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  • Carrie Underwood becomes a mom, gives birth to a boy

    NEW YORK (AP) — Carrie Underwood is a new mom, and like all proud parents, she’s showing him off in a photo. The multiplatinum country singer gave birth to Isaiah Michael Fisher on Friday, and…

  • Chilina Kennedy on finding the ‘joy’ of Carole King on B’way

    NEW YORK (AP) — The last time Broadway theatergoers got to see Chilina Kennedy, she was portraying Mary Magdalene. Now she’s returned to play someone much more contemporary — songwriter Carole King. Kennedy replaces Jessie…

  • Playboy Jazz Festival to pay tribute to Gerald Wilson

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Playboy Jazz Festival will pay tribute to one of Los Angeles’ own jazz greats, Gerald Wilson, with son Anthony Wilson leading his late father’s big band. Los Angeles Philharmonic presenter…

  • Simon Rattle named music director of London Symphony

    LONDON (AP) — Conductor Simon Rattle is swapping a podium in Berlin for one in Britain, taking over as music director of the London Symphony Orchestra. The LSO announced Tuesday that Rattle, who has led…

  • NYC’s last classical sheet music store to close

    NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a sad day for classical music lovers. New York City’s last classical sheet music store is closing for good on Friday. Frank Music Company says poor sales due to scores…

  • Wolf Trap announces summer lineup

    The Wolf Trap summer schedule is officially out, and some really big names are on the slate. We’ve compiled a list of highlights. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 21.

  • Celeb birthdays for the week of March 8-14

    March 8: Songwriter Carole Bayer Sager is 71. Musician-actor Micky Dolenz of The Monkees is 70. Bassist Randy Meisner (The Eagles, Poco) is 69. Singer Peggy March is 67. Singer Gary Numan is 57. News…

  • Salonga says she is in talks on taking role in “Allegiance”

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Tony award winner Lea Salonga says talks have not yet been finalized on her joining the cast of George Takei’s musical “Allegiance” on Broadway, but added it is a show she…

  • Classical music composer Ezra Laderman dies at 90

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Ezra Laderman, a classical music composer whose works ranged from symphonies to operas to music for Academy Award-winning films, has died. He was 90. The Yale School of Music, where…

  • Judge: CeeLo Green in compliance with probation in drug case

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — CeeLo Green has completed more than 150 hours of community service and is complying with counseling requirements that are conditions of his probation in a felony drug case, court records show.…

  • Maxee Maxwell, member of girl group Brownstone, dies at 46

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Maxee Maxwell, a member of the 1990s girl group Brownstone — best known for the hit “If You Love Me” — has died after cutting herself in a fall at home,…

  • ‘Suge’ Knight taken to hospital after court hearing

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight told a judge that he is suffering from blindness and other health complications moments before he was taken to a hospital Monday morning. Knight told…

  • Singer John Legend talks about justice at Bahrain concert

    MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Award-winning American singer and songwriter John Legend took to the stage in Bahrain on Monday night, performing to a sold-out crowd of more than 2,000 people despite calls by some activists…

  • Veronica Roth working on new series; 1st book due in 2017

    NEW YORK (AP) — Veronica Roth fans can start the countdown. “The Divergent” author is set to write a new two-book series, HarperCollins Children’s Books told The Associated Press on Monday. The books currently are…

  • Lady Gaga, Vince Vaughn take charity polar plunge in Chicago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Lady Gaga and Vince Vaughn plunged into the icy waters of Chicago’s Lake Michigan at a fundraiser for the Special Olympics. Special Olympics Chicago President Casey Hogan said Sunday that Lady Gaga…