Nina Simone, the pianist and vocalist who singularly brought together Broadway standards, political activism and soul music, died Monday at her home in southern France. She was 70.
With big-name advertisers lined up, independent music magazine the Fader is going bimonthly, expanding its brand to film production, and a new publisher has been named to push the magazine even…
Media-software giant RealNetworks has snapped up the shares it doesn't already own of Listen.com -- home of digital-music subscription service Rhapsody -- in a cash/stock deal that values Listen at…
The Faint find themselves at the forefront of not one, but two prominent underground scenes. As the first band to gain notice from Omaha, Neb.'s Saddle Creek label, the Faint's music is distinctively…
Karen Akers is exclusively singing show tunes in her monthlong spring turn at the Oak Room of the Algonquin Hotel. But don't expect the usual diet of ballads and brassy showstoppers. The repertoire…
Theater, film and opera will be added to the 14th annual Bard Music Festival at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y., to create the inaugural season of Bard Summerscape, July 23-Aug. 17.
It's not all that hard to talk the talk of sincere garage rock scholarship, but walking the walk is another matter entirely. The White Stripes -- certainly the most visible of the current wave of…
The Christian McBride Band has found a seamless blend of the elements -- electric and acoustic, funk and bebop, pop instrumentals and challenging suites. McBride has spent his 20s exploring the…
Teetering near the edge of musical chaos during their near-two-hour show Thursday, the members of Foo Fighters blazed confidently through a rock-solid gig built around the strong musicianship of all…
The 2004 kudos calendar is shifting again, with the Grammys planning an earlier date to avoid jostling with Oscar.