Mar 8, 2017

Singer George Michael died of natural causes: coroner

British pop icon George Michael who was found dead at his home on Christmas Day, died of natural causes, a coroner announced on Tuesday.The cause of death was dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver, according to Darren Salter, senior coroner for Oxfordshire, west ...

Why some artists no longer want to be famous

Jan 5, 2017

Why some artists no longer want to be famous

“I love being famous,” the black U.S. comedian Chris Rock once quipped. “It’s almost like being white.”But a growing number of artists would rather have success without the encumbrance of fame. From the street artist Banksy to the Italian literary phenomenon Elena Ferrante, a ...

New film shows Beatlemania strain on Fab Four

Sep 9, 2016

New film shows Beatlemania strain on Fab Four

A new documentary about the Beatles shows the toll that Beatlemania took on them as they became “more popular than Jesus” at the height of their fame.“Eight Days a Week: The Touring Years” — the first authorized portrait of the Fab Four in almost ...

Clarinetist Pete Fountain dead at 86

Aug 7, 2016

Clarinetist Pete Fountain dead at 86

Clarinetist Pete Fountain, whose Dixieland jazz virtuosity and irrepressible wit endeared him to his native New Orleans and earned him decades of national television fame, died Saturday of heart failure. He was 86.Benny Harrell, Fountain’s son-in-law and manager, said Fountain was in hospice care ...