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Alicia Keys launches storytelling app for kids

October 25, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – This March 5, 2012 file photo shows performer Alicia Keys attending the Stella McCartney fashion house presentation for Women’s Fall-Winter, ready-to-wear 2013 fashion collection, during Paris Fashion week. After giving birth to her son, Alicia Keys said she wanted create tools for children. Now she’s launching an app for...

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Producing team win rights to stage ‘Rear Window’

October 25, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – This 1954 file photo released by Paramount Pictures shows Jimmy Stewart, left, and Grace Kelly in Alfred Hitchcock’s film, “Rear Window.” A producing team has won the theatrical stage rights to “Rear Window,” the noir tale...

Bobby Brown arrested in Los Angeles; DUI suspicion

October 25, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this Feb. 18, 2012 file photo, singer Bobby Brown, former husband of the late Whitney Houston performs at Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Conn. Brown has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving for the second time this year. Police say...

‘Tempest’ at Met: The magic’s in the music

October 25, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this Oct. 15, 2012 photo provided by the Metropolitan Opera, Alek Shrader is Ferdinand and Isabel Leonard plays Caliban during a dress rehearsal of Thomas Adès’s “The Tempest,” at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. (AP...

PSY and UN secretary-general praise each other

October 24, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 14, 2012 file photo, South Korean rapper PSY leaves the finish tower after he waved the checkered flag at the conclusion of the Korean Formula One Grand Prix at the Korean International Circuit in Yeongam, South Korea. U.N....

Review: ‘Wild With Happy’ is a zany comedy

October 24, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

This theater image released by The Public Theater shows Sharon Washington, left, and Colman Domingo in a scene from Domingo’s new play “Wild With Happy,” performing off-Broadway at The Public Theater in New York. (AP Photo/Public Theater, Joan...

Porter starts music mentorship program in Memphis

October 24, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Songwriter David Porter, right, listens as Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. talks about Porter’s new national music mentorship program on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 in Memphis, Tenn. Porter, who co-wrote the soul classics “Soul Man” and “Hold...

Comic actor shows dramatic chops in ‘Disgraced’

October 24, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

This theater image released by Philip Rinaldi Publicity shows Aasif Mandvi, left, and Heidi Armbruster in a scene from the “Disgraced” in New York. (AP Photo/Philip Rinaldi Publicity, Erin Baiano) NEW YORK (AP) — It’s an oft-used device in...

Music Review: Shiny Toy Guns’ ‘III’ is impeccable

October 24, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

This CD cover image released by Five Seven Music shows “III,” the latest release by Shiny Toy Guns. (AP Photo/Five Seven Music) Shiny Toy Guns, “III” (Five Seven Music) From its opening track, the runaway love jam “Somewhere to...

Review: ‘Cloud Atlas’ is laughably self-serious

October 24, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

This film image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Tom Hanks in a scene from “Cloud Atlas,” an epic spanning centuries and genres. (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, Reiner Bajo) Maybe if you’re 20 years old and high in your dorm room...