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Book Review: Celebrating the songs of America

Jun. 17, 2019 9:44 AM EDT

"Songs of America" (Random House), by Jon Meacham and Tim McGraw From the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution to the Gettysburg Address and landmark Supreme Court opinions, words inspire America and contribute to our understanding of its past. Words set to music also play a part, providing a...

Scorsese on Dylan, Netflix and beating back the blockbuster

Jun. 12, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A recent multiplex marquee is haunting Martin Scorsese. Twelve screens and 11 of them were showing one movie: "Avengers: Endgame." "Now, that's not fair," Scorsese says. "We have to fight back at this practice of overwhelming the market with the blockbuster. The — how should I put...

Leon Redbone, acclaimed 1970s musician, dies

May. 30, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Leon Redbone, the blues and jazz artist whose growly voice, Panama hat and cultivated air of mystery made him seem like a character out of the ragtime era or the Depression-era Mississippi Delta, died Thursday. He was 69. No details about his death were provided. Redbone's career got a...

Today in History

May. 24, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, May 24, the 144th day of 2019. There are 221 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 24, 1994, four Islamic fundamentalists convicted of bombing New York's World Trade Center in 1993 were each sentenced to 240 years in prison. On this date: In 1775, John...

Review: Morrissey offers 12 covers, with very mixed results

May. 21, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

Morrissey, "California Son" (Etienne/BMG) Morrissey delivers a dozen covers on his new album, "California Sun," which reimagines works by such masters as Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Carly Simon as well as more obscure musicians. It's a bold move by the former Smiths singer, a sonic face-off against some of...

Springsteen, Scorsese talk Catholicism, films and creativity

May. 6, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With a friendship going back to a fateful meeting at The Roxy in 1975, Bruce Springsteen and Martin Scorsese shared the stage in Los Angeles Sunday night for a wide-ranging conversation about everything from their Catholic upbringings and maturing faith to Flannery O'Connor, concert...

Ahead of 'The Irishman,' Scorsese and De Niro look back

Apr. 29, 2019 8:50 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ahead of their much-anticipated and most recent collaboration, "The Irishman," Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro convened at the Tribeca Film Festival to look back on their long partnership together. The talk, staged Sunday at New York's Beacon Theatre, gave De Niro, co-founder of the...