Tag Archives: Entertainment/Culture

16May/17

Cannes boss says cinemas right to object to Netflix’ web-only movies

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

16May/17

Barry Gibb talks greatest hits, Michael Jackson and UFOs

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

Portugal’s Eurovision champion Salvador Sobral says he wants to change music

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

13May/17

U2 kicks off The Joshua Tree Tour 2017

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

13May/17

Oscars chief Boone Isaacs steps down from governors board

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.
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08May/17

HIFA arts festival well attended despite Zimbabwe’s economic challenges

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.
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08May/17

Diversity and inclusion take center stage at MTV Movie and TV Awards

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.
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