The nonprofit group Depave, in Portland, Ore., removes unused and unwanted pavement to fight water pollution and beautify the city.
Oprah launched her documentary film club and Belafonte carries on his social activism full tilt at the Sundance Film Festival, which was abuzz with talk about the digital future of film as much as the indie films themselves.
The 30 years that have passed since John Lennon's death have done little to diminish him as one of the most respected musicians of the 20th century. As a member of one of the most successful and influential songwriting teams of all time, he changed the face of popular music. Lennon was a mad experimenter, a avant-garde visionary who not only responded to the tenor of his day, but set it. He was also a master of wide appeal, able to temper his unorthodox impulses with approachability. Many of his innovations are now essential components of pop music. Here are six of his most influential songs:
Guitarist 'Randy Bachman's Vinyl Tap' on the radio, iPhone app 'Breadcrumb Trail,' new album from Kings of Leon 'Come Around Sundown,' and more recommendations.
Glenn Beck rally attendance has become hotly contested following Saturday's event in Washington. But from Woodstock to the Million Man March, figuring out the number of people who show up at big events has never been easy.
Stooges frontman Singer Iggy Pop (l.) performs with Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day (r.) after being honored with his band during the 2010 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, Monday. Although The Stooges achieved only limited mainstream commercial success, they are widely regarded as being among the earliest innovators of punk rock.
American-born folk singer Grace has tapped a noncynical streak in her French audience.