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  2. Bluegrass Music Awards: Steve Martin Honors Earl Scruggs

    September 28, 2012 10:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 It was a hard year in the bluegrass world and the loss of icons such as Earl Scruggs and Doc Watson hung over the International Bluegrass Music Awards on Thursday night. The Gibson Brothers won entertainer of the year and joined Junior Sisk & Ra ...

  3. Katherine Jackson Not Missing, Says Son

    July 23, 2012 1:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Katherine Jackson, the mother of Michael Jackson and guardian of his three children, is safe and with a family member in Arizona, authorities said late Sunday, one day after another relative reported her missing. Los Angeles Sheriff's Deputy Ma ...

  4. Banjo Man: Remembering Earl Scruggs

    March 29, 2012 8:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chet Atkins played the guitar. Bob Wills played the fiddle. Earl Scruggs played the banjo, and did he ever. Scruggs, who passed away yesterday at the age of 88, revolutionized the way that the banjo was played, influencing countless musicians in the ...

  5. 'American Idol' Recap: Down to 42 in Sin City

    February 17, 2012 10:40 AM EST 0 0 0 For the second straight year, "American Idol" rolled in to Las Vegas for a few days of sun, fun and... oh yeah, cuts. Lots and lots of cuts. Perhaps it's the way the producers have set up some of this season's clips, but the elev ...

  6. 'American Idol' Group Round: Not for the Faint of Heart

    February 16, 2012 11:45 AM EST 0 0 0 Finally, some singing! Following the most disease-stricken episode "Idol" has ever seen , the show returned Wednesday (Feb. 15) with that all-important element that sets this competition apart from, say, a straight-up reality show: talent. ...

  7. 'American Idol' Regains Some of Its Swagger at Texas Auditions

    January 27, 2012 11:23 AM EST 0 0 0 Finally -- that's how you do it, "Idol." After a string of ho-hum episodes, the show came out guns a-blazin' in Galveston, Texas. For the first time since last Thursday's Pittsburgh auditions, we saw contestants (Skylar, Bay ...

  8. Yaaawn: 'Idol' Underwhelms in San Diego - Plus Jim Carrey's Daughter Auditions

    January 23, 2012 11:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Miss the third audition round of "American Idol" Sunday night after the NFL's NFC Championship Game went into overtime? It's OK. You didn't miss much of anything. In what was one of the most lackluster "Idol" episo ...

  9. 'American Idol' Stays Positive at Pittsburgh Auditions

    January 20, 2012 11:20 AM EST 0 0 0 Following up Wednesday's two-hour premiere in Savannah, "American Idol" rolled into Pittsburgh last night for, surprisingly, the first time in the show's history. The first in a series of one-hour audition episodes, Thursday nigh ...

  10. 'American Idol' Premiere: The Good, The Bad, The Strange of Savannah Auditions

    January 19, 2012 11:35 AM EST 0 0 0 It was business as usual for "American Idol" judges Randy, Jennifer and Steven during last night's eleventh season premiere. The Savannah, Ga. auditions exuded the same general theme the show has been repping since season ten: less sn ...

  11. 12 No. 12 R&B/Hip-Hop Hits for 2012

    January 10, 2012 1:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Last January, Chart Beat paid respects to songs that peaked at No. 11 on various Billboard charts, just one spot from a more fortunate top 10 rank. Still, several No. 11 hits have gone on to become well-worn classics, including the Beatles ' &q ...

  12. Michael Jackson Tribute Concert Kicks Off in Wales

    October 08, 2011 3:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Three generations of Michael Jackson's family -- with a few notable absentees -- joined an eclectic roster of entertainers Saturday to pay tribute to the King of Pop, a celebration of the late star's life overshadowed by the Los Angeles ma ...

  13. Michael Jackson Tribute 10,000 Short of a Sell-Out

    October 07, 2011 8:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Organizers of Saturday's Michael Jackson tribute event in Cardiff, Wales announced they've sold 40,000 tickets ahead of the Millennium Stadium concert, short of a sellout. "I'm excited about tomorrow's event, especially with ...

  14. Billboard Bits: Mick Jagger: Facebook Addict, Katy Perry Reveals New Single Art

    September 30, 2011 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Mick Jagger Addicted To… Facebook In a chat with USA Today, Mick Jagger admitted, "I spend way too much time on the computer and not enough time playing the guitar. ...

  15. Bodyguard: Michael Jackson Doctor Stashed Vials Before 911 Call

    September 29, 2011 8:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 One of Michael Jackson's bodyguards had barely stepped into the singer's bedroom when he heard a scream. "Daddy!" Jackson's young daughter cried. A few feet away, the singer lay motionless in his bed, eyes slightly open. His ...

