1. 6 Questions with Jackie Evancho

    October 15, 2012 7:10 AM EDT Every 10 years or so, classical pop artists have a major crossover breakthrough like Josh Groban, Il Divo and Andrea Bocelli. Jackie Evancho is having one of those breakthroughs. Since finishing second on NBC's "America's Got Tal ...

  2. Lawrence Barnett, president of MCA's Talent Agency in the 1960s, Dies at 98

    June 13, 2012 7:37 PM EDT Lawrence Barnett, who as president of the MCA Talent Agency in the 1960s represented the likes of Jack Benny, Marlon Brando, Judy Garland and Ronald Reagan, died June 11 in Los Angeles. He was 98. After 37 years with MCA, Barnett served as an exec ...

  3. Sundance London Opens With Robert Redford, T Bone Burnett Talking Music and Film

    April 26, 2012 8:32 PM EDT LONDON -- As screenwriter and best-selling novelist Nick Hornby put it, it is customary on opening nights to say that the guests of honor "need no introduction." But for the pre-amble of the first event of the inaugural Sundance London f ...

  4. This Day in Music

    June 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy, whose avant-garde approach to his instrument influenced John Coltrane and others, dies of cancer in Boston. He is 69. 2004 - Soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy, whose avant-garde approach to his instrument influenc ...

  5. Redford Hails Mobile At MWC

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Sundance Kid came calling on cellphones today, as film industry icon Robert Redford today hailed the phone as a new medium that could revive the film-short genre, despite current low-viewing figures. Appearing at the Mobile World Congress alon ...

  6. Redford Takes Spotlight At GSMA Congress

    February 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST Oscar winner and independent film stalwart Robert Redford will headline Mobile Backstage, a special one-day mobile entertainment conference produced by the GSM Association and The Nielsen Company, owner of Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter. Red ...

  7. Sundance '08 Day 1

    Sundance '08 Day 1

    January 18, 2008 1:36 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter hit the streets of Park City to cover music, movies, parties, and more at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. u2 , exclusive , The Hollywood Reporter , Gregg Goldstein , Colin Farrell , Robert DeNiro , U2 3D , Melis ...

  8. This Day in Music

    June 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy, whose avant-garde approach to his instrument influenced John Coltrane and others, dies of cancer in Boston. He is 69. 2004 - Soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy, whose avant-garde approach to his instrument influenc ...

  9. Tex-Mex Singer Freddy Fender Dies At 69

    October 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Freddy Fender, the "Bebop Kid" of the Texas-Mexico border who later turned his twangy tenor into the smash country ballad "Before the Next Teardrop Falls," died yesterday. He was 69. Fender, who was d Freddy Fender, the "Beb ...

  10. Billboard Bits: 'Iconoclasts,' Tony Bennett, Sound Tribe Sector 9

    August 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Paul Simon, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and Fiona Apple will be featured on the second season of the Sundance Channel series "Iconoclasts." Paul Simon, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and Fiona Apple will be featured on the second season o ...

  11. This Day in Music

    June 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Beloved hard rock veterans Spinal Tap come back from the dead at New York's Carnegie Hall with a 20-song, 90-minute performance as part of the annual Toyota Comedy Festival.<br clear="no 2004 - Soprano saxophon ...

  12. OnTV

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Dec. 5-11, 2005. MONDAY, DEC. 5 "The Early Show," CBS Featured Artists: Clay Aiken, Tony Bennett, Tina Turner (also scheduled: Gisele Bundchen, Adam Rodriguez, Suzanne Farrell, Julie Harris, Robert Redford). & ...

  13. Bennett, Turner Honored In D.C.

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Tina Turner and Tony Bennett, two legends of American music, earned accolades from a broad array of pop and jazz stars Sunday during the Kennedy Center Honors. Tina Turner and Tony Bennett, two legends of American music, earned accolades from a broa ...

  14. This Day in Music

    June 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>Soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy, whose avant-garde approach to his instrument influenced John Coltrane and others, dies of cancer in Boston. He is 69. 2004 - Soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy, whose avant-garde approach to his ...

  15. Sundance To Launch Indie-Friendly Theaters

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Robert Redford's Sundance Group will launch Sundance Cinemas, a movie theater chain for independent, documentary and foreign-language films as well as some studio projects. SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Robert Redford's Sundance Group will laun ...

  16. South By Southwest Diary: March 17

    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Billboard staffers criss-cross Austin, Texas' South by Southwest music festival in search of old favorites and new discoveries. In the second installment of a daily diary, Barry A. Jeckell, Todd Marte South By Southwest Diary: March 17 Austin, ...

  17. Sundance To Broadcast Vote For Change Finale

    September 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sundance Channel will broadcast the Oct. 11 finale of the Vote for Change tour in Washington, D.C. Along with live concert footage of Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam and R.E.M., "National Anthem: Inside Sundance Channel will broadcast the Oct. 11 ...

  18. J. Lo Creates A 'Monster'

    June 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In the midst of her own real-life engagement to Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez is nearing a deal to slip on another engagement ring for a starring role in the New Line Cinema comedy "Monster-in-Law." Lop In the midst of her own real-life enga ...

  19. This Day in Music

    June 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Coinciding with the publication of the first issue of Gene Simmons Toungue Magazine, Kiss introduces its novelty Kiss Kondomes to consumers. 2002 - Coinciding with the publication of the first issue of Gene Simmons Toungue ...

  20. Billboard Bits: Lopez/Redford, Paul Westerberg, O.A.R.

    February 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Lopez/Redford, Paul Westerberg, O.A.R. Robert Redford has been cast to star alongside Jennifer Lopez in "An Unfinished Life" for director Lasse Hallstrom, Miramax Films, and Revolution Studios. As previously reported , "Life&q ...

  21. Timbaland: New Album Is My Last As Artist

    October 31, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Although Timbaland and Magoo's long delayed sophomore set, "Indecent Proposal," (Blackground/Virgin) is now set for a Nov. 20 release, it may turn out to be the duo's last. "It's a good album, but I'm Although Timb ...