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Gospel star Edwin Hawkins dies, aged 741h 36m Gospel star Edwin Hawkins dies, aged 74
The American Grammy-winning singer was best-known for the 1969 hit Oh Happy Day.
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Rishikesh Journal: Rebuilding on the Beatles, an Ashram in India Hopes for Revival3h Updated Rishikesh Journal: Rebuilding on the Beatles, an Ashram in India Hopes for Revival
In Rishikesh, which hit the world’s eye when the Fab Four went there to study with the Maharishi in 1968, renovations and remembrances are underway.
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Dolores O’Riordan, Lead Singer of the Cranberries, Dies at 463h Updated Dolores O’Riordan, Lead Singer of the Cranberries, Dies at 46
Ms. O’Riordan’s voice, high and breathy but more determined than fragile, lent an unmistakable sound to songs like the hits “Linger” and “Zombie.”
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Review: Hipsters Double-Check Their Privilege in ‘Cute Activist’7h Updated Review: Hipsters Double-Check Their Privilege in ‘Cute Activist’
A new comedy at the Bushwick Starr satirizes 20-somethings, gentrifiers, landlords and activists. In other words, Bushwick.
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Books of The Times: Catching Up With Denis Johnson’s Star-Crossed Drifters8h Updated Books of The Times: Catching Up With Denis Johnson’s Star-Crossed Drifters
“The Largesse of the Sea Maiden,” a posthumous story collection, is a sequel of sorts to Johnson’s influential and beloved “Jesus’ Son.”
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Critic’s Notebook: Can Art Change the World? With Song, Dance and Cowboy Clichés Two Shows Offer Different Answers9h Critic’s Notebook: Can Art Change the World? With Song, Dance and Cowboy Clichés Two Shows Offer Different Answers
“Parable of the Sower” is an earnest call to action, while the irreverent “Pursuit of Happiness” finds a Slovenian dance troupe in unfamiliar territory.
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9h Dolores O’Riordan Dies at 46
Ms. O’Riordan, the lead singer of the Irish rock band the Cranberries, famous for its Celtic-influenced vocals and songs such as “Zombie” and “Linger,” has died.
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Bond actress Rachel Grant accuses Steven Seagal of sexual assault9h Bond actress Rachel Grant accuses Steven Seagal of sexual assault
Rachel Grant claims she was assaulted by the actor in 2002, but Steven Seagal denies the allegation.
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Review: A Jazzfest Marathon Where Voices Lead the Way to Resistance and Renewal9h Review: A Jazzfest Marathon Where Voices Lead the Way to Resistance and Renewal
Vocalists delivered welcome surprises during the 100-plus-set NYC Winter Jazzfest Marathon, from Claudia Acuña to Sara Serpa to Jazzmeia Horn.
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‘The Greatest Showman’ Soundtrack Repeats at No. 110h Updated ‘The Greatest Showman’ Soundtrack Repeats at No. 1
The album got a boost from the Golden Globes, where the film won an award for best original song. Ed Sheeran’s “÷” holds at No. 2.
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Sound Of 2018 stars to play exclusive gig10h Sound Of 2018 stars to play exclusive gig
Sigrid, Pale Waves and Sound of 2015 winners Years & Years will play an intimate show at the BBC.
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US actor Steven Seagal denies new sexual assault allegation11h US actor Steven Seagal denies new sexual assault allegation
British actor Rachel Grant says he pulled down her top and exposed himself at an audition The actor and producer Steven Seagal has denied the latest in a series of sexual assault allegations made against him. Rachel Grant, best known for starring as a Bond girl in Die Another Day, claims the Hollywood star pulled down her top and then exposed himself to her during an audition in Bulgaria, a claim his lawyers say he “unequivocally denies”.
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Review: Globalfest’s World Music for a Connected World11h Review: Globalfest’s World Music for a Connected World
The 15th edition of the event featured 12 groups, from the Guadeloupean blues of Delgres to the diverse grooves of the Congolese group Jupiter & Okwess.
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Review: ‘Undesirable Elements,’ Documentary Theater for Uncivil Times11h Review: ‘Undesirable Elements,’ Documentary Theater for Uncivil Times
In this gentle, humane show by Ping Chong + Company, young New Yorkers share their real-life victories and fears.
