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Uptown Music Collective offering new 6-week workshops

February 28, 2015 The Uptown Music Collective, 848 W. Fourth St., is enrolling students for a brand-new series of six-week workshops. more »»

 
 
 
SC Supreme Court order freezes James Brown estate case

February 28, 2015 AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Supreme Court has ordered Aiken County court officials to halt all proceedings in the complex cases regarding the estate of the late soul singer James Brow. more »»

Former pop star Gary Glitter sentenced to 16 years in prison

February 28, 2015 LONDON (AP) — Former pop star Gary Glitter has received a 16-year prison sentence after being convicted of sexually abusing three young girls in the 1970s. more »»

Custom dress Lupita Nyong’o wore at Oscars reported stolen

February 27, 2015 LOS ANGELES (AP) — The $150,000 pearl-adorned dress Lupita Nyong’o wore to this year’s Academy Awards has been reported stolen, sheriff’s officials said Thursday. more »»

Former contestant on ‘America’s Next Top Model’ killed

February 27, 2015 CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — She was a Serbian-born model and self-described “wild-child” who said she began walking runways in her new North Carolina hometown at age 12. more »»

Jimmy Savile report finds widespread sex abuse with impunity

February 27, 2015 LONDON — Two new reports into widespread sex abuse by the late BBC entertainer Jimmy Savile have found that victims’ complaints about his activities were ignore. more »»

Lady Gaga joining cast of ‘American Horror Story’

February 26, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — TV is Lady Gaga’s new platform: After an impressive performance at the Oscars, the singer announced she will join the cast of “American Horror Story. more »»

Paris named host city for International Jazz Day 2015

February 26, 2015 NEW YORK — Jazz musicians from around the world will gather this April in Paris for International Jazz Day, an event UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock hopes will bring an uplifting “positive... more »»

Bill Cosby’s lawyers to ask judge to dismiss defamation suit

February 26, 2015 BOSTON — Bill Cosby’s lawyers said Tuesday they will ask a federal judge to throw out a defamation lawsuit filed by three women accusing him of decades-old sexual offenses. more »»

Roman Polanski appears in court in extradition hearing

February 26, 2015 KRAKOW, Poland — Film­maker Roman Polanski appeared in a court in Poland on Wednesday for a hearing concerning a U.S. more »»

Chris Brown says he’s been denied entry into Canada

February 26, 2015 TORONTO (AP) — Chris Brown tweeted Tuesday that he’s been denied entry into Canada and that his concerts in Montreal and Toronto have been canceled. more »»

Rothman replaces Pascal as film chief at Sony

February 25, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — Former 20th Century Fox chief Tom Rothman has been named chairman of Sony’s Motion Picture Group, replacing Amy Pascal as studio head and effectively concluding Sony’s shake-up... more »»

‘American Horror Story’ actor dies after accident

February 25, 2015 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ben Woolf, an actor on “American Horror Story,” has died after being injured in a street accident, a spokesman said. He was 34. more »»

After the Oscars, diversity remains a topic of discussion

February 25, 2015 NEW YORK — What was missing from the Academy Awards turned out to be the issue that could not be ignored on the night trophies were handed out. more »»

Taking flight

February 24, 2015 LOS ANGELES — Hollywood is smarter than you thought. more »»

Poland’s politicians, filmmakers hail Oscar for ‘Ida’

February 24, 2015 WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s politicians, filmmakers and fans rejoiced Monday over the nation’s first ever foreign language movie Oscar for “Ida,” seeing it as a sign of the country’s... more »»

Bobbi Kristina Brown’s father and partner feud over hospital visit

February 24, 2015 ATLANTA — While Bobbi Kristina Brown fights for her life, a feud has erupted over whether her partner can visit her in the hospital. more »»

Lineup announced for 2015 Jimmie Rodgers Music Festival

February 24, 2015 MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — The Grammy-winning bluegrass group Steep Canyon Rangers is among performers at this year’s Jimmie Rodgers Music Festival in Meridia. more »»

Oscar spotlight draws attention to industry diversity issue

February 22, 2015 NEW YORK — It was a year ago that Lupita Nyong’o, shortly before winning the Academy Award for best supporting actress in “12 Years a Slave,” gave a speech about what she called “dark beauty. more »»

Kerry Washington, Miles Teller practice lines on Oscar stage

February 22, 2015 LOS ANGELES (AP) — When “Whiplash” star Miles Teller stepped onto the Oscar stage for the first time, his face said it all. The 27-year-old actor wasn’t slack-jawed, but clearly awed. more »»

 
 
 

 

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