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One dead, 3 hurt in Dutch music fest hit-and-run

Den Haag - A van slammed into pedestrians near a Dutch campsite at a huge music festival early Monday, killing one person and seriously injuring three others just hours after headline act Bruno Mars wowed tens of thousands of fans.

Artist buried for three days under busy Australian road

Sydney - An artist has emerged from three days entombed in a steel box under a busy Australian road in a performance billed as a tribute to victims of totalitarian violence.Mike Parr, 73, fasted during his time underground, with oxygen pumped into the 1.

James Wesley to perform at 2018 Mound Valley Flagpole Festival

Mound Valley - Country music fans and listeners of singer-songwriter James Wesley are in for a treat. On June 30, he will be performing at the at the 14th annual Flagpole Festival in Kansas.

German neo-Nazis mass for festival on Hitler's birthday

Ostritz - Hundreds of neo-Nazis were massing Friday on Adolf Hitler's birthday for a two-day festival in a remote eastern German town where citizens and anti-fascist groups staged spirited counter-protests.

Logan Henderson discusses new music, upcoming shows in New York Special

New York - Singer-songwriter Logan Henderson (Big Time Rush fame) chatted with Digital Journal about his latest acoustic EP and his upcoming shows in New York, including Gramercy Theatre.

Big Time Rush's Logan Henderson to play at Billboard festival

Wantagh - Singer-songwriter Logan Henderson (of Big Time Rush fame) will be performing at the fourth annual Billboard Hot 100 festival this August.

Dancing to a different beat: North Korea celebrates

Pyongyang - Thousands of North Koreans gathered in locations across Pyongyang Monday to dance in celebration of late leader Kim Jong Il.

Kosovo Dervishes pierce their mouths in celebration of spring

Prizren - Like every spring, the Dervishes in Kosovo on Thursday celebrated the beginning of the season by dancing and pushing skewers into their mouths in a quest for heavenly salvation.

Jung Chang among leading authors blocked from Macau literature festival

Fpo - Three writers -- including bestselling "Wild Swans" author Jung Chang -- will no longer attend the Macau Literary Festival after authorities there said they were likely to be barred, the latest sign of Beijing's hardening line across its territories.

Tibetans greet new year with giant Buddhas, dancing and lamb carcasses

- Despite a few elbows to the face, Tsering pushed through the broil of Tibetan worshippers and lifted her bawling two-year-old over the mad crush, briefly pressing the girl's forehead to a passing sacred scroll.

Wes Anderson, Norway teen massacre films lead Berlin fest race

Berlin - Wes Anderson's "Isle of Dogs", an animated movie with political bite, and a controversial dramatisation of Norway's 2011 massacre of teenagers by a neo-Nazi gunman led the award favourites Saturday at the Berlin film festival.

Biopic explores secret scandal behind 'Pippi Longstocking'

Berlin - A dark secret long held by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren led her to create one of the most beloved heroines of children's literature, Pippi Longstocking, according to a new biopic at the Berlin film festival.

Berlin filmfest offers dark vision of E. European 'drift'

Berlin - This week's Berlin film festival is turning a wary eye eastward with a series of new movies spotlighting the rise of violent extremism and anti-migrant sentiment in the ex-communist bloc.

Abused actress slams Kim Ki-duk's Berlinale defence

Seoul - A South Korean actress assaulted by top director Kim Ki-duk Tuesday rejected his defence at the Berlin film festival, saying it had left her "dumbfounded" and calling his invitation to the prestigious event "morally problematic".

New take on real-life hijack drama in '7 Days in Entebbe'

Berlin - The counter-terrorism plot seems more far fetched than many action thrillers, yet "7 Days in Entebbe", which premiered at the Berlin film festival Monday, depicts a real-life airline hijack drama.

Australian classic 'Picnic at Hanging Rock' series premieres in Berlin

Berlin - The popular myth that Australia's iconic mystery tale "Picnic at Hanging Rock" is based on true events should help bring it to a global audience, one of its stars said at the Berlin film festival Monday.

S.Korean director rejects #MeToo charges at Berlin fest

Berlin - A South Korean director in the eye of a #MeToo storm defiantly rejected abuse accusations against him at the Berlin film festival Saturday, saying he ensures no one "suffers" on the sets of his ultraviolent, sexually explicit art movies.

Cranston, Goldblum, Murray hopeful #MeToo can change Hollywood

Berlin - Hollywood stars Bryan Cranston, Jeff Goldblum and Bill Murray threw support behind the #MeToo movement Thursday, saying they hoped it would upend the old approach to sex and power.

Berlin film fest slammed for Kim Ki-duk invite despite #MeToo drive

Seoul - A coalition of more than 100 South Korean civic groups on Thursday condemned the Berlin film festival for inviting director Kim Ki-duk, who assaulted an actress, despite its support for the #MeToo campaign against abuse of women.

#MeToo controversy dominates Berlin filmfest opening

Berlin - Stars and activists seized on the opening of the Berlin film festival Thursday to spotlight the #MeToo movement, expressing hope that rampant sexual abuse in the global entertainment industry can be stopped.

Electric Zoo to celebrate 10 year anniversary with 'The Big 10'

New York - Electric Zoo will be celebrating its 10th year at Randall's Island Park this year in New York with "Electric Zoo: The Big 10."

Five things to look for at the Berlin film festival

Berlin - The Berlin film festival, Europe's first major cinema showcase since the Harvey Weinstein sex abuse scandal roiled the industry, starts Thursday with 400 new movies slated and a controversy of its own brewing.

Main line-up at Berlin film festival

Berlin - The 68th Berlinale, Europe's first major film festival of the year, opens February 15 with 24 new movies from around the world screening in the main showcase.

Spanish village 'purifies' horses with fire in age-old ritual

San Bartolom - Thick smoke fills the cobbled streets of San Bartolome de Pinares as the clip-clop of galloping hooves edges ever closer to a bonfire crackling nearby.

Turkey bans all LGBTI events across Ankara province

Istanbul - Turkish authorities on Sunday announced a ban on all LGBTI cultural events in Ankara province until further notice to "maintain public order".

'Three Billboards' wins coveted Toronto film festival prize

Toronto - Martin McDonagh's darkly hilarious drama "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" won the Toronto film festival's audience prize for best picture on Sunday, giving it a leg up in the race for the Oscars.

Edison, Westinghouse row electrifies Toronto film fest

Toronto - Oscar nominees Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Shannon electrified audiences at the Toronto film festival Sunday with their portrayals of Thomas Edison and his rival in the race for marketable electricity, George Westinghouse.

Notting Hill Carnival turns green for tower fire tragedy

London - In the shadow of charred Grenfell Tower, Londoners are preparing decorations for this weekend's Notting Hill Carnival to commemorate the victims of the fire that killed at least 80 people.

One million dance lovers gather at Japan's 'Awa' festival

Bandai-cho - Over a million performers and spectators will flock to a western Japanese city this weekend for one of the country's largest dance festivals, after organisers stepped up efforts to accommodate foreign visitors.

Review: Edmonton's Interstellar Rodeo continues to bend musical genres Special

Edmonton - The sixth annual Edmonton Interstellar Rodeo brought another line-up of genre-bending music paired with fine wine to the Hawrelak Park Amphitheatre July21-23, 2017.
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