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  1. Psy To Be Honored By South Korean Culture Ministry

    November 08, 2012 4:50 PM EST "Gangnam Style" sensation Psy will receive the prestigious state orders of cultural merit this year, along with eight other laureates, according to South Korea's culture ministry. How PSY Went From Viral Video To American Pop Sensat ...

  2. Sunset Strip Music Fest to Honor The Doors

    June 14, 2012 11:22 AM EDT CIRCA 1970 (Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) The 2012 Sunset Strip Music Festival will commemorate the career and legacy of iconic rock band the Doors, event organizers said Wednesday. Marilyn Manson is set to headline the outdoor street ...

  3. La Scala Projects Tough Finances in 2012

    January 25, 2012 7:00 AM EST MILAN (AP) - La Scala general manager Stephane Lissner's first goal when he arrived at the renowned opera house in 2005 was to balance the budget, which he did that year and every year since. This year could be different, he warned Tuesday. L ...

  4. Courtney Holt, Former MySpace Music President, Becomes COO at Maker Studios

    October 31, 2011 3:40 PM EDT Maker Studios announced Monday (October 31) that Courtney Holt, the former president of MySpace Music, has joined as chief operating officer. In this newly created role, Holt will be responsible for overseeing the growth and development of the Mak ...

  5. Madonna Says She Is Working On New Album Due In Spring 2012 (Video)

    September 04, 2011 8:13 AM EDT Madonna's 12th studio album will be released in the spring of 2012, with its first single due out in February or March. The diva announced the news herself in an interview with Sweden's Sveriges Television (SVT) in Venice, Italy. Madonna ...

  6. Butch Walker's Second Project With The Black Widows Is Bigger And Rougher

    September 01, 2011 11:30 AM EDT When Butch Walker records an album under his own name, it's usually sandwiched between jobs producing for others. His new album, The Spade, his sixth and second with his band the Black Widows, came together after Walker spent the spring in ...

  7. John Turturro Wants To Bring 'Passione' Concert Tour to U.S.

    July 21, 2011 3:46 PM EDT Taking a page out of the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" history book, a concert tour featuring acts in John Turturro's film about Neapolitan music begins July 29 in Genoa and Turturro has begun exploring a way to bring the acts to the ...

  8. 'Book of Mormon' Wins Best Musical Tony; Bono, The Edge Make Appearance

    June 13, 2011 6:10 AM EDT NEW YORK - A slew of acclaimed shows were up for Tony Awards in a remarkably competitive year, but a production that wasn't even eligible still managed to cast a shadow - well, shall we make that a web? - over the proceedings. On a night wh ...

  9. Music Execs To Stage Benefit Show For Deb Flanagan

    April 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A number of music industry executives and artist are putting together a benefit for Deb Flanagan, a long-time music industry executive who has been diagnosed with ALS, which is more commonly known as “Lou Gehrig's Disease.” A live performance ...

  10. Music Execs To Stage Benefit Show For Deb Flanagan

    April 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A number of music industry executives and artist are putting together a benefit for Deb Flanagan, a long-time music industry executive who has been diagnosed with ALS, which is more commonly known as “Lou Gehrig's Disease.” A live performance ...

  11. Dallas Opera Co-founder Rescigno Dies In Italy

    August 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nicola Rescigno, the co-founder of the Dallas Opera and one of Maria Callas' favorite conductors, has died at a hospital in Italy, officials said Tuesday. He was 92. Rescigno died Monday of complications following heart failure and breathing ...

  12. Chinese Orchestra To Make Landmark Vatican Performance

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The conductor leading the China Philharmonic Orchestra in a landmark concert Wednesday at the Vatican said he feels honored to perform for the pope, saying music breaks down cultural barriers. Ties between the Vatican and China's communist go ...

  13. Police Reunion Trek Enters Final Phase

    May 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Police began the final leg of their reunion tour last night in Ottawa, the first of 47 shows this summer in amphitheaters, arenas and stadiums primarily in North America and Europe. Most stops are in markets not played in 2007, when the Police ...

  14. Royal Opera House Strikes In't Big Screen Deal

    April 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT London's Royal Opera House (ROH) has signed a deal with U.K.-based digital-cinema distributor Arts Alliance Media (AAM) and Canada's DigiScreen Corp to offer live and pre-recorded opera in cinemas across Europe for the first time. AAM wi ...

  15. Park, Police, Pistols Play Italy's Jammin' Fest

    March 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Police, Sex Pistols and Linkin Park have been named in the line-up for the 11th edition of Italy's Heineken Jammin' Festival, to be held at the Parco San Giuliano near Venice on June 20, 21 and 22. Alanis Morrisette, the Stooges and ...

  16. Twista Cut From McDonald's Live Trek

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT McDonald's USA has pulled Chicago-based rapper Twista from appearing on its free 10-city parking lot tour, citing the hip-hop artist's "controversial lyrics." Twista was scheduled to perform Aug. 7 in Chicago as part of the mul ...

  17. Soggy Weather Can't Sink Live Earth Shanghai

    July 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Despite soggy weather, the Shanghai Live Earth concert still earned itself a modicum of success with charismatic acts like Huang Xiaoming, Eason Chan and Joey Yung. Set on the steps of the iconic Oriental Pearl Tower, the Orbis stage, provided by ...

  18. Elton Axes Red Piano Dates

    May 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Elton John has pulled the plug on a host of upcoming European Red Piano dates. Shows have been cancelled in Venice, Italy on June 5 and 6; Berlin, Germany on June 22; Moscow, Russia on July 3; Paris, France on Sept. 9 and Seville, Spain on Sept. 1 ...

  19. Venice To Host Heineken Jammin' Festival

    February 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Italy's Heineken Jammin' Festival, which has been the country's main outdoor rock event since its inception in 1998, is moving to Venice. The organizers, brewing company Heineken Italy, and concert promoters Milano Concerti, said Th ...

  20. Par, Uni Split Worldwide Distribution

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "There's a revolution going on," said a London-based major company distribution executive as people woke up Sept. 7 to learn that Paramount Pictures and Universal Pictures have struck a deal to radica VENICE, Italy (The Hollywood Re ...

  21. Soprano Renata Tebaldi Dies

    December 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Renata Tebaldi, an Italian soprano renowned for her angelic voice, her stardom at New York's Metropolitan and Italy's La Scala and her media-fueled rivalry with Maria Callas, died yesterday (Dec. 19) Renata Tebaldi, an Italian soprano re ...

  22. Opera Star Nicolai Ghiaurov Dies at 74

    June 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bulgarian-born opera singer Nicolai Ghiaurov, who played memorable roles in Milan's La Scala and continued singing until earlier this year, died today (June 2) at a private clinic near his home in Mod Bulgarian-born opera singer Nicolai Ghiau ...

  23. Sophie Hawkins: Money Not The Issue

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sophie B. Hawkins won a $346 judgment in a Santa Monica (Calif.) court April 13 against an eBay merchant who sold promotional copies of her new CD "Wilderness," which is not due in record stores until NASHVILLE and LOS ANGELES--For Sophi ...

  24. 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 ...