Pink Floyd’s psychedelic revolution will rock the V&A

Museum to celebrate career of pioneers who transformed live music with their dazzling light shows The Victoria & Albert Museum’s David Bowie exhibition in 2013 became the fastest to sell out in the museum’s history. Now curators are planning a celebration of another musical institution, Pink Floyd – in collaboration with surviving members of the … Continue reading "Pink Floyd’s psychedelic revolution will rock the V&A"

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Several hurt as railing collapses at Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa gig

Partition separating fans from stage at New Jersey performance gives way sending dozens falling on to concrete below Forty-two people were injured after a railing collapsed during an outdoor performance by rappers Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa in New Jersey on Friday night. A partition separating fans from the stage at the BB&T pavilion in … Continue reading "Several hurt as railing collapses at Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa gig"

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Robert De Niro: 'Donald Trump is totally nuts'

Film star, accepting award at Sarajevo film festival, says Republican candidate shouldn’t be running for president Robert De Niro has become the latest celebrity to criticise Donald Trump, whom he said should not run for president because he was “totally nuts”. The Republican candidate has been widely criticised for claiming the US president, Barack Obama, … Continue reading "Robert De Niro: 'Donald Trump is totally nuts'"

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Pinewood Studios to be taken private in £323m deal with Aermont Capital

Offer values each Pinewood share at 560p and gives film studio – home of James Bond franchise – funds for expansion plans Pinewood Studios is to be taken private in a £323m deal as the studio where James Bond is filmed seeks financial firepower for its expansion plans. The film studio has said it needs … Continue reading "Pinewood Studios to be taken private in £323m deal with Aermont Capital"

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€10m fight to save James Baldwin’s Provençal home

The writer’s home was a regular haunt of African-American cultural giants In the Provençal town of Saint-Paul-de-Vence, the picturesque stone house beneath the medieval ramparts is known as “la maison de Jimmy”. The official records office lists it as the ancienne maison Baldwin. Here in the hills behind the Côte d’Azur, the Harlem-born writer and … Continue reading "€10m fight to save James Baldwin’s Provençal home"

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So long, Marianne: Leonard Cohen writes to muse just before her death

Cohen’s letter to Marianne Ihlen said ‘our bodies are falling apart and I think I will follow you very soon’ Leonard Cohen penned a poignant final letter to his dying muse Marianne Ihlen, a longtime friend of hers revealed on Canadian radio. Ihlen, whom Cohen wrote about in So Long, Marianne and Bird on a … Continue reading "So long, Marianne: Leonard Cohen writes to muse just before her death"

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Gas-lit Leeds cinema among sites to receive heritage lottery cash

Hyde Park Picture House wins £2.4m grant while William Morris’s country home in Oxfordshire is one of 11 other recipients A tiny cinema that opened in Leeds within months of the outbreak of the first world war, now believed to be the only one in the world still lit by gas, has won a £2.4m … Continue reading "Gas-lit Leeds cinema among sites to receive heritage lottery cash"

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Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan detained at US airport again

Actor says experience ‘really, really sucks’ after being detained for a third time in seven years, this time in LA The Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan has expressed annoyance about being detained by US airport immigration authorities for a third time, saying the experience “really, really sucks”. The last time Khan, 50, was detained by … Continue reading "Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan detained at US airport again"

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Dogg's dinner? Snoop and 'homegirl' Martha Stewart make dinner party TV

The rapper and the doyenne of domesticity will host new unscripted show for VH1, which will see the pair hosting dinners attended by celebrity guests In what’s surely one of the unlikeliest pairings to ever grace the small screen, Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg have been brought together to co-present VH1’s new unscripted series, Martha … Continue reading "Dogg's dinner? Snoop and 'homegirl' Martha Stewart make dinner party TV"

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Fabric to close this weekend after drug-related deaths

London nightclub suspends operations amid investigation into recent deaths of two teenagers The London nightclub Fabric is to close this weekend after the drug-related deaths of two teenagers. The most recent incident took place on Saturday, when an 18-year-old male collapsed outside the venue at 8.20am and was pronounced dead shortly after. Another 18-year-old died … Continue reading "Fabric to close this weekend after drug-related deaths"

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David Fincher set to reunite with Brad Pitt for World War Z sequel

The pair, who last collaborated on The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, are in talks to work together again on follow-up to the 2013 zombie thriller David Fincher is in talks to direct Brad Pitt in a sequel to the 2013 zombie thriller World War Z. According to Variety, Pitt is courting the Gone Girl … Continue reading "David Fincher set to reunite with Brad Pitt for World War Z sequel"

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Hip-hop artist Bow Wow to retire as he can't see himself rapping aged 30

Rapper, now 29-years-old started working aged 13, has made $20m and will turn his attention to acting and TV production US rapper Bow Wow has announced he is retiring from music, saying he just doesn’t see himself rapping as a 30-year-old. Bow Wow, 29, found fame at the age of 13 as Lil’ Bow Wow … Continue reading "Hip-hop artist Bow Wow to retire as he can't see himself rapping aged 30"

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Game of Thrones concert experience hits the road in 2017

Ramin Djawadi, composer of the score of the HBO hit, is leading an orchestra on an audiovisual tour of the US that promises to ‘bring the Seven Kingdoms to life’ A live Game of Thrones concert experience has been announced. The 28-day tour, featuring music from the HBO television series, has been described as a … Continue reading "Game of Thrones concert experience hits the road in 2017"

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The Weeknd gives $250,000 to Black Lives Matter

Abel Tesfaye joins list of stars – including Beyoncé, Jay Z and Drake – who are making their support for the movement a matter of record R&B star the Weeknd has donated $250,000 (£193,000) to the Black Lives Matter network. The Fader reported the donation, which was later confirmed by his representatives, according to other … Continue reading "The Weeknd gives $250,000 to Black Lives Matter"

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