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cancels an imminent $200,000 appearance at the M2 nightclub in New York City, USA, claiming she is too busy preparing for her North American tour. The action will result in the club's owner, Joey Morri ssey, threatening Beyonce
with a $1m lawsuit.
And The E Street Band play the second of two sold out nights at Koengen, Bergen, Norway, Europe.
Priscilla Ahn releases her debut album, A Good Day, on Blue Note
Yolanda Saldivar, convicted killer of Tejano music star Selena, loses an appeal in the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals because it was filed in the wrong county. The appeal had been filed in Nueces County, instead of Harris County where she was tried and convicted.
Readers of St Louis, Missouri, USA, newspaper the Riverfront Times choose singer Erin Bode
as the Best Jazz Artist in the weekly newspaper's 2008 Music Awards
plays a free concert at Cadillac Ranch, Nashville, Tennessee
, USA, to celebrate two decades since signing his first recording deal. He plays 34 of his Top 10 hits, including Wanted, Little Bitty, "here Goes and Chattahoochee.
New Jersey-based AllGood Entertainment Inc files suit in New York City, USA, in an attempt to stop Michael Jackson from performing in London
, England, UK, Europe, this year, claiming his appearances would be in violation of a prior contract.
Guitarist and singer Huey Long dies aged 105 in Houston, Texas, USA. In a long and acclaimed career, he worked with The Ink Spots
, Sarah Vaughan
, Charlie Parker
, The Three Deuces and many others.
Former UK hitmaker Mark Morrison is arrested
in the lobby area of Warren House, Beckford Close, London W14 for "common assault on a 36-year-old
male". Morrison is taken to Chelsea police station and bailed.
Nine people are arrested in London, Kent and the Midlands for conspiracy to commit fraud and money laundering, via an internet scam
in which DJs allegedly used stolen credit cards to buy their own music on iTunes, thus netting around £400,000 in royalties and boosting their chart ratings.
Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails
posts a statement on the band's official message board in which he berates the negativity of online communities such as Twitter. "We're in a world where the mainstream social networks want any and all people to boost user numbers for the big selloff", he says, "and are not concerned with the quality of experience."