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Vancouver folk festival cancels, Squamish's future uncertain as music fests pressured

Vancouver folk festival cancels, Squamish's future uncertain as music fests pressured

TORONTO — Two West Coast music festivals say their future is in doubt as soaring costs and uncertain ticket sales make it impossible to plan and stage their events.
Jury selection begins for 3 in rapper XXXTentacion's slaying

Jury selection begins for 3 in rapper XXXTentacion's slaying

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The short life of emerging rap star XXXTentacion ended when two masked gunmen emerged from an SUV that had blocked his BMW as he left a motorcycle shop and demanded his money before one shot him.

Author Howard Blum is writing book on Idaho student deaths

NEW YORK (AP) — A bestselling author of crime stories and other nonfiction works is working on a book about the stabbing deaths last fall of four students at the University of Idaho.
Review: Anna Kendrick in the chilling 'Alice, Darling'

Review: Anna Kendrick in the chilling 'Alice, Darling'

Emotional abuse rarely gets the subtle, sensitive treatment on screen as it does in Mary Nighy's thoughtful if uneven drama “Alice, Darling,” starring Anna Kendrick.
Rapper Flo Rida awarded $82.6M for breach of contract case

Rapper Flo Rida awarded $82.6M for breach of contract case

MIAMI (AP) — Hip hop artist Flo Rida was awarded $82.6 million on Wednesday after a South Florida jury found that the makers of Celsius energy drinks breached a contract with the rapper and singer, and tried to hide money from him.
New photographs of Warsaw Ghetto found in family collection

New photographs of Warsaw Ghetto found in family collection

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Warsaw’s Jewish history museum on Wednesday presented a group of photographs taken in secret during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of 1943, some of which have never been seen before, that were recently discovered in a family collect
Review: Jesse Eisenberg directs a moving mother-son tale

Review: Jesse Eisenberg directs a moving mother-son tale

In Jesse Eisenberg’s smart directorial debut, “ When You Finish Saving the World ,” Julianne Moore plays a Good Person, at least on paper. Evelyn runs a women’s shelter for the victims of domestic abuse and other kinds of horrors.
Snoop Dogg, Gloria Estefan, Sade make it to Songwriters Hall

Snoop Dogg, Gloria Estefan, Sade make it to Songwriters Hall

NEW YORK (AP) — Snoop Dogg, Gloria Estefan, Sade, Jeff Lynne, Glen Ballard, Teddy Riley and Liz Rose have been chosen to join the Songwriters Hall of Fame, a class that includes the writers of such varied hits as “Man In the Mirror,” “Drop It Like It

Meg Medina is new ambassador for young people's literature

NEW YORK (AP) — Novelist Meg Medina is the new National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, a selection made by the Library of Congress.
Coel, Cruz, Federer, Lipa and Wintour are Met Gala chairs

Coel, Cruz, Federer, Lipa and Wintour are Met Gala chairs

A starry group of celebs from film, TV, sports, music and fashion will be channeling the Lagerfeld Look at this year’s Met Gala on May 1. Michaela Coel, Penélope Cruz, Roger Federer, Dua Lipa and Anna Wintour are the evening’s co-chairs.
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