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He’s on the Old Town Road to success. Lil Nas X earned the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for the 13th consecutive week — the longest for any hip-hop record — with his breakout single “Old Town Road” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus. The artist beat out “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa featuring […]

TEHRAN – Polish composer and conductor Martyna Kosecka will be delivering a speech on contemporary music in a session to be held at the Beethoven Museum House tomorrow. The lecture is part of an educational seminar, which will be held at the museum until Wednesday. Kosecka is the wife of Iranian composer Idin Samimi-Mofakham who […]

TEHRAN – Iranian pop singer Amir-Abbas Golab is in India recording two music videos. Golab is accompanied by director Mehdi Falakband and hang drummer Erfan Qaviqalb, the singer has announced in a post on his Instagram.  The singer recorded the music video “King of My Heart” in Turkey last year. He is planning to begin […]

Margaret converses with fairies and conquers devils deep inside the 700-acre Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. She is a figure of the region’s myth and legend, and the central character in “Foresta Lumina,” an enchanted experience winding along a 2.5-kilometre trail through the woods. Its Montreal-based creator, Moment […]

TEHRAN – Radio Iran honored Maryam Nashiba, the veteran storyteller who has been telling bedtime stories for kids on the radio program “Good Night Kids” since 1990, for her lifetime achievements during a special ceremony in Tehran on Tuesday. The ceremony was attended by Academy of Persian Language and Literature director Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel, Radio Iran […]

I’m starting to think years from now, when I’m on my deathbed, James Holzhauer will still be the returning champ on Jeopardy! On Tuesday’s episode, the Final Jeopardy category was “American History,” which seemed apt. Holzhauer is making history in real time. His precision with the buzzer, his instant recall, his encyclopedic knowledge, his daredevil […]

What is the power of pop? It’s a question indie filmmakers have pondered of late, in Brady Corbet’s portentous Vox Lux, and now, Max Minghella’s directorial debut, Teen Spirit, starring Elle Fanning. But where Corbet’s take on pop was frustratingly ambivalent, it’s obvious Minghella deeply loves and respects the emotional clout of a good pop […]

In chronically overworked Japan, the Golden Week holiday period offers rare respite for the country’s workforce. Each spring, from late April to early May, the country celebrates four nonconsecutive national holidays over a seven-day period. With a new emperor set to ascend to the throne this year on May 1, however, the celebration will be […]

In a career defined by reinvention, Madonna is at it again. This weekend, amid a triumph for the ages by Tiger Woods and the hotly anticipated return of Game of Thrones, the Queen of Pop was also elbowing her way back into the culture she has manipulated at will for decades. Madame X is a […]