Frequent Jay-Z and Ludacris knob-spinner Kanye West is the rare hip-hop producer with a naturally charismatic onstage style. He excels live, commanding the stage not only as a hip-hop MC but as a…
The divas got the most noms for the 33rd annual Juno Awards on Sunday, but when time came to take home the statues, it was the guys who hauled them in.
Jean "Toots" Thielemans, in a rare two-night Gotham concert appearance, opened his program with the well-worn national anthem of jazz, "How High the Moon," a lick he confessed to having played since…
More than 30 years after Brian Auger's original Oblivion Express was a leader in decimating the boundaries between rock 'n' roll, R&B and the funkier side of jazz, a reappraisal of his work is…
Sun Kil Moon, the new band from former Red House Painters leader Mark Kozelek, has nabbed college radio airplay with its Jetset disc "Ghosts of the Great Highway." At its melodic and affecting best…
A decade ago, Monty Alexander started incorporating elements of his Jamaican youth -- reggae and ska -- into his all-swinging repertoire and style and started to distinguish himself among pianists…
San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater will host the only North American engagement of "The Black Rider: The Casting of the Magic Bullets," a theater piece by director Robert Wilson, composer…
The Janis Joplin biopic rivalry just turned a shade of pink. Alecia Moore, better known as the singer Pink, will make her screen starring debut as Joplin in a Penelope Spheeris-directed indie film…
A Canadian court dealt a severe blow to the recording industry with a ruling Wednesday that music file-sharing on the Internet is legal.
Adrian Loudermilk's Venture Management has optioned feature rights to Marcus Gray's "The Clash: The Return of the Last Gang in Town."
Michael Jackson's handlers have been shopping a new Jacko special -- but the early response from some networks has been "Beat It."