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Entertainment

Youth musicians escape violence – Concert for pope

RIO DE JANEIRO, May 31, (Agencies): Just rehearsing could get them shot. But for the youth musicians of one of Rio de Janeiro’s most violent slums, their bravery will pay off Saturday with a concert in front of the pope. Twenty-six amateur musicians aged between 14 and 19 will perform …

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Syria war takes role in TV dramas – ‘A real-life set’

DAMASCUS, May 30, (Agencies): The sound of the blast in Syria’s capital Damascus brought worried residents running, but rather than carnage they found a crew filming one of the country’s famed television drama series. Moments before, director Rasha Sharbatgi had been wielding her loudhailer, calling for silence before counting down …

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‘Wonder Woman’ exceptionally re-watchable – Film rises with powerful grace above the noise

 ‘Wonder Woman’ has been the subject of so much superfluous fuss, it’d be easy to forget that behind all of the hand-wringing and both symbolic and real pressure to succeed there’s actually a movie meant to entertain. Yet, like the heroine at its center, “Wonder Woman” the movie rises with …

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La La Land in Concert ‘a magical experience’ – ‘Meta moment’

LOS ANGELES, May 30, (Agencies): “‘La La Land’ in Concert: A Live to Film Celebration” kicked off its tour at the Hollywood Bowl over the weekend. It was a meta moment: a film about making it in showbiz opening at a legendary venue usually reserved for the most successful acts. …

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Ostlund’s ‘Square’ wins Palme d’Or – Coppola bags best director award

CANNES, France, May 29, (AFP): Swedish satire “The Square”, a send-up of political correctness and the confused identity of the modern male, won the Palme d’Or top prize at the Cannes Film Festival Sunday. In a stunning upset, the nine-member jury led by Spanish director Pedro Almodovar and including Hollywood …

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Kruger ditches glamour to win at ‘Cannes Fest’ – Phoenix wins best actor

And she played a US homicide cop in the FX series “The Bridge” set in the drug violence-torn border city of Ciudad Juarez. Kruger has also shown off her French on screen in films such as “Farewell, My Queen” by Benoit Jacquot, an erotically and politically charged drama about a …

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Music legacy of Philly ‘vast’ but hard to find – Fan remembers Allman

Detroit has the Motown Museum. Mississippi has a blues trail. Memphis has Graceland, Sun Studio and the Stax Museum of American Soul. But in Philadelphia — birthplace of the lush acoustic style known as The Sound of Philadelphia and the hometown of “American Bandstand” and Chubby Checker’s “Twist” — there’s …

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Manchester horror looms over ‘Fade’ – ‘Film changed me’

CANNES, France, May 27, (AFP): Hollywood actress Diane Kruger said Friday she took her new film role as a mother who loses her family in a terror attack to show how survivors are often left alone with their suffering. Kruger, who drew glowing reviews for her part in “In the …

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‘Improvisation’ way of life, says trumpeter Maalouf – Sgt Pepper revisited

BEIRUT, May 27, (Agencies): For star trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf, famed for his award-winning film soundtracks and jazz-inspired mixing of eastern and western sounds, improvisation is “a way of life”. “Improvisation is a discipline that people don’t understand well,” the Franco-Lebanese musician, who has played with Sting and Elvis Costello among …

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Myanmar’s ‘Venerable W’ chills Cannes – Kubrick’s little-known right-hand man takes a bow in fest

CANNES, France, May 24, (AFP): Barbet Schroeder spent months with Ugandan dictator Idi Amin at the height of his power, when corpses would wash up every morning on the shores of Lake Victoria and Kampala was rife with rumours that he was eating his opponents. But in his decades of …

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