CANNES, FRANCE (MAY 16, 2017) (REUTERS) – French cinemas were right to object to Netflix’ appearance at Cannes, the film festival’s director said on Tuesday (May 16), ahead of the movie fortnight that this year has been marked by a fight between theatres and the U.S. online giant. Continue reading
LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (REUTERS) – Barry Gibb, the last remaining member of the Bee Gees, has been looking back on the group’s career, their biggest hits, their friendship with Michael Jackson and his encounters with UFOs. Continue reading
KIEV, UKRAINE (MAY 14, 2017) (REUTERS) – Portugal’s Salvador Sobral won the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday (May 13) performing a jazz-style ballad written by his sister, taking the top spot for the first time in the country’s history and celebrating with a call to “put emotion back into music”. Continue reading
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA (MAY 12, 2017) (U2) – U2 kicked off their “The Joshua Tree Tour 2017” concert series in Vancouver, Canada on Friday (May 12). Continue reading
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (REUTERS) – The departing president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which organizes the Oscars, said on Friday (May 12) she is also stepping down from the board of governors.
Deal Continues Long-Standing Partnership with Largest Producer of Live Music Concerts
Kendrick Lamar continues his reign on the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart. Bob Mezan reports. Continue reading
HARARE, ZIMBABWE (MAY 04, 2O17) (REUTERS – Hundreds showed up at this year’s Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA) a major annual festival which opened on last week in Zimbabwe’s capital.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (MAY 7, 2017) (MTV) – Diversity and inclusion took center stage at the MTV Movie and TV awards on Sunday (May 7), with non-gendered acting categories, speeches about social and political issues and the Best Kiss prize going to an on-screen smooch between two teenaged boys.
The Library of Congress celebrates disco song and dance as an integral part of American culture in a unique event called ‘Bibliodiscotheque’ featuring Grammy-winner Gloria Gaynor. Gavino Garay reports. Continue reading