Latest Frank Sinatra News

Taylor's homer propels Dodgers to 9-5 win over Nationals

Apr. 11, 2021 01:53 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers outfielders Chris Taylor and Zach McKinstry are more than making up for the absences of MVPs Mookie Betts and Cody Bellinger. Taylor hit a three-run homer and McKinstry made big plays with his bat and arm Saturday night in Los Angeles' 9-5...

'Philip Roth': Blake Bailey's story behind the story arrives

Mar. 31, 2021 10:25 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The life of Philip Roth was a story. So was the writing of his biography. Blake Bailey's “Philip Roth,” a volume Roth had imagined in some form for more than 20 years, comes out April 6. Ever willing to provoke or amplify an argument, the author of...

Former composer, wife invite viewers to 'Stump the Maestro'

Mar. 25, 2021 10:58 AM EDT

AVENTURA, Fla. (AP) — Name a show tune, jazz standard or movie score, and chances are 91-year-old Peter Fuchs can not only hum it, but play it from memory on his keyboard. His wife, Veronica, takes requests on their daily Facebook Live show “Stump the Maestro,”...

Barbara Rickles, widow of comedian Don Rickles, dies at 84

Mar. 15, 2021 19:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Barbara Rickles, the widow of Don Rickles and a fictionalized target of his comic insults during what was otherwise one of Hollywood's most enduring marriages, died on the 56th anniversary of their wedding. Her death was confirmed to The Associated...

The joy of music returns for Grammy winners, performers

Mar. 15, 2021 09:15 AM EDT

Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Billie Eilish made history at the Grammy Awards. Just as joyously, dozens of creators largely sidelined for a year due to the pandemic got to make music again. The Grammys on Sunday broke through the Zoom trap that has bedeviled other awards...

Ali, Frazier and the Fight of the Century 50 years later

Mar. 07, 2021 11:37 AM EST

The money was huge — a cool $2.5 million apiece — and so was the stage for Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. Their first fight at Madison Square Garden was so epic it was billed as the Fight of the Century, and 50 years later it reigns undefeated. Frazier was the unbeaten...

With sale of the Venetian, Las Vegas Sands exits the Strip

Mar. 03, 2021 16:54 PM EST

Las Vegas Sands is selling the iconic Venetian casino resort and its Sands Expo and Convention Center for $6.25 billion, withdrawing from gambling operations on the Las Vegas Strip after changing the nature of the casino business there and just about everywhere else. The...

The Latest: U.S. FDA approves J&J single-shot vaccine

Mar. 02, 2021 13:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON — The U.S. now has a third vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The Food and Drug Administration on Saturday cleared a Johnson & Johnson shot that works with just one dose instead of two. Health experts have anxiously awaited a one-and-done...

New this week: Billie Eilish, Billie Holiday and Superman

Feb. 22, 2021 13:09 PM EST

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — A classic immigrant story told with rare grace, Lee Isaac Chung's “Minari”...