Esa-Pekka Salonen, the conductor who guided the Los Angeles Philharmonic to a level of previously unattained prestige, will step down as music director after the 2008-09 season.
Although most punk rock histories point to New York City as the sole fount of embryonic activity, a careful trace of the genre's roots shows a firm early planting in Cleveland -- where Pere Ubu began…
Michael Feinstein is a musicologist and historian, a singer of songs and guardian of the Great American Songbook. For the last of his seasonal series, Feinstein honored the memory of legendary…
Rupert Murdoch spent years chasing DirecTV, but he was quick to sacrifice the satcaster when he needed to serve up a big asset to get John Malone off his back and out of News Corp.'s boardroom.
When Paramount released "The Truman Show" in 1998, the studio thought it was releasing a satire of how far America's obsession with celebrity could go. But two Italian entrepreneurs think Paramount…
Documentary "Before the Music Dies" will become the first feature to be distributed by Indie911 online via the Hookah, its new application that allows anyone to sell digital content on their own Web…
Gotham's Prospect Park, Randall's Island and Shea Stadium are among the sites under consideration for July 7's Live Earth concerts to fight global warming.
When Brandi Carlile played the Troubadour toward the end of her tour supporting her debut disc from 2005, she wowed the packed house with near operatic vocal stunts. Her return was a triumphant…
Keely Smith is back in town and she has taken her act on the road, moving a few blocks uptown from her usual stand at Feinstein's at the Regency to the intimate confines of the Cafe Carlyle. "The…
The music industry used the tail end of the spring-break period to unleash a slew of releases, but it did little to reduce the 17% drop in album sales in the first quarter vs. a year earlier.
In the third-season episode of "The Sopranos" titled "Employee of the Month," Dr. Jennifer Melfi (Lorraine Bracco) enters a sandwich shop and sees the photo on the wall of the establishment's honored…