The greatest fears of many arts organizations appeared to come true this week when Pres. Trump unveiled a budget proposal that would eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts and scrap funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Billboard looks at the iconic projects that might not have happened if it wasn't for the NEA.
Nearly a decade after recording the track for their debut EP, 2008's Turbo Love (and re-releasing it on their self-titled first LP in 2010), Bag Raiders have scored an unexpected hit with "Shooting Stars," thanks to a viral internet meme.
“I didn’t start writing it until I knew it was going to end at a wedding, with somebody watching somebody else’s first dance,” says playwright Joshua Harmon of his alternately hilarious and heartbreaking show Significant Other. Now on Broadway, the play follows Jordan Berman (Gideon Glick), a post-collegiate gay man, and his three female best friends (Sas Goldberg, Rebecca Naomi Jones and Lindsay Mendez) as, one by one, they get engaged and married.
It was 50 years ago today -- almost -- that Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play. The English city of Liverpool is getting set to celebrate the half-centenary of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," one of the most influential albums by local heroes The Beatles.