December 2, 2010 - Simply put, the major Grammy nominations are all about the kids this year. No legends received nominations in the general categories, so album, record and song will not be used as "lifetime achievement" awards to honor an overlooked musician. Still, many music vets did get their acknowledgment in several other categories.
November 19, 2010 - While "Jersey Boys," "Rock of Ages" and "Mamma Mia" continue to do business around the world, theater producers have largely put the brakes on jukebox musicals, effectively shunting them into theater limbo.
November 18, 2009 - The history of music at sporting events dates back at least to the 19th Century, when the Spiros Samaras-penned Olympic theme was performed at the 1896 games in Athens. More than 110 years later, music and sport continue to share the spotlight. Witness the New York Yankees' adoption of Jay-Z's "Empire State of Mind" as their theme song on their recent championship run. Not only did Jay-Z and Alicia Keys perform the track live at Yankee Stadium before Game 2 of the World Series--the MC offered a reprise performance (with Bridget Kelly pinch-hitting for Keys) a week later at the Yankees' victory parade.