April Fools! K-Pop star pranks his fans that he has coronavirus

SEOUL (Reuters) – A South Korean K-Pop star on Wednesday pulled an April Fool’s prank announcing that he had contracted coronavirus, and later removed the Instagram post after triggering... 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 »

Polish composer Penderecki dies at 86 after long illness

FILE PHOTO: Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki conducts the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra during a performance of his Polish Requiem in Tel Aviv February 12, 2014. REUTERS/Finbarr O’Reilly/File Photo WARSAW (Reuters)... Read more »

Brazilian rapper warns of coronavirus danger in Brazil’s slums

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazilian rapper MV Bill added his voice to a chorus of criticism of President Jair Bolsonaro for downplaying the gravity of the new coronavirus... Read more »

Ugandan pop star Bobi Wine records song to beat coronavirus

KAMPALA (Reuters) – A Ugandan musician and political challenger to the country’s aging leader released a song here on Wednesday to help efforts to stem the spread of coronavirus... Read more »

Eurovision song contest cancelled due to coronavirus

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The Eurovision song contest, one of the world’s largest television events, will not take place this year due to the global coronavirus outbreak, organizers said on... Read more »

Hungary’s first ‘quarantine theatre’ streams post-nuclear attack play

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – A group of actors have set up Hungary’s “first quarantine theatre”, streaming a play via Facebook about a man and a woman who find themselves in... Read more »

Spielberg-produced Amazon mini-series in Mexico put on hold over coronavirus: letter

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The filming in Mexico of a big budget Steven Spielberg-produced Amazon mini-series, starring Spanish actor Javier Bardem, has been suspended due to concerns about the... Read more »

Breakdancing opera star uses Instagram to promote classical music

KATOWICE, Poland (Reuters) – With close to 60,000 Instagram followers, Polish opera singer and breakdancer Jakub Jozef Orlinski says he is trying to use social media to break down... Read more »

Mexico’s Guadalajara film festival postponed on coronavirus concerns

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The Guadalajara International Film Festival, set to kick off in Mexico’s second biggest city late next week, will be postponed until further notice due to... Read more »