1. Billboard Bits: Beyonce Returns To the Studio, Blink-182 Cracks Crude Obama Joke

    August 30, 2010 7:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Beyonce Returns To Studio with Ne-Yo Beyonce is back in the studio after taking a break from music earlier this year, according to Perez Hilton. The news follows a tweet ...

  2. Jazz Singer Abbey Lincoln Dies in New York

    August 15, 2010 9:29 AM EDT 0 0 0 Abbey Lincoln , a jazz singer and songwriter known for her phrasing, emotion and uncompromising style, died Saturday in New York at age 80. She had been declining in health for the past year. Her death was confirmed by friend and filmmaker Carol Fri ...

  3. "Saving OurSelves" Telethon Brings More Pleas, Help for Haiti

    February 06, 2010 8:42 AM EST 0 0 0 Nearly a month after a devastating earthquake, shock gave way Friday night to a celebration of Haitian culture and pride. Wyclef Jean opened the "SOS Saving OurSelves - Help for Haiti" concert and telethon with the Haitian Creole phrase fo ...

  4. Michael Jackson Honored in Spike Lee's "This Is It" Video

    December 28, 2009 1:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Over the Christmas holiday, director Spike Lee premiered the official video for Michael Jackson 's posthumous single "This Is It," a clip that pays tribute to the life and career of the King of Pop. The moving video mixes images culle ...

  5. Michael Jackson Remains A Global Phenomenon

    July 02, 2009 8:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Jackson went from being Gary, Ind.'s most talented kid to one of the most recognizable human beings on the planet. And while his worldwide album sales were astounding, that wasn't the sole reason for his fame. his ascendancy went f ...

  6. Sharpton & Spike Lee at Apollo Jackson Tribute

    Sharpton & Spike Lee at Apollo Jackson Tribute

    July 01, 2009 10:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 Al Sharpton and Spike Lee onstage at the Apollo's Michael Jackson tribute on Tuesday, June 30 in New York. Apollo Theater , al sharpton , Pop , the apollo , Apollo , reverend al sharpton , Michael Jackson , Spike Lee , Michael Jackson Tribute , ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Bruce Hornsby Scores Spike Lee's Kobe Bryant Doc

    March 18, 2009 12:47 AM EDT 0 0 0 After years of successful recording achievements, Bruce Hornsby is taking his work to the silver screen. The singer and songwriter of late-80's hits like "The Way It Is" and "The Valley Road" has composed the score to " ...

  9. Prince Keeps Charting His Own Course

    October 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 At a recent New York celebration/concert for Prince's new book, late night had turned into early morning, the bar was closing and party organizers were deciding what decorations to pack up first. At a recent New York celebration/concert for Pri ...

  10. Spike Lee's Ad Agency To Bring Brands to Hip-Hop Site

    August 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Spike Lee's advertising agency, Omnicom Group's Spike DDB, has partnered with goldmic.com , a hip-hop social networking site, to bring new brands to the five-year old site. The partnership also means that Spike DDB clients, who include P ...

  11. Nas Reveals 'N*gger' Video, Album Cover

    May 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper Nas has revealed the video for "Be a N*gger Too," the lead single from his upcoming untitled album, due July 1 via Def Jam. The clip was unveiled for media last night (May 29) at the Tribeca Gr Rapper Nas has revealed the video for ...

  12. Nokia And Spike Lee Pair On Movie Contest

    April 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nokia and director Spike Lee are teaming on a contest for a "social film" - one generated by users with content captured from their mobile phones. The theme of the film is to be on how "music tells the story of humanity." The f ...

  13. Live Nation, Best Buy Team For Mariah DVD

    November 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Mariah Carey's Live Nation-produced The Adventures of Mimi tour will be chronicled on an upcoming DVD of the same name, which will be a Best Buy exclusive at retail. Mariah Carey's Live Nation-produced The Adventures of Mimi tour will be c ...

  14. Veteran Go-Go Group E.U. Offers 'The Mixture'

    September 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Known originally by its full name Experience Unlimited, E.U. was the top Washington, D.C., go-go group and jumped to the national stage after Spike Lee used its song "Da Butt" in his 1988 film "School Daze." Now, 20 years later ...

  15. Teddy Bear's Return

    September 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT When director Spike Lee picked E.U.'s dance tune "Da Butt" for the soundtrack to his 1988 film "School Daze," the song became a No. 1 hit and a national sensation. Some 20 years later, the anniversary of the film and song ...

