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  1. L.A. Reid to Be Honored at Pre-Grammy Gala; Quincy Jones and Al Schmitt at P&E Wing Event

    December 18, 2012 11:30 AM EST Clive Davis and the Recording Academy will present the annual Pre-Grammy Gala on Saturday, Feb. 9, at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif., the evening before the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, the Academy announced this morning. As part of the ...

  2. Billy Taylor, Jazz Musician, Dies at 89

    December 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Billy Taylor, a leading jazz musician and composer who introduced the genre to wider audiences as a TV broadcaster, teacher and booster of new talent, died Tuesday in New York of heart failure, age 89. The Kennedy Center for the performing arts in ...

  3. Natalie Cole Named ELLA Award Honoree

    May 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Natalie Cole will be this year's ELLA Award honoree at the Society of Singers' annual ceremony June 1 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Cole joins such previous ELLA Award recipients as namesake Ella Fitzgerald, Elton John, Cel ...

  4. Music Briefs: Jackson 5, James Brown, Ella Fitzgerald, Apollo Theater and More

    April 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- The Jackson 5, James Brown, Ella Fitzgerald and the Supremes are among the pivotal performances showcased as part of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture's upcoming exhibition: "Ain't Not ...

  5. Royal Albert Hall Unveils New Venue

    September 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Royal Albert Hall in London is to re-open its Elgar Room as a new purpose-built performance space on Oct. 14. The room has undergone a £1 million ($1.65 million) refurbishment that includes the installation of a state-of-the-art sound system, ...

  6. Apollo Theater Plans 75th Anniversary Celebration

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Apollo Theater will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a benefit tribute concert and an awards ceremony, among other festivities, on June 8 at the historic venue. Hosted by comedian/actor/radio personality Steve Harvey, the gala will feature ...

  7. Nobs Named MIDEM Personality Of The Year

    November 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Former Warner exec founded Montreux Jazz Festival. Claude Nobs, founder/CEO of the iconic Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, is to be honored as the personality of the year at the MIDEM international music industry confab on Jan. 22 at Cannes, ...

  8. Apollo Theater Fete Headed To DVD

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Warner inks deal for fitness videos. The Apollo Theater Foundation's 70th anniversary celebration will debut on DVD Sept. 14 from Rhino Home Video, it was announced at the Video Software Dealers Assn. (VSDA) convention in Las Vegas. The DVD, ...