1. Foxx Wins Best Actor For 'Ray' Portrayal

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Jamie Foxx was crowned best actor at the 77th Academy Awards last night (Feb. 27) in Los Angeles for his portrayal of late music legend Ray Charles in the hit film "Ray." Foxx was also nominated for b Jamie Foxx was crowned best actor at the 77th Academy Awards last night (Feb. 27)…

  2. This Day in Music

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Both R. Kelly and Jagged Edge are double winners at the 15th annual Soul Train Music Awards at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium. 2001 - Both R. Kelly and Jagged Edge are double winners at the 15th annual Soul Train Music Awards at Los Angeles' Shrine…

  3. Perfect Island Nights

    February 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Bobby Caldwell's "What You Won't Do for Love" remains an R&B/pop radio perennial nearly 30 years after its 1978 debut. His "Open Your Eyes" was sampled in rapper Common's Grammy Award-nominated "T Bobby Caldwell's "What You Won't Do…

  4. New Order Pledges North American Shows

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST New Order bassist Peter Hook says the pioneering rock act plans to play "as many shows as we can" in North America this year, in lieu of the limited appearances the band made here in support of its 20 New Order bassist Peter Hook says the pioneering rock act plans to play "as…

  5. CHART BEAT CHAT

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses Westlife, chart records, Greek artists, Mariah Carey and "Rich Girl" with readers. LIVING THE WESTLIFE Hi, I have been a U.S. fan of Irish pop group Westlife for several years and I think I have a good question to ask you about them. At the beginning of their…

  6. Edwards Is 'Back' With New Album

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. On her sophomore album "Back to Me," 26-year-old Canadian singer/songwriter Kathleen Edwards boldly declares her prowess at seduction. On the title track, she warns, "I've got ways to make you sing my songs/Ones I ain't…

  7. Billboard Bits: Sting, Rogers/Richie, Life Of Agony

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Sting, Rogers/Richie, Life Of Agony Sting's 1986 home video/CD release "Bring on the Night" will be released on DVD for the first time next month, as well as a remastered double-disc CD package. Due March 29 via A&M, the projects chronicle Sting's foray into…

  8. Pixies Set For Sasquatch!, Eye Summer Shows

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Pixies, Kanye West, Wilco and Modest Mouse lead the lineup for the Sasquatch! Music festival, to be held May 28 at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Wash. Billboard.com had learned that the Pixies The Pixies, Kanye West, Wilco and Modest Mouse lead the lineup for the Sasquatch! Music…

  9. Clarkson Breaks Away For Theater Tour

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Recent appearances at the Super Bowl and on "Saturday Night Live" were just warm-ups for Kelly Clarkson, who has announced plans for a two-month North American theater tour. Recent appearances at the Super Bowl and on "Saturday Night Live" were just warm-ups for Kelly…

  10. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Feb. 21-27, 2005).

    February 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Feb. 21-27, 2005). LET'S TALK OSCAR: At other times in my life, on the subject of Oscar we'd be talking about Felix Unger's roommate or the maker of hot dogs and lunchmeats and his pal Meyer. But, as for most, the talk of…

  11. TunesOnTV

    February 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 21-27, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, FEB. 21 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Jesse McCartney (also scheduled: Ray Romano). "The View," ABC Featured artist: Tina Turner. "Ego Trip&…

  12. Vietnam War Still Fresh In Griffith's 'Mind'

    February 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Four years after her last studio album, Nanci Griffith is back with a new one, "Hearts in Mind"; a new label, New Door/Universal Music Enterprises; and a new producer -- herself. She retains her outspoken anti-war stance, as evidenced…

  13. This Day in Music

    February 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Folk music singer/songwriter Tom Glazer dies in Philadelphia. Glazer, 88, is best known for the 1963 novelty song "On Top of Spaghetti." 2003 - Folk music singer/songwriter Tom Glazer dies in Philadelphia. Glazer, 88, is best known for the 1963 novelty song…

  14. Brazilian Girls

    February 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST In need of some fabulous music for Saturday night's dinner party or Sunday's brunch? Consider "Brazilian Girls" your new secret weapon for such occasions—and beyond. In need of some fabulous music for Saturday night's dinner party or Sunday's brunch? Consider …

  15. Beck, Modest Mouse Rock Next 'O.C. Mix'

    February 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tracks by Beck, Modest Mouse, the Futureheads, Pinback and the Reindeer Section will be found on the fourth installment of soundtracks from the hit Fox TV show "The O.C." Due April 5 via Warner Bros., Tracks by Beck, Modest Mouse, the Futureheads, Pinback and the Reindeer Section…

  16. Jackson Recovering, Leaves Hospital

    February 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson was recovering from flu symptoms and was in good spirits after a short hospital stay that prompted another delay in his child molestation trial, a doctor said. Michael Jackson was recovering from flu symptoms and was in good spirits after a short hospital stay that prompted…

  17. Amos Embarking On Solo Piano Tour

    February 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tori Amos has confirmed plans to open a solo piano tour April 1 in Clearwater, Fla. The month-long Original Sinsuality theater outing has 14 confirmed dates, closing April 25 in Los Angeles. Tori Amos has confirmed plans to open a solo piano tour April 1 in Clearwater, Fla. The month-long…

  18. Smith Has Plans For 'Tonight'

    February 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Will Smith and director Jonathan Mostow are teaming up to bring the superhero drama "Tonight He Comes" to the screen and are in early negotiations with Columbia Pictures. Will Smith and director Jonathan Mostow are teaming up to bring the superhero drama "Tonight He Comes"…

  19. AC/DC Polishes 'Family Jewels'

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST AC/DC has rounded up gems from its TV and live performance archives for the DVD "Family Jewels," due March 29 in North America via Epic. The double-disc set unearths the Australian rock combo's first AC/DC has rounded up gems from its TV and live performance archives for the…

  20. Jayhawks' Olson, Louris Fly Again

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rock'n'roll reunion tours come in many shapes, whether it's the classic rock band cashing in on decades-old nostalgia, or indie-rock darlings tromping though the clubs trying to recover a spark of the Rock'n'roll reunion tours come in many shapes, whether it's…

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