1. Bruce Springsteen, Roger Waters and Comics Galore Salute Wounded Vets at 'Stand Up for Heroes' Benefit

    November 07, 2013 10:12 AM EST Bruce Springsteen auctioned off the guitar around his shoulder for $250,000 to benefit wounded servicemen and women, the climax of Wednesday's seventh annual "Stand Up for Heroes" benefit run by ABC newsman Bob Woodruff's found ...

  2. George Lopez to Host Playboy Jazz Festival

    February 28, 2013 10:15 PM EST When the Playboy Jazz Festival returns to the Hollywood Bowl on June 15-16, it will welcome a new master of ceremonies: George Lopez. Joining the Grammy-nominated comedian and actor will be a lineup that includes newly minted Grammy winner Robert ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Grammys Restore Best Latin Jazz Album Award

    June 08, 2012 11:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 A year after the Grammy Awards cut 31 categories, sparking protests and a lawsuit by Latin jazz musicians, the music organization has made more changes by adding three awards, including the reinstatement of best Latin jazz album. The Recording Acade ...

  5. Grammys Restore Best Latin Jazz Album Award

    June 08, 2012 7:41 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- A year after the Grammy Awards cut 31 categories, sparking protests and a lawsuit by Latin jazz musicians, the music organization has made more changes by adding three awards, including the reinstatement of best Latin jazz album. ...

  6. Grammy Hall of Fame Adds Tina Turner, Paul Simon Hits

    November 21, 2011 3:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Three of the biggest musical moments of the 1980s, Bruce Springsteen's album "Born in the U.S.A.," Paul Simon's "Graceland" and Tina Turner's single "What's Love Got to Do With It," are among the 25 ...

  7. Weekly Chart Notes: Jimmy Buffett, Lady Gaga, Bill Cosby

    August 04, 2011 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 ROLLING IN THE 'DEEP': It seems safe to say that Jimmy Buffett 's decision to leave Billboard to become a full-time recording artist was the right one. (26 million in career album sales, dating to the 1991 advent of Nielsen SoundScan, ...

  8. The Roots Make Playboy Jazz Fest Debut

    June 13, 2011 4:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 " The Roots, the Roots, the Roots are on fire!" That one chant could be heard above the audience roar during the Roots' closing set on the opening night of the 33rd annual Playboy Jazz Festival (June 11-12). Making its festival debut, ...

  9. Ask Billboard: Ke$ha, Band-Aid, Eddie Murphy

    December 17, 2010 4:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and co ...

  10. Tupac, Willie Nelson, R.E.M. Among Inductees To National Recording Registry

    June 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Recordings by Tupac Shakur , Willie Nelson , R.E.M. and the 1959 original cast album of "Gypsy" are among the 25 eclectic inductees announced today (June 23) to the Library of Congress's National Recording Registry. Under the terms of ...

  11. Herbie Hancock To Be Feted At Revived NYC Jazz Festival

    March 01, 2010 8:48 AM EST 0 0 0 Jazz legend Herbie Hancock will be feted at a belated 70th birthday bash at Carnegie Hall that will highlight the revival of a major summer jazz festival in the Big Apple. The pianist, who turns 70 on April 12, will be joined by comedian Bill Cosby, ...

  12. Playboy Announces 2010 Festival Lineup

    February 26, 2010 11:18 AM EST 0 0 0 The Chick Corea Freedom Band , George Benson and the Manhattan Transfer are among the headliners for the 2010 Playboy Jazz Festival. Now in its 32nd year, the annual festival will be held June 12-13 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Serving once ...

  13. Chick Corea, George Benson Line Up For Playboy Jazz Fest

    February 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Chick Corea Freedom Band, George Benson and the Manhattan Transfer are among the headliners for the 2010 Playboy Jazz Festival. Now in its 32nd year, the annual festival will be held June 12-13 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Serving onc ...

  14. Funnyman George Lopez Riffs On His Grammy Nod

    January 29, 2010 3:42 PM EST 0 0 0 George Lopez has his own late night show ("Lopez Tonight"), he's had his own sitcom, and, for the third time, he's been nominated for a Grammy award in the Best Comedy Album (for "Tall, Dark & Chicano," out on Comed ...

