It's a boy: Great-grandfather Mick Jagger dad again at 73

Dec 9, 2016

It's a boy: Great-grandfather Mick Jagger dad again at 73

Veteran British rocker Mick Jagger celebrated becoming a father again Thursday aged 73, his publicist said, as his Rolling Stones band look set to top the album charts for the first time in two decades. The singer’s 29-year-old ballerina partner, Melanie Hamrick, gave birth ...

Dec 7, 2016

Ryuichi Sakamoto's 'Revenant' soundtrack nominated for Grammy

Japanese musician Ryuichi Sakamoto’s soundtrack for the movie “The Revenant” is among the works nominated for the 59th Grammy Awards, according to a list released Tuesday. The awards given out by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences are considered the top honors ...

SMAP set to skip year-end 'Kohaku'

Nov 24, 2016

SMAP set to skip year-end 'Kohaku'

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NHK announced the lineup Thursday for the 67th edition of its annual “Kohaku” year-end music contest, but the country’s top boy band SMAP was not on the list. The five-member group, comprised Masahiro Nakai, Takuya Kimura, Goro Inagaki, Tsuyoshi Kusanagi and Shingo Katori, announced ...

De Kooning painting sells for record $66.3 million

Nov 16, 2016

De Kooning painting sells for record $66.3 million

Willem de Kooning’s “Untitled XXV” was sold late Tuesday at Christie’s in New York for $66.3 million, a record for a work by the abstract artist and for post-war contemporary art. The imposing work, which measures 7 by 6.5 feet (2 by 2.2 meters), ...