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Review: 3 compelling plays make up 'DruidMurphy'

July 10, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

This undated theater image released by Lincoln Center Festival shows the cast in a scene from “Famine,” part three of the “DruidMurphy” cycle, three plays by Tom Murphy presented by the Druid Theatre Company performing as part of the Lincoln Center Festival at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College in New York. [&hellip...

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R&B's Anthony Hamilton among Essence Fest closers

July 9, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Fantasia performs at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans on Sunday, July 8, 2012. (Photo by Cheryl Gerber/Invision/AP) NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For years, R&B singer Anthony Hamilton has packed the smaller stages at the Essence Music Festival. This...

Treme Brass Band singer Lionel Batiste dead at 81

July 9, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this Feb. 17, 2006 file photo, Uncle Lionel Batiste, center with umbrella, dances with an unidentified woman who danced in from the sidewalk during the Krew of Cork parade through New Orleans’ French Quarter. Batiste, the vocalist, bass...

He's not Pauly D (But don't tell them that!)

July 9, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this Nov. 7, 2010 file photo, TV personality Paul “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio arrives for the MTV European Music Awards 2010, in Madrid. In Seaside Heights, N.J., New Yorker Michael Maldonado is often mistaken for DelVecchio. (AP...

Alex Boyd brings 'blue-eyed' soul to Essence

July 9, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Mary J. Blige performs at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans on Saturday, July 7, 2012. (Photo by Cheryl Gerber/Invision/AP) NEW ORLEANS (AP) — He’s danced with Debbie Allen, acted alongside Bruce Willis, blended his voice with Patti...

Ringo Starr turns 72 in Nashville with peace, love

July 8, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this photo provided by Rob Shanahan, musician Ringo Starr, center, celebrates his 72nd birthday with his wife Barbara Bach, left, and musician Joe Walsh, right, at The Hard Rock Cafe, Saturday, July 7, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Rob Shanahan)...

Former member of band charged in assault in NYC

July 8, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE- In this Oct. 22, 2007 file photo, workers at New York’s Webster Hall take a break under the marquee. The New York City music venue shut its doors for the night after two people were injured on Friday, July 6, 2012, in what authorities say was a...

Chaka Khan celebrates with 'Superlife' graduates

July 8, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Women celebrate during their graduation from the Chaka Khan Foundation’s Super Life Transformation class that the singer established for women affected by Hurricane Katrina, during the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, Saturday, July 7, 2012....

Spanish police arrest 4 for offering fake Picasso

July 8, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this photo released by the Spanish Police a police officer holds a forged Pablo Picasso oil painting in Sevilla, Spain, Saturday, July 7, 2012. The Interior Ministry says National Police have arrested four people for trying to sell a forged Pablo Picasso...

Bieber cited for speeding on LA freeway

July 8, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 28, 2012 file photo, Canadian singer Justin Bieber arrives at the Cannes festival palace to attend the NRJ Music awards ceremony, in Cannes, southeastern France. Authorities say heartthrob singer Bieber has been ticketed for speeding...