  15. Bill Cosby Unites Rappers For 'Emergency' Album

    October 19, 2009 12:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bill Cosby doesn't rap or sing on his latest project, but he gathered together people who do. "Bill Cosby Presents the Cosnarati: State of Emergency" is a socially conscious hip-hop CD that focuses on the critical issues affecting you ...

  16. Bill Cosby Unites Rappers For 'Emergency' Album

    October 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Bill Cosby doesn't rap or sing on his latest project, but he gathered together people who do. "Bill Cosby Presents the Cosnarati: State of Emergency" is a socially conscious hip-hop CD that focuses on the critical issues affecting y ...

  17. Lil Wayne's Young Money Tour Rolls On Without Injured Drake

    August 03, 2009 3:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lil Wayne's Young Money Presents: America's Most Wanted Music Festival hit Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre in New York Saturday night (Aug. 1) without the rapper's protégé Drake , who took a nasty onstage spill the night before and aggra ...

  18. Apollo Theater's 75th

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    June 17, 2009 11:58 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fantasia, Quincy Jones, Mariah Carey and others converged on Harlem on June 8, 2009 to celebrate the Apollo Theater's 75th Anniversary. Interviews by Mariel Concepcion. music , Mariel Concepcion , Quincy Jones , Apollo Theater , Jamie foxx , th ...

  19. Apollo Theater Turns 75 With Gala Concert, Ceremony

    May 13, 2009 2:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Apollo Theater will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a benefit tribute concert and an awards ceremony, among other festivities, on Monday, June 8h beginning at 6:30 p.m., to be held at the historic venue. Hosted by comedian, actor and radio p ...

  20. Essence Festival Adds Maxwell, Al Green, Ne-Yo

    January 29, 2009 12:01 AM EST 0 0 0 Maxwell, Anita Baker, Al Green, John Legend, Robin Thicke, Salt-N-Pepa, Ne-Yo and En Vogue will join previously announced headliner Beyonce at the 15th annual Essence Music Festival. The event will be held July 3-5 at the New Orleans Superdome. Roun ...

  21. Cosby Writes For, But Doesn't Rap On, Hip-Hop Album

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Comedian/actor/author Bill Cosby will serve as executive producer and co-writer on a new hip-hop album, "Cosby Narratives Vol. 1: State of Emergency." Comedian/actor/author Bill Cosby will serve as executive producer and co-writer on a new ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. Hancock, Jarreau Top Playboy Jazz Fest Lineup

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Grammy winner Herbie Hancock is among the headliners slated for the 2008 Playboy Jazz Festival. Grammy winner Herbie Hancock is among the headliners slated for the 2008 Playboy Jazz Festival. The bill, which includes Al Jarreau, Tower of Power, Keb& ...

  24. Hancock, Jarreau Top 2008 Playboy Jazz Fest Lineup

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Grammy winner Herbie Hancock is among the headliners slated for the 2008 Playboy Jazz Festival. The festival lineup, which includes Al Jarreau, Tower of Power, Keb' Mo', the James Moody Quartet, Roy Hargrove Big Band and first-time Playb ...

  25. MusiCares Honors Aretha In Los Angeles

    February 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Some call her the Queen of Soul. Others refer to her as Re Re or Sister Re. Everyone calls her Aretha. And last night (Feb. 8), Aretha Franklin was known as the MusiCares Person of the Year at a benef Some call her the Queen of Soul. Others refer to ...

  26. MusiCares Names Aretha 'Person Of The Year'

    February 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST Some call her the Queen of Soul. Others refer to her as Re Re or Sister Re. Everyone calls her Aretha. And on Friday night, Aretha Franklin was known as the MusiCares Person of the Year in a benefit that raised a record $4.5 million for the musici ...

  27. Sigel Gets Day In Jail On Probation Violation

    January 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Beanie Sigel was found guilty Wednesday of a second probation violation for taking a trip to Atlantic City, N.J., and for being in contact with a convicted felon. Beanie Sigel was found guilty Wednesday of a second probation violation for taking a t ...

  28. Playboy Jazz Fest Grooves With James, Kidjo, Botti

    June 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Singers Etta James and Angelique Kidjo, bassist Marcus Miller and trumpeter Chris Botti stood out as crowd-pleasers at the 29th annual Playboy Jazz Festival. Singers Etta James and Angelique Kidjo, bassist Marcus Miller and trumpeter Chris Botti sto ...

