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Culture

Global culture, including music, art, film, music, the producers and the consumers, this is our entertainment section.

 
 Tate GalleryTate Gallery by The Ovi Team
July 21st 1897; Tate Gallery opens in England. Having offered his art collection to the nation, Henry Tate later offered a gallery to house it providing the government would donate a site and undertake the administration. After much debate, Tate's offer
 
 Rosetta Stone foundRosetta Stone found by The Ovi Team
July 19th; On this day in 1799, during Napoleon Bonaparte's Egyptian campaign, a French soldier discovers a black basalt slab inscribed with ancient writing near the town of Rosetta, about 35 miles north of Alexandria. The irregularly shaped stone contai
 
 The Miami funeral procession of Celia CruzThe Miami funeral procession of Celia Cruz by The Ovi Team
On July 19, 2003, three days after her death from cancer at the age of 77, Latin music legend Celia Cruz has one of her final wishes granted when her body is flown to Miami, Florida, for a special public viewing by tens of thousands of fans prior to her b
 
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 The road to your child's success goes through readingThe road to your child's success goes through reading by Ovi Magazine Guest
From the first day your child enters this world and hears the sound of your voice, they begin their foundation for understanding the language and becoming a reader.
 
 Catcher in the RyeCatcher in the Rye by The Ovi Team
July 16th; J.D. Salinger's only novel, The Catcher in the Rye, is published by Little, Brown on this day in 1951. The book, about a confused teenager disillusioned by the adult world, is an instant hit and will be taught in high schools for half a centur
 
 RembrandtRembrandt by The Ovi Team
The great Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn is born in Leiden on July 15, 1606, the son of a miller. His humble origins may help account for the uncommon depth of compassion given to the human subjects of his art. His more than 600 paintings, many of them p
 
 Woody Guthrie: Dust Bowl Blues and RevoltWoody Guthrie: Dust Bowl Blues and Revolt by Rene Wadlow
Woodrow Wilson Guthrie (1912 - 1967) whose birth anniversary we note on 14 July was an American folksinger who had a creative influence on at least three generations of folksingers, such as those of his own generation, Pete Seeger and Ramblin' Jack Ellio
 
 Dhokra CraftDhokra Craft by Ovi Magazine Guest
Dhokra craft is tribal in origin - this is perhaps something that we are already extremely familiar with. Dhokra craft is supposed to be cast in metal using the lost wax technique or cire perdue as it is popularly known in France. However there is somethi
 
 La MarseillaiseLa Marseillaise by The Ovi Team
14th July 1795; "La Marseillaise" - "The song of Marseille" becomes the national anthem of France. It was written and composed by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle in 1792 and adopted in 1795 as the nation's first anthem. It is also the first example of
 
 Live Aid concertLive Aid concert by The Ovi Team
On July 13, 1985, at Wembley Stadium in London, Prince Charles and Princess Diana officially open Live Aid, a worldwide rock concert organized to raise money for the relief of famine-stricken Africans. Continued at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia and at other
 
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