James Taylor cancels Manila show over drug war killings

Dec 21, 2016

James Taylor cancels Manila show over drug war killings

Grammy award-winning singer James Taylor said Wednesday he has canceled a February 2017 concert in the Philippines in protest of the alleged extrajudicial killings in President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal drug war. “I don’t think of my music as being particularly political but sometimes one ...

Nov 30, 2016

Cossack songs and Ugandan dance on UNESCO's heritage list

Ugandan traditional music, which is dying out partly because it requires materials from endangered species, has been placed on UNESCO’s protected “Intangible Cultural Heritage” list, along with Portuguese pottery and Ukrainian Cossack songs. A UNESCO world heritage committee, meeting in Addis Ababa Tuesday, decided ...

Dylan accepts Nobel, says it left him 'speechless'

Oct 29, 2016

Dylan accepts Nobel, says it left him 'speechless'

Bob Dylan has finally accepted his Nobel Prize for literature, the Swedish Academy that awards it said Friday, breaking his silence on the win, which he said had left him “speechless.” Asked “if I accept the prize,” he answered “Of course,” the U.S. singer-songwriter ...