1. Pavarotti Unable To Go On In NYC

    May 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The opera must go on -- but not with Luciano Pavarotti. With all the cliffhanger suspense usually associated with another kind of opera -- the soaps -- the beloved tenor kept his fans guessing until t The opera must go on -- but not with Luciano Pavarotti. With all the cliffhanger suspense…

  2. Billboard Bits: Jerry Garcia, Paulina Rubio, CPR

    May 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Jerry Garcia, Paulina Rubio, CPR Two guitars belonging to Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia were sold at auction yesterday (May 8) in New York for about $1.74 million, the president of Guernsey's auction house said. The auction, held at Studio 54, was put together by Guernsey&…

  3. BMI Latin Awards 2002

    May 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT BMI LATIN AWARDS 2002 Performing rights organization BMI presented its 9th Annual Latin Awards May 8 in Hollywood, Fla. The awards honor the top writers and publishers of the most performed Latin songs on U.S. radio and television. For more information, visit BMI.com . Here is the full list…

  4. Diddy Gets 'Inventive' On Remix Album

    April 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The next album effort from rap mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs will be a remix compilation titled "P. Diddy & Bad Boy Records Present ... We Invented the Remix," due May 14 from Bad Boy/Arista. The 14 The next album effort from rap mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs…

  5. Pink Is Kids' Choice

    April 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rising pop/R&B star Pink walked away from Nickelodeon's 15th annual Kids' Choice Awards with a pair of awards Saturday in Santa Monica, Calif. Pink won the favorite female singer award, as well as Rising pop/R&B star Pink walked away from Nickelodeon's 15th annual Kids&…

  6. Ashanti's Singles Pave The Way

    April 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Ashanti is quickly becoming one of R&B's biggest new stars. With three songs -- Ja Rule's "Always on Time," Fat Joe's "What's Luv?," and her own "Foolish" -- already charting in the top-10 on The Ashanti is quickly becoming one of R&B&…

  7. NYC Officer Daniel Rodriguez Has 'Spirit'

    February 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Daniel Rodriguez had two apparently incongruous career goals. The first was to have a job with a pension, and the second was to be a professional singer. He achieved the first in 1996, when he graduat Daniel Rodriguez had two apparently incongruous career goals. The first was to have a job…

  8. Billboard Bits: Coachella, Carson, Janet, Albarn

    February 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Coachella, Jeff Carson, Janet Jackson, Damon Albarn Bjork and Oasis are the first acts confirmed for the 2002 edition of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival , set for April 27-28 at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Among the other major acts rumored to be appearing…

  9. Hip-Hop Heavyweights Plan California Summit

    February 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Russell Simmons-founded Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HHSAN), which held its first national Summit last June in New York, has finalized plans for a West Coast Hip-Hop Summit next Thursday (Feb. 1 The Russell Simmons-founded Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HHSAN), which held its first…

  10. The Eloquent 'Drive' of Alan Jackson

    December 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST There are few things so powerful as a man, his emotions, and a guitar. Never was that more evident than during this year's Country Music Association (CMA) Awards show, when Alan Jackson debuted "Where There are few things so powerful as a man, his emotions, and a guitar. Never was…

  11. La Negra Tiene Tumbao

    November 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST The veteran diva's latest opus can be described as a contemporary classic, a disc that blends Cruz's trademark son with distinctive dance riffs and an urban edge. The veteran diva's latest opus can be described as a contemporary classic, a disc that blends Cruz's trademark…

  12. Hot Product

    November 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Britney Spears, George Strait, Tony Bennett, Faith Evans, Angie Stone, and more. Love 'Slave' Britney Spears credits production duo the Neptunes with helping to push her music into more mature and experimental territory on "Britney," her third…

  13. Faith Evans Hits New High

    October 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Like any great singer, Faith Evans possesses the kind of voice that's instantly recognizable. It's at once fluid and emotive with an effervescent quality steeped in trademark gospel harmonies and phra Like any great singer, Faith Evans possesses the kind of voice that's…

  14. Pavarotti Acquitted on Tax Charges

    October 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT An Italian court on Friday acquitted Luciano Pavarotti of charges of filing false tax returns. The trial in the opera star's hometown of Modena started in May but was immediately adjourned to Septembe An Italian court on Friday acquitted Luciano Pavarotti of charges of filing false tax…

  15. Avalanches Start A Landslide

    October 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT To get a feel for Australian dance/electronic five-piece the Avalanches, all one need do is view their video for "Frontier Psychiatrist." Lensed by Kuntz + Maguire for Propaganda Films, the visually s To get a feel for Australian dance/electronic five-piece the Avalanches, all one…

  16. Evans Returns With 'Faithfully'

    September 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT R&B star Faith Evans will release her third solo album, "Faithfully," Nov. 6 via Bad Boy/Arista. Executive produced by Bad Boy founder Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, Evans, and Todd Russaw, the album will R&B star Faith Evans will release her third solo album, "…

  17. Charges Against P. Diddy Dismissed

    September 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Sean "P. Diddy" Combs' traffic stop on South Beach's Ocean Drive during Easter weekend won't cost him any more than the bills from his two lawyers. Combs' legal team won dismissal today (Sept. 5) of a Sean "P. Diddy" Combs' traffic stop on South…

  18. Billboard Bits: LL Cool J, Megadeth, Money Mark

    July 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on LL Cool J, Megadeth, Money Mark LL Cool J will deliver the keynote address at the Grammy Urban Music Symposium & Showcase, being held as part of the fourth annual Atlantis Music Conference. Taking place Aug. 2 in Atlanta, the symposium includes six educational panels for urban…

  19. Okeeblow

    July 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The timing of Scapegoat Wax—the brainchild of Marty James—couldn't possibly be better. The timing of Scapegoat Wax—the brainchild of Marty James—couldn't possibly be better. The success of Uncle Kracker's "Follow Me" single and his Double Wide disc widens the…

  20. Ghetto Gothic

    June 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Although many know Melvin Van Peebles as an author/filmmaker/playwright and father of actor/director Mario Van Peebles, few may know that the elder Van Peebles is also a credible musical artist. Although many know Melvin Van Peebles as an author/filmmaker/playwright and father of actor…

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