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Review: Without Singing, the Moth Hits the High Notes in ‘The Echo Drift’11h Updated Review: Without Singing, the Moth Hits the High Notes in ‘The Echo Drift’
Stark, intricate and often exciting, the two-character chamber opera finds a prisoner tormented by the insect in her cell.
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Critic’s Notebook: What a Hologram of Maria Callas Can Teach Us About Opera11h Critic’s Notebook: What a Hologram of Maria Callas Can Teach Us About Opera
A preview of “Callas in Concert,” touring this spring, made our critic wonder about the art form’s obsession with the past.
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Critic’s Notebook: A Pan-American Dance Sampler at the Joyce12h Critic’s Notebook: A Pan-American Dance Sampler at the Joyce
The American Dance Platform showcases multiple American companies and idioms including hula, Irish footwork, tap, Lindy, modern and ballet.
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Study Finds Increasing Diversity on Broadway12h Study Finds Increasing Diversity on Broadway
The Asian American Performers Action Coalition found that in the 2015-16 season, 35 percent of all roles went to minority actors — up from 30 percent the year before.
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Margaret Atwood faces feminist backlash on social media over #MeToo12h Margaret Atwood faces feminist backlash on social media over #MeToo
The Canadian author’s defence of due process for those accused of sexual misconduct sparked online ire Canadian author Margaret Atwood is facing a social media backlash after voicing concerns about the #MeToo movement and calling for due process in the case of a former university professor accused of sexual misconduct.
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Dolores O’Riordan, Lead Singer of the Cranberries, Dies12h Dolores O’Riordan, Lead Singer of the Cranberries, Dies
The singer was 46. There was no immediate information about the cause of death.
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Steven Seagal denies Bond girl assault13h Steven Seagal denies Bond girl assault
Rachel Grant claims the assault happened in Bulgaria in 2002, but Mr Seagal's lawyers deny the allegation.
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Still Friends? The trouble with old sitcoms14h Still Friends? The trouble with old sitcoms
As 90s sitcom Friends faces a backlash for alleged homophobia and sexism, we ask, was it ever thus?
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Critic’s Notebook: Half-Measures Won’t Erase the Painful Past of Our Monuments14h Updated Critic’s Notebook: Half-Measures Won’t Erase the Painful Past of Our Monuments
The city says leave three of four existing monuments. Our critic says that may not heal old wounds.
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Arthouse films battle squeeze from Netflix and blockbusters15h Arthouse films battle squeeze from Netflix and blockbusters
Independent movies such as Darkest Hour succeeding despite big studios’ dominance As the latest clutch of arthouse films – including Darkest Hour and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – are feted during this year’s awards season, the mid-budget film sector is grappling with Hollywood’s blockbuster addiction and the new challenges presented by Netflix and Amazon. The big US studios have become increasingly dependent on
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Review: ‘Black Lightning’ Is Pulp With a Purpose16h Updated Review: ‘Black Lightning’ Is Pulp With a Purpose
CW’s latest serial has a race-forward sensibility and a reluctant superhero who grapples with heroism’s limits.
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Mid-budget films battle squeeze from Netflix and blockbusters16h Mid-budget films battle squeeze from Netflix and blockbusters
Independent movies such as Darkest Hour succeeding despite big studios’ dominance As the latest clutch of arthouse films – including Darkest Hour and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – are feted during this year’s awards season, the mid-budget film sector is grappling with Hollywood’s blockbuster addiction and the new challenges presented by Netflix and Amazon. The big US studios have become increasingly dependent on
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Female trouble: how can the Oscars fix the scandal of all-male director lists?17h Female trouble: how can the Oscars fix the scandal of all-male director lists?
