1. Obama Salutes Bruce Springsteen, Dave Brubeck At Kennedy Center

    December 07, 2009 7:55 AM EST Nearly 40 years ago, a Kenyan father was visiting his son in Hawaii and took him to his first jazz concert. The boy was Barack Obama and the performer was jazz great Dave Brubeck . "I've been a jazz fan ever since," the president said Sunday, crediting the pianist and composer…

  2. Bruce Springsteen, Dave Brubeck Among Kennedy Center Honorees

    September 09, 2009 11:19 AM EDT Dave Brubeck just wishes his mom could see him now: On Dec. 6, the same day the jazz composer and pianist turns 89, he'll be among the leading artists feted at the 32nd Kennedy Center Honors Gala. Dignitaries from President Barack Obama on down will celebrate Brubeck's career, along…

  3. Singer, Broadway Star Eartha Kitt Dies

    December 25, 2008 9:30 PM EST Eartha Kitt, a sultry singer, dancer and actress who rose from South Carolina cotton fields to become an international symbol of elegance and sensuality, has died, a family spokesman said. She was 81. Andrew Freedman said Kitt, who was recently treated at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, died…

  4. This Day in Music

    June 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Kanye West emerges a double winner at the 2005 BET Awards, picking up statuettes for best male hip-hop artist and video of the year for "Jesus Walks." 2005 - Kanye West emerges a double winner at the 2005 BET Awards, picking up statuettes for best male hip-hop artist and…

  5. This Day in Music

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Kanye West emerges a double winner at the 2005 BET Awards, picking up statuettes for best male hip-hop artist and video of the year for "Jesus Walks." 2005 - Kanye West emerges a double winner at the 2005 BET Awards, picking up statuettes for best male hip-hop artist and…

  6. This Day in Music

    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Authorities search the home of hardcore rapper DMX (Earl Simmons) and his wife, Tashera as part of an investigation into the shooting of Simmons' uncle and manager, Ray Copeland; the att 2005 - Kanye West emerges a double winner at the 2005 BET Awards, picking…

  7. Cash Biopic, 'Producers' Among Golden Globe Nominees

    December 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music has a prominent place among the nominees for the 63rd annual Golden Globe Awards, with the Johnny Cash biopic "Walk the Line" and the screen version of Broadway musical "The Producers" among the Music has a prominent place among the nominees for the 63rd annual…

  8. Q&A: Mel Brooks

    December 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST He dreamed of being a big band drummer, but developed of the greatest comedy minds of our time. Much like Max Bialystock persuades Leo Bloom to help him create the greatest Broadway flop of all time in "The Producers," it was longtime producer David Geffen who convinced Mel Brooks…

  9. Mel Brooks Mulling Broadway 'Frankenstein'

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST As Mel Brooks prepares to introduce the movie remake of "The Producers" next month, the legendary entertainer is mulling a return to his cult classic 1974 comedy, "Young Frankenstein," this time for a As Mel Brooks prepares to introduce the movie remake of "The…

  10. This Day in Music

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Phish and the Grateful Dead are the big winners at the second annual Jammy Awards, held at New York's Roseland Ballroom. Phish takes home two of the most prestigious awards _ studio albu 2001 - Phish and the Grateful Dead are the big winners at the second annual…

  11. Billboard Bits: 'Robots,' Early Man, Lou Barlow

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on 'Robots,' Early Man, Lou Barlow Fountains Of Wayne ("Tell Me What You Already Did"), Ricky Fante ("Shine") and Earth, Wind & Fire ("Love's Dance") have recorded new songs for the "Robots" soundtrack, due March 1 via Virgin.…

  12. This Day in Music

    June 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Phish and the Grateful Dead are the big winners at the second annual Jammy Awards, held at New York's Roseland Ballroom. Phish takes home two of the most prestigious awards _ studio albu 2001 - Phish and the Grateful Dead are the big winners at the second annual…

  13. Yazbek Jumps From 'Full Monty' to 'Damascus'

    June 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT David Yazbek plans to use the notoriety he gained through "The Full Monty" -- even without winning a Tony -- to push "Damascus," the July 10 What Are Records? (W.A.R.?) release by his rock band, simpl When "The Producers" swept the Tony Awards June 3, one man…

  14. The Producers

    May 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT It's tough to get a ticket to The Producers, Mel Brooks' new Broadway musical comedy. It's tough to get a ticket to The Producers, Mel Brooks' new Broadway musical comedy. Fortunately, the cast album captures most of the show's outrageous shtick. There's nothing…