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    From ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ to ‘This Is Us,’ COVID infects TV plots

    Agence France-Presse. New York | Updated at 11:32pm on November 20, 2020

    With COVID upending every aspect of viewers’ lives, some TV shows -- from the obvious medical dramas to sitcoms -- have woven the pandemic into their latest seasons’ storylines, but...

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    Shamim Reza named for Bogura Lekhak Chakra Award

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 11:30pm on November 20, 2020

    Poet Shamim Reza has been named a winner of Bogura Lekhak Chakra Award for his contribution to Bengali poetry. The award will be handed over on November 27 at the 12th poets’ conference of...

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    19th DIFF to feature films on global leaders

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 11:28pm on November 20, 2020

    The upcoming 19th Dhaka International Film Festival will feature films on global leaders under a new segment titled ‘Legendary Leaders Who Changed the World’, said a press release. This new...

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    In conversation with Faizul Islam

    Dhrubo Sadiq | Updated at 11:26pm on November 20, 2020

    Fiction writer Faizul Islam is a voice to reckon with in the post-Elias literary scene.  He started writing fiction way back in 1989. Long form story is his forte. Since 1990, his fictions have been published in...

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    Artistes entertain audience rendering Lalon songs

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:30pm on November 19, 2020

    Artistes entertained the audience rendering Lalon songs in an online music show on Wednesday. The programme was organised as part of the on-going virtual Radharaman...

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    Sufia Kamal’s death anniv today

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

    Today is the 21st anniversary of death of the late eminent poet-organiser-activist Begum Sufia Kamal, whose contribution to various cultural and political movements in the...

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    Bashir Ahmed remembered

    Rakib Hasan | Updated at 10:25pm on November 19, 2020

    The late eminent singer Bashir Ahmed was remembered in an online programme held on Wednesday night. The event featured songs, recitation, discussion and an awards...

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    We are performing at live concerts to rejuvenate people’s minds

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:28pm on November 18, 2020

    Popular fusion band Chirkutt vocalist Sharmin Sultana Sumi said that Chirkutt has started performing in live concerts as the COVID-19 outbreak takes a toll on people’s mental health while...

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    Prachyanat to premiere Nil Purush at AYTF

    Rakib Hasan | Updated at 10:26pm on November 18, 2020

    Theatre troupe Prachyanat will premiere its new production, Nil Purush, at the fourth Asian Youth Theatre Festival, which is scheduled to begin today. The play Nil Purush has been written by Azad Abul Kalam and directed...

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    Global streaming giants blow dust off Mideast music business

    Agence France-Presse . Dubai | Updated at 10:19pm on November 18, 2020

    The Arab music industry -- plagued by rampant piracy, free YouTube clips and dated channels -- is the new target for global streaming giants intent on bringing the outmoded business into...