Mar 27, 2016

All-girl AKB48 spawns Thai, Filipina sister acts

All-girl idol group AKB48 plans to add branches in two more Southeast Asian countries — Thailand and the Philippines, its management agency said. BNK48, to be based in Bangkok, and MNL48, in Manila, will join the AKB48 family as its newest sister groups, while ...

Rolling Stones rock Cuba for free with 18-song show

Mar 26, 2016

Rolling Stones rock Cuba for free with 18-song show

The Rolling Stones rocked a massive crowd at a free outdoor concert in Havana on Friday, capping a week of engagement with the West for the communist country, which once censored the veteran British band’s music. The Stones started their first-ever show in Cuba ...

'Fifth Beatle' producer George Martin dies at 90

Mar 9, 2016

'Fifth Beatle' producer George Martin dies at 90

Legendary British music producer George Martin, who turned the Beatles into the best-selling band in history, has died at the age of 90, the band’s drummer Ringo Starr said on Wednesday. “God bless George Martin peace and love to Judy and his family love ...

One of world's greatest conductors, Harnoncourt dead at 86

Mar 7, 2016

One of world's greatest conductors, Harnoncourt dead at 86

Nikolaus Harnoncourt stepped down from the podium last year in the same manner that characterized his work as one of the world’s famous conductors. With style, but without fanfare. “Dear public,” he wrote Dec. 5. “My physical strength orders me to cancel my future ...