New Compilation Album Brings Landmine Awareness

Emmylou Harris fuels activist artists' collaboration.

Ricky Martin, ZZ Top, Clint Black To Play Inauguration Bashes

Destiny's Child, Lyle Lovett, Van Morrison also among performers scheduled to usher in George W. Bush's presidency.

Bandleader Les Brown Dies

Clarinetist entertained troops with Bob Hope, scored hit with Doris Day.

Classical Music Consortium Seeks To Give Power To Small Labels

Consoritum founded by heads of JRB and ZC labels.

Hawthorne's 'The House Of The Seven Gables' Rebuilt As Opera

Composer's Sinfonia for Brass Octet was recorded last year featuring trumpeter Jeff Silberschlag.

National Association Of Recording Merchandisers To Issue Classical CD

NARM released similar set in 1999.

Milt Hinton, Bass-Playing 'Judge,' Dead At 90

Ubiquitous session bassist leaves equally large legacy of memorable photographs.

Ohnesorg Resigns As Director Of Carnegie Hall

Hall's director had reportedly clashed with staff.

State Of The Art: Eroica's Sant'Ambrogio Says Day Of Trio Has Come

Trio's debut CD was awarded NPR's Performance Today's "Debut Recording of the Year."

Steve Mackey Tucks And Rolls His Way Through Music

Upcoming CD will feature New World Symphony conducted by Michael Tilson-Thomas.

Composers Will Convene For 'A Great Day in New York'

Series will also include Elliott Carter, Joan Tower, Chen Yi, Stephen Sondheim and others.

State Of The Art: Leila Josefowicz

Violinist has begun to give master classes and showcases at various universities.

Just An Old-Fashioned (4,300-Year-Old) Love Song

Song may be hymn to goddess, or actual person.

Maazel Continues 70th Birthday Celebrations With U.S. Premiere of Farewells

Maazel is composing opera of George Orwell's 1984, to premiere in 2003.

Jon Langford: Capturing The 'Atmosphere' of Country Music in Paint

Alt-country artist displays his paintings of country music heroes.

Concert Version Of Previn's A Streetcar Named Desire To Debut In January

Williams refused several approaches to turn the play into an opera in his lifetime.

Instrumental Play Dance Music With Strings Attached

Group members have worked with artists ranging from Mick Jagger, Madonna to BBC Symphony Orchestra.

State of the Art: Vladimir Spivakov

Conductor will tour U.S. with Russian National Orchestra in January.

Operalia 2000 Heads To Los Angeles

11-member jury includes diva soprano Marilyn Horne.

Symphonies Turn To Online Ticket Sales

Increased sales, new patrons among benefits reported by companies using the Web.

CD Sales Growing Despite Internet Worries, RIAA Reports

'Unprecedented success' of young pop artists such as Britney Spears, Eminem driving market, report says.

Baritone Bryn Terfel Launches Welsh Music Fest

Opera star joined onstage by Denyce Graves, Marcello Alvarez.

Philadelphia Orchestra Celebrates 100 Years

Highlights of season include Beethoven's rarely performed Missa Solemnis.

South Australia Opera To Celebrate 25 Years

Company also to commemorate 100th anniversary of Verdi's death with Requiem.