Jul 10, 2015

Israeli gets 14 months for stealing Madonna's songs

An aspiring singer who auditioned for Israel’s top TV song competition was sentenced Thursday to 14 months in prison after he was convicted of stealing and selling unreleased songs by international pop star Madonna. Adi Lederman was arrested earlier this year and after confessing, ...

Meet the 'Sherlock Holmes' of the art world

Jul 10, 2015

Meet the 'Sherlock Holmes' of the art world

One man has become a behind-the-scenes force in the international art world after securing the return of art looted by the Nazis to the descendents of its original Jewish owners. The return of “Seated Woman” by Henri Matisse to the Rosenberg family was his ...

Jul 9, 2015

Joni Mitchell making 'remarkable progress' towards recovery

Folk legend Joni Mitchell is making “remarkable progress” towards an expected full recovery three months after being rushed to the hospital, her lawyer said in comments released Wednesday. The assessment came as a judge in Los Angeles extended a conservatorship over Mitchell, noting that ...

'Trombone Shorty' will take main stage at Essence Festival

Jul 6, 2015

'Trombone Shorty' will take main stage at Essence Festival

He’s no stranger to huge audiences and national exposure, but Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews says his upcoming performance at the Essence Festival is a dream come true. Andrews, known for high-energy shows with his band Orleans Avenue, regularly plays to big crowds. On Saturday, ...

Veteran TV host Katsura lauded by Guinness for 45-year run

Jul 3, 2015

Veteran TV host Katsura lauded by Guinness for 45-year run

Veteran rakugo storyteller Bunshi Katsura was honored by Guinness World Records on Thursday, recognizing his popular 45-year-old TV program as the longest-running talk show in the world to be hosted by the same person. “I can’t express my feeling in words,” Katsura, 71, said ...

Jul 2, 2015

Sanrio plans to release Hello Kitty movie in 2019

Character goods business Sanrio Co. said Thursday it aims to globally release a film featuring its famed Hello Kitty character as early as 2019 through a wholly owned subsidiary it set up in the United States. With the project cost expected to total ¥20 ...