There is a famous recording on the old Philips label, where Antonio Vivaldi's The Four Seasons with violinist Salvatore Accardo is played by an ensemble formed wholly of Stradivarius instruments. Such an arrangement is a reality in Singapore because all the string players at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory play on instruments loaned by The Rin Collection, one of the world's great repositories of historical instruments.
LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Rapper Rick Ross beat fellow hip-hop star Pharrell Williams to the top of the Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday, despite Pharrell's high-profile performance with leading film ladies at the Oscars.
Love is a four-letter word and it’s the most powerful one – that’s the takeaway message you learnt after experiencing Vusi Mahlasela and Charles Bradley.
LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - What would you do if you came face-to-face with a doppelganger? Canadian director Denis Villeneuve explores that question in the psychological thriller Enemy, based on Jose Saramago's 2002 novel The Double.
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Three Arab countries have banned the biblical epic movie "Noah" because it contradicts Islam, while three more are expected to follow suit, a studio spokesman said Wednesday.