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Performances of ‘Billy Elliot’ cancelled over fear it could turn people gay

Performances of ‘Billy Elliot’ cancelled over fear it could turn people gay

The Hungarian State Opera has cancelled 15 performances of the popular musical Billy Elliot because of negative press that claimed the musical could lead to people turning homosexual. In an official statement the opera stressed that it was not cancelling the performances because it believed the claims, but because the controversy surrounding the production and negative […]

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Elton John says Ireland’s abortion vote shows how mindsets can change

Elton John says Ireland’s abortion vote shows how mindsets can change

Elton John says Ireland’s historic vote that will allow abortion to be legalised is a great example of how mindsets can change. according the news service Reuters. The singer made the observation during a trip to Ukraine where he is promoting AIDS awareness. Elton has traveled to the country regularly over the years and performed […]

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Artists line up to pay tribute to Elton John

Artists line up to pay tribute to Elton John

The long career of Sir Elton John will be honoured via two tribute albums with artists including Lady Gaga, Ed Sheeran, Miley Cyrus, Willie Nelson and Coldplay lining up to sing Elton’s most famous songs. First up Revamp, released through Virgin / EMI will see some of the biggest names in contemporary pop music laying down their […]

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Pet Shop Boys provide some further listening

Pet Shop Boys provide some further listening

Pet Shop Boys have always been a band who’ve been acclaimed not just for their high-selling singes but also their album tracks, b-sides and side projects. Since forming in 1981 the band band have released thirteen albums, not to mention four remix collections, two double albums of b-sides, a ballet, a film soundtrack, a musical […]

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Elton John cancels shows after being stuck down by rare infection

Elton John cancels shows after being stuck down by rare infection

Sir Elton John has cancelled an upcoming season in Las Vegas because he’s contracted a rare bacterial infection on a recent tour of South America. The singer became violently ill on the return flight from Chile and spent two nights in intensive care in a UK hospital. After a period in hospital he’s now returned […]

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Footage of George Michael recording lost album ‘Trojan Souls’ surfaces

Footage of George Michael recording lost album ‘Trojan Souls’ surfaces

An 80-minute video showing singer George Michael recording his lost album ‘Trojan Souls’ has been posted to YouTube. The behind the scenes video shows George Michael hanging out in the studio working with musicians and backing singers. The start of the film, which was probably filmed in late 1992 or early 1993,  shows Michael arriving […]

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HIV researcher, music and sporting stars in New Year’s honours

HIV researcher, music and sporting stars in New Year’s honours

A leading HIV researcher, well known celebrities and British Olympians are among the many people acknowledged in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours. Professor Amanda Fisher, the director of the MRC Clinical Sciences Centre at Imperial College in London will become a dame. Fisher’s discoveries helped pinpoint HIV as the virus that leads to AIDS. The […]

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Whoopi Goldberg honoured for her HIV advocacy

Whoopi Goldberg honoured for her HIV advocacy

Talk show host Whoopi Goldberg has been honoured for her decades of activism in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Goldberg was brought to tears when he co-hosts on the talk show The View surprised her with the presentation of the Elizabeth Taylor Legacy Award. The cast of the show played a video which included messages of […]

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Sir Elton John signs deal to publish autobiography

Sir Elton John signs deal to publish autobiography

Musician and philanthropist Sir Elton John has signed a deal to publish his autobiography. The book will focus on his life from his early career, to his battles with drugs and alcohol, coming out, his activism on gay rights and AIDS, and more recent family life with partner David Furnish and their adopted children. Music […]

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Barry Gibb to tour Australia

Barry Gibb to tour Australia

The last of the Bee Gees, Barry Gibb has announced that his world tour will start in Australia next year. The tour will support the singer’s new record In the Now which is out this month. Four years after his lauded 2013 Mythology Tour, Barry Gibb will begin his new tour in his home state of Queensland […]

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