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Round Hill, investor in Beatles and Bruno Mars songs, raises new fund

(Reuters) - Round Hill Music Royalty Partners, a private equity firm which invests in the copyright of songs from artists such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Bruno Mars, said on Tuesday it...


Buying a Piece of Bob Marley’s Song Catalog, and His Enduring Legacy

Primary Wave, a boutique New York company that aggressively markets “icons and legends”, bought the rights to Marley’s songs in a $50 million deal.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Black Eyed Peas Get Serious About Injustice, and 12 More New Songs

Listen to the week's most notable news songs from Lil Peep, Karen O, Carrie Underwood and more.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Justin Timberlake Stays Funky (for Now), and 9 More New Songs

Hear the new songs that caught our critics' attention this week, from Bruno Mars and Cardi B, They Might Be Giants and more.

Trebek, Alex

‘Jeopardy!’ Tells Contestant: A ‘Gangster’ Is Not a ‘Gangsta’

In reference to a 1995 Coolio song, a contestant answered “Gangster’s Paradise.” But judges wouldn’t give him credit since the song is titled “Gangsta’s Paradise.”

'Gangstas' flub costs 'Jeopardy!' contestant

A "Jeopardy!" contestant loses $3,200 for the pronunciation of the word "gangstas."

Spotify sued for $1.6B over Tom Petty, Doors songs


A Cuban Island That Has Played Both Paradise and Prison

The Isle of Youth — which has been both a Communist Utopian getaway and home to a brutal prison that housed Castro for a time — is a world apart, even by Cuban standards.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Lil Wayne Recaptures His Old Magic and 8 More New Songs

Hear the tracks that caught our critics' attention this week, from Major Lazer, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Cassie and more.


No proof Kaesong cash funded North Korea arms programs: South Korea expert panel

SEOUL (Reuters) - There was no evidence that North Korea had diverted wages paid to its workers by South Korean companies operating in a now-closed industrial park on their border to bankroll its weapons programs, an expert panel appointed by Seoul's Ministry of Unification said on Thursday.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Cardi B Isn’t Going Anywhere and 9 More New Songs

Hear the week's most notable new music, from the return of Sugarland to Laura Marling covering a Bob Dylan classic.


Review: ‘Pitch Perfect 3’ Keeps the Songs but Loses the Plot

The latest entry in this movie series fares best when its director treats it as a fantastical buddy comedy.

Christians and Christianity

Hillsong Unites Believers and Those Old Agnostics John, Paul, George and Ringo

More than a thousand worshipers attended a Pentecostal singalong whose set list included Beatles hits like “Can’t Buy Me Love” and “Here Comes the Sun.”

Labor and Jobs

Op-Ed Columnist: The Workers Paradise

How Republicans can take care of their own.

Presidential Election of 2020

Democrats in New York Can Already Hear Iowa’s Siren Song

The region is home to a glut of nationally ambitious politicians and a confluence of egos that promise friction heading into 2020.


False paradise? EU is no haven of Net neutrality, say critics

LISBON/MILAN (Reuters) - America's decision to scrap rules designed to ensure a free and open internet leaves the European Union as the biggest market where Net neutrality still prevails -- but critics say the EU is not a level playing field.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Black Thought Freestyles for 10 Minutes and 11 More New Songs

Hear the most notable new music out this week, from Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamildrops team-up with the Decemberists to a Thelonious Monk reissue.

Siri, what's that song? Apple buys Shazam

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Seun Kuti and Santana Sound an Alarm, and 10 More New Songs

The week's most notable new songs, from Migos to Johnny Mathis.

Pop and Rock Music

The 54 Best Songs of 2017

Our pop music critics share their favorite tracks, from Jay-Z to Cardi B, Father John Misty to Sam Hunt.

Former 'The Voice' contestant responds to rape allegation

A former contestant from "The Voice" is denying a rape accusation made by another female singer.

The stories behind your favorite Christmas songs

Grab your Mariah Carey vocals. 'Tis the season for Christmas caroling.

Travel and Vacations

In Haiti, Tracing a Paradise Lost

The U.N. says the country is now stable, and tourism is growing. But the former vacation paradise still has a faded beauty.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: The Hold Steady Get Revved Up and 9 More New Songs

Hear the week's notable new releases, from Beyoncé joining Ed Sheeran to the latest from Craig David's comeback.

Pop and Rock Music

Album Review: U2 Releases ‘Songs of Experience.’ Cynicism Not Included.

On the follow-up to the 2014 album “Songs of Innocence,” the band sets out to counter the despair of 2017 with love and optimism.


Ice-cool Goffin beats Tsonga, sends Davis Cup into deciding match

LILLE, France (Reuters) - David Goffin never once lost his cool as he beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-6(5) 6-3 6-2 to put Belgium level at 2-2 with hosts France, sending the Davis Cup final into a decisive fifth match on Sunday.


