New Orleans

  1. Fox Vows To Promote Again In New Oreleans

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "I'm not going to turn my back on the city now." Veteran Big Easy promoter Don Fox, president of Beaver Productions, says he will again promote concerts in New Orleans, although he predicts it could be many months away. "I' ...

  2. Country Stars Sign On For Katrina Benefit

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Strait, Chesney slated for October concert. George Strait, Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Martina McBride and Willie Nelson have signed on for "One Country," an Oct. 1 Hurricane Katrina relief concert at Reliant Stadium in Houston. CMT wil ...

  3. Prine, Miller Top Americana Awards

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran roots-music artists Buddy Miller and John Prine took the top honors at the Americana Music Assn.'s fourth annual Americana Honors & Awards, held Sept. 9 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. Veteran roots-music artists Buddy M ...

  4. 'Gatemouth' Brown Dies At 81

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Weakened by lung cancer and devastated by the destruction of his beloved New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina, Grammy Award-winning singer and guitarist Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown died in Texas this weeke Weakened by lung cancer and devastat ...

  5. The Music Industry Reponds To Katrina

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Updated: Friday, Sept. 16. While the devastating impact from Hurricane Katrina is still being assessed, the music industry continues to respond with a variety of donations, charitable events and assistance. Here is a short list of Web sites where ...

  6. Bush Nominates Roberts To Succeed Rehnquist

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT President George W. Bush nominated conservative appeals court judge John Roberts on Sept. 5 to replace the late William Rehnquist as Supreme Court chief justice, the top judicial position in the Unite WASHINGTON, D.C. (Reuters) -- President George ...

  7. N.O. Mayor: 'Get Off Your Asses'

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Gov't disaster response coming 'too late.' WWL radio and the United Radio Broadcasters of New Orleans network of stations broadcast an interview Thursday night (Sept. 1) with New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin who said, in no uncertain ter ...

  8. McGraw, Connick Sign On For Relief Telethon

    September 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Scheduled for Sept. 2 on NBC, MSNBC and CNBC. NBC Universal will stage "A Concert for Hurricane Relief" tonight (Sept. 2) to raise funds for those suffering in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Country superstar Tim McGraw, jazz trumpeter W ...

  9. Top Stars Join Multi-Network Katrina Benefit

    September 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Green Day, Usher, Alicia Keys to appear. Green Day, Usher, Alicia Keys, Dave Matthews Band, Rob Thomas, Ludacris, Gretchen Wilson, John Mellencamp and Linkin Park's Chester Bennington are the first acts confirmed to appear at a live performan ...

  10. New Orleans Radio Unites To Keep News On Air

    September 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Broadcasting alliance vows to keep city informed. Radio broadcasters in and around New Orleans are uniting to keep the city, and the world, informed of what's really happening right now in the ravaged city. It's a joint effort with a pro ...

  11. Reports: Domino Plucked From New Orleans Flood

    September 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rock 'n' roll pioneer Fats Domino has been rescued from the floodwaters of his New Orleans hometown, allaying fears that he may have perished in the grim aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, news reports s Rock 'n' roll pioneer Fats ...

  12. Fats Domino Is Missing in New Orleans

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Agent unable to contact him since Sunday. Fats Domino was missing Thursday, days after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, said his longtime agent, Al Embry. Embry told The Associated Press that he hadn't been able to contact Domino sin ...

  13. Katrina Ravages Tour Biz

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Baton Rouge performance of Disney Live cancelled. Hurricane Katrina has made its presence felt among venues in the Gulf Coast region. Among the large venues in the region impacted by Katrina are the Louisiana Superdome; New Orleans Arena and Keife ...

  14. Green Day Dominates MTV Video Music Awards

    August 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Green Day continued its charmed year by dominating the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards tonight (Aug. 28) at Miami's American Airlines Arena. The group's video for "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" won six awar Green Day continued its ch ...

  15. Hurricane Dennis Impacts Southeast Tours

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Kelly Clarkson forced to postpone shows. Kelly Clarkson's run through the Gulf of Mexico region was rudely interrupted by Hurricane Dennis, forcing the postponement of a July 10 show at the Keifer UNO Lakefront Arena in New Orleans and a July ...

