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The sound of 2021: English music of this past pandemic year hasn't been all doom and gloom
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The sound of 2021: English music of this past pandemic year hasn't been all doom and gloom

If anything, the year has seen albums too short, songs too long, egos too big, and debuts too exciting, spoiling us for choice, and pushing us to redefine our own understanding of an album as we lumbered back onto our post-lockdown lives.

In The Bridge, Sting alludes to troubled waters through brilliant acoustic experiment
Entertainment

In The Bridge, Sting alludes to troubled waters through brilliant acoustic experiment

Sting's new release The Bridge has a strong pop-rock vibe that defined his #ThePolice and early solo years, but some of its best songs have Celtic and jazz influences

Ahead of new album The Bridge, Sting opens up on the 'dangerous political climate', vaccine hesitancy, and more
Entertainment

Ahead of new album The Bridge, Sting opens up on the 'dangerous political climate', vaccine hesitancy, and more

"For me, Brexit is a personal tragedy. I'm sad for my country. Young British people have been robbed of the opportunity to experience Europe. It's insane," says 17-time Grammy Award winner Sting, whose album The Bridge releases on 19 November.

Vax India Now virtual fundraiser led by AR Rahman, Liam Neeson, Sting raises more than $5 million
Entertainment

Vax India Now virtual fundraiser led by AR Rahman, Liam Neeson, Sting raises more than $5 million

The Vax India Now concert, a virtual fundraiser to support India's COVID-19 vaccination drive, was livestreamed globally on 7 July, with UNICEF and American India Foundation (AIF) as beneficiaries.

Ricky Martin drops surprise EP Pausa, says making music worked like 'medicine' for his anxiety
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Ricky Martin drops surprise EP Pausa, says making music worked like 'medicine' for his anxiety

Pausa includes collaborations by Sting, Carla Morrison, Diego El Cigala and Pedro Capó, as well as the previously released singles 'Cántalo,' with Residente and Bad Bunny, and 'Tiburones.'

In Netflix documentary Have a Good Trip, celebs share their wild experiences, do's and don'ts of taking LSD
Entertainment

In Netflix documentary Have a Good Trip, celebs share their wild experiences, do's and don'ts of taking LSD

Have a Good Trip interviews an impressive lineup of actors, musicians, comedians and so on — Sting, Carrie Fisher, the late Anthony Bourdain, Natasha Lyonne, Ben Stiller, Sarah Silverman, Will Forte, ASAP Rocky, and so on — talking about their memorable LSD trips

Shaggy to release first solo album in eight years on 10 May; LP will feature Jason DeRulo
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Shaggy to release first solo album in eight years on 10 May; LP will feature Jason DeRulo

Shaggy is known for songs like 'Mr Boombastic', 'It Wasn't Me' and 'Angel'.

Freak Show: Hugh Jackman, Sting attend premiere of comedy-drama in New York
Entertainment

Freak Show: Hugh Jackman, Sting attend premiere of comedy-drama in New York

The NY premiere of Trudie Styles first directorial project, Freak Show, saw the likes of Sting, AnnaSophia Robb and Amanda Lepore in attendance

Narada scam: ED interrogates TMC minister Firhad Hakim caught on tape accepting bribe
India

Narada scam: ED interrogates TMC minister Firhad Hakim caught on tape accepting bribe

The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday questioned West Bengal Urban Development Minister Firhad Hakim in connection with the Narada sting probe

Gigs of the week: Lionel Richie, Missy Elliott, Sting perform their greatest hits
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Gigs of the week: Lionel Richie, Missy Elliott, Sting perform their greatest hits

Here's what your favourite artists where your favourite artists performed this week

World Music Day: 5 lesser known genres you should get hooked to
Entertainment

World Music Day: 5 lesser known genres you should get hooked to

This World Music Day, we look at genres we never thought existed, along with their history, origins and artists who play them.

A year on, France remembers 130 killed in Paris attacks; Sting reopens Bataclan concert hall
World

A year on, France remembers 130 killed in Paris attacks; Sting reopens Bataclan concert hall

Hollande is also unveiling plaques honouring the victims at the bars and restaurants in Paris and the Bataclan concert hall, which reopened on Saturday night with a concert by British pop star Sting.

Watch: Sting's new single '50,000' is a homage to Prince, David Bowie's deaths
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Watch: Sting's new single '50,000' is a homage to Prince, David Bowie's deaths

Sting debuted his new song '50,000', which is inspired by the deaths of David Bowie, Prince, Lemmy and Glenn Frey

Congress releases sting video, says AAP minister Imran Hussain's staffer asked for Rs 30 lakh bribe
Politics

Congress releases sting video, says AAP minister Imran Hussain's staffer asked for Rs 30 lakh bribe

Congress on Tuesday demanded immediate resignation of Delhi Minister Imran Hussain, alleging a sting operation has purportedly revealed that a Rs 30 lakh bribe was demanded by a person for regularising an illegal construction in Ballimaran area of north Delhi on his behalf, a charge denied by the AAP leader.

Don't sting me like Kejriwal: Giriraj 'warned' reporters before making Sonia comment
Politics

Don't sting me like Kejriwal: Giriraj 'warned' reporters before making Sonia comment

Giriraj Singh is now probably cursing the moment he got drawn into the 'informal' conversation with some reporters, when he came out with his pearls of wisdom.

New AAP sting: Alleged tape shows Kejriwal refusing seats to Muslims
Politics

New AAP sting: Alleged tape shows Kejriwal refusing seats to Muslims

In the converstaion-- allegedly recorded before Delhi assembly polls--Kejriwal is reportedly heard saying that Muslims won't expect AAP to field many candidates from their community but wants the party to defeat Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

All out war on Yadav: Kejriwal tweets pain but this 'statesmanship' is too late
Politics

All out war on Yadav: Kejriwal tweets pain but this 'statesmanship' is too late

A crucial weapon the opponents against Yogendra Yadav will be using against him is a recording with a journalist.

SC should take congnisance of charges against BJP: Cong on AAP video
Politics

SC should take congnisance of charges against BJP: Cong on AAP video

Slamming BJP over allegations that it was trying to poach Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs, Congress on Monday said it had "betrayed" the people.