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Hyde Park Jazz Fest animates a neighborhood

Hyde Park Jazz Festival review by Howard Reich...

German plane hijacked to Somalia in 1977 brought back home

A Lufthansa passenger jet that was hijacked to Somalia 40 years ago at the height of a far-left militant group’s campaign against West German authorities has returned home....

Jhené Aiko was in search of healing and her new project 'Trip' helped her find it

In an exclusive interview, Jhené Aiko talks love, pain, 'shrooms and all the journeys that led her to her surprise project "Trip."...

Philly's David Boreanaz, Mike Vogel leading TV's military push

Malvern Prep grad David Boreanaz is starring in CBS's "SEAL Team," and Warminster's Mike Vogel captains NBC's "The Brave."...

'When you write a song about racism, it's a big deal'

Songs of resistance are at the core of Songhoy Blues' latest album. In fact, they titled their album "Résistance." The band hails from Mali and tackles issues like racism and voter...

DC Theater Friday: A localized ‘Native Gardens’ and an inspired ‘A Train’

‘In the Heights’ rolls on, and Kelli O’Hara stops by....

TV turns to military dramas, remakes and Marvel for fall

Once “Friends” became a sensation in 1994, it was followed by more sitcoms about wisecracking single white New Yorkers than you could shake one of those free AOL CD-ROMs at....

Music of Mali wafts into a Chicago public school

Flutist Nicole Mitchell and Malian musicians visit Wendell Smith Elementary School....

Seattle Shakes’ ‘Julius Caesar’ reminds us that bold reactions can trigger seismic counter- reactions

Seattle Shakespeare Company’s new staging of “Julius Caesar,” while cogent and sturdy, lacks dynamism and doesn’t seize opportunities to tie the text to today’s political tempests....

Leonardo DiCaprio foundation awards $20M in eco-grants

Leonardo DiCaprio's eco-focused foundation announces $20 million in fresh grants....

Can Philadelphia get 2,500 bamboo bikes for Ghana?

This week, African Bicycle Contribution Foundation, has launched its Three-City U.S. Tour making stops in Philadelphia, NYC and Washington, D.C....

U2 cancels over security concerns

THE Irish rock band U2 has cancelled its Saturday night concert in St. Louis after police told concert organisers that they couldn’t provide a typical level of security because of...

Madonna is open to adopting more children

Madonna will "never say 'never'" to adopting more children because she finds motherhood a form of healing for her....

Little reason to see ‘American Assassin’ except for Michael Keaton

Some covert operatives take no prisoners. Mitch Rapp (Dylan O’Brien) takes no orders....

“American Assassin”: A killing machine riding the conveyor belt through an action factory

It’s possible that Dylan O’Brien may someday grow into the role of Mitch Rapp — the dangerously lethal terrorist-hunter hero of the late Vince Flynn’s popular series of pulp…...

‘Assassin’ misses the mark

“American Assassin,” an action thriller based on a 2010 book by “24” consultant Vince Flynn, is no “American Sniper.” It’s a low-rent “Jason Bourne” about Mitch Rapp (Dylan...

Global collaborations with Kronos Quartet just keep coming

David Harrington of Kronos Quartet shares his thoughts about the term "world music." The term was coined 30 years ago this year....

‘American Assassin’: A killing machine riding the conveyor belt through an action factory

Dylan O’Brien stars a baby-faced CIA operative in this lumbering thriller based a Vince Flynn books....

These are the best wildlife photographs in the world right now

The Natural History Museum announces its finalists for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year....

'American Assassin' review: Grief therapy, black ops division

Righteous kills and rah-rah black ops tactics abound in film version of the Mitch Rapp action franchise, starring Dylan O'Brien and Michael Keaton....

Review: ‘American Assassin’ introduces a new action hero

Dylan O’Brien is instantly appealing as Mitch Rapp, hero of thrillers by novelist Vince Flynn...

At “Fictions” in Harlem, Young Black Artists Are on Fire

It began with “Freestyle,” back in 2001. Since then, every few years the Studio Museum in Harlem has held a series of influential exhibitions that......

For 'Black-ish' creator, an Emmy would be a win for TV you can watch with your kids

Meanwhile, as her FX comedy "Better Things" returns for a second season, Pamela Adlon will be happy if her lead-actress nomination helps get the word out about the show....

Names+Faces: Prince Harry once 'wanted out' of Britain's royal family

In an interview with the Mail, the prince said the time he spent in the army was the 'best escape' and thought about giving up his title...

Pearland's Kechi moves Mel B. to tears on 'America's Got Talent' semifinals

Simon Cowell called Tuesday's performance Kechi's best to date and "a magic, magic magic moment."...

Brie Larson finds strength in lightness and whimsy with 'Unicorn Store'

The Oscar-winning actress makes her feature directing debut with a boldly earnest tale...

Female musicians take centre stage in Launceston

When She Believes shows putting the spotlight on women musicians at this year's Junction Arts Festival....

Afendi Yusuf primed to get down to work as new principal clarinet of Cleveland Orchestra (profile)

Afendi Yusuf, the new principal clarinetist of the Cleveland Orchestra, said he's eager to begin his new life at Severance Hall and help promote diversity in a field still largely...

Fall TV preview 2017: Rundown on 19 new network shows (videos)

ABC's "Ten Days in the Valley" and Fox's "The Gifted" are the two best new fall dramas....

DJ Jonathan Toubin hosts rockin' Seaport Music Fest Sunday lineup

Jonathan Toubin wants everyone to come together Sunday at the Seaport Music Festival....

Questions of self and manhood run deep in remarkable South African drama 'The Wound'

A factory worker in the mountains of South Africa helps a teenage boy from Johannesburg navigate a traditional Xhosa manhood ritual....

U Street Music Hall’s new all-ages party welcomes even the youngest ravers

U Street Music Hall's Rumpus Room is a dance party for the whole family....

Julianne Hough considered 'three main elements' for their honeymoon

Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich considered "three main elements" when they were picking their honeymoon, which included "romance, adventure, and photography."...

Don't miss these shows to watch and concerts in south Louisiana (Sept. 8-14)

BAND NAME OF THE WEEK: SNAPPER & THE FISHSTICKS...

Disgraced mogul selling - or breaking - Wu-Tang album

Disgraced pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli is selling his coveted single copy of a Wu-Tang Clan album -- but he might also destroy it....

George Clooney: 'I'm a very good diaper guy'

The Hollywood star says his days of being single "seem a lifetime ago" as he settles in to life as a father in his 50s....

Quincy Jones reflects on his career and relationship with Michael Jackson

Fresh from his lawsuit against the estate of his longtime friend Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones doesn't hold anything back and checks into the Hollywood Bowl for a look at his...

Tom Russell's 'Folk Hotel' keeps it simple, beautiful — and Hank Williams pays a visit

Tom Russell had a dream about Hank Williams Sr. and wrote a song about it....

Madonna 'cried herself to sleep' during adoption process

Madonna admitted she "cried herself to sleep" when she was accused of kidnapping her adopted son David Banda, now 11....

Trophy Is a Striking Look at Big Game Hunting and Conservation

Is it better to preserve a species through controlled hunting and selective breeding, or to preserve wildness itself?...