MUSIC FOR FAMILIES: MUSIC, MAGIC, AND MYSTERY AT SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY IN APRIL. Did you know you don’t need a wand to cast a spell? Think about the magical powers of music. Even without pictures, music can paint colorful stories in our minds, make us feel different emotions, and transport …
By David Bratman
Director Steve McQueen (“12 Years A Slave”) knows how to evoke an emotional response from his audience. Yes, the subject matter of his previous work -- slavery, sexual addiction, prison hunger strikes -- has been conducive to that, but it’s also in the way he uniquely handles the words, imag…
There is an embarrassment of science fiction riches right now in popular culture. One subsect of the genre is space-based hard sci-fi. Star Wars this, Star Trek that, even comic book superheroes are leaping upward and into the beyond. Space-as-a-setting content is everywhere.
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Country music legend Willie Nelson debuted a new election-themed song at a Texas rally for Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke, getting the crowd to join in the chorus of "Vote 'Em Out."
Marty Balin, whose tenor voice provided hits for the '60s psychedelic rock band Jefferson Airplane, has died, his publicist and family said in a statement.
Sony Pictures has released the first photo of actor Tom Hanks as Fred Rogers from the upcoming film about the iconic children's show host.
Celebrities took to Twitter to express their grief at his death.
The New York Times reported that actress Asia Argento paid actor Jimmy Bennett $380,000 after he accused her of sexually assaulting him in 2013. Argento denied the allegations in a statement, according to the Huffington Post.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson helped bring some joy by sending a tribute message to honor a grieving teen's deceased mother and sister.
A man ran on stage during the closing of Beyoncé and Jay-Z's "OTRII" concert in Atlanta.
Neil Simon, the American playwright and screenwriter, has died. He was 91.
CNN's John Avlon looks at the relationship between music and politics, saying artists shouldn't be attacked for playing at political rallies.
After announcing their split in 2015, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have officially filed for divorce.
Aretha Franklin sat down with Nischelle Turner to talk music, life and accomplishments.
Aretha Franklin talks to CNN's Soledad O'Brien about her dad's influence on her music.
Aretha Franklin, the "Queen of Soul," speaks to CNN's Don Lemon about her music and the civil rights movement.
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Sir Patrick Stewart is returning to his celebrated role of Captain Jean-Luc Picard for a new "Star Trek" series.
Pop star Demi Lovato opened up about her relapse in a new single "Sober." Her song comes just weeks after she celebrated six years of sobriety.
Rap superstar Kanye West addressed his mental health and his controversial comments about slavery at a listening party for his new album "Ye."
NEW YORK — MSNBC’s Joy Reid, under fire for homophobic language in old blog posts, apologized Saturday for any past comments that belittled or mocked the LGBTQ community and says she hasn’t been able to verify her claim that her account was hacked.