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New museum marks the ‘Birthplace of Country Music’

Posted by on 01/10/2014
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New museum marks the ‘Birthplace of Country Music’

New museum marks the ‘Birthplace of Country Music’

The sounds of some of the earliest country music recordings are filling a new museum. But the Birthplace of Country Music Museum is not located in Nashville. Instead, it’s in Bristol, a small town on the Tennessee-Virginia state line. The museum aims to tell the story of the Bristol Sessions, a series of historic recording […]

Moving story, simply told, in ‘Good Lie’

Posted by on 01/10/2014
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Moving story, simply told, in ‘Good Lie’

Moving story, simply told, in ‘Good Lie’

The movie poster for “The Good Lie” features a smiling Reese Witherspoon, front and center. But, truth be told, neither Witherspoon nor her character is the film’s star – not in the essential sense. The real stars are the Sudanese children at the bottom of the poster, their backs to us, trudging across an empty, […]

Netflix takes aim at the theatrical window

Posted by on 01/10/2014
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Netflix takes aim at the theatrical window

Netflix takes aim at the theatrical window

Hollywood’s carefully controlled system of movie rollouts is officially under siege. Windowing – the practice of opening a movie first in theaters and then in other stages of home video, streaming and television release – has been under increasing pressure as smaller screens fight against the prominence of the theatrical big screen. Now, Netflix has […]

COSMOPARIS makes its Middle Eastern debut in Kuwait

Posted by on 01/10/2014
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COSMOPARIS makes its Middle Eastern debut in Kuwait

COSMOPARIS makes its Middle Eastern debut in Kuwait

COSMOPARIS a retailer in fashion footwear and accessories represented by Starco International Co officially opened the doors of its first store in Kuwait at 2nd Avenue, The Avenues Mall. The new store covering 132 square metres is the brand’s first extension in Middle East. Expanding its presence across the globe, COSMOPARIS constantly develops new collections […]

Amal Alamuddin enters fashion pantheon as Clooney’s bride

Posted by on 01/10/2014
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Amal Alamuddin enters fashion pantheon as Clooney’s bride

Amal Alamuddin enters fashion pantheon as Clooney’s bride

With the help of Oscar de la Renta, Stella McCartney, Giambattista Valli and Dolce & Gabbana, human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin vaulted into the top echelons of Hollywood fashion with her stylish Italian wedding to actor George Clooney. Alamuddin, 36, showcased several outfits during her whirlwind wedding weekend in Venice, picking British, American and Italian […]

Five trends from Paris fashion

Posted by on 01/10/2014
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Five trends from Paris fashion

Five trends from Paris fashion

The Paris fashion shows wrapped up yesterday with yellow, wide-legged trousers, transparency and 1970s-inspired looks among the catwalk trends likely to be winging their way towards the high street for spring/summer 2015. The highlight of the nine-day fashion marathon was Jean Paul Gaultier’s spectacular last ready-to-wear show before bowing out to concentrate on haute couture. […]

In age of instant music, fans rewind to cassettes

Posted by on 30/09/2014
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In age of instant music, fans rewind to cassettes

In age of instant music, fans rewind to cassettes

Hitting the road with his band in a beatup van, Sean Bohrman looked at the cassette deck and, instead of seeing an ancient relic, became inspired. He could listen to his own, and others’, albums on the cheap. Seven years later, Bohrman helps run a label out of southern California, Burger Records, which has sold […]

And then there were eight … Girls’ Generation ousts star

Posted by on 30/09/2014
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And then there were eight … Girls’ Generation ousts star

And then there were eight … Girls’ Generation ousts star

One of K-pop’s marquee acts, the girlband Girls’ Generation, has kicked out one of its star members, sending shockwaves through the group’s devoted fan base in South Korea, Asia and beyond. Jessica Jung, a prominent member of the nine-girl act that has toured to packed stadiums around the world, said she had been “shockingly” informed […]

Chanel creates Paris boulevard in star-filled show

Posted by on 30/09/2014
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Chanel creates Paris boulevard in star-filled show

Chanel creates Paris boulevard in star-filled show

They were styles literally made to be worn on the street. But not just any street: this was Chanel’s boulevard. Karl Lagerfeld did it again yesterday, producing the most outlandish and expensive ready-to wear show of the season by reconstructing an entire Parisian neighborhood inside the Grand Palais. Guests, including director Baz Luhrmann, gawped as […]

Baghdad steps up propaganda fightback with jihadist TV satire

Posted by on 29/09/2014
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Baghdad steps up propaganda fightback with jihadist TV satire

Baghdad steps up propaganda fightback with jihadist TV satire

As Iraqi forces struggle to pin back the Islamic State group on the ground, Baghdad is taking its war against the jihadists to the airwaves with a television comedy series. The usually elusive Abu Bakr Al- Baghdadi features prominently in the show, whose promoters argue that ridiculing the jihadist supremo can help dent his aura […]

Salma Hayek at Stella McCartney’s girl power show

Posted by on 29/09/2014
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Salma Hayek at Stella McCartney’s girl power show

Salma Hayek at Stella McCartney’s girl power show

She has a Beatle dad, hosts palpitating, must-see fashion shows in the grandest Paris opera house, and attracted celebrities including Salma Hayek, Neneh Cherry and Natalia Vodianova to yesterday’s exhibition. And yet, there’s still something so real about Stella McCartney. With truly wearable fluid silhouettes in denim, silk, organza and knit – her spring-summer 2015 […]

Giordano’s shades of grey, white and blue this fall

Posted by on 29/09/2014
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Giordano’s shades of grey, white and blue this fall

Giordano’s shades of grey, white and blue this fall

Giordano turns into shades of grey, white and blue this fall as the leading apparel retailer rolls out its new Fall Collection. The 2014 fall collection suggests a modern, urban style with a strong accent on colors. The range focuses on a palette of tonal grey accented with blue and items can be layered or […]

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