05/07/2014 2:10amA famed soprano is being honored this week for mentoring young music students in the Chicago area.
05/07/2014 5:20amIn a room in a lower Manhattan skyscraper, a musical is being born, song by song.
05/07/2014 6:11amBeverly Hills officials have condemned Brunei's strict new Islamic criminal laws and want its government to separate itself from the Beverly Hills Hotel.
05/07/2014 7:31amAuthorities have arrested a suspect in the home invasion robbery of country singer Scotty McCreery and his friends.
05/07/2014 8:20amSwiss museum says it was named 'sole heir' to deceased German collector's trove of art.
05/07/2014 8:31amSaying she's back on top form, Miley Cyrus resumed her Bangerz tour in London after a series of canceled shows.
05/07/2014 9:31amA British tabloid has apologized and paid damages to "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling over an article about her time as a single mother.
05/07/2014 10:21amTwo video artists who mix found footage with original images are among four finalists for British art's influential Turner Prize.
05/07/2014 10:40amDanah Boyd has made a name for herself at the research division of Microsoft for painstaking work examining social media, Big Data and the tension between public and private lives, but it's her teens'-eye view of the digital world that sets her apart.
05/07/2014 11:01amThe spring auction season in New York shifts to Sotheby's on Wednesday, with four sculptures and an oil painting by Alberto Giacometti among the items up for bid. It is the second major art auction in the city in as many days.
05/07/2014 11:30amMemories of Charlie Chaplin will live on above the shores of Lake Geneva, where new generations will get a chance to be introduced to one of the silver screen's greatest comic geniuses.
05/07/2014 11:30amBruce Springsteen wasn't thinking about Wendy when he wrote a first draft of his 1975 classic "Born to Run." Instead, he's got a gold Chevy 6 on his mind, according to the original lyrics, which make their public debut this week at Duke University.
05/07/2014 11:42amA museum in Switzerland said Wednesday that it has been named the "unrestricted and unfettered sole heir" of a German art collector whose priceless hoard of long-hidden artworks last year set off an uproar over the fate of art looted by the Nazis.
05/07/2014 11:51amWhen Austria's entry takes the stage Thursday at the Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen, the spotlight will slowly reveal a lone figure with wide sensual eyes, glossy painted lips, high cheekbones — and a man's full dark beard.
05/07/2014 11:51amCountry Singer Billy Currington is being sued by a Georgia tour boat captain who pressed criminal charges against him last year.
05/07/2014 11:51amThe Santa Fe Opera's 2015 season will feature a world premiere, five new productions and three firsts.
05/07/2014 12:00pmOver the next month, two of President Barack Obama's closest first-term advisers will spill insider details on the administration's handling of the early days of the recession, the White House's cautious response to Syria and the genesis of clandestine talks with Iran.
05/07/2014 12:50pmFormer TV judge Joe Brown could become the top prosecutor in Tennessee's largest county if the voters elect him over the incumbent in August.
05/07/2014 1:21pmTerry Crews is going in for Cedric The Entertainer as new host of "Who Wants To Be a Millionaire."
05/07/2014 4:30pmA former mortician whose killing of a rich widow shook an East Texas town and later inspired a movie is a free man after a judge agreed to reduce his life sentence and release him on bond.
05/07/2014 5:10pmIn stories May 6 and early May 7 about the release of a Texas mortician who was sentenced to life in prison for killing an 81-year-old widow, The Associated Press reported that the movie about his case was released in 2012. The movie was released in theaters in 2012, but it was in the festival circuit in 2011.
05/07/2014 8:01pmStanding among the towering shelves in his bookstore in the small Texas town where he grew up, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Larry McMurtry says he has a need to be among books.
05/07/2014 9:12pmIn a sober political assessment, President Barack Obama told donors Wednesday that disquiet and a sense of frustration in the country is fueling cynicism about government that could hurt Democratic turnout in the November congressional elections.
05/07/2014 9:50pmPablo Picasso's colorful 1932 oil painting "The Rescue" sold for $31.5 million at a New York auction Wednesday, far exceeding its $14 million to $18 million estimate.
05/07/2014 9:50pmPaul Simon performed a rousing set and accepted an award from New York University in his first public appearance since he and wife Edie Brickell were arrested on disorderly conduct charges.