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The 88-year-old star of "la chanson francaise", famed for her performances of texts penned by the likes of philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre and poet Jacques Prevert, began her farewell tour Friday at the Printemps de Bourges music festival. Clad, as always, in a black dress, with her eyes rimmed with kohl, Greco opened the festival in central France. "It's a very good motivation, it spares you a lot of horrible stuff, like, for example, singing a song you don't want to sing just for the money," said Greco, who had a long-running affair with jazz musician Miles Davis and counted Sartre and feminist author Simone de Beauvoir among her friends.
NEW YORK (AP) — In the 1970s, Bruce Jenner was a symbol of American masculinity as an Olympic champion. Nearly 40 years later, in an extraordinary television interview, Jenner told the world that he identifies as a woman and has felt gender confusion since he was a little boy growing up in the New York suburbs.
Electronic music has enjoyed soaring growth in recent years, but to detractors the genre consists of little beyond crowd-pleasing DJs clicking play on their computers. Richie Hawtin, a leading force in techno music, on his latest tour has gone not only to clubs but to college campuses where he brought fellow DJs to lecture. "As big as the scene has become and as easy as it is to get involved... to go beyond that and to find your own unique voice or sound is quite difficult," he told a hall full of aspiring electronic artists at New York's New School.
Streaming giant Netflix has defended a new Adam Sandler movie after a group of native American actors stormed off the set saying it used racially offensive stereotypes. Netflix implied that the native Americans were being oversensitive about what were clearly jokes. Among those who walked out was Navajo Nation tribal member Loren Anthony, who is also the lead singer of a metal band, Bloodline. Another native American actor, Allison Young, said: "We talked to the producers about our concerns.