  29. Playboy Jazz Fest Grooves With James, Kidjo, Botti

    June 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Singers Etta James and Angelique Kidjo, bassist Marcus Miller and trumpeter Chris Botti stood out as crowd-pleasers at the 29th annual Playboy Jazz Festival. Holding court once again at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, the two-day festival (June ...

  30. Music On TV: June 11-17

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on TV listings for June 11-17, 2007. MONDAY, June 11 "Today," NBC Featured Artist(s): Sam Moore (also featured: Jessica McClure). "The View," ABC Featured Artist(s): Rihanna (also featured: Kim Coles; Seth Green). "Tav ...

  31. 05OnTV

    January 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Jan. 29-Feb. 4 2006. MONDAY, JAN. 29 "Today," NBC Featured Artist(s): Norah Jones (also scheduled: Bill Gates, John Bernstein). "The Electrifying Conclusion," STARZ! Cinema Featured Artist(s): Guided ...

  32. Billboard Bits: Andre 3000, Pearl Jam, Radio 4, Jim Dickinson

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Andre 3000, Radio 4, Jim Dickinson, Pearl Jam Cartoon Network has set a fall premiere date for the series "Class of 3000," created by OutKast's Andre 3000. The show stars the artist as Sunny Bridges, a graduate of a performing ...

  33. Marsalis, Costello Sign On For Playboy Jazz Fest

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The lineup for the 2006 Playboy Jazz Festival will include Branford Marsalis, Jamie Cullum, Ozomatli, McCoy Tyner and Elvis Costello and the Imposters with Allen Toussaint. The lineup for the 2006 Playboy Jazz Festival will include Branford Marsalis ...

  34. Cosby, Costello Set For Playboy Jazz Fest

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Costello to perform with New Orleans icon Toussaint. Bill Cosby returns as host of the 28th annual Playboy Jazz Festival, taking place June 17 and 18 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Marking his 24th season as master of ceremonies, Cosby will ...

  35. Billboard Bits: Simon/Hancock, 'Not Alone,' Bon Jovi

    December 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Paul Simon/Herbie Hancock, 'Not Alone,' Bon Jovi Paul Simon and Herbie Hancock will headline the Berklee College of Music's 60th anniversary concert, to be held Jan. 28 at Boston's Wang Theatre. The show will be produced ...

  36. Cosby Wins Right To Fat Albert Domain

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT An Internet domain name based on the 1960s Fat Albert cartoon character created by Bill Cosby was awarded to the comedian Sept. 12. GENEVA (AP) -- An Internet domain name based on the 1960s Fat Albert cartoon character created by Bill Cosby was aw ...

  37. Criss Working On 'Autobiographical' Solo Set

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Original Kiss drummer Peter Criss has been quite a busy "cat" since parting ways with the group after its highly successful co-headlining tour with Aerosmith in 2003. Original Kiss drummer Peter Criss has been quite a busy "cat" ...

  38. McDonald Goes Back To Motown

    September 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Vocalist Michael McDonald will on Oct. 26 release "Motown 2," his second album of tracks made famous by stars of the Motown label. Vocalist Michael McDonald will on Oct. 26 release "Motown 2," his second album of tracks made famo ...

  39. Ray Charles Tribute Planned

    August 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Friends of the late Ray Charles will sing his praises during a tribute concert planned for the fall. Friends of the late Ray Charles will sing his praises during a tribute concert planned for the fall. Bill Cosby will host and Michael McDonald, Jame ...

  40. A Closer Look At Music & Television This Week (July 12-18)

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (July 12-18, 2004). COUNTRY'S BASH: It goes on for days every as it takes over Nashville and CBS has managed to squeeze highlights of it into a two-hour special. &q ...

  41. R&B/Hip-Hop, Country Lead People's Choice

    December 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 It will be a battle pitting R&B/hip-hop against country for favorite male and female musical performer at the 30th People's Choice Awards. Country artist Tim McGraw will face rappers Eminem and 50 It will be a battle pitting R&B/hip-hop ...

  42. Marsalis Leads Playboy Jazz Lineup

    March 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Wynton Marsalis leads the star-studded lineup for the 24th annual Playboy Jazz Festival, to be held June 15-16 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. On the first day of the event, Marsalis will perfor Wynton Marsalis leads the star-studded lineup fo ...