  16. Michael Jackson Injected Lethal Dose When Doc Wasn't Looking, Defense Claims

    September 27, 2011 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Prosecutors told jurors Tuesday that Michael Jackson was killed by the actions of his personal physician, who used a dangerous anesthetic without adequate safeguards and botched recovery efforts when he found the singer unconscious. Defense attorney ...

  17. Michael Jackson Tribute Concert: Organizers, Fans & Family Butt Heads

    August 26, 2011 8:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 As preparations continue for the upcoming Michael Jackson tribute concert, the show's organizers have been forced to go on the defensive after numerous Jackson fan clubs and two of the singer's brothers have publicly condemned the tribute. ...

  18. KISS Removed from Michael Jackson Tribute Concert Lineup

    August 16, 2011 3:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Organizers of a Michael Jackson tribute concert dropped Kiss from the lineup after receiving widespread criticism for booking the band despite critical comments toward the late pop singer by bassist Gene Simmons. The announcement Tuesday came a day ...

  19. Michael Jackson Tribute Concert Big on Hoopla, Short on Details

    July 25, 2011 6:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Several members of Michael Jackson 's family held a press conference in Beverly Hills on Monday (July 25) morning to announce a tribute concert for their brother, who died two years ago. Aside from a location, a date and a name for the event, t ...

  20. Michael Jackson's Children Recall Their 'Good Father' On 'Oprah'

    November 08, 2010 3:00 PM EST 0 0 0 M ichael Jackson's children and mother said on Monday's episode of " The Oprah Winfrey Show" that they're still learning to cope with his death a year and a half after the pop star overdosed on a powerful anesthetic. Jackson ...

  21. Lee DeWyze Wants Fans Dancing to His Post-'Idol' Debut

    November 08, 2010 2:31 PM EST 0 0 0 "American Idol" winner Lee DeWyze says he wanted to be "dimensional" on his major label debut album, "Live It Up," which comes out Nov. 16. "This is why I even auditioned (for 'Idol') in the first place, ...

  22. Idol Season 10 Press Conference

    Idol Season 10 Press Conference

    September 22, 2010 6:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Randy, JLo, Steven Tyler & Co. talk the press about the upcoming season season 10 , randy , judges , jlo , American Idol , press conference , steven tyler , ryan , American idol , Judges Videos American idol Judges Randy Ryan Steven Tyler ...

  23. 'American Idol' Recap: Crystal Bowersox, Lee DeWyze Soar on 'Falling Slowly' Duet

    May 12, 2010 12:21 AM EDT 0 0 0 With Oscar winner and R&B crooner Jamie Foxx as their mentor, the "American Idol" top 4 tackled songs from the movies tonight. Sadly, no one picked the awesome "Ghostbusters" theme that was on the list of cleared songs, but t ...

  24. 'American Idol' Recap: Clouds Gather For Casey James After "Blue Skies"

    May 04, 2010 9:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 I'm looking forward to Frank Sinatra night -- not just because it's mentored by the awesome Harry Connick Jr. , but because the retro/big band theme nights generally give someone unexpected a chance to shine. (Howdy, Kelly Clarkson !) I al ...

  25. POTW: Madonna, Janet Jackson, Jay-Z, Beyonce

    April 09, 2010 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Madonna took her favorite girl, daughter Lourdes, to Malawi, where she laid the first brick of her new girls' academy and Jay-Z and Beyoncé celebrated their two-year wedding anniversary on Broadway in New York. Meahwile, Janet Jackson and broth ...

  26. Jackson Doctor's Case Assigned To LA Trial Judge

    April 06, 2010 7:13 AM EDT 0 0 0 With Michael Jackson 's mother, father and three siblings looking on, Dr. Conrad Murray began a slow process toward trial Monday (April 5) with the appointment of a judge and the setting of another hearing to handle pending matters in his invol ...

  27. Records: Jackson's Funeral Cost Nearly $1 million

    November 11, 2009 8:14 AM EST 0 0 0 Michael Jackson 's private family funeral was fit for a king and had a price tag to match: roughly $1 million, according to court documents just released. Although Jackson died in June and had a large public tribute at the Staples Center in Los ...

  28. Records: Jackson's Funeral Cost Nearly $1 Million

    November 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson's private family funeral was fit for a king and had a price tag to match: roughly $1 million, according to court documents just released. Although Jackson died in June and had a large public tribute at the Staples Center in Lo ...