Tsonga win leaves France-Belgium Davis Cup final all-square

LILLE, France (Reuters) - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga demolished Steve Darcis 6-3 6-2 6-1 to bring France level at 1-1 with Belgium after the first day of the Davis Cup final on Friday.


Brantley in Britain: Showgirls, a Monster and a Drag Queen: Singing Songs of Self

New musicals on London’s stages include a merciless and compassionate “Follies,” a revitalized “Young Frankenstein” and a timely saga of an aspiring drag queen.

Computers and the Internet

State of the Art: Twitter, It’s Time to End Your Anything-Goes Paradise

Twitter should scrap a founding principle — everyone gains equal footing and any behavior is tolerated — and create a new system that rewards positive contributions.


BRIEF-Mediawan sells SVOD rights to “Zone Blanche” to Amazon

* MEDIAWAN SA - SALE OF “ZONE BLANCHE” SVOD RIGHTS TO AMAZON Source text: Further company coverage:; (Gdynia Newsroom)

Deaths (Obituaries)

Mel Tillis, Country Star Known for His Songs and His Stutter, Dies at 85

Mr. Tillis found a way to turn his speech impediment into an asset by getting audiences to laugh along with him.

Pop and Rock Music

Malcolm Young of AC/DC: Listen to 10 Essential Songs

The musician, who died on Saturday, gave the band its architectural foundation, using his rhythm guitar to make AC/DC swing as much as it stomped.


Helping the poor is a 'Passport to Paradise,' Pope says

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis welcomed the poor, homeless and unemployed as guests of honor for a Mass and gourmet meal in the Vatican on Sunday, saying that helping the needy was one way of obtaining a "passport to paradise".

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Demi Lovato Seeks Her ‘Despacito’ and 9 More New Songs

Hear the tracks that caught our critics' attention this week, from two Spanish-English team-ups to a surprise from Jaden Smith.


Cultural Studies: ‘Torch Song Trilogy’ and Me: A 35-Year Love Affair

Before Harvey Fierstein came along, most gay-themed plays featured characters who were either closeted or bitter or suicidal, and usually all three.

Tax Shelters

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Paradise Papers Show How Misguided the G.O.P. Is on Taxes

We don’t need to make it easier for companies to bilk us.

‘“We the People” Are Out of Hibernation’

Our top 10 comments of the week: Readers discussed Democratic election gains, more sexual assault revelations and a screaming toddler.

Rap and Hip-Hop

Playlist: The Playlist: Eminem Reflects, Sturgill Simpson Busks and 11 More New Songs

Elvis Costello releases a new track, Betty Davis brings the "F.U.N.K.," and more songs that caught our critics' attention this week.


South Korea says will provide financial support for Kaesong firms

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea has decided to provide additional financial support for companies that formerly operated at the now shut-down Kaesong industrial complex inside North Korea, the Ministry of Unification said on Friday.

Pussy Riot

Pussy Riot Takes Aim at Trump and Putin in New Song

The dissident Russian band’s release deals with state surveillance and police brutality, with a cameo by Chloë Sevigny.


Dance star Akram Khan prepares for swansong tour

LONDON (Reuters) - One of Britain's most celebrated dancer-choreographers, Akram Khan, is tackling the rise of xenophobia in his latest work, which he says will be his last as a leading performer.


The Paradise Papers: Endowments Boom as Colleges Bury Earnings Overseas

American universities are using offshore strategies to swell their coffers, skirt taxes and obscure investments that could spark campus protests.


LVMH boss Arnault says assets referred to in "Paradise Papers" known to tax bodies

PARIS (Reuters) - Bernard Arnault, France's richest billionaire and the head of luxury goods group LVMH , said on Wednesday that assets referred to by Le Monde newspaper, in the "Paradise Papers" leaks tracking tax affairs, were known to tax authorities.

Europe Edition: Paradise Papers, Tariq Ramadan, Twitter: Your Wednesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.


UPDATE 1-Dutch tax breaks under fire after "Paradise Papers" leaks

AMSTERDAM, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Dutch tax breaks to large international companies came under renewed fire on Tuesday after newly leaked documents revealed errors in the drafting of a tax ruling for U.S. consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble.

Tax Shelters

The Paradise Papers: How Business Titans, Pop Stars and Royals Hide Their Wealth

Records from an offshore hideaway show how an American billionaire grew one of the world’s largest trusts and another owned part of a company accused of exploiting the poor.

Tax Shelters

Op-Ed Contributor: The Paradise Papers Hacking and the Consequences of Privacy

In the world of offshore finance, confidentiality long ago became a corrosive secrecy.


EU to discuss tax havens blacklist after 'Paradise Papers' leaks

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union states will on Tuesday bring forward a discussion on plans for a tax havens' blacklists after newly leaked documents revealed investments by wealthy individuals and institutions around the globe, officials said.

Tax Shelters

The Paradise Papers: After a Tax Crackdown, Apple Found a New Shelter for Its Profits

The tech giant has found a tax haven in the island of Jersey, leaving billions of dollars untouched by the United States, leaked documents reveal.

