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  1. Neil Young Added to New Orleans Jazz Fest

    February 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST 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. Jazz Fest producer Quint Davis sa ...

  2. 2009 Grammy Award Winners

    February 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Below, the full list of winners from the 51st Annual Grammy Awards held Feb. 8 at the Staples Center in L.A. For full coverage of this year's Grammys click here . The winners: Record Of The Year - "Please Read The Letter" Robert Pla ...

  3. The 2009 Grammys: What You Didn't See On TV

    February 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST - With Alison Krauss' five Grammys on the night, she now has an astonishing 26 total Grammy wins. It makes her the most-winning woman of all time (a title she even held before tonight's haul) -- and is one behind Quincy Jones' livin ...

  4. Plant/Krauss, Lil Wayne Win Big At 51st Grammys

    February 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST Robert Plant and Alison Krauss were the big winners at the 51st annual Grammy Awards at Los Angeles' Staples Center, tallying five trophies, including album of the year for the Rounder project "Raising Sand" and record of the year f ...

  5. Pearl Jam Pumped Up To Hit The Studio

    February 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam is about to hit the studio for a two-week session in Los Angeles with producer Brendan O'Brien as it continues work on its ninth studio album, which the band plans to self-release in the United States. After laying down some instrum ...

  6. Bon Jovi Added To Jazz Fest Lineup

    February 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bon Jovi has been added to the lineup of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this spring. The rock act will make its first appearance at the festival on May 2. Bon Jovi joins previously announced per ...

  7. Disturbed Drafts Killswitch, Lacuna Coil For Tour

    January 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST The 2009 installment of Disturbed's Music As A Weapon trek has been expanded into a full-fledged festival tour. The 38-city Music As A Weapon IV Festival will feature two stages of hard rock and metal acts, traveling tattoo artists, extreme s ...

  8. Death Cab For Cutie Readies Spring Tour

    January 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST Death Cab For Cutie will begin a spring tour April 7 at the Tower Theatre in Upper Darby, Pa. Cold War Kids will support in April, with Matt Costa taking over for dates in May. Ra Ra Riot will open all shows. Exclusive fan club pre-sales begin Wed ...

  9. Lil Wayne Accused Of Copyright Infringement

    December 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST Lawyers for rapper Lil Wayne are seeking more time to turn over documents in response to a lawsuit that accuses the award-winning recording artist of copyright infringement. A federal lawsuit filed in May claims Lil Wayne didn’t have permission to ...

  10. Jazz Fest Turns 40 With Star-Packed Bill

    December 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival will celebrate its 40th anniversary this spring with a star-studded lineup featuring Aretha Franklin, Dave Matthews Band, Wilco, James Taylor, Wynton Marsalis, Kings Of Leon, Tony Bennett, the Neville B ...

  11. Britney Spears Plots 'Circus' Tour

    December 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST As first tipped here in October, Britney Spears will embark on her first arena tour in five years next spring. The "Circus Starring Britney Spears" jaunt begins March 3 in New Orleans, with support from the Pussycat Dolls. Spears will st ...

  12. Nickelback Plots 2009 Tour

    November 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Nickelback will begin a North American tour Feb. 25 in Nashville in support of its just-released Roadrunner album "Dark Horse." Tickets go on sale Dec. 5 via LiveNation.com, but Nickelback fan club members get first crack on Friday (Nov. ...

  13. Fats Domino Documentary To Air On PBS

    November 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fats Domino lost his sprawling yellow-and-white house in Hurricane Katrina and with it, the keepsakes of an extraordinary career that took him from New Orleans honky-tonks to worldwide hitmaker. When Katrina swamped his Lower 9th Ward neighborhood ...

  14. Motley Crue Gears Up For North American Tour

    November 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mötley Crüe will follow up this past summer's Crüe Fest amphitheater tour with a North American arena trek, beginning Feb. 2, 2009, at Cox Arena in San Diego and wrapping March 18 at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland, Maine. Alon ...

  15. Jazz Veteran Al Gallodoro Dies

    October 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Al Gallodoro, a jazz saxophonist who also played clarinet and bass clarinet, and who enjoyed a long association performing with the orchestral leader Paul Whiteman, passed away peacefully in Oneonta, New York, Oct. 4 due to old age complications. ...

  16. Lil Wayne Already Recording 'Tha Carter IV'

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT His latest album, "Tha Carter III," has only been out since May, but Lil Wayne is already recording its follow-up. According to his blog on ESPN.com , the rapper is in the studio working on "Tha Carter IV" as well as a new mixt ...

  17. Lupe Fiasco Readies Tour

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Lupe Fiasco will kick off a US tour Friday. The MC also recently released a remix of his last single, "Paris, Tokyo" featuring Q-Tip, Sarah Green and Pharrell along with a jazz remix, crafted by Chris Paultre, via his Myspace page . Here ...

