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  1. Youssou N'dour Named Senegal's Culture & Tourism Minister

    April 05, 2012 7:48 AM EDT DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Senegalese state television reports that world music icon Youssou N'dour has been named the West African country's minister for culture and tourism. Youssou Ndour Announces Bid for President of Senegal The announce ...

  2. Foo Fighters, Eagles, Tom Petty Announced For 2012 New Orleans Jazz Fest

    December 14, 2011 8:53 AM EST NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The Eagles, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, the Foo Fighters and John Mayer are among the headliners to perform at next year's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. It will be the first year the Eagles and Tom Petty ...

  3. Hindi Zahra Snags France's Constantin Prize

    November 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST French Moroccan singer songwriter Hindi Zahra has won France's Prix Constantin music prize with debut album "Handmade" (Blue Note/EMI). The award was presented during a ceremony at the Olympia venue in Paris. The prize jury was comp ...

  4. French Victoires Ceremony Boosts Artist Sales

    March 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST The 25th French Victoires de la Musique awards ceremony increased its TV audience, attracting an average of 3.2 million viewers compared with 3 million last year. Three artists won two awards at the ceremony including Benjamin Biolay, who joined i ...

  5. 'Saving OurSelves' Telethon Brings More Pleas, Help for Haiti

    February 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST Nearly a month after a devastating earthquake, shock gave way Friday night to a celebration of Haitian culture and pride. Wyclef Jean opened the "SOS Saving OurSelves - Help for Haiti" concert and telethon with the Haitian Creole phrase ...

  6. Wyclef Jean Defends His Haiti Charity

    January 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Haitian-born rapper Wyclef Jean spoke out Saturday in defense of his foundation after charity screening groups raised concerns about its accounting practices. Jean said he was baffled by the timing and nature of criticism of The Wyclef Jean Founda ...

  7. Wyclef Jean Calls For Action On Haiti Disaster

    January 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST Wyclef Jean has called on the international community to offer emergency assistance to Haiti, which was hit by a 7.0-magnitude earthquake. Thousands may have died as a result of the quake, which hit the Caribbean nation around 5pm ET on Tuesday (J ...

  8. President Sarkozy Pays Tribute To Alain Bashung

    March 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT French pop-rock legend Alain Bashung died aged 61 of lung cancer on March 14 in Paris, his agent Garance Productions said in a statement. The multi-platinum artist received three awards at the Victoires de la Musique ceremony, which was televised ...

  9. Nigeria Hosts Expanded ThisDay Fest

    June 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT African music will form the foundation of Nigeria's expanded ThisDay festival, which begins in Lagos on July 13 with Senegal's Youssou N'Dour leading the charge. Organizers report that this year's third annual event at the This ...

  10. Raphaël Leads France's Victoires Awards

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST With three awards, singer/songwriter Raphaël dominated France's music awards ceremony Les Victoires de la Musique on Saturday (March 4), in a show which heralded the rise of the new French scene. With three awards, singer/songwriter ...

  11. Raphaël Leads France's Victoires Awards

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST With three awards, singer/songwriter Raphaël dominated France's music awards ceremony Les Victoires de la Musique on Saturday (March 4), in a show which heralded the rise of the new French scene. With three awards, singer/songwriter ...

  12. French Victoires Highlight New Talent

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST A new generation of domestic acts is dominating the nominations listings for this year's French music awards Victoires de la Musique, which were unveiled yesterday (Feb. 6) in Paris. A new generation of domestic acts is dominating the nominat ...

  13. French Victoires Highlight New Talent

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST A new generation of domestic acts is dominating the nominations listings for this year's French music awards Victoires de la Musique, which were unveiled yesterday (Feb. 6) in Paris. A new generation of domestic acts is dominating the nominat ...

  14. Hyperion Loses Copyright Appeal

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sawkins judgment 'will affect all classical companies. British classical label Hyperion Records has lost its defence of the copyright case brought against it by composer Dr Lionel Sawkins. Sawkins, of Beckenham, England, is known for his adap ...

  15. M Dominates French Music Awards

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST With four awards, pop artist M was the big winner at the 20th edition of France's Victoires de la Musique, held Saturday (March 5) at the Zenith concert hall in Paris. With four awards, pop artist M was the big winner at the 20th edition of F ...

  16. M Dominates French Music Awards

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pop act takes four Victoires. With four awards, pop artist M was the big winner at the 20th edition of France's Victoires de la Musique, held Saturday (March 5) at the Zenith concert hall in Paris. The Delabel/EMI-signed artist won for best m ...

  17. French Singer Bachelet Dies At 60

    February 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST French popular singer Pierre Bachelet, who died Feb. 15, will be buried tomorrow (Feb. 22) in the city of Saint-Tropez, on the Riviera. French popular singer Pierre Bachelet, who died Feb. 15, will be buried tomorrow (Feb. 22) in the city of Saint ...

  18. French Singer Bachelet Dies At 60

    February 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST French popular singer Pierre Bachelet, who died Feb. 15, will be buried tomorrow (Feb. 22) in the city of Saint-Tropez, on the Riviera. French popular singer Pierre Bachelet, who died Feb. 15, will be buried tomorrow (Feb. 22) in the city of Saint ...

  19. M Leads Victoires Nominations

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST New artists dominate French nods. New French talents dominate the nominations for this year's Victoires de la Musique. Singer/songwriter M (real name Matthieu Chedid) leads the list for the 20th edition of the French music awards. He picked u ...

  20. French Industry Promotes Legal Downloads

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST The French music industry has launched a national billboard campaign urging consumers to download music legally. The French music industry has launched a national billboard campaign urging consumers to download music legally. A previous campaign i ...

  21. French Acts Record Tsunami Fund-Raiser

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST More than 60 French-speaking acts have recorded a fund-raising song for victims of the Asian tsunami. More than 60 French-speaking acts have recorded a fund-raising song for victims of the Asian tsunami. The artists regrouped as Artistes Solidaire ...

  22. French Acts Record Tsunami Fund-Raiser

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST More than 60 French-speaking acts have recorded a fund-raising song for victims of the Asian tsunami. More than 60 French-speaking acts have recorded a fund-raising song for victims of the Asian tsunami. The artists regrouped as Artistes Solidaire ...

  23. Canada's Roger Desjardins Dies

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Longtime Canadian label executive Roger Desjardins died yesterday (April 25) of unknown causes at his home in Toronto. He was 61. Longtime Canadian label executive Roger Desjardins died yesterday (April 25) of unknown causes at his home in Toronto ...

  24. Universal Music Buys Trema

    February 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST French independent label Trema, home to some of the biggest names in chanson française, has been bought out for an undisclosed sum by Universal Music France. French independent label Trema, home to some of the biggest names in chanson fra ...