Airlines and Airplanes

The Paradise Papers: From Utah, Secretive Help for a Russian Oligarch and His Jet

Records leaked from an offshore law firm show how the wealthy elite sidestep prohibitions on foreigners registering private planes in the United States.


India orders investigation after Paradise Papers leak

NEW DELHI, Nov 6 (Reuters) - India on Monday formed a panel of government officials to investigate cases that figure in the so-called Paradise Papers, a trove of leaked documents about offshore investments of wealthy individuals and institutions.

Texas Shooting, Paradise Papers, Shalane Flanagan: Your Monday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Asia and Australia Edition: Japan, North Korea, Paradise Papers: Your Monday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

The Paradise Papers: Kremlin Cash Behind Billionaire’s Twitter and Facebook Investments

Leaked files show that a state-controlled bank in Moscow helped to fuel Yuri Milner’s ascent in Silicon Valley, where the Russia investigation has put tech companies under scrutiny.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

The Paradise Papers: Commerce Secretary’s Offshore Ties to Putin ‘Cronies’

Wilbur Ross, the commerce secretary, retained investments in a shipping firm with business ties to Russian President Vladimir V. Putin’s inner circle.

Tax Shelters

The Paradise Papers: Millions of Leaked Files Shine Light on Where the Elite Hide Their Money

The leak, called the Paradise Papers, centers on an offshore law firm that has helped obscure the wealth of multinational companies and the superrich.


BRIEF-Arch Capital says on Nov 2, Kewsong Lee, notified his resignation to board effective immediately

* Arch Capital Group-on Nov 2 Kewsong Lee, notified his resignation to board effective immediately after his promotion to co-CEO at Carlyle Group Lp Source text ( Further company coverage:

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: The Return of the Real Boy Band and 10 More New Songs

Hear Feist honor Leonard Cohen, N.E.R.D snap back to life and more new songs that caught our critics' attention this week.

Pageant contestants flip script, talk violence

Contestants in the Miss Peru pageant broke with tradition by citing statistics on gender violence rather than listing their own body measurements.

Gospel Music

Critic’s Notebook: Bob Dylan’s Songs for the Soul, Revisited and Redeemed

The latest installment in the “Bootleg Series” provides new perspective on the songwriter’s controversial Christian years.


BRIEF-Glass Lewis and Egan-Jones recommend EQT shareholders vote “for” the pending acquisition of Rice Energy

* Proxy advisory firms Glass Lewis and Egan-Jones join iss in recommending EQT shareholders vote “for” the pending acquisition of Rice Energy


France's Pouille eases past compatriot Tsonga for Vienna title

(Reuters) - Lucas Pouille halted Jo-Wilfried Tsonga's charge in the Vienna Open on Sunday, scoring a comfortable straight-sets victory over his French compatriot to claim his third title of the season.


Tsonga beats Kohlschreiber to set up all-French final in Vienna

(Reuters) - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga overcame Philipp Kohlschreiber in the Vienna Open semi-finals on Saturday to set up an all-French title clash with Lucas Pouille and keep his hopes of making the season-ending ATP Finals alive.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Gregory Porter Celebrates Nat King Cole and 8 More New Songs

Hear Brian Eno and Kevin Shields's new track, plus songs from Rhye, Sleigh Bells and more.

Pop and Rock Music

Fats Domino Songs: Listen to 12 Essential Tracks

His easygoing image concealed the boldness and subtlety of his music — Domino was an innovator who didn’t flaunt it. A dozen songs from his prime years prove it.

Jesus Hopped the "A" Train (Play)

Review: It’s Law vs. Order in ‘Jesus Hopped the “A” Train’

A riveting revival of Stephen Adly Guirgis’s prison drama may be more timely today than at its premiere in 2000.

Taylor Swift's new song decoded

Try not to be shocked that Taylor Swift wrote a song about a guy.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Taylor Swift Has a Miserable Crush and 12 More New Songs

Hear the tracks the caught our critics' attention this week, from Fever Ray, Colleen, Chris Stapleton and more.


Review: A ‘Torch Song’ Burning With Emotion Behind the Laughs

Portraying mother and son in a fierce revival of Harvey Fierstein’s comedy, Mercedes Ruehl and Michael Urie are in peak form.


With tears and song, China welcomes Xi as great, wise leader

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese officials on Thursday heaped praise on President Xi Jinping's political ideology, unveiled a day earlier at a key Communist Party Congress, a sign that it could be enshrined in the party's constitution and further cement his power.


BRIEF-Livexlive Media says applied to list common stock on the NYSE under symbol “LXL”

* Livexlive Media Inc says have applied to list common stock on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “LXL” - SEC filing‍​


Lin-Manuel Miranda's Puerto Rico relief song tops Billboard chart

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda's star-studded charity song to fund relief efforts in Puerto Rico topped the Billboard digital singles chart on Monday, while Christian music rapper NF topped the Billboard 200 album chart.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Mavis Staples Warns of Deadly Force, and 9 More New Songs

Hear the songs that caught our critics' attention this week, from a studio reverie by Beck to a globe-hopping track by Major Lazer.

