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Domingo Wins Inaugural Birgit Nilsson Prize

Domingo Wins Inaugural Birgit Nilsson Prize

Spanish tenor Placido Domingo on Friday won the first $1 million Birgit Nilsson Prize for his "unrivaled" contributions to the world of opera, the award foundation said.
Acclaimed Jazz Drummer Louis Bellson Dies

Acclaimed Jazz Drummer Louis Bellson Dies

Big band and jazz drummer Louie Bellson, a master musician who performed with such greats as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman and his late wife, Pearl Bailey, has died. He was 84.
Estelle Bennett, Member Of The Ronettes, Dies

Estelle Bennett, Member Of The Ronettes, Dies

Estelle Bennett, one of the Ronettes, the singing trio whose 1963 hit "Be My Baby" epitomized the famed "wall of sound" technique of its producer, Phil Spector, has died at her home in Englewood, N.J. She was 67.
Neil Young Added to New Orleans Jazz Fest

Neil Young Added to New Orleans Jazz Fest

Neil Young will join a slew of other first-time performers at the 2009 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, a bittersweet announcement given that the "Queen of Soul" canceled her coveted appearance.
Muzak Files For Bankruptcy

Muzak Files For Bankruptcy

Muzak Holdings LLC had heavy debt load, and it filed to try to refinance some of its debt. Its total debt is between $100 million and $500 million and it has assets of less than $50,000, the company said in a court filing.
Rihanna Delays Malaysia Show After Alleged Attack

Rihanna Delays Malaysia Show After Alleged Attack

Pop superstar Rihanna has postponed a concert in Malaysia this week, organizers said Tuesday, following reports that she accused her longtime boyfriend Chris Brown of assault.

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