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Elton John ends US leg of farewell tour with starry Dodger Stadium present
Elton John carried out his remaining North American live performance of his farewell tour on Sunday, with a star-studded present on the Los Angeles Dodger Stadium. The “Tiny Dancer” and “Rocket Man” hitmaker performed three reveals on the stadium over the previous couple of days, marking a return to the venue the place he famously carried out wearing a sequined baseball uniform in 1975 on the peak of his fame.
Taylor Swift dominates once more at American Music Awards
Celebrity singer and songwriter Taylor Swift received all six trophies she was contending for on Sunday on the American Music Awards, together with the evening’s high prize: artist of the yr. The brand new AMA accolades lifted Swift’s lifetime whole to 40, breaking her personal report for many wins on the world’s largest fan-voted awards ceremony.
China resumes streaming South Korean content material after six-year suspension
A Chinese language streaming platform has resumed distributing South Korean content material after suspending it for almost six years, South Korean officers stated on Tuesday, in what Seoul referred to as an indication of Beijing’s readiness to enhance ties. China’s streaming website Tencent started distributing a movie by South Korean director Hong Sang-soo, “Resort by the River,” earlier this month, they stated, within the first such transfer after Beijing successfully banned Okay-pop imports amid rigidity over the THAAD U.S. missile defence system stationed in South Korea.
‘Good Night time Oppy’ about NASA’s rover mission might make you cry
When “Good Night time Oppy”, which follows NASA rovers Alternative and Spirit earlier than and after they land on Mars, launched at a movie competition in September, the documentary had an surprising impact on audiences: they cried. “It is humorous as a result of I promise you we weren’t having conversations within the edit room on how we might make individuals cry,” director Ryan White informed Reuters.
Eurovision Tune Contest voting to be opened as much as non-participating nations
Viewers from nations not collaborating within the Eurovision Tune Contest will be capable to solid a vote for his or her favorite act subsequent yr for the primary time within the competitors’s historical past, the organiser stated on Tuesday. It stated the brand new “Remainder of the World” vote was to strengthen the viewers’s energy to affect the outcomes and to recognise the worldwide attain of the competitors, which final yr drew a tv viewers of greater than 160 million.
Cuba’s Pablo Milanes, songwriter and social crusader, dies at 79
Pablo Milanes, a Cuban singer-songwriter and one of many founders of the “Nueva Trova” musical motion that emerged after Fidel Castro’s 1959 revolution, died early on Tuesday in Spain on the age of 79, in accordance with the artist’s official Fb web page. Milanes was hospitalized after affected by infections linked to an immune dysfunction that compelled him to hunt medical therapy and settle in Madrid from 2017.
At Disney, Iger confronts succession downside he helped create
Walt Disney Co’s Bob Iger will as soon as once more be requested to establish his successor as chief govt — considered one of his best failures in his first go-around as the corporate’s chief, say individuals who have labored with him and consultants. Iger is credited with shaping Disney as a contemporary media firm, buying well-known leisure manufacturers resembling Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars, that may function a beacon to customers as they navigate a crowded leisure panorama.
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