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AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young dead at 64

Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the bawdy hard rock band AC/DC who helped create such head-banging anthems as “Highway to Hell,” ”Hells Bells” and “Back in…

Victoria’s Secret to charm China with fashion gala

The star-studded, super-hyped Victoria’s Secret lingerie show hits the catwalk in Shanghai on Monday, the first time the US brand is holding its self-described “sexiest show on earth” outside the…

Release of Indian film ‘Padmavati’ delayed after protests

The producers of “Padmavati” – a Bollywood movie based on an epic poem about a Rajput queen, said yesterday they had indefinitely delayed the release of the film, which has…

Miss World win draws India level with Venezuela

SANYA, China: An Indian medical student was crowned Miss World at a glitzy event in a Chinese resort yesterday, making her country the joint-most successful in the beauty pageant’s history.…

Green Day releases greatest hits album spanning 30 years

Green Day released a massive greatest hits album on Friday, but the trio isn’t saying “Good Riddance” anytime soon. The Grammy Award-winning band and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame…

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…

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.…

Fashion giant Azzedine Alaia dies at 77

French-Tunisian designer Azzedine Alaia, whose timeless gowns won an army of devotees around the world, has died at the age of 77, France’s fashion federation said yesterday. Alaia, who rose…

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…

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…

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…

Taiwan’s foodie cred given Michelin boost

From streetside stalls dishing out one dollar bowls of braised pork rice to upscale eateries tucked away in quiet alleyways, Michelin inspectors are scouring the Taiwanese capital selecting restaurants for…