Women drummers break barriers in Cuba percussion

Perceived as too weak for the physical demands of drumming, and unsuitable for an instrument considered a means of communicating with the gods, women were shut out of rehearsal spaces and barred from using “bata” drums belonging to the National Folkloric Ensemble.

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New digital music store to cater to theater fans

The website will have Broadway-related songs, albums and compilations on sale, as well as better ways to search for music, a personal locker to hold all downloads, a player to listen, access to AccuRadio curated Broadway-dedicated radio channels, links to sheet music and several blogs.

Spokesman: Casey Kasem taken to medical facility

Danny Deraney told The Associated Press that Kerri Kasem accompanied her father when an ambulance took him Sunday afternoon to receive care. He didn’t know where the 82-year-old entertainer went.

‘Brady Bunch’ actress Ann B. Davis dies in Texas

Emmy-winning actress Ann B. Davis, who became the country’s favorite and most famous housekeeper as the devoted Alice Nelson of “The Brady Bunch,” died Sunday at a San Antonio hospital. She was 88.

Stars campaign to keep kid shots out of media

Suri Cruise did not ask for fame. Yet she’s been chased by cameras practically from birth, with no choice in the matter, because her parents are Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes.

Straight No Chaser to play the Embassy

A cappella group Straight No Chaser will bring its “Happy Hour Tour 2014” to the Embassy Theatre in downtown Fort Wayne on Tuesday, December 16, 2014.

Casey Kasem’s wife served with guardianship papers

The order Kitsap County sheriff’s deputies said they delivered also expands daughter Kerri Kasem’s authority to determine whether her father, who’s now in Washington state, is receiving adequate medical care.

Fox News anchor charged after airport arrest

Gregg Jarrett, 59, was arrested Wednesday after police were called to the Northern Lights Grill in the airport’s main terminal on a report of a customer who was “acting very intoxicated,” the report said.