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BMG and KKR team up to purchase music rights

New York - German music management group BGM announced a partnership with US investment company KKR Wednesday in a move to acquire streaming rights -- a new potentially lucrative frontier for investors.

Reality TV pioneer 'The Real World' reunites original cast

New York - Widely considered the first major reality television program, MTV's "The Real World" is set to return nearly 30 years after its debut -- with seven members of the original cast appearing in the same New York loft where they first gathered in 1992.

Lady Gaga's dogs stolen in Hollywood shooting: US media

Los Angeles - Two French bulldogs belonging to US pop singer Lady Gaga were stolen in Los Angeles after the employee walking them was shot and wounded, US media reported Thursday.

Supporters angry as France jails suspected organiser of New Year rave

Rennes - French authorities charged and jailed a suspected organiser of an illegal New Year rave that saw 2,400 people defy virus rules, in a ruling slammed on Wednesday by his supporters as an injustice.

Mass rave during pandemic leaves questions for French police

Rennes - The sight of French police standing by as 2,500 people broke a national curfew to attend an illegal rave has embarrassed the government and led to questions as to why the partying was allowed to continue for two nights.

Hundreds booked for Covid violations as mass French NYE rave ends

Lieuron - More than 1,200 revellers were booked for breaking coronavirus restrictions as an illegal rave in northwestern France ended on Saturday after more than two days of partying that saw clashes with police.

Hundreds booked for Covid violations as mass French NYE rave ends

Lieuron - More than 1,200 revellers were booked for breaking coronavirus restrictions as an illegal rave in northwestern France ended on Saturday after more than two days of partying that saw clashes with police.

Hundreds booked for Covid violations as mass French NYE rave ends

Lieuron - More than 1,200 revellers were booked for breaking coronavirus restrictions as an illegal rave in northwestern France ended on Saturday after more than two days of partying that saw clashes with police.

Imagine: John Lennon shot on his doorstep 40 years ago

Paris - Late on a mild December evening in 1980, a young man with a revolver shot John Lennon four times in the back as the singer arrived home from a recording studio with his wife, Yoko Ono.

Imagine: John Lennon shot on his doorstep 40 years ago

Paris - Late on a mild December evening in 1980, a young man with a revolver shot John Lennon four times in the back as the singer arrived home from a recording studio with his wife, Yoko Ono.

Imagine: John Lennon shot on his doorstep 40 years ago

Paris - Late on a mild December evening in 1980, a young man with a revolver shot John Lennon four times in the back as the singer arrived home from a recording studio with his wife, Yoko Ono.

French mayor regrets lack of rules respect at Nice DJ set

Nice - The mayor of the French Mediterranean city of Nice on Sunday said he regretted a lack of social distancing at a shoreside DJ set thronged by partying crowds, vowing that in future masks would be obligatory at such outdoor events.

Opera returns to Vienna with hotel 'window concert'

Vienna - Deserted by tourists, a hotel in Vienna gave itself a temporary one-night-only makeover, turning itself into an outdoor concert hall.

American bluesman Lucky Peterson dies

Washington - American blues musician Lucky Peterson died suddenly Sunday at age 55 in Dallas, Texas.A message on his Facebook page, announcing the death "with great sorrow," said Peterson was rushed to a hospital in critical condition after falling ill at his home....

'Bohemian Rhapsody' screenwriter to pen new Whitney Houston biopic

New York - The Oscar-nominated screenwriter behind "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "The Two Popes" has been lined up to write and co-produce a new feature film on the life of Whitney Houston, US media reported Wednesday.

Regrets I've had a few, says 'My Way' songwriter

Paris - He wrote the music for "My Way", one of the world's most popular songs, but Jacques Revaux would like to mention a few of his regrets.For one, "I don't even have a photo with Frank Sinatra," the French songwriter laughed.

Aria that cost Marie-Antoinette her head is sung again at Versailles

Versailles - The last time the strains of the aria "Oh Richard! Oh my king!" echoed around the Opera Royal at Versailles it was for Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette just before they were dragged off to Paris and their doom by their revolting subjects.

Celine Dion returns to Canada to kick off world tour

Quebec City - After living and crooning for years in Las Vegas, French-Canadian superstar Celine Dion has returned home to Quebec to kick off her first world tour in a decade on Wednesday.

Questions mount as body found of Frenchman missing since music festival

Nantes - A body found in the River Loire belongs to a young man who disappeared over a month ago during a police raid on a music festival, French investigators said Tuesday, putting pressure on the authorities to shed light on how he died.

Body of French man missing since police raid found: source

Nantes - French investigators have confirmed the identity of a 24-year-old man whose body was found in a river more than a month after a controversial intervention by riot police at a music festival, a legal source told AFP on Tuesday.

Body found in Loire 'probably' missing French techno fan: source

Nantes - A body found in the River Loire is "very probably" that of a young techno fan who went missing last month at an island rave in western France that ended in a controversial police raid, a source close to the case told AFP Monday.

Fans bid final farewell to Brazil music legend Joao Gilberto

Rio De Janeiro - Hundreds of mourners turned out Monday to bid a final farewell to Brazilian music legend Joao Gilberto at a public vigil in Rio de Janeiro.

Electro star Philippe Zdar dies in fall from Paris window

Paris - Electro star Philippe Zdar, one half of the cult French house duo Cassius, has died after falling from a window in Paris -- two days before his latest album is released, his agent said.

Rihanna hails 'carte blanche' at LVMH with new fashion line

Paris - Rihanna said Thursday she had been given complete freedom to design her first fashion line for French luxury powerhouse LVMH, which is banking on the pop diva to find a new market of millennials beyond the reach of its traditional brands.

Ravers get hypothermia at snow-hit French techno festival

Gu - Around 30 people were treated for hypothermia at an outdoor techno music festival in France after unexpected snowfall left many ravers sheltering under survival blankets distributed by the Red Cross.

French rappers set date for 2m-euro cage fight

Paris - Two feuding French rappers have said they will settle their differences with a two million-euro cage fight in Switzerland in December.

R. Kelly speaks up to deny sex abuse charges

New York - R&B superstar R. Kelly denied allegations he sexually abused women and girls in his first public comments since being indicted last month."I didn't do this stuff.

'I will drink your blood': French rappers take feud to ring

Paris - Two feuding French rappers have sparked hilarity on social media by vowing to settle their differences in the ring.

Bobi Wine performs concert in Uganda as police watch on

Kanpala - Ugandan pop star turned opposition MP Bobi Wine appeared on stage on the outskirts of the capital Kampala on Saturday, in a concert attended by several members of the opposition and watched on by a heavy police presence.

French rappers brawled at Paris airport to avoid losing face online: prosecutor

Cr - Two of France's biggest rap stars were both responsible for a brawl between their entourages that forced a partial shutdown of a Paris airport, each driven both by a fear of losing face, a French court heard on Thursday.
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