France Is Inducting Josephine Baker Into Its Pantheon
2021-11-29 21:56:29 UTC
PARIS (AP) — France is inducting Josephine Baker — Missouri-born cabaret dancer, French World War II spy and civil rights activist — into its Pantheon, the first Black woman honored in the final resting place of France’s most revered luminaries.
On Tuesday, a coffin carrying soils from the U.S...
'The Weeknd' Calls Grammy 'Corrupt' After Lack of Nominations
2020-11-28 21:44:24 UTC
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Beyonce dominated nominations for the 2021 Grammy Awards on Tuesday in a field that favored alternative artists over mainstream musicians, topped by a stunning snub for Canadian singer The Weeknd, who called the process “corrupt.”
Beyonce’s nine nods made her the second...
Ennio Morricone, Iconic Film Composer, Dies at 91
2020-07-06 19:26:40 UTC
ROME (AP) — Ennio Morricone, the Oscar-winning Italian composer who created the coyote-howl theme for the iconic Spaghetti Western “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” and often haunting soundtracks for such classic Hollywood gangster movies as “The Untouchables” and the epic “Once Upon A Time In Ame...
Queen and Adam Lambert Honor Global COVID-19 Fight: “You Are the Champions”
2020-05-01 00:09:54 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Queen and singer Adam Lambert have a message for workers on the frontline of the COVID-19 fight: “You Are the Champions.”
Brian May, Roger Taylor and Lambert recently gathered virtually to record a new version of the Queen classic, “We Are the Champions.”
“You Are the Champio...
Alicia Keys Shares Personal Stories in Her New Book: “More Myself, A Journey”
2020-03-30 19:05:05 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — As a young woman growing up in the 1980s and ’90s in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen — “the name was exactly accurate for what it looked like, what it felt like,” as Alicia Keys recalls it — the budding musician born Alicia Cook would purposely wear baggy clothing and Timberland bo...
Sufjan Stevens Has Partnered With His Stepfather Lowell Brams
2020-03-29 02:06:46 UTC
Sufjan Stevens and Lowell Brams, “Aporia” (Asthmatic Kitty)
Always one to experiment, multi-instrumentalist Sufjan Stevens has partnered with his stepfather Lowell Brams to turn in his first bona fide bomb with the positively pulse-less “Aporia.”
“Little magical moments” is how Stevens desc...
GOOD THINGS: Berlin Clubs Take Party Online
2020-03-26 19:23:23 UTC
BERLIN (AP) — Locked down due to the coronavirus pandemic, the nightclubs in the German capital have decided to keep the beat going — at least online.
Berlin’s nightclubs were closed March 13 to help slow the spread of the virus. In response, some of them formed a streaming platform to let DJs...
Carlos Santana Cancels European Tour Due to Public Health Concerns
2020-03-10 17:55:03 UTC
Carlos Santana is the latest musician to cancel concerts because of public health concerns and performance restrictions due to the growing coronavirus outbreak.
The Grammy-winning star announced Tuesday that he has canceled the European tour dates of his Miraculous 2020 World Tour. Refunds wil...
McCoy Tyner, Legendary and Influential Jazz Pianist, Dies
2020-03-08 05:38:32 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — McCoy Tyner, the groundbreaking and influential jazz pianist and the last surviving member of the John Coltrane Quartet, has died. He was 81.
Tyner’s family confirmed the death in a statement released on social media Friday. No more details were provided.
“It is with heavy h...
Plácido Domingo pulls out of London's Royal Opera House
2020-03-07 06:05:56 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Spanish tenor ?Plácido Domingo, who is ensnared in allegations of sexual misconduct, has withdrawn from this summer’s production of Don Carlo at London’s Royal Opera House.
The Royal Opera House said in a statement Friday it had been mutually agreed with Domingo that he will not ...
Oscars winners 2019: The full list of winners
2019-02-25 04:32:29 UTC
Los Angeles — Sunday night’s Oscars marked a record-breaking year for recognizing the achievement of black artists. Shattering a record set in 2017, the 91st Academy Awards bestowed trophies to seven black winners in six categories.
The following is a list of nominees and the winners:
Golden Globes 2019: The Complete List Of Winners
2019-01-07 07:29:25 UTC
<p>BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Complete list of winners at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards, presented Sunday in Beverly Hills, California, by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association:</p><p>FILM</p><p>Drama: “Bohemian Rhapsody”</p><p>Actress, Drama: Glenn Close, “The W...
