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Monday, April 14, 2014
Tenacity pays off for 'Nollywood Netflix' founder
At only 33, Jason Njoku is already considered one of Africa's most promising entrepreneurs thanks to an online film distribution service that has tapped high demand for Nigerian movies.
Cannes film festival organizers will on Thursday fire the starting gun for this year's Riviera movie extravaganza when they unveil the films chosen to compete for its top Palme d'Or prize.
Lebanon is one of the world's oldest wine regions. Grapes were grown in the Biblical land of Canaan on the slopes of Mount Lebanon at least 3,000 years BCE. The Phoenicians were possibly the first to export wine, by ship to Egypt.
Sunday, April 13, 2014
'King Charles III' puts British monarchy onstage
A new play about Britain's future king is getting rave reviews. Once it would have been theatrical treason.
Sandwiched between the chest-thumping ambition of awards season and the swaggering spectacle of summer, spring movie-going is usually an afterthought, a limbo for films not bankable enough for July or highbrow enough for the Oscars. But it might actually be the best time of year for the movies. In springtime — particularly this year — the movies come alive.
Jesse Winchester, a U.S.-born singer who established himself in Montreal after dodging the Vietnam War and went on to write songs covered by the likes of Elvis Costello, Jimmy Buffett and Joan Baez has died of cancer. He was 69.
US President Obama, 1st lady
Tickets to watch Denzel Washington on Broadway in “A Raisin in the Sun” are hard to come by, but one man managed it — U.S. President Barack Obama.
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Colbert to take on Letterman's 'Late Show'
Comic Stephen Colbert will succeed TV icon David Letterman as host of the “Late Show” next year, CBS said Thursday, the latest move in a changing of America's late-night old guard.
Nirvana, Kiss lead new class in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Nirvana, who set music and fashion trends with their grunge sound but whose career was cut short by leader Kurt Cobain's suicide 20 years ago, led inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Thursday.
'It's a Small World' turns 50 year old
The timeless Disney tune “It's a Small World” that wafts through our memories from past theme park vacations turns 50 this year, and on Thursday, Disney parks worldwide hosted a global sing-along.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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