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California's Coachella music festival canceled by local health authority - Reuters

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The Coachella music festival due to be held in southern California in April 2021 was canceled on Friday by local health officials because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.


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California's Coachella music festival canceled by local health authority - Reuters

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The Coachella music festival due to be held in southern California in April 2021 was canceled on Friday by local health officials because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.


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How I bickered and bonded with a Spotify hacker

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Eloise Horsfield communicated with her hacker through song titles picked via the music-streaming app.


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Turkey bans parties at ski resorts after COVID curfew backlash - Reuters

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Turkey has banned music and parties at ski resorts after footage of crowded party scenes provoked anger in a country which has endured two months of strict night-time and weekend curfews to contain the coronavirus pandemic.


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UPDATE 1-Spotify outlook weakens as pandemic uncertainty persists - Reuters

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Spotify forecast on Wednesday that revenue and paid subscribers would be below Wall Street estimates this quarter due to uncertainty over how long the coronavirus crisis would last and with it a surge in demand for its music streaming.


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French DJ David Guetta says fair if festivals require vaccinations - Reuters

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With the live music industry shut down by the pandemic, celebrated French DJ David Guetta said it would be fair for festivals in the future to restrict entry to those vaccinated against the coronavirus.


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Country star Kris Kristofferson quietly bows out - Reuters

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Country singer-songwriter Kris Kristofferson has quietly retired from touring after more than 50 years in the music business.


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Italy reports 336 coronavirus deaths on Tuesday, 10,386 new cases - Reuters

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Italy reported 336 coronavirus-related deaths on Tuesday against 258 the day before, the health ministry said, while the daily tally of new infections rose to 10,386 from 7,351 the day before.


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Crowds across ex-Yugoslavia republics mourn singer's death - Reuters

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Large crowds gathered on streets in Belgrade, Sarajevo and Zagreb on Saturday, lighting candles and laying flowers to pay respects to one of former Yugoslavia's most beloved singers who died of coronavirus.


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Jonas Gwangwa The South African jazz icon who stood up to apartheid

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Remembering iconic trombonist and exiled anti-apartheid activist Jonas Gwangwa who has died aged 83.


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Super Bowl LV will be unlike any other (except, of course, for Tom Brady)

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The crown jewel of American sports will be played Sunday at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, which, like many sporting venues around the country, has been doubling as a coronavirus testing site during the pandemic -- a stark reminder this will be no ordinary S…


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In Wuhan, last-minute shopping and a return to normal on Lunar New Year eve - Reuters

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WUHAN, China - People thronged the streets of China's central city of Wuhan this week, as they made final preparations for the Lunar New Year to bring the curtain down on a year marred by the coronavirus pandemic that killed thousands.


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Bali tour guide hopes for coronavirus defeat amid bleak Lunar New Year - Reuters

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Dwarfed by a 21-storey-tall statue of the Hindu god Vishnu riding the mythical eagle Garuda, a tour guide on the Indonesian resort island of Bali said he was staring at a dismal Lunar New Year season as the coronavirus wreaks havoc on tourism.


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How Captain Tom captured British hearts with a record-breaking walk - Reuters

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Following is a timeline of events that have made 100-year-old Captain Tom Moore a beloved hero of the coronavirus pandemic in Britain. Moore has been admitted to hospital after testing positive for COVID-19, his daughter said on Sunday.


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Super Bowl Halftime show: How did The Weeknd do?

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The star's socially-distanced set focused largely on the songs over spectacle.


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8 dating apps that are bucking against Tinder's model

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Valentine's Day is rapidly approaching and you, dear reader, are single. After nearly a year of wafting through the waters of pandemic dating, the wormholes of Tinder, Bumble, Hinge, and all the other mainstay apps — you may be sick of it.  Endless scrolling …


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UPDATE 1-'Mank', 'Hamilton' among Golden Globe movie nominations - Reuters

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Hollywood period drama "Mank" got a leading six nominations on Wednesday for the 2021 Golden Globe awards in film, while television shows "The Crown" and "The Mandalorian" will be among those competing for best series.


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From 'Hamilton' to 'Promising Young Woman' diversity rules Golden Globe nominations - Reuters

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Hollywood period drama "Mank" got a leading six nominations on Wednesday for the 2021 Golden Globe awards in film, while television shows "The Crown" and "The Mandalorian" will be among those competing for best series.


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Tampa's mayor issues outdoor mask order for Super Bowl

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Anyone visiting Tampa’s popular outdoor destinations for the Super Bowl will be required to wear a mask to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus


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Meet Robby Megabyte, Bosnia's first robot rock band musician - Reuters.com

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Bosnia's most popular rock band, Dubioza Kolektiv, has a new recruit who sings and plays musical instruments - a humanoid robot called Robby Megabyte.