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Prince Charles issues warning on the arts

Prince Charles issues warning on the arts

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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...
Virtual reunion: Will Smith and Fresh Prince cast pay teary tribute to late Uncle Phil actor

Virtual reunion: Will Smith and Fresh Prince cast pay teary tribute to late Uncle Phil actor

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Will Smith was left in tears during a virtual reunion with his Fresh Prince of Bel-Air co-stars as they remembered James Avery, who played Uncle Phil and died in 2013.The star shared a clip from his new Snapchat chat show "Will At Home" on his Instagram page as the cast marked 30 years since the start of the hit show. Alfonso Ribeiro (Carlton), Daphne Maxwell Reid (Aunt Viv) Joseph Marcell (Geoffrey) Karyn Parsons (Hilary), Tatyana M. Ali (Ashley) and Smith's sidekick DJ Jazzy Jeff all featured in the video."I'm hyped, I'm hyped!" said Smith. The actors appeared very pleased to see each other as they spoke from their homes during the coronavirus lockdown. ...
Actor Daniel Dae Kim, Monaco’s Prince Albert II diagnosed with coronavirus

Actor Daniel Dae Kim, Monaco’s Prince Albert II diagnosed with coronavirus

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March 19 (UPI) -- Actor Daniel Dae Kim and Monaco's Prince Albert II have become the latest public figures to disclose they were diagnosed with coronavirus, joining a list that also includes Tom Hanks and Idris Elba. Kim, 51, said in a 10-minute video posted to his Instagram account Thursday that he developed a scratchy throat after flying home to Hawaii when production on the TV series New Amsterdam was halted in New York due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The actor, known for roles on TV shows including Lost and Hawaii 5-0, said he went into self-quarantine and confirmed his diagnosis at a drive-through testing center in Honolulu after developing other symptoms including body aches and a fever. Kim said his case was "not a matter of life and death" and he is already on the mend without requ...
From Prince to Megan Thee Stallion: When record contracts go wrong

From Prince to Megan Thee Stallion: When record contracts go wrong

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Rapper Megan Thee Stallion claims that her record label is preventing her from releasing new music. The star, who released the platinum-selling single Hot Girl Summer last year, says she's been frozen out since asking to renegotiate her contract."I didn't really know what was in my contract," she explained on Instagram Live. "I was young. I was, like, 20.""So now they telling [me] that [I] can't drop no music. It's really just a greedy game," she added.The musician, whose real name is Megan Pete, signed her deal with 1501 Entertainment in 2018. She only became aware of problems with the contract last year when she hired a new management team."They were like, 'Do you know that this is in your contract?' And I was like, 'Oh, damn, ...
Saudi crown prince ‘possibly involved’ in Bezos hacking – UN

Saudi crown prince ‘possibly involved’ in Bezos hacking – UN

Technology
The United Nations has said that it believes that the Saudi crown prince could be involved in the hacking of Amazon boss Jeff Bezos' mobile phone.Mr Bezos, the world's richest man, allegedly received a WhatsApp message in 2018 that contained a malicious file, said to be from the personal account of the Saudi Arabian leader Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman. The UN said that it is "gravely concerned" by the information it received about the case from Mr Bezos' team, saying the hack is in contravention of "fundamental international human rights". Image: Jeff Bezos is the boss and founder of Amazon It also called for an immediate investigation by the US and other authorities into the incident.UN human rights experts said in a statement: "...