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Stevie Wonder kneels as he leads anti-poverty concert

Stevie Wonder knelt before a packed New York festival Saturday in a protest for peace as he led stars and politicians in pressing for sustained aid to eliminate the world’s worst poverty.

On a balmy late summer night, thousands converged on Central Park for the live-broadcast Global Citizen Festival which hands out tickets for free to fans who take actions such as petitioning their governments to support development assistance.

Stevie Wonder kneels as he leads anti-poverty concert
Stevie Wonder kneels as he leads anti-poverty concert

Stevie Wonder kneels as he leads anti-poverty concert

Stevie Wonder knelt before a packed New York festival Saturday in a protest for peace as he led stars and politicians in pressing for sustained aid to eliminate the world’s worst poverty.

Charles Bradley, late-blooming US soul voice, dead at 68
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Charles Bradley, late-blooming US soul voice, dead at 68

Charles Bradley, the soul singer whose robust voice and defiantly upbeat outlook won him stardom in his final years after a life of poverty, died Saturday from cancer. He was 68.
Sibongile Khumalo: legend of classical, jazz and choral music
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Sibongile Khumalo: legend of classical, jazz and choral music

Empowering the youth is just as dear to her heart as performing.
Gallery: Behind the scenes of Russian ballet in Johannesburg
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Gallery: Behind the scenes of Russian ballet in Johannesburg

The world-renowned St Petersburg Ballet Theatre are performing at Montecasino until tomorrow, having started last week.
‘Lady Beast’ fights for girl gamers in Japan
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‘Lady Beast’ fights for girl gamers in Japan

In her online world, she is “Lady Beast”, deftly operating her green monster Blanka in dizzying hand-to-hand streetfighting combat on the global professional gaming circuit.
In political turn, Bieber rallies for Black Lives Matter
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In political turn, Bieber rallies for Black Lives Matter

Pop star Justin Bieber, known more for headline-grabbing scandals than activism, on Friday took an unexpected political turn as he hailed the Black Lives Matter movement.
Fulfilling a passion, opera comes to dinosaur hall
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Fulfilling a passion, opera comes to dinosaur hall

From age five until her teenage years, Rhoda Knight Kalt had a Friday ritual — leave school at noon and spend the rest of the day among dinosaurs.
You cannot be serious! McEnroe blasts movie as ‘not very good’
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You cannot be serious! McEnroe blasts movie as ‘not very good’

Former tennis stars Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe have taken on each other once again as skippers at the new Laver Cup in Prague, but also as critics of a new movie about their on-court rivalry.
Mamma Mia! British star Colin Firth is now Italian
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Mamma Mia! British star Colin Firth is now Italian

He may be famed for portraying the quintessential Englishman but for Italy, British actor Colin Firth has “amore” and more.
Shawn Mendes starts relief campaign for Mexico
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Shawn Mendes starts relief campaign for Mexico

Pop star Shawn Mendes on Friday announced a $100,000 donation for earthquake-hit Mexico as he urged fans to open their wallets for relief efforts.
Audrey Hepburn’s family opens up her attic for auction
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Audrey Hepburn’s family opens up her attic for auction

Film scripts, dresses and other treasures from late film legend Audrey Hepburn’s Swiss attic are going up for sale in London at an auction that offers a remarkable insight into her personal world.
Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’ most streamed ever on Spotify
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Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’ most streamed ever on Spotify

Ed Sheeran’s dance pop track “Shape of You” has become the most played song ever on Spotify, ending the 11-month reign of Drake’s “One Dance.”
In about-face, Russia’s Bolshoi sets premiere for ‘Nureyev’ ballet
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In about-face, Russia’s Bolshoi sets premiere for ‘Nureyev’ ballet

The Bolshoi Theatre announced Friday that the premiere of a controversial ballet about Russian dance legend Rudolf Nureyev was set for December, in a sudden about-face after it was shockingly cancelled.
Bonang’s book ‘From A to B’ goes international
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Bonang’s book ‘From A to B’ goes international

Television personality Bonang Matheba is set to take her biography ‘From A to B’ to France next week.
Kim Kardashian wants her next family vacation to be in SA
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Kim Kardashian wants her next family vacation to be in SA

If Kim Kardashian West gets her way, the Kardashian clan could be visiting out shores for a family vacation.
Nasty C held at gunpoint in house robbery
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Nasty C held at gunpoint in house robbery

Rapper Nasty C is traumatised after thieves stormed his Johannesburg home, where they tied him and four others up at gunpoint.
PICS: Boity launches her own pharmaceutical company
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PICS: Boity launches her own pharmaceutical company

The actress revealed a new business venture which she has been working on for three years.
Bollywood’s ‘Deadly Dutt’ back on Indian screens after jail time
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Bollywood’s ‘Deadly Dutt’ back on Indian screens after jail time

Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt returned to Indian cinema screens Friday in his first film since serving four years in prison for possessing weapons supplied by gangsters behind the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts.
From yoga to movies: Lisbon embraces rooftop living
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From yoga to movies: Lisbon embraces rooftop living

Standing with their arms outstretched under the endless blue sky, the sun on their faces, a small group of women take a yoga class, looking out at Lisbon’s tightly-packed skyline from the rooftop of a city centre hostel.
Picasso’s Italy journey celebrated in Rome expo
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Picasso’s Italy journey celebrated in Rome expo

In the frosty first months of 1917, Spanish master Pablo Picasso travelled to Italy in search of inspiration for the sets he was designing for the “Parade” ballet.
Late Frank Zappa back on tour as hologram
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Late Frank Zappa back on tour as hologram

Experimental rocker Frank Zappa, prolific in his life and even in death through a string of posthumous releases, is heading back on tour as a hologram.
Russian police detain group over tsar film attack
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Russian police detain group over tsar film attack

Russian police on Thursday detained four people over an arson attack linked to an upcoming controversial film about tsar Nicholas II and his affair with a ballerina.
WATCH: #TheWarehouse, where house lovers meet
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WATCH: #TheWarehouse, where house lovers meet

Organisers say music lovers can expect good music, drinks and food.
WATCH: AKA rapped about Nicole Nyaba last year
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WATCH: AKA rapped about Nicole Nyaba last year

He wrote about Bonang in ‘Baddest’, a single he released when the two were still a rumoured couple.
Kia Ntsalo leaves Diski Divas
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Kia Ntsalo leaves Diski Divas

Kia says she has had enough of the drama.

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