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  • Cosimo Matassa dies at 88; Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, producer

    Cosimo Matassa dies at 88; Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, producer
    Cosimo Matassa, 88, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member who recorded New Orleans rock and rhythm and blues from the 1950s to the 1970s, died Thursday in New Orleans, said his granddaughter Mia Matassa. He had been ailing since he had a stroke in 2009....
  • Like it or not, 'Fancy' is the song of summer

    Like it or not, 'Fancy' is the song of summer
    Just as the season's winding down, there's finally a definitive pick for Song of the Summer: Iggy Azalea's "Fancy." The surprise of few (and to the chagrin of many), Billboard Magazine has tracked the single's collective rankings on its Hot 100 chart,...
  • Mick Jagger-produced documentary on James Brown to air on HBO

    LOS ANGELES, Sept 4 (Reuters) - Premium cable network HBO said on Thursday it had acquired the rights to a Mick Jagger-produced documentary on soul singer James Brown and would air the film on Oct. 27. "Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown" features...
  • Vevo Taps CBS Interactive's David Rice as Chief Product Officer

    Digital music-video company Vevo named David Rice, most recently SVP and g.m. of CBS Interactive's games division, to the newly created position of chief product officer. Rice will oversee product development for Vevo -- the biggest single content...
  • IMG names media industry veteran Shapiro content chief

    (Reuters) - Talent management company IMG Worldwide Inc said it appointed Mark Shapiro, a media industry veteran and a former chief executive of theme park operator Six Flags Entertainment Corp, as its chief content officer. Shapiro was most recently...
  • Film Composer Brian Tyler Scores ESPN's Newly Outfitted NFL Sunday Telecasts

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Brian Tyler -- the film composer behind such Marvel superhero extravaganzas as "Iron Man 3," "Thor: The Dark World" and the upcoming "Avengers: Age of Ultron" -- has created new theme music for ESPN's NFL studio shows. Of...
  • Toronto: Judy Cairo Heads Back to Fest With 'Boychoir'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - During the height of the recession, producer Judy Cairo managed to break into the feature film business with a smallish indie called "Crazy Heart" through her Informant Media banner. Since "Crazy Heart" became a major hit with...
  • Friendly road trip for Orlando musicians Reggie Williams, Matthew Fowler

    Friendly road trip for Orlando musicians Reggie Williams, Matthew Fowler
    With only a few days left for packing, Orlando singer-songwriters Reggie Williams and Matthew Fowler still have shopping to do before embarking on their "Bring a Friend" tour. "I still need some jackets for the road," Williams said by phone earlier this...
  • Gospel music highlights community festival

    Gospel music highlights community festival
    To Luther Barnes, the show is always about two things – the music and the message. The popular gospel singer and producer from North Carolina will headline the musical portion of this weekend's Southeast Community Day Festival and Parade in...
  • Can CSO's new chief fill Rutter's big shoes?

    Can CSO's new chief fill Rutter's big shoes?
    The appointment of Jeff Alexander as president of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association, which the Tribune reported Tuesday and the CSOA confirmed following a board meeting Wednesday morning, surprised even veteran observers of the American...
  • James Taylor will shower fans with easy-listening pop in Orlando

    James Taylor will shower fans with easy-listening pop in Orlando
    Easy-listening pop hits don't come any more reliable than the material of timeless troubadour James Taylor. Since rising to stardom in the 1970s, Taylor has sold more than 100 million albums on the strength of lyrical songs such as "Sweet Baby James,"...