Music megastar Prince was known for throwing parties that stretched into the wee hours of the morning, but his faith and the Bible could also keep him gabbing until sunrise, according to his longtime friend and "spiritual brother," bassist Larry Graham.
May 8: Comedian Don Rickles is 90. Singer Toni Tennille is 76. Jazz pianist Keith Jarrett is 71. Actor Mark Blankfield ("Robin Hood: Men in Tights," "The Incredible Shrinking Woman") is 68. Drummer Chris Frantz of Talking Heads and of Tom Tom Club is 65. Singer Philip Bailey (solo and with Earth, Wind and Fire) is 65. Country musician Billy Burnette is 63. Drummer Alex Van Halen of Van Halen is 63. Actor Stephen Furst ("St. Elsewhere," "Animal House") is 62. Actor David Keith is 62. Actress Melissa Gilbert is 52. Drummer Dave Rowntree of Blur is 52. Drummer Del Gray of Little Texas is 48. Singer Darren Hayes (Savage Garden) is 44. Singer Enrique Iglesias is 41. Singer Joe Bonamassa is 39. Actor Matt Davis ("The Vampire Diaries") is 38. Drummer Patrick Meese of Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats is 33. Actress Julia Whelan ("Once and Again") is 32.
During a week in which the eyes of the nation were focused on NASA's first moon landing, a tragic drama played out on a tiny Massachusetts island that would have political ramifications for decades to follow.
When Bangladeshi blogger and social activist Ashif Entaz Rabi hosted a TV talk show about a slaying of a publisher by Islamic extremists, he faced a torrent of threatening phone calls. He says young men with earpieces started loitering outside his workplace, and a militant website urged followers to "send this Ashif to Allah."
Chef Suzanne Goin took home the outstanding chef award Monday night at the James Beard Awards, and Chicago mainstay Alinea won the outstanding restaurant honor at a ceremony many consider the Academy Awards of the culinary world.
Ted Cruz's conservative crusade for the presidency fought for new life Monday ahead of an Indiana vote that could effectively end the GOP's primary season. The fiery Texas senator hinted at an exit strategy, even as he vowed to compete to the end against surging Republican front-runner Donald Trump.