Jane Ira Bloom has long distinguished herself as a distinctive voice on the soprano saxophone -- one of the jazz realm's most uncommonly expressive yet hard-to-wrangle instruments. She could easily…
Georgia Gibbs, singer who starred on "Your Hit Parade" and reached the top of the charts in the 1950s with covers of songs by black artists, died Dec. 9 in New York of complications from leukemia…
Walt Disney Concert Hall will soon be taken over by the city. County supervisors are expected to vote Tuesday to transfer ownership of the property from a Disney Hall nonprofit organization to the…
Rapper-turned-actor 50 Cent is branching out again. The 31-year-old has co-written three fiction novellas that are based on members of his G-Unit. Tomes are published by MTV and Pocket.
Italy has introduced long awaited tax breaks to support emerging local recording artists in a move being cheered by Europe's indie music labels as a watershed in giving new talent a boost.
In their first year of eligibility, the alternative rock prototype R.E.M. and '80s hard rock progenitors Van Halen, have been elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The two bands will be joined…
Rocker Dave Matthews has signed to appear in an episode of Fox's "House." In the episode, set to air in March, Matthews will play a savant who was hit by a bus when he was 10.
Eric Clapton will become the latest rock legend to try to tap the growing Chinese market when he plays Shanghai this month.
When B.B. King left the Mississippi Delta region for Memphis in 1947, Harry Truman was president, the world was still spinning 78 rpm discs, television was just beginning to catch on, Elvis was a…
Bob Bakish has been appointed to the newly-created position of president, MTV Networks Intl.
New talent helped British music record its best year in nearly a decade during 2006.