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Culture

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

 
 Sophia Loren wins Best Actress OscarSophia Loren wins Best Actress Oscar by The Ovi Team
April 9th, on this day in 1962, the 34th annual Academy Awards ceremony is held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California. In addition to the overwhelming triumph of the musical West Side Story, which won 10 Oscars, including Best P
 
 Kurt CobainKurt Cobain by The Ovi Team
8th April 1994; Modern rock icon Kurt Cobain lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter for the rock band Nirvana commits suicide with a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head.
 
 International Roma DayInternational Roma Day by The Ovi Team
International Roma Day on April 8 is an opportunity to celebrate Romani culture but also to highlight the persecution and discrimination that Roma people face in all areas of life.
 
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 The Origin of SpeciesThe Origin of Species by The Ovi Team
April 5th 1859; naturalist Charles Darwin sends his publishers the first three chapters of Origin of Species, which will become one of the most influential books ever published.
 
 Bryant's MinstrelsBryant's Minstrels by The Ovi Team
April 4th 1859; Bryant's Minstrels debut "Dixie" in New York City in the finale of a blackface minstrel show. Bryant's Minstrels was a blackface minstrel troupe that performed in the mid-19th century, primarily in New York City.
 
 Angles of Tolerance: Yusuf Islam in ChristchurchAngles of Tolerance: Yusuf Islam in Christchurch by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Let's not be too churlish about this; but then again, let us not be ignorant. The singer once known as Cat Stevens (in pre-conversion state), and known as Yusuf Islam to others, made a considerable impression on the stage in Christchurch.
 
 Fools' dayFools' day by The Ovi Team
The BBC creates a hoax Panorama programme about spaghetti crops in Switzerland and showing women carefully plucking strands of spaghetti from a tree and laying them in the sun to dry. It should be remembered in context that Spaghetti was not a widely-eate
 
 Oklahoma! On BroadwayOklahoma! On Broadway by The Ovi Team
March 31st 1943. The financial risk of mounting a Broadway musical is so great that few productions ever make it to the Great White Way without a period of try-outs and revisions outside of New York City.
 
 Sunshine On My ShouldersSunshine On My Shoulders by The Ovi Team
March 30th 1974. Of his many enormous hits in the 1970s, none captured the essence of John Denver better than his first #1 song, "Sunshine On My Shoulders," which reached the top of the pop charts on this day in 1974.
 
 Tom Jones knightedTom Jones knighted by The Ovi Team
Tom Jones can apparently count among his many fans one Elizabeth Windsor of London, England-known professionally as Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland...
 
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