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Prince Charles issues warning on the arts

Prince Charles issues warning on the arts

Entertainment
The Prince of Wales has raised concerns about how orchestras and theatres will survive the coronavirus crisis.Many theatres and concert halls are struggling after closing their doors during lockdown, with no clear indication of when shows might resume,Prince Charles said it was important to "find a way of keeping these orchestras and other arts bodies going".The prince, who is patron of dozens of arts institutions, noted they were of "enormous importance" to the economy."It's absolutely crucial that they can come back twice as enthusiastic as before," he said in an interview with Classic FM.The heads of the National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company and the Southbank Centre have all warned they are facing financial collapse with...
Remembering the entertainment and arts figures we lost in 2019

Remembering the entertainment and arts figures we lost in 2019

Entertainment
As the year draws to a close, it is time to remember the figures from the worlds of arts and entertainment who died in 2019. Here is a look back at some of those to whom we said farewell.January The year was still young when we said goodbye to Broadway star Carol Channing, It Ain't Half Hot Mum actor Windsor Davies and BBC presenter Dianne Oxberry. We also lost: Author and editor Diana Athill Sitcom writer Kevin Barnett Captain & Tennille singer Daryl Dragon Curb Your Enthusiasm actor Bob Einstein Marmalade singer Dean Ford Transgender 'pioneer' Julia Grant Original Hollies bass player Eric Haydock R&B singer James Ingram Composer John Joubert Composer Michel Legrand Actor Dick M...
100 ‘most inspiring’ novels revealed by BBC Arts

100 ‘most inspiring’ novels revealed by BBC Arts

Entertainment
A list of the most inspiring novels chosen by a panel of experts has been revealed by BBC Arts.Modern works such as Bridget Jones's Diary and His Dark Materials made the cut along with classics like Pride & Prejudice and Middlemarch.Writers, curators and critics, including Mariella Frostrup, selected the 100 English language Novels That Shaped Our World.The list also includes Jilly Cooper's Riders and Zadie Smith's White Teeth.BBC Arts director Jonty Claypole said he wants the list to be "provocative, spark debate and inspire curiosity."The reveal kickstarts the BBC's year-long celebration of literature. Some of the other novels chosen include A Game of Thrones by Ge...
Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: Snap, Disney, Electronic Arts and more

Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: Snap, Disney, Electronic Arts and more

Finance
Check out the companies making headlines after the bell: Shares of Snap soared as much as 21 percent Tuesday following their fourth-quarter earnings beat. The tech company earned $ 390 million in revenue, beating the expected $ 378 million.The company posted losses per share of 4 cents, smaller than the expected loss of 7 cents. Global Daily active users also beat at 186 million, compared to the estimated 184.26 million, according to FactSet. Average revenue per user was $ 2.09, vs. the $ 2.05 estimated by analysts. Shares of Walt Disney rose almost 2 percent in extended trading Tuesday following better-than-expected first-quarter earnings. The...