Tortoise, which returned to the Big Apple on Wednesday for a sold-out two-night stand, traffics in long, complex instrumentals, engages in no stage banter and plays in near-total darkness, none of…
Susan Stroman was honored with this year's Astaire Award for choreography for her work on "The Producers." Awards were given out at a lunch ceremony Friday benefiting the Theater Development Fund…
If Charles Mingus were among us today, he might have been astonished -- or more likely, gratified -- by the health of the Mingus tribute/repertory band scene.
Tall and elegant Michel Maguire looks like he should be posing for GQ covers rather than crooning tunes in a nightclub. But the smooth-voiced 1987 Tony Award-winner (Enjolras in the original Broadway…
This is my 35-piece orchestra," quipped singer Keely Smith as she introduced the nine musicians who are backing her for her first extended Manhattan engagement in several years. Indeed, the band at…
Wayne Newton, you have some big-time competition. Celine Dion has inked an exclusive, multiyear agreement with Caesars Palace under which she'll do 200 shows per year for a minimum of three years.
While most contemporary pop and rock artists trip clumsily over the concept of lyrical subtlety, Placebo front man Brian Molko is among those rare performers with a firm grasp on the art of deception.
Play the song any way you want, but in the end it still comes down to a battle over compensation. That was the tune filtering out of a Capitol Hill hearing Thursday on music and the Internet, one of…
BMI feted writers and publishers of the year's 50 most performed songs during the 49th annual BMI Awards Tuesday at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.
Despite a hefty sales drop-off, Destiny's Child survived for a second week at No. 1 in the album charts, staving off a formidable offensive from Liverpool lad Paul McCartney.
Zomba Music, home of teen-pop powerhouse label Jive Records, has launched Ingenuity Entertainment, a full-service management company for artists, composers, music editors and music supervisors in the…