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Lorde’s cancellation of Israel show sparks meeting request with its ambassador


Lorde’s decision to cancel her performance in Israel has been suitably contentious.

Now Israel’s ambassador to New Zealand has requested to meet with the Grammy-winning singer following her decision to pull out of her Tel Aviv show in May.

In an open letter posted on Facebook Wednesday, ambassador Itzhak Gerberg called the decision “regrettable” and criticised the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for pressuring the singer into cancelling her show.

“Music is a wonderful language of tolerance and friendship, which brings people together,” the letter reads. “Your concert in Israel could have spread the message that solutions come from constructive engagement that leads to compromise and cooperation.” Read more…

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Lorde impersonator fools partygoers into thinking she's the real thing


Lorde is from New Zealand, so the prospect of the singer dropping into a local party for an impromptu performance is unlikely, but not impossible.

Some attendees at the weekly “No Lights, No Lycra” party, which takes place at Auckland’s Grey Lynn Library, were convinced she was there performing Monday night. 

After all, the event had promoted a very special guest: “This week we have a bit of a surprise and you will NOT want to miss it,” read the event’s description on Facebook.

“No Lights, No Lycra” is an event where people can dance wildly in pitch black darkness without the anxiety of being looked at, as opposed to a nightclub.  Read more…

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Lorde is back with a euphoric breakup song, 'Green Light'


Lorde as a woman scorned is furious, yes, but thriving. 

After an appropriate dose of mystery, Lorde dropped her new single, “Green Light,” Thursday, the first off her album, Melodrama. 

In the video, she dances around town shaking her legendary head of hair. 

She left some clues in her native Auckland.  

auckland thank you so much for coming out last night.pic.twitter.com/2AYtggOpGc

— Lorde (@lorde) March 1, 2017

i am so proud of this song. it’s very different, and kinda unexpected. it’s complex and funny and sad and joyous and it’ll make you DANCE

— Lorde (@lorde) March 1, 2017 Read more…

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