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Matt Sorum Teams Up With Yo-yo Ma To Campaign For U.s. Arts Funding

9th April 2013

Rocker Matt Sorum and classical cellist Yo-Yo Ma staged an impromptu gig on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday (09Apr13) as they campaigned for increased funding for the arts.The odd pair joined forces to...

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George Clooney And Denzel Washington Are 'Men On Fire'

24th May 2012

George Clooney, Colin Firth and Denzel Washington have been named as the sexiest men over 50. The actors are among 21 hunks to make AARP magazine's 'Men on Fire' list of older heartthrobs. Other stars...

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Yo-yo Ma Performs With Renee Fleming And Chicago School Choir

20th March 2012

The renowned cellist Yo-yo Ma has performed a collaboration with a high school choir from Chicago, in order to promote education in the arts. The performance also included the soprano Renee Fleming and took place...

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Neil Diamond Honored By Obama In Washington

5th December 2011

Neil Diamond was among those honoured in Washington over the weekend, the performer receiving one of the most prestigious arts awards in America after being given a Kennedy Center Honour alongside actress Meryl Streep, jazz...

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Neil Diamond Gets Engaged

8th September 2011

Neil Diamond has got engaged to his manager.The 70-year-old singer has announced his happy news on twitter and admitted he is completely "love-struck".Writing in a rhyming couplet to resemble a song lyric, he tweeted: "Good...

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Fascinating Fact 8553

28th December 2009

Ancestry researchers have discovered that actresses MERYL STREEP and EVA LONGORIA PARKER, cellist YO-YO MA and filmmaker MIKE NICHOLS are all distant cousins. The finding was made using famous Americans' DNA for an upcoming genealogy...

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Fascinating Fact 6395

19th November 2008

Famed cellist YO-YO MA has been named musician of the year by industry publication Musical America for his "mastery" of classical music and his 10-year programme the Silk Road Project, a non-profit organisation that provides...

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Metallica's Unlikely Morricone Tribute

14th February 2007

Rockers METALLICA have stunned fans by signing up for a ENNIO MORRICONE tribute project. The group have used the composer's THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY track THE ECSTASY OF GOLD to open their...

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Oprah + Aniston Mock Wedding Reports

18th April 2006

OPRAH WINFREY invited pal JENNIFER ANISTON to call into her TV show recently so the pair could address incorrect rumours the media mogul was planning to stage the actress' nuptials at her California estate. The...

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Yo-yo Ma Urges Us Government To Speed Up Visa Processes

6th April 2006

Acclaimed cellist YO-YO MA has testified at a reform committee in Washington DC on Tuesday (04APR06), claiming America's strict immigration policy has harmful effects on international recording artists. The Chinese-American musician, who was born in...

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Fascinating Fact 847

16th January 2006

Acclaimed cellist YO-YO MA has become the latest United Nations peace envoy after meeting with Secretary General KOFI ANNAN on Thursday (12JAN06)....

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