Justin Bieber visits Philippine typhoon victims
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Teen heartthrob Justin Bieber visited young victims of Typhoon Haiyan on Tuesday, traveling to the Philippines after launching a worldwide campaign to help those affected by the deadly storm.
La Scala takes another step in artistic transition
MILAN (AP) — The Milanese opera house La Scala took another step in its artistic and managerial transition on Tuesday by confirming that Riccardo Chailly will be its new musical director, replacing Daniel Barenboim.
Kennedy Center names 1st woman to lead arts group
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra was named the next president of the Kennedy Center on Tuesday and will become the first woman to lead the performing arts center since it opened in 1971.
Bosnian musician to help poor Roma study music
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia's most popular musician — a man whose international career has been built on music inspired by Balkan and Gypsy tunes — is searching for talented Roma children to help them get an education in music.
Brian Williams is only network anchor in S. Africa
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC's Brian Williams is anchoring his nightly newscast from South Africa early this week, covering the world's mourning for Nelson Mandela, but he won't have some of his usual company.
Sundance announces 2014 premiere lineup
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Sundance Film Festival will premiere 117 independent feature films and 11 documentaries at its 30th anniversary next month — a lineup representing the 2014 fest's most prestigious films.
Justin Bieber arrives in Philippines
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Teen heartthrob Justin Bieber arrived Tuesday in the Philippines, where he has launched a campaign to help victims of last month's killer typhoon.
Native artifact sale in Paris makes $1.6 million
PARIS (AP) — A French auction house that ignored a plea by the U.S. Embassy to delay an auction of sacred Hopi masks sold them briskly Monday along with other contested Native American artifacts for $1.6 million.
Review: 'Saving Mr. Banks' a spoonful of sugar
For most scribes who have toiled in the movie industry, portraying Hollywood as a healing paradise is roughly equivalent to regaling a lobster of the soothing properties of a boiling pot of water.