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  • AP Explains: What makes the Super Bowl such a big deal

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Super Bowl, at its most basic level, is a game that determines the NFL championship. It has become so much more since the first game was played in 1967. Super Bowl…

  • Items from storied Caribou Ranch recording studio sold

    DENVER (AP) — Auctioneers have sold nearly 500 items from a recording studio that put the Rocky Mountains on the rock and roll map. The sale was held Saturday at Caribou Ranch, where stars like…

  • Saturday, January 31

    Today is Saturday, Jan. 31, the 31st day of 2015. There are 334 days left in the year. Highlights in history on this date: 1531 – Holy Roman Emperor Charles V appoints his sister, Mary…

  • Celebrities gasp at Dior’s hidden orchestra in Paris

    PARIS (AP) — From behind a black curtain in the central catwalk, fashion powerhouse Dior pulled a surprise on its guests in unveiling a concealed orchestra at the start of the Paris menswear show. “Matrix”…

  • ‘Deadheads’ ask to camp out during band’s Chicago concerts

    CHICAGO (AP) — Fans of the Grateful Dead want a campout style atmosphere during three 50th anniversary concerts in July at Chicago’s Soldier Field, but whether the venue will allow it is another question. Jeremy…

  • Coachella party Neon Carnival to make Super Bowl debut

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The fair-like atmosphere of Coachella’s Neon Carnival party is making a road trip to the Super Bowl. The party has become a sought-out event hosted during the Coachella Valley Music and…

  • Galliano missing at Margiela, with Paris tense after terror

    PARIS (AP) — Friday’s Paris fashion shows seemed less about who attended — like F1 racer Lewis Hamilton at Givenchy or singer Bryan Ferry at Berluti — as who did not attend. John Galliano, fashion’s…

  • Restored Brooklyn theater to reopen with Diana Ross concert

    NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn has a new majestic performing arts theater that will kick off with a Diana Ross concert. The 1929 Loew’s Kings Theatre has been renamed Kings Theatre and is reopening after…

  • Items from storied Caribou Ranch recording studio for sale

    DENVER (AP) — The auctioneer says it’s hard to quantify nostalgia, so she’s not predicting how much will be raised in a sale of everything from pianos to Western-themed decor from a recording studio that…

  • Jennifer Lopez: ‘The artist in me wants more freedom’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer Lopez turns heads with her wardrobe choices, from the green Versace gown she wore to the 2000 Golden Globe Awards to the nude sequined bodysuit she wore to perform at…

  • National Opera to feature ‘Cinderella’ at DC ballpark in May

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington National Opera plans to feature the romantic comedy “Cinderella” this year in its annual simulcast of a production that will be shown in Nationals Park. The opera company announced Thursday…

  • John Legend performs tribute set at Sundance premiere

    PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The opening-night documentary at the Sundance Film Festival closed with a superstar concert. After the credits rolled on “What Happened, Miss Simone?” John Legend took the stage to pay tribute…

  • Nina Simone documentary a powerful portrait of the artist

    PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Through archival footage and interviews with her family, closest confidants and collaborators, Nina Simone comes to life again — still enigmatic but more easily understood — in the new documentary…

  • Clive Davis to be honored with Hasty Pudding award

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Music producer and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Clive Davis is this year’s winner of the highest honor awarded by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770. Davis will…

  • Israeli man under house arrest for leaked Madonna songs

    JERUSALEM (AP) — An aspiring singer who auditioned for Israel’s top TV song competition was placed under house arrest Thursday on suspicion of hacking into international pop star Madonna’s computer and stealing and selling unreleased…