‘It gives me freedom within’: prison choirs are transforming lives | Global

Richie remembers the first time he sang properly: mouth wide open, lungs full of air. “It gave me freedom within,” says the 53-year-old. “I was suddenly able to see colour, life.” The sense of freedom felt novel. Not only because Richie felt trapped by the terrible crime he had committed, but also because he was […]

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Edinburgh festival 2019: 50 theatre, comedy and dance shows to see | Stage

Theatre Crocodile Fever Traverse Playwright Meghan Tyler returns to rural Northern Ireland in the era of the Troubles for a grotesque comedy about the reunion of two sisters – one pious, the other rebellious – after the apparent death of their tyrannical father. Directed by Gareth Nicholls, who enjoyed such success with David Ireland’s Ulster […]

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RIP iTunes: Apple Announces iTunes Will Be Shut Down By Fall 2019

RIP iTunes: Apple Announces iTunes Will Be Shut Down By Fall 2019

Source: Chesnot / Getty Apple Is Doing Away With iTunes In Favor Of Other Apps It’s definitely the end of an era. Although… If you’re some lowlife still living off iTunes instead of the various options for streaming services then shame on you. No judgment though. According to CNBC, Apple announced at their annual Worldwide […]

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Joanna Stingray – the estate agent who rocked cold-war Russia | Music

At home in California, Joanna Stingray is an estate agent with two additional jobs. But in Russia, the 58-year-old American is a near-legend, feted by rock fans and musicians for her fearless championing of Soviet underground music during the cold war. “You are the mother of Russian rock!” a fan shouted as Stingray promoted her […]

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The enduring legacy of 70s disco designer Halston | Fashion

There can’t be many fashion designers who have been screenprinted by Andy Warhol, namechecked in a classic disco song, referenced in films ranging from Tootsie to John Waters’ underground classic Polyester, guested on middle American gameshow What’s My Line? and had their clothes worn by the A-list at Studio 54. But, then, there are not […]

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Drake’s Toronto superfandom: annoying, ludicrous and completely understandable | Sport

To get the most obvious controversy out of the way first, the debate over whether Drake – Toronto’s resident superfan, troll, motivator and occasional masseur – is annoying or not is not really much of a debate at all. Of course Drake is annoying. Whether flailing his arms about in celebration of the most humdrum […]

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Leeds’ tawdry Twitter beef with Derby is actually social media done right | Paul MacInnes | Football

If you, like many people right now, are yearning for common courtesy, a sense of civility in these stricken times, a balm that might heal the nation’s wounds, then a word to the wise: don’t start with the official Leeds United Twitter account. Leeds were knocked out of the Championship play-offs by Derby County a […]

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Moby apologises to Natalie Portman for being ‘inconsiderate’ | Music

Musician Moby has publicly apologised to Natalie Portman days after she claimed he had been “creepy” with her in her younger years. In his new memoir Then It Fell Apart, Moby, 53, had alleged that that he met Portman when she was 20 and that they dated briefly. Portman said that she remembered their relationship […]

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DJ Khaled Reflects on Collaborating with Nipsey Hussle [Video]

DJ Khaled Reflects on Collaborating with Nipsey Hussle [Video]

Source: Johnny Louis/WENN.com / WENN DJ Khaled On Collaborating With Nipsey Hussle For “Higher” DJ Khaled stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Friday night to talk about his upcoming performances on Saturday Night Live this weekend. The producer has a slew of guests coming to perform a few of his new songs […]

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