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In striking debut, New York Philharmonic maestro embraces new

Posted by on 23/09/2018
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In striking debut, New York Philharmonic maestro embraces new

In striking debut, New York Philharmonic maestro embraces new

  Opening his era in charge of the New York Philharmonic, Jaap van Zweden could not have been clearer that he welcomes fresh ideas. The Dutch maestro started his tenure as the 26th music director of the leading US orchestra on Thursday with a bold statement-the world premiere of a stirring experimental piece that challenges […]

Luxury Theater by Rhodes opens in Kuwait

Posted by on 22/09/2018
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Luxury Theater by Rhodes opens in Kuwait

Luxury Theater by Rhodes opens in Kuwait

If you are fascinated by luxury ambiance and taste, try Theater by Rhodes. This place is not a hotel, but a cinema and a restaurant in one. This is a place that defines real essence of comfort and luxury. Kuwait Times interviewed Gary Rhodes, the man behind this new concept in Kuwait. Kuwait Times: Tell […]

Cher turns back time with album of ABBA cover versions

Posted by on 20/09/2018
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Cher turns back time with album of ABBA cover versions

Cher turns back time with album of ABBA cover versions

Making a cameo in the “Mamma Mia!” movie sequel gave Cher a taste for the music of ABBA. Now the singer and actor is releasing an album that will feature cover versions of the Swedish pop group’s hits, and going on tour to promote it. “Dancing Queen,” to be released next week, features Cher’s interpretations […]

U2’s Bono and Pope discuss Irish sexual abuse crisis

Posted by on 20/09/2018
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U2’s Bono and Pope discuss Irish sexual abuse crisis

U2’s Bono and Pope discuss Irish sexual abuse crisis

Bono, frontman for Irish rock band U2, met Pope Francis on Wednesday and said afterwards he is an extraordinary man who is sincere in his pain over a sexual abuse crisis in Ireland. Bono and the pope spoke for more than 30 minutes at a meeting to team up the rock star’s ONE organization, a […]

All-star Mary Poppins sequel flies into view

Posted by on 20/09/2018
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All-star Mary Poppins sequel flies into view

All-star Mary Poppins sequel flies into view

A view across the grimy rooftops of London? A nanny descending to earth with a flying umbrella? Dick Van Dyke? All are present and correct in the trailer for the “Mary Poppins” reboot that was released on Tuesday. Julie Andrews, who won the 1965 Best Actress Oscar for her performance in the original, is replaced […]

Iran film for Oscars stirs debate on home front

Posted by on 19/09/2018
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Iran film for Oscars stirs debate on home front

Iran film for Oscars stirs debate on home front

The Iranian film for next year’s Oscars has stirred controversy at home both over the choice of a downbeat movie and for taking part in the Hollywood spectacle at a time of tense Tehran-Washington ties. The Farabi Cinema Foundation tasked with selecting Iran’s contestant for the best foreign-language film category has announced its choice of […]

‘Game of Thrones’ takes top prize at surprising Emmys

Posted by on 18/09/2018
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‘Game of Thrones’ takes top prize at surprising Emmys

‘Game of Thrones’ takes top prize at surprising Emmys

HBO’s record-breaking fantasy epic “Game of Thrones” stormed back onto the Emmys stage on Monday, winning the coveted best drama series prize on a night full of surprises, including an on-air marriage proposal that stunned the audience. The other big story of the Hollywood gala, television’s answer to the Oscars, was the huge success of […]

‘Green Book’ wins Toronto film festival audience prize

Posted by on 17/09/2018
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‘Green Book’ wins Toronto film festival audience prize

‘Green Book’ wins Toronto film festival audience prize

Peter Farrelly’s dramatic comedy buddy movie “Green Book,” starring Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen, won the Toronto International Film Festival audience prize on Sunday, making it a surprise Oscar contender. The film follows a working-class Italian-American bouncer who takes a job chauffeuring an African-American classical pianist through the US South in the 1960s, because it […]

‘Predator’ slays competition at N America box office

Posted by on 17/09/2018
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‘Predator’ slays competition at N America box office

‘Predator’ slays competition at N America box office

“The Predator”-the latest installment in the long-running sci-fi action series-chewed up its rivals to debut atop the North American box office this weekend, industry data showed Sunday. But the Fox reboot, which cost $88 million to make, will look to earn back some money in international markets, as its estimated $24 million haul did not […]

Songs of freedom: In jail, Burkina inmate makes first album

Posted by on 15/09/2018
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Songs of freedom: In jail, Burkina inmate makes first album

Songs of freedom: In jail, Burkina inmate makes first album

Wearing a black “Hate Hero” T-shirt, a large pair of headphones clamped over his ears, the young singer croons into a microphone at a simple recording studio inside a prison in Burkina Faso. Known as Johnyto, the 25-year-old is serving two years for being an accomplice to robbery at an overcrowded prison known for its […]

Weinstein accuser reveals video of apparent harassment

Posted by on 13/09/2018
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Weinstein accuser reveals video of apparent harassment

Weinstein accuser reveals video of apparent harassment

Video footage emerged Wednesday showing disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein apparently sexually harassing a woman who subsequently accused him of rape. Melissa Thompson, who has previously publicly complained of abusive behavior by Weinstein during a 2011 business meeting in New York, gave a tape of the encounter to Sky News. Thompson told the station she […]

‘Hotel Mumbai’ recounts horrors, courage in 2008 attack

Posted by on 12/09/2018
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‘Hotel Mumbai’ recounts horrors, courage in 2008 attack

‘Hotel Mumbai’ recounts horrors, courage in 2008 attack

A hard-to-watch telling of the 2008 attacks in Mumbai, India in Anthony Maras’s “Hotel Mumbai” provoked tears and cheers at its world premiere at the Toronto film festival. It is an “anthem of resistance,” the Australian director declared at a press conference. “You had a whole lot of people from every conceivable background, racial, ethnic, […]

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