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Bearded Austrian diva Conchita Wurst is living her dream

Saturday, March 21, 2015
Conchita Wurst, Austrian winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2014, at an interview with The Associated Press in Vienna, Austria.
She rubs shoulders with fashion icons Jean-Paul Gaultier and Karl-Lagerfeld and plays sold-out gigs across Europe. Her appearances on Austrian radio talk shows attract callers from as far away as California. [...]

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‘It’s My Party’ singer‑songwriter Lesley Gore dies at age 68

Monday, February 16, 2015
Lesley Gore hugs a flowered record at her 18th birthday party celebrated at the Delmonico Hotel in New York on May 5, 1964. Gore, who topped the charts in 1963 with her epic song of teenage angst, "It's My Party," and followed it up with the hits "Judy's Turn to Cry," and "You Don't Own Me," died of cancer, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015.
Singer-songwriter Lesley Gore, who topped the charts in 1963 with her epic song of teenage angst, "It's My Party," and followed it up with the hit "Judy's Turn to Cry," and the feminist anthem "You Don't Own Me," died Monday at age 68. [...]

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Out singer, songwriter Sam Smith is king of the Grammys, wins ‘Best New Artist’

Sunday, February 8, 2015
Sam Smith accepts the award for best new artist at the 57th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, in Los Angeles.
Sam Smith was the king of the Grammys, taking home three of the top four awards, including song and record of the year for "Stay With Me," and best new artist, while Beck won album of the year. [...]

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