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Sales Soar for Late Singer Prince as His Music Tops Billboard Charts

By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES, April 25 – The music of Prince soared to the top of the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Monday after the singer’s sudden death last week, as mourning fans rushed to remember the artist’s legacy through his music. Nielsen Music said Monday it had tracked 2.3 million song

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U.S. Singer Prince Found Dead at Minnesota Home

U.S. pop star Prince, the 57-year-old whose hits included “Purple Rain” and “Kiss,” was found unresponsive on Thursday at his Minnesota home and was later declared dead, U.S. media reports said. A local sheriff’s office official would not confirm the identity of a dead person found at Prince’s property, and Reuters was not able immediately

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Singer Frank Sinatra’s Son Dies at 72

March 16 – Frank Sinatra Jr., the son of famed singer and actor Frank Sinatra who carved out his own career as a singer and conductor, died on Wednesday at age 72, his sister said. “The Sinatra family mourn the untimely passing of their son, brother, father, uncle, FrankSinatra, Jr. of cardiac arrest while on

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Australia: Spitting Fire

The voice of a generation, rapper Omar Musa takes the stage BY Bilal Qureshi In the rising tide of art about the contemporary burden of Muslim identity, the poet, rapper, and novelist Omar Musa is emerging as one of his generation’s most original and urgent voices. As a child of an interracial relationship growing up

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Singer David Bowie Dies After 18-Month Battle with Cancer

By Paul Sandle Jan 11, LONDON (Reuters) – David Bowie, a music legend who used daringly androgynous displays of sexuality and glittering costumes to frame legendary rock hits “Ziggy Stardust” and “Space Oddity”, has died of cancer. He was 69. “David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with

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Music from a Bygone Era

An archivist turns his love of ancient music from the region to an institute that is dedicated to preserving songs and sounds from the past BY Nour Samaha Nestled deep in the mountains of Lebanon, hidden almost completely out of view, is an old house with a lush garden that overlooks one of the valleys

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