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BTS becomes first Asian act to get top honor at AMAs

by BERNAMA / pic by BLOOMBERG SEOUL – South Korean supergroup BTS once again rewrote K-pop history Mon by becoming the first Asian act to gain artist of the year, considered the very best award, at the American Music Awards (AMAs). The septet clinched the award during the 2021 AMAs broadcast live from Microsoft Theater in Los…

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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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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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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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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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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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Rapper defends China satire ‘Fragile’ as views strike 30m

By AFP A rapper who penned a viral Mandarin pop song poking fun at Chinese nationalists said Monday he had no regrets about being blacklisted by Beijing as his track hit more than 30 million views on YouTube. Released last month, ‘Fragile’ by Malaysian rapper Namewee, featuring Australian singer Kimberley Chen, has become a viral…

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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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Rapper defends China satire ‘Fragile’ as views strike 30m

By AFP A rapper who penned a viral Mandarin pop song poking fun at Chinese nationalists said Monday he had no regrets about being blacklisted by Beijing as his track hit more than 30 million views on YouTube. Released last month, ‘Fragile’ by Malaysian rapper Namewee, featuring Australian singer Kimberley Chen, has become a viral…

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