PJ Harvey has become the first musician to win Britain’s Mercury Prize — the U.K. music industry’s top prize for original music — for a second time.
The Montreal Symphony Orchestra and its musicians have reached an agreement on a new contract just in time for the opening of their new concert hall.
Metropolitan Opera music director James Levine has cancelled his fall conducting engagements after reinjuring his back, and Italian conductor Fabio Luisi has been named principal conductor.
Actor and comedian Eddie Murphy will host the Academy Awards show next February, Oscar producers announced Tuesday.
Michael Ondaatje, Guy Vanderhaeghe and David Bezmozgis are among 16 writers nominated for the $50,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize, Canada’s richest fiction prize.
Two Canadian authors are in the running for the 2011 Man Booker Prize for fiction: Esi Edugyan of Victoria and Patrick deWitt of Vancouver Island.