The South by Southwest music fest had been rocking for eight years when organizers decided to add a combined "film and multimedia" component in 1994. According to Hugh Forrest, event director of…
Emmy-nommed composer Robert Prince died March 4 in Los Angeles after a brief illness. He was 78.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Eubie Blake, the Velvet Underground, Bob Newhart and the Rolling Stones all on the same stage? Librarian of Congress James H. Billington added sound recordings by all of…
Rock star and activist Bono is adding another title to his resume: first-ever guest editor of Vanity Fair. The U2 frontman will edit the magazine's Africa-themed July issue, on newsstands in early…
Roger Faxon, a movie exec in the 1980s who's worked at EMI for a dozen years, has been upped to chairman-CEO of EMI Music Publishing -- the culmination of a succession plan put into place two years…
Fabian escaped serious injury twice over the weekend -- first in a car crash, then a concert accident.
U2'S Bono is a brilliant talker and an inspiration. At a fabulous symposium put together by Time/Warner last week, he was asked what motivates him to do all that he does. He answered simply: "It's…
The four major radio broadcasters and the Federal Communications Commission are putting the final touches on a payola settlement that will likely have many stations playing a different tune or two.
The history of jazz is littered with unhonored prophets like Mary Lou Williams (1910-1981), best known to jazz buffs, if at all, as a master of stride piano. But she was evidently a much more…
George Strait led the nominees announced Monday for the Academy of Country Music Awards with eight nominations, including entertainer of the year and top male vocalist.
Thirty-five of the world's most famous jazz musicians were honored here Saturday at the start of an eight-day festival at the Kennedy Center (March 3-10) devoted to the eroding fraternity of living…