03/04/2014 12:50amHerbie Hancock reckons he's performed more often in Japan than in his hometown of Chicago. The pianist will be back next month for an all-star concert at Osaka Castle Park highlighting the third annual International Jazz Day.
03/04/2014 1:10amA South Florida judge could decide whether to allow the release of remaining police video of Justin Bieber depicting the singer urinating into a cup for a drug test.
03/04/2014 6:31amBryan Cranston doesn't need to chase paychecks anymore. His salary for "Breaking Bad" wasn't exactly at drug kingpin levels, but he's secure.
03/04/2014 7:51amThey had names like Thorfinn Skull-splitter, Erik Bloodaxe and Ragnar Hairy Pants. No wonder the Vikings have a rough and bloody reputation.
03/04/2014 8:10amIranian pop star Googoosh has released a video that addresses homosexual love — a major gesture by one of the country's top cultural figures in exile — causing a stir in the Islamic republic, where the topic is taboo and being convicted of homosexuality can carry the death penalty.
03/04/2014 8:20amHusband-and-wife members of the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" cast are in court for a hearing in their fraud case.
03/04/2014 8:51amJustin Kaplan, an author and cultural historian with a taste for troublemaking who wrote a definitive, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Mark Twain and spiced the popular canon as general editor of Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, has died. He was 88.
03/04/2014 9:10amThe Kennedy Center in Washington is planning a major festival showcasing the artists of Spain and Portugal and will produce its own first new musical during the 2014-15 season.
03/04/2014 10:31amCars rumble past on a busy street just outside. A radio tuned to a jazz station plays a bit too loudly. But those distractions fade away when 80-year-old Ed Battle shares a song he learned from his grandmother when he was a boy.
03/04/2014 11:11amWhile Billy Joel continues to sell out Madison Square Garden, his daughter will be tackling a smaller New York stage.
03/04/2014 12:20pmCarl Kasell, a signature voice of NPR News for decades, is stepping down from the comedy news quiz show "Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell Me!" and retiring from the network this spring.
03/04/2014 12:41pmOlympic ice dancing gold medalists Charlie White and Meryl Davis will try a less slick surface and new partners as contestants in the next edition of ABC's "Dancing With the Stars."
03/04/2014 12:41pmAndrea Martin may have two Broadway plays lined up, but she also has a day job — author.
03/04/2014 2:01pmCarl Kasell, a signature voice of NPR News for decades, is stepping down from the comedy news quiz show "Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell Me!" and retiring from the network this spring.
03/04/2014 4:50pmJohn Travolta is apologizing to Tony Award winner Idina Menzel (ih-DEE'-nah mehn-ZEHL') for mangling the pronunciation of her name on the Oscars telecast.
03/04/2014 8:31pmDaughter: 'How We Die' author Sherwin Nuland dies of prostate cancer in Conn. at age 83.