"Rarely have I seen a musical film that I've liked," says Salonen, musical director and conductor of the L.A. Philharmonic. " 'Chicago' I enjoyed. It had real grit in it, and the characters felt more…
Gelb, who recently left his prexy post at Sony Classical Records to be general manager of the Metropolitan Opera, sticks close to his professional roots when picking a favorite "musical" film.
Celine Dion's Las Vegas show "A New Day" will close Dec. 15 after nearly four years at Caesars Palace.
Landing on several critical kudos lists helped a number of albums as they closed out the year. There were enough significant "best ofs" in the final two weeks of 2006 to generate some heat at retail…
Wyclef Jean's latest gig? Talking up Haiti. The hip-hop artist has been named a roving ambassador to the country, asked by President Rene Preval to promote development and represent Haiti at various…
The music biz can't stem the bleeding, but for now, digital tracks are proving to be a secure Band-aid. Album sales dropped for a seventh consecutive year, but a dramatic increase in the sale of…
"The Lookout," the directorial debut of screenwriter Scott Frank, will open the 2007 South by Southwest Film Conference & Festival on March 9 in Austin, Texas.
With all due respect to Justin Timberlake, there's really been no shortage of "sexy" in modern music. What's really been missing is the sense of guileless fun -- the kind that can't be concocted by…
Digital download sales posted a record week over the seven-day Christmas-to-New-Year's block, selling 30.1 million tracks, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss, co-founders of A&M Records, will be saluted by the music industry in a post-Grammys reception on Feb. 11.
The Weinstein Co. has scooped up North American and U.K. rights to "I'm Not There," Todd Haynes' sprawling Bob Dylan biopic. Company plans to release the movie, the first Hollywood dramatization of…