Stars line up to pay tribute to The Beatles

AP Photo/Zach Cordner LOS ANGELES (AP) — There’s an easy way to give pop music’s most performance-hardened stars a case of the butterflies: Ask them to perform in front of The Beatles. Many of today’s top artists gathered Monday night to honor The...

Billy Joel begins Madison Square Garden residency

AP Photo/Greg Allen NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Joel began his Madison Square Garden residency Monday night with an energetic show that covered a wide swath of music from his five-decade career. Shortly before 9 p.m., the piano man and his band came out to thunderous applause and...

Folk singer, activist Pete Seeger dies in NY

NEW YORK (AP) — American troubadour, folk music singer and activist Pete Seeger has died at a hospital in New York. He was 94. Seeger’s grandson, Kitama Cahill-Jackson, says Seeger died Monday night after being hospitalized for six days. Seeger gained fame as a member...

NY trial over Jasper Johns art ends in guilty plea

AP Photo/Jasper Johns NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York foundry owner once popular with artists pleaded guilty Monday to charges that he tried to sell phony knockoffs of a sculpture of Jasper Johns’ classic 1960 “Flag” painting and the sculptures of two...

Quentin Tarantino sues website over leaked script

AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani LOS ANGELES (AP) — Quentin Tarantino sued the news and gossip website Gawker on Monday over a post that directed readers to a leaked copy of the Oscar-winning screenwriter’s latest movie. Tarantino’s lawsuit accuses Gawker Media LLC of...

Grammy Awards reach 28.5 million viewers

AP Photo/Matt Sayles NEW YORK (AP) — The Grammy Awards are a hit with television viewers, with Nielsen reporting in its preliminary ratings that 28.5 million viewers tuned in to music’s biggest night. If the Nielsen Company’s fast national rating holds up when a...

Miles Teller rides Sundance wave to leading roles

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Miles Teller is a name movie fans can expect to hear a lot this year. The 26-year-old actor stars alongside Zac Efron and Michael B. Jordan in the romantic comedy “That Awkward Moment,” opening Friday. He appears in the anticipated...

DiCamillo wins Newbery for best children’s book

NEW YORK (AP) — Kate DiCamillo’s “Flora & Ulysses” has won the John Newbery Medal for the year’s best work of children’s literature. Brian Floca won the Randolph Caldecott Medal for his illustrations in “Locomotive.” The awards,...

AP PHOTOS: Grammys’ sights equal the sounds

AP Photo/Matt Sayles Beyonce kicked off the 56th Grammy Awards with a steamy and smoky performance of “Drunk In Love.” She started on a chair and then grinded in a revealing black outfit. Jay Z emerged in a fitted suit to rap his verse, and the couple held hands and...

Brilliant, baffling moments at the Grammys

AP Photo/Matt Sayles A teenager from New Zealand and two French “robots” shall lead them. What makes music special is its seeming randomness, of magic moments coming from where you’d least expect them. Sunday night’s Grammy Awards proved that. In a room...