1. Emmylou Harris and Dame Evelyn Glennie Honored with Sweden's Polar Music Prize

    June 09, 2015 11:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 A long day of celebrating the 2015 Laureates for the Polar Music Prize ended a short time ago in Stockholm, with an afternoon ceremony, an evening banquet, an after-party and plenty of love and affection for honorees Emmylou Harris and Dame Evelyn G ...

  2. Youssou N’Dour, Kaija Saariaho To Receive the 2013 Polar Music Prize

    May 07, 2013 6:08 AM EDT Senegalese artist Youssou N’Dour and Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho are the 2013 recipients of Sweden’s prestigious Polar Music Prize. The Prize was created and funded in 1989 by Stig Andersson, the late manager of ABBA (sometimes called ABBA&# ...

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  4. Paul Simon, Yo-Yo Ma Share Sweden's Polar Music Prize

    May 08, 2012 8:38 AM EDT STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Singer-songwriter Paul Simon and cellist Yo-Yo Ma have won the 2012 Polar Music Prize, Sweden's most prestigious award for musicians. Simon and Ma will receive 1 million kronor ($166,000) each and an invitation to the prize ...

  5. Carrie Underwood Performing at Nashville Fashion Show

    January 09, 2012 11:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Carrie Underwood is considered to be not only one of the biggest success stories in country music, but also the owner of one of Nashville's biggest hearts. She continues that tradition with a performance at the Nordstrom Symphony Fashion Show o ...

  6. Neil Diamond Prepping New Material: 'The Songs Are Just Coming'

    December 07, 2011 3:00 PM EST 0 0 0 After celebrating his past with an assortment of honors and the new retrospective "The Very Best of Neil Diamond -- The Original Studio Recordings," some new music awaits Diamond on the other side of a greatest hits tour slated for next su ...

  7. Yo-Yo Ma Trades Bach for Bluegrass in 'Goat Rodeo Sessions'

    October 27, 2011 8:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Their schedules are hard to mesh and match, but the four bluegrass and classical musicians who made "The Goat Rodeo Sessions" are hoping their collaboration will continue in the future. "We had a really great time doing it, but there& ...

  8. Leftovers From Last Week: 'Glee,' Santana, Akon

    October 05, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 With last week's charts bursting with numerous notable achievements , headlined by Zac Brown Band , Nelly and Kenny Chesney , here is a recap of a few additional praiseworthy feats before all charts are refreshed with new data Thursday (Oct. 7) ...

  9. Weekly Chart Notes: the Beatles, Eminem, Willow Smith

    September 16, 2010 6:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 THE BALLAD OF JOHN AND YOKO: Ahead of multiple benefit concerts planned in honor of the 70th anniversary of the birth of John Lennon , including tribute shows from New York to Los Angeles , the late legend and his widow Yoko Ono each occupy Billboar ...

  10. Business Matters: Ping Followers, Apple, Lala, Verizon and more

    September 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Ping Followers and What They Mean -- Here are a some artists with iTunes Ping profiles and the number of followers each had as of Wednesday evening: Lady Gaga 368,000, Coldplay 305,000, Katy Perry ...

  11. Santana, Michael Buble, Kings Of Leon Preview New Albums

    September 15, 2010 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 WHAT'S IN STORE: Or, technically, not quite yet in stores. Still, the launch of the fourth-quarter retail blitz impacts multiple airplay charts, where three notable acts debut with lead singles from forthcoming albums. Santana enters Adult Cont ...

  12. Laurie Anderson Plays Concert for Dogs at Sydney Opera House

    June 05, 2010 11:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 Some in the audience howled with glee, others stood on trembling legs and a few drooled in delight as famed performance artist Laurie Anderson debuted her original "Music for Dogs" composition outside the Sydney Opera House on Saturday. Hu ...

  13. Carlos Santana Celebrates 'Supernatural' Reissue, Talks Covers Album

    February 25, 2010 1:37 PM EST 0 0 0 Rock guitar legend Carlos Santana is celebrating the 10th anniversary of his breakthrough "Supernatural" album -- which won nine Grammy Awards and has sold more than 25 million copies worldwide -- with a "Supernatural: Legacy Edition& ...

