Under extraordinary circumstances, New York City Opera gave an extraordinary performance to open the season on Saturday afternoon. The company's opening night was originally scheduled for Sept. 11…
How should entertainers respond to the cataclysmic events of last week? Saturday night at the Greek Theater, Tony Bennett and k.d. lang decided not to ignore the attacks on the World Trade Center and…
In an effort reminiscent of 1985's "We Are the World" fund-raising drive, a group of pop stars led by Michael Jackson plans to record a new song to raise $50 million for survivors and families of…
System of a Down's "Toxicity" (American/Columbia) was declared the top-selling album for the week ended Sept. 9 after a major reporting error was detected in the SoundScan system.
Britney Spears and her sisters may fill a niche in the hearts of youngsters who crave light, fluffy entertainment -- but adults with a taste for cotton candy generally have a lot less luck satisfying…
In ordinary times, the impact of the West Coast premiere of Wynton Marsalis' exuberantly audacious 1999 work "All Rise" would have been limited to the usual hot debates in the jazz and classical…
"Are y'all here to party?" Macy Gray asked the crowd early on in her semi-secret Los Angeles show, billed as "An Evening With Intimacy." No idle bit of stage patter, this was as much a command as a…
Singer-songwriter Aimee Mann has filed a $2 million suit against UMG Recordings and Universal Music & Video Distribution for allegedly releasing an unauthorized collection of her songs last year.
Universal Music Group has tapped Webcasting technology firm RadioWave to produce, host and distribute online radio programming with content from several UMG labels.
AOL Time Warner is reportedly taking a stake in struggling German music channel Viva Zwei.
Playwright Arthur Miller has been honored with the Praemium Imperiale Laureates award for theater and film; jazz musician Ornette Coleman took the nod for music.
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