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Dominican music legend Johnny Ventura dies aged 81

Legendary Dominican singer and songwriter Johnny Ventura, considered one of the greatest exponents of merengue, has died from a heart attack...

Slipknot co-founder Joey Jordison dead at 46 : family

Joey Jordison, the co-founder of Slipknot and one of the most influential metal drummers of his generation, has died at the age of 46, his family...

Festival-goers revel in return of live music at London’s Kaleidoscope

Nearly 10,000 music fans savoured new-found freedoms at London's Kaleidoscope Festival on Saturday.

US rapper Biz Markie dies aged 57

American rapper, DJ and producer Biz Markie, who shot to fame with the 1989 hit "Just a Friend," died on Friday aged 57, his representatives...

Britney Spears wins right to new lawyer in battle to remove dad

An emotional Britney Spears scored a victory in her bid to end her father's control of her affairs Wednesday, as a judge ruled she could appoint...

Pop star Olivia Rodrigo pushes Biden’s youth vaccination drive

Teen pop sensation Olivia Rodrigo said Wednesday she is "in awe" of White House efforts to get Americans vaccinated against Covid-19 and said...

In Denmark, grazing is alive with the sound of music

A concert for cows? Unable to perform during the pandemic, a cellist in Denmark turned to an unusual audience, an experience so rewarding that...

‘Traumatized’ Britney Spears urges judge to end guardianship

US pop singer Britney Spears urged a judge to end a controversial guardianship that has given her father control of her affairs since 2008 during...

‘Godfather’ of Tibetan rap spits karmic rhymes

In his tracksuit, silver chain and sparkling trainers, MC Tenzin would look like any other rapper if not for the backdrop of towering Himalayan...

French police battle party-goers at illegal rave

Five police officers were injured in western France as they broke up a 1,500-strong illegal rave, authorities said Saturday, with one party-goer...

Several hurt as French police break up mass rave

Five police officers were injured overnight in western France as they broke up a 1,500-strong illegal rave, authorities said Saturday, with one...

South Korean MP apologises over BTS tattoo pictures

South Korea's youngest MP apologised Thursday after she provoked fury among BTS fans by using pictures of tattooed singer Jungkook to promote...

Iraq’s last gas bottle delivery crooner dreams of stardom

In the Karrada district of Iraq's capital, residents awake to a gas bottle deliveryman's dulcet tones -- once a country-wide tradition, but now...

Migrants find safe haven with Mexico’s hip-hop pastor

Once, Abraham Barberi was known as the "pastor of rappers," host of Christian hip hop concerts targeting young drug dealers in Mexico in hopes...

Italian Eurovision winner to take drug test

The singer for Italy's Eurovision Song Contest winning rockers Maneskin will take a voluntary drug test after denying speculation that he was...

Italian rockers Maneskin win pandemic-defying Eurovision

Italian rock foursome Maneskin won the Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam on Saturday in a glammed-up message of hope for a world emerging...

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