Second woman dies following crush at London concert

Second woman dies following crush at London concert

LONDON, Dec 19 (Reuters) – A second woman has died from injuries suffered last week during a crush at a music concert at London’s Brixton Academy, British police said on Monday. Gabrielle Hutchinson, 23, a security guard who was on duty at the event died in hospital in the early hours of Monday, police said. … Read more

Henry VIII military letter, handwritten Mozart music on offer at auction

Henry VIII military letter, handwritten Mozart music on offer at auction

LONDON, Dec 9 (Reuters) – A military letter from King Henry VIII and a sheet of music written in Mozart’s own hand at the age of 17 are among lots being offered at auction house Christie’s “Valuable Books and Manuscripts” sale in London next week. Written in July 1513 – a month before the English … Read more

China sentences Canadian pop star Kris Wu to 13 years for rape

China sentences Canadian pop star Kris Wu to 13 years for rape

BEIJING, Nov 25 (Reuters) – A Beijing court on Friday sentenced Chinese-born Canadian pop star Kris Wu to 13 years in jail after finding him guilty of crimes including rape. The court in Beijing’s Chaoyang District said investigations showed that from November to December 2020, the man also known as Wu Yifan raped three women. … Read more

London’s Battersea Power Station reborn as office and shopping hub

London’s Battersea Power Station reborn as office and shopping hub

LONDON, Oct 4 (Reuters) – London’s Battersea Power Station reopens next week as a glitzy hub of offices, flats, restaurants and shops after decades of failed attempts to reinvigorate one of the capital’s most iconic buildings, often described as the “Everest of real estate”. The 1930s power station once supplied a fifth of London’s electricity, … Read more

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