Entertainment

Vatican Sistine Chapel opens up to digital age with live online concert

VATICAN CITY, April 23, (AFP): The Vatican’s Sistine Chapel, an artistic Renaissance jewel, opened up to the digital age on Sunday with the first live concert streamed over the internet from the famous sacred space. It was a performance of Scottish composer James MacMillan’s acclaimed version of the “Stabat Mater.” …

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Janet Jackson is extending her State of the World Tour

NEW YORK (AP) — Janet Jackson is extending her uber-successful tour with more shows. The pop icon says her State of the World Tour, which originally wrapped in December, will kick off new dates July 11 in Austin, Texas. Dates have also been added in Rogers, Arkansas; Cincinnati; Syracuse, New …

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‘Mini-Me’ actor Verne Troyer dead at 49

Los Angeles, April 21, 2018 (AFP) – Verne Troyer, best known for his role as Mini-Me in the “Austin Powers” movies, has died, according to a post on his official social media accounts Saturday. He was 49. While no cause of death was revealed, the post spoke of the diminutive …

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Dance music superstar Avicii dies – ‘One of Sweden’s biggest musicians’

NEW YORK, April 21, (Agencies): Avicii, the Grammy-nominated electronic dance DJ who performed soldout concerts for feverish fans around the world and also had massive success on US pop radio, died Friday. He was 28. Publicist Diana Baron said in a statement that the Swedish performer, born Tim Bergling, was …

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Saudi Arabia to host cinema test screening with ‘Black Panther’

Riyadh, April 18, 2018 (AFP) -Blockbuster action flick “Black Panther” will play at a cinema test screening in Saudi Arabia Wednesday, the first in a series of trial runs before movie theatres open to the wider public next month. The conservative kingdom lifted a 35-year ban on cinemas last year …

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Bon Jovi, Simone enter Rock Hall

Band celebrate induction with powerful performance CLEVELAND, April 15, (AP): Bon Jovi reunited onstage with former members for a powerful performance celebrating its admission into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and the late icon Nina Simone was welcomed to the prestigious music club with show-stopping performances from Lauryn …

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Shampoo meets Medicine in ‘Dream’ – ‘Jumanji’ fans can experience ‘Welcome of the Jungle’ in new escape room

‘Shampoo’ meets “Medicine for Melancholy” (or “Before Sunrise”) in Qasim Basir’s two-hander “A Boy. A Girl. A Dream” — though with its protagonists largely lost in their own thoughts, this tale of strangers meeting on the night of the 2016 US presidential election substitutes a poetical moodiness for those earlier …

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Oscar-winning director Forman dies – Outdoors humor columnist McManus dead at 84

LOS ANGELES, April 14, (AP): Czech filmmaker Milos Forman, whose American movies “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and “Amadeus” won a deluge of Academy Awards, including best director Oscars, died Saturday. He was 86. Forman died about 2:00 am Saturday at Danbury Hospital, near his home in Warren, Connecticut, …

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Prine’s album remains relevant – Swift covers Earth, Wind & Fire in ‘September’

John Prine, “Tree of Forgiveness” (Oh Boy Records) John Prine thinks about things. And when John Prine thinks about things, people want to hear what he has to say. That’s why Prine will never join some past-their-prime legends who flounder as they try to recapture old magic. The way his …

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Plenty to love in ‘Borg vs McEnroe’ – ‘Fabulous, moody film’

Let’s begin this review of “Borg Vs. McEnroe” with a huge spoiler alert. The final score of the 1980 Wimbledon men’s final between Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe, which takes up the climactic last third of the movie, was 1-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-7, 8-6. It’s not a secret, really. And, …

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