""Happy Songs" is the somewhat misleading name of Audra McDonald's new CD, on which melancholy tunes easily outnumber the odes to joy, but happiness is precisely what this outstanding performer…
Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and Michelle Branch have joined the roster of performers at the "MTV Presents Levi's Jeans Staying Alive Concert in Association with YouthAids."
Donald Smith is a kind of latter-day Flo Ziegfeld. There are no plumes or spangles here, but Smith, founder of the Mabel Mercer Foundation, has done more for Gotham cabaret than any other…
Illinois Jacquet, one of the last remaining giants of the big band golden age, celebrated his 80th birthday fronting a spirited 15-piece orch at Gotham's Jazz Standard.Bayou tenorman doesn't go for…
Following a run in Rio, the outdoor film and music event Telefonica OpenAir is moving to Sao Paulo, where it opens Thursday and runs through Nov. 26.
Contract negotiators for record labels and the American Federation of Television & Radio Artists will resume Dec. 4 in Gotham after a five-month hiatus.
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Salif Keita, the fine guitarist and astounding singer from Mali in West Africa, opened and closed his Royce Hall performance with gentle acoustic music from his current Universal release "Moffou."…
Numerous powerful "sky-tracker" beacons marked the site of String Cheese Incident's "Hulaween" Shrine event. The talented band, fronted by violin and mandolin player Michael Kang, confidently crafted…
BMG artists will be feeling the burn online, thanks to a new deal cut with Listen.com. The music Netco has cut a deal to let users of its digital subscription service Rhapsody download from a…
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma's apparently boundless curiosity has led him down some strange and often wonderful roads, but perhaps none as long and as potentially significant as his Silk Road Project. His…