Mark Kennedy

Padma Lakshmi turns to immigrant food in new show, Taste the Nation; she's also writing a children's picture book

Padma Lakshmi has watched in anger as some politicians denigrate immigrants. She's been left seething as newcomers are discriminated against or targeted.

18 Jun 2020

Living in a Ghost Town: Rolling Stones release a new song on the mood of coronavirus lockdown

The Rolling Stones have unveiled a new song the band thinks is perfect for these coronavirus times.

24 Apr 2020

Italian restaurateur Sirio Maccioni, who opened famed Le Cirque in Manhattan, dies at age 88

Italian restaurateur Sirio Maccioni, who opened the celebrated French restaurant Le Cirque, has died in Italy. He was 88.

21 Apr 2020

Amanda Koots says her husband, Broadway star Nick Cordero faces leg amputation due to virus

Amanda Koots on Instagram that Cordero had been treated with blood thinners to help with clotting in his leg, but his doctors had to stop the treatment as it was causing internal bleeding.

19 Apr 2020

'The world has lost a great artist': Sylvester Stallone mourns the death of Brian Dennehy

Brian Dennehy, the burly actor who started in films as a macho heavy and later in his career won plaudits for his stage work, has died. He was 81.

17 Apr 2020

What's Quibi all about? Here's a look at some offerings on the brand new mobile platform

Quibi may specialise in small, bite-sized videos, but its volume of shows is large.

06 Apr 2020

Soul legend Bill Withers, singer of Lean On Me, Ain’t No Sunshine dies of heart complications at age 81

Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including Lean on Me and Ain’t No Sunshine, has died from heart complications. He was 81.

04 Apr 2020

Stone Temple Pilots offer folk songs with flute solos in terrific acoustic release, Perdida

What a strange trip it's been for fans of Stone Temple Pilots. Two decades ago, they gave us the grunge masterpiece, Plush. Now they are offering folk songs with flute solos.

07 Feb 2020

Tom Morello, others mourn the loss of Andy Gill, guitarist of Brit punk band Gang of Four

Guitarist Andy Gill, who supplied the scratching, seething sound that fuelled the highly influential British punk band Gang of Four, died at age 64.

02 Feb 2020

Globes special award: Ellen gently mocks award show speeches, thanks 'power of television'

Ellen DeGeneres turned her spotlight at the Golden Globe Awards into a very personal stand-up routine, gently mocking traditional award show speeches and ultimately thanking “the power of television.”

06 Jan 2020

Obituary: Jerry Herman, composer of classic shows Mame and Hello, Dolly! dies at 88

Tony Award-winning composer Jerry Herman, who wrote the cheerful, good-natured music and lyrics for such classic shows as MameHello, Dolly! and La Cage aux Folles, died Thursday. He was 88.

27 Dec 2019

Irving Burgie, songwriter of calypso hit Day-O (The Banana Boat Song), dies at 95

Composer Irving Burgie, who helped popularise Caribbean music and co-wrote the enduring Harry Belafonte hit Day-O (The Banana Boat Song), has died at the age of 95.

02 Dec 2019

Review: Coldplay do a 180-degree turn from arena pop-rock with new album, Everyday Life

At the end of a year that saw musicians like Niall Horan and Ed Sheeran gingerly dip their toes into other languages, Coldplay have responded: Hold my European beer.

24 Nov 2019

Review: Celine Dion's 16-track Courage is a strong pop album, rawer than we are used to

Courage is her first English-language album since the passing of her husband, Rene Angélil, and brother, Daniel, only two days apart in 2016.

19 Nov 2019

Review: Frozen 2 OST is wonderful, more emotional and mature than the first album

The Frozen 2 OST brings together princesses Elsa and Anna, snowman Olaf, Kristoff and his reindeer, Sven, for an impossible task: matching the first Frozen movie’s songs.

19 Nov 2019

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