Golden Globe Awards 2019: Expectations High For Lady Gaga
2019-01-07 01:42:51 UTC
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Amy Adams, Glenn Close and “Crazy Rich Asians” star Michelle Yeoh walked the Golden Globes red carpet on Sunday ahead of the annual Hollywood awards show, where pop singer Lady Gaga looks set to make a splash with her first movie role in “A Star is Born.”
Taylor Swift endorses Democratic candidates, helps boost voter registrations
2018-10-09 18:09:58 UTC
(Reuters) - Pop music luminary Taylor Swift’s decision to wade into electoral politics for the first time on Sunday has driven a spike in online voter registration, particularly among young people, according to the website Vote.org.
The nonprofit site, which helps people register online, repor...
Cranberries Singer Dolores O'Riordan Dies Suddenly at 46
2018-01-15 21:36:39 UTC
DUBLIN (Reuters) - Dolores O‘Riordan, the lead singer of rock group The Cranberries, died suddenly on Monday at the age of 46 during a trip to London for a recording session, her publicist said.
The Irish group, which combined indie guitar with O‘Riordan’s distinctive Irish lilt and yoddle, sh...
Marlene Dietrich would have been 116 on Wednesday
2017-12-27 09:06:37 UTC
Described as "a wild original", and hailed as the ninth-greatest female star of classic Hollywood cinema, Maria Magdalene Dietrich would have been 116 on Wednesday.
In her honor, Google is changing its logo in 24 countries to a doodle.
During World War II, Dietrich was a high-profile entert...
Harry Belafonte: Hitler is not too far from our door
2017-10-23 20:39:44 UTC
Legendary civil rights activist, singer, and actor Harry Belafonte took the stage over the weekend at what he said would be his last public appearance and issued a stark warning about what he thinks may be in store for America.
Ninety-year-old Belafonte, who recently said he thinks "the nation...
Political comedy "Veep", "The Handmaid's Tale" and "Saturday Night Live" won the top prizes at the Emmy Awards 2017
2017-09-18 04:43:21 UTC
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - “The Handmaid’s Tale” and political comedy “Veep” won the top prizes at the Emmy awards on Sunday, where “Saturday Night Live” was also a big winner on a night dominated by jokes about U.S. President Donald Trump.
In the first major awards wins for streaming service Hul...
French-Armenian Singer Charles Aznavour Gets Hollywood Star
2017-08-25 03:58:51 UTC
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - French singer Charles Aznavour finally got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, capping a more than 70-year career as one of his country’s most popular entertainers.
Aznavour, 93, who was born Shahnour Varinag Aznavourian in Paris to Armenian parents, has s...
Aretha Franklin announced to return to her hometown of Detroit
2017-08-19 21:21:55 UTC
Aretha Franklin, who has reigned as the Queen of Soul for some 50 years, has announced plans to return to her hometown of Detroit and open a nightclub.
The chart-toping Motown legend will not have to travel far: she currently lives in a suburb near the Motor City that gave birth to her musical...
Miley Cyrus Dedicates Her Performance To Manchester Bombing Victims
2017-05-24 17:41:16 UTC
Miley Cyrus returned to “The Voice” on Tuesday, singing “Malibu” on the season 12 finale. She dedicated the performance to Ariana Grande and the victims of the Manchester bombing.
As Gossip Cop has reported, Cyrus joined “The Voice” as a coach in season 11, which aired last fall.
Portugal's Salvador Sobral won the Eurovision Song Contest
2017-05-14 03:33:41 UTC
KIEV — Portugal's Salvador Sobral won the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 on Saturday performing a jazz-style ballad written by his sister, taking the top spot for the first time in the country's history and celebrating with a call to "put emotion back into music".
Along with singers from Italy a...
Keith Urban, Academy of Country Music Awards, Carrie Underwood - Highlights and Winners
2017-04-03 03:49:10 UTC
Keith Urban, Academy of Country Music Awards, Carrie Underwood - Highlights and winners - Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban and more couples rock ...
Country music's king and queen, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, sat front and center at the 52nd Annual Academy of Country Mus...
Bob Dylan touched on his admiration for Amy Winehouse
2017-03-24 05:39:53 UTC
Bob Dylan touched on his admiration for Amy Winehouse.
In a wide-ranging interview with the music writer Bill Flanagan, Bob Dylan touched on his admiration for the late Amy Winehouse, calling her "The last real individualist around"; his and George Harrison's abortive bid years ago to record...
CHUCK BERRY DIES
2017-03-19 08:46:55 UTC
By Bill Trott
CHUCK BERRY DIES — Chuck Berry, who duck-walked his way into the pantheon of rock 'n' roll pioneers as one of its most influential guitarists and as the creator of raucous anthems that defined the genre's early sound and heartbeat, died on Saturday, March 19, 2017 at his Missouri...