Mariza, the budding Portuguese superstar, was in a talkative mood Wednesday night. The tall and stunning fado singer not only expressed appreciation in her remarks, she took a rapt audience deep into…
Hurricane Wilma has forced MTV to cancel the Video Music Awards Latin America. Kudocast was skedded to air live from Playa del Carmen in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula today.
Courtney Love will publish a memoir about her time with her late husband, rocker Kurt Cobain. Book, to be published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux, will contain many previously unseen photos of Cobain…
Oooh, baby, is it ever a wild world. Yusuf Islam, who went by the name Cat Stevens in the late 1960s and 1970s before retiring from pop music, was named songwriter of the year by England's performing…
With his high forehead and thick, bushy beard, Iron and Wine's Sam Beam looks like he could be carved from granite. But the music he played at the Wiltern Tuesday -- both alone and with the Tucson…
Alicia Keys sold 196,000 copies of "Unplugged" (J Records) to take the top spot on the nation's album sales chart. All three of her albums have laid claim to No. 1.
Jason Flom, ousted from Warner Music Group's Atlantic Records just two months ago, is expected to take over Matt Serletic's chairman-CEO post at Virgin Records in the U.S.
Vancouver's The New Pornographers -- a sometimes seven-person, coed collective that has so far created three CDs of masterful, propulsive power pop tinged with psychedelia -- manages to produce a…
There was plenty of hue and cry when Liz Phair made her supposed U-turn into the pop mainstream. Those firing slings and arrows in Phair's direction, however, conveniently ignored the fact that her…
Andrea Marcovicci doesn't walk onto the stage. She floats. Stately and serene, the doyenne of cabaret opened the concert with an invitation to reminisce with "On Such a Night as This." With music by…