The special flavour of rock’n’roll Beijing

Image copyright Getty Images The indie bands of the Chinese capital, Beijing, have their own raw, distinctive sound, says the BBC’s Stephen McDonell – partly because they are so isolated from the rest of the rock’n’roll world. High-top black Feiyue sneakers hit the effects pedal, drums and guitars kick in and a surge of bodies […]

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Adele splits from husband Simon Konecki

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Adele and Simon Konecki married in secret in 2016 Adele has separated from her husband Simon Konecki, representatives for the singer have confirmed. In a statement on Friday, they said the pair were “committed to raising their son together lovingly”. Adele gave birth to her son, Angelo, in 2012. She […]

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Here are the films playing at Cannes this year

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Ken Loach has previously won the festival’s Palme d’Or prize British filmmaker Ken Loach’s new movie will premiere at Cannes next month, in what the film festival’s director Thierry Fremaux has described as a “highly political” year. Loach, 82, who won the Palme d’Or prize in 2016 with I, Daniel […]

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