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Doerr, Guirgis among Pulitzer winners in arts

Doerr, Guirgis among Pulitzer winners in arts

NEW YORK :Anthony Doerr s “All the Light We Cannot See,” a World War II novel that has been one of the top-selling literary works of the past year, has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Pulitzer judges on Monday ...

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‘Furious 7’ surges past the $1 billion mark

‘Furious 7’ surges past the $1 billion mark

LOS ANGELES :”Furious 7″ surged ahead of its North American box office competition for a third straight week, taking in an estimated $29 million to hit $1 billion in worldwide ticket sales. The strong weekend showing gives the car racing ...

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Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett top bill at Montreux Jazz Festival

Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett top bill at Montreux Jazz Festival

GENEVA: Pop diva Lady Gaga s duet with veteran crooner Tony Bennett will top the bill at this year s Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, with other headliners including Lenny Kravitz and Portishead, organisers said Thursday. The “elegant collision of charisma” pairing ...

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Blanchett, Weisz, McConaughey movies to compete at Cannes

Blanchett, Weisz, McConaughey movies to compete at Cannes

PARIS:The latest movies starring Cate Blanchett, Rachel Weisz and Matthew McConaughey will be among those competing at the Cannes Film Festival next month, organisers said on Thursday. Blanchett will appear in “Carol” with Rooney Mara, a lesbian love story set ...

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Walker tribute drives ‘Furious 7’ to top of Billboard

Walker tribute drives ‘Furious 7’ to top of Billboard

LOS ANGELES: An emotional tribute song to late actor Paul Walker in Universal Pictures  blockbuster film “Furious 7” drove the movie s soundtrack to the top of the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday. The “Furious 7” soundtrack, which ...

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Reggae legend Blondy swaps beats for books in Ivory Coast

Reggae legend Blondy swaps beats for books in Ivory Coast

ABIDJAN: His voice is warm, his reading poised. Adored by reggae fans everywhere, Ivorian superstar Alpha Blondy has now become a storyteller on his own radio station. Born Seydou Kone, the 62-year-old musician and activist in March launched Radio Livre ...

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Hollywhere? Los Angeles unable to halt film Exodus

Hollywhere? Los Angeles unable to halt film Exodus

LOS ANGELES :Feature film production in the Los Angeles area plunged 15.4 percent in the first quarter amid high industry taxes and few local government incentives, a report out Tuesday found. In the first three months of 2015, there were ...

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NEW YORK :The world s largest music group Universal on Tuesday announced a $11.5 million settlement with artists who alleged unfairly low royalties since the start of digital downloads. The decision ends for now a long-running dispute in the music business ...

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