David Foster and Katharine McPhee welcome a baby boy
FILE - David Foster, left, and Katharine McPhee arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Feb. 9, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. The couple, who wed in 2019, have welcomed a baby boy, McPhee's publicist confirmed Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – Katharine McPhee and David Foster may want to channel their musical talents into lullabies. The couple, who wed in 2019, have welcomed a baby boy, McPhee's publicist confirmed Wednesday. She was also tapped to perform in Foster's 2008 “David Foster & Friends” concert special alongside Celine Dion, Michael Bublé, Josh Groban and Andrea Bocelli.
Kim and Kanye: Tales of an uber celeb marriage gone wrong
FILE - Kanye West, left, and Kim Kardashian attend the WSJ. Kim Kardashian West filed for divorce Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, from Kanye West after 6 1/2 years of marriage. If there's one word that defines the lives of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West, it's BIG. The over-the-top Tuscan wedding of Kim and Kanye, her third and his first, unfolded on May 24, 2014. Kanye has made it big in shoes, and Kim rolls out beauty and attire on a regular basis.
Reaction to the death of Larry King
FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2016 file photo, Larry King arrives at Trump Tower in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)Reaction to the death of Larry King, whose broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation for a half-century. Larry King. ___“RIP Larry King!!!! ___“I’ve had the honor of being interviewed by Larry King multiple times in my life.
Opera legend Andrea Bocelli on the healing powers of music
Opera legend Andrea Bocelli on the healing powers of music For years, Andrea Bocelli has been providing hope and comfort through music, especially in a challenging year like 2020. His message for the holidays is: There is always hope. It is the theme of his new album and his Christmas concert, which explored the Christmas through the eyes of his 8-year-old daughter, "CBS Evening News" anchor Norah O’Donnell spoke with Bocelli.cbsnews.com
New this week: 'Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom' and Paul McCartney
MOVIES— “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” was always going to be an event picture, even on Netflix, where it will be available Friday. Wilson’s 1982 play is set around a recording session in 1920s Chicago as a blues band awaits the arrival of Ma Rainey (Davis). — AP Film Writer Lindsey BahrMUSIC— Paul McCartney will release the final album in a trilogy of classics on Friday. “McCartney III” comes 40 years after 1980’s “McCartney II” and 50 years after “McCartney,” his solo debut released in 1970. — Director George C. Wolfe said that when he signed on to direct “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” he instantly knew he wanted to work with Branford Marsalis.
Andrea Bocelli and daughter starring in online Christmas concert
Andrea Bocelli and daughter starring in online Christmas concert Opera legend Andrea Bocelli and his 8-year-old daughter, Virginia, will be delighting fans with a Christmas concert livestreamed from Italy. Norah O’Donnell has more.cbsnews.com
Andrea Bocelli and 8-year-old daughter bringing hope with live-streamed Christmas concert
The music of Andrea Bocelli brought us comfort and hope when we needed it most. "It was important to give this prayer to everybody and to try to give hope and optimism," said Bocelli, who contracted COVID-19 shortly before that concert. It is the theme of his new album and his Christmas concert, which is taking place on Saturday. The concert, live-streamed from the Teatro Regio in Parma, Italy, will explore the wonder of Christmas through the eyes of his 8-year-old daughter, Virginia. CBS News asked Bocelli.cbsnews.com
Streaming Concert Watch 11/9: Andrea Bocelli, Gorillaz and More
Imogen HeapLive-Streaming – 9 DecemberSince 1998’s I Megaphone, British singer-songwriter Imogen Heap has been a pioneer in the electropop genre. With 22 studio albums to his name since 1999 – never mind countless features – It’s a wonder Aaron Yates hasn’t run out of words to rhyme. LocalCommunityJournalismI Support Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free. Support UsAndrea BocelliLive-Streaming – 12 DecemberSince 1982, Italian opera singer, songwriter and producer Andrea Bocelli has recorded 15 solo studio albums. This time last year, accompanied by the Houston Symphony, Bocelli visited the Toyota Center for his first performance in the Bayou City in three years.houstonpress.com
Star-studded benefit concert to honor nurses on Thanksgiving
LOS ANGELES – Stevie Wonder, Celine Dion, Gloria Estefan will be among the entertainers honoring nurses in a star-studded benefit virtual concert on Thanksgiving. Nurse Heroes announced Tuesday that the concert called Nurse Heroes Live will stream on the organization’s YouTube and Facebook along with LiveXLive on Nov. 26 at 7 p.m. EST. The benefit will provide money for a variety of programs including scholarships for nurses and their children. Taylor Swift will donate a signed collectible edition “Folklore" guitar, which will be auctioned for the benefit of the Nurses Heroes Foundation. The nurses of New York's Northwell Health will be the first beneficiaries of the concert.
