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Solange Knowles headlines progressive 'Peace Ball'

Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 8:24am

The main attraction, Solange Knowles, didn't hit the stage until close to midnight, but the 3,000 or so enthusiastic guests packed into the National Museum of African American History and Culture weren't going anywhere.

'I've seen rain:' James Taylor bemoans end of Obama era

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 8:22am

Half a world away from Washington, James Taylor is greeting fans with a video bemoaning the end of the Obama era.

Adele to perform at the Grammy Awards next month

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 7:31am

Adele is set to take the stage at next month's Grammy Awards, where she is nominated for album, song and record of the year.

Actress Woodley's pipeline protest trial is delayed again

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 7:30am

Trial has been delayed again for Hollywood actress Shailene Woodley, who faces charges related to her protest against the Dakota Access pipeline in North Dakota.

Madonna on Trump: 'We have gone as low as we can go'

Nekesa Mumbi Moody, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 6:00am

Madonna, an outspoken critic of President-elect Donald Trump, is trying to put a positive spin on his Friday inauguration.

Graceland Black Lives Matter protest leads to lawsuit

Adrian Sainz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 3:50am

Five people have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city of Memphis and Elvis Presley's Graceland, saying they were discriminated against at a protest by a coalition associated with the Black Lives Matter movement during the annual vigil commemorating the singer's death.

Actors, mayors rally at inauguration eve Trump demonstration

Deepti Hajela, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:51am

Actors Robert De Niro, Sally Field and Mark Ruffalo joined hundreds of other people outside a Donald Trump building on Thursday for a pre-inauguration demonstration organizers said was meant to energize those concerned about the Republican president-elect's policies.

'NCIS: Los Angeles' star Miguel Ferrer dies at 61

Frazier Moore, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 9:11pm

Miguel Ferrer, who brought stern authority to his featured role on CBS' hit "NCIS: Los Angeles" and, before that, to NBC crime drama "Crossing Jordan," has died.

The Latest: De Niro, Moore join hundreds at Trump protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 6:00pm

The Latest on the pre-inauguration demonstration by actors and others in New York (all times local):

Works of Flemish master on display at Detroit art museum

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 5:30pm

The Detroit Institute of Arts has announced it is displaying two works by 18th-century sculptor John Michael Rysbrack.

The Latest: Graceland says it has history of 'inclusion'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 1:20pm

The Latest on a federal civil rights lawsuit filed against the city of Memphis and Elvis Presley's Graceland (all times local):

'An Inconvenient Sequel' kicks off climate-focused Sundance

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 1:04pm

Ten years after the watershed environmental documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" debuted, climate change is as dire as ever and yet the solutions are right in front of us, say directors Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, whose film "An Inconvenient Sequel" kicks off the Sundance Film Festival on Thursday.

Spike Lee won't use Chrisette Michele over inaugural gig

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 11:51am

Spike Lee says he won't be using Chrisette Michele's music in an upcoming project because of her decision to perform at President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration.

Bruce Springsteen gives farewell concert for Obama staffers

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 10:30am

President Barack Obama's farewell gift to some of his longtime staffers was a private concert from "The Boss."

A rare, unknown photo of Frederic Chopin probably found

Monika Scislowska, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 10:10am

Poland's culture institute in France says it believes a previously unknown photograph of Polish composer and pianist Frederic Chopin has probably been found by private researchers. If so, it would be only the second confirmed photographic image of him.

Monet, modern classics headline art shows at German museum

Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 9:32am

Some of Claude Monet's famous water lily paintings are among the impressionist and modern art works that went on show Thursday at a faithfully reconstructed 18th century town house in Potsdam, just outside Berlin.

Judge Reinhold pleads no contest in Dallas airport dispute

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 9:21am

Actor Judge Reinhold has pleaded no contest to misdemeanor disorderly conduct in an airport security dispute at Dallas Love Field.

Ellen DeGeneres takes home 3 People's Choice Awards

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 8:52am

Ellen DeGeneres set a record at the People's Choice Awards , becoming the winningest entertainer in the show's history.

Winged bull, drone-topped ice cream up for Trafalgar Sq spot

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 7:11am

A recreation of an ancient sculpture destroyed by the Islamic State group is among finalists for a place amid the tourists and statues in London's Trafalgar Square.

Spain: Rapper gets 1-yr sentence for tweets praising terror

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 6:50am

Spain's Supreme Court has sentenced a rapper musician to a year in prison for exalting terrorism and humiliating terrorism victims in Twitter messages.