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Review: The Philanthropist revived for the London Stage Special

London - The Philanthropist, a play popular in 1970s, has been revived for a new London run being performed at the Trafalgar Theater in London. Digital Journal paid a visit and assesses the unfolding drama.

Jo Weil's new film 'Sodom' to make its world premiere in London Special

Acclaimed German actor Jo Weil's first English-speaking feature film, "Sodom" is going to have its world premiere on June 17.

Mondo Duplantis talks pole vault, World Championships in London Special

17-year-old world record holder Armand "Mondo" Duplantis chatted with Digital Journal about his distinguished career in pole vault, as well as his plans for the future.

Review: Frankie Valli brings the crowd to its feet at London's O2 Special

London - The legendary 'Jersey Boy' himself stopped off in the English capital to perform a hit-packed show that lasted nearly two hours. Digital Journal was there.

British MPs back at work but parliament remains a crime scene

London - Defiant British lawmakers returned to parliament Thursday but outside, the forensic work and eerie absence of people and traffic at one of London's most popular tourist spots was a poignant reminder of the previous day's terror.

Review: Revival of 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' heats up London Special

London - A new production of Edward Albee's classic drama 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' has begun a run on the London stage. The production stars Imelda Staunton in what is sure to become one of her greatest roles.

The ringing of Big Ben revealed by lasers

London - It's one of London's most famous 'landmarks', although it can normally only be heard rather than seen. Every hour Big Ben chimes telling Londoners the time. It's a special sound and new technology reveals the physics behind the chime.

Review: Soulpepper’s ‘Bondage’ still an emotionally resonant experience Special

Toronto - It’s been nearly three years since Soulpepper premiered its acclaimed production of “Of Human Bondage”, which began its third go-around this week. The show heads to New York in July, and if last night’s reopening was any indication, it’s ready.

Review: 'Apple Tree Yard' box set out February 20

London - The acclaimed four-part miniseries starring Emily Watson and Ben Chaplin - and based on the best-selling novel by Louise Doughty - can be yours to own on DVD or Blue-Ray later this month.

China launches freight train to United Kingdom

As part of its focus to develop trade and investment ties with Europe, China has launched rail freight service to Britain.

London's Covent Garden at Christmas Special

London - London does Christmas well, with plenty of lights and sparkle. One of the most magical areas in Covent Garden. Digital Journal takes a pleasant wander through the cobbled streets.

Review: Chas & Dave treat London to a sing-a-long of their biggest hits Special

London - The legendary 'rockney' duo brought their unmistakable sound to the Forum in Kentish Town on Saturday, December 10. Digital Journal was there.

Interview: Country singer Wade Bowen set to tour the U.K. Special

Waco-born Wade Bowen has been very busy of late and now this accomplished artist, known primarily for his energetic live shows, will make the trip across the pond for his first ever U.K. dates. He spoke to Digital Journal.

Review: Intense ‘Breathing Corpses’ shocks, stuns in Canadian debut Special

Toronto - Everybody dies, but how does the cycle of mortality affect those still living? That’s the theme that confronts audiences in British playwright Laura Wade’s uncomfortable 2005 drama, “Breathing Corpses”, which opened in Toronto on Wednesday.

Review: The Correspondents ride the crest of a wave in London Special

London - The explosive duo, vocalist Mr Bruce and his able sidekick Chucks, who provides the genre-bending beats - everything from jazz and blues to electro swing and drum ’n’ bass - played the Village Underground in Shoreditch on Friday, October 21.

Inside Tate Modern's expanded cultural superstructure Special

London - One of London's most popular tourist attractions - Tate Modern - has almost doubled in size. The modern art gallery, housed in a disused power station, has opened up the underground part of the structure. The new aspects are bold and impressive.

Review: Steel Panther and friends hit London's Wembley Arena Special

London - Digital Journal went along to this impressively-sized venue in north London, next to the famous Wembley Stadium, to "feel the steel."

Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child brings magic to the stage

Fans of the world-renowned Harry Potter books are going crazy for a new play, co-written by the author, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. So of course, the play is sold out at the Palace Theatre in London for over a year.

Review: Jean-Michel Jarre brings Electronica to the O2 Special

London - The Frenchman, the Godfather of Electronic Music, stopped off in Greenwich on his eight-date nationwide arena tour. Digital Journal was there.

In US visit, London mayor Khan criticizes Trump

Chicago - Visiting London mayor Sadiq Khan criticized Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's comments on Muslim immigration.

Uber, Nissan launching electric cars in London to curb pollution

American ridesharing service Uber has partnered with Japanese car maker Nissan to launch an all-electric vehicle project in London this month.

The Mousetrap: Going strong after 64 years Special

London - The Mousetrap is a play by Agatha Christie, the writer of murder-mysteries, and it holds the record as the world's longest-running stage play, having entered its 64th year of continuous production.

Review: Billy Bragg and Joe Henry share a stage at intimate London gig Special

English singer/songwriter Bragg and American folk musician Henry played songs off their forthcoming collaboration — as well as some of their solo material — to around 100 fans at St. Pancras Old Church in London.

Cad & The Dandy: Quality tailoring at an affordable price Special

London - Founded in 2008 by James Sleater and Ian Meiers, two City of London bankers who had been made redundant, Cad & The Dandy is an independent tailoring company with a flagship store located at 13 Savile Row.

Op-Ed: London Underground's dirtiest tube line revealed

London - London's network of underground trains is one of the most well-known and efficient in the world, with each line network identified by a name and color. It seems that some lines are cleaner than others, with the dirtiest of all revealed this week.

Five Grand Stereo, a '70s style art-rock' outfit from London Special

Chris Singleton is a renowned music industry publicist who also fronts this ambitious six-piece. He now finds himself in the curious position of handling his own publicity. Digital Journal spoke with him about this musical juggling act.

Review: London Film and Comic Con showcases actors and memorabilia Special

London - The fourteenth London Film and Comic Con packed out London's Olympia with top stars, new movie items, classic comic artists, cult memorabilia, panels and hotly pursued merchandise.

Review: Breakfast at Tiffany's on the London stage Special

London - A stage version of 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' is playing in London, featuring singer Pixie Lott. The version holds more true to Capote's novella than the Hepburn film adaptation, although the play keeps certain of the movie's elements.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan wants 'full seat' at Brexit talks

London - London Mayor Sadiq Khan rejected calls for London to secede from the rest of Britain after a national referendum in favour of leaving the EU but said he wanted a "full seat" at any Brexit negotiations.

Pro-EU Londoners rebel with 'Lexit' secession call

London - Londoners mobilised on social media Saturday to back a campaign to go from Brexit to 'Lexit', calling for their city to divorce from Britain and "move in with our friends" in the European Union.
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