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Culture

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

 
 First Commercial Radio StationFirst Commercial Radio Station by The Ovi Team
20th August 1920; the first commercial radio station begins operating in Detroit, Michigan with call sign 8MK (Now WWJ (News radio 950)). The radio station was started by The Detroit News newspaper and is now owned and run by CBS.
 
 Jacqueline SusannJacqueline Susann by The Ovi Team
On this day in 1918, August 20th, Jacqueline Susann, the author of Valley of the Dolls, the 1966 mega-hit novel about the showbiz lives of three women (reportedly modelled in part after Judy Garland, Marilyn Monroe and Grace Kelly)...
 
 Roman PolanskiRoman Polanski by The Ovi Team
August 18th; on this day in 1933, Roman Polanski, the director of such films as Rosemary's Baby, Chinatown and The Pianist, is born Rajmund Roman Liebling in Paris, France. As a movie director, Polanski has received numerous honors, including an Academy
 
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 Women Source of Life: an Art ExhibitionWomen Source of Life: an Art Exhibition by Ovi Magazine Guest
Arts is among the strongest medium for change in the society. Throughout history, we find remnants of archeological findings of artistic impact that abound in many modern societies of today as references to support this.
 
 Woodstock Festival concludesWoodstock Festival concludes by The Ovi Team
August 17th 1969, the grooviest event in music history - the Woodstock Music Festival - draws to a close after three days of peace, love and rock 'n' roll in upstate New York. Conceived as "Three Days of Peace and Music,"
 
 The Beatles Replace Pete BestThe Beatles Replace Pete Best by The Ovi Team
17th Aug. 1962; The Beatles consisting of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison replace the group's drummer "Pete Best" with Ringo Starr.
 
 Charles BukowskiCharles Bukowski by The Ovi Team
August 16th 1920. Charles Bukowski, leader of the "Meat School" of tough, masculine poetry, is born on this day in Andernach, Germany. Bukowski's writing is filled with images of sex, violence, and heavy drinking.
 
 Presley diesPresley dies by The Ovi Team
August 16th 1977; popular music icon Elvis Presley dies in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 42. The death of the "King of Rock and Roll" brought legions of mourning fans to Graceland, his mansion in Memphis. Doctors said he died of a heart attack, likely brou
 
 Apocalypse NowApocalypse Now by The Ovi Team
August 15th; on this day in 1979, Apocalypse Now, the acclaimed Vietnam War film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, opens in theaters around the United States.
 
 Steve MartinSteve Martin by The Ovi Team
August 14th; on this day in 1945, the comedian, actor and writer Steve Martin, who would rise to fame as a "wild and crazy" comedian during the 1970s, is born in Waco, Texas.
 
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