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    • The Beatles' legend lives on, 50 years after break-up

      The Beatles' legend lives on, 50 years after break-up

      When The Beatles went their separate ways in the early 1970s, few thought that half a century later the pioneering band would still influence pop music culture. But, with Friday marking 50 years since their unofficial break-up, the so-called "Fab Four" are still popular and present, in spirit if not in the flesh.

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    • Bocelli believes in the force of praying together

      Bocelli believes in the force of praying together

      "I believe in the force of praying together," Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli said on Tuesday. Bocelli will hold an Easter Sunday concert in the Milan Duomo starting at 19:00, Mayor of the Italian city Giuseppe Sala announced earlier. He added that the blind opera star would sing some "sacred music, the Duomo will be empty but in streaming we will regale the whole world with his voice.

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    • Would you social dis-dance with me?

      Would you social dis-dance with me?

      Strobe lights flash across a near-empty dance floor, as a DJ live-streams thumping electronic music from a Singapore nightclub to revellers confined to their homes due to the coronavirus pandemic. The outbreak sweeping the globe has shuttered once lively nightspots from London to New York, but innovative DJs have started putting their performances online so clubbers don't miss out. The trend is another example of how the virus, which has left some 3.6 billion people stuck at home under lockdowns, is upending daily life in ways unthinkable until recently as governments impose social-distancing curbs to stem its spread.

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    • Bob Dylan releases first new song in eight years

      Bob Dylan releases first new song in eight years

      After eight years of silence Bob Dylan released a new song, news wires reported. It is a 17-minute reflection on the 1960s and the assassination of John Kennedy. "They blew out the brains of the king. Thousands were watching at home and saw the whole thing," he sings in the opening of Murder Most Foul.

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    • Musicians streaming concerts online amid global pandemic

      Musicians streaming concerts online amid global pandemic

      As the coronavirus pandemic hits indefinite pause on concerts and touring, many musicians are instead streaming shows for tens of thousands of fans self-quarantining. Artists including Neil Young, Chris Martin of Coldplay and Christine and the Queens are among those who have played online shows for the folks at home, as governments worldwide ban mass gatherings and urge people to hunker down.

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    • Eurovision 2020 song contest cancelled over coronavirus

      Eurovision 2020 song contest cancelled over coronavirus

      The 2020 Eurovision Song Contest scheduled for May in Rotterdam has been cancelled for the first time in the event's 64-year history due to the coronavirus outbreak, organisers said Wednesday. Broadcasters were now in talks with the Dutch port city for it to host the event - a glitzy pageant of songs that has millions of viewers across Europe and further afield - in 2021, they said.

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