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Visa fees for international artists to tour in the US shot up 250% in April. It could be devastating

Apr. 16, 2024 17:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Performing in the U.S. for international artists just got a lot more complicated. On April 1, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services instituted a 250% visa fee increase for global musicians hoping to tour in the U.S. Artists, advocacy...

Salman Rushdie's 'Knife' is unflinching about his brutal stabbing and uncanny in its vital spirit

Apr. 16, 2024 13:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In Salman Rushdie's first book since the 2022 stabbing that hospitalized him and left him blind in one eye, the author wastes no time reliving the day he thought might be his last. “At a quarter to eleven on August 12, 2022, on a sunny Friday morning in upstate...

Algerian journalist says he was expelled from his country without explanation

Apr. 16, 2024 12:40 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Algerian journalist was expelled from the country after flying in from France and not being allowed to leave the airport as journalists continue to face challenges reporting in Algeria. Farid Alilat, a writer for the French-language magazine Jeune...

Music Review: Jazz pianist Fred Hersch creates subdued, lovely colors on 'Silent, Listening'

Apr. 15, 2024 12:38 PM EDT

Jazz pianist Fred Hersch fully embraces the freedom that comes with improvisation on his solo album “Silent, Listening,” spontaneously composing and performing tunes that are often without melody, meter or form. Listening to them can be challenging and rewarding. The many-time...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 21-27

Apr. 15, 2024 09:44 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 21-27: April 21: Actor Elaine May is 92. Singer Iggy Pop is 77. Actor Patti LuPone is 75. Actor Tony Danza is 73. Actor James Morrison (“24”) is 70. Actor Andie MacDowell is 66. Singer Robert Smith of The Cure is 65. Guitarist Michael...

What to stream this week: Conan O’Brien travels, 'Migration' soars and Taylor Swift will reign

Apr. 15, 2024 00:02 AM EDT

Zack Snyder’s “Rebel Moon – Part Two: The Scargiver” landing on Netflix and Taylor Swift’s “The Tortured Poets Department” album are some of the new television, movies, music and games headed to a device near you. Also among the streaming offerings worth your time as...

Today in History: April 14, Abraham Lincoln is fatally shot at Ford's Theatre

Apr. 14, 2024 00:02 AM EDT

Today is Sunday, April 14, the 105th day of 2024. There are 261 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was shot and mortally wounded by John Wilkes Booth during a performance of “Our American Cousin” at...

CBS says its daytime show 'The Talk' will end its run in December after 15 seasons

Apr. 12, 2024 16:27 PM EDT

“The Talk” is ending its long-running daytime conversation. The CBS talk show will end in December after 15 seasons, the network announced Friday. “The Talk” was created by actor Sara Gilbert with the idea of a group of female hosts speaking about hot topics...

New York Philharmonic to tour China this summer

Apr. 11, 2024 15:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Philharmonic will give five concerts in China this summer in what it says will be first visit to the mainland by a U.S. orchestra since 2019. Outgoing music director Jaap van Zweden will conduct the performances at Guangzhou, Nanjing and Shanghai from...

Mister Cee, a famed hip-hop DJ and key figure behind Notorious B.I.G.'s debut album, dies at 57

Apr. 11, 2024 01:04 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mister Cee, one of hip-hop’s pioneering DJs and a New York City radio personality who played an instrumental role in the Notorious B.I.G.‘s debut album, has died. He was 57. The famed disk jockey’s death was confirmed Wednesday by Skip Dillard, the brand...