Opera of sci-fi classic 'Solaris' creates strange world
To turn the science fiction classic "Solaris" into an opera, the Japanese composer Dai Fujikura and choreographer Saburo Teshigawara set out to create for the audience a world of strangeness. "Solaris," whose world premiere takes place Thursday at the Theatre des Champs-Elysees in Paris, is based on the celebrated novel of Polish writer Stanislas Lem about a planet covered entirely by ocean...
Smog film goes viral in China with 155 mn views
An online documentary on China's notorious smog has become a viral sensation with more than 155 million views just one day after it was released, state media said Monday. "Under the Dome", a documentary privately produced by Chai Jing, a former anchor with state broadcaster China Central Television, detailed causes of atmospheric pollution in the country. They included slack government supervision and lenient penalties for polluters...
Madonna plans global tour for new album
Madonna on Monday announced concerts across North America and Europe to support her new album, her first extensive shows since a high-grossing and controversy-filled global tour in 2012. The pop superstar will start a 35-date tour to accompany her "Rebel Heart" album on August 29 in Miami, with concerts across North America as well as a show in Puerto Rico before she heads to Europe in November...
Spotify's Top 10 most viral tracks
The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Oct. 20 to Sunday, Oct. 26 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.
Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks
The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Oct. 20 to Sunday Oct. 26 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.
Partial list of Oscar winners
Partial list of winners at Sunday's 86th annual Academy Awards presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
QUICKQUOTE: JENNIFER LOPEZ
"As you can see, I read the memo." — Jennifer Lopez, her dress baring just a single shoulder and a single leg, as she commented on the wardrobe guidelines CBS issued to Grammy performers.
Review: Love is tested in 'The Mystery of Love & Sex'
NEW YORK (AP) — Love and sex are both pretty big topics, and while Bathsheba Doran's new play, "The Mystery of Love & Sex," illuminates both with gentle humor, it's also about how secrets can test the bonds of friendship and love.