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Peter Jackson’s ‘Get Rear’ finds joy in last days of the Beatles

By AFP “The Beatles: Get Back,” the eagerly awaited new Disney+ documentary from Peter Jackson, aims to dispel persistent myths about the Fab Four’s breakup, offering a more positive take on their final months as a band. The three-part series finds John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr in January 1969, preparing for…

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BTS nominated for Grammy Award for most effective pop group performance

by BERNAMA SEOUL – South Korean megastar BTS was nominated Tuesday for the best pop duo or group performance at the Grammy Awards for the second year in a row. The septet was nominated for the pop genre prize for their megahit “Butter,” in a virtual ceremony streamed live, reported Yonhap. The group, however, did…

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SYA, Def Jam’s taboo-breaking female Malaysian rapper

By AFP Wearing sunglasses and a tiger print dress as she raps into a mic, Malaysian hip-hop artist SYA calls for empowerment while taking a sledgehammer to stereotypes of Muslim women.  The first female signing for label Def Jam — the label behind superstars from Jay-Z and Rihanna to BTS and Justin Bieber — in…

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Nationalistic war film smashes Chinese box office records

by AFP BEIJING – A nationalistic blockbuster set during the Korean War has racked up hundreds of millions of dollars in ticket sales and become the highest-grossing film ever in China, according to box office data. “The Battle at Changjin Lake”, a chest-thumping war epic, is the latest entry in a new era of Chinese…

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YTM, Cendana transform Muzium Telekom into general public digital art space

by SHAFIQQUL ALIFF / pic by TMR Document YAYASAN Telekom Malaysia (YTM) is usually collaborating with the Cultural Market Development Company (Cendana) to transform Muzium Telekom into an engaging open public digital skill space through Travel Motion Through Time within Fine art In The City’s Inaugural KLWKND. Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Zahidi Zainul…

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Italian Cuisine week is definitely back again to promote the Italian heritage

The gastronomy event plans to market Italian cuisine and the uniqueness of primary Italian ingredients and goods   by NURUL SUHAIDI / pic Origin italianfestival.info THE Italian Embassy is celebrating the 6th edition of Italian Cuisine week in Malaysia, with 14 participating eating places representing the iconic Italian menu by delivering the homely Italian cuisine…

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‘Visionary’ designer Virgil Abloh dies aged 41

by AFP PARIS – Top US fashion designer Virgil Abloh (picture), the artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s menswear collection, died Sunday aged 41 after battling cancer for several years, the fashion and luxury house’s French owners LVMH announced. Abloh, the first black American creative director of a top French fashion house, brought streetwear such as…

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Horseback archery: Malaysians take a shot at ancient pastime

by AFP REMBAU – Riding a galloping horse under the blazing sun, Malaysian archer Zaharudin Rastam Yeop Mahidin fires an arrow at a target as a crowd cheers. This is horseback archery, which was common for thousands of years in hunting and warfare but declined with the introduction of firearms and other modern combat gear.…

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SYA, Def Jam’s taboo-breaking female Malaysian rapper

By AFP Wearing sunglasses and a tiger print dress as she raps into a mic, Malaysian hip-hop artist SYA calls for empowerment while taking a sledgehammer to stereotypes of Muslim women.  The first female signing for label Def Jam — the label behind superstars from Jay-Z and Rihanna to BTS and Justin Bieber — in…

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