After a three-year wait, Tracy Chapman fans finally had a chance to see the singer/songwriter live in concert again. The multi-platinum and multiple Grammy-winning artist kicked off a brief tour last month (7/31). Born behind the iron curtain in 1980, singer/songwriter pianist Regina Spektor spent her early years in Moscow. As the only daughter of a music teacher mom and violinist dad, Spektor began piano lessons at age six.
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At first glance, the name pairing of Herbie Hancock and Joni Mitchell might seem a bit strange. But really, it's not. Both stretch far beyond simple labels, Mitchell beyond "songwriter" and Hancock beyond "jazz" or even "pop," for those of you who remember those dancing robots on the 1980s hit "Rockit." A star-studded group of performers will gather at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles Oct. 28 to honor jazz master Herbie Hancock. Herbie Hancock hit the road last week for a handful of US shows ahead of his forthcoming album, "River: The Joni Letters." Joni Mitchell has signed on with Starbucks' Hear Music label, which launched with much fanfare earlier this year by releasing Paul McCartney's latest album, "Memory Almost Full." Missy Elliott has called off a scheduled gig in Jakarta due to a recent U.S. Embassy statement warning of possible terrorist attacks in Indonesia. She was scheduled to perform on Thursday (5/27). plus: Tupac documentary in the works. Red Hot Chili Peppers to headline German festivals. Dick Clark's new year. Billy Bob Thornton and Travis Tritt. AOL's digital music service.