Lebanese film director keeps faith after COVID-19 dashes Cannes dreams

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Many directors would have been devastated when their plans to show their first feature at the Cannes Film Festival were wrecked by the spread of COVID-19.... Read more »

Social-distancing Greek style: shimmy and sing from your car

People take a selfie during a drive-in concert of popular Greek singer Natassa Theodoridou, following a nationwide lockdown against the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the suburb... Read more »

African music legend Mory Kante dies aged 70 in Guinea

FILE PHOTO: Malian singer Mory Kante performs during his concert in Mawazine Festival in Rabat May 22, 2007. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante DAKAR (Reuters) – Musician Mory Kante, who helped win... Read more »

Sydney fans enjoy live concert at COVID-safe drive-in

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Singer-songwriter Casey Donovan performed on stage in Sydney on Thursday in a free concert that treated fans to some of the first live music many had... Read more »

Opera star sings Britain’s VE Day hits from an empty Albert Hall

LONDON (Reuters) – Welsh mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins will stream a concert from an empty Royal Albert Hall on Friday evening, as locked-down Britain marks the 75th anniversary of “Victory... Read more »

Bosnian band cheers up fans with weekly online ‘Quarantine Show’

SARAJEVO (Reuters) – Bosnia’s most popular band, Dubioza Kolektiv, invites its audience to “stay connected and disinfected” during a weekly “Quarantine Show” online to cheer up fans locked in... Read more »

Colombia’s ELN guerrillas declare unilateral cease-fire amid coronavirus

BOGOTA (Reuters) – The National Liberation Army (ELN), the largest active guerrilla group in Colombia, will observe a unilateral cease-fire for one month from April 1 in an effort... Read more »

In coronavirus, Senegal rappers find a new enemy to fight

DAKAR (Reuters) – Dressed in hooded medical suits and protective goggles, Senegal’s activist hip-hop group Y’en a Marre rap about washing hands, disposing of used tissues and avoiding crowds... Read more »

‘Very strong’ tornado rips through Nashville, killing at least nine

(Reuters) – At least nine people were killed by a powerful tornado that struck Nashville, Tennessee in the early hours of Tuesday morning, flattening buildings, damaging an airport and... Read more »

Polanski wins best director at Cesar awards, several actresses leave in protest

FILE PHOTO: Film director Roman Polanski arrives at the Madeleine Church to attend a ceremony during a ‘popular tribute’ to late French singer and actor Johnny Hallyday in Paris,... Read more »