Almost 140 years ago, Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky wrote a solo piano piece for every month of the year called The Seasons. Now saxophonist Ben Wendel has taken this famous body of work and reinterpreted each piece by bringing along a different artist every month. Reviewer Michelle Mercer says through these collaborations, Wendel is giving the listener insight into some of today's sharpest musicians.
Bill Cosby was instrumental in opening the door for black stuntmen in Hollywood early in his career. He was to be a central figure in a new documentary about black stuntmen, but that has now changed. He will be mentioned, but his interviews have been pulled, following the latest revelations about the comedian, who admitted in court documents that he drugged women for sex.
Waller County, Texas, released new jailhouse surveillance videos Tuesday, in part to counter online rumors that the 28-year-old African-American woman was already dead when she arrived at the jail.
The town of Eatonville, Fla., is perhaps best known as the place where Harlem Renaissance writer Zora Neale Hurston grew up. At the height of segregation, it was a place of refuge for blacks across Florida. Now the town is struggling for its survival.
Joyce Mitchell, a former employee of the Clinton Correctional Facility in New York, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to charges that she helped two inmates escape from the maximum security prison in June.
Convicted spy Jonathan Pollard is expected to be released from prison in November, after serving 30 years of a life sentence.
Aid corridors into Yemen are opening up in Yemen as Houthi rebels were recently forced out of the port city of Aden. That could allow for badly needed reconstruction even as the fighting continues.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Tuesday upheld the four-game suspension of Tom Brady in the "deflategate" scandal. The league says the Patriots quarterback had the cell phone he was using at the time destroyed, despite a request from investigators for the information on that phone.
SpaceShipTwo broke apart during an October test flight because the co-pilot unlocked a section of the spaceship's tail too early, the National Transportation and Safety Board announced.
Artists are reinventing the humble tea bag, letting its contents and simple shape and color shine in beautiful, fragile art. Some are even farming out the tea drinking to get to the used bags.
Until June, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady did not acknowledge to investigators that he had destroyed his cellphone, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says.
Producer Rebecca Herscher went to Afghanistan for a month and talked mostly to men. At the end of her trip, she took a detour because she wanted to hear from some teen girls.
He was with the Boston Symphony for 50 years, and his name was also stamped on the sticks of drummers from Buddy Rich to Charlie Watts to Questlove. Firth died Sunday at age 85.
The State Department's annual human trafficking report this year gives special attention to slavery in agriculture and fishing. Human rights advocates say there's much work to be done to fight it.
Campaigns are Periscoping, Tweeting, Facebooking, Snapchatting and Instagramming. But campaigns and strategists say the biggest bang comes from new ways of using the ol' email list.
Eschewing a glitzy career, the pianist, who was heard in the movie Amadeus, earned a reputation as one of the greats of his generation, especially praised for his Chopin performances.
The beloved Britpop veteran stops by the Tiny Desk with songs from his new album, Saturns Pattern — and one from his best-known record, Stanley Road.
A different Twitter greeted some users when they logged on Tuesday as the social media company tries to win more hearts — and users.
Australia’s decision to kill 2 million feral cats is the latest in a battle between cat lovers and bird lovers, over cats' impact on wildlife.
Town officials are hoping to put an end to the boom and bust cycle that comes from relying on copper mines that open and close.