New this week: 'I Am Greta,' Chris Stapleton & CMA Awards
This image released by Hulu shows activist Greta Thunberg, center, in a scene from the documentary "I Am Greta" the story of Thunberg, the teenage Swedish schoolgirl who is leading the global school strike for action on climate change. The film premieres Friday on Hulu. (Hulu via AP)
New this week: 'I Am Greta,' Chris Stapleton & CMA Awards
This image released by Hulu shows activist Greta Thunberg, center, in a scene from the documentary "I Am Greta" the story of Thunberg, the teenage Swedish schoolgirl who is leading the global school strike for action on climate change. (Hulu via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES— When Greta Thunberg began protesting outside Swedish Parliament two years ago, it only took days for director Nathan Grossman to start trailing her in her mission to prod government leaders on the climate crisis. “I Am Greta,” which premieres Friday on Hulu, documents the enormous movement fueled by Thunberg’s one-person school strike, and a few very surreal years for the Swedish teenager. — After releasing two chart-topping albums in 2017, superstar country singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton is back with a new collection of songs coming out Friday.
Tenor Bocelli, who had COVID, says lockdown humiliated him
Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, who had COVID-19, says the pandemic lockdown in his country made him feel humiliated and offended for depriving him of freedom. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)ROME Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, who had COVID-19, said the pandemic lockdown made him feel humiliated and offended by depriving him of his freedom to come and go as he wanted. Bocelli spoke at a panel Monday in a Senate conference room, where he was introduced by right-wing opposition leader Matteo Salvini, who has railed against the governments stringent measures to combat the coronavirus outbreak. Bocelli told the conference at the Senate that he resented not being able to leave his home even though he committed no crime and revealed, without providing details, that he violated that lockdown restriction. At the height of lockdown, Italians could only leave home to go to essential jobs, walk dogs or buy food or medicine.
Andrea Bocelli Opens Up About His 'Swift and Full Recovery' From Coronavirus
Andrea Bocelli has beaten COVID-19, and is now opening up about his "swift and full recovery." The 61-year-old singer said in a statement given to ET on Tuesday that he decided not to reveal his diagnosis until now, "out of respect for those for whom contracting the virus has had more serious consequences." "We were fortunate enough to have a swift and full recovery by the end of March," the statement continued. Bocelli first revealed news of his coronavirus recovery to reporters at a hospital in Pisa, Italy, adding at the time that he was now giving plasma for research. RELATED CONTENT:NBA Legend Patrick Ewing Hospitalized With CoronavirusNick Cordero's Wife Says He's 'On a Step Forward' in COVID-19 FightAmerica Ferrera Admits She Had Anxiety About Giving Birth During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Houston Concert Watch 12/11: Andrea Bocelli and More
Pick of the Week:Andrea BocelliToyota Center - 12.12Since 1982, Italian opera singer, songwriter and producer Andrea Bocelli has recorded 15 solo studio albums. Accompanied by the Houston Symphony, Bocelli will be visiting the Toyota Center tomorrow night for his first performance in the Bayou City in three years. Since 2005, he has released four studio albums, leaning more toward pop than Matchbox Twenty ever did. Il Divo will bring their holiday cheer to Revention Music Center on Friday. Since then, Snoop has released 17 studio albums, selling more than 35 million records worldwide.houstonpress.com
Singer Andrea Bocelli: 'Absurd' to shun opera legend Domingo
Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli is staunchly defending opera legend Placido Domingo, calling it "absurd" that opera houses have canceled the star's performances over sexual harassment allegations before they are fully investigated. "I am still appalled at what happened to this incredible artist," Bocelli said. Bocelli spoke to The Associated Press through an Italian translator during an interview at his Miami-area home. Bocelli and Domingo are credited with injecting new energy into opera during times when its popularity had dwindled. "Today, it risks being an elite phenomenon, and this is a pity because opera was born for the people."chicagotribune.com