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Whom To Cover -- Isaac Or Mitt?

28th August 2012

Television news producers were wrestling with the question of how to apportion coverage of the Republican National Convention on the one hand and Tropical Storm Isaac on the other. Over the weekend, they began sending...

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Goldfrapp To Influence Dark Knight Rises Score?

6th July 2011

'The Dark Knight Rises' will have a Goldfrapp-inspired scoreHans Zimmer - who is creating the sound for the forthcoming Christopher Nolan-directed Batman movie - confirms he has already begun work on the film and has...

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Robbie Williams Pens Funeral Song

9th October 2010

Robbie Williams has written a song for his own funeral.The pop star doesn't want his biggest hit 'Angels' played when he is buried and has instead penned a requiem, a classical piece of music known...

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Relieved Waters Receives Mixed Reviews For Opera

19th November 2005

Former PINK FLOYD star ROGER WATERS has received mixed reviews for his new opera CA IRA (THERE IS HOPE), which premiered in Rome, Italy, on Thursday (17NOV05). The COMFORTABLY NUMB rocker, who received a...

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Opera Star Dimitrova Dies

12th June 2005

Bulgarian opera star GHENA DIMITROVA died in Milan, Italy yesterday (11JUN05). She was 64. Dimitrova's body will be returned to her homeland where funeral services to mourn her passing will be held next week...

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Moscow Opera Criticised As Pornography

23rd March 2005

Russian theatre critics are calling for the new opera production ROSENTHAL'S CHILDREN at Moscow's BOLSHOI THEATRE to be axed after claiming some scenes are "pornographic". Lawmakers and political groups have joined reviewers in calling...

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Tarantino Wanted To Direct Revenge Opera

15th April 2004

Maverick filmmaker QUENTIN TARANTINO is being head-hunted to direct a stage production of VERDI opera RIGOLETTO - because it is full of "bloodshed". The KILL BILL: VOL 2 director has been approached by...

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