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    BTS cancel concerts as South Korea virus cases rise

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 11:30pm on February 28, 2020

    K-pop megastars BTS cancelled Friday four Seoul concerts due in April as South Korea’s novel coronavirus cases jumped by nearly 600 -- a larger rise...

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    Streaming continues to boost US music industry growth

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 10:46pm on February 26, 2020

    The US music industry posted its fourth straight year of double-digit growth in 2019 to generate $11.1 billion in revenue, an industry tracker said Tuesday,...

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    Vina del Mar music festival goes ahead despite tensions

    Agence France-Presse . Viña del Mar | Updated at 11:43pm on February 24, 2020

    Protest-hit Chile takes a tentative step back to normality on Sunday when Latin America’s biggest music festival gets underway at Vina del Mar amid heightened...

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    UK pianist bids to change image of classical music

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:41pm on February 24, 2020

    British composer and pianist Alexis Ffrench, a rising black star in the overwhelmingly white world of classical music, is on a mission ‘to change the...

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    Fakir Alamgir turns 70

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 11:38pm on February 24, 2020

    The 70th birthday of Ekushey Padak winning people’s song singer Fakir Alamgir was celebrated at a programme held at the main auditorium of Bangladesh National...

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    Eilish breaks record with James Bond theme

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:17pm on February 22, 2020

    Teenage pop star Billie Eilish scored another record on Friday as her new single enjoyed the biggest opening week of all time for a James...

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    Kehlani drops post-Valentine’s Day break-up track

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 11:27pm on February 19, 2020

    All’s fair in love and streaming: R&B singer Kehlani lit up social media over the weekend with a livid track detailing an apparent break-up with...

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    Bijoy Sarkar’s 117th birth anniversary today

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on February 20, 2020

    Today is the 117th birth anniversary of Ekushey Padak winning poet and composer Bijoy Sarkar. He was born at Dumdi village under Narail sadar upazila...

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    UK music producer Andy Weatherall dead at 56

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 10:37pm on February 18, 2020

    Andy Weatherall, the DJ who produced Primal Scream’s ‘Screamadelica’ and a pioneer of the acid house movement, died Monday at age 56 after suffering a...

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    Pneumonia forces Elton John to cut short Auckland gig

    Agence France-Presse . Wellington | Updated at 01:03am on February 18, 2020

    Elton John has tearfully apologised to fans after cutting short a concert in New Zealand due to illness, with the British superstar saying he was...

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