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US music business in growth spurt as streaming doubles

New York, United States | AFP |  The US music industry Tuesday posted its strongest growth in more than a decade in the first six months of 2016 as streaming subscriptions doubled, but other formats showed weakness. Consumers in the world’s biggest music market had 18.3 million subscriptions to paid …

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Angelina Jolie: rebel beauty with toughness to match

Los Angeles, United States | AFP | Tattooed rebel, red carpet queen, goodwill ambassador and anti-cancer warrior: Angelina Jolie is a silver screen beauty with convictions to match, and a record of taking tough decisions without looking back. After a decade in the Hollywood spotlight as one half of the …

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Battle over film money in Uganda

Uganda’s film industry has five faces – and almost everyone is in it for the money. Unfortunately, as their interests clash, the industry suffers. Take Cindy Magara, a film producer with a company called Nyati Motion Pictures. Her biggest quarrel is about film producers being left to fund what she …

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London Fashion Week puts on brave face after Brexit

London, United Kingdom | AFP | London Fashion Week opens on Friday with shows by Burberry, J.W. Anderson and Topshop UNIQUE, with the industry putting on a brave face amid concerns over the impact of Brexit. Many designers wanted to stay in the European Union, and there are fears about …

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Chicken and chips – NTV premiers new youth edutainment series

Chicken and Chips – weaving together animation, puppet scenes, music videos, interviews and performances – was launched in Kampala on Sunday on NTV. The youth edutainment series Chicken and Chips premiered its 16-episode first season. It focuses on relationships and combines music, journalism, puppetry and animation to create a fresh blend …

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Nigerian Ebola movie extols moment of heroism

  Lagos, Nigeria | AFP |    Hollywood plague movies are usually about a fictional viral outbreak, unleashing chaos and anarchy that can only be stopped by heroes who transcend the panic. That’s not true for “93 Days”, a Nollywood film premiering on Tuesday, which dramatises the story of Nigeria’s …

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