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Punk lives again as The Damned reform for 2021 tour

21 Oct 2020

LONDON British punk band The Damned has reformed in its original line-up after more than three decades and the members, all now in their mid-60s, will hit the road for a one-off tour next July.

Pitt's 'Fight Club' jacket, 'Pretty Woman' boots up for sale in memorabilia auction

20 Oct 2020

LONDON Film fans will have the chance to get their hands on the thigh-high patent leather boots worn by Julia Roberts in "Pretty Woman" or Tom Cruise's "Top Gun" bomber jacket when nearly 1,000 items of movie memorabilia go on sale in an auction in December. | Video

Royal Ballet leaps out of lockdown with online extravaganza

09 Oct 2020

LONDON The Royal Ballet, Britain's largest ballet company, leaps back into action on Friday after seven months of COVID-19 gloom with an extravaganza that mixes classics such as Romeo and Juliet and Don Quixote with playful modern dance. | Video

Show must go on as Queen and Adam Lambert release first live album

02 Oct 2020

LONDON Grounded by the coronavirus pandemic, rock band Queen release a live album on Friday to cheer up "stuck at home" fans that showcases highlights of concerts from Rio to Sydney over the past seven years. | Video

Belarusian theatre directors unbowed by coronavirus, political exile

25 Sep 2020

LONDON Theatre director Natalia Kaliada says she was working under lockdown long before the coronavirus pandemic, forced to work at a distance with actors and others in her native Belarus after being driven into political exile in London nearly a decade ago.

Wedding gown of Princess Beatrice goes on show

23 Sep 2020

WINDSOR, England The gown worn by Britain's Princess Beatrice at her scaled down wedding two months ago goes on display to the public on Thursday at Windsor Castle where her "secret" marriage took place.

'Nomadland' wins top prize at masked and distanced Venice film festival

13 Sep 2020

VENICE "Nomadland", a U.S. movie about a community of van dwellers traversing the vast American West, won the Golden Lion award for best film at the Venice film festival on Saturday.

Hong Kong director describes 'fantastic struggle' to make new film

09 Sep 2020

VENICE Director Ann Hui has described her "fantastic struggle" to make her new film "Love After Love" as pro-democracy protests broke out in her home Hong Kong and then the global pandemic all but halted travel.

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