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Culture

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

 
 Burl IvesBurl Ives by The Ovi Team
June 14th; Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives, a prominent folk singer and Academy Award-winning actor, is born on this day in 1909 near Hunt City, Illinois.
 
 William Butler Yeats: A Road to the Higher SelfWilliam Butler Yeats: A Road to the Higher Self by Rene Wadlow
William Butler Yeats, whose birth anniversary we mark on 13 June, had three inter-related passions: a revival of Irish culture as a necessary contribution to political independence...
 
 Introducing Hossam ShaabanIntroducing Hossam Shaaban by Amir Khatib
An Egyptian playwright with three distinguished works, all of which speak about the current Arab situation in a symbolic and sarcastic manner; dealing with the crises created by the presence of an imaginary or a real enemy.
 
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 John WayneJohn Wayne by The Ovi Team
June 11th, on this day in 1979, John Wayne, an iconic American film actor famous for starring in countless westerns, dies at age 72 after battling cancer for more than a decade.
 
 Saul BellowSaul Bellow by The Ovi Team
June 10th 1915 born Canadian-born American writer Nobelist Saul Bellow. For his literary contributions, Bellow was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the Nobel Prize for Literature...
 
 Cole PorterCole Porter by The Ovi Team
June 9th 1891; on this day in 1891, the great composer and lyricist Cole Porter - one of the most important American songwriters of the 20th century - born in Peru, Indiana. Porter's earliest efforts on the musical stage were abject failures...
 
 Louise ErdrichLouise Erdrich by The Ovi Team
June 7th 1954; Award-winning novelist Louise Erdrich is born on this day in Little Falls, Minnesota. Erdrich's Native American heritage became a dominant theme in her novels, which explored the lives...
 
 International Talk Like a Pirate DayInternational Talk Like a Pirate Day by The Ovi Team
Once upon a time - on June 6, 1995, to be precise - we were playing racquetball, not well but gamely.
 
 Ken FollettKen Follett by The Ovi Team
June 5th 1949; Bestselling thriller writer Ken Follett is born on this day in Wales to a devout Christian family that does not allow young Ken to watch TV, see movies, or listen to the radio.
 
 The Heart Is a Lonely HunterThe Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by The Ovi Team
June 4th 1940; on this day, 22-year-old Carson McCullers' first novel, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, is published. The novel, about misfits in a Georgia mill town, is an instant success.
 
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