1. 97th & Columbus

    April 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Guitarist/keyboardist Doc Powell pays homage to his roots by way of 97th & Columbus, the site of Mikells, a popular Manhattan jazz club that during its '80s heyday was the obligatory stomping grou Guitarist/keyboardist Doc Powell pays homage to his roots by way of 97th & Columbus…

  2. Who's Next (Deluxe Edition)

    April 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT It's rather ironic that one of rock's great albums sprang from an aborted project; in this case, the sprawling Pete Townshend magnum opus Lighthouse. It's rather ironic that one of rock's great albums sprang from an aborted project; in this case, the sprawling Pete…

  3. 2003 Music Video Production Association Awards

    April 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music Video Production Association Awards The following are the nominees for the 2003 Music Video Production Assn. Awards, to be presented May 8 at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles. The awards are given to the video's director and production company, except for categories…

  4. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the influence of Indian music, the Dixie Chicks controversy, and songs covered by international artists with readers. SENSING A CONNECTION Fred, Sean Paul blasts his way toward the top of Billboard's Hot 100 with his Diwali-influenced "Get Busy." Diwali…

  5. Hong Kong Actor Leslie Cheung Dies

    April 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing, a pop singer and actor who played a homosexual Chinese opera singer who commits suicide in the Oscar-nominated "Farewell My Concubine," died yesterday (April 1) after leaping Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing, a pop singer and actor who played a homosexual Chinese…

  6. This Day in Music

    April 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>The European festival season kicks off with the start of a two-day event at the former Spanish Formula 1 racing circuit in the southern sherry-producing city of Jerez de la Frontera. Mor 1999 - The European festival season kicks off with the start of a two-day event…

  7. This Day in Music

    April 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Rock 'n' roll pioneer and Rhythm & Blues Hall of Famer Jesse Stone dies in Altamonte Springs, Fla. He is 97. Stone, one of the founders of Atlantic Records, helped define the rock so 1999 - Rock 'n' roll pioneer and Rhythm & Blues Hall of…

  8. U Turn

    March 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST With his fifth Motown set, U Turn, Brian McKnight attempts to reel in the hip-hop crowd that has eluded him time and again. With his fifth Motown set, U Turn, Brian McKnight attempts to reel in the hip-hop crowd that has eluded him time and again. Easily one of the most recognizable voices in…

  9. CHART BEAT CHAT

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the Dixie Chicks, drastic chart drops, freedom of speech, radio airplay, and songs with 'fool' in the title with readers. THE NIGHT THEY DROVE THE DIXIES DOWN Fred, Looks like the title "Landslide" was appropriate. The Dixie Chicks song avalanched…

  10. Billboard Bits: Springsteen, Chesney, 'Dreams' & More

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Bruce Springsteen, Chesney, 'American Dreams' Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi will join a cast of New Jersey-based rockers at the Hope Concert, set for April 29 at the intimate Count Basie Theater in Red Bank, N.J. The event will also feature performances by Southside…

  11. 'Idol' Contestants Honor Lamont Dozier

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Legendary Motown composer Lamont Dozier, responsible for writing 14 No. 1 songs on The Billboard Hot 100, will be a special celebrity judge on tomorrow's (March 11) installment of "American Idol" on F Legendary Motown composer Lamont Dozier, responsible for writing 14 No. 1…

  12. Rhythm, Love and Soul: The Sexiest Songs of R&B

    March 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Soul music gets the romantic touch via this three-CD boxed set, a companion to the WQED Multimedia-produced, same-titled special airing on PBS stations this month. Soul music gets the romantic touch via this three-CD boxed set, a companion to the WQED Multimedia-produced, same-titled special…

  13. This Day in Music

    March 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Rapper Foxy Brown is treated for minor injuries following a car accident in Brooklyn in which her car hits a fence. Police discover that Brown is driving with a suspended license and ord 2000 - Rapper Foxy Brown is treated for minor injuries following a car accident…

  14. Billboard Bits: Stereophonics, Massive Attack, Christina Aquilera

    March 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Stereophonics, Massive Attack, Christina Aguilera British modern rock act Stereophonics will release its next album, "You Gotta Go There To Come Back," May 19 internationally via V2. The album, produced by lead singer Kelly Jones with help from Jim Lowe (Feeder, Black Crowes…

  15. Harper Revels In Spontaneity On New Album

    March 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Known for his improvisation on stage, singer/songwriter Ben Harper tells Billboard.com that he brought the same mindset into the studio for the recording of his fifth studio album, "Diamonds on the In Known for his improvisation on stage, singer/songwriter Ben Harper tells Billboard.com…

  16. Musicians Band Together Against War Threat

    February 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Dozens of artists from across the musical spectrum have joined forces to speak out against an impending U.S.-led war against Iraq. Rappers Jay-Z and Nas, singer/songwriters Natalie Merchant and Sheryl Dozens of artists from across the musical spectrum have joined forces to speak out against…

  17. Crusaders On A Mission Of 'Rural Renewal'

    February 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "They're back." That slogan heralds the Crusaders' first new album in 20 years, "Rural Renewal." Set for release worldwide March 4, the PRA/Verve set features original members Joe Sample (keyboards), Wilton Felder …

  18. This Day in Music

    February 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>The Fox Network's hit animated series "The Simpsons" continues its tradition of featuring musical guests in an episode titled "New Kids On The Blecch," in which the members of 'N Sync ad 2001 - The Fox Network's hit animated series …

  19. CHART BEAT BONUS

    February 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart achievements of Chante Moore & Kenny Lattimore, Nas, and Vince Gill, and notes the state of female No. 1s on the Hot Country Singles chart. MORE MOORE, LATTIMORE: Chante's got a man, and Kenny's got a woman. And it's all working out…

  20. Kenny Lattimore & Chante Moore: 'Lovers' On & Offstage

    February 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Continuing a time-honored tradition of R&B duos that includes the couplings of Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, Peaches & Herb, and Rene & Angela, contemporary soul singers Kenny Lattimore and Chante Moore celebrate love on "…

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