  16. John Mayer Trio Plans Fall Tour

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Opening for Rolling Stones in D.C., Philly. John Mayer will join forces on tour with drummer Steve Jordan (Bruce Springsteen, Rolling Stones) and bassist Pino Palladino (the Who, Jeff Beck) in a new venture known as the John Mayer Trio. Ray LaMont ...

  17. 'Idol' Finalist Tapped As Plus-Size Model

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Kimberley Locke to promote Seven7 Jean. Women's plus-size fashion retailer Lane Bryant has tapped "American Idol" finalist and Curb recording artist Kimberley Locke to help promote the plus-size Seven7 Jean Collection. Currently ava ...

  18. Destiny's Child To Split After Tour

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tour wraps Sept. 10 in Vancouver. Chart-topping R&B trio Destiny's Child will split after its North American tour which ends in the fall, a spokesperson confirms. Group member Kelly Rowland made the announcement on stage in Barcelona last ...

  19. Folk Alliance Selects New Executive Director

    May 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Louis Jay Meyers to assume position June 1. Non-profit organization the Folk Alliance has selected Louis Jay Meyers as its new executive director. Meyers will replace the outgoing Phyllis Barney, who will step down on June 1. Barney has held her p ...

  20. MTV2 Unveils New Content

    May 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Expanding on its "two-headed dog" <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/archivesearch/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000789179">re-launch in February</A>, MTV2 is unveiling new long-form music Expanding on i ...

  21. Carole King Returning To The Road

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tour will visit scaled down venues. Inspired by her 2004 tour, her first in over a decade, legendary singer/songwriter Carole King will return to the road this summer. The Living Room Tour 2005 will visit theaters and amphitheaters, which will be ...

  22. Carole King Returning To The Road

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tour will visit scaled down venues. Inspired by her 2004 tour, her first in over a decade, legendary singer/songwriter Carole King will return to the road this summer. The Living Room Tour 2005 will visit theaters and amphitheaters, which will be ...

  23. Superfly Sets JazzFest Lineup

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Wilco, Galactic, more to hit New Orleans. Superfly Productions has announced some of the bands for its ninth annual "Superfly During JazzFest" concert series. The concerts will take place April 21-May 1, concurrent with the festival, at ...

  24. Ryko-Affiliated MRI Signs Two

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST New York-based label group MRI has entered into a joint-venture with Ropeadope Records. MRI, whose releases are distributed by New York-based Ryko Distribution, has also reached a distribution agreeme LOS ANGELES -- New York-based label group MRI ...

  25. Ryko-Affiliated MRI Signs Two

    February 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST First releases due April 5. New York-based label group MRI has entered into a joint-venture with Ropeadope Records. MRI, whose releases are distributed by New York-based Ryko Distribution, has also reached a distribution agreement with England ...

  26. Destiny's, Keys, West Set For Essence Fest

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Event set for July 1-3 in New Orleans. The 11th Essence Festival, set for July 1-3 at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, will feature Destiny's Child, Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Jeffrey Osborne, Regina Belle ...

  27. Black Promoters Lose Discrimination Case

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST A U.S. District Court judge in New York has ruled in favor of a group of agents and promoters in a case brought against them by four African-American concert promoters who claimed they had faced discr NASHVILLE -- A U.S. District Court judge in Ne ...

  28. PACE Nixes Nashville River Stages

    January 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel Entertainment's Nashville operation, PACE Concerts, has pulled the plug on a 2005 version of its annual May riverfront music festival Nashville River Stages. Clear Channel Entertainment's Nashville operation, PACE Concerts, ...

  29. Black Promoters Lose Discrimination Case

    January 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST A U.S. District Court Judge in New York has ruled in favor of a group of agents and promoters in a case brought against them by four African-American concert promoters who claimed they had faced discr A U.S. District Court Judge in New York has ru ...

  30. Green Day Ready To Roll

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Green Day will embark on an extensive North American tour in support of its new Reprise album "American Idiot." New Found Glory and Sugarcult are also on the bill. Green Day will embark on an extensive North American tour in support of i ...

