Jimmy Scott, the international jazz star whose small stature, romantic phrasing and distinctly high voice helped make him one of the most unique vocal stylists of his era, died in his sleep on Thursday at his home in Las Vegas. The singer was 88.
With over 2,000 acts performing at the 2014 SXSW Music Festival, every conceivable venue in downtown Austin is being utilized in some way. That means modern halls like Austin City Limits as well as makeshift tents with portable sound systems.
Rapper and entrepreneur Snoop Dogg was in the house for the premiere, and he joined director Shore onstage to say a few words following the screening. "I cried and I laughed when I watched this film," said Snoop. "The world needs to know all about this music -- and it's not just music, it's a lifestyle."
Downtown New York City's Bleecker Bob’s Golden Oldies Record Shop closed on Saturday, April 13 -- just one week shy of Record Store Day. Bleecker Bob and friend Broadway Al first opened Village Oldies Records in late 1967 but after the two ways and Bleecker Bob’s could be found in Greenwich Village on West 3rd Street between MacDougal and Sixth Avenue up until last weekend.