NEW YORK (AP) — Artists, activists and a former president gathered online for PEN America's annual gala, held virtually this year because of the pandemic.
NEW YORK (AP) — Like many other events, an annual John Lennon tribute concert that takes place in his adopted city of New York on his Oct. 9 birthday has been forced online because of the...
When Colin Miller and Ray Mock set out to document the remaining inhabitants of Hotel Chelsea, the bohemian haven where Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Patti Smith, William S. Burroughs and others...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Neptunes, the creative, innovative production-songwriting duo of Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo who shaped pop and urban radio from the '90s well into the 2000s thanks to...
"Year of the Monkey," Alfred A. Knopf, by Patti Smith
Midway through Patti Smith's new autobiographical tome, "Year of the Monkey," which is set in 2016 before and after the election of...
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...
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...
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.
In a story Dec. 24 about (topic), The Associated Press reported erroneously the last name of actress Gabrielle Carteris.
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.
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.
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."
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."
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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...