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  • Quincy Talks Digital Divide

    Quincy Talks Digital Divide | ARTICLE

    "From South Central to South Africa," is how Quincy Jones describes the recent doings of a Habitat for Humanity project, in which five Los Angeles youths with gang ties traveled to South Africa to build homes. "That's...

    February 8, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Shaggy Shoots to the Top

    Shaggy Shoots to the Top | ARTICLE

    While Jennifer Lopez's The Wedding Planner was tops at box offices for the second consecutive week, her sophomore album, J.Lo, didn't prove to have such sturdy legs. After weeks of nipping at the Beatles' heels, Shaggy's Hotshot...

    February 7, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Black Crowes Showcase New Tunes

    Black Crowes Showcase New Tunes | ARTICLE

    The Black Crowes took the stage on February 3rd in a former lower Manhattan club to showcase some new material from their upcoming album, Lions. The band took the stage just after midnight for a set that...

    February 5, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • J.Lo Dethrones Beatles

    J.Lo Dethrones Beatles | ARTICLE

    Jennifer Lopez pulled off a media exacta over the past week as her new film, The Wedding Planner, topped the U.S. box office grosses in its first three days of release, while copies of her sophomore album,...

    January 31, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Dolly Parton Shines Again

    Dolly Parton Shines Again | ARTICLE

    There's a magnitude about Dolly Parton that has absolutely nothing to do with her bust. Over the past three-plus decades, she has become a living, breathing international icon, her name easily as familiar as that of Frank...

    January 23, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Buckingham Talks Fleetwood Mac

    Buckingham Talks Fleetwood Mac | ARTICLE

    With their surprise appearance at President Clinton's farewell party on January 6th, Fleetwood Mac started a wave of rumours about the band's future. Following their White House performance -- which marked their first concert together in three...

    January 19, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Report Infuriates Puffy Camp

    Report Infuriates Puffy Camp | ARTICLE

    While Sean "Puffy" Combs and bodyguard Anthony Jones stand trial in New York City on charges of weapons possession stemming from a 1999 nightclub incident, a Los Angeles Times report about an Atlanta investigator renewing his inquest...

    January 18, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Soul Legend James Carr Dies

    Soul Legend James Carr Dies | ARTICLE

    His wasn't the most vast of catalogues; but James Carr's imprint on soul music was nevertheless inestimable, as he recorded some of the genre's most enduring singles in a voice that ranks among popular music's finest. Carr...

    January 10, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Fleetwood Mac Play Surprise Farewell Gig for Clinton

    Fleetwood Mac Play Surprise Farewell Gig for Clinton | ARTICLE

    Fleetwood Mac surprised President Bill Clinton on Saturday night just outside the White House by performing at a farewell party organized by his staff. Though the band members hadn't played together in nearly three years, they pulled...

    January 8, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Puffy's Trial Begins in New York

    Puffy's Trial Begins in New York | ARTICLE

    Sean "Puffy" Combs' trial on charges of weapons possession began today with a fifteen-minute court session during which the prosecution, defense and Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Charles Solomon prepared for jury selection, which will begin after January...

    January 5, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Destiny's Child, Eminem Top Grammy Noms

    Destiny's Child, Eminem Top Grammy Noms | ARTICLE

    The era of nomination domination seems to have ended with the Forty-third Annual Grammy Awards. Destiny's Child landed just five nods from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, to lead all artists. Last year, Santana and...

    January 3, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • From Armstrong to "Zip-a-dee-do-da": Ken Burns' Jazz 101

    From Armstrong to "Zip-a-dee-do-da": Ken Burns' Jazz 101 | ARTICLE

    We'd all like to be Ken Burns. The guy is like a bounty hunter wandering the seemingly boundless passions of his own mind. Every six years or so he hits paydirt and brings in the uncapturable for...

    January 3, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • From Armstrong to "Zip-a-dee-do-da": Ken Burns' Jazz 101

    From Armstrong to "Zip-a-dee-do-da": Ken Burns' Jazz 101 | ARTICLE

    We'd all like to be Ken Burns. The guy is like a bounty hunter wandering the seemingly boundless passions of his own mind. Every six years or so he hits paydirt and brings in the uncapturable for...

    December 22, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Bjork, "Almost Famous" Score Multiple Golden Globe Noms

    Bjork, "Almost Famous" Score Multiple Golden Globe Noms | ARTICLE

    Bjork scored an impressive pair of nominations for the 2001 Golden Globe Awards, which were announced Thursday morning. The Icelandic singer (and now actress) continued her run of acclaim for her performance in director Lars von Trier's...

    December 21, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Puffy Speaks Out About Nightclub Incident

    Puffy Speaks Out About Nightclub Incident | ARTICLE

    Sean "Puffy" Combs sat down with the New York Daily News' Rush and Molloy in an interview published Dec. 21. The interview marks the first time the rapper/producer has addressed the Dec. 27, 1999 nightclub incident in...

    December 21, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Beatles Lead Holiday Sales Surge

    Beatles Lead Holiday Sales Surge | ARTICLE

    If last week's music sales are any indication, there should be few surprises under the tree next Monday. The Beatles led a holiday-fed sales surge that kept them atop the SoundScan's sales chart for the second week...

    December 20, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Guitarist Rob Buck Dies

    Guitarist Rob Buck Dies | ARTICLE

    Rob Buck, founding member and guitarist for 10,000 Maniacs, died Tuesday night of complications from liver failure; he was forty-two. According to a source close to the band, Buck died at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center...

    December 20, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Shania Tops Whitney for Best-Selling Album by a Female

    Shania Tops Whitney for Best-Selling Album by a Female | ARTICLE

    Call it pop. Call it country. Call it what you will, but the music featured on Shania Twain's third album Come on Over has managed to transcend genre in becoming the best-selling album by a solo female...

    December 20, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Kirsty MacColl Dead at Forty-One

    Kirsty MacColl Dead at Forty-One | ARTICLE

    English singer/songwriter Kirsty MacColl was killed Monday in a boating accident while vacationing in Mexico; she was forty-one. MacColl was reportedly swimming with her two sons near the island of Cozumel, off the Yucatan peninsula when she...

    December 19, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Backstreet Boys to Sing National Anthem at Super Bowl

    Backstreet Boys to Sing National Anthem at Super Bowl | ARTICLE

    The Backstreet Boys have been tapped to sing the national anthem as part of the pre-game ceremonies at Super Bowl XXXV on Jan. 28, the National Football League announced today. The upcoming Super Bowl will be the first...

    December 14, 2000 12:00 AM ET
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