Bob Mackie designs, including Cher outfits, to hit auction block
LONDON, Aug 19 (Reuters) - From Cher's colorful caped outfit for the 1974 Oscars to a coral gown and bolero worn by Carol Burnett on her television show, creations by fashion and costume designer Bob Mackie will be up for grabs this November at a Los Angeles auction.
Travolta, Newton-John reunite for 40th anniversary celebration of 'Grease'
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (Reuters) - "Grease" stars Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta on Wednesday celebrated the 40th anniversary of their classic movie musical about teenagers finding their way at the fictional Rydell High.
Aretha Franklin funeral set for August 31 in Detroit
(Reuters) - A funeral for the late recording star Aretha Franklin has been scheduled for Aug. 31 in Detroit, following a two-day public viewing of her casket, and her body will be entombed at a family gravesite, relatives announced on Friday through a publicist.
'She knew she was blessed' - Smokey Robinson remembers Aretha
(Reuters) - When Motown great Smokey Robinson saw his lifelong friend Aretha Franklin play music for the first time, he said he was struck by the talent of the young girl who would become the "Queen of Soul."
Dementia patients may benefit from music therapy
(Reuters Health) - Music therapy may improve depression and anxiety in dementia patients, a new analysis suggests.
Masterpiece theater: Chinese make-up artist brings paintings to life
CHONGQING, China (Reuters) - Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Cristiano Ronaldo are just a few of the famous faces that Chinese make-up artist He Yuhong can transform her features into, but now she's turning to famous artworks.
MTV to honor Aretha Franklin at Monday's Video Music Awards
Aug 16 (Reuters) - MTV will celebrate soul legend Aretha Franklin at Monday's Video Music Awards ceremony, the network said on Thursday as tributes flowed in from around the world and U.S. television channels scheduled special broadcasts.
'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin, 76, dies at home in Detroit
(Reuters) - Aretha Franklin, the preacher's daughter whose powerful voice made her the long-reigning "Queen of Soul" with such hit songs as "Respect" and "Chain of Fools," died on Thursday at the age of 76, officials said.
From Russia with attitude: Pussy Riot slates Kremlin at Fringe
EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Screaming, chanting, and torrents of religious-style vocals are the backdrop to Pussy Riot's Edinburgh Fringe show, which centers on the real-life trial and imprisonment of Russian frontwoman Maria Alyokhina.
With pictures and songs, fans pay tribute as Madonna turns 60
LONDON (Reuters) - From pictures of their favorite Madonna looks to naming their top tracks by the songstress, fans paid tribute to the "Queen of Pop" on Thursday as the "Material Girl" turned 60.
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