1. Syrian Musician in Limbo After Trump's Immigration Order

    January 29, 2017 10:58 PM EST A Syrian musician who was allowed to legally immigrate to the United States on account of his "extraordinary" abilities, and who recently toured with famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma , is now wondering whether he can return to his Brooklyn home. Kinan Azmeh, a clarinet player who has called…

  2. 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…

  3. Carrie Underwood Performing at Nashville Fashion Show

    January 09, 2012 11:30 PM EST Carrie Underwood is considered to be not only one of the biggest success stories in country music, but also the owner of one of Nashville's biggest hearts. She continues that tradition with a performance at the Nordstrom Symphony Fashion Show on Tuesday, Feb. 28 -- all for a good cause.…

  4. Neil Diamond Prepping New Material: 'The Songs Are Just Coming'

    December 07, 2011 3:00 PM EST After celebrating his past with an assortment of honors and the new retrospective "The Very Best of Neil Diamond -- The Original Studio Recordings," some new music awaits Diamond on the other side of a greatest hits tour slated for next summer. Diamond tells Billboard.com that "…

  5. Yo-Yo Ma Trades Bach for Bluegrass in 'Goat Rodeo Sessions'

    October 27, 2011 8:00 PM EDT Their schedules are hard to mesh and match, but the four bluegrass and classical musicians who made "The Goat Rodeo Sessions" are hoping their collaboration will continue in the future. "We had a really great time doing it, but there's a lot more depth there that we could…

  6. Leftovers From Last Week: 'Glee,' Santana, Akon

    October 05, 2010 1:05 PM EDT With last week's charts bursting with numerous notable achievements , headlined by Zac Brown Band , Nelly and Kenny Chesney , here is a recap of a few additional praiseworthy feats before all charts are refreshed with new data Thursday (Oct. 7) on Billboard.com. COUNTRY POP: Among last…

  7. Weekly Chart Notes: the Beatles, Eminem, Willow Smith

    September 16, 2010 6:55 PM EDT THE BALLAD OF JOHN AND YOKO: Ahead of multiple benefit concerts planned in honor of the 70th anniversary of the birth of John Lennon , including tribute shows from New York to Los Angeles , the late legend and his widow Yoko Ono each occupy Billboard chart summits this week. The Beatles bow…

  8. Santana, Michael Buble, Kings Of Leon Preview New Albums

    September 15, 2010 4:45 PM EDT WHAT'S IN STORE: Or, technically, not quite yet in stores. Still, the launch of the fourth-quarter retail blitz impacts multiple airplay charts, where three notable acts debut with lead singles from forthcoming albums. Santana enters Adult Contemporary at No. 25 with "While My…

  9. Laurie Anderson Plays Concert for Dogs at Sydney Opera House

    June 05, 2010 11:25 AM EDT Some in the audience howled with glee, others stood on trembling legs and a few drooled in delight as famed performance artist Laurie Anderson debuted her original "Music for Dogs" composition outside the Sydney Opera House on Saturday. Hundreds of dogs and their owners bounced…

  10. Carlos Santana Celebrates 'Supernatural' Reissue, Talks Covers Album

    February 25, 2010 1:37 PM EST Rock guitar legend Carlos Santana is celebrating the 10th anniversary of his breakthrough "Supernatural" album -- which won nine Grammy Awards and has sold more than 25 million copies worldwide -- with a "Supernatural: Legacy Edition" that includes a second disc of rare…

  11. Aretha Franklin To Sing At Obama Inauguration

    December 18, 2008 12:55 PM EST Aretha Franklin will sing, the Rev. Rick Warren will pray and more than 11,000 U.S. troops will be watching over inauguration ceremonies in case of an attack during President-elect Barack Obama's swearing-in on Jan. 20. As many as 4 million visitors are expected to be on hand when Obama…

  12. Kenny Chesney Scores Fifth Chart-Topping Album

    October 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Chesney scores his fifth No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and eighth Top Country Albums as "Lucky Old Sun" (BNA) moves 176,000 copies in the U.S. However, this marks the lowest sales debut for one of Kenny Chesney scores his fifth No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and eighth Top Country…

  13. Santana Shows Varied 'Dimensions' On New Set

    September 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Carlos Santana says his upcoming compilation, "Multi Dimensional Warrior," due Sept. 30 on Columbia/Legacy, is "a love letter to fans" -- as well as a reminder that his repertoire includes more than t Carlos Santana says his upcoming compilation, "Multi Dimensional…

  14. 'Dreamgirls' Remains No. 1 As Sales Keep Sliding

    January 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST In yet another slow week for sales and new releases, the Sony soundtrack to "Dreamgirls" remains atop of The Billboard 200 for a second week straight. The set, which features performances by Beyonce a In yet another slow week for sales and new releases, the Sony soundtrack to "…

  15. 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,…

  16. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    January 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Previewing the third RCA album from New York rock act the Strokes, "First Impressions of Earth," released on an unsual Jan. 3 street date. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma's "Plays Ennio Morricone" (Sony Classical). The soundtrack to the film "Grandma's Boy" (Epic),…

  17. Billboard Bits: Nobel Prize, CSN, Carl Craig

    November 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Nobel Prize, CSN, Carl Craig Veteran artists Duran Duran and Gladys Knight, Latin star Juanes, U.K. pop act Sugababes and cellist Yo-Yo Ma are among the artists who will perform at the 2005 Nobel Peace Price Concert. The Dec. 11 event in Oslo, Norway, will also include performances by…

  18. MY SAX LIFE: A Memoir

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST The venerated Cuban jazz saxophonist produces a rambling rendition of his life that is far from pitch-perfect. The venerated Cuban jazz saxophonist produces a rambling rendition of his life that is far from pitch-perfect. D'Rivera begins with Webster's definition of "book,"…

  19. Silk Road Journeys: Beyond the Horizon

    April 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Five years ago, superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma began bringing together master musicians from across Asia to create the Silk Road Ensemble, a group that explores and celebrates the interconnected and yet u Five years ago, superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma began bringing together master musicians from…

  20. 47th Annual Grammy Awards Winners

    February 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Winners of the 47th annual Grammy Awards, presented Feb. 13, 2005, at the Los Angeles Convention Center and the Staples Center. Below are the winners of the 47th annual Grammy Awards, presented Feb. 13, 2005, at the Los Angeles Convention Center and the Staples Center. Record Of The Year …

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