Fierce girls fight inequality with Beyoncé song

A short film celebrating the International Day of the Girl shows young girls around the world dancing to Beyoncé's song "Freedom."

Jason Aldean opens 'SNL' with Petty song

Country singer Jason Aldean, who was performing as the Las Vegas shooting began, did the "Saturday Night Live" cold open with a tribute to the victims and their families by singing Tom Petty's "I Won't Back Down."

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Lin-Manuel Miranda Sings for Puerto Rico and 9 More New Songs

Hear the week's most notable tracks from the Breeders, Big K.R.I.T. and Brittany Howard from Alabama Shakes.

They purchased paradise ... then gave it all away

This is the story of the couple who purchased paradise, the neighbors who curse their name and the idea that might save life as we know it.

Lin-Manuel Miranda's releases star-studded song for Puerto Rico

Lin-Manuel Miranda and 22 of his musically talented friends have released a new song to raise money for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico.


Ralph and Alice and Ed and Trixie (and Song and Dance)

A musical of “The Honeymooners” aims to open the windows of that cramped Kramden apartment to let in a “contemporary worldview.”


Song dynasty bowl shatters world record for Chinese ceramics, fetches $37.7 million in HK sale

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A nearly 900-year-old porcelain Song dynasty bowl smashed the world auction record for Chinese ceramics on Tuesday, selling for HK$294.3 million ($37.68 million) at a Sotheby's sale in Hong Kong.


Song dynasty bowl shatters world record for Chinese ceramics, fetches $37.7 mln in HK sale

HONG KONG, Oct 3 (Reuters) - A nearly 900-year-old porcelain Song dynasty bowl smashed the world auction record for Chinese ceramics on Tuesday, selling for HK$294.3 million ($37.68 million) at a Sotheby's sale in Hong Kong.


Listen to 14 Essential Tom Petty Songs

The hit singles he recorded between 1976 and 1993 made him a radio star, but his songs were packed with nuance just below the surface.

Tom Petty's most memorable songs

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Tom Petty's career spanned five decades.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Hear Beyoncé Join ‘Mi Gente,’ Plus 9 More New Songs

Listen to the songs that caught our critics' attention this week, from a track Chance the Rapper debuted on "Colbert" to the finale of Torres' new album.


BRIEF-Financial Institutions inc provides update on “at-the-market” offering of common stock

* Financial Institutions Inc provides update on “at-the-market” offering of common stock


Road to electric car paradise paved with handouts

JUDABERG, Norway (Reuters) - The Norwegian island of Finnoey has the highest density of electric cars in the world. The reason? They are exempt from the $6,000-a-year toll charges for the tunnel to the mainland.


Islamists lure youngsters in the Philippines with payments, promise of paradise

MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - When he saw his commander holding the severed head of one of his neighbors, teenage Islamist fighter Jalil knew it was time to escape from Marawi City.


France reach Davis Cup final after Tsonga beats Lajovic

LILLE, France (Reuters) - France won a place in the Davis Cup final when Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beat Dusan Lajovic 2-6 6-2 7-6(5) 6-2 to give the hosts an unassailable 3-1 lead over Serbia on Sunday.


France reach Davis Cup final after Tsonga beat Lajovic

LILLE, France (Reuters) - France punched their ticket to the Davis Cup final when Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beat Dusan Lajovic 2-6 6-2 7-6(5) 6-2 to give the hosts an unassailable 3-1 lead against Serbia on Sunday.


Paradise Lost: Devastation on the U.S. Virgin Islands

Residents of St. Thomas and St. John showed signs of resilience amid the ruins left by Hurricane Irma.


France and Serbia level at 1-1 as Tsonga beats Djere

LILLE, France (Reuters) - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga claimed a no-nonsense 7-6(2) 6-3 6-3 win against Laslo Djere as France drew level with Serbia in their Davis Cup semi-final after the first singles on Friday.

This was paradise. Now it's a pile of debris

Residents of St. John, US Virgin Islands are returning home and cleaning up, following the devastation of Hurricane Irma. CNN's Isa Soares reports.

Kristen Bell sings 'Frozen' songs to evacuees

"Frozen" actress Kristen Bell lifted spirits by singing to Florida evacuees during Hurricane Irma.

Florida, a fragile kind of paradise

All hurricanes are brutal, but geology, geography and good old-fashioned capitalism have conspired to make Florida hurricanes particularly damaging events. South Florida, in particular, is a kind of paradise for many people who live there, but as far as Mother Nature is concerned, it's a fragile kind of paradise.

Williams, Don

Don Williams, Singer of Plain-Spoken Country Songs, Dies at 78

Mr. Williams, whose admirers included Pete Townshend and Eric Clapton, was best known for ballads extolling the virtues of romantic commitment.

