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Culture

Global culture, including music, art, film, music, the producers and the consumers, this is our entertainment section.

 
 Catcher in the RyeCatcher in the Rye by The Ovi Team
July 16th; J.D. Salinger's only novel, The Catcher in the Rye, is published by Little, Brown on this day in 1951. The book, about a confused teenager disillusioned by the adult world, is an instant hit and will be taught in high schools for half a centur
 
 RembrandtRembrandt by The Ovi Team
The great Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn is born in Leiden on July 15, 1606, the son of a miller. His humble origins may help account for the uncommon depth of compassion given to the human subjects of his art. His more than 600 paintings, many of them p
 
 La MarseillaiseLa Marseillaise by The Ovi Team
14th July 1795; "La Marseillaise" - "The song of Marseille" becomes the national anthem of France. It was written and composed by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle in 1792 and adopted in 1795 as the nation's first anthem. It is also the first example of
 
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 Live Aid concertLive Aid concert by The Ovi Team
On July 13, 1985, at Wembley Stadium in London, Prince Charles and Princess Diana officially open Live Aid, a worldwide rock concert organized to raise money for the relief of famine-stricken Africans. Continued at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia and at other
 
 Live Aid ConcertLive Aid Concert by The Ovi Team
13th July 1985; The Live Aid Concert was a series of rock concerts held to raise funds for famine relief in Ethiopia around the world in cites including London, Philadelphia, Sydney and Moscow. The concerts attracted close to 200,000 people and using sate
 
 Pablo NerudaPablo Neruda by The Ovi Team
Pablo Neruda born July 12, 1904 (d. September 23, 1973) was the pen name and, later, legal name of the Chilean writer and politician Neftali Ricardo Reyes Basoalto. With his works translated into many languages, Pablo Neruda is considered one of the grea
 
 E.B. WhiteE.B. White by The Ovi Team
July 11th, on this day in 1899, E.B. White, the author of the popular children's novels "Charlotte's Web," "Stuart Little" and "The Trumpet of the Swan," is born in Mount Vernon, New York. White, a long-time contributor to The New Yorker magazine
 
 Lean On MeLean On Me by The Ovi Team
July 8th 1972; Bill Withers stepped into a recording studio for the very first time at the age of 32, and two years later, he'd written and recorded one of the most beloved pop songs of the modern era: "Lean On Me," which began its first stay at #1 on
 
 Dr. WatsonDr. Watson by The Ovi Team
July 7th 1852; According to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories, Dr. John H. Watson is born on this day. Coincidentally, the author died on this day in England at the age of 71.
 
 Forrest GumpForrest Gump by The Ovi Team
July 6th 1994. On this day in 1994, the movie Forrest Gump opens in U.S. theaters. A huge box-office success, the film starred Tom Hanks in the title role of Forrest, a good-hearted man with a low I.Q. who winds up at the center of key cultural and histor
 
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