Italy wins 2021 Eurovision Song Contest following tight race
23 May 2021 | 7:22 pm
"We just want to say, to the whole of Europe, to the whole world, rock 'n' roll never dies," Maneskin's frontman Damiano David has said after winning.
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Dino Melaye releases song on coronavirus
22 Apr 2020
Dino Melaye releases song on beauty of character
5 May 2020
An online talent contest created to keep young Jordanians busy as they sit out their country's coronavirus lockdown has proved a hit, with thousands taking part and millions of views.
27 May 2020
British musician Laura Marling wasn't planning to release her seventh album until the end of the summer. But when the Covid-19 pandemic hit, and her US and European tours were canceled, she decided to put it out early. The singer-songwriter speaks to Eve Jackson about London in lockdown, writing an album for her younger self and giving online guitar lessons.
10 Jun 2020
Whether it was cutting off his own head on stage with a guillotine, or false rumours that he bit the head of a chicken live on stage, his theatrical shows caused a scandal in the early 1970s. Thirty albums later and with 50 million records sold, first as the Alice Cooper band and later as the solo act, he's given us classic rock anthems like "I'm Eighteen", "School's Out" and "Billion Dollar Babies". Alice Cooper speaks to Eve Jackson from his home in Arizona about his rallying anthem "Don't Give Up", shock-rocking audiences for five decades and that chicken incident.
4 Oct 2020
Eimear Quinn shot to fame in 1996, winning the Eurovision award for Ireland. Since then, she's gone on to have a successful music career, touring all over the planet. She recently released her fourth solo studio album, "Ériu", an orchestral record of Irish music.
24 Dec 2020
"We Wish You a Merry Christmas" is a traditional English Christmas carol of unknown origin that is believed to date from the 16th century. It was sung by children in Victorian times as they went about performing carols door to door on Christmas Eve, hoping for sweet rewards.
5 Jan 2021
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4 Feb 2021
Have you listened to Joe Boyofficial's debut album Somewhere Between Beauty & Magic? In this chat with The Guardian Life, he reveals his favorite track off SBBM, do you agree with him?
25 Feb 2021
Hopewell Chin'ono didn't set out to become an internet sensation when he made a song about corruption in Zimbabwe, but that's exactly what happened when he uploaded 'Dem Loot' to Twitter. The outspoken Zimbabwean journalist has been arrested three times in six months for tweets protesting graft. In a video that has gone viral, Chin'ono has released a short free-styled reggae dance-hall track, titled Dem Loot -- "They Loot" -- in which he chastises rampant state corruption in the southern African country.
25 Feb 2021
Like a fish out of water, Aycayia's arrival on dry land is a troubling, seismic shift and one that ripples through the island community she enters. She's the protagonist of Monique Roffey's slippery, seductive charm of a novel "The Mermaid of Black Conch", a book which straddles literary forms and sings with the creole poetry of its central character. Roffey joins us by video to talk about winning the Costa book award and the post-colonial power struggles that the novel's Caribbean setting throws up.
14 Mar 2021
Eurovision organizers have rejected a song entry from Belarus due to its lyrics mocking demonstrations against Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko. Critics say the song legitimizes Lukashenko's regime.
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The Ukrainian government has been unable to collect taxes since Russia's invasion, and now international support aims to prop up its budget.
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She is the first woman to hold the position in over 30 years. French President Emmanuel Macron and Borne were expected to appoint the full government within days.
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American military leaders said the soldiers would help counter the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab in the Horn of Africa country.
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Elisabeth Borne has been appointed France's new prime minister. The former transport, ecology and labour minister faces numerous challenges, with the most pressing priority being helping French households with the soaring cost of living. She will also need to tackle the thorny issue of pension reform as well as steer the country through a major energy transition. Plus, Moscow residents display mixed feelings after US fast food giant McDonald's announces it's pulling out of Russia for good.
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Researchers from the US and France say that having more than 2 kids could have a negative effect on late-life cognition. The researchers analyzed data from the Survey of Health, Aging and Retirement in Europe (SHARE).
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In the French region of Burgundy, home to the city of Dijon, it's not just the grapes that are famous. The region's other star fruit is the blackcurrant. A whole market has emerged based on the cultivation of this small berry. Today, the precious black fruit is transformed in many ways. Its best-known use in France is in the production of the famous liqueur known as crème de cassis, but blackcurrant is also used in cooking and even in the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries. We take a closer look.