    April 11, 2013 5:34 AM EDT The Old Globe in San Diego will open its 2013-14 season in the fall with "The Last Goodbye," a musical conceived and adapted by Michael Kimmel from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet that reimagines the conflicted love story against a soundtrack by late singer-songwriter Jeff…

  4. Rihanna Finds Her Voice as 'Diamonds' Tour Shines In Hartford

    March 17, 2013 10:30 PM EDT She bailed on Boston. She bagged Baltimore. The Diamonds World Tour had only just kicked off on March 8th in Buffalo when Rihanna was forced to cancel two shows under her doctor’s orders, citing laryngitis. Fortunately she managed to recover in time for a show in Philadelphia on March…

  5. CODE Label File: Nettwerk Records

    January 29, 2013 7:00 PM EST DJ vanity projects or genre-specific explorations, vinyl- or digital-only, alive or dead: Record labels are the lifeblood of electronic music. CODE Label File will feature a new one every week, telling its story through the eyes of its founders and top artists.     Nettwerk Records Founded in…

  6. Fashion's Night Out: Solange Talks Stylish Album + More Music Highlights

    September 07, 2012 11:30 AM EDT As the sun set yesterday in NYC the Empire State Building's iconic tower lights burned red in honor of the biggest evening in fashion, Fashion's Night Out. This evening of fashion splendor also ushers in the hottest in musical performances. Azealia Banks, Cyndi Lauper, Chairlift,…

  7. 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Classical Album Coming in August

    August 07, 2012 5:10 PM EDT "Fifty Shades of Grey" enthusiasts still struggling to find the proper playlist for their own "Red Room Of Pain," take note: E L James' bestselling S&M book series is releasing a soundtrack to listen to while reading the first three novels -- or reenacting their…

  8. 'Glee' Stands Up With 'Girls (Run The World)'

    October 05, 2011 12:05 PM EDT This week on "Glee" is all about holding fast to your ambitions in the face of expectations -- from breaking free of your parents' plans for your future to build your own, to believing in yourself even if the world around you disagrees. Of course, there's varying results,…

  9. Jack White + Insane Clown Posse + Mozart = 'Arse' Single: Listen

    August 31, 2011 12:05 PM EDT Have you ever listened to a Mozart piece and thought, "I wish Insane Clown Posse was rapping over this"? Fortunately, a forthcoming single combines Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope's wacky rhymes with Mozart's pristine melody, all thanks to Jack White . On Sept. 13, Third Man…

  10. Boy George Talks New Culture Club Album, Barack Obama Influence

    February 22, 2011 2:45 PM EST The chameleonic karma of Boy George 's life these days is good, thanks to the recent release of "Ordinary Alien," his first artist album in more than 10 years, and a Culture Club 30th anniversary album and tour plan for 2012. "Maybe that's my saving grace," he…

  11. Rihanna 'S&M' Video Brings the Kink, Puts Perez Hilton on a Leash

    February 01, 2011 10:42 AM EST R ihanna gets tied up, conducts an interview while trapped in a plastic cover and treats Perez Hilton like a dog (literally) in the kooky, kinky music video for "S&M." Video: Rihanna, "S&M" The video for the "Loud" single features exquisite set pieces…

  12. Eclectic Austin City Limits Fest Anchored By Burke Tributes, Eagles

    October 11, 2010 12:47 PM EDT The Strokes , Muse , the Eagles and Phish were the big names at the 2010 Austin City Limits Music Festival this weekend (Oct. 8-10), but it was a more modest act that seemed to have divine inspiration. Austin City Limits Photos Muse, the Strokes, Eagles and more. ( Photos by Scott Melcer ) At…

  13. Eagles, Muse, Phish Top Austin City Limits 2010 Lineup

    May 18, 2010 1:00 AM EDT T he Eagles , Muse , Phish , the Strokes and M.I.A. will lead the bill at the 9th annual Austin City Limits Music Festival, to be held Oct. 8-9 at Zilker Park in Austin. The Flaming Lips, LCD Soundsystem, Spoon, Vampire Weekend, Norah Jones, Band of Horses, Monster of Folk, Deadmau5, Sonic…

  14. Palenke Soultribe, "Oro"

    August 11, 2009 12:11 PM EDT Electronic trio Palenke Soultribe seamlessly combines Colombian rhythms with Chemical Brothers-style beats to create its own joyous mix. "Oro," the first album in a trilogy, packs together dance anthems, live funk and cumbia, with Colombian folk accordion and percussion. Inspired…

  15. Dave Matthews, Beasties, Pearl Jam For Outside Lands Fest

    April 13, 2009 11:13 AM EDT Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band and the Beastie Boys will headline San Francisco's second Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, to be held Aug. 28-30 at Golden Gate Park. M.I.A., Modest Mouse, the Mars Volta, Black Eyed Peas, Ween, Thievery Corporation, Incubus and Jason Mraz are also…

  16. Dwele / Dec. 7, 2008 / San Diego (Anthology)

    December 08, 2008 11:27 AM EST Chargers wide receiver Chris Chambers and his label, King Ape Entertainment, brought some soul to San Diego Dec. 7 with their inaugural Soul Hop, which featured performances by King Ape artist MC Pryslezz and soul crooner Dwele at Anthology. Hosted by radio personality Vanya from San Diego&…

  17. Billboard Bits: Bob Dylan, 'Gossip Girl,' Kinky

    August 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan is for the first time endorsing a line of harmonicas. Made by Richmond, Va.-based Hohner USA, the harmonicas are called the Bob Dylan Signature Series and feature a machine stamp of Dylan's Bob Dylan is for the first time endorsing a line of harmonicas. Made by Richmond, Va.…

  18. The Mars Volta Anchors L.A.'s Detour Festival

    July 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Mars Volta, Gogol Bordello, Shiny Toy Guns, the Presets, Cut Copy, Matt Costa and the Black Lips will lead this year's third annual LA Weekly Detour Music Festival, to be held Oct. 4 on Main and 1 The Mars Volta, Gogol Bordello, Shiny Toy Guns, the Presets, Cut Copy, Matt Costa and…

  19. Mariah, Nas, Nelly Set For Free Samsung Shows

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mariah Carey, Gavin Rossdale, LeAnn Rimes, Nelly and Nas, among others, will perform as part of the second annual Samsung AT&T Summer Krush, a free summer concert series designed to highlight Sams Mariah Carey, Gavin Rossdale, LeAnn Rimes, Nelly and Nas, among others, will perform as part…

  20. CSN, Knopfler Lead 2008 Summerstage Lineup

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Crosby, Stills & Nash, Mark Knopfler, Los Lobos, Vampire Weekend, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and Battles are among the acts set to perform at this year's Central Park SummerStage concert ser Crosby, Stills & Nash, Mark Knopfler, Los Lobos, Vampire Weekend, Sharon Jones &…

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