  16. Etheridge, Blanchard Set For Film & TV Conference

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Singer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge and composer Terence Blanchard are confirmed to participate at the 2006 Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Film & TV Music Conference. Singer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge and composer Terence Blanchard are confirmed ...

  17. Corey Miller Ordered Into Home Confinement

    August 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 An appearance by Corey Miller at a Hurricane Katrina documentary premiere in New Orleans has led a judge to put the rapper on full home confinement until his second trial on a second-degree murder cha An appearance by Corey Miller at a Hurricane Kat ...

  18. Hornsby's 'Intersections' Boxed With DVD

    April 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bruce Hornsby's career to date will be represented with the four-disc, 53-track boxed set "Intersections," which is due July 25 via RCA/Legacy. A fifth disc comprises a 22-track DVD that rounds up liv Bruce Hornsby's career to da ...

  19. De La Soul Signs With Sanctuary

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Veteran rap trio De La Soul has signed a new deal with Sanctuary Urban Records Group, which will on Sept. 28 release its next album, "The Grind Date," in conjunction with the group's own AOI Records. Veteran rap trio De La Soul has si ...

  20. Jane's Addiction Dusts Off Documentary

    September 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Jane's Addiction documentary "Three Days" will finally see North American release on DVD Oct. 7 via Sanctuary, four years after debuting at the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The Jane's Addiction documentary &quo ...

  21. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    August 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Aug. 11-17, 2003. Although back-to-school is looming on the horizon, there's still some summer sun and fun left. And, musically speaking, things are pretty hot on televisio ...

  22. Spike Lee Film Music Takes Center Stage

    June 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Spike Lee's artistic vision isn't just what he sees, but what he hears: And in a new multimedia show called "The Movie Music of Spike Lee and Terence Blanchard," which makes its first U.S. stop in Phi Spike Lee's artistic vi ...

  23. DMX Aims To 'Never Die Alone' On Screen

    February 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Hip-hop heavyweight DMX will star in and produce the thriller "Never Die Alone" for director Ernest Dickerson. Based on a 1974 book by cult novelist Donald Goines, "Never" also stars David Arquette an Hip-hop heavyweight DMX will ...

  24. Pop, Rock, Rap Up For 'Best Song' Golden Globe

    December 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Songs by Madonna, U2, Eminem, Paul Simon, and Hans Zimmer will compete for honors as the best original song from a motion picture at the upcoming 60th annual Golden Globe Awards. The category sees Mad Songs by Madonna, U2, Eminem, Paul Simon, and Ha ...

  25. Eels Take 'Souljacker' On Tour

    February 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 When the Eels hit the road next month in support of their forthcoming DreamWorks album, "Souljacker," touring guitarist John Parish, who produced and co-wrote a handful of songs on the album, won't be When the Eels hit the road next m ...

  26. Extra Songs Grace 'Concert For NYC' DVD

    December 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Four songs not included on the two-CD version of "The Concert for New York City" will appear on the forthcoming two-DVD home video release of the event. Due Jan. 29 via Columbia, the set will include Four songs not included on the two-CD v ...

  27. Scorsese, PBS Working On Six-Part Blues Series

    November 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Martin Scorsese is executive-producing "The Blues," a six-part series that will air on PBS in 2003, Billboard Bulletin reports. A source says that unlike recent PBS series such as "Ken Burns Jazz" and Martin Scorsese is executive ...

  28. Benefit Update: Beasties, NYC, Country Freedom

    October 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Beastie Boys have added a second night to their New Yorkers Against Violence benefit concert, to be held Oct. 29 at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. While the veteran hip-hop trio and Pakistani vo The Beastie Boys have added a second night ...

  29. Gerald's World

    September 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 This follow-up to last year's G finds Gerald Levert mining the same love-themed territory he has covered on previous albums. This follow-up to last year's G finds Gerald Levert mining the same love-themed territory he has covered on previo ...

  30. Naughty By Nature Signs With TVT

    June 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Naughty by Nature's Treach (Anthony Criss) and Vinnie (Vincent Brown) have inked a new recording deal with TVT Records. The two are working on a new Naughty by Nature record, tentatively titled "The R Naughty by Nature's Treach (Antho ...

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