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Culture

Culture

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

 
 Enrico CarusoEnrico Caruso by The Ovi Team
February 25th 1873; there was a time in America, early in the last century, when the top-selling record of all time was of the operatic tenor Enrico Caruso performing "Vesti la giubba" from Pagliacci.
 
 Grey TuesdayGrey Tuesday by The Ovi Team
February 24th, 2004. The phenomenon known as the "mashup" can be traced back through at least several decades of radio DJs and record producers manipulating, or "remixing," one or more existing recordings to create a new musical work. With the rise of
 
 Edna St. Vincent MillayEdna St. Vincent Millay by The Ovi Team
February 22nd, 1892. On this day, poet Edna St. Vincent Millay is born in Rockland, Maine.
 
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 Dylan ThomasDylan Thomas by The Ovi Team
February 20th 1950; Welsh poet Dylan Thomas arrives in New York for his first reading tour of the United States. His four U.S. tours were wildly successful but ended with Thomas' death at age 39.
 
 The phonographThe phonograph by The Ovi Team
February 19th, 1878. The technology that made the modern music business possible came into existence in the New Jersey laboratory where Thomas Alva Edison created the first device to both record sound and play it back.
 
 Words and PicturesWords and Pictures by Jan Sand
Noam Chomsky, who is one of the most recognized experts on the nature of language, estimates that human language began about twenty thousand years ago.
 
 The Adventures of Huckleberry FinnThe Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by The Ovi Team
February 18th 1885, Mark Twain publishes his famous--and famously controversial--novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. At the book's heart is the journey of Huck and his friend Jim, a runaway slave, down the Mississippi River on a raft.
 
 Chopin in final Paris concertChopin in final Paris concert by The Ovi Team
February 18th, 1848. "Bach is like an astronomer who, with the help of ciphers, finds the most wonderful stars....Beethoven embraced the universe with the power of his spirit....I do not climb so high.
 
 Madame ButterflyMadame Butterfly by The Ovi Team
17th February, 1911; Puccini's opera 'Madame Butterfly' which tells the story of an American sailor, B.F. Pinkerton, who marries and abandons a young Japanese geisha, Cio-Cio-San, or Madame Butterfly...
 
 Boz Ball Boz Ball by The Ovi Team
February 14th, 1842. On this day, fans of Charles Dickens organize the Boz Ball, an elite party for the celebrated writer who had arrived in the United States in January for a five-month tour.
 
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