Tag Archives: Iran

Visa Ban Leaves Artists in Limbo, and Institutions Perplexed

Source: New York Times » Music

Museums, film festivals, theaters and workshops are scrambling to figure out President Trump’s executive order on immigration and the effects it may have.

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Public Grieving for Pop Singer Is Startling for Iran

Source: New York Times » Music

Iranian authorities were caught off guard over the weekend when thousands of people joined spontaneous gatherings around the country to mourn and remember a pop singer who died of cancer at age 30.

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‘Happy in Tehran’ Video Spurs Harsher Censorship

Source: New York Times » Music

The judicial authorities in Iran moved to block Instagram and imprisoned the director who made the now-famous Iranian version of the Pharrell Williams “Happy” video.

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Youths in ‘Happy’ Video Find Iran’s Grip on Internet Is Still Tight

Source: New York Times » Music

Six teenagers were arrested and then released on bail over their dance video, an episode that appears to reflect a broader clash between religious conservatives and the faction represented by Iran’s president.

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Arrests After Dance Video in Tehran May Hint at Cultural War

Source: New York Times » Music

The episode involving youths held and released on bail over their “Happy” video may reflect a broader clash between religious conservatives and the faction represented by Iran’s president, who has vowed to ease some social restraints.

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Survivor of Shooting Rampage Recalls Struggle With Killer

Source: New York Times » Music

Pooya Hosseini, who lived in the Brooklyn home where three Iranian musicians were killed, told of chatting with Ali Akbar Mohammadi Rafie and wrestling over his gun.

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Scorned by His Fellow Musicians, a Refugee From Iran Was Looking to Kill

Source: New York Times » Music

Ali Akbar Mohammadi Rafie, who killed three men from his homeland on Monday and then took his own life, had grown increasingly isolated before the shootings.

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