  14. Live Or Memorex? Some Music For Inauguration Taped

    January 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST The classical music played for millions of people watching President Barack Obama's inauguration was not the live performance it appeared to be. Unless you were one of the fortunate few sitting within earshot of the celebrated performers, wha ...

  15. Aretha Franklin To Sing At Obama Inauguration

    December 18, 2008 12:55 PM EST 0 0 0 Aretha Franklin will sing, the Rev. Rick Warren will pray and more than 11,000 U.S. troops will be watching over inauguration ceremonies in case of an attack during President-elect Barack Obama's swearing-in on Jan. 20. As many as 4 million vis ...

  16. Kenny Chesney Scores Fifth Chart-Topping Album

    October 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kenny Chesney scores his fifth No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and eighth Top Country Albums as "Lucky Old Sun" (BNA) moves 176,000 copies in the U.S. However, this marks the lowest sales debut for one of Kenny Chesney scores his fifth No. 1 on ...

  17. Santana Shows Varied 'Dimensions' On New Set

    September 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Carlos Santana says his upcoming compilation, "Multi Dimensional Warrior," due Sept. 30 on Columbia/Legacy, is "a love letter to fans" -- as well as a reminder that his repertoire includes more than t Carlos Santana says his upco ...

  18. 'Dreamgirls' Remains No. 1 As Sales Keep Sliding

    January 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In yet another slow week for sales and new releases, the Sony soundtrack to "Dreamgirls" remains atop of The Billboard 200 for a second week straight. The set, which features performances by Beyonce a In yet another slow week for sales and ...

  19. The Dreams Continue at No. 1

    January 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST The "Dreamgirls" soundtrack continues to reign over The Billboard 200 for a second week ... Disney Channel's "Jump In!" TV movie soundtrack starts at No. 5 on the chart ... Robin Thicke makes a handsome leap, vaulting 35-1 ...

  20. 21OnTV

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for May 22-29, 2006. MONDAY, MAY 22 "The Early Show," CBS Featured artist(s): Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley (also scheduled: Bruce Willis). "Oprah Winfrey's Legends Ball," ABC Featured artist(s): John ...

  21. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    January 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Previewing the third RCA album from New York rock act the Strokes, "First Impressions of Earth," released on an unsual Jan. 3 street date. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma's "Plays Ennio Morricone" (Sony Classical). The soundtrack to the fi ...

  22. Billboard Bits: Nobel Prize, CSN, Carl Craig

    November 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Nobel Prize, CSN, Carl Craig Veteran artists Duran Duran and Gladys Knight, Latin star Juanes, U.K. pop act Sugababes and cellist Yo-Yo Ma are among the artists who will perform at the 2005 Nobel Peace Price Concert. The Dec. 11 event in Osl ...

  23. MY SAX LIFE: A Memoir

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The venerated Cuban jazz saxophonist produces a rambling rendition of his life that is far from pitch-perfect. The venerated Cuban jazz saxophonist produces a rambling rendition of his life that is far from pitch-perfect. D'Rivera begins with W ...

  24. Classical Score

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The indefatigably adventurous cellist Yo-Yo Ma leads the Top Classical Albums chart with the release of his latest culture-crossing album, "Silk Road Project: Beyond the Horizon." Read Anastasia Tsiou The indefatigably adventurous cellis ...

  25. Silk Road Journeys: Beyond the Horizon

    April 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Five years ago, superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma began bringing together master musicians from across Asia to create the Silk Road Ensemble, a group that explores and celebrates the interconnected and yet u Five years ago, superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma began ...

  26. 47th Annual Grammy Awards Winners

    February 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Winners of the 47th annual Grammy Awards, presented Feb. 13, 2005, at the Los Angeles Convention Center and the Staples Center. Below are the winners of the 47th annual Grammy Awards, presented Feb. 13, 2005, at the Los Angeles Convention Center and ...

  27. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Dec. 13-19)

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Dec. 13-19, 2004). ICE, ICE, BABY: Logically, winter conjures up thoughts of snow and ice. It's the latter that is surprisingly prevalent through a pair of specials airing this weekend. On S ...

  28. Amorosa

    September 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fans of Yo-Yo Ma's Obrigado Brazil recordings have already been introduced to Brazilian singer/guitarist Rosa Passos. Fans of Yo-Yo Ma's Obrigado Brazil recordings have already been introduced to Brazilian singer/guitarist Rosa Passos. Now ...

