The invitation-only funeral Friday at Detroit's Greater Grace Temple caps off a week of events honoring Aretha Franklin, the "Queen of Soul" who died of cancer earlier this month at age 76.
Hailed as a towering figure of modern dance, Paul Taylor's choreography was often complex and always human. A virtuosic performer who sometimes pushed the boundaries of what was considered dance, his success grew from his unique eye for observation. Taylor…
By Jennifer Hijazi
Prolific poet and biographer Tom Clark died this month at the age of 77, leaving behind a substantial body of writing that exemplifies his penchants for lyricism, wit, and brevity, as well as a lifelong love of baseball.
"Earning the Rockies" is a mix of road trip, memoir, history and political analysis by Robert D. Kaplan, a geopolitical thinker and bestselling author of 18 books on foreign affairs and travel.
By Jeff Karoub, Associated Press
DETROIT — Mourners began pouring into Detroit’s Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History on Tuesday to pay their final respects to Aretha Franklin. They approached her gold-plated casket to the sounds of her gospel recordings. She was in…
By Corinne Segal
Neil Simon, whose comedic mastery dominated American stages for decades, died Sunday at 91 of complications from pneumonia, his family said in a statement.
By Jeffrey Brown
A remote area of the Pacific Northwest might not sound like a top theater destination. But as Jeffrey Brown reports, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival has sparked a wave of creative and economic growth in rural Ashland. One of the country’s…
It's one of the hits of the summer, a romantic comedy set in Singapore--but it's generating special attention for its casting. “Crazy Rich Asians” is the first major studio film with an all-Asian cast since “The Joy Luck Club,” released…
By Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press
"Ed was our brother, and a great songwriter and guitar player," said Gary Rossington, a founding member of the band. "I know he will be reunited with the rest of the boys in Rock and Roll Heaven."…
By Chris Lehourites, Associated Press
Believed to be named "Fragile," at least according to Rolling Stones fan websites, the song is a slow love ballad that has Mick Jagger and Carly Simon seemingly sitting together at a piano and singing.
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