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Rebellious musical 'Les Miserables' resonates in Venezuela

Rebellious musical 'Les Miserables' resonates in Venezuela

The angry, oppressed citizens are actors and their caps and overcoats evoke 19th-century France rather than modern-day Venezuela.But local people going to the theater to see a new performance of "Les Miserables" in Caracas could be forgiven for thinking this

US rapper draws outrage with daughter 'virginity test'

US rapper draws outrage with daughter 'virginity test'

US rapper T.I. has provoked outrage by revealing that he forces his 18-year-old daughter to undergo an annual "virginity test" at the gynecologist.The Grammy-winning musician told a podcast how he escorts Deyjah Harris to the doctor's office after each birt

Newton-John's 'Grease' outfit sells for more than $400,000

Newton-John's 'Grease' outfit sells for more than $400,000

It was the one they all wanted -- the black leather jacket and high-waisted skin-tight pants worn by Olivia Newton-John in the finale of "Grease" electrified a Beverly Hills auction, selling for $405,700.Now part of Hollywood history, the iconic musical come

Car horns, music as thousands defy curfew in Iraqi capital

Car horns, music as thousands defy curfew in Iraqi capital

Honking cars and blaring music filled the streets of the Iraqi capital early Tuesday, as thousands including students kept up anti-government protests despite a curfew declared by the army.Swathes of Iraq have been engulfed by two waves of demonstrations this

Uighur musician listed for China show year after disappearance

Uighur musician listed for China show year after disappearance

A prominent Uighur musician who was rumoured to have disappeared into a re-education camp in China's northwest Xinjiang will perform in Shanghai next month, the event organiser said Monday.Singer-songwriter Sanubar Tursun will perform at an award ceremony org

Sparse trailer for Kanye West Imax film released

Sparse trailer for Kanye West Imax film released

A brief trailer for rapper Kanye West's Imax film "Jesus is King" came out Thursday, as tickets went on sale for limited screenings starting next week.The much touted movie will feature "songs arranged by West in the gospel tradition along with new music f