1. ‘After Midnight’ To Close on Broadway By End of June

    June 16, 2014 12:06 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Broadway musical celebrating Duke Ellington's years at the Cotton Club nightclub in Harlem is dancing into history: It will play its final show June 29. Tonys: Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight, Fantasia Open Show With 'After Midnight' ...

  2. k.d. lang To Hit Broadway for 'After Midnight'

    September 12, 2013 11:17 PM EDT Grammy Award-winning singer k.d. lang has sung everything from country songs to folk and torch songs. Now she's about to unleash her jazz side - on Broadway. The Canadian singer-songwriter will take over from Fantasia Barrino as the second st ...

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  4. Singer-Songwriter Joe South Dies at 72

    September 05, 2012 4:15 PM EDT Singer-songwriter Joe South, who wrote the 1971 country-pop hit "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden" for Lynn Anderson, died Wednesday of a heart attack at his home in Flowery Branch, Ga. He was 72. South had a big hit of his own with ...

  5. Singer-Songwriter Joe South Dies at 72

    September 05, 2012 4:15 PM EDT Singer-songwriter Joe South, who wrote the 1971 country-pop hit "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden" for Lynn Anderson, died Wednesday of a heart attack at his home in Flowery Branch, Ga. He was 72. South had a big hit of his own with ...

  6. Lyle Lovett: New Album is a Personal 'Punctuation Mark'

    February 28, 2012 10:55 AM EST 0 0 0 Lyle Lovett 's new "Release Me" is his last album for Curb Records after 26 years and 11 albums. But he wants to make clear that it's a fond farewell. "I'm only grateful for my relationship with my record company," ...

  7. Tony Bennett Box Set Includes 2 Lost LPs, 73 CDs: Exclusive

    August 30, 2011 6:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 While Tony Bennett sings with present-day proteges such as Lady Gaga , Carrie Underwood and John Mayer on his upcoming "Duets II" album, the rest of his career and his 85th birthday will be celebrated via "Tony Bennett -- The Complete ...

  8. Tony Bennett Taps Amy Winehouse for 'Duets II,' Due in September

    March 25, 2011 2:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 T ony Bennett will sing alongside a laundry list of pop stars -- including the reclusive Amy Winehouse -- on "Tony Bennett: Duets II," the follow-up to his 2006 release "Duets: An American Classic." Winehouse, Lady Gaga , Carrie ...

  9. 'Glee' to Ring in Holidays with 'Christmas Album'

    October 26, 2010 11:51 AM EDT 0 0 0 Less than a month after ringing in Halloween with "Glee: The Music, The Rocky Horror Glee Show," the cast of "Glee" will kick off the Christmas season with the release of "Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album." The set, ...

  10. Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Class Of 2008

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 This week, a new set of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers including Madonna and Leonard Cohen are joining the ranks alongside legends like the Beatles and the Ramones. Billboard.com takes a look at -- and A new set of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers is bein ...

  11. As The Crow Flies

    February 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Sheryl Crow sings about the environment, cancer and motherhood, Jack Johnson keeps it breezy, Lenny Kravitz strips it down and Hot Chip delivers brainy electronic rock in this week's Hot Product. Atlantic's soundtrack to the film "Ste ...

  12. Stipe, Lanois On Board For New 1 Giant Leap Projects

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jamie Catto and Duncan Bridgeman are reactivating their 1 Giant Leap brand in 2008 with a movie, TV show, three-hour DVD and a 16-track album under the "What About Me" name via 19 Entertainment. Jamie Catto and Duncan Bridgeman are reactiv ...

  13. Billboard Bits: k.d. lang, Hot Chip/Kraftwerk, Heart

    August 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Olivia -- the lifestyle community for lesbians, which offers luxury travel and social networking -- celebrates its 35th anniversary next year. To help with the festivities, singer k.d. lang will perfo Olivia -- the lifestyle community for lesbians, ...

  14. Bjork, Prince Lead Joni Mitchell Tribute Disc

    December 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Bjork, Prince, James Taylor and Elvis Costello are among the artists who have recorded covers for "A Tribute to Joni Mitchell," due in the spring via Nonesuch. The 12-track set also boasts contributio Bjork, Prince, James Taylor and Elvis ...

  15. Chart Beat Chat

    November 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses "out" artists, two-letter names and album sales tallies. CAN YOU BE OUT AND SUCCESSFUL? Fred, Your opinion on "gay bands" got me thinking about some of my favorite groups and their success in America vs. Europe. Th ...

  16. Tony On TV

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Columbia Records is celebrating Tony Bennett's 80th birthday with an album release and marketing strategy worthy of the milestone. Columbia Records is celebrating Tony Bennett's 80th birthday with an album release and marketing strategy wo ...

  17. Peyroux Surveys 'Perfect World' On New Album

    July 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jazz vocalist/songwriter Madeleine Peyroux will return this fall with a follow-up to 2004's "Careless Love." "Half the Perfect World" hits stores Sept. 12 via Rounder, her second effort for the label. Jazz vocalist/songwrite ...

