September 6, 2015

Beyonce offers themes of female empowerment at Made In America festival in Philadelphia

By Mesfin Fekadu THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA _ Beyonce sang her usual hits, changed multiple times and hit high notes at the Budweiser Made In America […]
September 4, 2015

Maya Angelou’s art collection is headed to NY auction; it includes quilt commissioned by Oprah

By Ula Ilnytzky THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK (AP)_ The art collection of celebrated writer and civil rights activist Maya Angelou is heading to a New […]
September 4, 2015

EDM act Major Lazer has global song of the summer, while The Weeknd owns summer in US

NASHVILLE (AP)_ Spotify has named EDM act Major Lazer’s “Lean On” as the global song of the summer. The thumping, bass-heavy song featuring M? and DJ […]
September 4, 2015

First time actor impresses in ‘Beasts of No Nation’; Tucci enjoys his food

VENICE, Italy (AP) _ The Venice Film Festival is bringing 11 days of red carpet premieres, innovative movies and Hollywood glamour to the Italian city. Here’s what […]
September 4, 2015

Jennifer Hudson, George Takei and Bruce Willis are the highlights of new Broadway season

By Mark Kennedy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ The new Broadway season hasn’t yet started in earnest and already there’s a front-runner for the Tony […]
September 2, 2015

A longtime collaborator, Ruby Amanfu takes a deep dive into covers in solo spotlight

By Kristin M. Hall THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NASHVILLE _ Ruby Amanfu knows how to share the stage, but during a recent dinner party in Nashville, Tennessee, […]
September 2, 2015


NEW YORK (AP) _ Rihanna says work on her new album is going great and she can’t wait to finish it. If she puts it out […]
September 1, 2015

Bond author Anthony Horowitz apologizes for saying Idris Elba ‘too street’ to play 007

LONDON (AP) _ The author of the new James Bond novel apologized on Tuesday after he said that British actor Idris Elba is “too street” to […]
September 1, 2015

As International Reggae Artist ORieL Gears Up for European Tour, His Thoughts are with his Birthland of Dominica Amid Disaster

As reggae recording artist ORieL gears up for his first European tour, his heart aches for his birthplace of Dominica as Tropical Storm Erika wreaked havoc on […]
September 1, 2015


UNITED NATIONS (AP) _ Forest Whitaker is looking to help kids who are taking part in war — instead of doing things like being in school. […]
September 1, 2015


ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) _ A Chicago guy who wants to be president? For the White House it’s a case of been there, done that. […]
August 31, 2015


LOS ANGELES (AP) _ It wasn’t a kiss _ but a diss _ that marked Miley Cyrus’ night at the V-M-A’s. Nicki Minaj has been hot […]