The difficulty of bringing to a song the qualities that Billie Holiday did during her recording years of 1933-58 was amplified in a mixed bag of Holiday-related renditions at the Bowl.
Music fans weren't quite ready to vacate "Nellyville" this week, as St. Louis rapper Nelly's sophomore LP beat off a strong debut from funk-punk foursome the Red Hot Chili Peppers and held on to the…
Brit music major EMI has upped Mark Collen to the post of senior vice president, global marketing, EMI Recorded Music.
Paul McCartney is set to stage another British invasion this fall. Just a few months after completing this year's highest-grossing tour to date, the superstar ex-Beatle said Tuesday that he will kick…
Following performances that expanded the reach of the Portuguese fado and showcased the vitality of South African township jive, Lauryn Hill tried on a transition from hip-hopper to folk singer that…
As much fun as the psychedelia revival night at the Knitting Factory was, it could not help being a little sad. It was rock music as museum piece; instead of the hall of fame. When Davie Allan and…
The B-52's might be on tour to celebrate their 25th anniversary (and the Rhino anthology "Nude on the Moon"), but when they took the stage at the House of Blues -- looking not all that different from…
Phish fans may be lured into believing these solo projects from the various members of the on-hiatus group would offer little new music to truly get excited about. Keyboard player Page McConnell and…
The Hollywood Bowl staged "A Celtic Celebration" by taking in not only the Irish, but also the Scots, the Galicians and some stray American, German and English composers. But with the Chieftains as…
Say what you will about the musical value of "smooth jazz," Dave Koz can teach his colleagues in any genre a lot in terms of the sheer ability to put on a show.
Miramax Home Entertainment will release the Beatles' "A Hard Day's Night" Sept. 24 in a two-disc DVD set that includes six hours of bonus features.