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Culture

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

 
 Dylan ThomasDylan Thomas by The Ovi Team
February 20th 1950; Welsh poet Dylan Thomas arrives in New York for his first reading tour of the United States. His four U.S. tours were wildly successful but ended with Thomas' death at age 39. Thomas was born and raised in Swansea, Wales, where he was
 
 Kuan Yin: Goddess of Compassion and HarmonyKuan Yin: Goddess of Compassion and Harmony by Rene Wadlow
19 February, in countries influenced by Chinese culture, is a day devoted to honoring Kuan Yin, goddess of compassion "she who hears the cries of the world and restores harmony." She is a goddess for the Taoists and a bodhisattva for the Buddhists but s
 
 The phonographThe phonograph by The Ovi Team
February 19th, 1878. The technology that made the modern music business possible came into existence in the New Jersey laboratory where Thomas Alva Edison created the first device to both record sound and play it back. He was awarded U.S. Patent No. 200,5
 
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 The Adventures of Huckleberry FinnThe Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by The Ovi Team
February 18th 1885, Mark Twain publishes his famous--and famously controversial--novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. At the book's heart is the journey of Huck and his friend Jim, a runaway slave, down the Mississippi River on a raft. Jim runs away
 
 Chopin in final Paris concertChopin in final Paris concert by The Ovi Team
February 18th, 1848. "Bach is like an astronomer who, with the help of ciphers, finds the most wonderful stars....Beethoven embraced the universe with the power of his spirit....I do not climb so high.
 
 Madame ButterflyMadame Butterfly by The Ovi Team
17th February, 1911; Puccini's opera 'Madame Butterfly' which tells the story of an American sailor, B.F. Pinkerton, who marries and abandons a young Japanese geisha, Cio-Cio-San, or Madame Butterfly has its world premiere at La Scala in Milan, Italy.
 
 Boz Ball Boz Ball by The Ovi Team
February 14th, 1842. On this day, fans of Charles Dickens organize the Boz Ball, an elite party for the celebrated writer who had arrived in the United States in January for a five-month tour. (Dickens' earliest works had been published under the pseudon
 
 Crouching Tiger, Hidden DragonCrouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon by The Ovi Team
February 13th, 2001. After marking his arrival in Hollywood with a string of English-language films, including Sense and Sensibility (1995), The Ice Storm (1997) and Ride with the Devil (1999), the Taiwanese film director Ang Lee decided to return to his
 
 Teatro di San CarloTeatro di San Carlo by The Ovi Team
February 12th 1816; the Teatro di San Carlo, the oldest working opera house in Europe, is destroyed by fire. The Real Teatro di San Carlo is an opera house in Naples, Italy. It is the oldest continuously active such venue in Europe and it is recognized as
 
 The Times They Are A ChangingThe Times They Are A Changing by The Ovi Team
10th February, 1964; Bob Dylan releases "The Times They Are a-Changin" his 3rd album, by Columbia Records. The album is seen as a protest album featuring songs about issues such as racism, poverty, and social change.
 
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