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  1. Ravi Shankar, Carole King, Temptations, Patti Page, More to Receive Lifetime Achievement Grammys

    December 12, 2012 8:26 AM EST On the morning after his death, the Recording Academy announced that Ravi Shankar and six others -- Glenn Gould, Charlie Haden, Lightnin' Hopkins, Carole King, Patti Page and the Temptations -- will receive Lifetime Achievement Awards. In a s ...

  2. Ravi Shankar - Idol of George Harrison, Estranged Father of Norah Jones - Dead at 92

    December 11, 2012 11:43 PM EST Ravi Shankar, the sitar virtuoso who became a hippie musical icon of the 1960s after hobnobbing with the Beatles and who introduced traditional Indian ragas to Western audiences over an eight-decade career, has died. He was 92. The prime minister& ...

  3. Tchaikovsky Competition Gets Makeover

    June 10, 2011 3:30 PM EDT The world-renowned Tchaikovsky competition is shedding its controversial image this year with a new chair, new rules and a foray into the digital age. The "Tchaikovsky," which starts on June 14 and runs until July 1 and is held simultane ...

  4. Cristian Castro Announces U.S. Tour Dates

    June 02, 2011 9:07 PM EDT Mexican star Cristian Castro, whose album "Viva El Príncipe" has been one of the year's biggest success stories, will launch the first leg of his U.S. tour, beginning July 28 at V Live in Chicago. Castro's "Viva El Príncip ...

  5. Classical Conductor Mackerras Dies At 84

    July 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Charles Mackerras, a gifted musician who conducted some of the world's leading orchestras, has died at the age of 84 after suffering from cancer, his agent said on Thursday (July 15). Born in New York state to Australian parents, Mackerras wa ...

  6. Opera Singer Dies Before Starring World Cup Role

    May 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A South African opera singer personally chosen by Nelson Mandela to sing at the World Cup 's opening ceremony has died two weeks before he was due to perform. Siphiwo Ntshebe , 34, an up-and-coming tenor known to local fans as the "new P ...

  7. Finnish Composer Saariaho Wins Sonning Music Prize

    February 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho has won Denmark's highest musical honor, the 600,000 kroner ($110,000) Sonning Music Prize. The award committee says Saariaho is "one of the most outstanding composers of our time." The Leonie Sonning ...

  8. 'Idol' Alum Jason Castro Plots Tour

    September 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jason Castro -- the original dark horse contestant on "American Idol" who finished fourth in 2008 -- is hitting the road for a national mall tour in support of his self-titled debut. The Texas singer-songwriter's trek begins Oct. ...

  9. Tito Jackson To Honor Brother On U.K. Dates

    August 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Tito Jackson, founder member of the Jackson 5, will pay tribute to his late brother Michael when he embarks on his debut solo U.K. tour, beginning Oct. 6 in Manchester, England. Calling at seven U.K. cities supporting former Motown labelmate Glady ...

  10. Mandela 'Anthem' Brings Birthday Cheer

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT South Africans may have been largely left out of the main celebration for Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday when London hosted a concert in his honor last month. But that hasn't stopped individual artists from paying tribute to the global i ...

  11. CARE To Honor John Legend

    June 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Singer John Legend will join the ranks of Nelson Mandela and Sir Elton John in receiving the CARE Humanitarian Award for Global Change this month. CARE, a Non-Profit organization, will honor Legend during their 62nd anniversary celebration, held i ...

  12. Channel V India Recruits Microsoft's Anand

    April 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mumbai-based cable-TV operator Star India said Mohit Anand will join Star's Channel V music station as GM on April 21. He replaces Amar K. Deb, who left the company in March to start an Internet venture. Anand will report to Star India CEO Ud ...

  13. Mandela To Attend London 46664 Summer Concert

    March 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST A 46664 concert in London's Hyde Park on June 27 will double-up as an early 90th birthday celebration for Nelson Mandela. The former South African President and Nobel Peace Prize winner revealed that his actual birthday -- on July 18th -- wil ...

