1. Rainbow Room Reopens Atop NYC's Skyline

    October 06, 2014 1:09 AM EDT The Rainbow Room reopened Sunday in its historic perch atop 30 Rockefeller Plaza after a five-year absence from the New York City skyline. "It's breathtaking," guest Jamie Greenwald , one of more than 200 brunch guests who took in t ...

  2. Cole Porter's 'The Ambassador Revue' to be Staged In New York City

    June 16, 2014 12:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 For the first time later this month, a few lucky people will get to hear what no one in America has - a collection of lost Cole Porter songs. The one-night-only June 27 premiere of "The Ambassador Revue" at The Town Hall near Times Square ...

  3. Jewel Releasing 'Greatest Hits' on Feb. 5

    December 10, 2012 9:00 AM EST -Track Set Will Feature New Duets With Kelly Clarkson, Pistol Annies Jewel is putting the finishing touches on a "Greatest Hits" album due out Feb. 5 -- specifically deciding which of two new songs will be part of the package. "In c ...

  4. Exclusive: (RED), Red Hot Teaming For '(RED) Hot + Fela' Compilation

    May 31, 2012 5:00 PM EDT (RED) and the Red Hot Organization are teaming up for the first time on (RED) Hot + Fela , a tribute compilation to Fela Kuti tentatively due this fall, a follow-up to 2002's Red Hot + Riot . The first single, a cover of Kuti's "Lad ...

  5. Warner/Chappel Unites Production Companies, Launches New Website

    April 05, 2012 2:55 PM EDT A screenshot of Warner/Chappel Production Music's new website showing some of the music catalogs housed there. Warner/Chappell Music, the global music publishing arm of Warner Music Group Corp., has announced the launch of Warner/Chappell Pro ...

  6. Backbeat: Rodriguez Plays Riveting SXSW Showcase, Screens 'Sugar Man' Doc

    March 18, 2012 10:34 AM EDT Left, film marketing executive Jennifer Bedwell, "Searching for Sugar Man" director Malik Bendjelloul, Rodriguez and his girlfriend Bonnie being photographed by Billboard's Phil Gallo (right) . The bright lights of Paramount Theater ...

  7. Fashion Week Kicks Off: 10 Songs We Want to Hear on the Runway

    February 08, 2012 3:30 PM EST 0 0 0 As New York Fashion Week kicks off today (Feb. 8), designers are making sure their fall/winter 2012 collections are just so, and that their runway shows have all the finishing touches. One crucial flourish: the runway playlist. Here are our picks fo ...

  8. Billboard Power 100: Cameron Strang

    January 26, 2012 8:05 PM EST No. 58 Cameron Strang Chairman/CEO Warner/Chappell Music Twitter: @warnerchappell Since the mid-'90s, Cameron Strang had been a leading entrepreneur in independent music, the founder of both New West Records and Southside Independent Music Pu ...

  9. Paul McCartney To Release New Album in February

    December 19, 2011 11:49 AM EST 0 0 0 Still-Untitled Full-Length To Feature Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder Paul McCartney will pay homage to some of the songs that inspired his greatest songwriting achievements on a forthcoming, still-untitled album, due out Feb. 7, 2012 on Hear Music/Conc ...

  10. 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 ...

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

    June 13, 2011 7:13 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 when the hilariou ...

  12. This Day in Music

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Dolly Parton undertakes her first tour of the U.K. and Ireland in 19 years. 2002 - Dolly Parton undertakes her first tour of the U.K. and Ireland in 19 years. 2001 - Jazz vocalist Etta Jones dies of cancer in New York, the same day HighNote r ...

  13. This Day in Music

    October 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Dolly Parton undertakes her first tour of the U.K. and Ireland in 19 years. 2002 - Dolly Parton undertakes her first tour of the U.K. and Ireland in 19 years. 2001 - Jazz vocalist Etta Jones dies of cancer in New York, the same day HighNote r ...

  14. Label-Less Jewel Pondering Three New Albums

    October 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Now that her Atlantic Records deal is finished, Jewel is looking ahead to a wide-open vista of possibilities and options for her career. Now that her Atlantic Records deal is finished, Jewel is looking ahead to a wide-open vista of possibilities and ...

  15. This Day in Music

    October 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1990 - </b>Jazz drummer Art Blakey dies in New York City. Age 71.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2002 - Dolly Parton undertakes her first tour of the U.K. and Ireland in 19 years. 2001 - Jazz vocal ...

  16. 'Blues' Clues

    June 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 An album of jazz standards Diana Ross recorded more than 30 years ago will see the light of day for the first time this week via Motown/UME. "Blue" was intended as a companion to the hit 1972 soundtra An album of jazz standards Diana Ross ...

