Rep: Peabo Bryson hospitalized after mild heart attack
NEW YORK (AP) — A rep for Peabo Bryson says the R&B singer, known for hits such as "Beauty & the Beast" and "A Whole New World," is hospitalized after suffering a "mild heart attack."
Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 10-16
Feb. 10: Actor Robert Wagner is 89. Guitarist Don Wilson of The Ventures is 86. Singer Roberta Flack is 82. Singer Jimmy Merchant of Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers is 79. Bassist Bob Spalding of The Ventures is 72. Keyboardist Cory Lerios of Pablo Cruise is 68. Actress Kathleen Beller ("Dynasty") is 63. Country singer Lionel Cartwright is 59. "Good Morning America" co-host George Stephanopoulos is 58. Actress Laura Dern is 52. Country singer Dude Mowrey is 47. Actor Jason Olive ("For Better or...
News guide: Nixon, dancing candidates and uniting mankind
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Who has the moves in the Alaska governor's race? What were you doing when Roberta Flack topped the charts? And what does the OWL Party stand for? Here's a news guide to Tuesday's election.
FROM NIXON TO TRUMP
Richard Nixon was president, "All in the Family" was the top-rated television show and Roberta Flack's "Killing Me Softly With His Song" topped the charts the day Don Young was sworn in as Alaska's sole representative in the U.S. House.
AP Exclusive: Roberta Flack ready to sing again
NEW YORK (AP) — Once a week, Roberta Flack gives a musical performance for an exclusive group.
The lucky audience consists of a musical director, who works with the legend to keep her instrument — her voice — in top form. It would be an important exercise for any singer, but even more critical given that the 81-year-old singer had a stroke more than two years ago and suffered a collapse that led to a brief hospitalization earlier this year.
Roberta Flack chats about Jazz Foundation honor
NEW YORK (AP) — Reggie Lucas, the Grammy-winning musician who played with Miles Davis in the 1970s and produced the bulk of Madonna's debut album, has died. He was 65.
The performer's daughter, Lisa Lucas, told The Associated Press that her father died from complications with his heart early Saturday in New York City.
NEW YORK (AP) — Singer-songwriter Roberta Flack was under observation at a Manhattan hospital Saturday after suddenly feeling ill before her appearance at Harlem's Apollo Theater.
The 81-year-old Grammy award-winner was taken to Harlem Hospital in an ambulance Friday evening, TMZ reported .
Remember “Dirty Harry”? The Dow was at 1,000 points then
What do "Batman Forever," Cher's song "Believe" and the death of Mary Tyler Moore have in common? They all occurred in the same years that the Dow Jones industrial average passed major milestones. Here are a few more:
1,000 points: Nov. 14, 1972.
Box office hits that year: "The Godfather," ''Dirty Harry."
Top song: "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face," Roberta Flack
Also on this day: Britain's BBC marked the 50th anniversary of its first broadcasts from London.
Golden Globe-winning actress Taraji P. Henson will host “Black Girls Rock! 2017, airing at 8 p.m. Tuesday on BET.
Recorded on Aug. 5 before a live audience at the Performing Arts Center in Newark, N.J., the awards program is now in its ninth year. It was created by philanthropist Beverly Bond and celebrating the contributions of Black women in the fields of music, entertainment, medicine, entrepreneurship and visionary aspects.
NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters has been added to the list of honorees at BET's 2017 Black Girls Rock Awards.
BET said the congresswoman will earn the Social Humanitarian Award for "being a fearless and outspoken advocate for under-served population." The event, hosted by Oscar-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson, takes place Saturday at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark.
NEW YORK (AP) — Taraji P. Henson will host BET's 2017 Black Girls Rock Awards honoring "Insecure" creator and star Issa Rae and others.
BET said the Oscar nominee and "Empire" actress will host the Aug. 5 event at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark.
Rae, who is the also the writer behind "Insecure," will receive the Star Power Award. The HBO show launched its second season this week.
NEW YORK (AP) — Sixty pianos painted by artists and performers will be placed around New York City for anyone who wants to play them.
A kickoff event for the street pianos will be held Monday in lower Manhattan. The bandleader for CBS' "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," Jon Batiste, will lead 60 pianists in playing Bach's "Prelude in C."
The pianos will be in place through June 25. They are a project of Sing For Hope, a nonprofit organization that works to bring the arts to underserved communities.