Scottsdale

  1. 6 Questions with Jackie Evancho

    October 15, 2012 7:10 AM EDT Every 10 years or so, classical pop artists have a major crossover breakthrough like Josh Groban, Il Divo and Andrea Bocelli. Jackie Evancho is having one of those breakthroughs. Since finishing second on NBC's "America's Got Tal ...

  2. Fender Decides Against Initial Public Offering

    July 20, 2012 10:31 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- The guitar-maker Fender, finding itself playing before a hostile crowd, is reversing course on becoming a publicly traded company. The company, whose guitars have been wielded by Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen and set afire by Ji ...

  3. Fender Guitar Makers Prepare To Go Public

    June 21, 2012 4:30 PM EDT For Sergio Vallin of popular Mexican rock band ManĂ¡, Fender guitars are the only way to go. "It's the Rolls-Royce of guitars," Vallin says. "It's versatile, and so easy on the fingers." A fan of Fender products since ...

  4. Music Exec Murray Deutch Dies

    October 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Murray Deutch, a longtime music industry executive who helped propel Buddy Holly and the Crickets to stardom, died Oct. 2 in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was 90. Deutch's survivors include son Howard Deutch, the director of such films as "Pretty ...

  5. Randall, Named Fender Stratocaster Guitar, Dies

    January 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST Don Randall, the marketing dynamo who gave Fender's Stratocaster guitar its name and led the brand to onstage ubiquity, has died. He was 91. Randall died of age-related causes Dec. 23 at his home in Santa Ana, his son, Tim, told the Los Angel ...

  6. Pickler, Swift Big Winners At CMT Music Awards

    April 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT She wasn't in the house, but Kellie Pickler went home the night's top winner at the 2008 CMT Music Awards, held tonight (April 14) at Nashville's Curb Event Center at Belmont University. Pickler who had a private engagement in Scott ...

  7. Trans World Reports 28% Sales Boost Post-Musicland Acquisition

    March 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST Trans World posted a net income of $36.5 million, or $1.12 a diluted share on sales of $586.7 million, in its fiscal fourth ended Feb. 3. That's nearly double the $20 million, or 64 cents per diluted share, the company made in the prior year& ...

  8. McKennitt Readies First Tour Since 1998

    February 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Canadian singer/instrumentalist Loreena McKennitt will begin a North American tour April 15 in Toronto, her first since 1998. It follows a previously announced 21-date European tour that begins March 11 in Stuttgart, Germany, and finishes April 6 ...

  9. Ex-Johnny Cash Manager Saul Israel Holiff Dies

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Also guided Tommy Hunter, Statler Bros. NANAIMO, British Columbia (AP) -- Saul Israel Holiff, a former concert promoter and Johnny Cash's manager for 17 years, has died at the age of 80. Holiff, who also managed Tommy Hunter and the Statler B ...

  10. Motorola Phones Bridge Cars, Home Stereos

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST iRadio allows for wireless music connectivity. Motorola has unveiled a wireless music system designed to extend the reach of Internet radio stations and personal music collections to subscribers' cars and home audio systems -- using mobile ph ...

  11. Jimmy Smith Dead At 79

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Artist known for his trademark Hammond B3 organ. Legendary Hammond B-3 organ player Jimmy Smith died yesterday (Feb. 8) at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz., apparently of natural causes. He was 79. Smith began playing his trademark Hammond B3 organ i ...