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BOSTON (AP) — Boston's top tourism official has been arrested on what prosecutors described as union-related extortion charges. Federal prosecutors say Kenneth Brissette, director of the Office of Tourism, Sports, and Entertainment, was arrested Thursday. A federal indictment...
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — When Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart asked the University of Connecticut to provide a guest narrator to read "A Visit From St. Nicholas" during a 2014 holiday concert at the school, he was expecting to get UConn's president or perhaps a distinguished...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota state lawmaker has decided to set aside a measure that would have clarified the rights of artists to control the commercial use of their names, likenesses and images, and extended those protections to heirs after a person's death. Republican...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nicola Luisotti says he will end his term as music director of the San Francisco Opera when his contract expires at the end of the 2017-18 season. The 55-year-old Italian made his debut with the company in 2005 and was hired in January 2007 to succeed Donald...
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Buble is cancelling upcoming events due to pending vocal cord surgery. The singer said on his website Wednesday that after surgery, he'll be required to take time to rest and recover. He said there will be "no talking or singing" for some time, but that a...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Celine Dion is opening up about husband's Rene Angelil's death earlier this year. Angelil died Jan. 14 at 73 after a long battle with throat cancer. Dion tells ABC News that even though Angelil's death was expected, "you're never ready for something like this to...
NEW YORK (AP) — Saxophonists Wayne Shorter and Ben Webster and trombonist J.J. Johnson have been chosen as the 2016 inductees into Jazz at Lincoln Center's Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame. Shorter is equally renowned as one of the greatest living jazz improvisers and composers. He was...
NEW YORK (AP) — It took six years for Corinne Bailey Rae to release her third album, "The Heart Speaks in Whispers." While that may seem like a long wait, it could have been worse — as in never. Rae flirted with that possibility after the release of her acclaimed "Under the Sea...
MILAN (AP) — The La Scala opera house will open its 2016-17 season with Puccini's "Madama Butterfly" as it emphasizes the Italian repertoire under principal conductor Riccardo Chailly. Nine of the 15 operas announced Wednesday for next season are by Italian composers, including...