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Prince died without a will, sister says in court filing

Prince died without a will, sister says in court filing

Prince died without a will, according to court documents filed by his sister on Tuesday, potentially causing big complications for that star’s sprawling financial estate and musical legacy.

Preliminary hearing scheduled for Cosby

PHILADELPHIA

Preliminary hearing scheduled for Cosby

A date has been set for the preliminary hearing in the sexual assault case against Bill Cosby.

Fashion may be art, but does it belong in a museum?

NEW YORK

Fashion may be art, but does it belong in a museum?

The most striking aspect of the Isaac Mizrahi exhibition, on view at the Jewish Museum through Aug. 7, is the fashion designer's effusive embrace of orange, grass green, teal and, of course, pink.

Lonnie Mack, guitarist and singer who influenced blues and rock acts, dies at 74

Lonnie Mack, guitarist and singer who influenced blues and rock acts, dies at 74

Lonnie Mack, a guitarist and singer whose early 1960s instrumental hits "Memphis" and "Wham!" influenced a generation of guitarists and whose singular mix of blues, country and gospel inspired performers such as Keith Richards, Stevie Ray Vaughan, the Allman Brothers Band and Danny Gatton, died April 21 in Nashville. He was 74.

Schenectady Symphony season closes on a high note

The Schenectady Symphony Orchestra ended its 82nd season Sunday afternoon at Proctors performing two glories from the standard repertoire and two unusual pieces that featured Niskayuna native percussionist James Benoit.

Comedian Griffin, actor Lloyd added to Proctors lineup

Comedian Griffin, actor Lloyd added to Proctors lineup

Comedian Kathy Griffin and actor Christopher Lloyd are among the performers rounding out the complete 2016-2017 Proctors season announced Monday.

Beyoncé releases surprise album ‘Lemonade’ after HBO special

Beyoncé releases surprise album ‘Lemonade’ after HBO special

Beyoncé, who in 2013 changed the rules for how pop superstars deliver music with the surprise simultaneous release of a self-titled album and corresponding videos, has returned with a follow-up in the same vein: “Lemonade,” the singer’s sixth solo album, arrived Saturday night after the HBO premiere of an hourlong, conceptual short film based around the music.

At Coachella, honors befitting a Prince

As dusk fell on opening day of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival's second, and final, weekend Friday, the dozens of palm trees that frame the Empire Polo Club began to glow purple.

In Spain, catching up with Cervantes

But while Britain has gone all out to fete Shakespeare, with a yearlong slate of high-profile events, readings, concerts and stagings of his plays, Spanish officials have been accused of not doing enough to promote Cervantes, whose “Don Quixote” is considered to be a foundational text of modern fiction.

After cremation, Prince is celebrated in private funeral

After cremation, Prince is celebrated in private funeral

The pop and rock icon was found dead Thursday morning in an elevator in his suburban Minneapolis compound, shocking his friends and fans.

Clint Black back with a new album and new things to say

Clint Black back with a new album and new things to say

The country superstar is touring in support of “On Purpose,” his 12th studio effort and his first since 2005’s “Drinkin’ Songs and Other Logic.”

ALBANY

Nettles brings jolt of energy to country show

Jennifer Nettles came out like a force to be reckoned with. After a Palace audience sat through three acts before she appeared at the Next Women of Country show Thursday night, Nettles was an unexpected jolt of energy.

William Shakespeare, playwright and poet, is dead at 52

William Shakespeare, playwright and poet, is dead at 52

“To be or not to be,” said Hamlet, prince of Denmark, “that is the question.” Yesterday, Hamlet’s creator was; today, he is not. Of that there is no question.

Jazz Fest in New Orleans a rite of passage for many

No Jazz Fest in New Orleans for me this year, thanks for asking. But when son Zak’s friend Mary said she was going it, I realized how much I love Jazz Fest even without going, this time...

Devastated fans honor Prince in his own spirit

Devastated fans honor Prince in his own spirit

Almost immediately after the news that Prince one of pop music’s most influential and innovative artists, was found dead at age 57, people around the country began pouring out love for the artist through any means possible.

A time of self-discovery, possibilities

A time of self-discovery, possibilities

Within its simplicity, "Everybody Wants Some!" finds moments of disarming humanity, especially when it comes to male insecurity, ritualized affiliation and aggression.

Stars create believable encounter in 'Elvis & Nixon'

Stars create believable encounter in 'Elvis & Nixon'

Knowing in advance that the new film “Elvis & Nixon” is only yea-big, and that it’s not intended to carry the usual biopic baggage, its particular charms are disarming nonetheless.

Tom Hanks scores in ‘Hologram for the King’

Tom Hanks scores in ‘Hologram for the King’

God bless Tom Hanks. Can I get an amen?

With no Snow White, this huntsman sequel falls very wide of the mark

With no Snow White, this huntsman sequel falls very wide of the mark

How do you solve a problem like Kristen (Stewart)? If you’re the filmmakers of “The Huntsman: Winter’s War,” you write Snow White entirely out of the sequel to “Snow White and the Huntsman.”

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