1. Aretha Franklin Performs at 69th Birthday Party

    March 26, 2011 10:58 AM EDT Aretha Franklin proved her voice is still divine at 69 as she gave a brief but rousing performance at a swank birthday party in her honor. Tony Bennett , Smokey Robinson , music mogul Clive Davis, Bette Midler and Gayle King were among the celebrities on hand to pay tribute to the Queen of…

  2. Nnenna Freelon, "Homefree"

    May 07, 2010 1:29 PM EDT A jazz vocalist recording standards from the Great American Songbook isn't an innovative idea. But singer Nnenna Freelon takes a fresh, appealing approach to the concept on her seventh Concord album, "Homefree." Intriguing, left-of-center arrangements--coupled with one of the…

  3. The Roots Ready New Album

    June 10, 2009 10:22 AM EDT Just a little over a year since the release of "Rising Down," Philadelphia's the Roots are working on their 11th album, entitled "How I Got Over." The Def Jam release is slated for an October street date, as per a recent update on drummer ?uestLove's twitter page…

  4. 14onTV

    April 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 2 - April 8, 2007. MONDAY, April 2 Today," NBC Featured Artist(s): Beyoncé, Kevin Spacey. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," SYN Featured Artist(s): Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blue Man Group, Joey Fatone. "B'Day - Upgrade," BET Featured Artist(s…

  5. 45TunesOnTV

    November 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 3-9, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 3 "The Sharon Osbourne Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Uncle Kracker (also scheduled: Quentin Tarantino, Eric Close). "Total Request Live," MTV Featured Artists:…

  6. Montreux Packs Schedule For 37th Jazz Fest

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The jazz of Diane Schuur and George Benson, the pop of Craig David and Jamiroquai, the modern rock of Radiohead and the Flaming Lips, and the classic rock of Van Morrison and Jethro Tull will be on di The jazz of Diane Schuur and George Benson, the pop of Craig David and Jamiroquai, the…

  7. Freelon, Cubanismo Set For San Jose Jazz Fest

    April 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Vocalist Nnenna Freelon, saxophonist Jimmy Heath, flutist Nester Torres, and acclaimed groups Cubanismo and the Yellowjackets are among the acts booked for the 14th annual San Jose Jazz Festival. Vocalist Nnenna Freelon, saxophonist Jimmy Heath, flutist Nester Torres, and acclaimed groups…

  8. Tales of Wonder

    June 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Nothing beats the combination of a great singer with a great song—it's a slam-dunk every time. Nothing beats the combination of a great singer with a great song—it's a slam-dunk every time. A definitive case in point is this collection of timeless tunes written or co-written by…

  9. Nnenna Freelon Honors Stevie Wonder

    May 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The fact that song stylist Nnenna Freelon's 10-year recording career is moving into high gear seems indisputable. With five Grammy Award nominations to her credit and an increasingly hectic touring sc The fact that song stylist Nnenna Freelon's 10-year recording career is moving…

  10. Marsalis Leads Playboy Jazz Lineup

    March 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Wynton Marsalis leads the star-studded lineup for the 24th annual Playboy Jazz Festival, to be held June 15-16 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. On the first day of the event, Marsalis will perfor Wynton Marsalis leads the star-studded lineup for the 24th annual Playboy Jazz Festival, to…

  11. LaBelle, Krall Lead Aspen Jazz Fest

    June 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Jazz vocalists Patti LaBelle and Diana Krall will headline the 11th annual Janus Jazz Aspen festival, to be held June 21-24 in Snowmass Village, Colo., near Aspen. Labelle will anchor the four-day eve Jazz vocalists Patti LaBelle and Diana Krall will headline the 11th annual Janus Jazz Aspen…

  12. Steely Dan, Eminem, U2, Hill Score At 43rd Grammys

    February 22, 2001 12:00 AM EST Veteran rock act Steely Dan stole the spotlight at the 43rd annual Grammy Veteran rock act Steely Dan stole the spotlight at the 43rd annual Grammy Awards last night (Feb. 21) in Los Angeles. The band's first album in 20 years, "Two Against Nature" (Giant) produced four awards,…

  13. Eminem/Elton Duet Highlights Grammy Performances

    February 22, 2001 12:00 AM EST Eminem seemed humble when he claimed three Grammy Awards (see earlier report) in Los Angeles last night (Feb. 21) amid protests over his furious lyrics, but the Staples Center crowd wasted no time rew Eminem seemed humble when he claimed three Grammy Awards (see earlier report) in Los Angeles…

  14. Simon, Crow Join Grammy Performers Lineup

    February 20, 2001 12:00 AM EST Veteran singer/songwriter Paul Simon, triple nominee Macy Gray, and rock chanteuse Sheryl Crow are among the latest artists confirmed to perform during the 43rd annual Grammy Awards ceremony tomorrow Veteran singer/songwriter Paul Simon, triple nominee Macy Gray, and rock chanteuse Sheryl…

  15. Billboard Bits: Grammys, George Harrison, and more

    February 15, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Jon Stewart, George Harrison, Folk Implosion, Lou Barlow, Sebadoh, John Davis Comedian/actor Jon Stewart, host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," will host the 43rd annual Grammy Awards ceremonies. Set for next Wednesday (Feb. 21) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles…