1. Arturo O'Farrill / Feb. 27, 2008 / New York (Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center)

    March 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST In a comical set up to his set at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola that showcased his charms as an entertainer and pianist, Arturo O'Farrill kidded around about Latin music stereotypes. In a comical set up to his set at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola that showcased his charms as an entertainer…

  2. Death Cab Throwing A 'Curve Ball' On New Album

    January 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST To follow its 2005 mainstream breakthrough, "Plans," Death Cab For Cutie opted to record live to analog tape with as few overdubs as possible. The outcome: "a sampling of the most uptempo, upbeat Deat To follow its 2005 mainstream breakthrough, "Plans," Death Cab For…

  3. IFPI Makes File-Trading Site OiNK Squeal

    October 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kennedy's comments came in the wake of a two-year investigation by the IFPI and its U.K. affiliate the BPI into the activities of oink.cd, described by the IFPI as a major player in the black market f Music critics beware: the IFPI is putting the clamps on prerelease leaks. London-based…

  4. This Day in Music

    October 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Badfinger drummer Michael Gibbins dies in his sleep at his home in Florida at the age of 56. The cause of death is not made public. 2005 - Badfinger drummer Michael Gibbins dies in his sleep at his home in Florida at the age of 56. The cause of death is not made public. 2003 - Irish…

  5. This Day in Music

    August 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - African author, composer and singer Gnonnas Pedro dies of prostate cancer in a hospital of Cotonou, the capital of the West African country Benin. Pedro, 61, was one of the five singers of pan- 2004 - African author, composer and singer Gnonnas Pedro dies of prostate cancer in a…

  6. Mariachi Icon Antonio Aguilar Dies At 88

    June 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Legendary mariachi singer and actor Antonio Aguilar, known as "El Charro de Mexico," passed away last night (June 19) following a long illness. He was 88. Legendary mariachi singer and actor Antonio Aguilar, known as "El Charro de Mexico," passed away last night (June 19)…

  7. This Day in Music

    June 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Karl Mueller, bassist and founding member of the Minneapolis-based rock act Soul Asylum, dies at his home. He was 41. Diagnosed with throat cancer in May 2004, Mueller underwent radiation treat 2005 - Karl Mueller, bassist and founding member of the Minneapolis-based rock act Soul…

  8. 'Idol' #13 Ayla Brown Juggles Vocals, Hoops

    June 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT She may have missed making it into the top 12 on season four of "American Idol" by one spot, but former contestant Ayla Brown has still managed to stay in the public eye over the past year. She may have missed making it into the top 12 on season four of "American Idol" by…

  9. This Day in Music

    April 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - The Rolling Stones play their first-ever concert in China with a gig in Shanghai. 2006 - The Rolling Stones play their first-ever concert in China with a gig in Shanghai. 2001 - Violinist Pedro Depestre Gonzales, 55, dies while performing at a concert with Buena Vista Social Club…

  10. Four More Cut Loose From 'American Idol'

    March 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST "American Idol" viewers squashed the dreams of four more aspiring singers Thursday night, but Antonella Barba, the focus of recent attention over some racy Internet photos, was not one of them. "American Idol" viewers squashed the dreams of four more aspiring singers…

  11. 'American Idol' Unveils Top 24 Finalists

    February 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST No more audition silliness -- it's time to get serious on "American Idol." The Fox talent show trimmed down the competition last night (Feb. 14), leaving 24 semifinalists -- 12 men and 12 women -- to No more audition silliness -- it's time to get serious on "American…

  12. Billboard Bits: McGraw/Hill, Brian Wilson, Pedro Knight

    February 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Tim McGraw and Faith Hill will reprise their Soul2Soul tour summer on a run that begins in June and will run through August. Further details have yet to be announced. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill will reprise their Soul2Soul tour summer on a run that begins in June and will run through August.…

  13. This Day in Music

    October 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Without comment, the Supreme Court refuses to throw out a suit charging that composer Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber copied from another songwriter the "Phantom Song" from his "Phantom of the O 2005 - Badfinger drummer Michael Gibbins dies in his sleep at his…

  14. This Day in Music

    August 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Representatives from the National Organization for Women's (NOW) New York chapter demonstrate outside the office of Woodstock '99 promoter/producer John Scher to protest the violence aga 2004 - African author, composer and singer Gnonnas Pedro dies of…

  15. Billboard Bits: Madonna, The Spill Canvas, Lenor Watling

    July 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT NBC is eyeing a November airdate for a Madonna concert special, "The Confessions Tour Live." The program will be taped this summer at London's Wembley Stadium and will mark the first broadcast network NBC is eyeing a November airdate for a Madonna concert special, "The…

  16. This Day in Music

    June 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>R&B vocalist Jody Watley says she was told "by the powers that be" at Atlantic Records that although they intend to release her album "Flowers" outside of the U.S., the label will no 2005 - Karl Mueller, bassist and founding member of the…

  17. RBD: So Hot, So Fast

    May 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As they juggle an international concert tour with ongoing filming in Mexico City of their daily TV soap opera "Rebelde," the members of best-selling Mexican pop group RBD are living on the run. As they juggle an international concert tour with ongoing filming in Mexico City of their…

  18. Alejandro Escovedo Climbs Back In The Ring

    May 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The road to has been a long one for Alejandro Escovedo on the way to releasing "The Boxing Mirror," his first new studio work since winning a fierce battle with hepatitis C. The road to "The Boxing Mirror" has been a long one for Alejandro Escovedo. On one hand, in the…

  19. Upcoming book releases

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Upcoming book releases April The Mayor Of MacDougal Street Dave Van Ronk with Elijah Wald (Da Capo) Metallica Ross Halfin (Omnibus) May The Tao Of Willie: A Guide to the Happiness in Your Heart Willin Nelson with Turk Pipkin (Gotham/Penguin) He's A Rebel - Phil Spector: Rock and Roll&…

  20. This Day in Music

    April 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Sean "Puffy" Combs cancels a sold-out appearance at London's Wembley stadium. The show is the planned finale of the rapper's European tour. Fans are not offered an explanation for the ca 2001 - Violinist Pedro Depestre Gonzales, 55, dies while…

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