1. Emmylou Harris and Dame Evelyn Glennie Honored with Sweden's Polar Music Prize

    June 09, 2015 11:31 PM EDT A long day of celebrating the 2015 Laureates for the Polar Music Prize ended a short time ago in Stockholm, with an afternoon ceremony, an evening banquet, an after-party and plenty of love and affection for honorees Emmylou Harris and Dame Evelyn Glennie . The 24th annual Polar Music Prize…

  2. Yanni, 'Inspirato': Exclusive Album Premiere

    April 22, 2014 2:08 PM EDT Yanni, the globally popular composer, is back and he's brought with him some of the world greats of opera. The Greek-born musician returns with an album of his best known works, sung with newly-created lyrics by such renowned opera stars such as Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming,…

  3. Renée Fleming, Queen Latifah Open Super Bowl With Patriotic Anthems: Watch

    February 02, 2014 7:30 PM EST "Never heard it sung any better."  That was NFL announcer Joe Buck's quick take on opera singer Renee Fleming's rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" before Sunday's Super Bowl matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium in…

  4. Renee Fleming Vows To Sing National Anthem Live at Super Bowl

    January 31, 2014 1:35 AM EST Renee Fleming says she only knows how to sing the national anthem one way: live. The 53-year-old opera singer will perform "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Sunday's Super Bowl . She said in an interview Thursday she won't sing to a pre-recorded track and that she "wouldn…

  5. Queen Latifah Performing 'America the Beautiful' at Super Bowl Pregame

    January 27, 2014 7:52 PM EST Queen Latifah will sing "America the Beautiful" during the Super Bowl XLVIII pregame festivities. The singer-actress -- fresh off marrying 33 couples at Sunday night's GRAMMY Awards -- will perform the song Sunday at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. The performance will…

  6. Renée Fleming to Sing National Anthem at Super Bowl XLVIII

    January 21, 2014 2:17 PM EST The soprano will do the honors before Feb. 2's big game in East Rutherford, NJ Renowned soprano Renée Fleming has mastered the operas of Mozart and Puccini throughout her storied career. On Feb. 2, she will head to East Rutherford, NJ to take on a very different audience at Super Bowl…

  7. New York City Opera To File For Bankruptcy

    October 02, 2013 1:12 AM EDT New York City Opera said Tuesday it is shutting down and filing for bankruptcy protection after seven decades as a fixture on the metropolitan cultural scene. The company announced Sept. 12 that it needed to raise $7 million by the end of that month. Spokeswoman Risa Heller said about $2…

  8. New York City Opera Plans For Bankruptcy If Cash Can’t Be Raised

    September 27, 2013 1:23 AM EDT New York City Opera could be sounding its final note this weekend - at least for a while. The 70-year-old company says it plans to file for bankruptcy and scrap the bulk of its 2013-14 season unless it somehow manages to reach its fundraising goal, which it admitted is not likely. "The…

  9. Bono, Bruce, Beyonce To Play Inaugural Concert

    January 12, 2009 3:42 PM EST Bruce Springsteen, Beyonce, Bono and more than a dozen other music stars will kick off Barack Obama's presidential inaugural festivities by performing at the opening celebration at Washington D.C.'s Lincoln Memorial on Jan. 18. The free event, which is open to the public, will also…

  10. World Mourns Loss Of Tenor Pavarotti

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Friends and admirers of Luciano Pavarotti joined in a chorus of grief as the world paid homage to the thrilling voice and exuberant personality of the great Italian tenor who died today (Sept. 6). Ami Friends and admirers of Luciano Pavarotti joined in a chorus of grief as the world paid…

  11. 47OnTV

    November 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 20-26, 2006. MONDAY, NOV. 20 "Makes A Video|30 Seconds To Mars Makes A Video," MTV2 Featured artist(s): 30 Seconds To Mars). "Making the Video," MTV Featured artist(s): Gwen Stefani.. "Charlie Rose," PBS Featured artist(s):…

  12. 21OnTV

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 22-29, 2006. MONDAY, MAY 22 "The Early Show," CBS Featured artist(s): Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley (also scheduled: Bruce Willis). "Oprah Winfrey's Legends Ball," ABC Featured artist(s): John Legend, Patti Labelle, Gladys Knight,…

  13. ON TV

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 3-9, 2006. MONDAY, APRIL 3 “Good Morning America,” ABC Featured artist(s): The Pretenders (also scheduled: Lucy Liu, Stephen Lanzalotta). “Today,” NBC Featured artist(s): Pink (also scheduled: Antonio Banderas). “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Syndicated…

  14. Stars Pack Fourth Quarter Release Schedule

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fourth-quarter releases from U2, Eminem, Alan Jackson, Good Charlotte, Ludacris and Gwen Stefani are fueling excitement among retailers as the industry heads into its key selling season. Like the same Fourth-quarter releases from U2, Eminem, Alan Jackson, Good Charlotte, Ludacris, Fabolous…

  15. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Dec. 8-14, 2003).

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Dec. 8-14, 2003). Put down the remote! This is the week of the 2003 Billboard Music Awards. You can forget all other programming, really. Nowhere else are you going to find performances by R. Kelly, Pink, Century…

  16. Billboard Bits: TNT, Manilow, Virgin Megastore

    December 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on TNT, Manilow, Virgin Megastore Hootie & the Blowfish, Ashanti, Joss Stone, Kenny Chesney and Renee Fleming make up the artist lineup for cable channel TNT's "Christmas in Washington" TV special, airing Dec. 14. The one-hour holiday benefit concert, hosted by actress…

  17. Lennox Song Heralds 'Rings' Return

    October 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST A new song by Annie Lennox is among the tracks on the soundtrack to "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," due Nov. 25 from Reprise/WMG Soundtracks. Along with the 2002 Billboard Century Awa A new song by Annie Lennox is among the tracks on the soundtrack to "The Lord…

  18. Billboard Bits: Memorial Day, Anastasio, Suede

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Memorial Day, Anastasio, Suede Country act Lonestar, soprano Renee Fleming, inspirational singer Yolanda Adams, and the National Symphony Orchestra will appear at the annual National Memorial Day Concert on May 25 in Washington, D.C. The performances on the west lawn of the Capitol…

  19. Stars To Grace 9/11 'Concert For America'

    August 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Enrique Iglesias, Alan Jackson, Gloria Estefan, Aretha Franklin, and Al Green are among the performers confirmed to appear at the Concert For America, to be broadcast Sept. 11 by NBC as part of the ne Enrique Iglesias, Alan Jackson, Gloria Estefan, Aretha Franklin, and Al Green are among the…

  20. Bocelli To Kick Off Tour Tonight

    March 24, 2001 12:00 AM EST Although Andrea Bocelli has heard the criticism from the classical music press -- which mostly concludes his voice is small, technique limited, and recordings undistinguished -- he doesn't care. He's Although Andrea Bocelli has heard the criticism from the classical music press --…

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