Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami has hosted a ghost story reading event in Tokyo amid growing attention before the announcement of this year’s Nobel Prize in literature.
There are rock stars, and then there is Ringo Starr. To call him prolific would almost shortchange his accomplishments. But it also feels right.
Lebanese singer and actress Najah Sallam, who surged to fame in the mid-20th century for her songs promoting pan-Arabism, has died. She was 92.
Michael Gambon, the Irish-born actor knighted for his long and storied career on the stage and screen and who gained admiration from a new generation of moviegoers with his portrayal of Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore in six of the eight “Harry Potter” films, has died.
The award-winning U.S. guitarist Al Di Meola has suffered a heart attack while performing in Romania’s capital.
Tenor Jonas Kaufmann, recovered from a multi-drug resistant germ infection, is appearing in “Doppleganger,” a staged version of Schubert’s final songs.
Rachel Bloom was fiddling around with songs and sketches for a new musical stand-up special she was hoping to take on the road when the pandemic hit in 2020 and, as she describes it, “the world exploded.”
Berlin’s city government says Christian Thielemann has been chosen as the new general music director of the city’s Staatsoper, months after Daniel Barenboim ended his three-decade reign.
Celebrities having birthdays during the week of Oct. 1-7 include actor-singer Julie Andrews, actor Zach Galifianakis from “The Hangover” and musician Sting.
This week, a Truman Capote story from early in his career will be published for the first time. “Another Day in Paradise” was written while Capote was living in Sicily in the 1950s.
Before Doja Cat released her stellar fourth full-length album, the take-no-prisoners “Scarlet,” she bit the hand that feeds. Sort of.
Actor Sophie Turner has sued her estranged pop star husband Joe Jonas to force him to turn over the passports of the couple’s two young daughters so she can take them to England.
Grammy-winning rapper 2 Chainz says his official studio album with Lil Wayne, expectedly titled “COLLEGROVE 2,” will be out before 2023 is over.
Musician Stephen Sanchez is capping off a whirlwind year by releasing his debut album “Angel Face,” out Friday.
An Alabama high school band director says he was just “doing my job” when police officers arrested him and shocked him with a stun gun after he refused to immediately stop the band as it played in the bleachers following a football game.
For nearly four decades, the Talking Heads documentary “Stop Making Sense” has exerted an inexorable pull on all who encounter the frenetic fever of arguably the finest concert film ever made.
The 2023 Latin Grammy nominations are here. Édgar Barrera, the producer and songwriter known for his work with such artists as Madonna, Karol G, Shakira, Peso Pluma and Grupo Frontera leads the 2023 Latin Grammy nominations with 13.
Marilyn Manson has been sentenced to community service and a fine after pleading no contest to blowing his nose on a videographer at a 2019 concert in New Hampshire.
Celebrities having birthdays during the week of Sept. 24-30 include Rapper Lil’ Wayne, comedian and podcast host Marc Maron and actor-rapper Donald Glover.
Eno Ichikawa, who revived the spectacular in Japanese Kabuki theater to woo younger and global audiences, has died. He was 83.
Rapper Jeezy has filed for divorce from TV personality Jeannie Mai after two years of marriage. Court records show the 45-year-old rapper, whose birth name is Jay Wayne Jenkins, filed to end his marriage on Thursday in Georgia.
Former Christian rocker Stephen Mason’s life has been shaped by guitars, barber shears and the Bible.
Incoming music director Gustavo Dudamel will conduct the New York Philharmonic at its spring gala on April 24, the orchestra said as it announced a $40 million gift from co-chairman Oscar L.
Author Sandra Cisneros is this year’s winner of the Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award, honoring writers who help foster “understanding between and among people.“ Cisneros is best known for her million-selling novel “The House on Mango Street” and has often drawn upon he
Celebrities having birthdays during the week of Sept. 17-23 include singer Julio Iglesias, author Stephen King and comedian-actor Jason Sudeikis.
Vice President Kamala Harris has hosted a celebration of hip-hop’s 50th anniversary, with appearances by some of the music genre’s pioneers and stars.
New York-born Brazilian singer Bebel Gilberto has released “João,” an album in tribute to her late father, the bossa nova giant João Gilberto.
Country music star Zach Bryan says he was arrested by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and jailed briefly in northeast Oklahoma.
Veteran Canadian journalist and author Peter C. Newman has died at the age of 94. Newman died in hospital in Belleville, Ontario, Thursday morning from complications related to a stroke he had last year, which caused him to develop Parkinson’s disease, his wife Alvy Newman said by phone.
Josh Groban, John Mellencamp, Tracy Morgan and the ever-present Jon Stewart will stand up at this year’s Stand Up for Heroes fundraiser.