  17. 24OnTV

    June 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for June 12-18, 2006. MONDAY, JUNE 12 "Makes A Video," MTV2 Featured artist(s): Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Lil' J. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured artist(s): Gnarls Barkley (also featured: ...

  18. 'Lost' Diana Ross Jazz Album Due In June

    March 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 An album of jazz standards Diana Ross recorded more than 30 years ago will see the light of day for the first time this summer. An album of jazz standards Diana Ross recorded more than 30 years ago will see the light of day for the first time this s ...

  19. On TV

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Jan. 30-Feb. 5, 2005. MONDAY, JAN. 30 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Leif Garrett (also scheduled: Mark DiCarlo, Garrett's mother Carolyn Stellar). "The View," ABC Featured arti ...

  20. Q&A: Mel Brooks

    December 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 He dreamed of being a big band drummer, but developed of the greatest comedy minds of our time. Much like Max Bialystock persuades Leo Bloom to help him create the greatest Broadway flop of all time in "The Producers," it was longtime prod ...

  21. This Day in Music

    October 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1990 - </b>Jazz drummer Art Blakey dies in New York City. Age 71.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2002 - Dolly Parton undertakes her first tour of the U.K. and Ireland in 19 years. 2001 - Jazz vocal ...

  22. Cullum Has New 'Tales' To Tell

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 You cannot fence in Jamie Cullum. The spunky 26-year-old pianist's appeal ranges from teenagers to the fiftysomething crowd. And he not only entertains with a plucky panache but also displays heartfel You cannot fence in Jamie Cullum. He is a s ...

  23. Carly To Tape Ocean Voyage Special

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Carly Simon's upcoming performances on board Cunard's Queen Mary 2 will be recorded for a PBS special and DVD release. The singer songwriter is scheduled to entertain passengers sailing Sept. 2-8 from Carly Simon's upcoming performanc ...

  24. Hot Product

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Carly Simon 'Moon' River Call Carly Simon a romantic. Her new album "Moonlight Serenade" (Columbia), is a collection of standards penned by Cole Porter, George & Ira Gershwin, Glenn Miller, Rodgers & Hart and other great ...

  25. Classic Carly

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Call Carly Simon a romantic. Her new album "Moonlight Serenade" (Columbia), due July 19 as a DualDisc, is a collection of standards penned by Cole Porter, George & Ira Gershwin, Glenn Mill ...

  26. The Beat

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Paris Hilton isn't the only one getting attention for her controversial Carl's Jr. ad. The commercial features a raw, sultry cover of Cole Porter's "I Love Paris," performed by indie Los Angeles singe Paris Hilton isn' ...

  27. Schuur Fire

    April 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Grammy Award-winning vocalist Diane Schuur steers into a new direction on her latest album, "Schuur Fire." The cool-meets-combustive collection of Latin-tinged tunes with the Caribbean Jazz Project fe Grammy Award-winning vocalist Diane Sc ...

  28. Cabaret Singer Bobby Short Dies

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Cabaret singer Bobby Short, the tuxedoed embodiment of New York style and sophistication who was a fixture at his piano in the Carlyle Hotel for more than 35 years, died this morning (March 21). He wa Cabaret singer Bobby Short, the tuxedoed embodim ...

  29. Amor Por el Tango

    January 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 It may be all too easy for some tango enthusiasts to conclude that their music saw its heyday with Astor Piazzolla's generation. It may be all too easy for some tango enthusiasts to conclude that their music saw its heyday with Astor Piazzolla& ...

  30. Swing Era Bandleader Artie Shaw Dies

    December 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Artie Shaw, the brilliant clarinetist and bandleader who epitomized the Big Band era with hits such as "Begin the Beguine" and "Stardust" before abandoning the music world for writing and other pursui At his peak in the 1930s and ...

  31. Foxx, Spacey Earn Musical Globe Nominations

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Jamie Foxx and Kevin Spacey are among the actors garnering music-related nominations for the Golden Globe awards, to be handed out Jan. 16. Jamie Foxx and Kevin Spacey are among the actors garnering music-related nominations for the Golden Globe awa ...

  32. Hummin' to Myself

    November 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 There's nothing new about Linda Ronstadt strolling through the Great American Songbook. She established a respectable post-rock career with her three 1980s big-band albums arranged with Sinatra-esque There's nothing new about Linda Ronstad ...

  33. U.N. Plans Concert For Darfur Refugees

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Franz Ferdinand, the Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde and Simply Red's Mick Hucknall will perform at a United Nations-sponsored concert next month to benefit the people of Sudan's war-torn Darfur province. Franz Ferdinand, the Pretenders� ...

