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Culture

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

 
 Billie Holiday's "Strange Fruit"Billie Holiday's "Strange Fruit" by The Ovi Team
April 20th 2009 marks the 70th anniversary of the release of Billie Holiday's Civil Rights song "Strange Fruit"...
 
 Easter bunnies and Easter eggsEaster bunnies and Easter eggs by The Ovi Team
Rabbits have been associated with springtime since ancient times. It is believed that a symbol of the Anglo-Saxon Goddess of Spring Eostre was the hare. It was Eostre's sacred animal since it was a symbol of fertility and the rebirth of nature following
 
 Bessie SmithBessie Smith by The Ovi Team
April 15th 1894; despite the immense influence her records had on the shape and course of American popular music in the 20th century, the recorded legacy of Bessie Smith only captures part of her historical significance. Yes, her first recording, "Downhe
 
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 Loretta LynnLoretta Lynn by The Ovi Team
April 14th 1935; Ted and his wife, Ramey, raised eight children in their small wooden house in Johnson County, including the most famous coal miner's daughter in the world, who was born on this day in 1935.
 
 Bob Dylan in New York CityBob Dylan in New York City by The Ovi Team
April 11th 1961; Bob Dylan got his first real chance to put those on display with his first major gig in New York City, opening for bluesman John Lee Hooker at Gerde's Folk City.
 
 The Gift of the MagiThe Gift of the Magi by The Ovi Team
April 10th 1906; O. Henry's second short story collection, The Four Million, is published. The collection includes one of his most beloved stories, The Gift of the Magi, about a poor but devoted couple who each sacrifice their most valuable possession to
 
 Mae West ArrestedMae West Arrested by The Ovi Team
9th April 1927; Mae West is arrested during her starring role in the play "sex" which he wrote, produced, directed and starred in on Broadway. She was prosecuted on morals charges and sentenced to 10 days in jail for public obscenity.
 
 Sophia Loren wins Best Actress OscarSophia Loren wins Best Actress Oscar by The Ovi Team
April 9th, on this day in 1962, the 34th annual Academy Awards ceremony is held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California. In addition to the overwhelming triumph of the musical West Side Story, which won 10 Oscars, including Best P
 
 Kurt CobainKurt Cobain by The Ovi Team
8th April 1994; Modern rock icon Kurt Cobain lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter for the rock band Nirvana commits suicide with a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head.
 
 International Roma DayInternational Roma Day by The Ovi Team
International Roma Day on April 8 is an opportunity to celebrate Romani culture but also to highlight the persecution and discrimination that Roma people face in all areas of life.
 
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