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Muppets' Kermit jokes that lockdown kept diva Miss Piggy at bay

30 Jul 2020

LONDON The Muppets have been describing life under lockdown ahead of the start of their new series, and the loveable puppets have been using video conferencing, learning new skills and appreciating some alone time.

A space exploration fan, jazz artist Gregory Porter to sing for NASA launch

29 Jul 2020

Jazz artist Gregory Porter, whose new single "Concorde" is an ode to space exploration, is set to perform on Thursday as part of a ceremony marking the launch of NASA's next generation rover that will search for signs of habitable conditions on Mars. | Video

Universal Declaration of Human Rights inspires musical work, 'Voices'

02 Jul 2020

LONDON - Composer Max Richter's new album "Voices" features narrators reading parts of the 70-year-old Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which he believes can stir hope in a world where we "lurch from crisis to crisis".    | Video

'No Christmas shows' without UK state support, warns ballet boss

24 Jun 2020

LONDON Britain's Christmas ballet season is in jeopardy unless the government steps in to help dance companies ride out the coronavirus crisis, the artistic director of one of the country's top ballet corps said. | Video

Live gigs in Britain are back - but you'll need a car

19 Jun 2020

LONDON There won't be any moshing going on, but entertainment company Live Nation Entertainment are rolling out a series of gigs across the UK where fans can be together to get their fix of live events from the safety of their own designated area.

Global Pride event to unite groups after cancelled parades

17 Jun 2020

LONDON After the cancellation of hundreds of Pride parades due to the COVID-19 pandemic, national Pride networks have set up a new digital Global Pride day on June 27 to unite people all over the world in celebration and support.

The show can't go on - bleak times for London's theatre people

10 Jun 2020

LONDON Rehearsals had been going on for months and opening night was just a week away when the coronavirus outbreak forced the theatre to close.

'Chernobyl' tops TV award list as BAFTA lines up live show

04 Jun 2020

LONDON The British Academy of Film and Television Arts will celebrate the best of television broadcast in the United Kingdom during 2019 in a live show at the end of July - though with stars and studio audience absent.

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