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Electronica pioneer Froese of Tangerine Dream dead at 70 NEW YORK: Edgar Froese, whose band Tangerine Dream crafted an ambient and futuristic sound that set the stage for generations of electronic artists, has died, his son said Friday. He was 70.Trained as a sculptor, the German multi-instrumentalist shocked the musical world in the early 1970s by using synthesizers to generate a trance-like but minimalist atmosphere that had only passing connections to the rock sound that then dominated the airwaves.His son Jerome Froese, who later joined him in the band, said that his father died unexpectedly from a pulmonary embolism while in Vienna on Tuesday."Edgar once said, 'There is no death, there is just a change of our cosmic address.' Edgar, this is a little comfort to us," a statement from the band said.Froese was born in what is now the Russian city of Sovetsk on June 6, 1944 -- the same day as the D-Day invasion -- and has ...


Representatives of 88 countries compete for Miss Universe crown MIAMI: Representatives of 88 countries will smile it out for the title of Miss Universe Sunday in a contest rattled by Miss Israel taking a selfie with Miss Lebanon, their countries' sworn enemies.The beauty pageant will play out Sunday in the city of Doral starting at 8 pm (0000 GMT Monday) at a sports facility at Florida International University. A successor will be chosen to Miss Universe 2013, Gabriela Isler of Venezuela.The world's lovelies staged ...

Singer Sarah Brightman in training for space tourist role MOSCOW: British singer Sarah Brightman has started a gruelling 72-hour survival course in a snowy Russian forest to train for her upcoming role as a space tourist, Russia's cosmonaut training centre said Friday.The soprano known for her starring roles in West End musicals composed by ex-husband Andrew Lloyd Webber, is due to spend 10 days in space in September after paying $52 million to become the eighth space tourist in a flight arranged by US ...

Egypt conservationists to sue over 'botched' Tut mask repair CAIRO: An Egyptian conservation group said Friday it will sue the antiquities minister over a "botched" repair of the mask of King Tutankhamun that left a crust of dried glue on the priceless relic.The golden funerary mask, seen Friday by AFP at the Egyptian Museum, showed the sticky aftermath of what appears to have been overzealous use of glue to fix the mask's beard in place.A museum official, who spoke anonymously to avoid repercussions, told ...

Kylie Minogue sizzles in new video teaser Singer Kylie Minogue sings on new Giorgio Moroder single ‘Right Here, Right Now’. With her latest single Kylie Minogue has showed that she still got the moves and the voice.Kylie is seen spinning around and flaunting her fit body in the latest music teaser with dance music legend Giorgio Moroder. She looks every inch the pop princess in this collaboration with Giorgio. As per foreign reports Giorgio Moroder has been making waves again after returning ...

Deepika Padukone dedicates her award to Kangana Ranaut In a recent award ceremony, Deepika Padukone bagged an award for her performance in ‘Happy New Year’, but the leggy beauty dedicates her award to Kangana Ranaut for her performance in ‘Queen’.According to Indian media reports, Bollywood diva Deepika Padukone, who recently received the Life OK! Screen Award in the best actress category, has dedicated the award to Kangana Ranaut. She said, “Thank you for this award, but I really believe this year belonged to ...

Adele to sing for James Bond film yet again The British songstress Adele who won an Oscar for her theme song for the last installment of James Bond film ‘Skyfall’ is rumored to be working on ‘Spectre’.According to foreign media reports, she was flown to Los Angeles to record potential new music for the film. The Mirror claims that the phenomenally successful British star has been taking time out from work on her delayed third album to record a song for ‘Spectre’.As per media ...


 



 
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