George Michael's new song is 'mixed feelings'

A posthumous single from singer George Michael is receiving mixed reaction from fans.


Holocaust survivors rock Berlin's Brandenburg Gate with song of hope

BERLIN (Reuters) - Two aging Holocaust survivors joined forces with a younger Israeli singer to perform songs of hope at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate on Wednesday at a time when Germany is seeing a rise in anti-Semitism.

Pop and Rock Music

U2 Offers ‘Songs of Experience’ to a World That’s on Fire

After putting the band’s new album on pause to absorb the “shock” of the elections, the group is returning with songs that present joy as defiance.

A tropical paradise in India

Goa has been indelibly shaped by its 450 years of Portuguese rule, followed by an influx of hippies in the 1960s.

Hawaii tennis camp is paradise

Musical motivation: Iconic song gets a Texas twist

Gloria Gaynor, singer of the song "I Will Survive," has rewritten the classic to benefit survivors of Harvey's devastation.

Is 'Despacito' the song of the summer or not?

"Despacito" has been blaring everywhere the past few months and so it would seem to be the song of the summer, right?


Shapovalov upsets Tsonga at U.S. Open

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Canadian Denis Shapovalov appeared older than his 18 years at the U.S. Open on Wednesday, staying poised to beat eighth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4 6-4 7-6(3) and advancing to the third round.

Power of song: Watch gospel singers lift spirits at shelter

The gospel singers that gave an impromptu concert for Hurricane Harvey evacuees at a shelter spoke with CNN's Chris Cuomo.

Coldplay writes song for Houston's Harvey victims

Hurricane Harvey may have forced Coldplay to cancel its concert in Houston last week, but the city is clearly on the band's mind.

Shania Twain song inspired by nude Brad Pitt pics

The life-saving message in Logic's hit song

"I've been on the low / I been taking my time / I feel like I'm out of my mind / It feel like my life ain't mine / Who can relate?"

Indigenous People

12 Hours of Story, Song and Dance

Emily Johnson's “Then a Cunning Voice and A Night We Spend Gazing at Stars” was an overnight performance art piece led by indigenous women.

Rap and Hip-Hop

Tay-K Was a 17-Year-Old ‘Violent Fugitive.’ Then His Song Went Viral.

The knotty back story of “The Race,” one of the summer’s fastest growing songs, is unlike any other viral hit.

'Bachelor in Paradise' plays coy with controversy

First, the obvious: The tantalizing whiff of controversy drew media to a season premiere of "Bachelor in Paradise" that many outlets (including this one) would have otherwise ignored. Nobody expected a "60 Minutes"-type expose, but once ABC and Warner Bros. opted to forge ahead with the show, they had a certain duty not to whitewash what nearly derailed it, and to clarify what happened -- or didn't.


On Soccer: Premier League Heeds the Siren Song of Spend, Spend, Spend

The opening salvos of the new season offered a vision of the Premier League as it likes to see itself: as not just the world’s richest league, but also its most richly entertaining.


London braced for Bolt and Farah swansongs

LONDON (Reuters) - It will be the end of an era for athletics on Saturday when Usain Bolt races for the last time in the men's 4x100 meters relay at the World Championships.


Listen to 10 Essential Glen Campbell Songs

From his collaborations with Jimmy Webb in the 1960s to his farewell two months ago, hear some of the most moving performances by an American Everyman.

Campbell, Glen

Glen Campbell, Whose Hit Songs Bridged Country and Pop, Dies at 81

A sharecropper’s son who became a recording, television and movie star, Mr. Campbell also battled alcohol and drugs and became a public face of Alzheimer’s disease.


BRIEF-Warner Bros. Pictures says “Wonder Woman” worldwide box office total over $794 mln to date‍​

* Warner Bros. Pictures says “Wonder Woman” ropes in $400 million at the domestic box office, taking it to a worldwide total of more than $794 million to date‍​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Company buys California town, plans pot paradise

Don't be surprised if there is a sign one day on a small California town that reads "Welcome to Nipton: A Place to Get Stoned."

Renting and Leasing (Real Estate)

“Going Nomad” to Avoid Summer Rent Spikes

Because New York rents are higher during the summer, some people find ways to avoid signing a lease until the weather and rents cool.

'Bachelorette' contestant addresses racism accusations

One contestant found himself on the hot seat on Monday night during "The Bachelorette 2017: The Men Tell All."


England Lost: sardonic Mick Jagger releases two songs responding to Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger has released two politically charged songs targeting what he sees as the uncertainty and surrealism permeating politics in the age of Brexit and Donald Trump.

Venezuela: How paradise got lost

The mounting crisis in Venezuela is entering a new chapter as President Nicolás Maduro's plans to rewrite the constitution face a pivotal vote.


