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  • Jan 3 "Side Show," closes at Richard Rodgers NYC after 91 performances
  • Jan 4 "Funny Thing Happened" closes at St James NYC after 715 perform
  • Jan 4 "Ivanov" closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC after 51 performances
  • Jan 4 "Triumph of Love" closes at Royale Theater NYC
  • Jan 11 "Proposals" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 76 performances
  • Jan 13 "Patti LaBelle On Broadway" opens at St James Theater NYC
  • Jan 18 "Ragtime" opens at Ford Theater NYC
  • Jan 25 Musical "Grease" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 1,503 performance
  • Jan 25 "Patti LaBelle On Broadway" closes at St James Theater NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 25 Spice Girl Victoria Beckham (Posh) and soccer player David Beckham get engaged

Singer and Fashion Designer Victoria Beckham
Singer and Fashion Designer
Victoria Beckham
  • Jan 26 25th American Music Awards: Spice Girls & Babyface win
  • Jan 29 "Capeman," opens at Marquis Theater NYC
  • Jan 29 Singers Bobby Brown found guiilty of DWI in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Feb 1 "Street Corner Symphony" closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 79 performances
  • Feb 12 "Freak" opens at Cort Theater NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 22 "King & I" closes at Neil Simon Theater NYC after 781 performances

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 24 Elton John knighted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in London

Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John
Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • Feb 25 40th Grammy Awards: "Sunny Came Home" best song, Paula Cole best new artist

Music awardsMusic Awards

Feb 27 12th Soul Train Music Awards: Puff Daddy, Whitney Houston win

Rapper Puff Daddy
Rapper
Puff Daddy
Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston
  • Feb 28 "View From the Bridge" closes at Criterion Theater NYC
  • Mar 1 "Art" opens at Royale Theater NYC
  • Mar 12 "Sound of Music" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC
  • Mar 15 "Cabaret" opens at Club Expo Theater NYC
  • Mar 19 "Ah Wilderness!" opens at Vivian Beaumont theater

Music awardsMusic Awards

Apr 22 33rd Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood and George Strait win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
  • May 9 43rd Eurovision Song Contest: Dana International for Israel wins singing "Diva" in Birmingham
  • Jun 15 32nd Music City News Country Awards: Neal McCoy, Lorrie Morgan & Billy Ray Cyrus wins
  • Jun 21 "Don't Be Cruel" 2nd studio album by Bobby Brown is released (Grammy Award Best Male R&B Vocal Performance 1990)

Music releaseAlbum Release

Aug 25 "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" debut album by Lauryn Hill is released (5 Grammy Awards including Album of the Year, Billboard Album of the Year 1998)

Singer-Songwriter Lauryn Hill
Singer-Songwriter
Lauryn Hill

Music awardsMusic Awards

Sep 10 15th MTV Video Music Awards: Madonna & Will Smith win

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna
Actor Will Smith
Actor
Will Smith
  • Sep 23 32nd Country Music Association Award: Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood & George Strait win
  • Nov 3 "400 Degreez" 3rd studio album by Juvenile is released (Billboard no. 1 year end Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums 1999)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 17 Whitney Houston releases "My Love is Your Love"

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston

Music release#1 in the Charts

Nov 17 Mariah Carey releases "#1's"

Singer Mariah Carey
Singer
Mariah Carey