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Culture

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

 
 Martin AmisMartin Amis by The Ovi Team
25th August; Martin Amis, son of novelist Kingsley Amis, is born in Oxford on this day in 1949. Amis' father is a prominent novelist whose 1954 book, Lucky Jim, an academic satire, brought him international fame.
 
 A.S. ByattA.S. Byatt by The Ovi Team
August 24th 1936; A.S. Byatt, born Antonia Susan Drabble, is born on this day in the industrial town of Sheffield in Yorkshire, England. Sister of successful novelist Margaret Drabble, Byatt will be known for both her scholarly works and fiction.
 
 Lennon's killer sentencedLennon's killer sentenced by The Ovi Team
August 24th, on this day in 1981, Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 years to life for the murder of John Lennon, a founding member of The Beatles, one of the most successful bands in the history of popular music.
 
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 Valentino diesValentino dies by The Ovi Team
August 23rd 1926; the death of silent-screen idol Rudolph Valentino at the age of 31 sends his fans into a hysterical state of mass mourning. In his brief film career, the Italian-born actor established a reputation as the archetypal screen lover. After h
 
 International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its AbolitionInternational Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition by The Ovi Team
23 August: International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and of its Abolition. The night of 22 to 23 August 1791, in Santo Domingo (today Haiti and the Dominican Republic) saw the beginning of the uprising that would play a crucial role in the
 
 E. Annie ProulxE. Annie Proulx by The Ovi Team
August 22nd; Annie Proulx, author of The Shipping News, is born on this day in 1935 in Norwich, Connecticut. Her mother was a painter and her father a self-made executive in a textile company.
 
 In The Year 2525In The Year 2525 by The Ovi Team
"In The Year 2525 (Exordium
 
 Theft of Mona LisaTheft of Mona Lisa by The Ovi Team
August 21st 1911; an amateur painter sets up his easel near Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa at the Louvre in Paris, only to discover that the masterpiece is missing. The day before, in perhaps the most brazen art theft of all time, Vincenzo Perugia had wal
 
 The Swing Era beginsThe Swing Era begins by The Ovi Team
The sound of swing, which utterly dominated the American popular-music scene in the late 1930s and early 1940s, instantly evokes images of tuxedo-clad Big Bands and dance floors crowded with exuberant jitterbugs dancing the Shag and the Lindy Hop. While t
 
 The Mona Lisa StolenThe Mona Lisa Stolen by The Ovi Team
21st Aug. 1911: The Mona Lisa, the famous portrait by Leonardo da Vinci also called (La Gioconda) (painted between 1503 - 1506), was stolen today from the Louvre in Paris. The Painting was stolen by Vincenzo Peruggia an employee of the Louvre who believed
 
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