Review: 'Creed II' goes more than the distance. It's a KO

The weight of legacy hangs heavily over "Creed II." Not just for most of the characters, who must come to grips with their own family histories. But also for the filmmakers, tasked with making a seque...

Douglas Rain, who supplied HAL's voice in '2001,' dies at 90

NEW YORK (AP) — A Canadian actor who played some of Shakespeare's most intriguing characters onstage but perhaps is best known for supplying the creepily calm voice of the rogue computer HAL in Stanle...

Review: Laura Jane Grace goes on a thrilling sonic side road

Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers, "Bought to Rot" (Bloodshot Records) The words just tumble out of Laura Jane Grace on her new album, a torrent of thoughts, observations ...

Son of Beatles' producer dives into messy 'White Album'

NEW YORK (AP) — Hardcore fans of the Beatles like to pore over every detail of the band and endlessly dissect the group's songs. Then there's Giles Martin, who manages to time travel to meet the Fab F...

Review: This new 'Grinch' film will only make you flinch

Every Who down in Whoville gets a new Grinch this season. Why, you may ask? The idea defies reason. Does the classic need help from a hot Cumberbatch? Or is this strange union a bizarre mismatch? ...

Review: Gary Hart biopic a great look at a political moment

Come closer, children, and listen to the tale of what politics was like before TMZ. Back in those dark ages, reporters simply didn't dig around and ask embarrassing questions of people running for off...

Bruce Springsteen, Seth Meyers headline veterans fundraiser

NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Springsteen teamed up with country star Eric Church on a version of "Working on the Highway" and Jon Stewart laced into Donald Trump at a bawdy event Monday in New York that gath...

Review: Hanson, the kings of 'MMMBop,' turn to orchestras

Hanson, "String Theory" (3CG Records) The Hanson boys have done everything in their power to get you to listen beyond "MMMBop." They've put out solid new music, live CDs, Christmas a...

Review: The Revivalists stumble badly on messy 4th album

The Revivalists, "Take Good Care" (Loma Vista Recordings) The New Orleans-based The Revivalists are back and bigger than ever — literally — with their fourth full-length album. They'...

Music Review: Imagine Dragons deliver again but differently

Imagine Dragons, "Origins" (Interscope/KIDinaKORNER) Do Imagine Dragons ever sleep? Not apparently. Less than a year and a half after releasing the double-platinum ...

Soundtrack of Bruce Springsteen's Broadway show is coming

NEW YORK (AP) — Now you don't even have to go to Broadway to hear Bruce Springsteen's sold-out show. Columbia Records said Friday the official two-disc soundtrack of "Springsteen on ...

Review: 'The Nutcracker and the Four Realms' falls flat

So Disney has gone ahead and made a Christmas movie from "The Nutcracker." Is this what we're doing now? We're making big Hollywood movies from 19th century ballets? Anyone have any fresh ideas at all...

Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason plans US tour in 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason is planning to tour North America next year to perform some classic Floyd songs, but don't expect "Comfortably Numb" or "Another Brick in the Wall." ...

Author Ntozake Shange of 'For Colored Girls' fame has died

NEW YORK (AP) — Playwright, poet and author Ntozake Shange, whose most acclaimed theater piece is the 1975 Tony Award-nominated play "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is ...

Broadway musical 'Wicked' turns 15 with a party

NEW YORK (AP) — Fifteen years ago, one of the top films in the land was "Finding Nemo" and Shania Twain played the Super Bowl halftime show. 50 Cent's "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" was a hit album and a co...