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BB King, the King of Blues, dies at 89

BBC News : The “King of the Blues”, guitarist and singer BB King, has died aged 89. King, known for his hits My Lucille, Sweet Little Angel and Rock Me Baby, died in his sleep in Las Vegas. Born in Mississippi, King began performing in the 1940s, going on to influence a generation of musicians and work with Eric Clapton ...

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Picasso’s Women of Algiers smashes auction record

BBC News: Picasso’s Women of Algiers has become the most expensive painting to sell at auction, going for $160m (£102.6m) at Christie’s in New York. Eleven minutes of prolonged bidding from telephone buyers preceded the final sale – for much more than its pre-sale estimate of $140m. The final price of $179.3m (£115m) includes commission of just over 12%. The ...

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Nigella Lawson: US show The Taste axed by ABC

BBC News : Nigella Lawson’s US cookery show The Taste has been axed by TV network ABC after two series, following a dramatic ratings slump. The cooking competition lost more than half its viewers, falling from highs of seven million to less than three million viewers on New Year’s Day. Channel 4 axed the UK version of The Taste last ...

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Soul singer Ben E. King dies at 76

REUTERS Soul and R&B singer Ben E. King, famous for his deep, velvety baritone voice and the classic hit song “Stand by Me,” died of natural causes in New Jersey at the age of 76, his representative said on Friday. “He passed away on Thursday,” said publicist Phil Brown, adding funeral arrangements would be announced within days. King was born ...

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