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Kraftwerk co-founder Florian Schneider-Esleben dies aged 73

Kraftwerk co-founder Florian Schneider-Esleben dies aged 73

BERLIN — Florian Schneider-Esleben, a co-founder of German electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk, has died, record label Sony said Wednesday. He was 73.
Review: A grim story freshly told in gang tale 'Blue Story'

Review: A grim story freshly told in gang tale 'Blue Story'

War is futile. War is a waste. War lays ruin to generations of promising young people.
Nanaimo, B.C. teen felt she had an 'equal chance' on 'American Idol'

Nanaimo, B.C. teen felt she had an 'equal chance' on 'American Idol'

Nanaimo, B.C. teen Lauren Spencer-Smith may not have had the hometown advantage on "American Idol," but she feels she had a fair shot on the show.
New anthology collects dozens of poems about pandemic

New anthology collects dozens of poems about pandemic

NEW YORK — As the coronavirus spread in March, poet Ada Limon struggled at first to write, feeling “flattened and silenced” by a pandemic that had shut down much of the world she knew. “I could call nothing to me.
Harry and Meghan mark son's 1st birthday with charity video

Harry and Meghan mark son's 1st birthday with charity video

LONDON — The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have released a video of Meghan reading to their son as they mark Archie's 1st birthday and promote a campaign to help children during the coronavirus pandemic.
Harry and Meghan mark son's 1st birthday with charity video

Harry and Meghan mark son's 1st birthday with charity video

LONDON — The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have released a video of Meghan reading to their son as they mark Archie's 1st birthday and promote a campaign to help children during the coronavirus pandemic.
HGTV, Food Network helped by coronavirus stay-at-homes

HGTV, Food Network helped by coronavirus stay-at-homes

NEW YORK — Americans stuck at home staring at fading furniture and wondering what to cook for dinner have been a boon for television networks like HGTV and the Food Network.

Court overturns Quincy Jones' win in Michael Jackson lawsuit

LOS ANGELES — A California appeals court on Tuesday overturned most of a 2017 jury verdict awarding Quincy Jones $9.

Met Opera furloughs nearly 20% of staff in cost-cutting

NEW YORK — The financially challenged Metropolitan Opera is furloughing 41 administrative employees, nearly 20% of its full-time staff, in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Disney profit sinks amid shuttered parks, movies and sports

Disney profit sinks amid shuttered parks, movies and sports

NEW YORK — The House of Mouse is struggling amid the coronavirus pandemic. Disney reported a steep decline in profit as many segments of its media and entertainment offerings ground to a standstill.
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