Jul 15, 2015

'Narcocorridos' as Guzman's escape inspires drug ballads

Mexican drug baron Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman had barely vanished from prison when the first rhymes hit the Internet — his second spectacular jailbreak has already inspired “narcocorridos,” controversial drug ballads. The genre is a big part of the “narco cultura” that is especially ...

Singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu charms audience at Milan expo

Jul 13, 2015

Singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu charms audience at Milan expo

Pop singer and fashion model Kyary Pamyu Pamyu gave a special live performance Saturday as part of a Japan Day event at the food-themed Expo Milano. The singer, an icon of Japan’s kawaii (cute) culture, performed “Ninja Re Bang Bang” and “Tsukema Tsukeru,” drawing ...

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 ...