  18. Stars Help Bennett Celebrate 80th On 'Duets'

    June 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As first reported here in February, some of the biggest names in music have joined Tony Bennett for his 80th birthday celebration album, "Duets -- An American Classic." The 18-track project arrives Se As first reported here in February, so ...

  19. Legacy Plans Ambitious Orbison Reissue Series

    February 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Sony BMG's Legacy Recordings label is embarking on a two-year campaign that will see virtually everything Roy Orbison ever recorded released. At the same time, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museu Sony BMG's Legacy Recordings label is ...

  20. Billboard Bits: Songwriters Hall, Big & Rich, Pretty Girls Make Graves

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Canadian Songwriters Hall, Big & Rich, Pretty Girls Make Graves Willie Nelson, k.d. lang, and Rufus Wainwright are among the performers tapped to perform Feb. 5 at the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame Third Annual Gala in Toronto. The e ...

  21. Nellie McKay Splits With Columbia

    December 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Less than two weeks before the planned Jan. 3 release of her sophomore Columbia album, "Pretty Little Head," Nellie McKay has voluntarily left the label. Less than two weeks before the planned Jan. 3 release of her sophomore Columbia album ...

  22. First Round Of Artists Confirmed For SXSW

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Secret Machines, Robert Pollard, Cat Power, Beth Orton, Belle & Sebastian, Calexico, Neko Case, Tom Verlaine, Giant Sand, Nickel Creek and Dashboard Confessional are among the first acts confirmed Secret Machines, Robert Pollard, Cat Power, Beth ...

  23. Shania, Phair Rock 'Housewives' Soundtrack

    August 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The new Shania Twain single "Shoes" will lead the album "Music From and Inspired by Desperate Housewives," due Sept. 20 via Hollywood. The new Shania Twain single "Shoes" will lead the album "Music From and Inspire ...

  24. Avril Lavigne Leads Juno Nominees

    February 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 With five mentions, pop vocalist Avril Lavigne leads the nominations for Canada's 2005 Juno Awards, which will take place April 3 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Lavigne is nominated for artist and songwriter With five mentions, pop vocalist Avril Lavig ...

  25. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart escapades of k.d. lang, Usher and Fantasia. THE 49-ER: Every one, two or three years, k.d. lang charts a new album on The Billboard 200, as she has been doing since her debut on May 28, 1988 with "Shadow ...

  26. CHART BEAT

    August 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Usher, k.d. lang & More /bb/chartbeat/index.jsp News K.d. lang ...

  27. Hot Product

    July 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: The 16th volume in the "Now That's What I Call Music!" compilation series (UTV), featuring tracks from OutKast, Britney Spears and Gretchen Wilson. The Nonesuch deb ...

  28. Lang Gets Orchestral On New Tour

    April 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran artist k.d. lang begins her first tour with a symphony orchestra April 30 at Houston's Jones Hall for the Performing Arts. Audi of America will be the presenting sponsor for more than half of Veteran artist k.d. lang begins her first ...

  29. Stars To Salute Sting

    December 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A host of musicians will be on hand to pay tribute to Sting when he is honored in Feburary as the MusiCares person of the year. The Feb. 6 gala event in Los Angeles will feature performances by Tony B A host of musicians will be on hand to pay tribu ...

  30. Bennett, Lang Prepare 'Wonderful' Duets Album

    September 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As tipped here in May, crooners Tony Bennett and k.d. lang are readying an album of duets for a Nov. 5 release. "A Wonderful World" (RPM/Columbia) was produced by T Bone Burnett and comprises songs as As tipped here in May, crooners Tony B ...

  31. Patsy Cline Tribute, TV Special Take Shape

    August 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Country legend Patsy Cline's musical influence continues its ride almost 40 years after her death. A tribute album featuring such artists Norah Jones and Diana Krall is in the works, and a remastered Country legend Patsy Cline's musical in ...

  32. Tony Bennett & Friends Win Bravos For 'Blues'

    November 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Tony Bennett's 75th birthday is still yielding presents. Bennett celebrated his three-quarter-century mark in August with a gala event at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. RPM Records/Columbia fo Tony Bennett's 75th birthday is s ...

  33. Tony Bennett Plans Promotional Blitz

    November 01, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Enduring vocalist Tony Bennett has lined up an array of promotional appearances surrounding his new Columbia album "Playin' With My Friends: Bennett Sings the Blues," due Tuesday (Nov. 6) from RPM/Col Enduring vocalist Tony Bennett ha ...

  34. Joe Henry's 'Scar' Poised To Make A Mark

    April 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Singer/songwriter Joe Henry opens a provocative chapter of his career with the help of an eclectic cast of musicians -- including such top jazz talents as the legendary Ornette Coleman -- on his new Singer/songwriter Joe Henry opens a provocative ch ...

  35. Joe Henry's 'Scar' Poised To Make A Mark

    April 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Singer/songwriter Joe Henry opens a provocative chapter of his career with the help of an eclectic cast of musicians -- including such top jazz talents as the legendary Ornette Coleman -- on his new a Singer/songwriter Joe Henry opens a provocative ...