Mehwish Hayat loves magic of Solis music festival in Karachi

Mehwish Hayat loves magic of Solis music festival in Karachi

KARACHI: Mehwish Hayat, the country’s leading showbiz diva, is overpowered by the ‘magic of Solis festival’ over the weekend, an event that isn’t going to be forgotten anytime soon. Karachiites enjoyed the Solis Music and Arts Festival held in the port city on Saturday. The local and international artists, including Clean Bandit, Kill the Buzz, … Read more

Katy Perry plans record-breaking show at women´s T20 final

Katy Perry plans record-breaking show at women´s T20 final

SYDNEY: American popstar Katy Perry announced Wednesday she will be performing at the final of the Women´s Twenty20 World Cup in Melbourne next March before an expected record crowd on International Women´s Day. “Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi!” Perry said in an Instagram post using the Australian sporting chant. “Let´s break some records – … Read more

Pete Doherty arrested in Paris for cocaine possession

Pete Doherty arrested in Paris for cocaine possession

PARIS: British rocker Pete Doherty was arrested and taken into custody in Paris Friday after being caught buying cocaine, a French police source told AFP. The former Libertines frontman tried to resist arrest after being caught in the early hours of Friday carrying two packets of cocaine, one of which he had partly consumed, the … Read more

scientists reveal a secret to great song writing

scientists reveal a secret to great song writing

WASHINGTON: What makes some music so enjoyable, and can science help us engineer the perfect pop song? A group of researchers who statistically analyzed tens of thousands of chord progressions in classic US Billboard hits say they have found the answer, and it lies in the right combination of uncertainty and surprise. Vincent Cheung of … Read more

Kurt Cobain´s cigarette-burned sweater sells for $334,000

Kurt Cobain´s cigarette-burned sweater sells for $334,000

NEW YORK: A quarter century after grunge´s enigmatic rhapsodist took his own life, Kurt Cobain´s iconic cigarette-singed cardigan worn during Nirvana´s 1993 “Unplugged” performance has sold for $334,000. The tattered, olive-green, Manhattan-brand, button-up sweater, which has never been washed since Cobain wore it, came with dark stains and a burn hole. The seller, Garrett Kletjian, … Read more

Afghan Elvis´s legacy endures, decades after death

Afghan Elvis´s legacy endures, decades after death

KABUL: Sporting a black quiff and sideburns, Ahmad Zahir sang of love and heartbreak in liberal 1970s Kabul — a city now plagued by war and suffering, but where the popularity of Afghanistan´s “Elvis” remains undimmed 40 years after his death. Zahir — the son of a former prime minister with a penchant for brandy … Read more

Jennifer Lopez, Shakira to headline Super Bowl halftime show

Jennifer Lopez, Shakira to headline Super Bowl halftime show

NEW YORK: Multi-faceted sensation Jennifer Lopez on Thursday announced she and pop star Shakira would headline the National Football League´s Super Bowl halftime show in Miami in February. The 50-year-old Lopez — who is currently basking in the success of her much-lauded performance in the recently released film “Hustlers” — dropped the news in a … Read more

Dance star boycotts planes and hits out at ´artistic jet set´

Dance star boycotts planes and hits out at ´artistic jet set´

PARIS: The French choreographer Jerome Bel caused a stir Thursday by saying that he had stopped taking flights and was turning his back on the “artistic jet set”. The enfant terrible of French dance told AFP that he would also be boycotting work by artists who flew or did not make an effort to combat … Read more

Star US drummer pleads guilty to embezzling $750,000 from charity

Star US drummer pleads guilty to embezzling $750,000 from charity

LOS ANGELS: Robin DiMaggio, a professional drummer who once served as the musical director for the United Nations and has worked with some of music´s biggest stars, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to embezzling $750,000 from a charity for homeless children. According to a criminal complaint, DiMaggio, 48, lied to a Bulgarian-based nonprofit called Peace for … Read more