  29. A&E's 'Jackson Family' Reality Show Could Air Next Year

    July 13, 2009 9:51 AM EDT 0 0 0 A&E is working on a reality project with the Jackson family which could gain newfound viewer interest in the wake of the King of Pop 's death. The network commissioned a one-hour special following Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Randy th ...

  30. A&E's 'Jackson Family' Reality Show Could Air Next Year

    July 13, 2009 9:38 AM EDT 0 0 0 A&E is working on a reality project with the Jackson family which could gain newfound viewer interest in the wake of the King of Pop's death. The network commissioned a one-hour special following Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Randy tha ...

  31. Idol Top 10: Kris Allen

    Idol Top 10: Kris Allen

    June 24, 2009 1:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard talks with American Idol season 8 winner Kris Allen, as he prepares for the summer 2009 Idols Live tour. season 8 , Chris Allen , summer 2009 idols live , American Idol , winner , Kris Allen , Behind the Scenes , idol top 10 , randy , chri ...

  32. Ask Billboard: Michael Jackson, Adina Howard, The Beatles

    November 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Keith answers questions about Michael Jackson, Adina Howard, The Beatles and more! Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as wel ...

  33. Sans Michael, Jacksons Reunite At BMI Awards

    September 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Jacksons were crowned icons at the BMI Urban Awards last night (Sept. 4) in Los Angeles, but the King of Pop was an absentee. The Jacksons were crowned icons at the BMI Urban Awards last night (Sept. 4) in Los Angeles, but the King of Pop was an ...

  34. The Billboard Q&A: AI Finalist Ramiele Malubay

    May 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 At only 4'11", Ramiele Malubay packs a mean punch with her big voice. Born in the Middle East, almost becoming Mulan and bracing for the tour, the spunky 24 reveals more about her experience on AI. At only 4'11", Ramiele Malubay ...

  35. XBXRX

    June 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 There is absolutely no circulation in this basement. Two layers of doors are closed when the bands play. Oxygen seriously runs out when bands are playing. DAY ONE (Bakersfield, Calif.) Zach, our first bassist, showed up to our show. We had not seen ...

  36. Influential Tenor Saxophonist Michael Brecker Dies

    January 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Michael Brecker, a versatile and influential tenor saxophonist who won 11 Grammys over a career that spanned more than three decades, died Saturday (Jan. 13). He was 57. Brecker died in a hospital in New York City of leukemia, according to his lon ...

  37. Saxophonist Michael Brecker Dies After Leukemia Fight

    January 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Michael Brecker, a versatile and influential tenor saxophonist who won 11 Grammys over a career that spanned more than three decades, died Saturday. He was 57. Brecker died in a hospital in New York o Michael Brecker, a versatile and influential ten ...

  38. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses related chart entries, "American Idol" on the radio and Billboard chart eligibility with readers. WILL PARIS MATCH? Hey Fred, With Ashlee and Jessica Simpson songs sandwiched around Paris Hilton's debut single, the Hot ...

  39. Jackson Lawyer Finishes Closing Arguments

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The family accusing Michael Jackson of child molestation is trying to pull off "the biggest con of their careers," Jackson's attorney told jurors today (June 3) as he wrapped up his closing argument. The family accusing Michael Jackso ...

  40. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Jan. 24-30, 2005).

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Jan. 24-30, 2005). LICK IT UP: A guest judge appearance during last week's "American Idol" premiere caused contestant Mary Roach to proclaim "Mark McGrath is hot." Even a ...

  41. Maia Sharp

    June 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Maia Sharp's eponymous second album conjures the allure of yesteryear's Brill Building luminaries. Maia Sharp's eponymous second album conjures the allure of yesteryear's Brill Building luminaries. Nearly all of its 12 radio-pois ...

  42. Mom & Pop Jackson: 'We Are A Family'

    July 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Seemingly tired of reading various statements that suggest infighting amongst their children, Joseph and Kathryn Jackson released their own statement asserting the family's unified support of son Mich Seemingly tired of reading various statemen ...

  43. Jackson Tribute Adds Destiny, Liza, Monica

    July 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R&B acts Destiny's Child and Monica, along with legendary performer Liza Minnelli, have been added to the lineup for the upcoming Michael Jackson tribute concerts at New York's Madison Square Gard R&B acts Destiny's Child and ...

  44. Jackson Feted As Inaugural 'mtvICON'

    March 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City was the site Saturday night for the first "mtvICON" gala, celebrating the career and pop culture influence of Janet Jackson, according to The Hollywood Reporter. T Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City w ...