True to its name, local art-punk outfit The Dismemberment Plan has announced that after a decade together, the band is calling it quits. That is, after the group completes its current U.S. tour, releases a remix album, decides on a possible final tour this summer (including a show at Fort Reno and maybe even a tour overseas), according to the band's Web site, dismembermentplan.com. Plan main man Travis Morrison will also head into the studio in April to record solo material, according to the site . . . The White Stripes are set to release "Elephant," the duo's eagerly awaited follow-up to last year's breakthrough disc, "White Blood Cells," on April 15. Meanwhile, singer Elliott Smith has been lying low since releasing "Figure 8" in 2000, but we hear he's resurfacing this month with a couple of shows at the Bowery Ballroom in New York (Friday and Saturday) and a couple more at the Henry Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles (Jan. 31 and Feb. 1) . . . Troubled entertainer Bobby Brown, who was jailed last week after pleading guilty to a 1996 drunken driving charge, has been admitted to an Atlanta hospital, authorities said yesterday. Brown, 33, was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital after complaining of an undisclosed ailment and is in good condition . . . Pop singer Anastacia revealed yesterday that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. The illness was confirmed by a biopsy the singer underwent last week after a routine mammogram, according to a statement issued by her publicist. The 29-year-old recording artist, who also suffers from Crohn's disease, remained upbeat, telling fans, "I'm a fighter by nature, and nothing will ever change that."
-- Compiled by K. Wilcox from Web and wire reports