A T-shirt shopping trip with rock singer James Bay

Entertainment 05/16/19, 12:45

Yes, British singer James Bay's favorite music T-shirt is of the Rolling Stones, but the one he wishes he had? Aretha Franklin."Somebody asked the other day, 'What's your greatest influence of all-time?' ... I can't see how it's not Aretha," Bay said while shopping at a vintage store ...

Drummer Hal Blaine, played on hits of Sinatra, Elvis, dies

Entertainment 03/11/19, 21:34

Hal Blaine, the Hall of Fame session drummer and virtual one-man soundtrack of the 1960s and '70s who played on the songs of Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and the Beach Boys and laid down one of music's most memorable opening riffs on the Ronettes' "Be My Baby," died Monday. Blaine died ...

Highlights from the career of drummer Hal Blaine

U.S. 03/11/19, 19:53

Session drummer Hal Blaine, who died Monday at age 90 , played on thousands of records in the 1960s and '70s. He was best known for the opening solo on the Ronettes' "Be My Baby," but also played on a wide range of songs now considered classics. Here are highlights:— ...

Carole Bayer Sager to get special honor at Songwriters Hall

New York 03/08/19, 13:57

Carole Bayer Sager will receive the Johnny Mercer Award by the Songwriters Hall of Fame in June.The Oscar- and Grammy-winner, who was inducted into the Songwriters Hall in 1987, will earn the organization's highest honor on June 13 at its 50th induction ceremony in New York City.Bayer Sager, 71, has ...

Stanley Donen, director of ‘Singin’ in the Rain,’ dies at 94

Entertainment 02/23/19, 13:40

Filmmaker Stanley Donen, whose "Singin' in the Rain" provided some of the most unforgettable moments in movie history, has died. He was 94. Donen died Thursday in New York from heart failure, his sons Joshua and Mark Donen confirmed Saturday. Donen often teamed with Gene Kelly but also worked with Cary Grant, ...

From Bogart to millennials: Italian hat maker tries new look

Europe 02/17/19, 05:01

Hats off, Bogie.The traditional Italian hat maker Borsalino, whose fedora has defined the rough-and-tumble images of Robert Redford, Frank Sinatra and Humphrey Bogart, has a plan to appeal more to women and millennials by pushing into high-end fashion, streetwear and even sportswear.The recent troubles of the company, which has been ...

Grammy week events begin with salute to Willie Nelson

Entertainment 02/07/19, 08:59

Kacey Musgraves, Dave Matthews and Lukas Nelson saluted the outlaw king of country music Willie Nelson with tributes and performances at a famed Los Angeles studio.The Recording Academy's Producers and Engineers Wing honored Nelson on Wednesday night ahead of Sunday's Grammy Awards.The 85-year-old Texas singer-songwriter was a man of few ...

Items belonging to Sinatra make $9M hit at Sotheby’s auction

Entertainment 12/07/18, 23:05

The private treasures of Frank Sinatra and his wife, Barbara, were a multimillion-dollar hit at auction.Sotheby's reported Friday that the couple's entertainment memorabilia, art, jewelry, books and other personal items sold for $9.2 million — about twice their pre-sale estimates.Nine paintings by the legendary crooner went for more than $850,000, ...

Judge blares ‘New York, New York,’ as Red Sox head to Bronx

Baseball 10/07/18, 19:30

Aaron Judge walked past Boston's Fenway Park clubhouse early Sunday morning, Frank Sinatra's rendition of "New York, New York" blaring from a boom box atop the wheelie bag he was pulling with his left hand."It's a good song. And Aaron, he's one of our resident deejays, so he's got a ...

French singer and actor Charles Aznavour dies at age 94

Entertainment 10/01/18, 08:46

Charles Aznavour, the French crooner and actor whose performing career spanned eight decades, has died. He was 94.FILE - In this June 6, 2015 file photo, French and Armenian singer, songwriter and actor, Charles Aznavour poses in Cannes, southeastern France. Charles Aznavour, the French crooner and actor whose performing career ...

Quincy Jones at 85: ‘I’m too old to be full of it’

Entertainment 09/20/18, 15:54

Quincy Jones holds out his hands.Like Jones, an easy raconteur, they tell stories. There's a small scar from when he, as a youngster in 1930s Chicago, accidently wandered into a gang's territory. "They nailed my hand to a fence with a switchblade, man," he says. Jones points to a ring ...

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