  34. Words & Music

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In biopic "De-Lovely," contemporary artists introduce Cole Porter's work to a new audience. Read Jim Bessman's column. In biopic "De-Lovely," contemporary artists introduce Cole Porter's work to a new audience. R ...

  35. Aretha Leads Detroit Jazz Fest Lineup

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Aretha Franklin, Ramsey Lewis, George Benson and Lou Rawls will anchor the lineup for the 25th anniversary edition of the Ford Detroit International Jazz Festival. Aretha Franklin, Ramsey Lewis, George Benson and Lou Rawls will anchor the lineup for ...

  36. This Day in Music

    October 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Dolly Parton undertakes her first tour of the U.K. and Ireland in 19 years. 2002 - Dolly Parton undertakes her first tour of the U.K. and Ireland in 19 years. 2001 - Jazz vocalist Etta Jones dies of cancer in New York, the ...

  37. In Love in Vain

    August 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 While pop aficionados will best remember Frank Stallone for his 1983 top 10 aerobic workout hit "Far From Over," the singer is determined to update the chart books with "In Love in Vain," a lush colle While pop aficionados will b ...

  38. Costello Crafting 'Quite Different' Album

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Elvis Costello tells Billboard.com his next studio album "will be something quite different." Of the as-yet-untitled album, due Sept. 23 from Deutsche Grammophon, the recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Elvis Costello tells Billboard.com his ...

  39. Stars Flock To Big-Screen Cole Porter Musical

    May 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Diana Krall, Alanis Morissette, Robbie Williams, and R&B singer Vivian Green will appear in "Just One of Those Things," a big screen musical portrait of songwriter Col Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Diana Kra ...

  40. Neville Gets Back To 'Nature'

    May 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Veteran New Orleans-based vocalist Aaron Neville plans to release an album of his interpretations of American standards. Due Aug. 26, "Nature Boy" is his first album under a new deal with Verve. The c Veteran New Orleans-based vocalist Aar ...

  41. Peter Cincotti

    March 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 This is Peter Cincotti's debut album, though his reputation—earned primarily while performing in Manhattan nightclubs—does precede him. This is Peter Cincotti's debut album, though his reputation—earned primarily while performing in Manhat ...

  42. Speak No Evil

    February 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 It's pretty much a given that Flora Purim can do no wrong. And in this collection of American and Brazilian standards, there's a steady and exquisite sense of style and good taste, from the enchanting It's pretty much a given that Flo ...

  43. It Had to Be You . . . The Great American Songbook

    October 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rod Stewart joins the ranks of rockers who have opted later in their careers to momentarily shift gears and tackle the lofty task of interpreting pop standards. Rod Stewart joins the ranks of rockers who have opted later in their careers to momentar ...

  44. This Day in Music

    October 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Jazz vocalist Etta Jones dies of cancer in New York, the same day HighNote releases her album ""Etta Jones Sings Lady Day."" She is 72. 2001 - Jazz vocalist Etta Jones dies of cancer in New York, the sam ...

  45. Rod Stewart's Secret Passion

    September 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Rod Stewart is a classic vocalist -- a rock staple. So it stands to reason that when he decided to tackle a collection of covers, it would be gleaned from the songbook of great rock tunes, right? Wrong. ...

  46. Frank Sinatra in Hollywood (1940-1964)

    August 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Exquisitely presented and painstakingly assembled, this six-CD retrospective of Sinatra's contributions to the music of film is exhaustive in its completeness. Exquisitely presented and painstakingly assembled, this six-CD retrospective of Sina ...

  47. Krall To Go 'Live' In October

    August 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jazz pianist/vocalist Diana Krall will issue her first concert recording "Diana Krall -- Live in Paris," in October via Verve. The album is the audio companion to the VHS/DVD release of "Diana Krall - Jazz pianist/vocalist Diana Krall ...

  48. Rhino Surveys Feinstein's Songbook

    April 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Pianist/vocalist Michael Feinstein, who has achieved renown through his interpretations of classic American pop songs, will be anthologized May 21 with Rhino/Elektra's release of the two-disc "The Mic Pianist/vocalist Michael Feinstein, wh ...

  49. Motown Brings 'Love' On New Compilations

    December 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Motown/UME will on Jan. 15 inaugurate the new compilation series, "Love Songs," with sets by Michael Jackson and Marvin Gaye just in time to set the mood for Valentine's Day. The compilations will pre Motown/UME will on Jan. 15 inaugu ...

  50. Now and Forever

    November 24, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Theatrical composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has a flair for both comedy and melodrama, along with a musical ear that ranges from rock to opera. Theatrical composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has a flair for both comedy and melodrama, along with a musical ear t ...