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Blackpink’s Jisoo becomes third member to announce solo agency

K-pop girl group Blackpink member Jisoo has revealed the establishment of her solo agency named Blissoo. As the 29-year-old singer takes this significant step in her career, she has also introduced the official website for her brand-new label. The announcement was shared on social media by Jisoo herself via Instagram on Wednesday, February 21.

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Joy Bangla Concert to be held outside Dhaka for the first time

The Joy Bangla Concert, traditionally held in Dhaka since 2015, will take place at the MA Aziz Stadium in the port city of Chattogram on March 7 this year. This marks the first time the concert will be held outside Dhaka.

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Sam Mendes set to direct four separate Beatles films

Director Sam Mendes is embarking on an ambitious project that will dive into the lives of each member of “The Beatles” through four separate feature films. The movies will intersect to narrate the extraordinary journey of the iconic band, leading up to their legendary breakup in 1970, according to a press release.

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Celebrating the languages of Bangladesh: Coke Studio Bangla at the forefront

The Language Movement of 1952 is the result of our country’s fight to identify as a liberated nation. The present-day economy and culture of Bangladesh are also a consequence of the independence that our predecessors strived for. Our language transcends its role as a mere communication tool; it stands as an integral component of our rich history. As Bangladesh commemorates International Mother Language Day, the reverberations of its diverse linguistic heritage resonate far beyond its borders, underscoring its enduring significance on a global scale.

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'Hotel California' case: Unusual criminal trial set to open over handwritten lyrics

In a courtroom drama set to commence on Wednesday, three individuals found themselves at the centre of an unusual criminal trial over handwritten lyrics to the iconic song "Hotel California" by the Eagles. Rare book dealer Glenn Horowitz, former Rock & Roll Hall of Fame curator Craig Inciardi, and memorabilia seller Edward Kosinski are facing charges of conspiring to own and attempt to sell manuscripts of Eagles’ hits without authorisation.

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Sajjad Hussain chronicles Anindya Chattopadhyay’s early years in ‘Anindyakal’

The book, exploring the obscured corners of the singer’s life before his rise to fame, has been unveiled at a programme held at the Bishwa Sahitya Kendra Auditorium in the capital on Monday evening.

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Ark set to release new song after 21 years

Renowned soft rock band Ark, popular in the ‘90s, is making a comeback with a new song after 21 years. Known for their captivating melodies and meaningful lyrics, the band is gearing up to release the song titled "Ardhangini."

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I want to stay in Bangladesh for the rest of my life: Kabir Suman

These sentiments were expressed by Kabir Suman, one of the greatest artistes in the subcontinent. He wants to spend his final days in Bangladesh and to ultimately rest in peace in this land.

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Azad Rahman’s significant musical collections handed over to Bangladesh Film Archive

In 1969, he made his debut in music direction with the film “Aguntuk”. In 1977, he was honoured as the best music composer for the film “Jadur Bashi”, and in 1993, he received the National Film Award as Best Music Director and Best Singer for the film “Chadabaj”.

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‘He is not on our level’: Shuvro Dev responds to Prince Mahmud’s criticism on Ekushey Padak selection

A contentious debate has erupted on social media following the announcement of the recipients of the prestigious Ekushey Padak 2024. The government's decision to honour 21 individuals for their outstanding contributions across various fields, with 10 from the entertainment sector, has received criticism, particularly surrounding the recognition of music star Shuvro Dev.

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Alliance Française de Dhaka hosts enchanting evening of classical music

Alliance Française de Dhaka treated music enthusiasts to a mesmerising evening of classical music on Sunday, February 18, 2024, at its Dhanmondi premises. The event featured the renowned French pianist, Maxime Zecchini, and accomplished violinist Isabelle Durin in a unique collaboration that showcased their individual artistry.

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Nakul Kumar Biswas hospitalised after falling from roof

Upon falling from his rooftop, the singer lost consciousness and was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance on Thursday noon. Later, due to the severity of the situation, he was transferred to Popular Medical College Hospital in the capital for advanced medical care.

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Islam Uddin Palakar ventures into cinema with folk song

The folk singer became a household name with the immensely successful rendition of the song titled "Deora", presented in the second season of Coke Studio Bangla with singer Pritom Hasan. The song quickly gained popularity amongst the younger generation too, putting the singer, who was previously renowned among limited audiences, in a new light.

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Nachiketa honours Ekushey February with a tribute song

Renowned artiste Nachiketa Chakraborty recently released a song titled "Ekta Ekusher Lage" in honour of the historic Ekushey February, emphasising the deep bond between Bangladesh and West Bengal despite the geographical barriers. The song, sung by Nachiketa with Sayeeda Shampa, carries heartfelt lyrics penned by Golam Morshed and composed by Antu Golandaz.

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Shironamhin set to release new album 'Batighor'

In a bid to revive the trend of regular releases among local bands, the popular Bangladeshi band Shironamhin is gearing up to unveil their latest album titled “Batighor”. Despite a general scarcity of new releases within the domestic music scene, Shironamhin stands out as one of the few bands consistently bringing fresh tunes to their audience.

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Jungkook stars in Calvin Klein's new sultry campaign

BTS’ Jungkook took the internet by storm in the latest Calvin Klein's sultry Spring 2024 campaign.

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Striking looks, melodious voice

After the massive success of "Baje Shobhab", Reehan Rasul has consistently delivered super hit tracks. From the enchanting melodies of "Rupkothar Jogote" to the heart-warming "Gaa Chuye Bolo", the artiste has solidified his presence in the world of showbiz. Most recently, his song "Shesh Chiti", featured in Mizanur Rahman Aryan’s short film "Booking", has generated buzz on social media.

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Badshah to perform in Bangladesh

Dhaka is gearing up to host a music festival where Indian rapper and music artist Badshah is set to perform. The event is scheduled to take place on March 1st at the International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB, Expo Zone).

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