Hollywood icon Esther Williams died Thursday at the age of 91. The movie star was a former Los Angeles Athletic Club champion swimmer. She's remembered for her impressive aquatic feats in major MGM extravaganzas of the 1940s and 50s.
Madonna has announced plans to auction off a masterpiece painting "Three Women at the Red Table" that she's owned for over 20 years. She says she's doing it to raise money to support girls' education in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Chinese musician Wu Man is a virtuoso of the pipa, the Chinese lute. Ever since she came to the US in 1990, Wu Man has made it her mission to play a diverse repertoire, from East or West, with her instrument.