Cumberbatch to play Hamlet in London

LONDON - Benedict Cumberbatch is going from Sherlock to Shakespeare.

London's Barbican Centre said he will play Hamlet at the venue next year.

The Lyndsey Turner-directed production of "Hamlet" will run from August to October 2015, and the 12-week stint in the 1,160-seat venue is guaranteed to be a hot ticket.

Cumberbatch has gained fans around the world for his role in the BBC TV drama "Sherlock" as cerebral sleuth Sherlock Holmes.

3 sons unite to create new Roy Orbison song

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Roy Orbison's three sons are all musicians but never really got to play music with their dad, until now.

Wesley, Roy Jr. and Alex Orbison have helped create a new song by their father that will appear on the 25th anniversary reissue and expansion of Orbison's final album, "Mystery Girl." They found an old vocal track for a song called "The Way is Love" originally recorded on a boombox and were able to reclaim it using technology that had to be created to accomplish the work. They then added new instrumentation with the help of another son of a music legend, co-producer John Carter Cash.

"Mystery Girl" will be re-released May 20 with "The Way is Love," one of nine previously unheard songs. Alex Orbison also directed a documentary.

Singer Emmylou Harris to write memoir

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Emmylou Harris is adding writer to her list of accomplishments.

The acclaimed singer-songwriter has reached a deal with Penguin imprint Blue Rider Press to write a yet-untitled book, aimed for publication in the fall of 2015. Blue Rider executive editor Sarah Hochman will edit.

It's the first book for the Country Music Hall of Fame member, but not her first look back.

Harris also is re-releasing her groundbreaking and Grammy Award-winning 1996 album "Wrecking Ball" on April 8 as a three-disc set with new material and a DVD.

Harris won her 13th Grammy Award in January when she and Rodney Crowell took best Americana album for "Old Yellow Moon."

Associated Press