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Netflix says it does not agree with Chinese author's views on Uighur Muslims

(Reuters) - Netflix Inc , in a response to U.S. senators' concerns over the company's plans to adapt a Chinese science-fiction book trilogy, said on Friday it did not agree with the Chinese author's views on the Chinese government's treatment of Uighur Muslims. Read More

 

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Van Morrison takes fans back to magic time in coronavirus-shrouded London

LONDON (Reuters) - Veteran singer Van Morrison blew away the coronavirus blues in London on Friday night with a performance of stirring and soulful music that transported fans back to happier times - and kept the spirit of live music alive. More »

 

Bill Murray, the Doobie Brothers and those 'ugly' golf shirts

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Musicians have long protested about politicians using their songs during campaign rallies, but actor Bill Murray has now found himself in the crosshairs of a complaint by the Doobie Brothers. More »

 

Beatles memorabilia goes under hammer at online auction

LONDON (Reuters) - Fancy owning a piece of pop history? Sotheby's is hosting an online auction this month of Beatles┬ámemorabilia to mark the 50th anniversary of the British band breaking up. More »

 

South Korean boyband BTS cancels October concert over coronavirus

SEOUL (Reuters) - K-pop boyband BTS cancelled on Friday a concert set for October in the South Korean capital of Seoul as authorities battle a stream of new coronavirus infections, imposing tougher curbs ahead of a surge in travel during a key autumn holiday. More »

 

Spotify, Hollywood producer Chernin to adapt podcast shows for films, TV

(Reuters) - Spotify Technology SA has signed a deal with Hollywood production house Chernin Entertainment to adapt the music streaming firm's podcast shows for films and television and sell them to other outlets, the companies said on Thursday. More »

 

Top Bollywood actors receive summons in Indian drug probe

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Some of Bollywood's biggest actors are being questioned in a widening drug probe by federal agencies that has sent shockwaves through India's beleaguered film industry and dominated prime time news headlines. More »

 

U.S. TV shows try a new election playbook: making voting part of the story

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - From "black-ish" to a "West Wing" reunion, television shows are using the power of entertainment in new ways to encourage more Americans to participate in the Nov. 3 election. More »

 

Rio de Janeiro samba schools delay 2021 Carnival parade over coronavirus

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Samba schools in Rio de Janeiro decided on Thursday to delay Brazil's most famous Carnival parade that would normally have been held in February 2021, as the country grapples with the second-deadliest coronavirus outbreak in the world. More »

 

South African hit 'Jerusalema' inspires people worldwide to shake off COVID-19 blues

JOHANNESBURG/CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - From Sao Paulo to Sweden, thousands of people around the world, including priests, police, ministers and frontline workers, have posted clips of themselves dancing to South African house song "Jerusalema". More »

 

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