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Cliff Richard sex crime probe expands

Cliff Richard sex crime probe expands

British police investigating allegations of historical sex crimes against Cliff Richard, one of Britain's best-known entertainers, say their inquiry into the singer has "increased significantly in size".

'Fifty Shades' - a laughable movie with a heart of gold

'Fifty Shades' - a laughable movie with a heart of gold

"Fifty Shades of Grey" is a laughable movie based on a cringeworthy novel that will nevertheless make pots of money and has at its core a heart of gold: actress Dakota Johnson.

'It's My Party' singer Lesley Gore dies

'It's My Party' singer Lesley Gore dies

Singer-songwriter Lesley Gore, who shot to stardom as a New Jersey teenager with the 1960s pop hit "It's My Party" and co-wrote music for the 1980 film "Fame," has died in New York, a longtime associate confirmed. She was 68.

Music like it used to be

Music like it used to be

From brass bands to viols, from Shakespeare to Catherine de Medici, not to mention music by Bach, Handel, Purcell, Vivaldi, Monteverdi, Corelli and many less well-known composers, music lovers are in for a treat with 10 days of Renaissance and Baroque music, theatre and dance in the New Zealand International Early Music Festival from February 27 to March 8.

'Tour of Duty' in the South

'Tour of Duty' in the South

Tony Robinson is a very nice man. I can tell you this with some certainty, and give evidence.

A masterclass in language

A masterclass in language

From the opening sentence of The Young Folks, the first story in this short and bittersweet collection, you know you are on to something special:

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