As talented directors such as Greta Gerwig and Dee Rees continue to miss out, overcoming the gender bias behind the camera must become a film-industry priority Oprah may have raised the roof with a long and rousing speech at this year’s Golden Globes, but presenter Natalie Portman cut to the chase with just six words: “Here are the all-male nominees.” Presenting the award for best director, the actor raised an uncomfortable laugh, and an important point. Very few women are ever nominated for this category in major film awards ceremonies; fewer still win. But why is that? An argument made by many on social media was that there simply aren’t enough female directors to choose from. That’s part of the problem: studios are still hugely reluctant to hire a woman to helm a major movie with the kind of marketing and campaign budget that gets the attention of ceremonies such as the Globes and the Baftas, who also failed to nominate a single woman in its director category this year. Women accounted for just 11% of directors of the 250 top-grossing films of 2017, according to the latest report by San Diego State University’s Centre for the Study of Women in Television and Film. Those figures have barely improved since 1998.
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Kew Gardens’ Temperate House to reopen after £41m restoration17h Kew Gardens’ Temperate House to reopen after £41m restoration
Rare plants among hundreds of specimens being planted in new beds at world’s largest surviving Victorian glasshouse The scrawny trunk and dull leathery spiky leaves of one of the rarest plants in the world will soon be admired in a new light at Kew Gardens, as
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Ant McPartlin confirms divorce from wife Lisa Armstrong18h Updated Ant McPartlin confirms divorce from wife Lisa Armstrong
The TV presenter and Strictly Come Dancing make-up artist announced they are ending their 11 year marriage.
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Eliza Dushku claims True Lies crew member sexually assaulted her aged 1218h Eliza Dushku claims True Lies crew member sexually assaulted her aged 12
Stunt coordinator Joel Kramer denies allegations that he molested actor during production of the 1994 film Eliza Dushku says she was sexually molested at age 12 by a stunt coordinator during production of the 1994 film True Lies. In a post on her Facebook account on 13 January, the actor also alleged that Joel Kramer, then 36, caused her to be injured on the set as payback for disclosing the alleged misconduct to a friend. Kramer denied the accusations in trade publication interviews.
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French comedian Yassine Belattar: ‘It’s the death threats I find hard’18h French comedian Yassine Belattar: ‘It’s the death threats I find hard’
As a Muslim who jokes about jihad and Islamophobia, President Macron’s favourite comedian knew he would upset some of his fellow Frenchmen. What he didn’t expect was a furious attack from the leftStanding in the foyer of the theatre he owns, Paris’s king of comedy looks unusually glum. “I nearly quit last week, I really did,” Yassine Belattar shrugs, making himself a coffee at the front-of-house bar. “It’s the social-media abuse and death threats that I find hard to take.”
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Virgin Trains to resume Daily Mail sales18h Virgin Trains to resume Daily Mail sales
Company boss Richard Branson says he was unaware of the decision to stop stocking the newspaper.
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North Korean pop group could perform at Winter Olympics19h North Korean pop group could perform at Winter Olympics
Moranbong Band may join North’s athletes in Pyeongchang but they would not be allowed to play propaganda songs North Korea’s best-known pop group could join the country’s
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Catherine Deneuve Apologizes to Victims after Denouncing #MeToo19h Updated Catherine Deneuve Apologizes to Victims after Denouncing #MeToo
“I fraternally salute all women victims of odious acts,” the French actress said, while adding that she stood by her previous statement.
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George Alagiah to be treated for bowel cancer for the second time20h George Alagiah to be treated for bowel cancer for the second time
The BBC News presenter will receive treatment for bowel cancer for the second time.
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Inside Manchester town hall – in pictures20h Inside Manchester town hall – in pictures
Manchester’s neo-gothic town hall closed on Monday for a £330m repair and refurbishment programme lasting six years. The Alfred Waterhouse-designed building has stood in the city’s Albert Square since 1877
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Coco: the Pixar film that defies Donald Trump’s anti-Mexican rhetoric21h Coco: the Pixar film that defies Donald Trump’s anti-Mexican rhetoric
This latest animation finally ends cinema’s run of lazy south-of-the-border stereotypes
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Catherine Deneuve apologises to sex assault victims21h Updated Catherine Deneuve apologises to sex assault victims
The French actress said she was sorry if she had offended victims of what she called "hideous acts".
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500 Words: Chris Evans launches Radio 2 short story competition22h 500 Words: Chris Evans launches Radio 2 short story competition
The DJ urges children aged five to 13 to "fire up their creative engines" for the competition.