'Blade Runner' sequel a siren song for director Villeneuve

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Canadian director Denis Villeneuve had fended off numerous requests to direct big-budget sequels until he was approached to make a follow-up to Ridley Scott's 1982 neo-noir sci-fi film "Blade Runner."

Meet the paradise maker

When a luxury resort developer wants to create a truly spectacular property that'll be talked about for years to come, there are only a handful of designers in Asia up to the task.


BRIEF-Manitex International, Inc. Announces €1.5 million in new orders for PM truck-mounted “knuckle-boom” cranes

* Manitex International Inc. Announces €1.5 million in new orders for PM truck-mounted “knuckle-boom” cranes

'Despacito' is the most streamed song of all time

"Despacito" means "slowly" in Spanish, but the song's rise to the top has been anything but slow.


U2 urges end to lawsuit claiming it stole 'Achtung Baby' song

July 18 (Reuters) - Irish rock group U2 asked a U.S. judge on Tuesday to dismiss a lawsuit by a British songwriter and guitarist who claimed that the band lifted large parts of one of his works for a song on its 1991 blockbuster album "Achtung Baby."


A Cherry Lover’s Paradise

A photographer's diary of this year's National Cherry Festival in Traverse City, an annual event that dates back to around 1925.

Europe's new jet-set paradise

Corinne Olympios returning to 'Paradise'

The "Bachelor in Paradise" reunion special is sure to be an interesting one with the additions of two former cast members.


South Korea: No proof cash to Kaesong went to North Korea arms programs

SEOUL (Reuters) - There was no evidence that North Korea had diverted wages paid to its workers by South Korean companies operating in now-suspended industrial park on their border to its weapons programs, a South Korean official said on Thursday.

'AGT' pays tribute to late contestant

"America's Got Talent" paid tribute to Brandon Rogers, a former contestant on the show who passed away at the age of 29 in a tragic car accident last month.

'America's Got Talent' honors contestant who died

"America's Got Talent" aired an audition on Tuesday night of a rising star who was killed last month in a car crash.


Querrey through in quick time against Tsonga

LONDON (Reuters) - Sam Querrey needed a matter of minutes to book his place in the last 16 at Wimbledon on Saturday when he polished off Jo-Wilfried Tsonga after bad light had stopped play the day before.


Tsonga thrashes Norrie to sweep into second round

LONDON (Reuters) - Twice Wimbledon semi-finalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga breezed into the second round on Monday with a 6-3 6-2 6-2 victory over British wildcard Cameron Norrie, whose first grand slam appearance ended in a swift and painful exit.

Jay Z apologizes to Beyoncé in song

Jay Z dropped his new album "4:44" at midnight on Friday and sent the Internet into a frenzy.

Corinne Olympios won't return to 'Bachelor in Paradise'

Corinne Olympios says she wants to move on from the "Bachelor in Paradise" scandal that prompted producers to suspend production of the show earlier this month.

War Crimes, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity

Netherlands Partly Liable for 1995 Massacre of Bosnian Muslim Men, Court Rules

The ruling, which disappointed the plaintiffs, largely upheld a previous decision that Dutch peacekeepers wrongfully ordered 350 Muslim men and boys to leave a U.N. compound in Srebrenica.


BRIEF-Forestar says unsolicited proposal from D.R. Horton constitutes “superior proposal”

* Forestar board of directors determines unsolicited proposal from d.r. Horton constitutes a “superior proposal”


BRIEF-SEACOR Marine announces “stalking horse” bid to form joint venture with Montco Offshore

* SEACOR Marine announces “stalking horse” bid to form joint venture with montco offshore, inc.

DeMario Jackson will not be returning to 'Bachelor in Paradise'

DeMario Jackson is saying adios to "Bachelor In Paradise."


Bolt to race in Monaco prior to London swan song

(Reuters) - Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt will run the 100 meters at the Herculis EBS meeting in Monaco on July 21, two weeks before his final world championships appearance in London, organizers said on Wednesday.

'Bachelor in Paradise' contract revealed


Tsonga joins exodus of seeds at Queen's

LONDON (Reuters) - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga joined the exodus of the seeds at the Aegon Championships after being outplayed by Luxembourg's Gilles Muller at a boiling hot Queen's Club on Wednesday.


Pop stars release song to raise funds for London fire victims

LONDON (Reuters) - Some of the biggest names in British music, including Stormzy, Robbie Williams and The Who, released a charity single on Wednesday to raise funds for people affected by the fire at a tower block in west London.

The Big Sur: No paradise for those cut off by storms

Bringing home the groceries has taken on new meaning for residents of this hamlet perched along California's famous Highway 1. With a vital bridge gone, they have to hike in -- toting backpacks, shopping bags and even the occasional wheelbarrow.

Reality Television

After Inquiry Into Cast, ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Will Resume Taping

The inquiry, into an allegation of sexual misconduct, did not turn up evidence of wrongdoing, said Warner Bros., the studio behind the show.

