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Coronavirus stokes fears for UK music industry

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Classically trained singers Mark Nathan and his partner Carolyn Holt had bookings stretching into next year until the coronavirus pandemic struck. Restrictions imposed because of the outbreak, including venue closures, have instead seen those concerts put on hold -- or cancelled altogether. "It's crushing and disappointing for this to happen… Read

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Swift wins top prize at American Music Awards; says she's re-recording music

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Taylor Swift won her third consecutive artist of the year prize at the American Music Awards, but she missed the show for a good reason: She said she's busy re-recording her early music after her catalog was sold. In a video that aired during Sunday's awards show, the pop star… Read

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Ex-Dempagumi.inc idol Moga Mogami deflects criticism of decision to have child out of wedlock

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Japan, unfortunately, has an issue when it comes to putting celebrities and idols under a microscope. They can often be subjects of online comments that are more often than not, unfounded and overly critical. “Fans” of these celebrities sometimes make negative comments on a celebrity’s social media account without knowing… Read

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James Taylor on how he takes a song and makes it his own

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Something happens when James Taylor covers a song. It gets all James Taylor-y. “People often tell me, ‘It sounds like you wrote that song’ or ‘That sounds like a James Taylor song.’ And that's because basically it’s been translated into my language,” the singer-songwriter told The Associated Press. "Not all… Read

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Director Spike Lee changes direction with musical about Viagra

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Director Spike Lee, best known for making movies about the experience of being Black in America, is switching course with a musical - on the subject of Viagra. Lee will direct the as-yet-untitled film from a screenplay he has co-written about the discovery and launch of the erectile dysfunction drug.… Read

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From 'Grey's Anatomy' to 'This Is Us,' COVID infects TV plots

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With COVID upending every aspect of viewers' lives, some TV shows -- from the obvious medical dramas to sitcoms -- have woven the pandemic into their latest seasons' storylines, but a handful have avoided it altogether. In the opening scenes of the latest season of long-running hospital drama "Grey's Anatomy,"… Read

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'My Missing Valentine' wins big at Golden Horse Awards

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The Taiwanese film “My Missing Valentine” won big Saturday night at the annual Golden Horse Awards, taking five honors, including best feature film. The romantic comedy, which tells the love story of a bus driver and a post office worker, also won for best director, best visual effects, best film… Read

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And the Grammy nomination goes to ... Megan? Harry? Weeknd?

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Rappers and R&B singers tend to be the most-nominated acts at the Grammys thanks to producing their own hits and collaborating with others — sometimes from different genres — giving them a chance to qualify for more nominations than a pop or country singer who worked alone during the eligibility… Read

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New BTS album racks up millions of listens within hours

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Tens of millions of fans around the world raced to listen to the latest offering from BTS on Friday, as the K-pop sensation dropped their highly anticipated new album to a deluge of excitement. Three hours after "BE" was made available on a simultaneous worldwide release, the video for first… Read

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Dylan papers, including unpublished lyrics, sell for $495,000

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A long-lost trove of Bob Dylan documents including the singer-songwriter's musings about anti-Semitism and unpublished song lyrics has sold at auction for $495,000. Boston-based R.R. Auction said Friday the collection privately held by the late American blues artist Tony Glover, a longtime Dylan friend and confidante, was sold Thursday to… Read

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