BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — In a night of commanding words from some of the most accomplished women in entertainment at the annual Women in Film Gala Wednesday night in Beverly Hills, from the...
Jay-Z to perform at newly renovated Webster Hall in NYC
NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z will help re-open the newly renovated Webster Hall concert venue in New York City with a performance next week.
Tickets for the April 26 show go on sale Friday. It will...
Music Review: Beck, Patti Smith, Unkle inspired by ‘Roma’
Various Artists, "Music Inspired by the Film Roma" (Sony Music Masterworks)
Beck, Patti Smith, Unkle, DJ Shadow and Billie Eilish are part of a large and diverse group performing songs inspired by Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma," resulting in an album that has plenty of good music but with few direct links to the film.
The film's soundtrack was based on songs played by Mexican radio stations in the 1970s, most by Mexican artists like Jose Jose and Javier Solis.
Correction: Celeb Birthdays story
In a story Dec. 24 about (topic), The Associated Press reported erroneously the last name of actress Gabrielle Carteris.
Goldberg, Hathaway, Bourdain among NJ Hall of Fame nominees
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Actresses Whoopi Goldberg and Anne Hathaway, comedian Chris Rock, "Seinfeld" star Jason Alexander, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito and Anthony Bourdain are among the latest nominees to the New Jersey Hall of Fame.
The organization announced its list of 50 nominees for the 11th class Friday. Inductees will be announced in January, and the indication ceremony will be held in May.
Justices endorse Stuart in chief justice primary
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Six current and former Alabama Supreme Court justices have endorsed Alabama Chief Justice Lyn Stuart in a Republican primary.
The current and former justices on Thursday announced their support for Stuart who faces Associate Justice Tom Parker in the June 5 GOP primary for chief justice.
At Tribeca, the night belongs to Patti Smith _ and Bruce
NEW YORK (AP) — The night belonged to Patti Smith at the Tribeca Film Festival — and to her friend Bruce Springsteen, who thrilled the crowd with a surprise visit to perform the hit they co-wrote, "Because the Night."
Other West Virginia native artists being inducted into the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame on Saturday, Feb. 10, are:
MC5 guitarist Fred "Sonic" Smith will be inducted into the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame on Saturday.
His family — musician and author Patti Smith and their children, Jesse Smith and Jackson Smith — will be part of the lineup of presenters, honorees and performers.
Held at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame's 2018 class also includes Hasil Adkins, Ann Magnuson, Frank Hutchison, The Morris Brothers and Michael W. Smith.
Megyn Kelly fires shots at Jane Fonda on 'Today'
A weekly showcase featuring local musicians.
Name: Joanna and the Jaywalkers
Line up: Joanna Ransdell, vocals and acoustic guitar; Dylan Miller, drums; Michael Seever, bass; Anthony Marchese, cello.
Patti Smith, Salman Rushdie talk literature, Trump
NEW YORK (AP) — Patti Smith's long, slender fingers trembled just thinking about being a writer during the presidency of Donald Trump.
"I don't know how people are even able to contain themselves and contain their rage," Smith said, "I always felt, even if I didn't agree with whomever was our president, I felt that I could still walk tall wherever I want. I still was myself. But there's something about this current administration where I feel tainted as a human being."
Salman Rushdie, Patti Smith to make joint appearance Dec. 4.
NEW YORK (AP) — Salman Rushdie and Patti Smith should have a lot to talk about.
Rushdie, the Booker Prize winning novelist, and Smith, the award winning musician-poet-memoirist, will make a joint appearance Dec. 4 for the 5th annual Chairman's Evening of the MacDowell Colony.
MacDowell, based in New Hampshire and one of the country's oldest arts colonies, told The Associated Press on Friday that the event will take place at the Whitney Museum in Manhattan.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — No one really got to know Sam Shepard — and that was the way he seemed to like it. Despite dozens of blatantly personal plays to his name, movie stardom and the spotlight of celebrity and acclaim, Shepard remained throughout his life an inscrutable figure, an American myth in plain sight.
NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in the American West, has died. He was 73.
Family spokesman Chris Boneau said Monday that Shepard died Thursday at his home in Kentucky from complications related to Lou Gehrig's disease, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Lorde has dubbed Taylor Swift a "dear friend" as she clarified comments made in a recent interview where she claimed she wasn't a member of the star's 'squad'.
The 20-year-old musician was recently quoted as saying she doesn't "hang out" with the members of the 'Bad Blood' hitmaker's girl squad, which includes the likes of Cara Delevingne, Gigi Hadid, Selena Gomez, and Karlie Kloss.
She said at the time: "I don't hang out with these people at all.
NEW YORK (AP) — "The Defiant Ones," a new HBO docuseries about two giants in the entertainment world, takes its title from a 1958 film classic about two prison escapees, one black and one white, who are shackled together as they make a break for freedom.
NEW YORK (AP) — Ian Schrager co-founded Studio 54 and is credited with creating the concept of boutique hotels. Now at age 70 he's back with the new PUBLIC hotel on New York City's Lower East Side.
