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World 18 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

US to award Suu Kyi on first visit in decades

WASHINGTON: The United States will present its highest award to Myanmar's democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi in September when she makes her first US trip in more than two decades, congressional aides said Tuesday.

Lifestyle 20 Mar 2012 | 12:00 AM

Herbie Hancock launches International Jazz Day

NEW YORK (AP) - Ambassador Herbie Hancock believes what the world needs is a little jazz diplomacy.

Lifestyle 12 Feb 2012 | 12:00 AM

Award-winning singer Whitney Houston dies at age 48 (updated)

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Singer and actress Whitney Houston, winner of six Grammy Awards including record of the year for I Will Always Love You and album of the year for The Bodyguard, has died at age 48, a spokeswoman for the singer said.

Lifestyle 12 Feb 2012 | 12:00 AM

Whitney Houston found dead in hotel

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Whitney Houston, whose soaring voice lifted her to the top of the pop music world but whose personal decline was fueled by decades of drug use, died on Saturday in a Beverly Hills hotel room. She was 48.

Lifestyle 02 Feb 2012 | 12:00 AM

'Soul Train' creator Don Cornelius commits suicide

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Don Cornelius, creator of the iconic TV music and dance show Soul Train that helped introduce Americans to black pop culture, died on Wednesday after shooting himself in the head, Los Angeles officials said.

Lifestyle 27 Jan 2012 | 12:00 AM

Michael Jackson's legacy cemented by children

LOS ANGELES (Reuters): Late pop star Michael Jackson was immortalized in cement on Thursday when his three children stamped the Thriller singer's glove and shoe prints in the hallowed concrete courtyard of Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood.

Lifestyle 25 Nov 2011 | 12:00 AM

The creators of Stomp

LUKE Cresswell is a self-taught percussionist from Brighton, Britain, whose session work as a drummer and rhythm programmer includes Beats International, Bette Midler, Elvis Costello and Bryan Ferry. After working for several years as a street musician and performer, he first created i>Stomp/iin 1991.

Lifestyle 11 Aug 2011 | 12:00 AM

Soaring high with Il Volo

Italian pop opera teenage singers Il Volo intend to dominate the world with their strong, deep opera-style vocals.

Lifestyle 04 Aug 2011 | 12:00 AM

Academy defends Winfrey as honorary Oscar winner

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Film academy president Tom Sherak is coming to Oprah Winfrey's defense.

Lifestyle 04 Aug 2011 | 12:00 AM

Academy defends Winfrey as honorary Oscar winner

LOS ANGELES (AP): Film academy president Tom Sherak is coming to Oprah Winfrey's defense.