Battered by a persistent slump in music sales industrywide this year, Sony Music is planning to lay off 100 staffers, or about 2% of its 5,000-employee U.S. workforce.
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In a performance as pleasant and easily digestible as her fine Blue Note debut "Come Away With Me," Norah Jones set a loping pace and kept it engaged for 17 songs, rarely straying from the…
The tradition-bound Hollywood Bowl departed from the norm on two fronts this week. As was the case the previous week, Tuesday night's program was due to be repeated Thursday, a break from decades of…
The King is dead; long live the King. So says production and management concern Immortal Entertainment, which is developing a tuner based on the romantic relationship between Elvis and 14-year-old…
Barrett Martin, the former Screaming Trees drummer founded the Fast Horse label as an outlet for his multiple musical personalities -- and aired many of them at this traveling minifestival, which…
Toby Keith, whose name shot to prominence when he was prevented from playing a televised July Fourth concert, hit No. 1 in his first week out on sales of 338,000 units of "Unleashed," his third LP…
Digital music service Pressplay will offer far more comprehensive CD burning and the ability to transfer tracks to portable devices -- two functions for which consumers have been clamoring -- as part…
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Elizabeth Taylor, Paul McCartney, James Earl Jones, James Levine and Chita Rivera have been selected to receive the Kennedy Center Honors this year, the 25th anniversary of the program.
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