  18. Putumayo Expands Jazz Catalog

    September 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Putumayo World Music gets into the holiday spirit with the Oct. 28 release of “A Jazz & Blues Christmas.” Among the jazz and blues artists featured on the 10-track set are B.B. King (“Christmas Celebration”), Ray Charles (“Rudolph the Red-Nose ...

  19. New Orleans Band Helms Music-Driven Disney Series

    August 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Using alternative rock to help introduce creative problem-solving skills to preschoolers: that’s the premise behind the Disney Channel’s “Imagination Movers,” a music-driven live-action series. Starring the New Orleans rock band of the same name, ...

  20. Young Jeezy Sets Date For 'The Recession'

    July 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Young Jeezy has set a Sept. 2 release date for his new CTE/Def Jam album, "The Recession." In support, the rapper will kick off a three-week promo tour Aug. 10 in Houston. The new album's first single, "Put On," sits at No ...

  21. Nas Reveals North American Run

    July 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In between performance dates on this summer's Rock the Bells tour, rapper Nas will embark on a 21-date North American tour in support of his new untitled album, due tomorrow (July 15) via Def Jam. The trek visits primarily clubs and theaters, ...

  22. Vans Warped Tour Cleans Up Louisiana

    June 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT About two weeks into this year's 14th annual Vans Warped Tour, approximately 100 artists, crew members and sponsors will use a day off to help rebuild hurricane-torn communities in southwest Louisiana. Between Warped stops in Houston and Atla ...

  23. Death Cab, Badu, Wyclef Join Voodoo Experience Bill

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Death Cab For Cutie, Erykah Badu, Wyclef Jean, Panic At The Disco, Joss Stone, Lupe Fiasco and Dashboard Confessional are among the top names joining headliners R.E.M., Nine Inch Nails and Stone Temple Pilots at the tenth Voodoo Experience, to be ...

  24. R&B/Hip-Hop Briefs: Motown, Essence Festival, Wyclef

    May 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Brooklyn, NY-based Purpose Music Group has signed a digital distribution and marketing agreement with San Francisco-based InGrooves . The first Purpose digital release under the new pact will be Angela Johnson's "Let Me Know" feat ...

  25. Univision Prepares Major VOD Push

    May 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Univision Communications, beginning January 2009, will offer more than 1,000 hours of video on demand that will include sports, news, movies and entertainment previously televised on its two broadcast networks, Univision and TeleFutura, and its ca ...

  26. Lil Wayne To Close BET Awards, Eyes Film Role

    May 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Lil Wayne is not only set to close the June 24 BET Awards with a performance, but he's also in talks to appear in the film "The Fast and Furious 4." "I'm really excited that Usher is opening the show," BET exec ...

  27. Touring Briefs: Carlos Mencia, Hot Chip, Bonnaroo

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Stand-up comedian Carlos Mencia will launch an 80-city tour, beginning July 26 at Morrison, Colo.'s Red Rocks Amphitheater. The trek -- dubbed Bud Light Presents Carlos Mencia: At Close Range -- is being produced by Live Nation and Icon Ent ...

  28. Top Five Tours To See

    May 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT While all the attention is focused on the superstar megatreks, there are always some tours that rise up and makes a lasting impression. These "sleeper" tours can take place at any level, indoors or out, clubs, arenas, theaters, ballrooms ...

  29. New Orleans Sings Praise As Neville Brothers Reunite

    May 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Neville Brothers, who traditionally help close out the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, returned to the big stage Sunday for the first time since Hurricane Katrina flooded and wrecked their homes, along with 80 percent of the city. Th ...

  30. Lil Wayne To Star In 'Patriots'

    May 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Lil Wayne will star in the Weinstein Co.'s sports film "Patriots" alongside Forest Whitaker and Bow Wow. The rapper will play a character named Lamont, a student from a New Orleans high school who is skeptical of the school's n ...

  31. R.E.M., NIN, STP Set For Voodoo Music Experience

    April 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Modern rock titans R.E.M., Nine Inch Nails and Stone Temple Pilots will headline the 10th Voodoo Music Experience, Billbord.com can reveal. The event will be held Oct. 24-26 at New Orleans' City Park; tickets begin going on sale Friday (May 2 ...

  32. DeVaughn, Michele Plan 'Art Of Love' Outing

    April 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT R&B singers Raheem DeVaughn and Chrisette Michele are hitting the road for their "Art of Love" tour beginning May 22. Hair care brand Mizani will support Michele during her performances in San Francisco, Las Vegas, Atlanta and Miami, ...

  33. Roger Waters, MMJ Close Coachella 2008

    April 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With the help of pyrotechnic blasts and a large inflatable pig, Pink Floyd principal Roger Waters closed the ninth annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival last night (April 27), with a set that included Pink Floyd classics "Mother,& ...

