Chili Peppers, Neil Young to perform for charity

SILVERLAKE, Calif. (AP) — Neil Young will perform at a benefit for the Silverlake Conservatory of Music that Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea and Anthony Kiedis will host. The organization announced Friday that the event will take place…

Detroit museum plan would aim to prevent art sale

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Institute of Arts is pitching a plan for the state to send hundreds of millions of dollars into Detroit’s financial restructuring as part of an effort to prevent pieces from the museum’s art…

Bolshoi Ballet to perform at NY venue in ’14

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Russia’s Bolshoi Ballet will perform next year at the upstate New York amphitheater where the New York City Ballet has seen its annual summer residency reduced from three weeks to one week. Local…

Jane Fonda to receive AFI achievement award

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jane Fonda will receive the American Film Institute’s 42nd Life Achievement Award, one of Hollywood’s most prestigious career honors. “Jane Fonda is American film royalty,” AFI chairman Howard Stringer said in a statement released…

Mich. quilter wins $200K ArtPrize contest

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Organizers of the annual ArtPrize event in Grand Rapids are set to reveal the winner of the competition’s $200,000 top prize. The identity of the winning entry is to be unveiled at a…

Spielberg honors Clooney for humanitarian work

NEW YORK (AP) — Steven Spielberg and George Clooney go way back in show business. In fact, it was Spielberg who gave Clooney his big break on the TV show “ER,” the actor recalls. But the two Hollywood…

Review: ‘Parkland’ a tacky restaging of tragedy

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A painful retelling of the Nov. 22, 1963, assassination of President Kennedy in which the two least important players seem to be JFK and Lee Harvey Oswald, “Parkland” dramatizes the immediate impact of that…

Muhammad Ali honors humanitarian award winners

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Muhammad Ali was back home Thursday night to honor an ex-president, Grammy winners and young adults for their roles in fighting for humanitarian causes. The former heavyweight boxing champion was surrounded by family and…

Photographer at RFK assassination dies in Conn.

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Photojournalist Bill Eppridge, whose career included capturing images of a mortally wounded Robert F. Kennedy, has died at age 75. He died Thursday at a Danbury hospital after a brief illness, said his wife,…

Online poker thriller ‘Runner’ quickly politicized

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The thriller “Runner Runner” starring Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck hasn’t even opened yet, but it’s already in the center of the fight over online gambling regulation. The American Gambling Association has bought ads…

Woman who quit job in video offered new position

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A University of Missouri graduate whose dance video announcing she was quitting her job was offered another employment opportunity during a taped appearance on a daytime TV talk show. On her talk show…

NBC show will send someone into space

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC is planning a competition show with a grand prize that’s out of this world: a ride into space. The network said Thursday it is teaming with Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic and veteran TV…

At 80, Wayne Shorter performs ‘without a net’

NEW YORK (AP) — At age 80, Wayne Shorter isn’t ready to rest on his reputation as one of the greatest composers in jazz history. Instead, whenever he performs the saxophonist can’t resist the urge to “de-compose” his…

Christie’s check of Detroit’s art done in October

DETROIT (AP) — Christie’s auction house will finish its initial assessment of 66,000 art pieces at the Detroit Institute of Arts this month, the city’s emergency manager said Thursday, defending their possible sale in Detroit’s bankruptcy process. Anyone…

NBC show will send someone into space

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC says it will air a competition show with an out-of-this-world prize: a ride into space. The network said Thursday that TV producer Mark Burnett is teaming with Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic on “Space…

Bucharest’s biggest-ever classical music festival

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania’s Queen Marie believed that life is a glorious celebration of music and song. A century later, the country’s capital city of Bucharest, once known as the Paris of the East, has lived up…

Musical ‘Kinky Boots’ finds itself in the black

NEW YORK (AP) — There’s nothing kinky about the bottom line at “Kinky Boots.” Producers of the Tony Award-winning musical said Thursday it has recouped its $13.5 million capitalization in 30 weeks. “Kinky Boots” is based on a…

Sinead to Miley: Don’t be sexually exploited

LONDON (AP) — Irish chanteuse Sinead O’Connor has waded into the Miley Cyrus controversy, warning the young singer to avoid being sexually exploited by the music industry. O’Connor Thursday posted an open letter to Cyrus after Cyrus told…

Rdio launches free listening on mobile devices

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Digital music service Rdio (AR’-dee-oh) is launching its free Internet radio service in the U.S., Canada and Australia on Thursday. The move capitalizes on Rdio’s tie-up with traditional radio station owner Cumulus Media and…

Annual Detroit Gallery Week runs through Sunday

DETROIT (AP) — The annual Detroit Gallery Week is offering contemporary art openings and exhibitions throughout the city. Art Detroit Now’s event begins Thursday and runs through Sunday. Galleries are holding openings, exhibitions and special programs designed to…