British singer Cliff Richard cancels cathedral performance


LONDON - British singer Cliff Richard, whose house was searched last week by police investigating allegations of a sexual offense involving an underage boy in the 1980s, has canceled a performance he was due to give next month in Canterbury Cathedral, his spokesman said on Tuesday.

Saxophonist Dickson plays classics, pop and saves lives too

LONDON - After winning a Classic BRIT award in 2013, proving the saxophone can be an important classical instrument, Amy Dickson is taking it to more familiar pop territory on her new album. | Video

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Musical based on Gloria Estefan's life to open on Broadway in 2015

NEW YORK - A new musical based on the life of seven-time Grammy winning singer Gloria Estefan and her husband, Emilio, a music, television and film producer, will debut on Broadway next year, producers of the show said on Monday.

18 Aug 2014

Nelson, Young headline Nebraska concert against Keystone pipeline

- Veteran musicians Willie Nelson and Neil Young are teaming up for a benefit concert in Nebraska to raise funds in the fight against land being sold for the Keystone XL oil pipeline project, charity organization Bold Nebraska said on Monday.

19 Aug 2014

British police search home of Cliff Richard on underage sex allegation

LONDON - Police searched the apartment of Cliff Richard, one of Britain's best-known entertainers, on Thursday in relation to allegations of a historical sexual offense involving an underage boy.

14 Aug 2014

Justin Bieber makes a deal to settle Florida driving charges

MIAMI - Pop star Justin Bieber pleaded guilty to lesser charges on Wednesday to resolve a criminal case brought by Miami Beach police who initially said he was caught drag racing in a Lamborghini under the influence of alcohol and drugs. | Video

14 Aug 2014

'Awesome Mix' of 'Guardians of the Galaxy' tops Billboard 200

LOS ANGELES - The alien superheroes of Disney's "Guardians of the Galaxy" not only stormed the movie box office, but the Marvel superheroes' throwback 1970s-style soundtrack climbed to the top spot on the weekly U.S. Billboard chart on Wednesday.

14 Aug 2014

Celine Dion puts career on hold citing health, family reasons

TORONTO - Superstar Canadian singer Celine Dion said on Wednesday she has put her show business career on hold indefinitely, canceling her Las Vegas show and a planned fall tour of Asia, to focus on the health of both her husband and herself.

13 Aug 2014

Met Opera extends lockout deadline in labor dispute

NEW YORK - Talks between New York's Metropolitan Opera and its musicians and other unionized employees will resume this week after the opera company agreed to extend its deadline for a threatened lockout by another week, federal mediators said on Monday.

12 Aug 2014

Beyonce to be honored and perform at MTV Video Music Awards

NEW YORK - U.S. pop star Beyonce, currently on a U.S. tour with rapper husband Jay Z, will receive a special award and perform at the MTV Video Music Awards this month, the cable TV network said on Thursday,

07 Aug 2014

Irom Sharmila freed after 14 years as suicide charges dropped

NEW DELHI - Human rights activist Irom Sharmila who has been on hunger strike for the last 14 years in protest against alleged army atrocities on Wednesday walked free from a prison hospital where doctors had force fed her to keep her alive.