  14. Artists Add Voices To 46664 Line-up

    October 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Crossover artist Johnny Clegg, Grammy winners Soweto Gospel Choir and ATO Records-signed Vusi Mahlasela are among the local stars who will take to the stage for the fifth 46664 concert, to be held Dec. 1 at Johannesburg's Ellis Park Stadium. ...

  15. Cuba's 'El Guayabero' Dies At 95

    March 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Faustino Oramas, the last surviving member of a comic street music tradition popular in the Oriente region of eastern Cuban, died Tuesday of liver cancer aged 95 in his hometown of Holguin, eastern Cuba. Cuban state television said acting presiden ...

  16. Kissin Signs With EMI Classics

    March 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Famed Russian pianist Evgeny Kissin has joined the EMI Classics roster. His first release for label will be "Schumann Piano Concerto In A minor Op.54," and "Mozart Piano Concerto In C minor K.491 No.24" with the London Symphony ...

  17. Zeppelin, Gergiev Win Polar Music Prize

    May 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Led Zeppelin and conductor/artistic director Valery Gergiev were awarded the 15th annual Polar Music Prize on Monday (May 22) by His Majesty King Carl Gustaf XVI of Sweden. Led Zeppelin and conductor/artistic director Valery Gergiev were awarded t ...

  18. Zeppelin, Gergiev Win Polar Music Prize

    May 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Led Zeppelin and conductor/artistic director Valery Gergiev were awarded the 15th annual Polar Music Prize on Monday (May 22) by His Majesty King Carl Gustaf XVI of Sweden. Led Zeppelin and conductor/artistic director Valery Gergiev were awarded t ...

  19. French songwriter Marly Dies At 88

    February 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST French songwriter Anna Marly died yesterday (Feb. 15) in her house in Alaska at the age of 88. During her career Marly wrote more than 300 songs, but she is best known for having penned the song "Chan French songwriter Anna Marly died yesterd ...

  20. French songwriter Marly Dies At 88

    February 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Wrote resistance anthem 'Chant des Partisans.' French songwriter Anna Marly died yesterday (Feb. 15) in her house in Alaska at the age of 88. During her career Marly wrote more than 300 songs, but she is best known for having penned the ...

  21. French Copyright Bill To Be 'Clarified'

    January 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST New text to be presented in February. French Minister of Culture and Communication Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres is expected to present a "clarified" digital copyright bill before the Parliament in the coming weeks. The debate over the cont ...

  22. Zeppelin, Gergiev Win Polar Music Prize

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Previous winners include McCartney, Elton John. Legendary rock act Led Zeppelin and Russian conductor and artistic director Valery Gergiev were named laureates of the prestigious Polar Music Prize for 2006 yesterday (Nov. 7) in Stockholm by Ake Ho ...

  23. Zeppelin, Gergiev Win Polar Music Prize

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Previous winners include McCartney, Elton John. Legendary rock act Led Zeppelin and Russian conductor and artistic director Valery Gergiev were named laureates of the prestigious Polar Music Prize for 2006 yesterday (Nov. 7) in Stockholm by Ake Ho ...

  24. Artists Support Mandela AIDS Drive

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Nelson Mandela joined movie and music stars on Saturday (March 19) at an international concert to raise funds for women in South Africa suffering from HIV/AIDS. Nelson Mandela joined movie and music stars on Saturday (March 19) at an international ...

  25. Artists Support Mandela AIDS Drive

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Nelson Mandela joined movie and music stars on Saturday (March 19) at an international concert to raise funds for women in South Africa suffering from HIV/AIDS. Nelson Mandela joined movie and music stars on Saturday (March 19) at an international ...

  26. Latin Notas

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Salsa singer Tito Nieves aims to lose 100 pounds, then write a book about the experience. Read Leila Cobo's column. Salsa singer Tito Nieves aims to lose 100 pounds, then write a book about the experience. Read Leila Cobo's column. News ...

  27. South Africa To Stage Second 46664 Concert

    December 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Proceeds to benefit Nelson Mandela Foundation. Proceeds to benefit Nelson Mandela Foundation. News ...

