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Bob Dylan to Perform in Vietnam for the First Time

American singer Bob Dylan, famous for his anti-war songs during the Vietnam War, will perform in the Communist country for the first time next month, his promoter said Tuesday.

Dylan will appear at an 8,000-plus-capacity university stadium in the southern commercial hub of Ho Chi Minh City on April 10, said Rod Quinton, general manager of Ho Chi Minh City-based Saigon Sound System.

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Ghostbusters Lives on Through Comics, Video Games

More than 25 years later the answer to the question "Who ya gonna call?" remains "Ghostbusters!"

The specter-busting quartet that debuted in 1984 on movie screens and then was in a sequel and an animated series remains firmly planted in pop culture thanks, in part, to a wide international fan base, a new comic book series and a next-generation video game coming out this month.

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Bekham Couple Expecting Baby Girl

Soccer great David Beckham and wife Victoria are expecting their fourth child, and a spokesman said Sunday that the couple has learned that it will be a girl.

In January the former England captain announced via Facebook that his wife was due this summer.

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Fabric and Form: Yamamoto Retrospective Opens in London

A major exhibition of work by Yohji Yamamoto, one of the world's most influential fashion designers, opens in London Saturday with a showcase of his innovative use of fabric and form.

The retrospective at the Victoria and Albert Museum traces three decades of work by the Japanese designer and highlights the timeless appeal of his clothes, his use of space around the body and his fascination with textiles.

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From The Streets to the Stage, Yemen Finds its Voice

When night falls on Sanaa, one of the Middle East capitals resonating with calls for democratic change, the revolutionaries shift their struggle from the streets to an open-air stage at the university.

The bleachers go up, the lights are hung, the crowds gather and an imaginary curtain rises on the premier theater in the Yemeni capital, a city without cinemas where entertainment normally revolves around tea and qat.

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Amid Revolution, Egyptian Designer Still Makes it to Paris

Putting a collection together for Paris fashion week is a nerve-wracking experience in the best of times. Just try doing it in the middle of a revolution.

Egyptian designer Marie Bishara did, and it is a stroke of luck that she even got to the French capital with her sophisticated and feminine looks in the wake of the uprising that put paid to Hosni Mubarak's regime.

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Models Strut in Rare West Bank Fashion Show

Draped in sleek evening gowns and frothy wedding dresses, the models at the West Bank's first haute couture fashion show could have been walking at Paris Fashion Week.

But the rare presentation was instead staged in the West Bank city of Ramallah, the de facto capital of the Palestinian territories, during the city's first ever bridal fair.

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Arab Uprisings Raise Hope, Doubts Among Filmmakers

Popular uprisings that toppled veteran leaders in the Arab world have raised hopes among north African filmmakers that the winds of change will also blow across the burgeoning industry.

But there are fears too that the revolts which ousted Tunisia's Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Egyptian strongman Hosni Mubarak and now threaten to end Libyan leader Moammer Gadhafi's 41-year rule may lead to regimes which stifle artistic freedom.

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McQueen Protege to Design Royal Wedding Dress

Kate Middleton's wedding dress for her marriage to Britain's Prince William will be designed by Sarah Burton of the Alexander McQueen fashion house, a report said Sunday.

The British designer, who took over as creative director at the prestigious house after McQueen's suicide last year, was selected by Middleton to help her develop her own style, The Sunday Times newspaper said in its online edition.

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Zac Posen Woos the 'Voracious' Woman at Paris Shows

Backstage after his show on day three of the Paris pret-a-porter collections on Thursday, Zac Posen summed up the kind of woman he dresses in four words: "Voracious, sexy, intelligent, chic."

Perhaps even something of an action comic-book character, too, judging from the uncompromising scalpel-sharp looks that he sent down the runway in a corner of the Palais de Tokyo stripped bare to the concrete.

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