1. Year of Leonard Bernstein Tributes Kicks Off in Boston

    September 21, 2017 9:39 AM EDT He was a wunderkind: the youngest music director ever to lead the New York Philharmonic and the genius behind the score to "West Side Story." The late Leonard Bernstein would have turned 100 next year, and on Friday, the  Boston Symphony Orchestra  kicks off a new season dedicated…

  2. Soul Sisters Podcast: Chita Rivera Recalls Hearing 'West Side Story' Score for First Time

    April 26, 2016 1:08 PM EDT What keeps Broadway legend Chita Rivera going after over 60 years in the business? "It's simply being alive," she says with an unquenchable twinkle in her eye. "What's the alternative? I don't want to miss anything." The two-time Tony winner, who originated…

  3. Dead & Company Bassist Oteil Burbridge on John Mayer, 'Intimidating' Jam Sessions & More

    August 06, 2015 6:10 PM EDT The band will make its live debut on Halloween at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Back in April, Billboard reported that John Mayer could be joining some members of the Grateful Dead for shows in the fall. On Wednesday, the rumors came to fruition with the announcement of Dead & Company…

  4. 'Star Wars' Theme Named Favorite Movie Soundtrack

    September 30, 2013 1:08 AM EDT The Star Wars theme has been named Britain's favorite movie soundtrack in a BBC poll. "With almost a quarter of the audience votes, John Williams’ 'Star Wars Theme' topped a list that spans 64 years of cinema soundtrack history," the BBC said. "Williams'…

  5. Gustavo Dudamel Takes Over Baton At L.A. Philharmonic

    October 01, 2009 11:16 AM EDT Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel became music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic on Wednesday at the age of 28, deploying digital tools to draw a younger and less elite audience to classical music. Before a free inaugural concert for 18,000 on Saturday, Dudamel held the first…

  6. Mark Kozelek / Nov. 12, 2008 / Brooklyn, N.Y. (Music Hall of Williamsburg)

    November 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mark Kozelek can take you from Modest Mouse to Leonard Bernstein in the span of a few songs. He can also trace the entire arc of a love affair in four minutes, the details so vivid that you feel like Mark Kozelek can take you from Modest Mouse to Leonard Bernstein in the span of a few songs.…

  7. This Day in Music

    October 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Baldemar Huerta, also known as Freddy Fender, who hit big in 1975 with "Before The Next Teardrop Falls," dies in Corpus Christi, Texas at the age of 69. 2006 - Baldemar Huerta, also known as Freddy Fender, who hit big in 1975 with "Before The Next Teardrop Falls,"…

  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. This Day in Music

    October 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Baldemar Huerta, also known as Freddy Fender, who hit big in 1975 with "Before The Next Teardrop Falls," dies in Corpus Christi, Texas at the age of 69. 2006 - Baldemar Huerta, also known as Freddy Fender, who hit big in 1975 with "Before The Next Teardrop Falls,"…

  10. Kozelek Preps Live Album, 'Ghosts' Reissue

    November 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Mark Kozelek will release his first full-length concert album, "Little Drummer Boy Live," Nov. 28 via his own Caldo Verde imprint. Mark Kozelek will release his first full-length concert album, "Little Drummer Boy Live," Nov. 28 via his own Caldo Verde imprint. The two…

  11. This Day in Music

    October 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Barbra Streisand releases her 60th album on Columbia Records. The set finds the chanteuse covering 12 songs made popular in movies from 1935-1988. "The Movie Album" comprises all-new rec 2005 - Wyclef Jean and Norah Jones make available for download ìAny…

  12. 21OnTV

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 22-29, 2006. MONDAY, MAY 22 "The Early Show," CBS Featured artist(s): Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley (also scheduled: Bruce Willis). "Oprah Winfrey's Legends Ball," ABC Featured artist(s): John Legend, Patti Labelle, Gladys Knight,…

  13. This Day in Music

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Celine Dion releases "Une Fille Et 4 Types, her first French-language album in five years.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Ludacris, Public Enemy and Mase are among the acts that perform at Race to the Polls, a voter…

  14. Martha Getting Back Into Music With Holiday Set

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With a newly created partnership with Sony BMG, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO) is returning to music. With a newly created partnership with Sony BMG, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO) is returning to music. Plans are for the uber-homemaker's brand to market compilations for…

  15. Opera Star Robert Merrill Dies

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Acclaimed singer Robert Merrill, the opera baritone who felt equally comfortable on opening night at the Metropolitan Opera House or opening day at Yankee Stadium, has died. Acclaimed singer Robert Merrill, the opera baritone who felt equally comfortable on opening night at the Metropolitan…

  16. This Day in Music

    October 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Trace Adkins goes back to his hometown, Sarepta, La., to attend his 20-year high school reunion. 2000 - Trace Adkins goes back to his hometown, Sarepta, La., to attend his 20-year high school reunion. 1998 - B.B. King picks up a lifetime achievement award at the…

  17. Breaking & Entering

    April 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. This week: Lynne Arriale, Thicke, Stagga Lee, and Hot Hot Heat. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. THE PIANIST: Lynne Arriale , a…

  18. Betsi Morrison, Mike Eldred, Marianne Cooke, Michael San Giovanni, Robert Dean; Nashville Symphony Orchestra/Kenneth Schermerhorn

    November 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Although recordings of the wonderful Symphonic Dances from West Side Story are fairly thick on the ground, versions of the classic full theatrical score are relatively few. Although recordings of the wonderful Symphonic Dances from West Side Story are fairly thick on the ground, versions of…

  19. Broadway Lyricist Adolph Green Dies

    October 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Adolph Green, the Broadway lyricist who, with longtime collaborator Betty Comden, wrote such valentines to New York as "On the Town" and "Wonderful Town," as well as the screenplay for the classic mov Adolph Green, the Broadway lyricist who, with longtime collaborator…

  20. This Day in Music

    October 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Trace Adkins goes back to his hometown, Sarepta, La., to attend his 20-year high school reunion. 2000 - Trace Adkins goes back to his hometown, Sarepta, La., to attend his 20-year high school reunion. 1998 - B.B. King picks up a lifetime achievement award at the…

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