  31. Universities Offering Discounted Digital Music

    September 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Purdue, Tulane latest schools to get on board. Purdue University and Tulane University have joined a growing list of schools that provide legal, discounted access to digital music. The deals come by the way of Denver-based Cdigix, which provides d ...

  32. Universities Offering Discounted Digital Music

    September 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Purdue University and Tulane University have joined a growing list of schools that provide legal, discounted access to digital music. The deals come by the way of Denver-based Cdigix, which provides d Purdue University and Tulane University have j ...

  33. Rapper C-Murder Indicted In Shooting

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rapper C-Murder, who is already awaiting trial in Jefferson Parish, La., on murder charges, was indicted by a Baton Rouge grand jury on attempted second-degree murder charges in an unrelated case. Rapper C-Murder, who is already awaiting trial in ...

  34. Bonnaroo Scores High Gross, Attendance

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The third annual Bonnaroo, held June 11-13 in Manchester, Tenn., recorded the festival's best numbers yet for gross and attendance, but the death of two festival-goers cast a pall on the event's stron The third annual Bonnaroo, held June ...

  35. Cable Execs Decry FCC 'Censorship'

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Federal Communications Commission is determined to continue cracking down on indecent programming, criticism from cable operators notwithstanding. NEW ORLEANS (Hollywood Reporter)--The Federal Communications Commission is determined to continu ...

  36. Critics Blast 'Cable Guy' Al Gore

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT NEW ORLEANS (Hollywood Reporter--Now that Al Gore is officially a "Cable Guy," the industry is questioning his grasp of the business. The former vice president made a surprise appearance last Tuesday NEW ORLEANS (Hollywood Reporter--Now ...

  37. Producer Says He Was Forced To Inflate Film Budgets

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Film producer Elie Samaha says he was blackmailed into carrying out the budget-padding scheme that ultimately cost Intertainment Licensing more than $100 million. <br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> Harvard, Berkle ...

  38. Neville Brothers Put New Album On Back Porch

    April 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Neville Brothers have signed a licensing deal with Back Porch/Narada Records for the release of their next album. The Neville Brothers have signed a licensing deal with Back Porch/Narada Records for the release of their next album. The as-yet- ...

  39. Marketing Promotion For EMI's Mark Dunn

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Mark Dunn, who oversees EMI Music's DVD division, is now vice president of EMI Marketing. LONDON (Hollywood Reporter)--Mark Dunn, who oversees EMI Music's DVD division, is now vice president of EMI Marketing. He will oversee the company& ...

  40. CERTA Tackles Piracy This Week

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT WASHINGTON--Members of the newly-organized CERTA, the Coalition of Entertainment Retail Trade Associations, are meeting with members of Congress Tuesday (April 20) to drum up support to combat entert Virgin Artist Severs Ties On Contract Dispute B ...

  41. Academy To Name East, West Regional Execs

    April 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Recording Academy has restructured two positions in a move that has resulted in the departure of longtime New York executive director Jon Marcus. The Recording Academy has restructured two positions in a move that has resulted in the departure ...

  42. Artemis Picks Up Ropeadope For Distribution

    March 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Dirty Dozen Brass Band release due in May. Artemis Records has signed a long-term U.S. distribution deal with ropeadope music. Originally handled by Caroline, New York-based ropeadope was most recently distributed by Atlantic Records. Founded by A ...

  43. Prince Set To Tour, But Label Is Up In The Air

    February 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Prince next month will embark on his first major tour in six years. He also has a new album, "Musicology," but a label deal remains up in the air. Prince next month will embark on his first major tour in six years. He also has a new albu ...

  44. Body Head Inks Rapper Choppa

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST New Orleans-based MC signs five-album deal. New Orleans-based MC signs five-album deal. News ...

  45. Body Head Inks Rapper Choppa

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Body Head Entertainment, the label founded by U.S. boxing champ Roy Jones Jr., has signed New Orleans-based rapper Choppa to a five-album deal. Choppa was previously signed to Take Fo'/New No Limit, w Body Head Entertainment, the label founde ...

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