Entertainment

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Feb 16 '16 10:18

Dutch filmmaker Nina Gantz won the BAFTA award for best animated short for her film Edmond on Sunday. Edmond, which features animated felt dolls, was Gantz graduation film at the National Film and Television School in London, where she graduated last summer.

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Feb 16 '16 09:56

The Dutch Metropole Orchestra won a prestigious Grammy Award on Monday night. They won in the Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for their album Sylva, which they made with the American fusion band Snarky Puppy.

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Feb 15 '16 14:25

Rock music icon Paul McCartney officially confirmed rumors that he would be the signature headlining act at this year’s Pinkpop festival in Landgraaf, Limburg. The 73-year-old singer songwriter will close the three-day festival on June 12 in his first appearance at the event.

Feb 15 '16 14:00

Tickets for the Beyonce show in Amsterdam on July 16th sold out within 20 minutes on Monday morning. According to concert organizer Mojo, they are working on possibilities for a second concert in the city.

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Feb 12 '16 13:45

The 65 thousand tickets for the Bruce Springsteen concert at Malieveld in the Hague on June 14th, sold out almost within the hour

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Feb 11 '16 10:39

The Netherlands 1st Correspondents' Dinner was the most watched program on Wednesday with 2.725 million viewers, according to foundation KijkOnderzoek's daily viewing figures.

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Feb 10 '16 17:50

Paul McCartney is widely expected to headline and close the 2016 edition of music festival Pinkpop. Just days later, American rock legend Bruce Springsteen is set to perform in Den Haag.

Feb 9 '16 16:05

Beyonce will be performing in the Amsterdam ArenA on July 16th as part of her new world tour

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Feb 8 '16 10:43

The Netherlands meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow warning for strong winds up to 100 kilometers per hour for almost the whole country, with the exception of the eastern provinces. The strong winds resulted in a number of Carnival parades being cancelled or postponed, including those in Den Bosch, Breda, Roermond, Geleen and Venlo.

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Feb 5 '16 11:50

The Dutch film industry is holding the Netherlands responsible for damages they suffered by the illegal downloading of movies. They estimate the damage at 1.2 billion euros. In a letter to State Secretary Klaas Dijkhoff of Security and Justice, the film producers and distributors demand that the government takes responsibility or they will be forced to take legal action, the Telegraaf reports.

Feb 3 '16 15:20

Nijmegen metal festival FortaRock dropped American band Down from its lineup after frontman Phil Anselmo made the Hitler salute and called "white power" during a gig in the United States last week

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Feb 2 '16 16:35

DJ's Tiësto, Martin Garrix and Firebeatz have been added to the lineup for the second edition of The Flying Dutch Dance Festival, happening on Saturday, June 4th

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Jan 28 '16 14:00

Three Michelin star restaurant De Librije in Zwolle will soon be catering for a crowd quite unlike what they are used to. The restaurant is working with singer Theo Lens on a special event for the homeless - a concert combined with a delicious meal of stamppot

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Jan 28 '16 12:19

Iggy Pop and Josh Homme will be performing in the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam on May 10th as part of their Post Pop Depression Tour, dedicated to Iggy Pop's new album with the same name

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Jan 28 '16 11:29

Dutch conductor and violinist Jaap van Zweden was appointed the new head conductor of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, the orchestra announced on Wednesday. He starts his new job in 2018

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Jan 28 '16 11:18

Queen Maxima opened the 45th edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam on Thursday. The theme of this year's festival is ID check - the continuous reflection of people on themselves, how they interact and how they can build a society together

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Jan 28 '16 11:01

The madness surrounding tickets for Adele concerts in the Netherlands being sold out within hours only to be resold at much higher prices, sparked Minister Henk Kamp of Economic Affairs to launch an investigation. He asked the Authority for Consumers and Market to investigate the circumstances, the Minister wrote to the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament

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Jan 27 '16 14:25

A total of 994 thousand viewers tuned in to watch RTL Late Night on Tuesday night featuring Hollywood star George Clooney as as guest, according to figures from Stichting Kijkonderzoek.

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Jan 27 '16 14:00

Blues and Jazz pioneers including The Roots, Buddy Guy and the Branford Marsalis Quartet featuring Kurt Elling are among the first group of musicians confirmed for the 2016 edition of the North Sea Jazz Festival, organizers announced on Wednesday. The annual three-day event will also feature fusion jazz keyboardist Chick Corea, who plans to celebrate his 75th birthday with his performance.

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Jan 25 '16 16:23

Cinema chain Pathé is putting two David Bowie films on their silver screens this week in a memorial for the singer. The documentary David Bowie Is and fantasy film Labyrinth will each be shown at 7 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Jan 21 '16 11:19

Seven young Dutch people worked their way onto American business magazine Forbes' 30 under 30 list - the list in which Forbes introduces new up-and-coming talent to its readers.

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Jan 20 '16 16:15

Dutch lifestyle and tech business TRNDlabs has introduced a new drone they claim is the world’s smallest to be fitted with a camera. The SKEYE Nano Drone is barely four centimeters square, weighs around 14 grams, and shoots video in a fixed direction, the company says.

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Jan 20 '16 15:50

Carl Bernstein, one of the two reporters who uncovered the Watergate Scandal, will be a guest on the 100th episode of College Tour. The episode will be broadcast on Friday, April 15th, presenter Twan Huys announced on Tuesday

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Jan 19 '16 09:53

The fourth edition of the Amsterdam Light Festival drew 850 thousand visitors, over 100 thousand more than last year

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