'Bachelor in Paradise' investigation ends, Warner Bros. concludes no misconduct

'Bachelor in Paradise' couple Carly Waddell Evan Bass gets married in Mexico

It's a match made in reality TV heaven.


Tsonga bounces back at Queen's after French Open shock

LONDON (Reuters) - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga returned emphatically to winning ways in the Queen's Club Championships in London on Monday, putting his shock first round exit at his home French Open firmly behind him.

More 'Bachelor in Paradise' fallout

Yoko Ono getting 'Imagine' songwriting credit

"Imagine" Yoko Ono had inspired one of John Lennon's greatest songs.

'Bachelor in Paradise' cast member breaks her silence on scandal

Songs from Tanzania's island of albinos

"I was rejected at birth by my father," says Christina Wagulu. "My uncles have threatened to kill me because of my condition. Men stigmatize me and don't like me."

Reality Television

‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Cast Sent Home Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Production of the ABC reality show was suspended last week pending an inquiry into accusations of inappropriate sexual behavior on the set in Mexico.

'Bachelor in Paradise' halts filming

Isle of Man

Rivals Chase the “Buzz You Can't Get Anywhere Else”

With the help of a former winner, two young men prepare to compete in the biggest and most dangerous motorcycle road race of their lives – a furious time trial around an island in the Irish Sea.


BRIEF-CtW Investment urges Fleetcor shareholders to vote against co's “say-on-pay” proposal - SEC filing

* Urges shareholders of Fleetcor Technologies to vote against the Fleetcor Technologies “say-on-pay” proposal - SEC filing


Dylan's Nobel speech: songs only need to move you, not make sense

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Nobel prizewinner Bob Dylan said on Monday that unlike literature his songs were meant to be sung not read and that they only needed to move people, not to make sense.

¡Ay bendito! No. 1 song in US is in Spanish

A wall may go up between the United States and its Spanish-speaking neighbor to the south, but nothing can stop the success of the nation's current No. 1 hit song, which is mostly in ... Español.


Protest after BBC says won't play 'liar liar' song ahead of UK vote

LONDON (Reuters) - Dozens of people protested outside the BBC's London headquarters on Friday against its decision not to broadcast a song storming the charts before next week's election that labels Prime Minister Theresa May a liar.

What will be the song of summer?

Summer is upon us and that means barbeques, beach trips and plenty of playlists.


Tsonga dumped out of French Open by unheralded Olivo

PARIS (Reuters) - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga's French Open hopes vanished into thin air on Wednesday when he was sent packing in the first round with a 7-5 6-4 6-7(6) 6-4 defeat against Argenitine Renzo Olivo on Wednesday.


France holds its breath for Mladenovic, Tsonga

PARIS (Reuters) - The French tennis-supporting public will be holding its breath on Wednesday, hoping injury will not return to hamper Kristina Mladenovic as long-time crowd favorite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga limbers up for his biggest single game of the season.

May, Theresa M

‘Liar, Liar’: A Song Assailing Theresa May Tops the Charts in Britain

A scathing song that takes aim at the prime minister has climbed to the top of the British iTunes chart ahead of next week’s general election.


'Liar liar': Sales boom for song attacking Theresa May ahead of election

LONDON (Reuters) - A song labeling Prime Minister Theresa May a liar has shot to the top of music sales charts in Britain, mocking her "strong and stable" motto ahead of the June 8 national election.


Tsonga's my outside bet for French Open, says Monaco's Mbappe

(Reuters) - Kylian Mbappe has picked compatriot Jo-Wilfried Tsonga as his outside bet to win French Open - though there are no prizes for guessing who the Monaco striker rates as favorite.


Tsonga takes first claycourt title in Lyon

PARIS (Reuters) - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga polished his preparation for the French Open in style by claiming his maiden claycourt title, beating Czech Tomas Berdych 7-6(2) 7-5 in the Lyon Open final on Saturday.

'Plinko' contestant freaks out after record win

A contestant on "The Price is Right" won $31,500 during the game "Plinko," setting a new record.

Pop and Rock Music

Shakira Finds Liberation, One Song at a Time

The new songs in Spanish on this Colombian star’s “El Dorado” bring back her playfulness, and the track “Chantaje” already has 1.5 billion streams.

'Price is Right' contestant freaks out after record win

A contestant on "The Price is Right" won $31,500 during the game "Plinko," setting a new record.


Finding Songs Hidden in Britain’s Thankful Villages

Darren Hayman released four albums with the indie band Hefner. Now he writes songs about the communities whose soldiers all returned home safely from World War I.


Tsonga saunters into semis in Lyon, Raonic joins him

(Reuters) - Home favorite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga sauntered into the semi-finals of the Lyon Open with a 6-0 6-4 victory over Russian youngster Karen Khachanov on Thursday.

Escape from Cannes: Paradise island retreats

Cannes may not spring to mind when seeking a restorative retreat, walks among ancient forests or a spot of bird-watching.

