K-pop boyband BTS’ fans match group’s $1 million donation to Black Lives Matter

SEOUL (Reuters) – Fans of the popular South Korean boy band BTS matched its $1 million donation to Black Lives Matter (BLM) in support of U.S. protests against police... Read more »

South Korean boyband BTS donates $1 million to Black Lives Matter

FILE PHOTO: V, Suga, Jin and Jungkook, members of South Korean boy band BTS pose on the red carpet during the annual MAMA Awards at Nagoya Dome in Nagoya,... Read more »

Cameras roll again in Nollywood but Nigeria’s cinemas still dark

ABUJA/LAGOS (Reuters) – Nigeria’s film industry is creeping back to work after lockdown, and one of the first productions to resume is a new television series about a highly... Read more »

K-Pop group BTS’ label Big Hit Entertainment files review for IPO: bourse

SEOUL (Reuters) – Big Hit Entertainment, the management label of South Korean K-Pop group BTS, has filed for a preliminary review of a planned initial public offering, the Korea... Read more »

Roll up, roll up: Hungarian circus beats virus by becoming safari park

SZADA, Hungary (Reuters) – Like many business owners, Jozsef Richter has had to shut his circus during Hungary’s lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, but he... Read more »

Mariachis delight quarantined Colombians with jolts of street music

BOGOTA (Reuters) – The boisterous music – usually heard at family celebrations and raucous birthdays – bursts through the eerily quiet streets of Colombia’s capital, Bogota. The mariachis have... Read more »

Masked Ukrainian orchestra makes concert recording as lockdown eases

FILE PHOTO: Musicians of the Ukrainian Radio Symphony Orchestra wear protective face masks as they take part in one of the first rehearsals after an easing of lockdown measures imposed... Read more »

South Korea’s BTS boyband management apologises over bar visit

SEOUL (Reuters) – The manager of South Korea’s popular boyband BTS has apologised on behalf of one of its members who went to a bar in April, contrary to... Read more »

Colombian director films quarantine ‘Bathroom’ comedy with mobile phones

BOGOTA (Reuters) – This time there are no lights, cameras, dressing rooms or the hundreds of people who usually crowd a film shoot. There is just a mobile phone,... Read more »

For DJ Black Coffee, COVID-19 signals pause to rethink music business

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – He rose from South Africa’s poorest province to become one of the world’s most successful DJs, entertaining millions in dance clubs all over the globe, but... Read more »