Mail.com: Paul Simon https://www.mail.com/people/269038-paul-simon.html Mail.com - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Mail.com: Paul Simon https://s.uicdn.com/mailint/8.812.0/assets/mailcom_logo_rss.png https://www.mail.com/people/269038-paul-simon.html Nobel laureate Derek Walcott, Caribbean poet, dies at 87 https://www.mail.com/entertainment/lifestyle/5044362-nobel-laureate-derek-walcott-caribbean-poet-dies-8.html CASTRIES, St. Lucia (AP) — Derek Walcott, a Nobel prize-winning poet known for capturing the essence of his native Caribbean, died Friday on the island of St. Lucia. He was 87. "Derek Alton Walcott, poet, playwright, and painter died peacefully today, Friday 17th March, 2017, at his home in Cap Estate, Saint Lucia," said a family statement. It said the funeral would be held ... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 21:18:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/lifestyle/5044362-nobel-laureate-derek-walcott-caribbean-poet-dies-8.html 2017-03-17T21:18:00Z Maggie Roche of The Roches sister vocal trio dies at 65 https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/4914600-maggie-roche-roches-sister-vocal-trio-dies-65.html NEW YORK (AP) — Maggie Roche, the folk-rock singer-songwriter who since the mid-1970s had performed and recorded as a trio and in pairs with her two sisters, has died. Roche died of cancer, according to a statement posted online Saturday by her sister and bandmate Suzzy Roche. She was 65. Growing up in Park Ridge, New Jersey, eldest sis... Sat, 21 Jan 2017 18:14:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/4914600-maggie-roche-roches-sister-vocal-trio-dies-65.html 2017-01-21T18:14:00Z HBO film on Reynolds and Fisher becomes unexpected memorial https://www.mail.com/entertainment/movie/4879562-hbo-film-reynolds-fisher-unexpected-memorial.html NEW YORK (AP) — HBO thought its documentary "Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds" would be perfect for Mother's Day. Instead, it has turned into a television memorial service. "Life took over and changed the rules," Sheila Nevins, who runs the network's documentary unit, said Friday. The deaths of Fisher and her mo... Fri, 06 Jan 2017 20:39:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/movie/4879562-hbo-film-reynolds-fisher-unexpected-memorial.html 2017-01-06T20:39:00Z Muscle Shoals Sound Studio named top Alabama attraction https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/4866768-muscle-shoals-sound-studio-named-top-alabama-attra.html MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A fabled music studio where acts including the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan recorded hits hasn't even reopened following an extensive renovation, yet it's already being named Alabama's No. 1 tourist stop of 2017. The Alabama Tourism Department has selected Muscle Shoals Sound Studio as the state's top attraction of the New Year. Lo... Sat, 31 Dec 2016 16:37:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/4866768-muscle-shoals-sound-studio-named-top-alabama-attra.html 2016-12-31T16:37:00Z In 2016, a year of painful goodbyes and politics https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/4863150-2016-year-painful-goodbyes-politics.html Our politics is often reflected in our popular culture, and vice versa — especially in an election year. That relationship seemed closer than ever in 2016, when a TV personality was elected president, reality shows and beauty contests were referenced in presidential debates, and even a Broadway show ignited partisan sparring. At times, it seemed like the ... Thu, 29 Dec 2016 21:09:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/4863150-2016-year-painful-goodbyes-politics.html 2016-12-29T21:09:00Z Appreciation: Fisher found best material in her own troubles https://www.mail.com/entertainment/movie/4860618-appreciation-fisher-best-material-troubles.html LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carrie Fisher, a princess onscreen and off, played both roles in her own gutsy way. As Leia of the "Star Wars" franchise, she commanded the troops, enjoyed a fling with Han Solo — and, in real life, co-star Harrison Ford — and showed fledgling 1970s feminists what life as a liberated woman might be like in a galaxy far, far away. ... Wed, 28 Dec 2016 06:25:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/movie/4860618-appreciation-fisher-best-material-troubles.html 2016-12-28T06:25:00Z No one could make us laugh through pain like Carrie Fisher https://www.mail.com/entertainment/movie/4860386-us-laugh-through-pain-carrie-fisher.html NEW YORK (AP) — No one could make us laugh through the pain like Carrie Fisher. The daughter of Hollywood stars Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, and a survivor of early fame, drug addiction and bipolar disorder, she wrote with unsentimental wit and understanding about her private struggles and about an industry she was raised in but stood apart from. ... Wed, 28 Dec 2016 03:30:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/movie/4860386-us-laugh-through-pain-carrie-fisher.html 2016-12-28T03:30:00Z 'Star Wars' actress and author Carrie Fisher dies at 60 https://www.mail.com/entertainment/movie/4859768-star-wars-actress-author-carrie-fisher-dies-60.html LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carrie Fisher, a daughter of Hollywood royalty who gained pop-culture fame as Princess Leia in the original "Star Wars" and turned her struggles with addiction and mental illness into wickedly funny books, a hit film and a one-woman stage show, died Tuesday after falling ill aboard a flight last week. She was 60. "Carrie was one of a ki... Wed, 28 Dec 2016 00:13:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/movie/4859768-star-wars-actress-author-carrie-fisher-dies-60.html 2016-12-28T00:13:00Z In 2016, politics dominated our pop culture _ and vice versa https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/4859582-2016-politics-dominated-pop-culture-_-vice-versa.html Our politics is often reflected in our popular culture, and vice versa — especially in an election year. That relationship seemed closer than ever in 2016, when a TV personality was elected president, reality shows and beauty contests were referenced in presidential debates, and even a Broadway show ignited partisan sparring. At times, it seemed like the ... Tue, 27 Dec 2016 18:21:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/4859582-2016-politics-dominated-pop-culture-_-vice-versa.html 2016-12-27T18:21:00Z Tupac Shakur, Pearl Jam, Yes to be inducted into Rock Hall https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/4846484-tupac-shakur-pearl-jam-yes-to-inducted-rock-hall.html NEW YORK (AP) — The late rapper Tupac Shakur and Seattle-based rockers Pearl Jam lead a class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees including folkie Joan Baez and 1970s favorites Journey, Yes and Electric Light Orchestra. The rock hall, in downtown Cleveland, also said Tuesday it would give a special award to Nile Rodgers, whose disco-era band Chic fail... Tue, 20 Dec 2016 22:22:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/4846484-tupac-shakur-pearl-jam-yes-to-inducted-rock-hall.html 2016-12-20T22:22:00Z In 2016, politics dominated our pop culture _ and vice versa https://www.mail.com/entertainment/movie/4830578-2016-politics-dominated-pop-culture-_-vice-versa.html Our politics is often reflected in our popular culture, and vice versa — especially in an election year. That relationship seemed closer than ever in 2016, when a TV personality was elected president, reality shows and beauty contests were referenced in presidential debates, and even a Broadway show ignited partisan sparring. At times, it seemed like the ... Tue, 13 Dec 2016 19:59:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/movie/4830578-2016-politics-dominated-pop-culture-_-vice-versa.html 2016-12-13T19:59:00Z