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Midler To Replace Dion In Las Vegas

Midler To Replace Dion In Las Vegas

Bette Midler will replace Celine Dion as the headliner at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The singer said she agreed to a two-year contract to work 100 shows a year, performing five nights a week for 20 weeks beginning Feb. 20.
The Source Files for Bankruptcy

The Source Files for Bankruptcy

Source Magazine LLC and affiliate Source Entertainment Inc. have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after dishonest business practices by former management caused the hip-hop media outlet's advertisers to flee, according to court papers.
'Monster Mash' Singer Pickett Dies At 69

'Monster Mash' Singer Pickett Dies At 69

Bobby "Boris" Pickett, whose dead-on Boris Karloff impression propelled the Halloween anthem "Monster Mash" to the top of the charts in 1962, has died of leukemia. He was 69.
Industry Execs Discuss Rap Lyrics

Industry Execs Discuss Rap Lyrics

In the wake of Don Imus' firing for his on-air slur about the Rutgers women's basketball team, a high-powered group of music-industry executives met privately Wednesday to discuss sexist and misogynistic rap lyrics.
Judges Reject Webcasters' Requests

Judges Reject Webcasters' Requests

Internet radio broadcasters were dealt a setback when a panel of copyright judges threw out requests to reconsider a ruling that hiked the royalties they must pay to record companies and artists.
Kevin Costner Sues Music Promoter

Kevin Costner Sues Music Promoter

Kevin Costner has sued a music promoter, claiming the company reneged on a contract to back the actor's fledgling music career.
U2's Bono Awarded British Knighthood

U2's Bono Awarded British Knighthood

Bono was named a Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in an informal, laugh-filled ceremony in the Dublin home of British Ambassador David Reddaway.

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