Composer Gyorgy Ligeti, whose music appeared in several Stanley Kubrick films and was championed by conductors such as Esa-Pekka Salonen, died Monday in Vienna.. He was 83.
A Samuel Beckett Centenary Celebration, L.A. Chamber Orchestra's Mozart festival, Woody Allen and his New Orleans Jazz Band, plus the world premieres of Heather Woodbury's "Tale of 2Cities" and…
Will people pay for music if they know the money's going to artists and not "greedy" record labels? That's the hope of digital music start-up Lala.com, which is entering a crowded market with a…
She's back. Again. Add Barbra Streisand's name to the list that includes Cher, David Bowie and Frank Sinatra -- singers who "retired" from touring only to return.
The Dixie Chicks may be riding high at No. 1 with their new album, but they're still feeling repercussions from an anti-Bush comment made in London three years ago.
"The opening of a new Tom Stoppard is always so exciting," said one London critic on the way into the world preem of "The Invention of Love." Those words, spoken in 1997, are still true today; the…
Columbia Records president Steve Greenberg will ankle Sony BMG Music Entertainment today in the latest in a string of departures at the conglom (Daily Variety, June 2).
Pundits might think Broadway tuner "The Wedding Singer" won't score at the Tonys, but that hasn't stopped producers from believing it'll score on the road.
The company that publishes Billboard magazine, VNU, was spared an embarrassing courtroom showdown when two former staffers settled a discrimination lawsuit just as the case was set to go for trial.
The Dixie Chicks held on to the No. 1 slot for a second week as their latest Wide Open/Columbia release, "Taking the Long Way," sold 271,000 copies in its second stanza.
A Russian Web site that illegally trades in music downloads is being sued by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), among others, in an attempt to close it down. AllofMP3.com, based in Moscow…
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