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Penderecki, a classical avant-gardist loved by Hollywood, dies at 86

Penderecki, a classical avant-gardist loved by Hollywood, dies at 86

Polish composer and conductor Krzysztof Penderecki, who blazed a trail in classical music with innovative religious and symphonic works, died aged 86 Sunday in his home city of Krakow. His family told local media he’d undergone a long illness. Venerated as one of the 20th century’s most...

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Afro-jazz great Manu Dibango dies after contracting coronavirus

Afro-jazz great Manu Dibango dies after contracting coronavirus

Veteran Afro-jazz star Manu Dibango died on Tuesday after contracting the coronavirus, his music publisher told AFP. The 86-year-old Cameroonian, best known for the 1972 hit "Soul Makossa", is one of the first worldwide stars to die as a result of COVID-19. "He died early this morning...

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Tom Hanks 'better' after virus quarantine Down Under

Tom Hanks 'better' after virus quarantine Down Under

Hollywood megastar Tom Hanks said he and wife Rita Wilson were on the mend Monday, after two weeks in hospital and self-isolation with the coronavirus. "Hey folks, two weeks after our first symptoms and we feel better," he posted in a social media message to fans, urging them to respect...

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Placido Domingo tests positive for coronavirus

Placido Domingo tests positive for coronavirus

Spanish opera star Placido Domingo said Sunday he had tested positive for the new coronavirus, adding he and his family were "in good health". "I feel it is my moral duty to announce to you that I have tested positive for COVID-19, the coronavirus," the 79-year-old wrote on his Facebook...

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