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Coldplay tops $500 million on third richest tour ever

Posted by on 18/11/2017
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Coldplay tops $500 million on third richest tour ever

Coldplay tops $500 million on third richest tour ever

Coldplay generated more than $500 million on the rockers’ just completed global tour, the band’s promoters said Thursday, making it the third highest-grossing in history. The English band played the 114th and final show of its “A Head Full of Dreams” tour Wednesday night in Buenos Aires, completing a haul of $523 million in ticket […]

60 years on, hearing anew explosive Little Richard

Posted by on 18/11/2017
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60 years on, hearing anew explosive Little Richard

60 years on, hearing anew explosive Little Richard

The world had never heard anything quite like it. With his ferocious howl and lightning-quick piano, Little Richard fired an opening salvo of what would be called rock ‘n’ roll. Sixty years after his seminal album “Here’s Little Richard,” a newly reissued edition offers a closer look at Richard the musician and how he honed […]

Film Review: ‘Mudbound’ a moving, literary epic of family, race

Posted by on 16/11/2017
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Film Review:  ‘Mudbound’ a moving, literary epic of family, race

Film Review: ‘Mudbound’ a moving, literary epic of family, race

  Perhaps it’s a sign of the times that after seeing an epic story as poetically told as Dee Rees’ “Mudbound” feelings of awe and admiration are quickly replaced with frustration that Hollywood hasn’t traditionally embraced the artistic visions of people who aren’t white and male. Maybe it’s because feelings are so raw in this […]

Nepal’s musicians retune to tradition

Posted by on 16/11/2017
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Nepal’s musicians retune to tradition

Nepal’s musicians retune to tradition

  Nepal’s musical heritage is enjoying a revival as young musicians fuse the sounds of traditional instruments once at risk of disappearing with lyrics that examine the modern challenges facing the country. The Himalayan country has a rich folk tradition, but its unusual traditional instruments-which include a leaf from a native tree that is played […]

Dutch woman with a trumpet takes Colombian salsa by storm

Posted by on 16/11/2017
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Dutch woman with a trumpet takes Colombian salsa by storm

Dutch woman with a trumpet takes Colombian salsa by storm

A woman playing trumpet in a salsa band in traditionally macho South America is a rare thing. It’s rarer still when that woman is Dutch. Since arriving on Colombia’s salsa scene, Maite Hontele has been blasting her horn to full houses from Bogota to Seoul and has gradually won the respect of salsa’s greats. “I […]

Film Review: No superhero can save the mess that is ‘Justice League’

Posted by on 15/11/2017
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Film Review: No superhero can save the mess that is ‘Justice League’

Film Review: No superhero can save the mess that is ‘Justice League’

It’s hard not to feel a little bad for the DC Comics films at this point. They have the unenviable task having to form an identity in the shadows of the films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which are usually good and rarely unwatchable, and the continued glow of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, which […]

People names Blake Shelton its Sexiest Man Alive 2017

Posted by on 15/11/2017
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People names Blake Shelton its Sexiest Man Alive 2017

People names Blake Shelton its Sexiest Man Alive 2017

People magazine named Blake Shelton its Sexiest Man Alive for 2017 on Tuesday, but it took some convincing by his girlfriend Gwen Stefani to get her guy on board. The country music superstar and coach on NBC’s “The Voice” hates being the center of attention, the magazine said. “She goes, ‘Listen to me,’” recalled the […]

Jazz it up: Arab musicians bring their songs to Germany

Posted by on 15/11/2017
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Jazz it up: Arab musicians bring their songs to Germany

Jazz it up: Arab musicians bring their songs to Germany

Arab musicians in Berlin are bringing their musical roots to Germans – with a little help from American jazz. At the monthly Arab Song Jam in the German capital, musicians use famous Arab songs as a starting point before inviting other musicians onto the stage for a jam session in a style pioneered by American […]

Study: More LGBTQ characters on TV, but fewer women

Posted by on 14/11/2017
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Study: More LGBTQ characters on TV, but fewer women

Study: More LGBTQ characters on TV, but fewer women

TV series are including more LGBTQ characters and adding gender-nonconforming ones, but there’s a need for richer, more complex stories about them, according to the media advocacy group GLAAD. LGBTQ depictions increased in the current season across broadcast, cable and streaming platforms, the group’s annual Where We Are on TV study released Thursday found. Shows […]

Amazon to produce ‘Lord of the Rings’ television series

Posted by on 14/11/2017
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Amazon to produce ‘Lord of the Rings’ television series

Amazon to produce ‘Lord of the Rings’ television series

Amazon.com Inc has bought the global television rights to “The Lord of the Rings,” the company said on Monday, in what may be its biggest and most expensive move yet to draw viewers to its streaming and shopping club Prime. Amazon said it will produce a multi-season series that explores new storylines preceding author JRR […]

In ‘Justice League,’ DC looks beyond Batman and Superman

Posted by on 14/11/2017
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In ‘Justice League,’ DC looks beyond Batman and Superman

In ‘Justice League,’ DC looks beyond Batman and Superman

NEW YORK: Peace never reigns in the pages of DC Comics. There’s always a world to be saving, a cataclysm to avert. The making of the DC superhero team-up film “Justice League” was hardly any more tranquil. Made in the wake of the disappointment surrounding its predecessor, “Batman v Superman,” and the critically-panned “Suicide Squad,” […]

Film Review: McDormand gives blistering turn in ‘3 Billboards’

Posted by on 13/11/2017
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Film Review:  McDormand gives blistering turn in ‘3 Billboards’

Film Review: McDormand gives blistering turn in ‘3 Billboards’

  Frances McDormand’s face is one of the first things you see in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” and it’s impossible not to be struck by its pure decency. Perhaps it’s a result of all the other roles we’ve seen this uniquely fearless actress play, on stage and screen, wrapped into one. But you look […]