Saturday Night Live (TV Program)

On ‘Saturday Night Live,’ Alec Baldwin Sings a Swan Song for Trump

“S.N.L.” paid homage to itself by having Mr. Baldwin sing Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” The host, Dwayne Johnson, considered a presidential run with Tom Hanks.

Pop and Rock Music

Listen to 10 Essential Chris Cornell Songs

The singer for Soundgarden and Audioslave, who will be remembered as one of grunge’s distinctive voices, has died at 52.

Last performance ended with song about death

In my time of dying, I want nobody to mourn


South Korea's Moon joins protest song at commemoration in nod to liberal values

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea marked the anniversary of a pro-democracy uprising on Thursday with new President Moon Jae-in leading a large crowd in singing an iconic song of protest, a symbolic closure to nearly a decade of conservative rule.


Villaggio Coppola Journal: On Italy’s Coast, a Forsaken Village Is a Tale of a Paradise Lost

Villaggio Coppola was built in the 1960s with utopian ambitions, but it has instead become a vivid concentration of southern Italy’s abiding troubles.

'Will & Grace' teaser woos viewers in song

The cast of NBC's "Will & Grace" is ready to welcome back viewers to the sitcom apartment they could never afford in real life. Their words, not ours.

Portugal's Sobral wins Eurovision Song Contest

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Will Ferrell breaks into song for grads

Will Ferrell dropped some serious wisdom on Friday while delivering a commencement speech that ended with a strong love ballad that would make Whitney Houston proud.

How this city became an adrenaline junkie paradise

"Build it and they will come" has been Dubai's philosophy since the city went into architectural overdrive at the turn of the 21st century.

Paradise found: Crowd-free Asia island escapes

Finding an empty beach in Asia was a breeze a few decades ago, but it's not quite so easy anymore.

Can the America's Cup revive island paradise?

A closer look at Bermuda, the North Atlantic British archipelago that's hosting the 2017 America's Cup.

The tragedy that fueled this iconic song

The shootings at Kent State University in 1970 motivated the band Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young to record the now classic single "Ohio." CNN's original series "Soundtracks: Songs that Defined History" airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT.


Springsteen recounts struggle to live outside bliss of rock songs

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bruce Springsteen talked on Friday about his struggle to live in the real world rather than inside the lyrical songs he has composed over his 40-year career.

Paradise festival turns into nightmare

Guests call Fyre Festival "a sham" after spending more than $12,000 to attend

Luxury festival in paradise turns into chaos

If you turned up at the Fyre Festival wooed by its ads -- and many, many fans did -- you'd think you were in for a weekend of top-notch acts playing for your entertainment, as models in bikinis paraded around and private jets and yachts ferried you to and from the beautiful Caribbean paradise. Everything any good millennial needs for a strong Instagram post.

The story behind Billy Joel's 'love song' to NYC

The iconic artist talks about how his Big Apple anthem, "New York State of Mind," took on a different meaning in the wake of 9/11. Learn more on the original series "Soundtracks: Songs that Defined History" Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET on CNN.

Best hotels in Mauritius: Designers remade luxury in paradise

Pop and Rock Music

New Prince Songs Blocked by Judge, for Now

A lawsuit by the singer’s estate has halted the release of a new six-song EP.

Bruce Springsteen's protest song to Donald Trump

Bruce Springsteen has new music out and it's taking aim at Donald Trump.


BRIEF-General Finance Corp reports proposed “tack-on” offering of 8.125 pct senior notes

* General Finance Corporation announces proposed “tack-on” offering of 8.125 pct senior notes due 2021

It's tax day! Here are 10 songs to help you survive

For once, April 15 wasn't the most hated day of the year.

Anne Hathaway belts out badly translated songs

On "The Tonight Show," actress Anne Hathaway and Jimmy Fallon sang popular song lyrics that had been translated to a foreign language and then back to English

That song doesn't mean what you think

At this very moment, there's a couple out there realizing that "their" song, the 2005 hit ballad "You're Beautiful," has nothing to do with a loving, body-positive relationship and everything to do with a stalker who's stoned out of his mind.


Russia to boycott Eurovision song contest due to Ukraine row

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's state broadcaster has said it will boycott this year's Eurovision song contest after the host country, Ukraine, said it would bar entry to the Russian contestant and Moscow rejected two possible compromises suggested by organizers.

A different view of paradise

Downtown Port Louis always feel hotter than the rest of Mauritius, maybe because this is the only place in the country where people are in a rush.

Survivor (TV Program)

Uproar After ‘Survivor’ Contestant Is Outed as Transgender

A gay rights group and some social media users roundly condemned Jeff Varner, a participant on the show, for accusing a rival of being deceptive.

'Survivor' contestant outed as transgender

The outing of a "Survivor" cast member on television has sparked outrage.

Why do these failed paradises exist in Hong Kong?

Setting foot onto Sea Ranch, it's hard to believe that this beautiful beachside development is only an hour by boat from Hong Kong's Island's zinging financial district.