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Sound fails Radiohead at fest

Glitch-plagued opening for Coachella INDIO, United States, April 16, (AFP): Radiohead salvaged a headlining set at the Coachella festival from disaster Friday, following a glitch-plagued opening in which the audio system repeatedly crashed. The experimental rock icons, booked for the third time to lead the premier festival in the California …

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Johnson debuts ‘Last Jedi’ teaser

Fisher Star Wars tribute is ‘therapy’ NEW YORK, April 15, (Agencies): Is the Force still strong with Luke Skywalker? The first trailer for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” dropped on Friday, showcasing a morose and withdrawn Skywalker. The two-minute teaser , unveiled by director Rian Johnson at the “Star Wars …

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Chemistry onstage makes Faith Hill and Tim McGraw a top tour

LAS VEGAS, April 13, (AP): The love story of Tim McGraw and Faith Hill started on a tour two decades ago and that sparkling chemistry onstage has made them one of the genre’s biggest headliners. The country couple with movie star glamour has sold over 63 million albums in the …

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Dickinson tale ‘Passion’ burns bright

There is something deeply funny and also beautiful about the idea that it would take a British man in his 70s to make the definitive film about one of America’s greatest female poets. But that’s what Terence Davies has done for Emily Dickinson in “A Quiet Passion ,” a fiercely …

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‘Born in China’ stirring tale of life

When you put the word “Disney” together with the word “nature,” it tends to call up images that are fuzzy and cuddly and anthropomorphically adorable — images of something, perhaps, too good to be true. “Born in China,” the new wildlife documentary from the studio’s Disneynature division, tells the story …

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Mirren, Theron score in ‘Furious 8’

‘Johnson, Diesel feud overblown’ LOS ANGELES, April 10, (Agencies): The family revs up for yet another ride as the eighth movie in the “Fast & Furious” franchise, “The Fate of the Furious,” hits theaters on Friday. And the reviews are officially in — what are the critics saying about “Fate …

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Qatar launches art of Nahmah Prize for Gulf singers

DOHA, April 9, (KUNA): Qatar’s Cultural Village Foundation, Katara, launched the art of Nahmah Prize on Saturday bringing together traditional singers from the Arab Gulf countries. Katara is also organizing lectures alongside qualification rounds of Nahmah singers to educate public about “this art that accompanied our forefathers in their sea …

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‘Salt and Fire’ an ecological thriller

Vast, impenetrable reams of aphoristic waffle are spouted by the characters in “Salt and Fire,” but minutes from the end of Werner Herzog’s thoroughly peculiar new narrative outing, the protagonist finally, plainly speaks for the audience. “Are you kidding me?” she yells — in bewildered response to the last of …

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Math film ‘Gifted’ a mixed equation

There are several positive factors in the mixed equation that is “Gifted,” starring Chris Evans and the appealing 10-year-old Mckenna Grace: A brilliant and precocious yet sweetly empathetic young girl. A devoted and decidedly hunky father figure. And then there’s math itself, presented not as a refuge for social misfits, …

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3 legends on aging as actors

‘Going With Style’ a new old-guy buddy comedy NEW YORK, April 5, (Agencies): Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin would, if they ever sat still long enough, make a respectable Mount Rushmore. One could hardly find a more formidable trio of such overwhelming character. Their voices, alone, are utterly …

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