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B.B. King in hospice care at his Las Vegas home

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LOS ANGELES - Veteran blues guitarist B.B. King said Friday he was in hospice care at his home, less than a month after he was hospitalized for diabetes-related issues. | Video

Soul singer Ben E. King, famous for song 'Stand By Me,' dies at 76

NEW YORK - Soul and R&B singer Ben E. King, famous for his deep, velvety baritone voice and the classic hit song "Stand by Me," died of natural causes in New Jersey at the age of 76, his representative said on Friday. | Video

Arts, People, 01 May 2015

Songlines world music awards honor Afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen

LONDON - Nigerian artists spanning five decades of music-making took honors in Songlines magazine's 2015 awards, with Afrobeat pioneer and drummer Tony Allen winning Best Artist and Ibibio Sound Machine picked as Best Newcomers. | Video

30 Apr 2015

Back in the building: Elvis exhibition opens in Las Vegas

LOS ANGELES - Elvis Presley is back in the building, returning to the Las Vegas hotel where he performed more than 600 times, in a new permanent exhibition about his life. | Video

30 Apr 2015

Alabama Shakes rock their way to top of Billboard 200

LOS ANGELES - Southern rockers Alabama Shakes scored their first chart-topping album on the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 chart on Wednesday.

29 Apr 2015

Paul McCartney returns to Tokyo, surprises fans with Beatles hit

- Almost 50 years after the Beatles delivered memorable performances at Tokyo's Nippon Budokan arena, former band member Paul McCartney returned to the venue on Tuesday with a special treat for his fans. | Video

People 28 Apr 2015

Singer Joni Mitchell still hospitalized, but not in a coma

LOS ANGELES - Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell remains hospitalized but alert and "has her full senses," her official website said Tuesday, denying various media reports that she had slipped into a coma.

People 29 Apr 2015

Sam Smith cancels Australia tour due to vocal chord hemorrhage

LONDON - British singer Sam Smith said on Tuesday he has canceled the remainder of his Australian tour due to a hemorrhage on his vocal chords.

28 Apr 2015

Singer Mariah Carey begins Las Vegas residency at Caesars Palace

- Pop singer Mariah Carey began her Caesars Palace residency with a grand entrance, arriving at the Las Vegas hotel in a pink vintage convertible and a convoy of mobile billboards bearing her 18 No. 1 hits. | Video

28 Apr 2015

Singer Amy Winehouse's father says new biopic misleading

LONDON - A new film about the late British singer Amy Winehouse is misleading, her father said on Monday, and the family of the six-time Grammy Award winner was disassociating itself from the production. | Video

Film, People 27 Apr 2015
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British crime writer Ruth Rendell dies aged 85

LONDON - British crime writer Ruth Rendell, best known as the creator of Detective Chief Inspector Wexford, died in hospital on Saturday at the age of 85, her publisher said.

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