Cheap Trick, Sara Gilbert part of gala honoring Linda Perry

Entertainment 05/16/19, 08:19

A benefit gala honoring Linda Perry will include a performance by Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Cheap Trick and appearances from Oscar-nominated actress Juliette Lewis and Perry's wife, Sara Gilbert."Linda Perry & Friends: A Night at the Grammy Museum" will take place June 29 in Los Angeles at The ...

Alicia Keys memoir ‘More Myself’ coming on November

Entertainment 03/13/19, 12:40

Alicia Keys has a memoir coming out in November, to be published by Oprah Winfrey's imprint.Flatiron Books announced Wednesday that Keys' "More Myself" will be released Nov. 5 through Winfrey's "An Oprah Book" imprint. Flatiron is calling the memoir a "360-degree perspective" on her life, from her childhood in the ...

Smokey Robinson remembers Aretha Franklin at tribute concert

Entertainment 03/05/19, 08:12

For Smokey Robinson, the late Aretha Franklin was more than just the Queen of Soul. Robinson told a packed venue that Franklin was his longtime neighbor in Detroit, calling the acclaimed singer his "little sister" whom he still misses at the "Aretha! A Grammy Celebration for The Queen of Soul." He ...

Nielsen says just under 20 million watched Grammy Awards

Entertainment 02/11/19, 18:27

Nearly 20 million people watched Childish Gambino and Kacey Musgraves earn four trophies each at the Grammy Awards, about the same audience as the annual music show had last year.The Nielsen company on Monday estimated the Grammy audience size at 19.9 million. The 2018 audience of 19.8 million had been ...

Jennifer Lopez turns Motown tribute into her own zesty show

Entertainment 02/11/19, 00:12

Jennifer Lopez turned the Motown tribute into the J-Lo show.The Latin singer-actress hit the Grammys stage on Sunday inserting her energetic dance-pop flavor into memorable Motown melodies such as "Dancing Machine" and "Dancing in the Street."She faced backlash on social media for her lead participation in a tribute recognizing an ...

Michelle Obama gets raucous applause at Grammys Awards

Entertainment 02/10/19, 21:20

Michelle Obama made a surprise appearance to help open the Grammy Awards with host Alicia Keys. The former first lady appeared onstage with Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Jada Pinkett Smith and Keys to say how music has impacted their lives. Obama's initial comments were interrupted by raucous applause and many in the ...

Alicia Keys says Grammys will be about the ‘power of music’

Entertainment 02/07/19, 18:11

Grammys host Alicia Keys previewed the show Thursday by rolling out the red carpet and dancing while Trombone Shorty played funk music with bandmates.Keys was all smiles as she joined Grammys CEO Neil Portnow, show producer Ken Ehrlich and others for a toast at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, ...

Alicia Keys to host Grammy Awards next month

Entertainment 01/15/19, 10:23

Alicia Keys usually attends the Grammys, but this year she'll be there as a host.The Recording Academy announced Tuesday that the R&B star will host the Feb. 10 show for the first time. The Grammys will air live on CBS from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.Keys has won 15 ...

Aretha Franklin honored with star-studded tribute concert

Entertainment 01/14/19, 03:30

Alicia Keys, Patti LaBelle, Celine Dion and more took the stage to relive some of the late Aretha Franklin's biggest hits in a tribute concert.The star-studded musical lineup that also included Jennifer Hudson, John Legend and Common honored Franklin's life and career at the "Aretha! A GRAMMY Celebration For The ...

Aretha Franklin to be honored with tribute show next month

Entertainment 12/27/18, 16:10

The Queen of Soul will get a royal tribute from Alicia Keys, Patti LaBelle, Kelly Clarkson and more next month.The Recording Academy and music mogul Clive Davis will put on the special concert — "Aretha! A GRAMMY Celebration For The Queen Of Soul" — on Jan. 13 at the Shrine ...

Recording Academy to honor Willie Nelson

New York 10/30/18, 06:31

The Recording Academy's Producers & Engineers Wing will honor Willie Nelson days before the 2019 Grammy Awards.The academy announced Tuesday that Nelson's career and achievements will be celebrated on Feb. 6, 2019, at The Village Studios in Los Angeles.Neil Portnow, the academy's president and CEO, says in a statement that ...

ASCAP hosts all-female songwriting camp to improve diversity

Entertainment 10/25/18, 12:11

In a spacious recording studio in Nashville, two singer-songwriters, Priscilla Renea and Jillian Jacqueline, were working through a song idea, trading suggestions for lyrics and melody on the theme of resurrection."When you least expect it.," Jacqueline started off. "Resurrection!" says Renea with a flourish. Shortly after, Mary J. Blige walked ...

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