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Elton John announces final tour

New York, United States | AFP | Pop legend Elton John on Wednesday announced a final tour, saying he intends to stop traveling to spend more time with his family. The 70-year-old British entertainer, revealing his plans at a gala New York event, said he planned to “go out with a …

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Elton John to ‘go out with a bang’ on final tour

New York, United States | AFP | Elton John announced Wednesday that he is retiring from touring, with the consummate showman saying he wants to devote himself to his children — but after a final, massive swing around the world. The 70-year-old British entertainer, revealing his plans at a gala …

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RIP: Hugh Masekela 1939-2018

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | South African jazz legend Hugh Masekela who died on Tuesday aged 78 has triggered an outpouring of tributes to his music, his long career and his anti-apartheid activism. “After a protracted and courageous battle with prostate cancer, he passed peacefully in Johannesburg,” Masekela’s family …

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Hollywood set for Oscar noms in the year of #MeToo

Los Angeles, United States | AFP | All eyes will be on Hollywood Tuesday as the Oscars nominees are unveiled, with “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” ahead by a nose in an awards season overshadowed by the industry’s war on sleaze. In a departure from previous years, there are very few …

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South African jazz legend Hugh Masekela has died

Johannesburg, South Africa | THE INDEPENDENT | Reports from South Africa indicate that legendary  trumpeter, composer and singer Hugh Masekela,78, has died after a battle with prostate cancer that started in 2008. “After a protracted and courageous battle with prostate cancer, he passed peacefully in Johannesburg, South Africa surrounded by …

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