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Military bands kick off Spasskaya Tower festival on Red Square (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
The best military orchestras from around the world have invaded Russia's iconic Red Square in the heart of Moscow to take part in Spasskaya Tower international military music festival. This year the theme of the annual show is the First World War.

30.08.2014 22:10

Facebook wonder: Scorpions sing to Russian hospice patient after FB post
The lead-singer of the Scorpions rock band called a young Russian man with incurable cancer and sang to him after 5,000 Facebook users joined together to help the hospice patient’s most cherished dream become reality.

22.10.2013 17:14

Bloodhound Gang ‘fleeing’ from Russia after bassist desecrates flag (VIDEO)
US rockers Bloodhound Gang got their Russian gig cancelled, were ‘showered with tomatoes’ and ‘beaten’ by the locals after a YouTube clip showed the band’s bass player desecrating a Russian flag – an act considered a criminal offense in the country.

03.08.2013 17:03

Jagger jabs Obama over NSA scandal
President Barack Obama didn’t attend The Rolling Stones concert in Washington, DC Monday night, but lead singer Mick Jagger said that wasn’t likely to keep the commander-in-chief from checking out the show.

25.06.2013 20:01

­To Russia with love! Justin Bieber to perform in Moscow
Justin Bieber is set to perform in Russia, with live shows in Moscow and St. Petersburg, in April 2013. Russia was added to the singer’s tour map after fans complaints. This will be the singer’s first appearance in Russia.

12.12.2012 17:23

­US celebrities raise $23 million for Sandy victims
Big named US celebrities have joined forces to help the victims of Superstorm Sandy. The benefit event raised almost $23 million, after the hurricane caused billions of dollars of damage and resulted in more than 100 deaths.

04.11.2012 16:15

Every tree you take: Sting relocates Philippines gig
Sting is known for his environmental concerns. Now the star has changed the location of his gig in the Philippines after learning that the stadium's owners allegedly planned to uproot 182 trees for a parking lot and mall expansion.

22.10.2012 15:11

Musical take away: Vienna musicians give home delivery concerts
Mozart would be pleased to learn that musicians in Austria are reviving the tradition of performing concerts in the homes of their audience. Vienna's famed Konzerthaus has labeled such live gigs as "Rent a musician".

09.10.2012 08:22

Red, and every other color: International orchestras meet in Moscow (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
Moscow’s Red Square has flowered with all the colors of the rainbow as colorful military orchestras marched across it, marking the opening of the annual International Military Music Festival.

01.09.2012 19:56

­No fear: Madonna stands up for gay rights in St. Petersburg
Never afraid to back away from controversy, pop diva Madonna spoke up for gay rights and against a local law which forbids homosexual ‘propaganda’, during her concert in St. Petersburg on Thursday.

10.08.2012 12:10

Madonna in Moscow: ‘Set Pussy Riot free!’
Madonna has added her support to the Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot, whose members are currently on trial in a Moscow court. The American pop diva took the Moscow stage with her “Like a Virgin” hit and a “Pussy Riot” inscription on her back.

08.08.2012 01:02

“I had no childhood – I was a professional at seven” – George Benson to RT
Even when the famous jazzist did not know he was working, it was work, Benson told RT's Spotlight program. Aged ten he was already making records and even had a radio show.

24.07.2012 15:31

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