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  • CAA Promotes Five Trainees to Agents, Three to Exec Ranks

    CAA has given promotions to eight participants in its trainee program. Five people were upped to agent status while three others were named execs. Rebecca Nichols and Kylen Sharpe have advanced to agents in the music department; Zack Stone is an agent...
  • Stradivari surprise: Soloists diss famous violins in blind tests

    Stradivari surprise: Soloists diss famous violins in blind tests
    What makes old violins crafted by members of the Stradivari family so much better than violins produced today? Nothing, according to a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In a musical version of the classic Coke versus...
  • Rolling Stones' ex-manager explains Rock Hall induction boycott

    Rolling Stones' ex-manager explains Rock Hall induction boycott
    Former Rolling Stones manager and producer Andrew Loog Oldham, in response to a request for comment from The Times, has elaborated on the reasons for his decision to skip his own induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this week. Oldham tells...
  • Peaches Geldof, TV Personality and Model, Dies at 25

    Writer and TV presenter Peaches Geldof died Monday afternoon from unknown causes. She was 25. Peaches Geldof was the second daughter of musician Bob Geldof and Paula Yates. Police, who found her in her Kent apartment, are treating her death as...
  • For the fun of it, Martina McBride tries R&B

    For the fun of it, Martina McBride tries R&B
    What's Martina McBride, one of the most decorated country singers of the last 20 years, doing devoting an entire album to vintage R&B, soul and rock songs? Having a blast. That seems to be the main motivation behind "Everlasting," her just-released...
  • Former AFTRA Topper Kim Roberts Hedgpeth Heading Musicians Fund

    Former AFTRA national executive director Kim Roberts Hedgpeth has been tapped as administrator of the Film Musicians Secondary Markets Fund. The fund collects and distributes residuals to musicians in the motion picture and television industry. It...
  • A gathering of middling stars for 'Jesus Christ Superstar' at BB&T Center

    A gathering of middling stars for 'Jesus Christ Superstar' at BB&T Center
    “I'm here to sing with the King of the Jews – who could ask for anything more?” said John Lydon, once known as the Sex Pistols’ combustible Johnny Rotten, at an announcement of a bizarre arena tour of  “Jesus Christ...
  • Bass-baritone John Shirley-Quirk, eminent Britten expert and Peabody Institute faculty member, dies at 82

    Bass-baritone John Shirley-Quirk, eminent Britten expert and Peabody Institute faculty member, dies at 82
    News came overnight that John Shirley-Quirk has died in Bath, England, at the age of 82. The bass-baritone was a most eloquent singer; an especially insightful interpreter of music by Benjamin Britten; a man of great personal charm; and an inspiring...
  • NBCU Hopes New Focus On Young Multicultural Women Lends Breath To Oxygen

    About seven months after placing Oxygen in the hands of Bravo chief Frances Berwick, NBCUniversal has a new direction for the female-focused cable outlet. Once focused mostly on young women, with programs featuring reality-show doyenne Tori Spelling...
  • Esa-Pekka Salonen on multi-tasking, Northwestern and the CSO

    Esa-Pekka Salonen on multi-tasking, Northwestern and the CSO
    Perhaps Esa-Pekka Salonen's Nordic cool and Chicago's propensity for long, bone-chilling winters similar to those of his native Finland have destined this musician and this city to be soulmates. For certain the busy composer and conductor's long-running...
  • Watch: Dave and Phil Alvin play 'Key to the Highway'

    Watch: Dave and Phil Alvin play 'Key to the Highway'
    Among the countless concerts, reunions and every other stripe of live performance at the recent South by Southwest Music Conference in Austin, Texas, L.A. roots-rock stalwarts Phil and Dave Alvin of the Blasters generated considerable buzz from their...