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OUT: LGBTQ Poland by Maciek Nabrdalik review – Poles apart23h OUT: LGBTQ Poland by Maciek Nabrdalik review – Poles apart
A book of portraits and testimonies from Poland’s LGBTQ community speaks volumes about entrenched rightwing zealotry and intoleranceIn 2015, the newly elected president of Poland, Andrzej Duda, immediately announced that he was against marriage equality and, when asked if he would employ gay people in his office, replied: “I can’t imagine half-naked people parading around the chancellery.” His father, Professor Jan Tadeusz Duda, has said he views homosexuality as an acquired affliction that the state should do all it can to prevent. In his illuminating introduction to
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The Coronation review – Queen shines in a surprisingly fun royal coup23h The Coronation review – Queen shines in a surprisingly fun royal coup
After decades of negotiations, the BBC put its access to good use. ‘Coronation expert’ Alastair Bruce guides the action, but it’s the smiling sovereign who stars In 1930, MGM could revel in its success. Anna Christie was released to the accompaniment of the blazing promise “
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A Long Way from Home review – Peter Carey’s best novel in decades24h A Long Way from Home review – Peter Carey’s best novel in decades
The acclaimed writer’s 14th novel is a nuanced story of racial identity set in postwar AustraliaWriters are by nature chameleons, with each new character a new disguise to take on, a fresh skin to inhabit. It shouldn’t surprise, then, that racial passing has such a rich literary history. Nella Larsen’s 1929 novel,
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Aziz Ansari responds to sexual assault allegation24h Aziz Ansari responds to sexual assault allegation
Master of None actor says he believed sexual activity was ‘completely consensual’ The US comedian Aziz Ansari has responded to accusations he took advantage of a woman he dated one night in 2017, saying the sex the pair had was “by all indications completely consensual” but that he “took her words to heart”. The 23-year-old, known only by the pseudonym Grace, told the
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Gary Oldman and the decline of the working-class British actor25h Gary Oldman and the decline of the working-class British actor
Oldman, who is tipped for Oscar glory for playing Churchill in Darkest Hour, is an exceptional product of a golden era of social mobility, and may be the last of his kind There is no blue plaque on Hatcham Park Road, London SE14. The fact that Gary Oldman grew up on this tight run of what were once two-up-two-downs behind New Cross Gate station is officially unrecognised. The closest thing to a tribute around his former patch of south-east London is the continued presence of the Five Bells at the top of the road, the pub where his alcoholic father used to drink. Maybe an Oscar will change that. Thirty-five years into his strange, lurching career, Oldman is now the star of Darkest Hour, in which he plays Winston Churchill, facing down Hitler and appeasers alike in the grim pinch of 1940. Under much latex, it is at once a performance of breathtaking subtlety and huge, juicy GIFs in waiting. In other words, it is very Gary Oldman. And it has made him favourite at miserly odds to win an Oscar for best actor.
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From Roseanne to Partridge: what happens when TV characters get political?25h From Roseanne to Partridge: what happens when TV characters get political?
Loadsamoney was co-opted by Thatcher, Roseanne is a Trump fan and Partridge could be the new face of Brexit. But do fictional allegiances make any difference? “Half the people voted for Trump,” said Roseanne Barr last week at the press launch for the 2018 revival of Roseanne, her
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The South Bank Show 40th Anniversary review: a punchy celebration of the agenda-setting arts show25h The South Bank Show 40th Anniversary review: a punchy celebration of the agenda-setting arts show
The groundbreaking programme is 40. And Melvyn Bragg, understandably, isn’t going to pass up the chance to blow his own trumpet about it In 1978, a TV critic called Richard Last wrote: “Melvyn Bragg believes that the songs of Paul McCartney will still be around and highly regarded in 100 years’ time. It would be tempting to offer money on the proposition, but pointless; I shan’t be around to collect.” Last was reviewing a new arts programme on LWT called The South Bank Show that featured a certain former Beatle. I don’t know if Richard is around now, but if he is he’s keeping his head down. A TV critic who is still around is
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What’s on TV Monday: ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ and ‘Detectorists’25h What’s on TV Monday: ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ and ‘Detectorists’
“I Am Not Your Negro” runs on PBS. And the third season of “Detectorists” streams on Acorn.tv.
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