Buddy DeFranco, onetime bandleader of the Glenn Miller Orchestra who played clarinet with Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday and many others, died Wednesday in Panama City, Fla. He was 91. One of the few…
Ashton Springer, who produced plays ranging from “No Place to Be Somebody” to the Tony-nominated “Bubbling Brown Sugar,” died of pneumonia Monday in Mamaroneck, N.Y. He was 82. Springer was one of…
Jay-Z is one of pop music's greatest mythmakers, and his most jealously guarded myth is the notion that what he does is effortless. You see this in his insistence on composing rhymes without pen and…
Quincy Jones turns 80 years young on March 14 -- and from his perch high up in Bel-Air with a 180-degree view of Southern California, he can look back at one of the most improbable careers in show…
As a teenager in Argentina, Gustavo Santaolalla did what countless other teens have done since the 1950s; he read Jack Kerouac's "On the Road." Of course, he had no idea that one day he would score a…
Gill's influences run gamut from rock to bluegrass, with an accent on heart, authenticity.
The Universal Music Publishing Group will administer the music publishing catalog of Irving Berlin -- the songwriter who penned such perennials as "White Christmas," "There's No Business Like Show…
Cesaria Evora, who started singing as a teenager in the bayside bars of Cape Verde in the 1950s and won a Grammy in 2003 after she took her African islands music to stages across the world, died…
The collaboration between performance artist Joey Arias and master puppeteer Basil Twist forms the central portion of Bobby Sheehan's uplifting, enormously fun "Arias With a Twist: The Docufantasy."
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In the subgenre of small-scale bio-shows of legendary musical performers, "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill" has been a popular attraction, not just re-creating the songs of jazz singer Billie…
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