Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 18-24:
Oct. 18: Actor Dawn Wells (“Gilligan’s Island”) is 82. Singer Russ Giguere of The Association is 77. Actor Joe Morton is 73. Actor Pam Dawber...
NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine Alicia Keys talking about Nina Simone, or Ashley Judd on Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
CHICAGO (AP) — The difficulties that Cubans are having getting visas to travel to the United States has forced the national orchestra to cancel a planned U.S. tour that included an appearance in Chicago.
In a news release, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra announced that the February 2019 U.S. tour of the National Symphony of Cuba with vocalist and bassist Esperanza Spalding was scrapped because it has become harder for the performers to obtain visas.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on upcoming programming from the TV Critics meeting in Pasadena, California (all times local):
Michael Keaton is narrating a 50th anniversary tribute to the late Fred Rogers and his beloved children's program, "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood."
"Mister Rogers: It's You I Like" will air March 6 on PBS and includes celebrity admirers sharing their memories of the show that debuted Feb. 19, 1968.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The main attraction, Solange Knowles, didn't hit the stage until close to midnight, but the 3,000 or so enthusiastic guests packed into the National Museum of African American History and Culture weren't going anywhere.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The new host of "A Prairie Home Companion" has lined up musician Jack White and bassist Esperanza Spalding as among his first musical guests.
Mandolin ace Chris Thile (THEEL'ee) takes over next month as host of the popular public radio variety show.
Thile debuts as "Prairie Home" host Oct. 15 at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, with White and Lake Street Dive as musical guests.