A Guide to Eurovision 2024

The New York Times, May 9 … The winning country gets to host the event the following year, and so here we are in Malmo, on the coast of Sweden — which won for a record-tying seventh time last year, with “Tattoo” by the singer Loreen. (This year also marks the 50th anniversary of Sweden’s […]

Eurovision explained, from ABBA to Zorra, as the song contest is shadowed by war

ABC News, May 9 Scores of musicians, hundreds of journalists and thousands of music fans have gathered in the Swedish city of Malmo, where the Eurovision Song Contest is building towards Saturday’s exuberant, glitter-drenched final. But even Eurovision can’t escape the world’s divisions. Thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters are also expected in the city for demonstrations […]

Protesters descend on Eurovision, object to Israel’s participation

Protesters descend on Eurovision, object to Israel’s participation The Washington Post, May 9 Thousands of demonstrators waving Palestinian flags are expected to flood Sweden’s third largest city on Thursday to protest Israel’s participation in the Eurovision Song Contest here this week. The annual celebration of music and kitsch, watched by more than 150 million people, […]

Eurovision 2024 is as garish and controversial as ever. Here’s what to know.

The Washington Post, May 7 Break out your most extravagant costume and tighten up your dance moves; it’s Eurovision time again. Last year, Loreen’s power ballad “Tattoo” narrowly beat Käärijä’s electro bop “Cha Cha Cha.” The win gave Sweden a record-tying seventh victory and the chance to host the 68th edition of the glittery spectacle, […]

The 30 Greatest Actors And Actresses In Hollywood History

Forbes, May 4 … Bergman started in Swedish and German films in her native Sweden. She was introduced to American audiences in 1939’s Intermezzo. She went on to star in movies like For Whom the Bell Tolls, Gaslight, Anastasia, Casablanca and Notorious. She won many awards during her career, including three Oscars, two Emmys, a […]

What’s on TV This Week: Met Gala and ‘Wedding Crashers’

The New York Times, May 6 … 8 p.m. on the CW. Mamma Mia, am I excited for this documentary about the Swedish pop group ABBA. Released for the 50th anniversary of their album “Waterloo,” the film starts with their win at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974 and includes archival footage and new interviews […]

Music Is More Than Just Sound

The trial of a former Syrian army general over his alleged role in war crimes committed in 2012 in his home country started at a Stockholm court, a first according to a human rights organization