Oakland-based Ensemble Mik Nawooj is known for breaking traditional musical boundaries and taking audiences beyond labels such as jazz, classical and even hip-hop.
The concept comes to the fore in “Death, Love & Life: A Chamber Hip-Hop Orchestra,” which debuts Saturday at Brick & Mortar in The City. Read More
Former Stanford basketball team captain Peter Sauer died Sunday night during a recreational basketball game in White Plains, N.Y. after he struck his head on the court.
According to the Westchester County Medical Examiner’s Office, an autopsy was to scheduled to be conducted Monday evening, but results weren’t immediately available. Read More
Oscar-nominated screenwriter Nora Ephron, known for romantic comedies "When Harry Met Sally" and "Sleepless in Seattle," has died in New York at age 71 after battling leukemia, according to media reports on Tuesday.
The New York Times cited her son, Jacob Bernstein, as saying Ephron died of pneumonia brought about by acute myeloid leukemia. Bernstein is a freelance reporter for the Times. Read More
What caused Whitney Houston’s shocking, sudden death at just 48? After the tragic singer’s body was found at the Beverly Hills Hilton on Saturday, loved ones and fans alike were stunned. But insiders tell People magazine Whitney had been troubled in her final days. Read More
A man was struck and killed by a westbound Amtrak train Sunday afternoon, according to Martinez police.
The collision was reported around 1:15 p.m. Responding officers found the adult male victim dead at the scene.
The cause of the accident remains under investigation, police said. Read More
WHAT: Because deaths were not reported, more than $600 million in payments for retired or disabled federal workers kept coming after they died, according to a new report from the Office of Personnel Management’s inspector general.
WHY IT’S OUTRAGEOUS: In one case, a beneficiary’s son received payments for 37 years after his father’s death in 1971. The illegal payments totaling more than $515,000 were only discovered when the son died in 2008. Read More
WHO: A killer bull has claimed another victim after fatally goring a 29-year-old man during festivities in Spain’s eastern Valencia region.
HOW: Television images showed the man being tossed in the air and then hit along the ground in the town of Xativa’s bullring. The man, whose name was not released, died at a hospital in Xativa late Saturday. Read More
No drugs or paraphernalia were found at Amy Winehouse’s home when medics discovered her body, according to Scotland Yard — but sources allegedly say the notoriously drug-addled singer was playing “Russian roulette” with her life. A post-mortem examination is scheduled for today.
The U.K.’s Mirror said the singer might have reached a breaking point after arguing with boyfriend Reg Traviss about a phone conversation with her incarcerated ex-husband, Blake Fielder-Civil. Read More
A man was struck and killed by a Caltrain at the Lawrence train station in Sunnyvale, an agency spokeswoman said.
At about 6:45 p.m., southbound train No. 274 struck the man, spokeswoman Tasha Bartholomew said. The 125 passengers who were aboard that train were transported to a rescue train that continued to San Jose. Trains were stopped in both directions for a period of time until trains began single-tracking through the affected area. Read More
Caltrain struck and killed a man on the tracks Thursday afternoon in what officials said was a likely suicide, the second such death for the transit agency in as many days.
The man was hit by a southbound train near Bellevue Avenue in San Mateo at about 4:30 p.m., according to Caltrain. The train came to a stop at the San Mateo station, where passengers were able to disembark. Read More