Arts

Headliner Lana Del Rey cancels appearance at Israeli festival - 08/31/2018

New York - Lana Del Rey cancelled an appearance at an Israeli festival on Friday after pressure from the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement.   Several other acts had already pulled...

Spike Lee launches new film blasting racism in Trump's America - 08/07/2018

Spike Lee believes his explosive new film about race in 1970s America is a wake-up call to the US in the Trump era. The movie's global release is timed to coincide with the first anniversary of the...

Actress Mary Carlisle - Bing Crosby's co-star - dies at 104 - 08/02/2018

San Francisco - US actress Mary Carlisle, who played Bing Crosby's love interest in a trio of films, has died at age 104, it was reported Wednesday.   The blonde actress, who appeared in more...

'Guardians of the Galaxy' director fired over offensive old tweets - 07/21/2018

Los Angeles - James Gunn, the director of the "Guardians of the Galaxy" superhero film franchise, was fired by Disney on Friday over a series of recently-emerged old tweets in which he made jokes...

The 2018 Cannes Film Festival award recipients - 05/19/2018

Cannes, France - By Andrew McCathie – Hirokazu Kore-Eda on Saturday became the first Japanese director to win the Cannes Film Festival's coveted Palme d'Or for best film in 21 years. Kore-Eda was...

Italian actress: Sexual predators at Cannes will be held accountable - 05/19/2018

Cannes, France – Italian actress Asia Argento has spoken out against sexual abuse in the movie business, telling the Cannes Film Festival's closing ceremony that those in the audience who have...

Berlin orchestra's new conductor unveils 2018-2019 concert programme - 04/20/2018

BERLIN, Andrew McCathie (dpa)- Berlin's Deutsches Symphonie Orchester chief conductor Robin Ticciati unveiled on Thursday his new programme for the orchestra after a rise in audience numbers boosted...

Drama roiling Swedish Nobel literature body could rival any novel - 04/16/2018

STOCKHOLM, Lennart Simonsson (dpa)- The Swedish Academy - best known for selecting the Nobel Prize in Literature - is facing its worst crisis in decades, which shows no signs of abating after the...

Renowned Chinese conductor Han Zhongjie dies at age 97 - 04/11/2018

HONG KONG (dpa)- Renowned Chinese conductor Han Zhongjie has died age 97, Hong Kong media reported Thursday. Han's domestic career ran the gamut from performing in wartime Chonqing, then the...

Iranian director Asghar Farhadi's family drama to open Cannes - 04/09/2018

PARIS (dpa)– Oscar-winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi's psychological thriller starring Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz is to open next month's Cannes Film Festival, organizers announced on...
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