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German rappers anti-Semitism lyrics probe dropped

German rappers anti-Semitism lyrics probe dropped

Image copyright AFP Image caption Kollegah and Farid Bang later visited Auschwitz Two German rappers will not be prosecuted after an outcry over lyrics about Auschwitz and the Holocaust. Critics attacked Kollegah and Farid Bang for comparing their muscular bodies with those of Auschwitz inmates, and suggesting a new Holocaust. ...

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Russian conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky dies at 87

Russian conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky dies at 87

Image caption Rozhdestvensky conducted many of the world’s leading orchestras Prominent Russian conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky has died aged 87. Born in Moscow into a well-known musical family, Rozhdestvensky made his debut by conducting a Tchaikovsky ballet at the Bolshoi, aged just 20. He made his name by popularising music by ...

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A review of ‘Pankha: A Collection of Hand Fans from the Indian Subcontinent and Beyond by Artist Jatin Das’

A review of 'Pankha: A Collection of Hand Fans from the Indian Subcontinent and Beyond by Artist Jatin Das'

Artist Jatin Das wryly calls himself “stupid” and “obsessive” in his passion for hand fans. To gather them, he has scouted weekly village haats, requested chowkidars and domestic help to give him their personal fans, invested in heirlooms sold by antique dealers, and paid several thousands a month as rent ...

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Nasya’s Sufi and Punjabi music to take centre stage this Friday Jam | art and culture

The fourth week of Hindustan Times Friday Jam season 5 will see Rock band Nasya dole out hit Bollywood and Sufi numbers.

Pulsating, energetic, and rocking — that is how the people of Delhi-NCR described the last three weeks of the city’s biggest music festival — Hindustan Times DLF Cyber Hub Friday Jam Season 5, powered by Too Yumm and Nearbuy.com. With power-packed performances by music stars, such as the singer Guru ...

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The Firefly community : A platform for a conversation

The Firefly community : A platform for a conversation

Creative and performing art are apt media to reflect our society — the issues that plague us and ones that can contribute and initiate a conversation. With this intent, a city-based college student Ayesha, her sister and friends have founded ‘The Firefly Community’ to use art as a tool to ...

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You cannot have a conversation excluding cinema, at FTII: Siddharth Sinha | art and culture

Director Siddharth Sinha discussing a shot with actor Kalki Koechlin during the filming of The Job

English poet and playwright William Shakespeare’s written works have inspired many to adapt and create series, films and shows based on his iconic plays. Director Siddharth Sinha was also completely influenced by Shakespeare’s works and was deeply interested in his writings. One particular character that stayed with Siddharth was that ...

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The tango emerged in Uruguay, but is now at risk of being forgotten there | art and culture

Stage tango world champion Maria Noel Sciuto (L), dances with Rodrigo Fleitas during an exhibition at Chamuyo milonga in Montevideo.

Every night, 69-year-old Edinson chooses one of his 11 pairs of dance shoes, slips into a smart suit and heads out to dance tango in the clubs of Montevideo, a city that is looking to breathe new life into an old tradition, one that has long been eclipsed by its ...

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Bebe Rexha: ‘I banged on doors until my hands bled’

Bebe Rexha: 'I banged on doors until my hands bled'

Image copyright Warner Bros Bebe Rexha has made a good living out of writing hits for other people and, occasionally, getting to sing them herself. The New Yorker rose to fame after helping craft The Monster for Eminem and Rihanna, and Me Myself & I for G-Eazy, among others. She’s ...

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Frida Kahlo: The fashioning of a global icon

Frida Kahlo: The fashioning of a global icon

When Frida Kahlo died in 1954, her belongings were sealed until the caretaker of her estate passed away in 2002. For the first time her dresses, makeup and jewellery are being displayed outside Mexico. A new exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London uses this time capsule of ...

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Greatest Showman is longest-reigning number one soundtrack in 50 years

Greatest Showman is longest-reigning number one soundtrack in 50 years

Image copyright 20th Century Fox Image caption Hugh Jackman (centre) with the cast of The Greatest Showman The Greatest Showman has become the longest running number one soundtrack since the 1960s. Its 19th non-consecutive week at number one has now surpassed the 18 weeks the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack spent ...

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