  34. Roger Waters, MMJ Close Coachella 2008

    April 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With the help of pyrotechnic blasts and a large inflatable pig, Pink Floyd principal Roger Waters closed the ninth annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival last night (April 27), with a set that included Pink Floyd classics "Mother,& ...

  35. Keys Brings 'As I Am' To North America

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Alicia Keys will begin a North American leg of her "As I Am" tour on April 19 in Hampton, Va. Ne-Yo and Jordin Sparks will join Keys on the trek, which is sponsored by Lexus and wraps on June 18 at Madison Square Garden in New York. New ...

  36. Cosby Formally Unveils Hip-Hop Project

    April 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Formal details about Bill Cosby’s upcoming hip-hop album are finally emerging. Billboard.biz has learned exclusively that the comedian/actor/author will serve as executive producer and co-writer on “Cosby Narratives Vol. 1: State of Emergency.” Th ...

  37. Lil Wayne's 'Tha Carter III' Pushed To June

    April 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Lil Wayne's oft-delayed "Tha Carter III" is now slated for June 10 via Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Motown. The new release date comes just over two weeks after the album was given a May 13 street date. According to a label rep, ...

  38. T-Pain Readies First National Headlining Trek

    March 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT T-Pain has announced his first national headlining tour, "T-Pain and Family Playlist." T-Pain will use the tour to introduce his fans to his record label, Nappy Boy, and it's artists; singer Jay Lyriq, rapper Tay Dizm and the female ...

  39. Lil Wayne Announces Official 'Carter III' Release Date

    March 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Lil Wayne's oft-delayed "Tha Carter III" album will at last be released on May 13 via Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Motown. The album's first single, "Lollipop," produced by Jim Jonsin and featuring Static Major, i ...

  40. Lloyd 'Does It' With New Album

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Singer-songwriter Lloyd is prepping the release of his upcoming third album, "Lesson In Love," scheduled for a July 15 release via The Inc./Universal Motown. The first single, "How We Do It," featuring Ludacris, is co-written b ...

  41. The Roots Head Stateside

    March 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Roots' current trek behind their upcoming album "Rising Down" is in full swing and will carry the band through spots in the midwest, Canada, Texas, the East Coast and New Orleans, before wrapping in New Jersey in August. The ban ...

  42. Touring Briefs: Raven-Symone, Summer Camp Fest, Essence Fest

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT -- Actress/singer Raven-Symoné will embark on a 55-date U.S. arena tour, beginning April 26 at Orlando, Fla.'s UCF Arena, and wrapping July 13 at Sacramento, Calif.'s ARCO Arena. The nationwide "Pajama Party" trek, produced by ...

  43. Rapper Juvenile's Daughter Killed in Ga.

    March 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST A 17-year-old boy has been charged with murder in the fatal shootings of his mother and her two little girls, one of whom was rap star Juvenile's 4-year-old daughter. Anthony Tyrone Terrell Jr. was charged Friday in the deaths at the family h ...

  44. Dr. John, Knight Added To Poderosa Line-Up

    February 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Dr. John and Jean Knight have been added to the bill of this year's seventh annual Ponderosa Stomp Music Conference, set for April 29-30 at the House of Blues and the Parish in New Orleans. The artists will perform alongside Wardell Quezergue ...

  45. NBA Drafts Connick Jr., Marsalis For All-Star Game

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Singer/pianist Harry Connick Jr. and classical saxophonist Branford Marsalis have been tapped to perform during the 57th NBA All-Star Game at the New Orleans Arena on Feb. 17. Marsalis will perform big band melodies with the Rebirth Brass Band dur ...

  46. Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige Reveal Tour Plans

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z and Mary J. Blige will tour this spring in what will be one of the most potent urban music bills in recent memory. The "Heart of the City" outing begins March 22 in Miami. And while a full itinerary is still coming together, the ar ...

  47. Stevie, Billy, Jimmy Join Together For Jazz Fest

    January 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel and Jimmy Buffett are among the dozens of acts set to appear at New Orleans' annual Jazz & Heritage Festival this spring. The Shell-sponsored event will be held April 25-27 and May 1-4 at the city's Fair Gro ...

  48. Van Halen Beefs Up 2008 Itinerary

    November 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Van Halen has added 23 new U.S. dates to its reunion tour with original lead singer David Lee Roth, extending the trek into April. Beyond the five shows added in mid-November , the Live Nation-produced trek featuring Roth, Eddie and Alex Van Halen ...

  49. Voodoo Attendance Hits All-Time High

    October 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT This year's ninth annual Voodoo Music Experience, held Oct. 26-28 at New Orleans' City Park, drew approximately 150,000 concertgoers, again breaking past attendance records, according to Stephen Rehage, the festival's founder and pr ...

  50. Hispanic Women Power 25

    October 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In selecting the 25 Hispanic Women in Entertainment, The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard focused exclusively on behind-the-scenes players within the film, TV and music industries and only included performers who are also active as producers, writ ...

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