'Law & Order' veteran character actor Steven Hill dead at 94

Steven Hill, a versatile character actor in theater, films and television who achieved his greatest success late in life as grumpy District Attorney Adam Schiff on TV’s long-running “Law & Order,” died Tuesday. He was 94. He died Tuesday morning at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, his wife, Rachel, ...

Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip holds final show

Aug 21, 2016

Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip holds final show

A delirious sold-out crowd and countless Canadians on live TV watched the final concert by rock band The Tragically Hip, whose lead singer and songwriter Gord Downie has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. The band, an indelible part of Canada’s national identity with ...

Aug 20, 2016

Kimura apologizes for SMAP breakup

A core member of the five-man pop group SMAP has offered an apology for the band’s decision to break up on Dec. 31 after more than a quarter of a century together. “I now cannot find words to say to all of our fans ...

It's true: SMAP to split up at year's end

Aug 14, 2016

It's true: SMAP to split up at year's end

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After a quarter-century run, the Japanese boy band SMAP has decided to call it quits on Dec. 31, its management agency said in a press release Sunday, shocking die-hard fans in Asia and around the world. Some of the members of the synchronized five-man ...

Cancer claims famed pianist Hiroko Nakamura, 72

Jul 29, 2016

Cancer claims famed pianist Hiroko Nakamura, 72

Noted Japanese pianist Hiroko Nakamura, a prizewinner at the prestigious International Chopin Piano Competition, died of bowel cancer at her Tokyo home Tuesday. She was 72. A native of Yamanashi Prefecture, Nakamura, whose real name was Hiroko Fukuda, was one of the first students ...