News …

Warner Music Group becomes the latest label to sign up for Nokia’s “Comes With Music” offering – Reuters

Painting owned by U2 could command £6 million ($11.97 million U.S.) on auction block – BBC News

Jazz legend Ernestine Anderson avoids foreclosure on her home – The Seattle Times

Fire at Madonna’s childhood home in Michigan deemed “suspicious” – Associated Press

One-handed violinist Tavira dies at 84 – Associated Press

Catching up with The FeeliesThe New York Times (registration may be required)

It’s Q&A time with Alejandro Escovedo! –

Views …

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss in San Diego – “Two heads, two voices, much better than one …” – San Diego Union Tribune / Street

T-Pain in New York City – “Often the hook-singing sidekick to far rougher rappers, he was clearly enthusiastic about being the night’s top dog, shouting loudly throughout his set and dancing with unexpected limberness.” – The New York Times (registration may be required)

Miranda Lambert in Muskegon, Mich. – ” … she’s going to be around for quite some time.” The Muskegon Chronicle

Erykah Badu in London – “When she threw back her head and sang in a voice with more raw power than the high, reedy thing that makes mellow gold of her albums, she truly mesmerised.” – The Evening Standard U.K.

Def Leppard and Whitesnake in London – ” …demonstrate that they still know how to roar” – The Times Online U.K.

Woody Allen in Montreal – “And while he may not be a Sidney Bechet or a Benny Goodman, he has that most important of qualities for a jazz horn player: his own sound.” – National Post

They Say It’s Their Birthday … (Or so says Associated Press)

is 73

Delaney Bramlett is 69

Twyla Tharp is 67

Andrae Crouch is 66

Deborah Harry (Blondie) is 63

Fred Schneider (The B-52’s) is 57

Evelyn “Champagne” King is 48

Michelle Wright is 47

Missy Elliott is 37