Saturday , November 18 2017

Entertainment

Rexha taps into her roots – Singer to host MTV Europe Awards

NEW YORK, Oct 18, (AFP): The force behind a string of hits for other artists, pop singer Bebe Rexha was named the host of the MTV Europe Music Awards on Monday before her first album has even been released. The honor reflects the 27-year-old’s fast-growing stardom and the connection she …

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It’s raining kimonos in Tokyo – Japanese rock star presents futuristic kimono creation

TOKYO, Oct 18, (Agencies): It’s raining kimonos in Tokyo. US-based Japanese heavy-metal superstar Yoshiki kicked off Japan Fashion Week by sending models down the runway in sexy, reimagined kimonos drenched in a downpour Monday. It may not be high fashion to purists, but such is the fame of the dyed-blonde, …

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Travis stuns crowd at induction – 3 Hall of Fame inductees honored

NASHVILLE, Tenn, Oct 17, (Agencies): Country singer Randy Travis found his distinctive voice three years after a life-threatening stroke and sang “Amazing Grace” during his induction Sunday into the Country Music Hall of Fame. The Grammy-winning baritone singer battled back from the stroke in 2013 to sing again during the …

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Dylan’s aura extends to hometown – Shaped artistically by Minnesota

HIBBING, United States, Oct 16, (Agencies): As a teenager in the windswept mining town of Hibbing, Minnesota, Bob Dylan, never especially talkative, surprised his high school by entering talent shows. His peers, some recall, were underwhelmed. “Everybody would be talking and nobody would be listening”, classmate Jean Rue, 75, said …

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Wonder, Khan wow ‘Prince’ crowd – Purple joy as music icon hometown bids farewell

ST PAUL, Minnesota, Oct 14, (Agencies): Stevie Wonder and Chaka Khan had the crowd partying like it was 1999 all over again at a tribute concert to Prince Thursday night, a show fans and his family hoped would provide closure after his death nearly six months ago. Khan brought Wonder …

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Rowling to conjure 5 ‘Fantastic Beasts’ – ‘Rogue One’ trailer excites ‘Star Wars’ fans

LOS ANGELES, Oct 14, (Agencies): “Harry Potter” fans got fantastic news on Thursday. Author J.K. Rowling said that the Potter spinoff movie franchise “Fantastic Beasts” will consist of five films, up from the previously announced three. “We set a trilogy as a placeholder because we knew there would be more than …

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Superhero CPA in ‘The Accountant’ – Affleck terrific fit to play autistic assassin

The bean counter cometh. In Gavin O’Connor’s “The Accountant”, starring Ben Affleck, the paper-pushing CPA — roughly the exact opposite of Schwarzenegger or Stallone — gets his shot at action hero stardom. If we pull out our calculators, we can deduce that the odds of this are slim. Carrying the …

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Dylan wins Nobel Literature Prize – First songwriter to win prestigious award

STOCKHOLM, Oct 13, (Agencies): US music legend Bob Dylan won the Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday, the first songwriter to win the prestigious award in a decision that stunned prize watchers. Dylan, 75, was honoured “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition,” the Swedish Academy …

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Dern, Williams charm in ‘Women’ – DuVernay makes sure girls see themselves in film

 ‘Certain Women’ is a quiet, introspective film about three women living and existing in a frozen Montana town. Does it sound dull? Sure. But on the screen it plays out like a slow-burning folk song you could sit with for hours. It’s perhaps writer-director Kelly Reichardt’s finest work, understated and …

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Drake shatters AMAs nom record – Toronto rapper earns 13 nods

NEW YORK, Oct 11, (Agencies): Rap chart-topper Drake on Monday earned a record 13 nominations for the American Music Awards, topping the mark set by late king of pop Michael Jackson. The Toronto rapper, whose “Views” has been the top-selling album released this year in the United States, was in …

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