| May 20, 2014
| 8:30 AM
The Obama administration is expanding its Turnaround Arts program, an initiative designed to bring arts programs to failing schools in an effort to boost student achievement.
The program is a public-private partnership funded in part with $5 million from...
| May 23, 2014
| 8:38 AM
| May 19, 2014
| 9:22 PM
Lady Gaga got plenty of applause at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia last night, where a rowdy crowd of Little Monsters, dressed to kill in bras, wigs and short shorts, reveled in every song, word and profanity. And she reveled in the adoration....
| Apr 11, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Fox Searchlight has set Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's "Birdman," starring Michael Keaton, for an awards-season release date of Oct. 17 in the U.S.
Keaton stars as a famous actor struggling to mount a Broadway play. Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton,...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Oprah Winfrey had a spring in her step as she addressed media buyers at OWN's upfront presentation Thursday at Jazz at Lincoln Center.
For the first time in more than three years on the air, OWN is enjoying genuine ratings momentum. Winfrey pitched OWN's...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 10:01 PM
Not many artists can get their name placed before that of superstar rapper Kanye West on a festival lineup, but piano man Elton John has received top-billing for the 2014 edition of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. Other headliners at the four-day...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 6:41 PM
Mary E. Parker's schedule was full in her final days, her calendar lined with appointments as people young and old asked to spend an hour with her to talk, laugh, cry, pray and learn.
At age 94, there was no slowing down for the diminutive great-...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 9:00 AM
In 2010, Foster the People's Mark Foster lived the dream for an aspiring songwriter.
Buoyed by a light-stepping danceable beat, "Pumped Up Kicks" was electronic bubble gum pop with a dark lyrical undercurrent and a carefree tone that quickly went...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 9:14 AM
The Top 11 on "American Idol" tackled songs from the cinema on Wednesday night, and in keeping with the theme, many of the singers seemed to come into artistic focus for the first time.
As each stepped forward to sing a song either written for or...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 12:36 PM
Those glued to either this week's "American Idol" auditions or Sunday's NFL playoffs have probably been humming Aloe Blacc's new aspirational jam, "The Man." The song has been blanketing the TV airwaves through a prominent Beats by Dre commercial...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 3:18 PM
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