Sharon Jones

  1. Morning Fix: Weddings, Robots, Beatles: Complete Grammy Awards Coverage; Nick Cave Doc, Stuart Murdoch Win at Sundance; Power 100 Video Interviews with Joe Smith, Rob Light

    January 27, 2014 8:38 AM EST Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE THE 2014 GRAMMY AWARDS RECAP: WEDDINGS, FRENCH ROBOTS, PAUL & RINGO At a Grammy ceremony that may be forever known for a marriage ceremony with 33 couples presided over by Queen Latifah and Mado ...

  2. Chart Moves: Lorde's Consistent Album Sales, Black Sabbath's Digital Debut Sparks Chart Return

    January 24, 2014 8:14 PM EST This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Bruce Springsteen collected his 11th No. 1 album with the chart-topping debut of "High Hopes." The Boss' latest release sold 99,000 copies in the week ending Jan. 19, according to Nielsen ...

  3. Sharon Jones Remembers Meeting, Working and Fighting (a Little) with Lou Reed

    November 01, 2013 12:38 PM EDT Below, Sharon Jones of Sharon Jone and the Dap-Kings recalls her time first meeting, and working with, Lou Reed on his re-imagining of "Berlin" in 2007. My manager got a call from Hal Willner who was working with Lou on this “Berlin” p ...

  4. At Long Last, Antibalas

    August 02, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Afrobeat pioneers-and backing band for 'Fela!'-drop first studio album in five years The stakes are high for Antibalas on the eve of the release of its self-titled, fifth studio album. The project, due Aug. 8 on Daptone Records, represen ...

  5. Road Work: Beirut, Antibalas, and Grizzly Bear Hit The Road

    July 12, 2012 12:15 PM EDT A wave of a tour: Beirut will launch its North American outing with an appearance at the Quebec City International Summer Festival (July 13). Frontman Zach Condon and company will then play the Calgary Folk Music Festival (July 26) and the Orpheum ...

  6. Backbeat: Bill Cosby Helms His Last Playboy Jazz Festival

    June 18, 2012 12:45 PM EDT Hugh Hefner, who just celebrated his 86th birthday, answers questions backstage. (Photo: Gail Mitchell) Wearing a white shirt emblazoned with the phrases "30 ½ years" on the back and "thank you" on the sleeves, comedian Bill Co ...

  7. Exclusive: Whitney Houston To Be Honored in Next 'VH1 Divas' Tribute

    May 08, 2012 5:15 PM EDT Whitney Houston (right) and Mary J. Blige performing at the "VH1 Divas" concert in 1999. VH1 will pay tribute to Whitney Houston for its next installment of "VH1 Divas," Billboard has learned. The network will tape the performa ...

  8. Bruce Springsteen Closes Out First Weekend of New Orleans Jazz Fest

    April 30, 2012 6:04 AM EDT NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Bruce Springsteen has closed out the first weekend of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival with a 2 1/2-hour show that combined crowd-pleasers such as "Born to Run" with the cover tune of his new CD, Wrecking ...

  9. Billions' David 'Boche' Viecelli Has Choice Words About SXSW, Two-Weekend Coachella

    April 25, 2012 7:00 AM EDT The normally press-shy David "Boche" Viecelli, president of powerhouse indie touring agency Billions, made a rare speaking appearance at Boston's Rethink Music Conference on Tuesday to talk the perils of an over-branded South by Sou ...

  10. Charles Bradley Creating SXSW Fest Buzz Two Years Running

    March 13, 2012 12:19 PM EDT Director Poull Brien was nursing a pint of Guinness in the Driskill Hotel Monday afternoon when an official email came in from SXSW . His film "Charles Bradley: Soul of America" had received such a positive response from its first two sc ...

  11. Robin Thicke Joins Sharon Jones, Bill Cosby, Keb Mo' at Playboy Jazz Fest

    February 17, 2012 2:00 PM EST Robin Thicke, newly named Grammy Award winners Christian McBride and Terri Lyne Carrington and Sheila E. are among the artists comprising the lineup for the 34th annual Playboy Jazz Festival. This year, the festival will take place June 16-17 at t ...

  12. @SXSW: Spoon, Sharon Jones, Drive-By Truckers Open Music Fest

    March 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Hundreds of bands, thousands of registrants, and countless numbers of music fans poured into Austin, Texas, Wednesday for the start of the music week of the annual South by Southwest Music + Media Conference. At the Austin Convention Center, more ...

  13. @SXSW: 2010 Full Coverage

    March 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST March musical madness is here again as the annual South By Southwest music, film and interactive festival in Austin kicked off March 12 and runs until March 21. Below, our full coverage including an exhaustive guide to the best and brightest at SX ...

  14. Playboy Stages 31st Annual Jazz Festival

    June 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Whether you like your jazz straight ahead, New Orleans, funky or Latin style, there was something for everyone at the 31st annual Playboy Jazz Festival (June 13-14 at the Hollywood Bowl). Comedian Bill Cosby was back again as host of the two-day e ...

  15. Playboy Jazz Festival 2009 Ramps Up

    February 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST Jazz bassist/vocalist Esperanza Spalding and soul/funk outfit Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings are among the seven acts making their debut appearance at the 2009 Playboy Jazz Festival. Now in its 31st year, the annual festival will be held June 13-1 ...

  16. DMB, Wilco, Panic Set For 10,000 Lakes Fest

    January 21, 2009 12:00 AM EST Dave Matthews Band, Wilco and Widespread Panic will headline the seventh 10,000 Lakes Festival, to be held July 22-25 at Soo Pass Ranch in Detroit Lakes, Minn. Also on the bill are Umphrey's McGee, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Railroad E ...

  17. Stax Records To Release 'Soul Men' Soundtrack

    October 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The late Isaac Hayes, John Legend, Anthony Hamilton and Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings are among the artists featured on the "Soul Men" soundtrack. It's set for release Nov. 4 on Stax Records. Directed by Malcolm D. Lee, the Dimen ...

  18. Monolith Festival Reveals Lineup

    April 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Justice, Devotchka, Silversun Pickups, Band of Horses, TV on the Radio, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and Vampire Weekend, among others, are scheduled to appear at the second annual Monolith Festival, to be held Sept. 13-14 at Red Rocks Amphith ...

  19. Foos, Plant, Beck Lead Austin City Limits Fest

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Foo Fighters, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Beck, Manu Chao, John Fogerty, David Byrne, the Raconteurs and the Mars Volta are among the top acts booked for this year's Austin City Limits Music Festival, set for the city's Zilker Park ...