‘Mozart effect’: Listening to composer’s Sonata For Two Pianos K448 can prevent epileptic seizures, study finds | Science & Tech News

A piece of music by Mozart can have an anti-epileptic effect on the brain and may be a possible treatment to prevent seizures, according to a new study. Researchers at the Hospital St Anne and CEITEC Masaryk University in the Czech Republic found that listening to Mozart’s Sonata For Two Pianos K448 reduced epileptiform discharges (EDs) – More...

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By S.P. On Saturday, June 19th, 2021
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Download Festival: Mosh pits, ponchos and mask-free crowds – ‘Euphoria’ as 10,000 revellers brave rain at pilot event | Ents & Arts News

There was a euphoric atmosphere at Download Festival’s first day in Leicestershire – despite the wet weather. About 10,000 people attended the pilot heavy metal music event in Donington Park, with More...

By S.P. On Saturday, June 19th, 2021
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Backstage podcast: In The Heights, Physical and Luca | Ents & Arts News

Welcome to Backstage, the film and TV podcast from Sky News. This week Claire Gregory and Stevie Wong are joined by Chris Robertson from the Sky News entertainment team. Subscribe to the Backstage podcast on More...

By S.P. On Friday, June 18th, 2021
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COVID-19: Cinderella not going to the ball as Lloyd Webber withdraws musical from live events pilot | Ents & Arts News

Andrew Lloyd Webber has pulled his latest musical out of a government pilot scheme for live events because theatre had been treated as “an afterthought and undervalued”. The composer’s decision More...

By S.P. On Friday, June 18th, 2021
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COVID-19: 10,000 to attend rock festival in latest pilot – but it comes too late for many other live events | Ents & Arts News

A live rock festival seems at odds with the government’s decision to delay lifting restrictions, but that’s exactly what’s happening from today as Download Pilot takes place in Donington Park. It More...

By S.P. On Friday, June 18th, 2021
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Kim Kardashian says she was almost a ‘runaway bride’ – and reveals her one regret | Ents & Arts News

Kim Kardashian West has said she almost became a “runaway bride” before her 72-day marriage to basketball player Kris Humphries.  The reality star told a Keeping Up With The Kardashians reunion More...

By S.P. On Thursday, June 17th, 2021
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Enid Blyton blue plaque bio by English Heritage includes ‘racist and xenophobic’ criticism | UK News

The work of Enid Blyton has been linked to “racism and xenophobia” in updated blue plaque information by English Heritage. The charity’s blue plaque scheme, which has seen more than 950 commemorative More...

By S.P. On Thursday, June 17th, 2021
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Victoria’s Secret rebrand: Priyanka Chopra, Megan Rapinoe and Valentina Sampaio join as new ambassadors | Ents & Arts News

Indian actress Priyanka Chopra, US footballer Megan Rapinoe and transgender model Valentina Sampaio have joined Victoria’s Secret as the embattled lingerie company undergoes a “dramatic shift”. Known More...

By S.P. On Thursday, June 17th, 2021
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Influencers who have repeatedly broken advertising rules singled out on regulator’s website | UK News

Four social media influencers have been rebuked by regulators for repeatedly failing to disclose advertising on their accounts. Chloe Ferry, Chloe Khan, Jodie Marsh and Lucy Mecklenburgh are the first to be More...

By S.P. On Wednesday, June 16th, 2021
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McFly star Tom Fletcher and wife Giovanna apologise for using furlough scheme – ‘it was a huge error of judgment’ | Ents & Arts News

McFly star Tom Fletcher and his wife Giovanna have apologised for using the government furlough scheme during the pandemic, saying it was “a huge error of judgment”. The couple released a joint statement More...