Rasoo is the lead singer of The Muckers, one of Iran's leading rock bands. Ahead of a trip to SXSW in Texas, he spoke to the BBC in Tehran about keeping on the right side of the religious authorities.
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Ministers are discussing plans to make non-payment of the television licence fee a civil, rather than a criminal, offence.
Italy's culture minister expresses outrage over an advertisement by a US weapons firm showing Michelangelo's David holding a rifle.
Acclaimed soprano Dame Kiri te Kanawa has marked her 70th birthday - on the stage of London's Royal Opera House.
Sir Kenneth Branagh's visceral version of Macbeth wins three prizes at the Manchester Theatre Awards.
Actor Isaiah Washington is to return to US medical drama Grey's Anatomy, seven years after he was fired from the show after using a gay slur.
The actor is in final negotiations to perform the voice of Shere Khan, the killer tiger in the children's story.
One of the greatest masterpieces of British art goes on display at National Museum Cardiff for six months.
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The Belfast-born actor Jimmy Ellis, best known for his roles in Z-Cars and alongside a young Kenneth Branagh in BBC Northern Ireland's series of "Billy" plays, has died.
The chief cameraman on Oscar-winning film Gravity wins an award for his work at a ceremony which also honours late camera operator Sarah Jones.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy game embarks on its next chapter on Saturday with the launch of a new online game.
Actress Penelope Keith is joined by Michael Crawford as the pair receive their honours from the Queen at Windsor Castle
Chichester Festival Theatre will reopen after a £22m refurbishment with a new production of Peter Shaffer's Amadeus, starring Rupert Everett as Salieri.
Nick Higham speaks to advertising legend Sir John Hegarty about his new book, Hegarty on Creativity.
Margaret Atwood, Donna Tartt and Booker winner Eleanor Catton are among the novelists longlisted for this year's Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction.
A woman was found sleeping in the bedroom of the house the singer rents in Atlanta.
Dawanggang, an experimental group based in Beijing, is dedicated to breaking down musical and cultural boundaries.
Teenage saxophonist Alexander Bone wins the first jazz prize to be awarded in the BBC's Young Musician of the Year competition.
The world's biggest smartphone maker, Samsung, launches a free music streaming service called Milk Music.
Gerard Mortier, who spearheaded an operatic production of Brokeback Mountain at Madrid's Teatro Royal, dies aged 70.
Music piracy in Ivory Coast is a major problem with an estimated 80% of potential revenues lost to boot-legged CDs and illegal downloads.
The producers of a new musical based on ITV's X Factor have admit there is "still work to do" after an audience was left waiting almost 50 minutes between acts at one performance.
Artist Cornelia Parker teams up with a scientist to turn fragments of drawings by Picasso and Constable into a work for Manchester's Whitworth gallery.
Documentary The Act of Killing, about Indonesian death squads in the 1960s, is named best film at the inaugural Guardian Film awards.
Birds of a Feather is to return for a second series on ITV after proving a hit with viewers.
Children watch an hour and a half less TV than the national average, a new study finds.
An alternative Thought for the Day from The Vicar of Dibley, played by Dawn French, is part a special series of BBC Radio 4 programmes featuring fictional characters.