Opera

Morgana King, ‘Godfather’ actress and jazz singer, dead at 87

Morgana King, who is best known for playing Marlon Brando’s wife in “The Godfather” and “The Godfather: Part II,” died March 22 from non-Hodgkin’s …

Marlon Brando

Morgana King, jazz singer who played Brando's wife in Godfather films, dies at 87

Morgana King, a boldly original jazz singer with a four-octave voice and dramatic stage presence who was perhaps better known for portraying Vito Corleone’s wife in the first two “Godfather” movies, died March 22 in Palm Springs. She was 87.<p>Her death, which had not previously been reported, was …

Palm Springs

A former opera singer fuses African-American and Yiddish music

Anthony Russell started studying to perform in Yiddish in 2011. (Max Eicke)<p>(JTA) — Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell has performed Yiddish music around …

Jewish Culture

Fat Tony’s “Texas” Is A Punk Ode To The Lone Star State [Premiere]

“I see you flexin’ but I’m Texan / I ain’t with the disrespectin’.”<b>Fat Tony</b> is a proud Texan. Sure, he lives in Los Angeles now but the born and …

Los Angeles

British Artist Draws Incredible Cityscapes Entirely from Memory

Imagine drawing a perfectly accurate and realistic skyline of New York City after only seeing it one time. This is what British Artist Stephen …

New York City

THE TEMPEST Comes to The Long Beach Playhouse

Trickery, romance, and revenge set the stage for one of William Shakespeare's late masterpieces, in which sprites, goddesses, monsters, and fools …

The Tempest

Fat Tony Announces His New ‘10,000 Hours’ Album Along With A Political Single, ‘Texas,’ And A Big Tour

Houston’s very own Fat Tony has announced his new LP <i>10,000 Hours</i> and issued it a release date for September 28 on Don Giovanni Records. The forthcoming LP was recorded in Los Angeles and features production by Tony’s close friend, HevIn.<p>Lifting the project’s title from Malcolm Gladwell‘s …

Los Angeles

BBC will not appeal against Cliff Richard privacy victory

The BBC will not appeal against Cliff Richard’s landmark privacy victory, leaving the corporation facing a bill for millions of pounds following the conclusion of a four-year legal battle.<p>The singer is clear to claim substantial damages as a result of the BBC’s decision to report in 2014 that the …

Law (UK)

The UK Loves Electric Cars, But it's One of the Worst Countries for Charging Infrastructure

Electric cars are pretty popular in this country, especially amongst the youth who are least resistant to switching from a petrol pump to a plug …

Electric Vehicles

'Celeste': Film Review | Melbourne 2018

Radha Mitchell plays the eponymous heroine of Australian writer/director Ben Hackworth's sophomore feature.<p>A welcome if intermittent presence in …

Film Festivals

John Calder, trailblazer in independent publishing with authors including Samuel Beckett and William Burroughs

John Calder, who has died aged 91, made his name in the 1960s as a bold and uncompromising publisher of “difficult” modern authors, many of them of Continental origin, and as a dour but energetic proselytiser of the sexual revolution and the end of censorship.<p>A stocky, mole-like figure with a …

Samuel Beckett

Jordan Kimball and Jenna Cooper’s Love Triangle With Annaliese Puccini on BIP5

Jordan Kimball appears to have luck on his side, on<i> Bachelor in Paradise</i>, catching the eye of a couple women this season. But, before we get into all …

Bachelor in Paradise

Art collective Space 1026 forced out from Chinatown building

On Sunday night, Space 1026 cofounder, artist and comedian Andrew Jeffery Wright began sending out letters regarding something he hoped he’d never …

Opera

German union to start pay talks for Ryanair cabin crew on Wednesday

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Aircrafts of low-cost airliner Ryanair are parked at the tarmac of Weeze airport near the German-Dutch border during a …

Europe

Independence Day of Pakistan marked in London

LONDON Aug 14 (APP):Like other parts of the globe the 71st Independence Day of Pakistan was celebrated across the United Kingdom (UK) by British …

Pakistan

Broadway in Chicago season preview gets standing ovation from Chicago fans

An large, enthusiastic crowd turned out to see performances from five Tony award winning musicals plus several other big hits as part of the Broadway …

Dear Evan Hansen

Sydney rises in the Economist's global liveability rankings

Adelaide also scored highly, ranking number 10 out of 140 cities globally and number five out of the Asian Pacific cities.<p>The other cities in the top …

Criminology

Police In Slovakia Reportedly Arrest Opera-Blasting Woman

The woman played an aria by Verdi to drown out a neighbor's dog. Then she repeated the same tune, all day long for 16 years. A Hungarian news site says neighbors finally had her arrested.<p>Transcript<p>(SOUNDBITE OF PERFORMANCE OF VERDI SONG)<p>UNIDENTIFIED PERSON: (Singing in foreign language).<p>STEVE …

The Arts

'Incredible' Wrexham woman born during First World War celebrates 102nd birthday

AN “incredible” woman who was born during the First World War has celebrated her 102nd birthday – with a glass of her favourite sweet …

News (Wales)

Backstreet Boys will perform outside Radio City

Nearly two decades after their 1999 “I Want It That Way” MTV VMAs performance at the Metropolitan Opera House, the Backstreet Boys are returning to …

Music

Violinist Itzhak Perlman returns to Dallas for October concert at Winspear Opera House

Itzhak Perlman has been one of the most brilliant and beloved violinists of recent decades, a familiar figure on television as well as in the concert …

Flute

Ah, Vienna. Beautiful, cultured, and officially better than Melbourne

If this means nothing to you, let’s ask the locals.<p>We posed the question: Vienna – vibrant, welcoming cultural jewel in the heart of Europe, or …

Vienna

Ragazzi Boys Chorus Presents "SingFest"

Acclaimed Ragazzi Boys Chorus invites boys who enjoy singing to a free "SingFest" at Ragazzi's new rehearsal location in San Mateo.<p>SAN MATEO, CA (14 …

San Francisco

Up Musical Memory Lane for the Fall Season

<i>Isn’t it romantic?<br>Music in the night, a dream that can be heard<br>Isn’t it romantic?</i><p>Most organizations try to present a varied, balanced program of …

Flute

Fairfax reporting on #MeToo recognised in Our Watch awards

Finalists in the 2018 Our Watch Awards, which recognise excellence in reporting to end violence against women and their children, have been announced.

Sexual Harassment

Opera San José Presents Mozart's THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO

On September 15th, Opera San José's 35th season opens with Mozart's comedy The Abduction from the Seraglio. The opera was commissioned by Emperor …

Mozart

LA BOHEME ON SYDNEY HARBOUR Will Play In Cinemas Across the UK & Ireland

CinemaLive will release Opera Australia's magnificent production of La Bohème On Sydney Harbour on Thursday 13 September, for one night only. The …

Australia

Woman Arrested After Terrorizing Neighbors by Playing Verdi’s ‘La Traviata’ for 16 Years

Eva N., from the Slovakian town of Štúrovo, was recently arrested after defying the Supreme Court’s decision to stop playing a four-minute aria from …

Weird

Today's Birthdays, Aug. 13: Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Country singer Andy Griggs is 45.<p>Golf Hall of Famer Betsy King is 63.<p>Hockey Hall of Famer Bobby Clarke is 69.<p>Actor Danny Bonaduce is 59.<p>Actress Dawnn …

The Arts

10 things you need to know about Strictly contestant Faye Tozer

The Steps singer will be in the new series of the BBC dance competition.<p>Ahead of her debut on the dancefloor, here are 10 things you need to know …

Dancing