1. 'Enchanted' Dominates Oscar Song Category

    January 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Songs from the film "Enchanted" dominated the best original song category nominees for the 2008 Academy Awards, which were announced this morning (Jan. 22). Three of the five nods, all with music by A Songs from the film "Enchanted" dominated the best original song…

  2. Chart Beat Chat

    January 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss The Eagles, kenny Chesney, Jennifer Hudson and more! GOING BY THE BOOK Dear Fred, About four years ago I wrote to you with a prediction that legal digital downloads would eventually help drive the Hot 100, as 45 rpm records once did decades ago. You agreed, and I…

  3. Writers Guild Might Picket Grammys

    January 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST After steamrolling through the Golden Globes and threatening the Oscars, the Writers Guild of America strike also might deflate a third marquee award show: the Grammys. After steamrolling through the Golden Globes and threatening the Oscars, the Writers Guild of America strike also might…

  4. Philip Glass Documentary Heading To Theaters

    January 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Philip Glass' modern classical scores have been featured in many films, but now the artist himself will hit the big screen. Philip Glass' modern classical scores have been featured in many films, but now the artist himself will hit the big screen. Koch Lorber Films has acquired U.S.…

  5. Chart Beat

    January 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Radiohead, 'Juno,' Kimberley Locke and more! BIGGEST JUMP OF THE CENTURY: Thanks to street date violations, the physical CD release of Radiohead's "In Rainbows" (TBD/ATO) entered The Billboard 200 last week at No. 156. This week, the album becomes the…

  6. Oscar Peterson Mourned By Jazz Colleagues

    December 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Oscar Peterson's dazzling keyboard technique, commanding sense of swing and mastery of different piano styles could leave even his most accomplished peers awe-struck. Oscar Peterson's dazzling keyboard technique, commanding sense of swing and mastery of different piano styles could…

  7. Jazz Pianist Oscar Peterson Dies At 82

    December 24, 2007 12:00 AM EST Oscar Peterson, whose early talent, speedy fingers and musical genius made him one of the world's best known jazz pianists, has died. He was 82. Peterson died yesterday (Dec. 23) at his home in the To Oscar Peterson, whose early talent, speedy fingers and musical genius made him one of…

  8. This Day in Music

    December 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Natalie Merchant is the subject of a televised concert on the Oxygen network. "Up Close And Personal With Natalie Merchant," which is aired and streamed on the network's Web site simultaneously 2001 - Natalie Merchant is the subject of a televised concert on the Oxygen…

  9. Latifah, Hudson, Keys Drawn To 'Bees'

    December 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Queen Latifah and Jennifer Hudson have signed on to star in Fox Searchlight's "The Secret Life of Bees," the big-screen adaptation of the Sue Monk Kidd best-seller. Queen Latifah and Jennifer Hudson have signed on to star in Fox Searchlight's "The Secret Life of Bees,…

  10. Minnelli Collapses On Stage In Sweden

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Liza Minnelli collapsed on stage during a performance in Sweden and was rushed back to the United States for medical treatment. Liza Minnelli collapsed on stage during a performance in Sweden and was rushed back to the United States for medical treatment. The singer was performing in a…

  11. This Day in Music

    December 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Music veteran Bert Reid dies at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York of lung cancer. He is 48. 2004 - Music veteran Bert Reid dies at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York of lung cancer. He is 48. 2001 - Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic file a countersuit against Courtney Love. The…

  12. This Day in Music

    December 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Actor William Shatner's infamous 1968 album "The Transformed Man," which finds the venerable Capt. Kirk reading poetry over ultra-serious musical accompaniment and covering such contemporary cl 2004 - Actor William Shatner's infamous 1968 album "The Transformed…

  13. This Day in Music

    December 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Aaron Tippin and his wife, Thea, become parents again when their second child, Thomas Aaron Tippin is born at the Baptist Women's Pavilion in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Thomas weighs seven pounds, fou 2000 - Aaron Tippin and his wife, Thea, become parents again when their second child,…

  14. This Day in Music

    November 24, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Melanie Thornton, an American pop singer who made a name for herself in Germany with the duo La Bouche, is among the victims of an airliner crash in Switzerland. She is 34. 2001 - Melanie Thornton, an American pop singer who made a name for herself in Germany with the duo La Bouche, is…

  15. This Day in Music

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Alabama, Glen Campbell and DeFord Bailey are inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame during the Country Music Association Awards in New York. 2005 - Alabama, Glen Campbell and DeFord Bailey are inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame during the Country Music Association…

  16. This Day in Music

    November 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST - French film score composer Michel Colombier dies at his home in Santa Monica, Calif., following a six-month battle with cancer. He is 65. 2004 - French film score composer Michel Colombier dies at his home in Santa Monica, Calif., following a six-month battle with cancer. He is 65.…

  17. Donovan Seeks Liftoff For Meditation University

    October 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Donovan, famous for '60s pop hits such as "Hurdy Gurdy Man" and "Mellow Yellow," has announced plans to open the Invincible Donovan University, where students will adhere to the principles of transcen Donovan, famous for '60s pop hits such as "Hurdy Gurdy…

  18. Queen Latifah Plots 'Vegas' Cameo

    October 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT What Queen Latifah does in Vegas, stays in Vegas -- at least for now. The actress-rapper-singer will make a cameo appearance in the Fox romantic comedy feature "What Happens in Vegas ... ," starring A What Queen Latifah does in Vegas, stays in Vegas -- at least for now. The actress…

  19. Networks In Tune With New Music Shows

    September 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT On the heels of several successful music reality series, two networks are going with music-themed drama projects about young performers. On the heels of several successful music reality series, two networks are going with music-themed drama projects about young performers. ABC is teaming with…

  20. Hudson Set For 'Sex In The City' Film

    September 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson has joined the cast of "Sex and the City: The Movie," which begins filming next week in New York. Hudson will play the assistant to Sarah Jessica Parker's character, Carri Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson has joined the cast of "Sex and the City:…

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