Entertainment

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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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Jan 13 '16 11:35

Following the death of musician David Bowie, the Groninger Museum quickly sold an additional 20,000 tickets to their extensive exhibit on the music legend. An increase in foreign media visits to the museum are also expected, according to Dagblad van het Noorden.

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Jan 11 '16 10:33

British singer David Bowie passed away at the age of 69 on Sunday after an 18 month long battle with cancer, his family announced and his son confirmed on Twitter. The Groninger Museum is currently hosting an exhibition on the pop icon's career called Dawid Bowie is. The exhibition can be viewed until March 13th.

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Jan 8 '16 16:28

The average person living in the Netherlands viewed 190 minutes of television every day, down 4.8 percent from a year earlier. In 2014, the Netherlands put on a strong showing in both the Winter Olympics and the World Cup, but no such events took place in 2015.

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Jan 6 '16 12:32

With more than 2 million tickets sold, the new James Bond film Spectre was the most watched film in the Netherlands last year, the Dutch Film Distributors' Association announced on Tuesday. Star Wars: The Force Awakens was also a crowd pleaser, drawing nearly a million viewers last year, despite only being released on December 16th.

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Jan 6 '16 11:15

The first classical music pub in the Netherlands is opening its doors in Utrecht this weekend. The brains behind the Muzieklokaal are Utrecht women Sanne van Buuren and talitha Verheij, and the money for their dream was raised through crowdfunding

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Jan 5 '16 12:15

British singer PJ Harvey will be performing at the Down the Rabbit Hole festival this year. This is the only festival performance the singer will give in the Netherlands in 2016, organizer Mojo announced on Monday

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Jan 1 '16 09:30

Over 40,000 people packed into an area around Rotterdam’s Erasmus Bridge to watch some 4,000 kilograms of fireworks explode in the sky during one of the most elaborate New Year’s Eve countdowns in the Netherlands. The eight-minute long display was the centerpiece of commercial network RTL 4’s countdown to 2016.

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Dec 25 '15 13:25

Minister Jet Bussemaker of Culture opened the Top 2000 on Radio 2 in the Institute for Image and Sound in Hilversum on Friday morning by announcing the song Bohemian Like You by The Dandy Warhols as the first song to be played.

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Dec 24 '15 12:35

A photo of a crowdsurfing Muslim teenager at a hardcore punk concert is taking the internet by storm. The photo was taken by concert photographer Jan Rijk at a performance of Dutch band John Coffey.

Dec 18 '15 10:28

Singger Glennis Grace and pianist Bas van den Heuvel surprised travelers with a little concert on the piano in Amsterdam Central Station on Thursday morning.

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Dec 14 '15 18:01

Film lovers in the Benelux region will have to travel to Amsterdam Noord if they want the chance to watch Quentin Tarantino’s latest film, The Hateful Eight, on 70mm film. The EYE film institute is the only theater in the area expected to screen the American director’s movie in that format, according to distributor Entertainment One.

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Dec 14 '15 15:00

The Dutch Jazz Archive raised 15 thousand euros during its annual benefit concert on Sunday night, director Paul Gompes announced

Dec 14 '15 10:43

The Dutch general intelligence and security service AIVD released its annual Christmas puzzle challenge on Friday. The challenge consists of a number of smaller puzzles, which can be solved independently of each other. Solutions can be submitted to the AIVD up until January 11th.

Dec 9 '15 10:42

The Fries Museum in Leeuwarden recently acquired the original death sentence order for Dutch spy Mata Hari, the museum announced on Tuesday. The document is currently on display in the Mata Hari presentation on the first floor of the museum.

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Dec 8 '15 15:00

With tickets already sold out for pop music artist Adele’s Amsterdam shows, the price to get into one of her concerts has skyrocketed as high as 4,950 euro on the secondary market. Ticket face value for the June concerts ranged between roughly 60 and 125 euro when they went on sale in recent weeks.

Dec 8 '15 14:30

Dutch rap recording artist Ismael Houllich, better known as “Ismo,” was acquitted of a charge brought against him regarding lyrics that may have maligned Jewish people and gay people. The Breda court ruled that two specific lines from the song, “Eenmans,” were not proven as insulting.

Dec 4 '15 15:20

Adele added two extra concerts in Amsterdam after the tickets for her shows on June 1st and 3rd sold out within half an hour of going on sale. The British singer will now also be performing in the Ziggo Dome on June 4th and 6th

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Dec 2 '15 17:10

Utrecht man Wisse ten Bosh managed to sneak the Pokemon theme song into NPO Radio 2's Top 2000 countdown.

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