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Public to be allowed to attend Eurovision song contest

Fans will be allowed to attend the Eurovision song contest in Rotterdam next month, ANP News reported on Thursday, citing a decision by the Dutch government. Organizers had previously said it was not yet clear whether a live audience …

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Armenia withdraws from Eurovision Contest 2021

Armenia's public broadcaster AMPTV has announced its withdrawal from this year’s Eurovision Song Contest (ESC). Despite best efforts AMPTV say the events that followed after the confirmation of Armenia’s participation at …

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15th Baku Jazz Festival to be held online

Baku Jazz Festival in 2020 will be held online amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The concert programs will be presented online on December 25-27.  The jazz fans invited music lovers to enjoy a three-day television show with participation …

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Turkvision to be held in Azerbaijan’s Shusha

Turkvision Song Contest is planned to be held in Azerbaijan’s Shusha city in 2021, according to TMB TV channel (Turk Muzik Birligi - Turkic Music Association). Turkvision song contest, which is held by Turkey after refusing to …

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Armenia withdraws from Junior Eurovision 2020

Armenia’s national broadcaster, AMPTV, has announced that Armenia is withdrawing from this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC), according to the statement posted today on the contest's website. "The …

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Legendary Little Richard dies

Little Richard, one of the pioneers of the first wave of rock’n’roll, has died. He was 87, The Guardian reports. Richard, whose real name was Richard Penniman was born in Macon, Georgia in December 1932. He had been in poor …

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La Scala to reopen in September with Verdi’s Requiem

The Teatro alla Scala, Milan’s iconic opera house, is planning to reopen in September with a performance of Verdi’s Requiem. Italian maestro Riccardo Chailly will lead the famed work for soloists, choir and orchestra in …

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Netherlands ready to host Eurovision in 2021

The Dutch port city of Rotterdam agreed to host the 2021 Eurovision song contest, one of the world’s largest televised events, after this year’s edition was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Rotterdam’s …

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Anna Netrebko complains that artists are neglected

Opera singer Anna Netrebko wrote on Instagram about the limitations due to the coronavirus lockdown. "How did we get to this?!? Live art has been banned for many months?!?! Is this a joke?" Netrebko asks. The singer …

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