Apr 23, 2016

Control of Prince's music trove could come from grave

The late pop star Prince was known in life as an artist fiercely protective of his intellectual property, but how much others may profit from his legacy, including a large body of unreleased songs, hinges on how astute he was in arranging for control ...

Police find no signs of trauma or suicide in Prince's death

Apr 23, 2016

Police find no signs of trauma or suicide in Prince's death

There was no evidence of trauma on Prince’s body when he was found unresponsive in an elevator at his huge compound or any indication the music icon committed suicide, U.S. authorities said Friday. Stunned fans massed outside the superstar’s Paisley Park studio complex on ...

Queens museum lands only known film of 'Satchmo' in studio

Apr 21, 2016

Queens museum lands only known film of 'Satchmo' in studio

The Louis Armstrong House Museum has acquired the only known film of the great jazz musician in a recording studio, footage that was discovered in a storage facility. The 33-minute, 16 mm film captures Armstrong recording his 1959 album “Satchmo Plays King Oliver” in ...

Longtime Met Opera music director James Levine to retire

Apr 15, 2016

Longtime Met Opera music director James Levine to retire

Conductor James Levine, who led the Metropolitan Opera for 40 years as its music director, will retire at the end of the current season for health reasons, the company announced Thursday. The 72-year-old Levine, who has conducted more than 2,500 performances at the Met, ...