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    ‘Glasgow Elvis’ performs virus lockdown gig

    Agence France-Presse . Glasgow | Updated at 10:42pm on April 03, 2020

    An Elvis impersonator in Scotland gave an impromptu gig to lift lockdown spirits, earning a rapturous reception from his neighbours -- but a visit from...

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    Ellis Marsalis dies aged 85 after virus ‘complications’

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 09:13pm on April 02, 2020

    Jazz great Ellis Marsalis died Wednesday at the age of 85 after contracting the coronavirus, his son Branford said. The acclaimed American pianist and teacher -- who featured...

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    Art plays an important role during crisis: Preema

    Tanzil Rahaman | Updated at 10:32pm on April 03, 2020

    Art can play an important role in making people aware about the coronavirus pandemic, as it worked during the language movement, the liberation war and...

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    JMG Le Clezio quits French books prize

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:44pm on April 03, 2020

    The Nobel prize-winning writer JMG Le Clezio said Thursday that he will resign from the jury of one of France’s top literary prizes because it...

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    Edinburgh arts festival cancelled due to virus: organisers

    Agence France-Presse . Edinburgh | Updated at 09:19pm on April 02, 2020

    Edinburgh’s international festivals were cancelled for the first time in 70 years on Wednesday because of the coronavirus pandemic, organisers said, in the latest blow for Britain’s thriving...

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    Syed Badruddin Hossain Smrity Natyautsab cancelled

    Rakib Hasan | Updated at 08:43pm on April 01, 2020

    Theatre troupe Padatik Natya Sangsad has cancelled the tenth ‘Syed Badruddin Hossain Smrity Natyautsab’ in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. The troupe has been organising the festival annually since...

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    Cultural orgs urge activists to stand by people

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 08:44pm on April 01, 2020

    Leading cultural organisations of the country have urged cultural activists to stand beside the people across the country amid the coronavirus pandemic. Leaders of different cultural organisations in a statement on Monday also called...

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    Pahela Baishakh fund to be spent for destitute: Chhayanaut

    Rakib Hasan | Updated at 09:10pm on April 02, 2020

    The leading cultural organisation of the country Chhayanaut has decided to spend the fund raised for its Pahela Baishakh celebration to help the hapless in the society amid the coronavirus...