Friday, September 25, 2015
U.S. inmates at a prison in the state of Oklahoma said Wednesday they are hoping a documentary featuring President Barack Obama's July visit to the facility and in-depth interviews with six of the prisoners will influence policymakers to re-examine harsh sentences for nonviolent drug offenders.
South Africa's Sindiso Khumalo hopes you like the fact that her clothes are made in Cape Town and "sweatshop-free."
The Taiwan Academy Los Angeles and the Tyzen Hsiao Music Foundation will co-sponsor an exhibition next month in memory of the late Taiwanese composer Tyzen Hsiao (1938-2015).
Thursday, September 24, 2015
The music publishing company that has been collecting royalties on the song "Happy Birthday To You" for years does not hold a valid copyright on the lyrics to the tune that is one of the mostly widely sung in the world, a U.S. federal judge ruled Tuesday.
Diddy is said to be working on a long-awaited album but, even without his music, he was the top-earning rapper of the past year.
Country music king George Strait wants to be clear.
New York's Metropolitan Opera has broken more than a century of tradition in Verdi's "Otello" with a production whose title character, in a reflection of modern racial sensibilities, does not perform in blackface.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Pop star Miley Cyrus and former Baywatch actress Pamela Anderson added their voice to opposition to a government plan to shoot wolves to reduce their population and save caribou herds in western Canada.
Snoop Dogg is rolling his love for cannabis into a new lifestyle website intended to be an online "encyclopedia" for anything anyone would want to know about pot.
Spain's Carmen Balcells, a literary agent who represented some of the biggest names in 20th-century Spanish language literature including Nobel-winning authors Mario Vargas Llosa and Gabriel Garcia Marquez, has died, her agency said Monday. She was 85.