World preems of movies from Michael Lehmann, Mike Mills and Alan Cumming highlight the South by Southwest Film Festival, set to run March 9-17 in Austin, Texas.
Singer Billy Henderson, a member of the band the Spinners who sang "I'll Be Around" and other hits, died Friday Feb. 2 of complications from diabetes in Daytona Beach, Fla. He was 67.
Barbara McNair, the pioneering black singer-actress who hosted her own TV variety show and twice played Sidney Poitier's wife in the early 1970s, died Sunday in Los Angeles of throat cancer. She was…
After nearly two decades of discord, the Beatles and Apple computers are singing the same song: "We Can Work It Out." Apple Corps, the record company the Beatles founded in 1968, and Apple, the…
The concept of "the American Songbook" has evolved tangibly in the past decade or so, and nowhere has that broadening of parameters been more unmistakable than at Lincoln Center's annual series…
By any measure, Chris Daughtry should've been the happiest person in the El Rey Theater Thursday night. The debut album by last season's fourth-place American Idol finalist, "Daughtry" (RCA/19), is…
Producer and American Recordings chief Rick Rubin is weighing an offer to become co-chairman of Columbia Records, according to a New York Times story.
Czech pop composer and former rock star Karel Svoboda, who scored dozens of films and musicals over four decades, was found dead at his home in Jevany, Czech Republic, apparently from a…
Veteran Italian film composer Ennio Morricone made his U.S. conducting debut Saturday night, performing many of his best-known movie themes with a 100-piece orchestra and a 100-voice choir before an…
African paybox M-Net is capitalizing on the passion for music in West Africa by airing the region's first local "Idols" hunt for a new star.