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R.I.P. Leonard Cohen

R.I.P. Leonard Cohen

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Jacksons ‘plan private ceremony’

Pop star Michael Jackson‘s family is to hold a “private function” at a Los Angeles cemetery, police confirmed the event would be taking place at the Forest Lawn Cemetery, but it has not been confirmed if the singer would be buried there.

A memorial service for the singer is due to take place a few hours later.

Private with …1.5million waiting outside to enter?


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Madonna kicks off world tour

Madonna has begun her latest world tour in Cardiff, unveiling a stage show that involved 250 crew, £1m of jewellery, 16 dancers and eight costume changes.

And now my question does it include any …music? I doubt!!!

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The Ovi magazine today

UFOs, Ufology and the British Public by Binoy Kampmark
Current discussions in the archive world are awash with talk about extra-terrestrials. Releases announced by national archives trigger a choking exodus to vulnerable websites.

“Whatever happened to George?” by Jan Sand
“Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows.” – Edmund Burke

ShowBizz #40 by Thanos K & Asa B
An arrogant rooster, a sycophant pig, a wiseass dog and an intelligent tortoise are just some of the stars of Thanos and Asa’s Show Bizz.

Ryoji Ikeda: spectra [amsterdam] by The Ovi Team
Spectra [amsterdam] is artist and composer Ryoji Ikeda’s commission for DREAM AMSTERDAM 2008; his first project for a public space and his first large-scale work pushing the creative possibilities of light to its utmost extremes.

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Britney Spears joins Michael Jackson’s club

Britney Spears and her family have been ordered to pay her lawyers $372,500 by a Los Angeles court.

Commissioner Reva Goetz ruled James Spears, who was granted control of his daughter’s funds in January, must settle the legal bill using her money. Mr Spears was originally granted “temporary conservatorship” over his daughter in February after she was admitted to a psychiatric ward.

The situation will be reviewed at the next conservatorship hearing on 29 May. The decision comes one month after another judge ordered Ms Spears to pay former husband Kevin Federline $375,000 to cover legal fees in their child custody case.

Man this story gets more and more Jacksonalike!

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Man leaves £180k violin on train

A £10,000 reward is being offered for the return of a valuable 17th Century violin which was left on a train.

Robert Napier, from Wiltshire, had just had the 1698 Venice-made Goffriller valued by a London dealer at £180,000. He got off a Paddington to Taunton train at Bedwyn on 29 January with the family heirloom still on board.

“It was just one of those terrible moments when I realised, as the train was steaming off, that I had left it on the train,” he said.

That is going to be an expensive …music trip!

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Queen plan stage musical

Queen guitarist Brian May has revealed a sequel to the stage musical We Will Rock You will be bought to the stage.

“We are planning the sequel,” he said. “It is a real challenge.” The 60-year-old said about two million people had seen We Will Rock You, written and directed by Ben Elton, since it opened in London in 2002.

May also say the band were preparing for their autumn tour and new album. “The long arm of Queen has pulled me back in at the moment. It is a beast.” He added: “We’ve pressed the button to go on tour this autumn so already the preparations are very consuming.

“We’ve chosen our set; we’ve chosen our environment on tour. It is very exciting, very exciting indeed. Very time consuming but Queen always was consuming.” Productions of We Will Rock You, based on the songs of Queen, have since opened in Australia, Spain, Russia, the US, Japan and Germany.

The musician was speaking at a formal ceremony to install him as the Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University.

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