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Lennon's lyrics, Cobain's letter and Gaga's piano up for auction

A video of musician John Lennon singing his song ''Imagine'' is seen on the screen during the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium
 
04 May 2016
John Lennon's handwritten lyrics, Lady Gaga's first piano and an angry note from Kurt Cobain discussing the possibility of disbanding Nirvana after an unflattering magazine article are among the top items being offered at an...
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We both love dancing: Queen Elizabeth II in a letter about Prince Philip


The happy couple today, still together (and still waving!) after decades. Photo: AFP
 

 
03 May 2016
A rare handwritten letter from the young Queen Elizabeth II telling the story of her romance with Prince Philip before their 1947 wedding has been sold at auction.   The note, penned when she was a 21-year-old princess, recounts the...
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Prince's motorcycle jacket from 'Purple Rain' film on auction

Prince ''Purple Rain'' jacket is shown in this image released on April 29, 2016. Courtesy Profiles in History/Handout via
 
30 Apr 2016
A motorcycle jacket worn by the late pop star Prince in his 1984 film "Purple Rain," when he rides through the woods with the movie's leading lady, Apollonia, will be sold at auction, the company behind the sale said on...
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George Clooney says ‘ridiculous’ to deny Armenian genocide

Hollywood star George Clooney
24 Apr 2016
Hollywood star George Clooney is visiting the Armenian capital Yerevan to present a US$1 million humanitarian award.   The Aurora Prize honours people who risk their lives to help others and is based on similar risks taken during the...
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Spain marks death of intriguing 'Quixote' author Cervantes

23 Apr 2016
Spain marks the fourth centenary of the death of its most famous author Miguel de Cervantes this week with hundreds of events ranging from cultural to quirky... and a bit of controversy.   The author of the world-famous novel "...
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'Purple Rain' superstar Prince, 57, dies at US studio complex

U.S. musician Prince performs on stage at Yas Arena in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi November 14, 2010.
 
22 Apr 2016
Prince, the innovative pop superstar whose songwriting and eccentric stage presence electrified fans around the world with hits including "Purple Rain" and "When Doves Cry" died on Thursday in Minnesota. He was 57....
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Anniversary Plaque Marks Site Of Shakespeare's London Home


A new City of London Blue Plaque in honour of playwright William Shakespeare is seen at its unveiling in central London on 21 April 2016. (AFP Photo)
 

 
22 Apr 2016
A plaque was unveiled in central London on Thursday marking the place where William Shakespeare lodged in the city, in time for the 400th anniversary of the playwright's death.   Actress Fiona Shaw read out Shakespeare's...
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Iconic African photographer Malick Sidibe dies at 80

 by Serge Daniel | Malian photographer Malick Sidibe was awarded a Golden Lion Award for Lifetime Achievement at the Venice film festival in 2007
16 Apr 2016
Pioneering Malian photographer Malick Sidibe, whose powerful black-and-white images of local life won him global fame and top awards, has died aged 80, his family said Friday.   Sidibe's vibrant images of life in the Malian...
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Monroe's 'Some Like It Hot' dress, jewelry to be auctioned

 
Marilyn Monroe
16 Apr 2016
A collection of Marilyn Monroe film costumes valued in the millions of dollars goes under the hammer later this year, a California auction house announced on Thursday.   Julien's Auctions said a private collector, David...
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Bassem Youssef: From Egypt to Tribeca

16 Apr 2016
Heart surgeon turned satirist Bassem Youssef, who was known as the “Egyptian Jon Stewart”, has the cameras turned on him in the documentary “Tickling  Giants,” which had its world premiere at the Tribeca film...
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