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12-22-94: Madonna signs Alanis Morissette to her label, Maverick Records.

Alanis' debut album, Jagged Little Pill, becomes the biggest selling debut album of all time and heralds the rise of female musicians. Mavericks, mogels and righteous babes range from Sarah McLachlan with her Lilith Fair to the pop domination of The Spice Girls.

9-7-96: Tupac Shakur is shot in Las Vegas, which signifies the beginning of the end of gangsta rap -- one of the most successful music genres of the decade. Notorious B.I.G.'s death 6 months later will solidify the gangsta rap's self-destruction.

9-4-97: Puff Daddy and Sting perform ``I'll Be Missing You'' on the MTV Video Music Awards, which marks a coming-of-age for the sampling of past songs for new hits.

Critics giving their take on the events that make up ``9 Days That Rocked the 90's'' include MTV News' Kurt Loder; New York Times' pop music critic Ann Powers; Time Magazine's music critic Christopher John Farley and author of My Favorite War; Simon Reynolds, author of Generation Ecstasy; Nelson George, author of Hip-Hop America and MTV News' Chris Connelly.

Artist commentary is provided by Sean ``Puffy'' Combs, Beck, Lauryn Hill, Marilyn Manson among others.

``9 Days That Rocked The 90's'' is produced by Jesse Ignjatovic and associate produced by Erika Clarke. The show is written by Stuart Cohn.

Executive producers are Lauren Lazin & Dave Sirulnick. MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom Inc., owns and operates five cable television programming services -- MTV: Music Television, M2: Music Television, VH1, Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite, and TV Land -- all of which are trademarks of MTV Networks. Information about MTV and M2: Music Television is available on MTV Online, on America Online (Keyword: MTV) and the World Wide Web ( s/press/newspec/ultra/pr9days Date: Thu, 21 Jan 1999 11:09:36 -0800 (PST) From: Kdforever Subject: The Bernhard-Casares feud is over Taken from NY Daily News, Spat's All, Folks The Sandra Bernhard-Ingrid Casares feud is officially over.

After eight years of not speaking to each other, the two women kissed and made up Monday at Joia, Casares' Miami restaurant, sources say.

In case you've forgotten, the feud linked to each woman's separate relationship with Madonna. Bernhard was pals with Madonna. Casares was pals with Bernhard. Casares became pals with Madonna, and suddenly Bernhard was out. She went on to dis the other two unmercifully in her act.

Last February, Madonna and Casares showed up at Bernhard's cabaret show and reportedly used a cell phone to order pizza during the performance.

In November, Casares and Bernhard were at Moomba at the same time, but neither approached the other.