Big music fest abruptly ended over security, fraud suspicion

Jun 29, 2019

A music festival in Belgium featuring major stars like rapper Cardi B has come to an abrupt end amid security concerns and a fraud investigation

Versace to Emporio: Men's looks shine, literally, in Milan

Jun 15, 2019

Versace shows flexibility with gender boundaries in new menswear collection that seeks new ways to express male sexiness

Hungary: 'Porgy and Bess' cast asked to be African American

Apr 9, 2019

The Hungarian State Opera has asked the nearly all-white cast of its production of "Porgy and Bess" to self-identify as African American

Icelandic rock band Sigur Ros charged with tax evasion

Mar 29, 2019

Members of the Icelandic avant-garde rock band Sigur Ros have been charged with tax evasion three years after authorities launched a probe of the group's finances

Italy's La Scala to run academy for Saudi girls and boys

Mar 27, 2019

The academy of Italy's premier opera house, Teatro alla Scala, has agreed to start a conservatory for both girls and boys in Saudi Arabia

La Scala returns $3.4 million to Saudi Arabia in debacle

Mar 18, 2019

Italy's famed La Scala opera house will immediately return 3 million euros ($3.4 million) sent to an escrow account by Saudi Arabia in what Milan's mayor on Monday termed a badly handled fundraising deal.

Czech Roma singer Vera Bila dies at 64 of heart attack

Mar 12, 2019

Czech singer Vera Bila, dubbed the Ella Fitzgerald of Gypsy music or the Queen of Romany, has died

La Scala under fire for proposed funding from Saudi Arabia

Mar 11, 2019

Italy's premier opera house, La Scala in Milan, is under fire over a proposal to grant a board seat to Saudi Arabia's culture minister with the promise of 15 million euros in new funding

Italian-Egyptian singer wins contest exalting Italian song

Feb 10, 2019

An Italian-Egyptian singer has won a long-running music contest that aims to exalt Italian song

Feuding French rappers seek to take dispute to boxing ring

Jan 11, 2019

Two French rappers who fought a running battle inside a Paris airport with their entourages over the summer are seeking to take their dispute into a boxing ring in Belgium

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