Poet Amanda Gorman, K-pop’s Blackpink push global goals at U.N.

Poet Amanda Gorman, K-pop’s Blackpink push global goals at U.N.

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UNITED NATIONS, Sept 19 (Reuters) – South Korean pop band Blackpink and American poet Amanda Gorman took to the United Nations stage on Monday to urge action on climate change and other global goals that include achieving gender equality and ending hunger and poverty. Gorman read … Read more

Kyiv ravers escape horrors of war through music

Kyiv ravers escape horrors of war through music

KYIV, Aug 30 (Reuters) – Parties rarely start with a DJ arriving in his military uniform, but this is the reality for Ukraine’s electronic music scene as it forges on through the war. Before the Russian invasion began on Feb. 24, Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, was fast becoming a top European nightlife destination. Now, its young … Read more

One killed, dozens injured as high winds cause stage collapse at Spain festival

One killed, dozens injured as high winds cause stage collapse at Spain festival

CULLERA, Spain, Aug 13 (Reuters) – One person was killed and dozens were injured when high winds caused part of the main stage to collapse at a dance music festival near the Spanish city of Valencia early on Saturday, emergency services said. Other infrastructure was also damaged when gusts battered the Medusa Festival, a huge … Read more

Giant video screen falls during Hong Kong pop concert, dancers hurt

Giant video screen falls during Hong Kong pop concert, dancers hurt

HONG KONG, July 29 (Reuters) – A big video panel fell onto a stage during a concert by Hong Kong boyband Mirror on Thursday, injuring at least two dancers, one of them seriously, and prompting authorities to ban the group from performing pending an investigation. Video clips of the screen falling were circulating on social … Read more

Queen Elizabeth’s Jubilee celebrations end with pageant through London

Queen Elizabeth’s Jubilee celebrations end with pageant through London

LONDON, June 5 (Reuters) – Britain’s four days of Platinum Jubilee celebrations to mark Queen Elizabeth’s 70 years on the throne conclude on Sunday with a pageant through central London, and with tens of thousands of people expected to take part in nationwide street parties. Singer Ed Sheeran and more than 100 “national treasures” ranging … Read more

Johnny Depp, awaiting verdict, appears at London’s Royal Albert Hall

Johnny Depp, awaiting verdict, appears at London’s Royal Albert Hall

LONDON, May 30 (Reuters) – Hollywood star Johnny Depp, awaiting a ruling in a U.S. defamation case involving his ex-wife and actor Amber Heard, made an unscheduled appearance at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Monday during a rock concert, his second in as many nights. Depp appeared with English guitarist Jeff Beck to perform a … Read more

Italy prevents pro-Russian hacker attacks during Eurovision contest

Italy prevents pro-Russian hacker attacks during Eurovision contest

Spectators watch the final of the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest in Turin, Italy, May 14, 2022. REUTERS/Yara Nardi Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MILAN, May 15 (Reuters) – Italian police thwarted hacker attacks by pro-Russian groups during the May 10 semi-final and Saturday final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Turin, … Read more

A Minute with: K-pop band ATEEZ on songs, influences and touring

A Minute with: K-pop band ATEEZ on songs, influences and touring

LONDON, April 29 (Reuters) – K-pop band ATEEZ will play London’s Wembley arena on Saturday as part of their world tour, which was delayed from 2020 by the COVID-19 pandemic. Known for songs like “Say My Name” and “Turbulence”, the eight-member boy band has garnered a legion of fans around the world since their 2018 … Read more

The U.S. Supreme Court is taking up the fight over copyright on Warhol’s Prince paintings

The U.S. Supreme Court is taking up the fight over copyright on Warhol’s Prince paintings

WASHINGTON, March 28 (Reuters) – In a case that could help clarify when and how artists can make use of others’ works, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to settle a copyright dispute between a photographer and Andy Warhol’s property over Warhol’s 1984 paintings by rock star Prince. The judges took the Andy Warhol … Read more