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Culture

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

 
 Phillis Wheatley freePhillis Wheatley free by The Ovi Team
October 18th 1775; African-American poet Phillis Wheatley freed from slavery. Phillis Wheatley (1753-December 5, 1784), enslaved at the age of eight, is widely known as the first African-American woman in US history...
 
 Oscar WildeOscar Wilde by The Ovi Team
October 16th 1854. Oscar Wilde is born on this day in Dublin, Ireland. He grew up in Ireland and went to England to attend Oxford, where he graduated with honours in 1878. A popular society figure known...
 
 Mood IndigoMood Indigo by The Ovi Team
October 15th 1930; the legendary composer and bandleader Duke Ellington was so famous for his poise and charm that it should be no surprise that he had a pithy story at the ready whenever he was asked about one of his most famous...
 
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 Pulp FictionPulp Fiction by The Ovi Team
October 14th 1994; the writer-director Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction, a crime drama featuring multiple storylines and a large ensemble cast including John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis and Harvey Keitel, opens in theatres.
 
 Paddington BearPaddington Bear by The Ovi Team
13th October, 1958; the first of a series of books featuring Paddington Bear is published "A Bear Called Paddington", the first story is about a bear who is found at Paddington railway station in London by the Brown family.
 
 Jayaprakash Narayan: Advocate of the Nonviolent Total RevolutionJayaprakash Narayan: Advocate of the Nonviolent Total Revolution by Rene Wadlow
Jayaprakash Narayan (1902-1979) whose birth anniversary we mark on 11 October, was an Indian social reformer in the struggle for Indian independence led by Mahatma Gandhi and a social reformer after the independence of India.
 
 Porgy and Bess premieres on BroadwayPorgy and Bess premieres on Broadway by The Ovi Team
On October 10, 1935, George Gershwin's opera Porgy and Bess premieres on Broadway. Porgy and Bess began its journey to the Broadway stage in 1936, when George Gershwin wrote a letter late one night to the author of a book he was reading proposing that th
 
 Great Balls Of FireGreat Balls Of Fire by The Ovi Team
October 8th 1957. Jerry Lee Lewis was not the only early rock-and-roller from a strict Christian background who struggled to reconcile his religious beliefs with the moral implications of the music he created.
 
 Jane Eyre is publishedJane Eyre is published by The Ovi Team
October 6th, on this day in 1847, Jane Eyre is published by Smith, Elder and Co. Charlotte Bronte, the book's author, used the pseudonym Currer Bell. The book, about the struggles of an orphan girl who grows up to become a governess...
 
 Isaac Singer and the Nobel PrizeIsaac Singer and the Nobel Prize by The Ovi Team
October 5th; on this day in 1978, Isaac Bashevis Singer wins the Nobel Prize for literature. Singer wrote in Yiddish about Jewish life in Poland and the United States, and translations of his work became popular...
 
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