'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 ...

Mar 3, 2016

Qatar-based beIN buys 100% of Miramax film studio

A Qatar-based media group that has already moved into international sports broadcasting has purchased a 100 percent stake in the film studio Miramax, part of its expansion into the entertainment business. The beIN Media Group, which earlier spun off from Doha’s Al-Jazeera network, bought ...

'Spotlight' Oscar amplifies a message to the Vatican

Feb 29, 2016

'Spotlight' Oscar amplifies a message to the Vatican

“Spotlight,” which chronicles The Boston Globe’s investigation into sexual abuse in the Catholic Church and institutional efforts to cover up the crimes, landed the Oscar for best picture Sunday — a surprise win. The journalism drama, which boasts a star-studded ensemble cast including Michael ...