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 ...

Nobel academy member slams Dylan as 'arrogant'

Oct 22, 2016

Nobel academy member slams Dylan as 'arrogant'

A prominent member of the academy that awards the Nobel literature prize slammed this year’s laureate, Bob Dylan, as arrogant on Friday, citing his total silence since the award was announced on Oct. 13. The U.S. singer-songwriter has not responded to repeated phone calls ...

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 ...