NEW YORK (AP) — It's been 40 years since Ian Schrager opened the legendary disco Studio 54. But if the trendy crowds mobbing opening night for his new PUBLIC hotel are any indication, Schrager, at age 70, is still the coolest kid around.
Blondie, "Pollinator" (BMG)
Blondie updates their sound of recent years on "Pollinator" by returning to some familiar and successful foundations.
Joan Jett joins the band on opener "Doom or Destiny," one of the few tracks written by Debbie Harry and guitarist Chris Stein, but its thump sets the right tone.
Samantha Bee, Masha Gessen to speak at PEN festival
NEW YORK (AP) — Comedian-commentator Samantha Bee and author-activist Masha Gessen will be speaking in May about "gender and power" during the age of President Donald Trump.
PEN America announced Thursday that Gessen and Bee have agreed to participate in the annual Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture, a featured event of the PEN World Voices Festival. Gessen, a prominent critic of Trump and of Russian leader Vladimir Putin, will give a talk, followed by a conversation with Bee.
Emma Watson is a "sucker" for self-help books that can improve her life and career.
The 'Beauty and the Beast' actress has an online group in which she recommends feminist literature for discussion, but she admits she is also "really excited" by tomes that promise to help her improve her life.
She said: "I love it. I will get really excited reading something like Ariana Huffington's 'The Sleep Revolution'. I am a sucker for anything that promises to change my life."
Patti Smith explains Dylan lyric flub in candid essay
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Patti Smith says that when she stumbled over the lyrics of a Bob Dylan song during the Nobel Prize ceremony last week, it was because she was overwhelmed with nerves by the enormity of the experience, not because she forgot the words to "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall."
Patti Smith blanks out during Nobel Prize performance
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Patti Smith needed two attempts to get through Bob Dylan's "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" at the Nobel Prize ceremony in Stockholm on Saturday.
The American singer-songwriter forgot the lyrics in the second verse and had to pause to regain her composure.
"I apologize. I'm sorry, I'm so nervous," Smith said, asking the orchestra to start over.
Wait, Amy Schumer and not Amy Winehouse? Right. The comedian-actress is nominated for best spoken word album and comedy album. Her competition in those categories includes Carol Burnett, Patton Oswalt, Margaret Cho, Tig Notaro, David Cross, Elvis Costello and Patti Smith.
Dylan writes Nobel Prize fest speech; Patti Smith to sing
STOCKHOLM (AP) — He won't be there in person but the Nobel Foundation says Bob Dylan has written a speech that will be read out at the traditional Nobel Prize banquet.
Group dedicating Christmas tree at state Capitol to military
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A group that honors members of the armed forces killed in battle will dedicate a Christmas tree in the state Capitol rotunda to fallen service people and their families.
The (Springfield) State Journal-Register (http://bit.ly/2gsW8V1 ) says America's Gold Star Families will hold a ceremony on Monday in the first of what the group hopes will become an annual event.
Alicia Keys to pay tribute to Clive Davis during Black Ball
NEW YORK (AP) — Alicia Keys is paying tribute to the record executive who offered her a recording contract more than 15 years ago at her charity's annual black-tie event.
Music mogul Clive Davis will receive the humanitarian award at the 13th annual Black Ball on Oct. 19 in New York. The event is an extension of Keys' charity, Keep a Child Alive, which launched in 2003 and supports HIV and AIDS victims in Africa and India.
NEW YORK (AP) — Sandy Pearlman, a pioneering rock critic who later produced and managed Blue Oyster Cult and worked with The Clash, Patti Smith and other punk artists, has died.
Longtime friend Robert Duncan said Pearlman died Tuesday in Novato Community Hospital in Novato, California. He was 72 and had been in poor health since suffering a cerebral hemorrhage last year. Duncan said Pearlman had no immediate survivors.
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The three-day Newport Folk Festival is opening in Rhode Island.
New Zealand folk comedy duo Flight of the Conchords is headlining Friday, with acts including case/lang/veirs, the Arcs and the Violent Femmes also scheduled to perform at Fort Adams, a state park that overlooks Narragansett Bay.
Musicians including Patti Smith, Norah Jones and Ryan Adams appear Saturday. On Sunday, Alabama Shakes and Elvis Costello are among the acts scheduled to...
Music lovers have flocked to Newport during Rhode Island summers since the 1950s to enjoy open-air performances by some of the music world's biggest names. Miles Davis, Billie Holiday and Led Zeppelin thrilled audiences at the jazz fest, while Bob Dylan went electric at the folk festival.
These days, the festivals are resurgent. The folk fest, which runs for three days starting Friday, sold out long before the announcement of the acts, which include Patti Smith, Alabama...
Bon Iver, the Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter whose real name is Justin Vernon, will perform four California concerts in October.
His mini-tour begins Oct. 18 in Oakland, where he’ll be joined by punk-rock godmother Patti Smith, and concludes Oct. 26 in San Diego, at Jacobs Music Center’s Copley Symphony Hall, where, alas, he won’t be joined by Smith. In between those two dates, he’ll perform at two very different locales — the Santa Ana Beach Goth...