Empire Finale: Music, Murder and Betrayal — Find out Where Each of the Lyons Ended Up!

Empire Finale: Music, Murder and Betrayal — Find out Where Each of the Lyons Ended Up!

Because Empire doesn't waste time with anything, the show's Season 1 finale begins with a bang. Literally. Cookie and Malcolm decide to heat up their relationship by taking a trip to the Berkshires together. However, Cookie … Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com Empire Terrence Howard Taraji P. Henson
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Ricky Martin uses music to tackle trafficking of children

Thirty years after Ricky Martin got his start in music in the Puerto Rican kids' group “Menudo,” the Grammy-winning singer uses his music and celebrity to help fight against the trafficking of children. Fresh off a new album, “A Quien Quiera Escuchar,” the 43-year-old Martin said he relishes getting in front of a crowd to talk about children forced into prostitution and pornography. “Not only in Puerto Rico, all over the world, here in the United States, huge numbers, when it comes to kids that are becoming slaves,” Martin told Reuters in an interview this week. The “Livin' la Vida Loca” singer opened a center in Puerto Rico last year to combat oppression against children.
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Music at Table 10 and Rick Moonen Day

Music at Table 10 and Rick Moonen Day

A daily wrap up of the smaller news you may have missed.
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Almanac: Louis Auchincloss on writing while holding down a day job

“Lots of writers have to have whole days or nights to get ready to write; they like to be by a fire, with absolute quiet, with their slippers on and a pipe or something, and then they’re ready to go. They can’t believe you can use five minutes here, ten minutes there, fifteen minutes at […]
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A handful of music

A handful of music

One advantage of middle age (yes, it has them) is that you’re still young enough to embrace new technologies, but old enough not to take them for granted. That’s how I feel about my iPod Classic, a replacement for the original iPod that I bought in 2004, three years after the device went on the […]
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'The Sound of Music' film celebrates a golden anniversary

NEW YORK (AP) — The hills are alive with the sound of a big, lucrative anniversary.
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Lookback: Our Girl in Chicago on discovering Sondheim

Lookback: Our Girl in Chicago on discovering Sondheim

From 2005: In 2004 I had my first glimpse of Sondheim’s work at a Chicago Shakespeare Theater production of A Little Night Music that swept me off my feet and left me in tears (this, I find, is happening a lot more often the older I get, and bears no necessary relation to the quality […]
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Almanac: Auberon Waugh on journalists and power

“There is nothing so ridiculous as the posture of journalists who see themselves as part of the sane and pragmatic decision-taking process.” Auberon Waugh, “Another Voice: Toady Toady Toady” (The Spectator, July 3, 1981, courtesy of Matthew Walther)
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Music Monday (3/16): This Week's New Albums + Videos

Music Monday (3/16): This Week's New Albums + Videos

Our guide to this week's album releases also features the week's top new music videos from artists such as Bjork and Death Grips, plus brand new streaming music from the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Muse, Laura Marling, Death Cab for Cutie, The Go! Team, and more. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic
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Janelle Monae, Aloe Blacc Join 2015 CLIO Music Awards Jury

The prestigious international awards competition, for marketing and advertising in the music industry, is accepting entries through April 3.
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The opposite of random

The opposite of random

I am, as regular readers of this blog need no reminding, an ardent admirer of the novels of “Richard Stark,” the pseudonym that the late Donald E. Westlake used when writing about Parker, a career criminal of all-too-believable heartlessness. I had the privilege a few years ago of writing an introduction to the University of […]
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Becky G To Perform At 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards (Exclusive)

Becky G is headed to the 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards (RDMAs) for the second consecutive year! Access Hollywood caught up with singer, songwriter and rapper at Radio Disney’s “On The Road to the RDMAs” concert tour over the weekend at YouTube Space New York, where she revealed exclusively to Access that she will indeed be a performer at this year’s RDMAs. Not only will Becky perform, but she’s a double nominee at this year's show! The 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards, music's biggest event for families, is set for Saturday, April 25 in Los Angeles.
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Just because: Edward R. Murrow interviews Frank Sinatra

Just because: Edward R. Murrow interviews Frank Sinatra

Edward R. Murrow interviews Frank Sinatra on Person to Person, originally telecast on CBS on Sept. 14, 1956: (This is the latest in a series of arts-related videos that appear in this space each Monday and Wednesday.)
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Satchmo at the Waldorf from coast to coast

Satchmo at the Waldorf, my first play, has already been performed off Broadway and in Lenox, New Haven, Orlando, and Philadelphia. As of now, it’s set to be produced in four more American cities between now and the summer of 2016. Here’s an update on where and when you can see it: • MAY 26-JUNE […]
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