Toussaint was a master of all the above crafts, helping to keep alive the doo-wop and jazz traditions of the Big Easy while tirelessly exploring new avenues in soul, pop and funk
Sureveys have found that there are at least 5,000 people in the US who identify as real vampires
Ford was as camp and as extrovert backstage as he was up front, and the audience loved him
It's not just that the National Geographic documentary series Scam City is a pointless programme, it's that it's also a uniquely irritating one. Whereas most consumer watchdogs investigate scams at the instigation of aggrieved parties, in Scam City presenter Conor Woodman, travels the world looking for trouble and – what's more pitiful – often fails to find it.
Bernadine Bishop could be the first writer to win the Costa Book of the Year posthumously
American Horror Story: Coven broadcast its second episode on Fox last night. Each series of the anthology show tells a different complete horror story, but with a returning repertory cast. It's always stuffed with great roles for women, particularly Jessica Lange, who won an Emmy for the show last year. This series is a Southern Gothic set in and around Miss Robichaux's Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies in New Orleans, and the cast seems to be having more fun than ever.
Second phase of trial opens with claims of negligence and lack of preparation
A large ball of flame and thick column of smoke could be seen coming from the plant
Produced again by Joe Henry, the follow-up to Let Them Talk follows a similar format of easy-rolling jazz arrangements and simpatico guest spots supporting Hugh Laurie's blues piano.
Golfers and caddies were left stunned when they were joined on the 14th hole by an unexpected visitor - a huge alligator.
George Jackson, who died in his Mississippi home on 14 April at the age of 68 after a year-long struggle against cancer, was the co-author of "Old Time Rock and Roll" and hundreds of other soul, rock and rhythm and blues tunes. Jackson recorded dozens of singles in the 1960s but made his mark as a writer, beginning with FAME Studios. He later was a songwriter for Muscle Shoals Sound Studios. When Malaco bought Muscle Shoals Sound, it hired Jackson to write songs.
Reebok face protests from women’s rights activists over their ties with rapper Rick Ross, a rapper who appears to boast about date rape in his latest single.
Underdogs welcomed home today after beating the odds, 49ers' fightback and a bizarre power cut
The city was decimated by Katrina, but now it's blazing a recovery trial
Southern sound lies in the Mississippi, says Matthew Longhurst
You can understand why these tours exist - and even their appeal - but at their worst they're stunningly callous. No wonder residents are fighting back.