The Sun Daily
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Ugadi, the Telegu New Year, is celebrated by the 400,000-strong Malaysian Telegu community each year. It fell on March 29 this year. Ahmad Zahid, who is also Home Minister, said the Telugu community's gathering today proved that the people valued the ethnic and religious differences. "This is a manifestation that all of us should be given the opportunity to celebrate our cultures. Even the mother tongues is taught in primary schools. "The national education policy provides for mother tongues to be practiced and encouraged for purposes of learning. This is not to differentiate communities but to appreciate every ethnic group in the country," he said. The carnival featured cultural performances, songs and music , sale of food and drinks and other items. — Bernama
Lancashire Telegraph
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Nottingham Evening Post
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Hundreds queued outside Nottingham record stores from midnight to be first in line for Record Store Day deals.Hockley shops Rough Trade and Forever Records had several hundred vinyl junkies waiting outside their doors on Saturday morning to pick up limited edition LPs on sale for the event organised to promote the work of independent music retailers up and down the country.Forever Records, in Cobden Chambers off Pelham Street, had around 45 people outside with first in line there arriving just...
SABC Digital News
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A Trio from Durban has decided to do things a little different. They have fused the sound of Sophia town into something more youthful and fun. Siboniso Mbhele, Mxolisi Madondo and Malusi Gumede are members of a band called Soulphiatown . Their single 'get down' is receiving airplay on radio stations across the country. This morning we chat to the Afro funk trio on their music and more. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
Associated Press
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Variety
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Brad Paisley Love and War (Arista Nashville) There’s never been a country performer quite as in love with the idea of high-concept as Brad Paisley, a guy who’s never co-written a song with a modest social message, comedic premise, sob story, or romantic hook when a bigger, more vivid one would do. He doesnt always... Read more »
ABC News - Entertainment
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In an interview with ABC News, the country music star said his son William, known as "Huck," hit it off with rock legend Mick Jagger.
Breitbart News
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I think hes right. Williams followed up by asking Will where that current movement at this time, to which Will said it would be back, but added many in the Reagan-Goldwater tradition overestimated the number of those that identify with that brand. There is an old country music song Mothers Not Dead, Shes Only Sleeping,' Will added. I think this is a long tradition. It goes
Plymouth Herald
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A picturesque harbour in Cornwall will be filled with stalls, flags, cocktails and music this weekend - for an event featuring some of the country's best-loved chefs.Porthleven Food Music Festival, now in its ninth year, is a well-established event on the festival calendar. It brings around 30,000 people together, in and around the stunning harbour port of Porthleven, with national and international chef's theatre, food stalls, street food, music day-and-night and entertainment for...
Plymouth Herald
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A picturesque harbour in Cornwall will be filled with stalls, flags, cocktails and music this weekend - for an event featuring some of the country's best-loved chefs.Porthleven Food Music Festival, now in its ninth year, is a well-established event on the festival calendar. It brings around 30,000 people together, in and around the stunning harbour port of Porthleven, with national and international chef's theatre, food stalls, street food, music day-and-night and entertainment for...
Voice Of America
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Arenas made of wood and palm fronds operate like fairgrounds. Ranchera music blasts from loudspeakers, roasted pork and rum are sold and tables are set up with dice and card games. "You'll see how fun this is," says Yaidelin Rodriguez, 32, a regular with her husband, writing in a notebook bets she has placed on her cock. Gambling is outlawed in Cuba but wads of cash exchange hands at most arenas. Enthusiasts wear baseball caps that read "Cocks win me money, women take it away." In the Ciego de Avila official arena, foreigners pay up to $60 for a front row seat. At concealed arenas, mainly a local affair, seats are $2 to $8, a princely sum in a country where the average monthly state salary is $25. "We can earn about $600 a day from entrance fees and the sale of seats," says Reinol, who declined to give his full name. He splits that sum with his business partner and still earns more from it than from his regular job as a butcher.
Voice Of America
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After fighting between armed Christian and Muslim groups displaced hundreds of thousands of people in the Central African Republic in 2013 and 2014, five Christian and Muslim youths returned to their homeland late last year and brought back with them something new to the countrycapoeira, a Brazilian martial art combining dance, music and acrobatics. “We, the youth, studied capoeira a lot in the camp since we didnt have school or anything like that,” explained Vicky Nelson Wackoro, who sought refuge in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for three years. “And the capoeira for the people, it was the only means of entertainment.” Wackoro had only previously seen capoeira in movies. “I didnt really know what capoeira was,” he said. “It was my first time of practicing it in my life.” Capoeira was developed centuries ago by African slaves in Brazil.
ABC News - Entertainment
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The two country music stars were announced as this year's hosts on "GMA."
Know Your Mobile
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I listen to a selection of styles of music from metal to folk. The Brainwavz S0’s handled pretty much everything with ease, delivering crisp, detailed sound. The only area I would say things arent 100% is in the mid-bass section – it’s a bit too heavy handed at times. Still, for under £30/$50 the performance exhibited by these in-ear headphones is incredible . They’re as good as some £100/$150 in-ear headphones I’ve tested in the past – and that is quite a feat to pull off. To make matters even better, Brainwavz include an extensive array of accessories with the S0 headphones. The complete package makes for one hell of a package and excellent value for money. If you’re in the market for a decent pair of headphones, but dont want to spend more than £30/$50, do yourself a favour and check these one’s out. You will not be disappointed. If you're serious about getting a pair of these bad boys, eBay has the best prices for these headphones by a country mile!
