Sally Field, Linda Ronstadt and 'Sesame Street' Among 2019 Kennedy Center Honorees
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Sally Field, Linda Ronstadt, "Sesame Street," conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and R&B veterans Earth, Wind and Fire have been selected as the 2019 Kennedy Center Honorees.
'Wonderful Life' stage adaptation gets a little help from Paul McCartney
(Reuters) - Paul McCartney is adding another string to his bow - writing his first musical.
REFILE-FACTBOX-Endless kiddie tunes to spikes in doorways - eight ways cities shun the homeless
NEW YORK, July 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - While homeless people are among the most vulnerable to the kind of ferocious heat that scorched Europe in June and is blasting U.S. cities this week, officials have adopted some novel approaches to pushing them out.
Beyonce Releases Music Video for 'Spirit,' Her 'Lion King' Soundtrack Contribution
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Beyonce fans are stampeding across the web veldt to get a look at her just-released music video for "Spirit," the original song she co-wrote and sang for the "Lion King" soundtrack. The track is also included on the companion album she executive-produced and will release Friday, "The Gift."
Woodstock 50's Latest Plea Denied Unanimously by Town of Vernon
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The light is quickly fading on Woodstock 50, which in its latest plea to the town of Vernon, New York, was rejected in its effort to secure a permit to hold the three-day concert at Vernon Downs.
Spotify launches an in-app Disney Hub to lure more fans
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Spotify Technology SA said on Wednesday it will devote a prominent spot in its music streaming app to Walt Disney Co's extensive music library with songs like "Let It Go" and "A Whole New World."
R. Kelly pleads not guilty, denied bail on U.S. charges of sex crimes
CHICAGO (Reuters) - R&B singer R. Kelly pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to a raft of federal charges accusing him of running a scheme to force women and girls to provide sex for himself and others, and a judge ordered that he remain in jail without bail.
Rapper Meek Mill seeks new trial to end decade-long probation
PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Lawyers for Meek Mill on Tuesday asked a Pennsylvania appeals court to overturn a 2008 drugs and gun conviction that has kept the rapper on probation for a decade and made him a celebrity advocate for U.S. criminal justice reform.
South African musician Johnny Clegg dead at 66
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African singer and songwriter Johnny Clegg, one of the few white artists to openly confront the apartheid government in the late 1970s and 1980s, died on Tuesday aged 66, his agent said.
UPDATE 1-South African musician Johnny Clegg dead at 66
JOHANNESBURG, July 16 (Reuters) - South African singer and songwriter Johnny Clegg, one of the few white artists to openly confront the apartheid government in the late 1970s and 1980s, died on Tuesday aged 66, his agent said.
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