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Amsterdam Dance Event 2018 is now one for the books, proving to be the largest yet. From Wednesday to Saturday (Oct. 17-20), ADE broke its own records, welcoming 400,000 visitors from more than 100 countries. Day and night activities filled the schedule with opportunity to learn and play. More than 1,000 individual, officially sanctioned events were held across more than 200 locations. More than 2,500 artists performed, while about 600 speakers gave keynote addresses, led workshops or gave master classes.

While it was the 23rd edition of the official ADE event, the conference paid homage to Amsterdam's dance history, marking it the 30th anniversary of the local industry. Asian dance music excitement continued to be a ho topic of conversation as well, with a special programming focus on South Korea and its rapidly-growing market. The event also honored Dutch journalist, musician and event organizer Gert van Veen with the Amsterdam Dance Event Lifetime Achievement Award.

Rihanna is the latest artist to send a cease-and-desist letter to Donald Trump, with the Anti singer deploying legal action after her “Don’t Stop the Music” was played at the president’s rally Sunday in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

“It has come to our attention that President Trump has utilized [Rihanna’s] musical compositions and master recordings, including her hit track ‘Don’t Stop the Music,’ in connection with a number of political events held across the United States,” Rihanna’s legal team wrote in the letter obtained by Rolling Stone to Trump’s White House counsel.

Following a nationwide competition, 10 young Saudi artists will be invited on the creative journey of a lifetime, traveling from San Francisco to Los Angeles by Misk Art Foundation, exploring the theme of ‘Art & Technology’. Register your interest at


Caffeine 3 will take place at Jeddah Emaar Square on November 29.

The event includes international folklore shows, a special section for children and will be a treat for chocolate, tea and coffee lovers.

Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan starrer Thugs of Hindostan is all set to release this Diwali and ahead of the big premiere, the makers have been promoting the movie by frequently sharing clips of the making. In a recent video shared by Yash Raj Films on Twitter, both Aamir and Amitabh can be seen singing praise of each other.Entitled, ‘Chapter VII: The Two Legends,’ the clip begins with Aamir saying, “It’s been 30 years of my career, and I have never gotten the opportunity to work with Mr Bachchan. So I used to sometimes sit and feel that maybe I will never get a chance to work with him...so finally this time we got the opportunity or I got the opportunity to work with him and I was most excited about that.” Towards the end of the clip, Big B had some lovely and encouraging words to say about Aamir as well. “Aamir himself is a great human. He is a writer, director, producer, distributor..all rolled into one and at the end of it, he is this brilliant artist and it is difficult to battle him in any sphere. It has been a joy working with him,” the megastar concluded.

Thugs of Hindostan also stars Katrina Kaif, Lloyd Owen and Fatima Sana Shaikh in pivotal roles. The film will release on November 8.

Dance music fans were shocked in late September to hear that Ultra Music Festival lost its contract with downtown Miami. For nearly 20 years, the international brand's flagship event was held in one of the city of Miami's parks on Biscayne Bay, specifically in Bayfront Park since 2012. Now, Ultra has its eyes on a new home about a 15-minute drive south of its Bayfront hub, but it still has to convince the city.

Dance music fans may be familiar with Virginia Key as the home of Rakastella, a smaller-scale house and techno event held annually during Art Basel celebrations in December. -Billboard

The night before Election Day, Elton John hosted his annual fall gala for the Elton John AIDS Foundation where he remembered Aretha Franklin and expressed concern over the future of America. “I worry about the future of this country,” the singer said. John spoke about moving from England to America in the Seventies and the incredible love and support he received upon his arrival. He urged people to tap into that kindness, communicate more and, most importantly, show each other respect.“If you don’t show another human respect, then that person is going to be ostracized, he’s going to be angry, he’s going to lash out,” John said. “And I feel that in this country, sooner or later, people are going to lash out because they’re getting sick and tired of it – and I don’t want that to happen.”

Ariana Grande dropped her new single "thank u, next" just a few days ago, and the song has truly taken over Twitter since. Fans were moved by her shout-out to "Malcolm," referring to her late ex-boyfriend Mac Miller, whom she called "an angel" in the song. They also praised Grande -- who was named Billboard's 2018 Woman of the Year on Tuesday (Nov. 6) -- for her strength and inspiring determination to move on after her recent breakup with ex-fiancé Pete Davidson.

Last week, Travis Scott, John Mayer, SZA, Chance the Rapper, Ty Dolla $ign, Action Bronson, Domo Genesis, Earl Sweatshirt, Vince Staples, ScHoolboy Q, J.I.D, Anderson .PAAK, Thundercat, and more stars gathered at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles to honor Miller with a celebration of life concert.