1. Lady Gaga Duets With Tony Bennett; Elvis Costello Performs at Montreal Jazz Festival (Video)

    July 03, 2014 10:17 AM EDT A milestone 35th-anniversary edition, which runs through July 6, brings out big names and surprises. For those attending the 35th edition of the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal, which runs from June 26 through July 6, it’s been a nonstop party. Pulling out all the stops for its…

  2. George Duke To Be Honored At Playboy Jazz Fest

    February 18, 2014 1:56 AM EST Singer Al Jarreau and bassist Stanley Clarke will celebrate the legacy of their friend and musical partner George Duke on the opening day of the 36th annual Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl. The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, which is presenting the festival for the first…

  3. Jellyfish Entertainment's 'Winter Confession' Tops the K-Pop Hot 100

    December 20, 2013 8:45 PM EST Chart highlights from the K-Pop Hot 100 and beyond featuring PSY, VIXX, Super Junior, Wheesung, EXO and more. K-pop label Jellyfish Entertainment released its fourth annual holiday track "Winter Confession," and it debuts at the top of the K-Pop Hot 100 this week. "Winter…

  4. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  5. Gin Blossoms, David Byrne, Journey Rise to Benefit Typhoon Haiyan Survivors

    November 22, 2013 3:45 PM EST For more than 40 years benefit concerts have served as a conduit for emergency aid to disaster-stricken areas of the world. Their success hinges on hurried planning and requires whirlwind agreements between musicians and venues, sponsors and TV networks. "Up to that time, no one really…

  6. John Coltrane Fans Hope to Turn Jazz Great’s Home Into A Museum

    November 03, 2013 10:51 PM EST In a quiet, tree-lined suburb of New York City sits an unassuming brick ranch house that many musicians consider hallowed ground. This is where saxophonist John Coltrane composed the epic 1964 jazz masterpiece "A Love Supreme," shortly after moving into the Dix Hills, Long Island,…

  7. Sting Releasing Album of New Music in Fall

    June 04, 2013 9:44 AM EDT Sting's first full-length album of new music since 2003's "Sacred Love" is on the horizon. The singer's publicist tells the New York Times that he'll release "The Last Ship" on Sept. 24. The album, which will be released on Cherrytree/Interscope A…

  8. Youssou N’Dour & Kaija Saariaho Feted With Sweden's 2013 Polar Music Prize

    May 07, 2013 6:30 AM EDT Senegalese artist Youssou N’Dour and Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho are the 2013 recipients of Sweden’s prestigious Polar Music Prize. The Prize was created and funded in 1989 by Stig Andersson, the late manager of ABBA (sometimes called ABBA's fifth member) and the founder of two…

  9. Stanley Snadowsky, Co-Founder of N.Y.'s The Bottom Line, Dies at 70

    March 03, 2013 8:25 PM EST Stanley Snadowsky, a co-founder and the co-operator of The Bottom Line nightclub in New York's Greenwich Village during its eclectic three-decade run, died Feb. 25 of diabetic complications in Las Vegas. He was 70. The well-respected attorney, who also was one of the first managers…

  10. Artist Anoushka Shankar Discusses Abuse, Backs 'One Billion Rising' Campaign

    February 14, 2013 5:29 AM EST The daughter of late Indian sitar great Ravi Shankar has spoken out about how she was sexually abused as a child. Anoushka Shankar, herself a talented sitar player, has told of how she had suffered "groping, touching and verbal abuse" by a man “my parents trusted".  Shankar…

  11. Black Keys, Drake, Gotye Among Grammys Pre-Telecast Winners

    February 10, 2013 7:57 PM EST The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach had three Grammys in his possession before the 55th annual Grammy Awards telecast began Sunday night. Auerbach was named producer of the year, non-classical, and the Black Keys' "Lonely Boy" was named best rock song and "El Camino"…

  12. Patti Page, Country Music Icon, Dead at 85

    January 02, 2013 3:15 PM EST Patti Page, the "Singing Rage" who stumbled across "Tennessee Waltz" and made it one of the best-selling recordings ever, has died. She was 85. Page died on New Year's Day in Encinitas, Calif., according to publicist Schatzi Hageman. Page was the top-selling female…

  13. Bruno Mars Hits High Note on Social 50 Chart

    December 28, 2012 8:37 PM EST Bruno Mars continues his ascension towards the top of the Billboard Social 50, jumping to a new personal high of No. 2 (up three spots). The rise comes a week after his new album, "Unorthodox Jukebox," arrived at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 while its lead single, "Locked Out of…

  14. Jenni Rivera Hits No. 1 on Social 50 Chart

    December 21, 2012 4:05 PM EST Jenni Rivera , who was killed in a plane crash earlier this month, is No. 1 in the Social 50 tally this past week as expected, due to the culmination of online activity surrounding her passing, particularly the public memorial in Los Angeles on Wednesday .   Rivera added just over a million…

  15. Ravi Shankar's Impact on Pop Music: An Appreciation

    December 12, 2012 3:15 PM EST Ravi Shankar 's arrival in Western music has widely been ascribed to his association with the Beatles, particularly George Harrison, and his stunning performance at the 1967 Monterey International Pop Festival that also introduced West Coast audiences to Jimi Hendrix, Otis Redding and…

  16. Ravi Shankar to Receive Lifetime Achievement Grammy

    December 12, 2012 10:45 AM EST Carole King, The Temptations, Patti Page and Lightnin' Hopkins Among Honorees On the morning after his death, the Recording Academy announced that Ravi Shankar and six others -- Glenn Gould, Charlie Haden, Lightnin' Hopkins, Carole King, Patti Page and the Temptations -- will…

  17. Ravi Shankar, Sitar Maestro, Dead at 92

    December 11, 2012 11:45 PM EST Ravi Shankar, the master sitar player who earned three Grammys and left an indelible mark on generations of pop influencers including the Beatles, died on Tuesday at a hospital near his home in San Diego, his foundation and record label announced . He was 92. RAVI SHANKAR & FRIENDS •…

  18. K-Pop's Next Wave: 10 Artists To Watch

    August 25, 2012 2:09 PM EDT K-pop's recent international success has been in large part due to its ability to consistently cultivate and export the "new": new signature dance moves, new addictive hooks and beats, tnew hairstyles and outfits. Thus it is no surprise that every year new promising K-pop'…

  19. Deer Tick Bringing Jackson Browne & More to Newport Afterparties

    July 20, 2012 9:30 AM EDT For the second year in a row, Deer Tick will curate a weekend of intimate afterparties for the Newport Folk Festival. The three-night charity event will be held at the 300-capacity Newport Blues Cafe, with all proceeds benefiting the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation and the Newport…

  20. George Harrison's Widow Hopes Book Will Fill in Blanks Left by Scorsese Doc

    May 02, 2012 9:50 AM EDT George Harrison's widow Olivia hopes to add more perspective on the reticent Beatle with her new digital book, and fill in the blanks left by Martin Scorsese's recent documentary. Based on Scorsese's "George Harrison: Living in the Material World," the multi-touch…

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