Locked-down puppeteer brings her characters to life in Madrid flat

MADRID (Reuters) – Madrid-based Colombian actress and puppeteer Yohana Yara has been using her time in lockdown filming puppet shows on her balcony and creating an online fan base... Read more »

‘Grease’ kicks off Madrid summer nights at socially distanced drive-in cinema

MADRID (Reuters) – The next best thing to sitting in a darkened movie theatre? A drive-in cinema in the Spanish capital launched its post-lockdown summer season on Wednesday with... Read more »

Italian woman wins Picasso painting in French charity raffle

Raffle organizer Peri Cochin delivers a speech as the name of the winner of the painting “Nature Morte, 1921” by Spanish painter Pablo Picasso appears on the screen during... Read more »

Spanish opera singer Placido Domingo tests positive for coronavirus

FILE PHOTO: Opera singer Placido Domingo speaks during an event at the Manhattan School of Music in New York, U.S., May 11, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo MADRID (Reuters) –... Read more »

Pop memorabilia gets boost from coronavirus lockdown, says auctioneer

LONDON (Reuters) – Pop memorabilia including Paul McCartney’s scribbled notes for “Hey Jude” and Doris Day’s piano have enjoyed a sharp rise in online interest, possibly because so many... Read more »

Sovereign wealth fund appetite for investing in start-ups wanes

LONDON (Reuters) – Sovereign wealth fund investment in venture capital deals slipped to its lowest level in six years in 2019, with the drop-off deepening in the months after... Read more »

Opera star Domingo cancels Madrid shows, defends conduct after sexual harassment claims

MADRID (Reuters) – Spanish opera star Placido Domingo has withdrawn from planned performances of “La Traviata” at Madrid’s Teatro Real following complaints he sexually harassed women, defending himself in... Read more »

Spain cancels Placido Domingo performances over sexual misconduct allegations

FILE PHOTO: Opera singer Placido Domingo sits during an event at the Manhattan School of Music in New York, U.S., May 11, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s... Read more »

Placido Domingo apologizes after union finds he sexually harassed women

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Opera singer Placido Domingo apologized to the women who have accused him of sexual harassment on Tuesday, after an investigation by the American Guild of... Read more »

Spanish opera star Placido Domingo apologizes to women after harassment claims – report

MADRID (Reuters) – Opera singer Placido Domingo apologized to the women who accused him of sexual harassment for the “pain” he caused them and accepted “full responsibility” in a... Read more »