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R.E.M. reunite at Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony also honoring Timbaland and Steely Dan

R.E.M. reunite at Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony also honoring Timbaland and Steely Dan

NEW YORK (AP) — A comet must have landed at the 2024 Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The members of R.E.M. had joked only hours before it would take “a comet” to get the band to perform together one last time.
Cuban troubadour Silvio Rodríguez, icon of the revolution, dwells on island's troubles in new album

Cuban troubadour Silvio Rodríguez, icon of the revolution, dwells on island's troubles in new album

HAVANA (AP) — He was the poetic voice of the Cuban Revolution, an inspiration for millions of Latin Americans living under dictatorships throughout the 1960s and 1970s who dreamt of the ideal Cuba that he — and his guitar — helped to evoke.
Tony Bennett's daughters sue their brother over his handling of the late singer's assets

Tony Bennett's daughters sue their brother over his handling of the late singer's assets

NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Bennett's two daughters are suing their brother, alleging he mishandled and failed to disclose some of their father's assets in his role as trustee of the late singer 's estate.
Met Opera in New York sold 72% of tickets this season, up from 66% and highest since pandemic

Met Opera in New York sold 72% of tickets this season, up from 66% and highest since pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera sold 72% of its available tickets this season, up from 66% in 2022-23 and an increase from 61% from its first season following the pandemic.
Tom Green's reality show, comedy special among new CanCon commissioned by Prime Video

Tom Green's reality show, comedy special among new CanCon commissioned by Prime Video

TORONTO — Comedian and actor Tom Green is angling for a return to the small screen with three new projects for Prime Video – including a reality series about his life on a farm.
Naomi Klein and V. V. Ganeshananthan win Women's Prize literary awards

Naomi Klein and V. V. Ganeshananthan win Women's Prize literary awards

LONDON (AP) — Author-activist Naomi Klein won the inaugural Women’s Prize for Nonfiction on Thursday with “Doppelganger,” a personal account of her plunge into the world of online misinformation.
Movie Review: ‘Tuesday,’ with Julia Louis-Dreyfus, is strange, emotional and fiercely original

Movie Review: ‘Tuesday,’ with Julia Louis-Dreyfus, is strange, emotional and fiercely original

Death has taken many forms in cinema. It’s been Bengt Ekerot. Ian McKellen. John Cleese. Even Brad Pitt with blonde highlights. But in “ Tuesday ,” filmmaker Daina O.
Celine Dion goes public with her private health struggles: What we've learned so far

Celine Dion goes public with her private health struggles: What we've learned so far

Celine Dion is opening up about her life-altering neurological disorder ahead of the release of her documentary, "I Am: Celine Dion.
Unifor says 35 Global News jobs cut across the country

Unifor says 35 Global News jobs cut across the country

TORONTO — Unifor says 35 of its members at Global News have been laid off as part of changes announced Wednesday by Corus Entertainment Inc. Randy Kitt, Unifor's media director, says there were 13 layoffs in Calgary, one in B.C.
Apparent Gaza activists hurl paint at homes of Brooklyn Museum leaders, including Jewish director

Apparent Gaza activists hurl paint at homes of Brooklyn Museum leaders, including Jewish director

NEW YORK (AP) — People purporting to be pro-Palestinian activists hurled red paint at the homes of top leaders at the Brooklyn Museum, including its Jewish director, and also splashed paint across the front of diplomatic buildings for Germany and the
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