Nov 14, 2014

First-ever Elvis record, license to go up for auction

The first record Elvis Presley ever made will go on auction next year, along with his first driver’s license, his Graceland estate said Thursday. They are among 68 Presley collectibles going under the hammer at the second “Auction at Graceland” in Memphis, Tennessee. The ...

'The Force Awakens': New Star Wars film has title

Nov 7, 2014

'The Force Awakens': New Star Wars film has title

Star Wars fans were sent into a frenzy Thursday as studio giant Disney revealed the title of the iconic franchise’s seventh episode — “The Force Awakens” — and said filming was over. “The Force Awakens” immediately shot to the top of trending topics on ...

Japanese conductor Nishimoto honored at Vatican music festival

Oct 24, 2014

Japanese conductor Nishimoto honored at Vatican music festival

Conductor Tomomi Nishimoto was honored at the Vatican music festival in a ceremony held by the annual event’s sponsoring foundation in Rome on Thursday, becoming the first Japanese to win the award. Nishimoto, 44, will conduct concerts at two venues, including Saint Peter’s Basilica, ...

Oscar de la Renta, legendary designer, dead at 82

Oct 21, 2014

Oscar de la Renta, legendary designer, dead at 82

At his Fashion Week runway show in September, Oscar de la Renta sat in his usual spot: in a chair right inside the wings, where he could carefully inspect each model just as she was about to emerge in one of his sumptuous, impeccably ...

Venice to close Grand Canal walkway area for Clooney wedding

Sep 26, 2014

Venice to close Grand Canal walkway area for Clooney wedding

Venice city officials on Thursday ordered the closure of a walkway fronting the picturesque Grand Canal on Monday to keep crowds away from George Clooney’s wedding to human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin. The city order closes pedestrian access to walkways accessing the 16th-century Cavalli ...