Saturday , September 22 2018


Sierra Leone ‘popstar’ songs element of hope – Riot targets Trump

FREETOWN, March 26, (Agencies): For a musician used to receiving personal insults from the president and anonymous death threats with the release of every new single, Emmerson Bockarie laughs a lot. The Sierra Leonean popstar, a thorn in the side of successive governments over his 15-year career, chuckles as he …

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Fifth Harmony, BTS among winners at Kids’ Choice Awards

Saturday morning’s March for Our Lives, organized by students in Parkland, Fla to demand governmental change in the wake of the catastrophic gun violence that has claimed thousands upon thousands of lives, was still very much on the minds of the 15,000 celebrities and guests attending the 2018 Nickelodeon Kids’ …

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‘37’ strikingly well-crafted thriller – Adams in talks to star in ‘True American’

It’s very tempting to describe — but totally unfair to dismiss — Nosipho Dumisa’s “Number 37” as a well-researched master’s thesis by a student of Alfred Hitchcock. Dumisa, an award-winning South African writer-director making her feature filmmaking debut, has brazenly borrowed from “Rear Window” for her scenario about an incapacitated …

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New wave of Mexican directors succeeds internationally – Showalter to direct Chastain-Spencer holiday comedy

MEXICO CITY, March 25, (Agencies): A trio of Mexican directors known as the Three Amigos has made their mark on Hollywood, dominating the Academy Awards best picture contest in recent years with films that have little connection to their homeland. But a new generation of Mexican filmmakers is finding international …

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Mendes new single ‘fiery’ – White dares you to rein him in

LOS ANGELES, March 24, (Agencies): After a teaser campaign that ranged from Instagram posts to a billboard in Times Square, Canadian singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes dropped a brand-new single called “In My Blood” , his first new music since 2016’s “Illuminate” album. The song starts off quietly but within the first …

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Hungarian Rhapsody – Performed by HUNGARIAN STATE FOLK ENSEMBLE

The rhapsody as the classical European musical genre is best characterized by a state of constant anxiety, a passionate oscillation of sentiments and thoughts and of freedom of expression. Rooted in and inspired by tradition “Hungarian Rhapsody” is a unique dance rhapsody displaying the most characteristic features of the genre. …

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Dance as a native language – History of the Ensemble

The Embassy of Hungary, in coordination with the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL), will organize the Hungarian Rhapsody which will be performed by the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble from March 25-26, 2018 at Abdulhussein Abdulredha Theater in Salmiya. The Hungarian State Folk Ensemble (MÁNE) was founded in …

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Music rings out deep underground – Bennett, Estefan songs added to Recording Registry

MCMINNVILLE, Tenn, March 21, (Agencies): By the time Nashville songwriter Travis Meadows took the stage on a recent Sunday afternoon, more than 500 music fans had found their way 333 feet (100 meters) below the ground, some taller guests ducking their heads just a bit. They took their seats in …

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Boyega’s charm buoys ‘Pacific Rim’ – ‘Black Panther’ most tweeted about movie ever

Even if it hadn’t earned him dual Oscars, it’s easy to imagine why “The Shape of Water” struck Guillermo del Toro as a more enticing project than a sequel to “Pacific Rim.” Thanks to del Toro’s peerless gift for breathing life into slimy organisms and high-tech gadgetry, the rock-’em-sock-’em 2013 …

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Booming docus still need support, careful positioning – Clooney to narrate Peres documentary

LOS ANGELES, March 21, (RTRS): The growing demand for diversity of stories and content on digital and mobile platforms has given a new boost to documentary films. But reaching audiences increasingly requires a combination of creativity and smart use of technology, industry experts said at a panel discussion at Hong …

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