Singer Rawls dies at 72


Lou Rawls, whose deep and silky voice took him from church choirs on Chicago's Southside to Broadway and the top of the pop charts, died Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He was 72.

Recording kudos set


The Recording Academy has selected the honorees for its annual salutes to classical music, jazz and gospel. The 10th Grammy Salute to Classical Music will be held at noon Feb. 3 at the Millennium…

Digital boom, CD gloom


Album sales declined for the sixth consecutive year in 2005, dipping 7.2% to 618.9 million units from the 666.7 million sold in 2004, according to Nielsen SoundScan. But a boom in digital sales has…

Music eyes singles scene


The music industry decked its halls with lower case i's last year, brightening spirits with the knowledge that a song is just the spin of an iPod wheel away. It suggests 2006 will be the year the…

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