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R.I.P. Boxing Legend Jake LaMotta

Jake LaMotta, the boxer portrayed by Robert De Niro in the movie ‘Raging Bull’, has died aged 95. The former world middleweight boxing champ died in a nursing home due to complications from pneumonia. The 1980 film, based on LaMotta’s

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Local Battle Of Britain Day Celebrations To Feature Vintage Aircraft

On Sunday, September 15th, 1940, the future of Great Britain was up in the air. The German air force had been relentlessly pounding cities and airbases on an almost daily basis for more than two months. On that day, the

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Adele Open To A New Challenge – Acting!

Pop superstar Adele has suggested that she may not tour again, but she’s leaving the door open to acting! Adele is reportedly considering an offer to star in a big screen remake of the iconic musical Oliver! U.K. impresario, Cameron

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Art Garfunkel Autobiography Due Out In September

Art Garfunkel will be touring in the fall, but he’ll be signing rather than singing. It’ll be a book tour in support of his forthcoming memoir, ‘What Is It All But Luminous: Notes From an Underground Man’, to be published

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[Video] Creating A Hit Record – Made Easy By Science

Record company bosses have been trying to figure this out for decades, if not longer. How do you create a hit record? It turns out, it might actually be quite simple… as classic bands like the Beatles and The Beach

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Students & Seniors To Live In ‘Harmony’ At Retirement Home

When Heather Gingerich, a Western University graduate, saw a news segment about an Ohio retirement home where music students lived alongside seniors, she immediately thought about recreating a program like that in Canada. So now, a small group of Western

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Happy Birthday Kenny Rogers!

Happy Birthday to the “Gambler”, Kenny Rogers. Kenny was born in Houston, Texas on August 21st, 1938. He has charted more than 120 hit singles across various music genres, topping the country and pop album charts for more than 200

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Today Marks The 40th Anniversary Of Elvis Presley’s Death, Or Does It?

On August 16th, 1977, Elvis Presley was found dead lying on the floor in his bathroom by his girlfriend Ginger Alden. The medical examiner’s official cause of death was “hypertensive heart disease associated with atherosclerotic heart disease.” But toxicologists found

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[Video] The Crown – Season 2 Promises More Upheaval At The Palace

A teaser video just dropped for the second season of ‘The Crown’, and things are heating up at Buckingham Palace. The first season of the Netflix series nabbed 13 Emmy nominations for its stunning portrayal of a young Queen Elizabeth

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R.I.P. Barbara Sinatra, Wife Of Frank Sinatra

Barbara Sinatra, the wife of late-singer Frank Sinatra, died earlier this morning at her Rancho Mirage home in California. She was 90. A spokesperson for The Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center told Fox News that she died of natural causes and

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[Video] Something Else To See On Route 66 – The World’s Tallest Gas Pump!

An Oklahoma museum dedicated to the heyday of Route 66 is said to be nearing completion of its latest feature: The world’s tallest gas pump! The Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum in Sapulpa, Oklahoma posted a video to Facebook

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Josh Groban’s Departure From Broadway Felt At The Box Office

Question: How much of a marquee star is Josh Groban? Answer: About half a million dollars a week, based on the Broadway box office numbers logged by “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812” in its first batch of

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What’s Next For Josh Groban After The Great Comet? A Coffee Table Book Of Course!

Josh Groban will retell the experience of acting in the Tony-nominated Broadway debut in ‘Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812’ in words and pictures in a new coffee table book; Stage to Stage: My Journey to Broadway. He

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Paul McCartney Finally Secures Rights To Beatles Songs

In 1969, Paul McCartney and John Lennon attempted to buy Northern Songs, which was the original publisher of the Beatles catalog, but lost out to ATV Music. Some 15 years later, ATV Music went up for sale, offering yet another

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Tony Bennett To Be Honored With The Gershwin Prize For Popular Song

Tony Bennett’s chart-topping career spans seven decades. His interpretations of great American standards have put him in the history books and now he’s being honoured by The Library of Congress with this year’s Gershwin Prize for popular song. The lifetime

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