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Kremlin hopes Kiev's Eurovision ban 'will be reconsidered'

Moscow - The Kremlin said Thursday that it hoped Kiev would reconsider its decision to ban a Russian singer from the Eurovision Song Contest over a past performance in Russia-annexed Crimea.

Interview: Alexandra Stan discusses third studio album 'Alesta' Special

Global music star Alexandra Stan chatted with Digital Journal about her new studio album "Alesta," and her single "9 Lives."

'When I'm 64': Beatlemania blooms belatedly in Cuba

Havana - While their American and European peers twisted and shouted to The Beatles in the 1960s, in Cuba childhood sweethearts Gisela and Hector kept their Beatlemania a naughty secret.

Moscow fury as Kiev bans Russia singer from Eurovision

Kiev - Tensions between Russia and Ukraine spread to the Eurovision Song Contest on Wednesday after Kiev banned a Russian contestant from entering the country over a past performance in Moscow-annexed Crimea.

Moscow fury as Kiev bans Russia singer from Eurovision

Kiev - Tensions between Russia and Ukraine spread to the Eurovision Song Contest on Wednesday after Kiev banned a Russian contestant from entering the country over a past performance in Moscow-annexed Crimea.

Moscow fury as Kiev bans Russia singer from Eurovision

Kiev - Tensions between Russia and Ukraine spread to the Eurovision Song Contest on Wednesday after Kiev banned a Russian contestant from entering the country over a past performance in Moscow-annexed Crimea.

Chuck Berry's biggest hits

New York - The following is a list of some of the greatest hits of rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry, who died at the age of 90.

Stars pay tribute to 'pioneer' rocker Chuck Berry

New York - The death of legendary rocker Chuck Berry, aged 90, drew emotional tributes from fellow musicians and other celebrities who praised him as a rock 'n' roll trailblazer.

Rock 'n' roll father Chuck Berry dead at 90

New York - Chuck Berry, one of the creators of rock 'n' roll who helped shape modern youth culture with his dance-ready rhythms but who struggled to overcome institutional racism, died Saturday. He was 90.Police in the St.

Rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry has died

Rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry has died at the age of 90. Berry was a pioneer of early rock and roll and one of the founding fathers of modern pop and rock music.

Pussy Riot declare new revolution from the stage

New York - Still relishing provocation three years after their release from a Russian prison, the punk rockers Pussy Riot are reviving their challenge to President Vladimir Putin in an action-packed autobiographical theatrical piece.

Cutting edge: K-pop band praise plastic surgery beauty

Seoul - Rounder eyes, narrower faces, bigger breasts: a South Korean girlband is celebrating the country's obsession with surgically-enhanced beauty by going under the knife to praise the virtues of "Becoming Pretty".

Cutting edge: K-pop band praise plastic surgery beauty

Seoul - Rounder eyes, narrower faces, bigger breasts: a South Korean girlband is celebrating the country's obsession with surgically-enhanced beauty by going under the knife to praise the virtues of "Becoming Pretty".

From Syria to Paris, music provides haven for 'Refugees of Rap'

Paris - Staccato lyrics may be no match for Bashar al-Assad's military firepower, but two brothers, who fled to Paris from Syria and perform as "Refugees of Rap", find sniping with words a liberating experience.

Listen up: Pandora Premium is here to take on Spotify

Pandora, one of the first online music providers, has announced its own on-demand subscription service to rival Spotify and Apple Music. Using technology it acquired from Rdio, the internet radio provider aims to "change the way" you consume music.

Two killed at outdoor rock concert in Argentina

Buenos Aires - Two people were killed and many more injured when a crush of patrons thronged a rock concert in Argentina early Sunday, officials said.

Technologists create ‘singing posters’ and musical clothes

Technologists have developed a new technique that allows 'singing' posters and 'smart' clothing to beam audio data directly to a car's radio or to a smartphone. This happens via FM radio signals.

Chilean singer Angel Parra dies in Paris aged 73

Paris - Noted Chilean singer and guitarist Angel Parra died in Paris on Saturday aged 73 after a three-year battle with cancer, the Chilean ambassador said."It's a great loss for Chile and for art," Marcia Covarrubias told AFP.

Pianist Jan Lisiecki releases new Chopin CD, eyes future TSO tour

Pianist Jan Lisiecki continues to show off his expansive talents with the release of a new CD of Chopin pieces for piano and orchestra.

For US composer, understanding Trump through optics

New York - To Mohammed Fairouz, a leading US composer whose work seeks the universal in the present day, policy experts have it wrong when it comes to President Donald Trump.

French rocker Hallyday says has cancer, not life threatening

Paris - Veteran French rocker Johnny Hallyday announced Wednesday that he is being treated for cancer, but added in a Twitter message that his life was not in danger.

George Michael died of natural causes: British coroner

London - British pop icon George Michael who was found dead at his home on Christmas Day, died of natural causes, a coroner announced on Tuesday.

George Michael died of natural causes: British coroner

London - British pop icon George Michael who was found dead at his home on Christmas Day, died of natural causes, a coroner announced on Tuesday.

George Michael died of natural causes: British coroner

London - British pop icon George Michael who was found dead at his home on Christmas Day, died of natural causes, a coroner announced on Tuesday.

Atop Palmyra's damaged theatre, Syrian musicians sing of return

Palmyra - Atop the ruins of Syria's famed Palmyra theatre, recently recaptured from the Islamic State group, teenage musician Angel Dayoub sings an old Arabic favourite: "We're coming back, oh love, we're coming back.

Atop Palmyra's damaged theatre, Syrian musicians sing of return

Palmyra - Atop the ruins of Syria's famed Palmyra theatre, recently recaptured from the Islamic State group, teenage musician Angel Dayoub sings an old Arabic favourite: "We're coming back, oh love, we're coming back.

Atop Palmyra's damaged theatre, Syrian musicians sing of return

Palmyra - Atop the ruins of Syria's famed Palmyra theatre, recently recaptured from the Islamic State group, teenage musician Angel Dayoub sings an old Arabic favourite: "We're coming back, oh love, we're coming back.

Tunisia convicts Ben Ali in 'Mariah Carey case'

Tunis - Former Tunisian president Zine el Abidine Ben Ali has been sentenced in absentia to six years in prison for corruption in connection with concerts given by US pop diva Mariah Carey, the prosecutors' office told AFP late Friday.

Russia's Red Army Choir sings for first time after crash

Moscow - Russia's legendary Alexandrov Ensemble, known as the Red Army Choir, gave its first performance Thursday following the December plane crash that killed most of its singers.

Roger Waters urges Trump resistance ahead of major show

London - Pink Floyd's Roger Waters on Thursday said the band's seminal album "The Wall" had taken on new significance with the rise of Donald Trump, accusing the US president of "creating as much enmity as possible".
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