Informal gentility has worked well in Walt Disney Concert Hall, but rarely with laughter and sing-alongs or tales from Texas plains and L.A. thoroughfares. As enjoyable as any fan of the participants…
When Senegalese superstar Youssou N'Dour sang "I can go anywhere, because I know you are there," at Royce Hall, he meant it to be an affirmation of faith. But those words -- the only lyrics he sang…
Death Cab for Cutie offered the college and high school students who packed the Wiltern Friday night music that's more serious than the pop-punk and Hollaback Girls. They still make write and play…
Shedding the "I am Paul the Artist" aura that floated over his last tour's set list, banter and design, Paul McCartney gets down to business in pitching his generally well-received disc "Chaos and…
Stung by continuing criticism, Sony BMG promised Friday to temporarily suspend making music CDs with antipiracy technology that can leave computers vulnerable to hackers.
Though he died seven years ago, Frank Sinatra will return to the scene of his first major European triumph, the London Palladium, next March.
Warner Music Group has jumped into the digital label arena, with one of its legendary execs overseeing the imprint. Aim of Cordless Recordings is to discover and develop new recording artists…
Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp are up for People's Choice Awards this year. Jolie, Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman will vie for the favorite female movie star nod; Depp, Nicolas Cage and…
"Now! That's What I Call Music Vol. 20" sold 378,000 copies in its first week, landing at No. 1 ahead of new releases from Santana and Third Day, and Blink-182's greatest hits.
A distinctive group of European musicians is celebrating the life and legacy of legendary Belgian-born Gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt, who died in 1953. Violinist Pierre Blanchard and guitarist…