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Billy Joel

Billy Joel
Billy Joel is a popular singer, pianist, songwriter and musician with Long Island roots. His lengthy discography includes the hit records Piano Man, Glass Houses, An Innocent Man and Storm Front. (Photo AP)
Billy Joel is a popular singer, pianist, songwriter and musician with Long Island roots. His lengthy discography includes the hit records Piano Man, Glass Houses, An Innocent Man and Storm Front. (Photo AP) « Show less

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  • Harry Sloan is the Republicans' inside man

    Harry Sloan is the Republicans' inside man
    TO BE a Hollywood Republican, you've got to be one of two things: very stubborn or very optimistic. Harry Sloan is the latter, and that has made him not only the Republican Party's major entertainment industry cheerleader but also Sen. John McCain's go-to...
  • At the Hotel Bel-Air, a pianist's elegance and ivory

    At the Hotel Bel-Air, a pianist's elegance and ivory
    The Champagne Bar at the Hotel Bel-Air is dark as a lair. Ice clinks as men and women on caramel-colored leather chairs and forest-green couches imbibe, converse and laugh. A roaring fire blasts light and warmth, which is welcome, despite the heat of a...
  • An all-star 'We Are the World' remake for Haiti relief

     
    Twenty-five years after the all-star recording of "We Are the World" became a signature moment in celebrity altruism and pop-music history, a new collective of stars came together Monday at the same Hollywood recording studio to record a new version......
  • Elton John finally gets his own ('homoerotic') ballet

     
    He’s toured with Billy Joel and performed on the Grammy Awards with Lady Gaga and Eminem. But Elton John’s latest collaboration is with a Canadian ballet company, which is mounting “Love Lies Bleeding,” a new ballet about the pop star’s......
  • Renée Fleming takes a detour into indie rock

     
    When not performing in opera houses around the world, soprano Renée Fleming has been known to dip a manicured toe into the waters of jazz, Broadway tunes, holiday music and film soundtracks ("The Lord of the Rings"). In what may......
  • Doobie Brothers, Billy Joel Shut Out Disco at Grammys

     
    Feb. 28, 1980: The Doobie Brothers' "What a Fool Believes" wins the Grammy for best single while Billy Joel's "52nd Street" wins for best album. Bonus appearance: Bob Dylan! … and Jim Murray writes about Spectacular Bid....
  • Scott MacIntyre talks about next week's duet with Matt Giraud, says season 9 'not as clearly defined'

     
    Season 8 alums Scott MacIntyre and Matt Giraud will reprise their "American Idol" summer tour number, Billy Joel's "Tell Her About It," on next week's show. "It was talked about for last year's finale," Scott tells Idol Tracker. "And I was disappointed...
  • Twyla Tharp's ode to Sinatra, 'Come Fly Away,' on Broadway: What did the critics think?

     
    Twyla Tharp, who has had her ups and downs on Broadway, is back with "Come Fly Away," her ode to Frank Sinatra, which opened at the Marquis Theatre on Thursday. Tharp conceived, choreographed and directed the dance-centric musical, which debuted......
  • Gold Derby nuggets: 'Come Fly Away' to Broadway | 3-D or not 3-D | Katherine Heigl on Emmy uproar

     
    • Twyla Tharp -- who picked up a Tony in 2003 for choreographing "Movin' Out," set to the songs of Billy Joel -- is back with another dancefest. "Come Fly Away" tells the story of four couples to the tunes of Frank Sinatra. The musical opened Thursday...
  • VIDEO: Idol Confessions with Scott MacIntyre

     
    He made it to eighth place on season 8 as "American Idol's" first ever visually impaired contestant, but that handicap wasn't about to slow Scott MacIntyre down. The Scottsdale, Ariz., native and piano virtuoso shined with performances of Bruce Hornsby'...
  • Simon Cowell's potential music business replacements

     
    Monday, the always enlightening Nikki Finke published a scandalicious account of the back room talks between "American Idol" and "The X Factor," claiming that both were courting music-industry veteran Tommy Mottola for a spot at their judges' table. Finke...