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  • Young poet pays homage to Ferguson at Hollywood Bowl concert

    Young poet pays homage to Ferguson at Hollywood Bowl concert
    A young poet in a black dress named Caitlyn Clark ascended to the stage at the Hollywood Bowl on Wednesday night during the show featuring the Grammy-winning singer John Legend. Legend had long been scheduled to perform Marvin Gaye’s album “...
  • Poet Behbahani, 'lioness of Iran', dies at 87 - state media

    * Champion of women's rights, opponent of death penalty * Nominated for Nobel literature prize * Feared dying abroad, chose not to emigrate By Michelle Moghtader DUBAI, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Poet Simin Behbahani, a champion of women's rights and free...
  • Simin Behbahani, poet and 'Lioness of Iran,' dies at 87

    Simin Behbahani, the poet known as “the Lioness of Iran” for her defiant verses opposing dictatorship and defending the rights of women, has died at age 87, according to media reports. Behbahani, who died Tuesday after a week in a coma,...
  • 'Epic Ink' gives tattoo TV a new look, Melbourne stars say

    'Epic Ink' gives tattoo TV a new look, Melbourne stars say
    A&E’s “Epic Ink” focuses on the zany Area 51 Tattoo shop in Springfield, Ore. But major contributions come from two Melbourne transplants who are an engaged couple: “space wizard” artist Jeff Wortham and receptionist Caroline...
  • Hampton Roads Reader Events

    Hampton Roads Reader Events
    Upcoming events - Week of August 19 - Like shopping sales? Like supporting literacy? Check out Saturday's Ninth Annual "Shop for a Cause" one-day shopping event presented by Macy's. Newport News-based literacy group Peninsula READS is selling $5...
  • Lupe Fiasco offering fans personalized rap verses for $500

    Lupe Fiasco offering fans personalized rap verses for $500
    Lupe Fiasco wants to customize a hip-hop verse just for you. You pick the subject matter. You pick the mood. You pick the instrumental. The Chicago rapper will do the rest. Fiasco is charging $500 for each verse and another $500 if you want to watch him...
  • Poet Behbahani, 'lioness of Iran', dies at 87: state media

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Poet Simin Behbahani, a champion of women's rights and free speech whose lyrical verse captured the hopes and disappointments of Iranians since the 1979 revolution, died on Tuesday at the age of 87, official media reported. Nominated...
  • Music, book publishing worlds finding common ground

    Music, book publishing worlds finding common ground
    To his fans, rock musician Jack White is the guy who just broke the record for having the biggest-selling vinyl record of the last 20 years. The success of his latest album, "Lazaretto," which just beat out Pearl Jam's "Vitalogy" as the biggest vinyl...
  • Concert review: Tony Bennett at Ravinia

    Concert review: Tony Bennett at Ravinia
    Why does Tony Bennett sound so young – yes, young – at 88? Because he never gets too comfortable in the way he sings a song. He plays with rhythm, toys with lyrics, throws out old melody notes and tosses in new ones. He surprises us and,...
  • East Stroudsburg tattoo artist on new A&E TV series

    Like many kids, Josh Bodwell was a huge fan of Marvel comic books. Bodwell, who grew up in East Stroudsburg, avidly followed the exploits of brooding superheroes like Spiderman and the X-Men. Now he inks those characters and others from pop culture...
  • 'Look Again to the Wind' revisits Johnny Cash's 'Bitter Tears'

    On the heels of two of the biggest hits of his career in "Ring of Fire" and "Understand Your Man," Johnny Cash was a hot commodity in 1964 when he gave his record company an ambitious new concept album, "Bitter Tears: Ballads of the American Indian."...