  28. South Africa To Stage Second 46664 Concert

    December 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST A second concert benefiting the Nelson Mandela Foundation's 46664 campaign in the fight against AIDS is set for March 19 at Fancourt in South Africa. The focus of this year's concert will be women and A second concert benefiting the Nels ...

  29. South Africa To Stage Second 46664 Concert

    December 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST A second concert benefiting the Nelson Mandela Foundation's 46664 campaign in the fight against AIDS is set for March 19 at Fancourt in South Africa. The focus of this year's concert will be women and A second concert benefiting the Nels ...

  30. EMI Celebrates Cellist Rostropovich

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI paid tribute yesterday (Nov. 1) to Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, who celebrated 50 years recording for the company. EMI paid tribute yesterday (Nov. 1) to Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, who celebrated 50 years recording for th ...

  31. EMI Celebrates Cellist Rostropovich

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI paid tribute yesterday (Nov. 1) to Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, who celebrated 50 years recording for the company. EMI paid tribute yesterday (Nov. 1) to Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, who celebrated 50 years recording for th ...

  32. Fischer-Dieskau, Gil Get Polar Prize

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Honors to be presented May 23. German baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Brazilian composer/musician/singer Gilberto Gil are the winners of the Polar Music Prize 2005, the Royal Swedish Academy of Music in Stockholm announced today (Oct. 25). T ...

  33. EMI To Issue Posthumous Fassie Compilation

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music is to release a compilation of hits from the late South African singer, Brenda Fassie, who died in May this year. EMI will donate all proceeds from album sales to the Nelson Mandela Foundati EMI Music is to release a compilation of hits ...

  34. EMI To Issue Posthumous Fassie Compilation

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music is to release a compilation of hits from the late South African singer, Brenda Fassie, who died in May this year. EMI will donate all proceeds from album sales to the Nelson Mandela Foundati EMI Music is to release a compilation of hits ...

  35. Great Wall Of China To Host Pop Concert

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Alicia Keys is first confirmed performer. Alicia Keys is the first confirmed performer for the inaugural international pop music concert to be staged at the Great Wall of China. Wall of Hope China 2004 will take place Sept. 25 at the Wall's J ...

  36. Second 46664 AIDS Benefit Planned

    June 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A second all-star 46664 concert, this time with mainly Latin artists, is to be held at the Les Foietes Stadium in Benidorm, Spain, on August 21. A second all-star 46664 concert, this time with mainly Latin artists, is to be held at the Les Foietes ...

  37. Second 46664 AIDS Benefit Planned

    June 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Spain to host 46664 Latino on August 21. A second all-star 46664 concert, this time with mainly Latin artists, is to be held at the Les Foietes Stadium in Benidorm, Spain, on Aug. 21. The "46664 Latino" event follows the initial 46664 co ...

  38. French Industry Mourns Roda-Gil's Passing

    June 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT One of France's most celebrated lyricists of the past four decades, Etienne Roda-Gil, died on May 31 of a stroke. He was 62. French president Jacques Chirac called him "a lyricist of genius" and descr One of France's most celeb ...

  39. French Industry Mourns Roda-Gil's Passing

    June 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT One of France's most celebrated lyricists of the past four decades, Etienne Roda-Gil, died on May 31 of a stroke. He was 62. French president Jacques Chirac called him "a lyricist of genius" and descr One of France's most celeb ...

  40. TBS To Air Trumpet Awards Show

    February 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST TBS will air the Trumpet Awards -- which herald the accomplishments of African-Americans in politics, business, law and the arts -- on Feb. 21. TBS will air the Trumpet Awards -- which herald the accomplishments of African-Americans in politics, b ...

  41. Star-Packed Event Boosts World AIDS Day

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Organizers of the Nelson Mandela-inspired "46664" AIDS-awareness and fundraising campaign are claiming the biggest TV and radio audience for any single music event. Organizers of the Nelson Mandela-inspired "46664" AIDS-awarene ...