May
6
2016

Keith Urban explores rhythmic roots on diverse new record

In this April 14, 2016, photo, Keith Urban poses in Nashville, Tenn., to promote his latest album, "Ripcord." (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Keith Urban was on a cross-country flight last year trying to finish a new song about living in the moment and not holding onto regrets. But he was also thinking about two men close to him that had recently passed away.

May
6
2016

Questions arise about California doctor’s response to Prince

A star honoring Prince, now painted gold, stands out on the wall Thursday, May 5, 2016 at a memorial for the singer at First Avenue in Minneapolis, a venue where he often performed. The pop rock singer died on April 21 at the age of 57. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)Was a California doctor acting legally when he sent his son to Prince's home with a drug often used to treat people addicted to opiates such as prescription painkillers?

May
6
2016

Vinyl revival: Czech record maker aims for global dominance

In this picture taken on Monday, April 25, 2016, Zdenek Vesely checks a master record at vinyl plant in Lodenice, Czech Republic. As vinyl records make a global comeback in popularity, a little-known Czech company is riding the market surge to establish itself as the world’s biggest record manufacturers, with plans to expand in North America and Asia. GZ Media, based in a small town south west of the Czech capital, has made deals with all the major music labels and is running its plant day and night, every day of the year - even on Christmas - to satisfy booming demand. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)LODENICE, Czech Republic (AP) — As vinyl records make a global comeback, a little-known Czech company is riding the market surge to establish itself as the world's biggest record manufacturer, with plans to expand in North America and Asia.

May
6
2016

Hollywood cashes in on golden age cinema revival

LA-based American Cinematheque hosts a three-day festival of the work of Stan Laurel (L) and Oliver Hardy, photochemically and digitally restoredCinema from Hollywood's golden age is enjoying a revival with the emergence of retro video streaming and a burgeoning festival scene belying the old joke that nostalgia ain't what it used to be. More than 25,000 fans from as far afield as Australia and Japan hit Hollywood over the weekend for the TCM Classic Film Festival, run by cable network Turner Classic Movies for a seventh year. Meanwhile LA-based American Cinematheque hosts a three-day festival over the weekend of Laurel and Hardy's work, photochemically and digitally restored from the original 35mm film.

May
6
2016

Hollywood cashes in on golden age cinema revival

LA-based American Cinematheque hosts a three-day festival of the work of Stan Laurel (L) and Oliver Hardy, photochemically and digitally restoredCinema from Hollywood's golden age is enjoying a revival with the emergence of retro video streaming and a burgeoning festival scene belying the old joke that nostalgia ain't what it used to be. More than 25,000 fans from as far afield as Australia and Japan hit Hollywood over the weekend for the TCM Classic Film Festival, run by cable network Turner Classic Movies for a seventh year. Meanwhile LA-based American Cinematheque hosts a three-day festival over the weekend of Laurel and Hardy's work, photochemically and digitally restored from the original 35mm film.

May
6
2016

Hollywood cashes in on golden age cinema revival

LA-based American Cinematheque hosts a three-day festival of the work of Stan Laurel (L) and Oliver Hardy, photochemically and digitally restoredCinema from Hollywood's golden age is enjoying a revival with the emergence of retro video streaming and a burgeoning festival scene belying the old joke that nostalgia ain't what it used to be. More than 25,000 fans from as far afield as Australia and Japan hit Hollywood over the weekend for the TCM Classic Film Festival, run by cable network Turner Classic Movies for a seventh year. Meanwhile LA-based American Cinematheque hosts a three-day festival over the weekend of Laurel and Hardy's work, photochemically and digitally restored from the original 35mm film.

May
6
2016

Exposed Syndergaard at fork: ‘Blockhead’ move or risky tweak?

SAN DIEGO — Noah Syndergaard’s potentially fatal flaw has been exposed. Can he fix it? There is no questioning Syndergaard’s electric arsenal, which includes 100-mph heat and one of the hardest-thrown sliders ever known to the game. Mets officials are also beyond wondering about his mental makeup. But on display in Syndergaard’s most recent start…

May
6
2016

Mark Messier literally prays for hockey rink dream to come true

Hockey legend Mark Messier lived up to his Rangers nickname “The Messiah” on Thursday, joining a community prayer session outside the shuttered Kingsbridge Armory in hopes of divine intervention in his plans to build the world’s largest ice rink. Messier’s plans for the $350 million Bronx project have been put on ice by the city’s…

May
6
2016

Backfiring shift helps Mets avoid disaster in shaky deGrom loss

SAN DIEGO — Shift happens. The defensive maneuvering that had deprived the Mets of several hits in the early and middle innings Thursday night became a blessing of sorts for them with two outs in the seventh, as visions of the first no-hitter in Padres history were fluttering through Petco Park. Against an over-shifted infield,…

May
6
2016

City Council might lose senior vote after passing bag ‘tax’

These women want to bag the city’s new bag “tax.” Hours after the City Council on Thursday passed a 5-cent fee on plastic and paper shopping bags at grocery, convenience and other stores, an elderly Upper East Side woman and her daughter joined a chorus of complaints about the new law. “It’s like they can’t…