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French conductor leads Tehran orchestra in sign of growing ties

Posted by on 20/04/2017
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French conductor leads Tehran orchestra in sign of growing ties

French conductor leads Tehran orchestra in sign of growing ties

Growing cultural ties between Iran and Europe were on display on Wednesday night as a French-Iranian conductor became one of the first Westerners to lead the Tehran Symphony Orchestra since the revolution. Iran’s efforts to rebuild ties with the West-most notably through a nuclear deal with world powers-have triggered a flood of tourists and trade […]

Kendrick Lamar, Lorde show new sides at Coachella

Posted by on 17/04/2017
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Kendrick Lamar, Lorde show new sides at Coachella

Kendrick Lamar, Lorde show new sides at Coachella

Kendrick Lamar introduced a kung fu alter ego and Lorde dramatized the awkwardness of dance clubs as the stars presented new music Sunday at the Coachella festival. The two artists, whose last albums each brought Grammy glory, played back-to-back sets to close the first weekend of the premier music festival in the desert of southern […]

JACC concerts for the richest? Ticket prices tripled by scalpers

Posted by on 16/04/2017
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JACC concerts for the richest? Ticket prices tripled by scalpers

JACC concerts for the richest? Ticket prices tripled by scalpers

KUWAIT: Internationally-renowned artist Yanni, who is famous for his modern classical music, will be performing in his first concerts in Kuwait at the Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Center (JACC) this weekend. The musician has a large fanbase in the Gulf region, but his fans were let down after tickets for his two concerts were all sold […]

Lady Gaga, sensual and acrobatic, debuts song at Coachella

Posted by on 16/04/2017
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Lady Gaga, sensual and acrobatic, debuts song at Coachella

Lady Gaga, sensual and acrobatic, debuts song at Coachella

Lady Gaga debuted a R&B-tinged love song Saturday as she headlined the Coachella festival, where the pop diva cast herself as sensual rather than sensational. The first woman in a decade to top the lineup at the premier music event, Lady Gaga unleashed an action-packed spectacle of acrobatic choreography that culminated in confetti, fireballs and […]

Musicians chase fame on west Africa’s musical islands

Posted by on 16/04/2017
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Musicians chase fame on west Africa’s musical islands

Musicians chase fame on west Africa’s musical islands

Every April, the tiny island capital of Cape Verde is taken over for a week by musicians of all stripes, trailing dreams of record deals and sold-out stadiums. Two events, the Atlantic Music Expo (AME) and the more established Kriol Jazz Festival, draw talent from as far away Haiti and Brazil, intent on showing what […]

First ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ trailer thrills fans

Posted by on 15/04/2017
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First ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ trailer thrills fans

First ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ trailer thrills fans

Disney debuted its highly-anticipated first trailer for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” at a fan event in the United States Friday, sending the internet into a frenzy of excitement and speculation. The footage from the eighth installment in the blockbuster space opera, due for release on December 15, was shown at the “Star Wars Celebration” […]

Arab music’s alternative ambassadors find fans, and bans

Posted by on 13/04/2017
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Arab music’s alternative ambassadors find fans, and bans

Arab music’s alternative ambassadors find fans, and bans

Their voices narrate the unofficial soundtrack of life as an Arab today. But for the artists leading the Arab world’s alternative music scene, their work is not revolutionary-it’s a legacy. With the growing popularity of bands like Lebanon’s Mashrou’ Leila and Jordan’s Autostrad, hip-hop artists like Iraqi-Canadian Narcy and Palestinian Muqata3a and solo acts like […]

Kidman, Huppert to grace 70th Cannes filmfest

Posted by on 13/04/2017
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Kidman, Huppert to grace 70th Cannes filmfest

Kidman, Huppert to grace 70th Cannes filmfest

Nicole Kidman and Isabelle Huppert will top the bill at the Cannes Film Festival next month as the world’s flagship movie showcase celebrates its 70th anniversary. The Australian megastar features in Sofia Coppola’s Civil War thriller “The  Beguiled”, while France’s Huppert headlines in Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke’s “Happy End”, a family drama set against the […]

New sonic blast shrimp named after Pink Floyd

Posted by on 12/04/2017
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New sonic blast shrimp named after Pink Floyd

New sonic blast shrimp named after Pink Floyd

A newly-discovered shrimp species with a bright pink claw and the ability to produce one of the loudest sounds in the ocean has been named after legendary British band Pink Floyd, zoologists said yesterday. “Synalpheus pinkfloydi” has a bright pink claw that, “just like all good rock bands,” can produce large amounts of sonic energy, […]

Box Office Top 20: ‘The Boss Baby’ squashes ‘Smurfs 3’

Posted by on 11/04/2017
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Box Office Top 20: ‘The Boss Baby’ squashes ‘Smurfs 3’

Box Office Top 20: ‘The Boss Baby’ squashes ‘Smurfs 3’

“The Boss Baby” continued to dominate the box office in its second weekend in theaters, adding $26.4 million to take the top spot. The animated flick featuring the voice of Alec Baldwin has earned $89.4 million from North American theaters to date. It effectively took the family business away from new opener “Smurfs: The Lost […]

Bangladesh stars’ secret marriage sparks web sensation

Posted by on 11/04/2017
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Bangladesh stars’ secret marriage sparks web sensation

Bangladesh stars’ secret marriage sparks web sensation

One of Bangladesh’s biggest film stars caused an internet sensation yesterday when she revealed she had wed her on-screen lover, but kept the marriage secret for nine years to protect his career. Apu Biswas told a Bangladesh television station she had a seven-month-old child with Shakib Khan, whom she had married in secret in 2008, […]

British DJ hosts world’s highest party on Everest

Posted by on 11/04/2017
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British DJ hosts world’s highest party on Everest

British DJ hosts world’s highest party on Everest

Top British DJ Paul Oakenfold braved thinning air and freezing temperatures to host the “highest party on earth” at Everest base camp yesterday, playing to around 100 climbers-all in full mountain gear. The 53-year-old artist, who trekked for 10 days to reach base camp, mixed his beats on a makeshift stone stage set against the […]

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