  29. 5th Annual Latin Grammy Awards Winners

    September 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Winners of the 5th Annual Latin Grammy Awards, held Sept. 1 in Los Angeles. Below are the winners of the 5th Annual Latin Grammy Awards, held Sept. 1 in Los Angeles. Record of the year: "No Es Lo Mismo," Alejandro Sanz; Lulo Perez & Al ...

  30. Carnegie Hall Auditorium Opens In September

    April 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 -week festival featuring Youssou N'Dour, Yo-Yo Ma, Pierre Boulez, and John Adams. Zankel Hall, under the main auditorium, has a movable floor and stage, and can seat 540 to 644, depending on whether t Carnegie Hall's new auditorium will op ...

  31. Robinson, Jones Honored With Medal Of Arts

    March 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music legends Smokey Robinson and George Jones are among the nine individuals who have been awarded the 2002 National Medal of Arts. The country and R&B greats were honored yesterday (March 6) by Music legends Smokey Robinson and George Jones ar ...

  32. More Stars Added To Grammy Performance Slate

    February 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Eminem, Sheryl Crow with Lenny Kravitz, Elvis Costello, and 'N Sync have been added to the performance lineup for the 45th Grammy Awards, to be broadcast Feb. 23 on CBS. Costello will join No Doubt's Eminem, Sheryl Crow with Lenny Kravitz, ...

  33. 'Let's Roll' Compilation Benefits Beamer Foundation

    September 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Let's roll" were among the last words spoken by Todd Beamer, who joined a group of passengers that confronted the hijackers of United Flight 93 on Sept. 11. The same words serve as the title of an ec "Let's roll" were ...

  34. James Taylor Strolls Down 'October Road'

    July 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Century Award winner James Taylor will release "October Road," his first album in five years, Aug. 13 via Columbia. As previously reported, first single "On the 4th of July" debuted last mon Billboard Century Award winn ...

  35. 26TunesOnTV

    June 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for June 24-30, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JUNE 24 "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist: Anastacia (also scheduled: Johnny Knoxville). " ...

  36. Billboard Bits: Ray Charles, Fugazi, Pavarotti

    May 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Ray Charles, Fugazi, Pavarotti Music fans can get a taste of some of Ray Charles' favorite recordings on the latest edition of Starbucks' "Artist's Choice" series. Produced by Hear Music, the 16-track collection boas ...

  37. MTV Taps Into Olympic Spirit

    January 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 MTV is taking a Generation X look at the upcoming Winter Olympic Games. With the blessing of NBC -- which owns TV rights to the 2002 Winter Olympics -- the music channel is developing specially tailor MTV is taking a Generation X look at the upcomin ...

  38. Alanis, Goo Goo Dolls, Furtado To Rock Olympics

    January 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Alanis Morissette, Goo Goo Dolls, and Nelly Furtado have been added to the Hallmark Olympic Celebration series of concerts during the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. As previously reporte Alanis Morissette, Goo Goo Dolls, and Nelly Furt ...

  39. Stars To Ring In Olympic Opening Ceremonies

    January 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Sting, Dixie Chicks, LeAnn Rimes, the Band's Robbie Robertson, Yo-Yo Ma, and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir have signed on for the opening ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics, set for Feb. 8 at Rice-E Sting, Dixie Chicks, LeAnn Rimes, the Band& ...

  40. Carnegie Hall Salutes Isaac Stern

    October 31, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 It was Isaac Stern's last standing ovation at Carnegie Hall. After some six decades and 200 performances there, Stern was gone. And yet he wasn't. A month after his death at age 81, the man who preven It was Isaac Stern's last standin ...

  41. Violinist Isaac Stern Dies At 81

    September 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Isaac Stern, the master violinist who saved Carnegie Hall from the wrecking ball, died Saturday. He was 81. Stern was one of the last great violinists of his generation and helped advance the careers Isaac Stern, the master violinist who saved Carne ...

  42. Harrell's Valuable Cello Returned

    May 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Cellist Lynn Harrell is singing praises for New York after he got back the $4 million Stradivarius he mistakenly left in the trunk of a taxi. "I love this town," Harrell told the Daily News yesterday Cellist Lynn Harrell is singing praises ...