Playing music helps sharpen kids' brains, study says

Sep 3, 2014

Playing music helps sharpen kids' brains, study says

The founder of a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that provides free music lessons to low-income students from gang-ridden neighborhoods began to notice several years ago a hopeful sign: Kids were graduating from high school and heading off to UCLA, Tulane and other big universities. That ...

Hip-hop moves as force for slain black teen in Ferguson

Aug 31, 2014

Hip-hop moves as force for slain black teen in Ferguson

by Mesfin Fekadu

Rappers are making their voices heard in the Missouri city where a white police officer killed an unarmed black teenager, channeling hip-hop’s earlier roots when the genre worked as a voice for the oppressed and spoke out against injustice. “It’s really important to see ...

Aug 29, 2014

Miley Cyrus' date turns self in, posts bail

The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards and who had been sought on an Oregon arrest warrant has turned himself in and posted bail, an Oregon official said Thursday night. Jesse Helt, 22, turned himself in at ...

John Lennon's killer sorry for being 'an idiot'

Aug 28, 2014

John Lennon's killer sorry for being 'an idiot'

John Lennon’s imprisoned killer says he still gets letters about the pain he caused in his pursuit of notoriety nearly 34 years ago. “I am sorry for causing that type of pain,” Mark David Chapman told a parole board last week, according to a ...

Miley Cyrus' date sought by police

Aug 27, 2014

Miley Cyrus' date sought by police

The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards last Sunday has a warrant out for his arrest in Oregon. Jesse Helt, 22, was arrested on charges of criminal mischief, criminal trespass and burglary in 2010. According to court ...

Aug 24, 2014

U.K. police interview Cliff Richard over sex crime allegation

British police interviewed veteran singer Cliff Richard, one of the country’s most successful entertainers, on Saturday in connection with an alleged historic sex crime, his spokesman said. Richard, a household name in Britain since the 1950s through hits such as “Living Doll” and “Devil ...

Heavy metal headbanger develops bleeding brain

Jul 4, 2014

Heavy metal headbanger develops bleeding brain

It may not destroy your soul, but it turns out heavy metal music can be hazardous to your brain — at least in some rare cases. German doctors say they have treated a Motorhead fan whose headbanging habit ultimately led to a brain injury, ...

Jul 2, 2014

Google acquiring startup Songza to bolster music services

Google Inc. is buying startup Songza Media Inc., bolstering its music services as it tries to draw users away from rival Apple Inc. Google has no immediate plans to change the song service, which selects tunes for listeners based on a person’s activities and ...