Blues legend B.B. King dies at 89

May 15, 2015

Blues legend B.B. King dies at 89

B.B. King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname “King of the Blues,” died late Thursday at home in Las Vegas. He as 89. His attorney, Brent Bryson, told ...

Mathematics tracks the hip-hop 'revolution'

May 7, 2015

Mathematics tracks the hip-hop 'revolution'

Of all the music styles to emerge in the last 50 years, none took the world by storm quite like hip-hop, say researchers who have tracked pop’s evolution with hard stats. More than disco, funk or heavy metal, hip-hop and its spin-off rap appear ...

Blues legend B.B. King in hospice care at Las Vegas home

May 2, 2015

Blues legend B.B. King in hospice care at Las Vegas home

Blues legend B.B. King was in hospice care Friday at his home in Las Vegas, according to a longtime business associate with legal control over his affairs. The 89-year-old musician posted thanks on his official website to well-wishers after returning home from a brief ...

Portrait of Bach heading back to Leipzig

Apr 30, 2015

Portrait of Bach heading back to Leipzig

A portrait of Johann Sebastian Bach that was one of only two known to have been painted in Leipzig during his lifetime will return after more than 265 years to the German city where he worked and is buried. E.G. Haussmann’s 1748 portrait of ...

Apr 17, 2015

'Suge' Knight to stand trial for murder

Former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight will stand trial for murder over the hit-and-run incident earlier this year that left one man dead and another seriously injured, a Los Angeles judge ruled Thursday. Knight is to face charges of murder, attempted murder and hit-and-run ...