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Royal Ballet leaps out of lockdown with online extravaganza

09 Oct 2020

LONDON The Royal Ballet, Britain's largest ballet company, leaps back into action on Friday after seven months of COVID-19 gloom with an extravaganza that mixes classics such as Romeo and Juliet and Don Quixote with playful modern dance. | Video

Show must go on as Queen and Adam Lambert release first live album

02 Oct 2020

LONDON Grounded by the coronavirus pandemic, rock band Queen release a live album on Friday to cheer up "stuck at home" fans that showcases highlights of concerts from Rio to Sydney over the past seven years. | Video

Belarusian theatre directors unbowed by coronavirus, political exile

25 Sep 2020

LONDON Theatre director Natalia Kaliada says she was working under lockdown long before the coronavirus pandemic, forced to work at a distance with actors and others in her native Belarus after being driven into political exile in London nearly a decade ago.

Wedding gown of UK's Princess Beatrice goes on show

24 Sep 2020

WINDSOR, England The gown worn by Britain's Princess Beatrice at her scaled down wedding two months ago goes on display to the public on Thursday at Windsor Castle where her "secret" marriage took place. | Video

'Nomadland' wins top prize at masked and distanced Venice film festival

13 Sep 2020

VENICE "Nomadland", a U.S. movie about a community of van dwellers traversing the vast American West, won the Golden Lion award for best film at the Venice film festival on Saturday. | Video

Hong Kong director describes 'fantastic struggle' to make new film

09 Sep 2020

VENICE Director Ann Hui has described her "fantastic struggle" to make her new film "Love After Love" as pro-democracy protests broke out in her home Hong Kong and then the global pandemic all but halted travel.

Scaled-down Venice film festival hopes to shake off virus gloom

01 Sep 2020

VENICE, Italy Fewer Hollywood stars will grace the red carpet and there will be no fans clamouring for autographs.

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