1. NBA Finalizes All-Star Entertainment

    February 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Country star Martina McBride, singer/actress Gloria Ruben ("ER," "The Agency"), Gladys Knight, and Kool & the Gang are the latest additions to the National Basketball Association's (NBA) 2003 All- Country star Martina McBride, singer/actress Gloria Ruben ("ER…

  2. White Honored At First Amendment Gala

    October 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST As part of a benefit that featured performances by Elvis Costello, Lou Reed, Shawn Colvin, Ruben Blades, and Public Enemy, the Creative Coalition posthumously honored Billboard editor in chief Timothy As part of a benefit that featured performances by Elvis Costello, Lou Reed, Shawn Colvin,…

  3. This Day in Music

    October 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Courtney Love plays her first-ever solo show at the Ventura Theatre in Ventura, Calif. 2001 - Courtney Love plays her first-ever solo show at the Ventura Theatre in Ventura, Calif. 2000 - Ontario Attorney-General Jim Flaherty requests that Canada's federal…

  4. Billboard Bits: Coolio/Outkast, Blades, 'La Boheme'

    October 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Coolio/Outkast, Blades, 'La Boheme' Hip-hop stars Coolio and Outkast have signed on to star in a low-budget direct-to-video movie financed by National Lampoon, Image Entertainment, and Broadway Entertainment. "National Lampoon's Hip-Hop Party" will be released…

  5. 41TunesOnTV

    October 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 7-13, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, OCT. 7 "33rd Annual Songwriter's Hall of Fame," Bravo Featured Artists: Ashford & Simpson, Garth Brooks, Michael Jackson, Carole King, Barry Manilow,…

  6. Mundo

    September 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT When the increasingly adventurous Ruben Blades first conceived Mundo, he wanted to blend Celtic and Caribbean music. When the increasingly adventurous Ruben Blades first conceived Mundo, he wanted to blend Celtic and Caribbean music. But as Mundo progressed, and with it, Blades'…

  7. Artists Turn Out For Label Accounting Hearing

    September 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The long-simmering issue of record industry accounting practices came to a boil yesterday (Sept. 24) as artists and label executives faced off during a daylong California Senate committee hearing in L The long-simmering issue of record industry accounting practices came to a boil yesterday …

  8. Billboard Bits: SHeDAISY, Jammys, Alejandro Escovedo

    September 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT NEws on SHeDAISY, Jammys, Alejandro Escovedo Sibling country trio SHeDAISY was on hand to perform at last night's (Sept. 23) New York premiere party for the Touchstone film "Sweet Home Alabama." While the group struggled to hold the attention of the schmoozing stars during its…

  9. 39TunesOnTV

    September 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 23-29, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, SEPT. 23 "The Wayne Brady Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Goo Goo Dolls (also scheduled: Mark Paul Gosselaar, Aida Turturro, Paige Davis). "Total…

  10. Blades Takes World Sounds On The Road

    September 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Panamanian music great Ruben Blades will take to the road this fall on a U.S. tour in support of his latest album, "Mundo" (Sony Discos). Kicking off Oct. 12 in Miami Beach, Fla., the tour currently h Panamanian music great Ruben Blades will take to the road this fall on a U.S. tour…

  11. Hot Product for Monday, Sept. 16, 2002

    September 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Lifehouse, Natalie Cole, Ruben Blades, Doug Martsch, and more. Pick A New Plan, 'Stan' When it came to Lifehouse's sophomore DreamWorks effort, "Stanley Climbfall," frontman/songwriter Jason Wade had no intention of hanging on a moment in…

  12. Ruben Blades Tours World Styles On 'Mundos'

    September 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Ruben Blades' path to a brave new musical world has been a long time in the making. It began with his earliest hit, "Pedro Navaja," a cinematic song recorded during his collaborative years with Willie Colon that defied radio…

  13. Revolución de Amor

    August 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Maná's first studio album in five years is ambitious in musical scope and lyrical depth as it puts forth a hardly revolutionary, but now rarely heard, maxim: Love is the answer. Maná's first studio album in five years is ambitious in musical scope and lyrical depth as it puts forth…

  14. Hot Product

    August 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Lee Ann Womack, Pulp, Mana, and more. 'Worth' Winning Most artists go into the studio hoping to record hit songs that will strike a chord with their audience, but country songstress Lee Ann Womack aims for more than that. As the title of her new MCA…

  15. Que Pasa?-The Best of Fania All-Stars

    July 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Columbia/Legacy's four albums celebrating pivotal artists in the history of Latin music in this country are, simply put, a real treasure. XAVIER CUGAT The Original Latin Dance King COMPILATION PRODUCER: Jerry Rappaport ORIGINAL PRODUCER: Xavier Cugat Columbia/Legacy CK 85341 VARIOUS…

  16. El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico 40 Aniversario

    July 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT How do you celebrate 40 years of musical output? In the case of seminal salsa band El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico—a performing group through and through—with a concert. How do you celebrate 40 years of musical output? In the case of seminal salsa band El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico—a performing…

  17. Mana Snags Santana For 'Revolucion'

    June 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Mexican rock outfit Mana has wrapped work on its seventh album, "Revolucion de Amor," due Aug. 20 from Warner Music International. It's the follow-up to 1997's "Suenos Liquidos," which debuted at No. Mexican rock outfit Mana has wrapped work on its seventh album,…

  18. The Gathering

    June 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The successor to the Caribbean Jazz Project's superb album Paraiso finds the group replacing guitar with the piano of Argentinian Dario Eskanazi and inviting Paquito D'Rivera to sit in on alto sax. The successor to the Caribbean Jazz Project's superb album Paraiso finds the…

  19. BMI Latin Awards 2002

    May 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT BMI LATIN AWARDS 2002 Performing rights organization BMI presented its 9th Annual Latin Awards May 8 in Hollywood, Fla. The awards honor the top writers and publishers of the most performed Latin songs on U.S. radio and television. For more information, visit BMI.com . Here is the full list…

  20. Jackson, Bennett Spearhead Voter Registration Effort

    April 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson and Tony Bennett will headline a New York concert spearheading the Democratic National Committee's (DNC) "Every Vote Counts" national voter registration drive. The April 24 event at th Michael Jackson and Tony Bennett will headline a New York concert…

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