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Requiem for Aleppo: Solidarity in dance and political message Requiem for Aleppo: Solidarity in dance and political message April 25, 12:24 A dance production dedicated to consequences of the devastating Syrian civil war has premiered as a fundraising event. Russian actor Kirill Safonov denied entry into Ukraine Russian actor Kirill Safonov denied entry into Ukraine April 25, 6:26 The ban was imposed because the actor took part in the filming in Crimea. Turkish internet users attack Armenian genocide film’s IMDb page Turkish internet users attack Armenian genocide film’s IMDb page April 25, 6:03 They launched a campaign to downrate the film and publish negative reviews. Bruce Springsteen records anti-Trump song Bruce Springsteen records anti-Trump song April 25, 6:01 Some already called it an anthem of Trump opposers. Germany’s former finance minister becomes comedian Germany’s former finance minister becomes comedian April 24, 12:07 Peer Steinbrück plans to have a tour across the country in summer. Iranian filmmaker Keywan Karimi released from prison Iranian filmmaker Keywan Karimi released from prison April 24, 6:16 He was serving a term for “anti-state propaganda” and “insulting sacred values” in his works. The Smiths turn new vinyl into anti-Trump statement The Smiths turn new vinyl into anti-Trump statement April 24, 5:46 A message reading “Trump Will Kill America” is etched on the record of the band’s earlier unreleased songs. Avatar four installments to be released in 2020-2025 Avatar four installments to be released in 2020-2025 April 24, 5:45 After the release of the first film, James Cameron has been working on scripts for four sequels, the first of which will come out in three years. Belarusian band stands up against using their music in propaganda film Belarusian band stands up against using their music in propaganda film April 24, 5:43 YouTube removed the video in which a state-run TV channel used the band’s song without permission. Artists, actors, musicians, writers among Time’s 100 most influential people Artists, actors, musicians, writers among Time’s 100 most influential people April 21, 13:39 The magazine has published its traditional list of the world’s most influential people. It includes a lot of artists and cultural figures. Trailer for Sofia Coppola’s film starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell released Trailer for Sofia Coppola’s film starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell released April 21, 6:45 The Beguiled has been selected for the main competition section at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Russia’s Duma proposes replacing Eurovision by national Dobrovidenie Russia’s Duma proposes replacing Eurovision by national Dobrovidenie April 21, 6:10 Members of parliament approved the decision to withdraw from the European song contest and called to support a national alternative. Latvian actors denied US visas Latvian actors denied US visas April 21, 6:10 The Latvian National Theatre had to cancel its tour in the United States. Rajabian brothers return to prison in Iran Rajabian brothers return to prison in Iran April 21, 6:09 Musician and filmmaker Mehdi and Hossein Rajabian were denied an extension for a temporary leave from prison for medical treatment. Russia’s Duma finds lawful Poklonskaya’s request to prosecutor over Matilda Russia’s Duma finds lawful Poklonskaya’s request to prosecutor over Matilda April 20, 7:28 The parliamentary commission on ethics considered the complaint by the film’s director and didn’t find any violations in MP Poklonskaya’s actions. Prince William and Lady Gaga have frank chat about mental health Prince William and Lady Gaga have frank chat about mental health April 20, 7:27 Their talk was part of the campaign #oktosay aimed at reducing the stigma around mental problems. Miami street renamed after Oscar-winning Moonlight Miami street renamed after Oscar-winning Moonlight April 20, 7:25 It is situated in the neighbourhood where the film was set. Cher calls on London and Washington to recognise Armenian genocide Cher calls on London and Washington to recognise Armenian genocide April 20, 7:24 The American singer of Armenian descent wants the world to recognise her nation’s tragedy of the early 20th century. Alexei Uchitel says Poklonskaya’s complaints about his Nicholas II film are manipulation Alexei Uchitel says Poklonskaya’s complaints about his Nicholas II film are manipulation April 19, 8:10 Natalya Poklonskaya refers to experts’ conclusions and demands a ban on screening Matilda. Russian MPs to protect society from “immoral art” Russian MPs to protect society from “immoral art” April 19, 6:43 Under a new bill, cultural institutions may be fined if their works violate standards of public morality. more