Politico
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On Tuesday night, the Trump administration told Congress that Iran was in compliance with the Iran nuclear deal, which Trump fiercely criticized during his campaign, and it extended sanctions relief to the country. But Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the U.S. would review the agreement. “To me that has been music to my ears,” Graham said. “Iran is running through the Mideast. They are toppling every government they can get their hands on. North Korea, if I were Kim Jong Un, whatever his name is, I would listen to Mike Pence. The fact that the vice president of the United States went to the DMZ, looked across the way and said we're watching you, Donald Trump is not going to let this nut job in North Korea get a missile to hit America. And if I were North Korea and China, I would start thinking anew about the president of the United States.” “I am all in. Keep it up, Donald,” Graham added. “I'm sure you're watching.
Voice Of America
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” “This song, I see nothing to be banned,” Phu Quang, a songwriter whose music is closely identified with Hanoi — the city, not the governmenttold VOA. “This is one of the anti-war songs of Trinh Con Son, and it is a good song. For a long time, we've talked about reconciliation, so why is this song seen as a song of the opposition?” The reconciliation Phu Quang mentions refers to rapprochement between the North and South, and the people of Vietnam with those who have left the country. People proved stronger than lawVo Van Kiet, he allowed this song to be popular,” Bui Chi VInh, a Ho Chi Minh City poet, told VOA when the song was banned. “So now, there's a review of the song, which shows the inconsistency of the government and the different factions.” “There is a power stronger than the law — the people,” said Phu Quang at the time of the ban.
Mondoweiss
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Out of 7 hospitals checked, only 2 refused to segregate patients. Such separation is forbidden according to Health Ministry regulations and is against the official policy of the hospitals. Segregation in maternity wards is not new and neither are news reports about it. Haaretz broke a similar story in 2006 and in 2012, a Knesset committee held a special meeting about the issue, to no discernible result. What is new this time is that a member of Knesset decided to speak up in favor of segregation. Bezalel Smotrich, of the right-wing Jewish Home party, tweeted on Tuesday “My wife is not racist, but after labor she wants to rest and not have a hafla (a celebration accompanied by music) like the Arabs do after their births.” Accused of racism, Smotrich refused to back down. “It is not just comfort”, he tweeted, “There’s a war between Jews and Arabs in this country for a 100 years, so it’s natural that my wife will not want to lay next to someone whose baby might want to kill my baby in 20 years.
OK!
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The 911 star is hoping to launch a country music career after first gaining success in the Nineties boyband. Jimmy started his career as a dancer on the dance music show, The Hitman and Her, where he met Simon Spike" Dawbarn. Jim and Simon formed 911 in 1995 with Lee Brennan in and they trio built their fanbase by doing regional performances at schools and pubs before independently releasing their first two singles, A Night to Remember and Love Sensation. 911 were big in the ...
Variety
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MintPress News
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Jackson grew up in the Pacific Northwest, where her parents operate two medical practices, specializing in family and aesthetic medicine. Her father, Dr. Rick Jackson, also ran unsuccessfully for Congress and is a country music singer under the name Ricky Lee Jackson. Jackson's brothers have acting and music careers as well. Jackson and her mother have helped provide business and legal management for her father and brothers, according to a biography on her website from 2016. In 2009, Jackson co-wrote a Christian country song with her father and brother, called Freedom, Family and Faith. The lyrics had an anti-government tinge: Some politician wants our liberty/ They say just trust me, we're all family/ I've got a family and hey, it's not you/ Don't need Big Brother to see us through. While in college, Jackson joined the Stanford Review as a junior, after transferring to the university in 1996 from a community college in Los Angeles.
Mashable
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Where are stars born? Coachella, of course. Lady Gaga headlined the music festival Saturday night and now will be shooting parts of her upcoming movie, A Star is Born , there this week. Director Bradley Cooper (yes, that one) will film on Tuesday and Wednesday, with ticket proceeds going to Gaga's charity, Born This Way . SEE ALSO: Watch Kendrick, Lady Gaga, and more on the Coachella live stream A Star is Born a big-screen story made and remade in 1937, 1954, and 1976 follows a talented ingénue (Gaga) and her foray into big-time show business with all its promise and its peril. Coachella attendees at the concert should wear attire fitting of a country concert, such as denim, cowboy boots, and hats, per a release. Read more... More about Coachella 2017 , Lady Gaga , Bradley Cooper , Movies , and Music
Daily Express - Music
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Mashable
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What, like she wasn't going to give fans some kind of extra treat during her Coachella performance? Lady Gaga debuted a new single, "The Cure," during her Coachella set Saturday night and the tune immediately made a strong contender as a potential Song of Summer. Smart, as Gaga will soon embark on her Joanne World Tour, which will take her to stadiums all summer long. Eschewing the country roots of Joanne , "The Cure" is a return to big, joyful synth-pop. We're here for it. Read more... More about Music , Coachella , Lady Gaga , and Entertainment
SABC Digital News
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He is one of South Africa's most remarkable drumming talents, an award winning percussionist but above all one of the most talented jazz artists in the country. In 2014 he walked away with a South African Music Award for Best Contemporary Jazz for his debut album titled Ascension of the Enlightened. We are referring none other than Tlale Makhene also known as the Groove Master who has just released his second album titled Swazi Gold. The deeply philosophical Makhene joins us to tell us more about Swazi Gold which he will officially at the Soweto Theatre later this month. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news