The presidential inaugural committee has settled on its final list of celebrities and entertainers coming to Washington this week to participate in festivities associated with President Bush's…
As punk rock bands become more and more cartoonish, the Texas quartet Bowling for Soup have decided to run with the concept and simply become a punk rock cartoon. With their unfortunate facial hair…
Mexican "rockera" and Grammy nominee Alejandra Guzman has been tapped a judge for Telemundo's upcoming song competish show "Nuevas Voces de America" (New Voices of America).
Veteran jazz pianist Joe Sample, a founder and staple of the much-lauded innovative combo the (Jazz) Crusaders for four decades, takes a long overdue solo turn with a six-day gig at Gotham's Blue…
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts chairman Bruce Crawford will step down in June, the org formally announced Thursday. A nominating committee headed by Lincoln Center vice chair Frank Bennack…
The world premiere of film composer Elliot Goldenthal's opera "Grendel" highlights the L.A. Opera's 2005-06 season, which is heavy on names from the film and theater worlds.
Queen Latifah, who sparkled as one of 13 hosts at the Gotham Grammy kudocast in 2003, has been named host of the 47th annual Grammy Awards.
Beatles fans are in for a treat when North London's Abbey Road Studios opens its doors for the inaugural Abbey Road film festival, March 19-April 3. Studio 1, the world's largest purpose-built…
Continuing in his dual role as the Los Angeles Philharmonic's music director and inhouse composer, Esa-Pekka Salonen faced a cheering, full house at Disney Hall on Tuesday night after a night of…
Just for Variety: I caught up with producers of "Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope," Tony Eaton and Larry Klein, at Universal where they're readying Stages 6, 19, 20 and the back lot for Saturday…
Gilbert Hetherwick has been named president of Sony BMG's classical division, overseeing the labels RCA Red Seal, Sony Classical, Odyssey, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi and Arte Nova.