Going to an Alanis Morissette show used to be like walking into a minefield -- while her bluntly confessional lyrics (more jottings than writing) made her seem open, if not unguarded, her stiff…
Karen Akers, the stately international chanteuse, is back in the Oak Room of the Algonquin Hotel for a monthlong spring serenade. In her new program, "When Love Speaks to You," Akers fills the room…
A French quintet with a seemingly endless supply of catchy hooks and imaginative lyrics, Paris Combo is the kind of group that gives pop music a good name. Listening to the band breeze through an…
The Grammy fiefdom of C. Michael Greene was dissolved April 27 when the Recording Academy's board of trustees decided enough was enough and voted to oust their embattled president and CEO.
The list of offspring with musical success on par with their parents is a mighty short one -- and even rarer is a child having a hit with mom or dad's tune. After Natalie and Nat Cole's…
Army Archerd: Just for Variety
The ASCAP composers responsible for music in 2001's most popular films and the most performed television music were honored Tuesday at the performing rights association's 17th annual Film…
It's easy to see why actors are drawn to playing in a band: They can blow off some steam, studio executives don't ask if a B7 chord is the right choice, there are probably fewer lines to learn, and…
Mainstream country crooner Kenny Chesney may own the No. 1 spot on the latest album charts, but alt-country veterans Wilco logged the jaw-dropper of the week, breaking into the top 20 with their…
Brit music major EMI has named Erwin Goegebeur prexy of EMI Recorded Music Belgium.