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Entertainment

Alabama Shakes to rock Grammys – Hip-hop finds spotlight with Lamar

LOS ANGELES, Feb 13, (Agencies): Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes remembers being a nervous, fresh-faced, first-time nominee at the Grammys back in 2013. “It was …

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Gaga readies experimental tribute to Bowie – ‘Technologically ambitious’

LOS ANGELES, Feb 13, (AFP): Lady Gaga is promising a technologically ambitious, “multisensory” David Bowie tribute at the Grammy Awards she hopes will befit the …

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Arab contender ‘Hedi’ opens Berlin race – Japan’s Village brings Geki Cine to world market

TUNIS, Feb 12, (Agencies): A love story set against the aftermath of Tunisia’s watershed revolution kicked off the competition at the Berlin film festival Friday …

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Refugee crisis in spotlight at Berlinale – Streep sparks controversy with ‘we’re all Africans’ remarks

LOS ANGELES, Feb 12, (Agencies): Joel and Ethan Coen’s “Hail, Caesar!” opened the Berlin Film Festival on Thursday, with Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, …

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BAFTA’s British Categories highlight next gen of talent – CEO Amanda Berry finalizing preps for awards

LOS ANGELES, Feb 12, (RTRS): Despite the ever-increasing proximity between the Oscars and the British Academy of Film and Televison Arts awards, BAFTA still remains …

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‘Girl’ tackles honor killings – ‘Save me’

KARACHI, Pakistan, Feb 12, (AP): When Saba Qaiser was 19 years old, her uncle and father shot her in the head, stuffed her in a …

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Chinese instruments take Western turn – Kanye names album ‘Life of Pablo’ – but who’s Pablo?

NEW YORK, Feb 11, (AFP): If jazz is about free-flowing expression, do the instruments have to be Western? In a cross-cultural experiment, a group of …

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Musical union between East and West in ‘Radio Dreams’ – ‘Witty, low-key exercise in deffered gratification’

LOS ANGELES, Feb 11, (RTRS): Rarely leaving the claustrophobic offices of a San Francisco-based Persian specialty radio station, Iranian “Radio Dreams” is a witty, low-key …

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18 int’l movies vie for Golden Bear – Clooney, Streep open refugee-focused Berlin fest

BERLIN, Feb 11, (AFP): The 66th Berlinale, Europe’s first major film festival of the year, starts Thursday with 23 international productions screening in the main …

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Serato’s app wants to put DJ in your pocket

LOS ANGELES, Feb 11, (RTRS): DJ technology company Serato released its first consumer app Thursday: Serato’s new Pyro app, which is available for free for …

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