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President Trump calls to congratulate Roseanne Barr

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Barr (left) has declared herself to be a supporter of President Trump The ratings success of Roseanne Barr's return to her self-titled TV sitcom prompted President Donald Trump to give her a congratulatory phone call.Mr Trump confirmed at a speech in Ohio that the call had taken place.The return of Barr's 1990s sitcom after 20 years away drew an audience of more than
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Royal Opera House ruling will have a ‘profound impact’ on orchestras

[ad_1] Image caption Some performances of Wagner's Ring Cycle are louder than a jet engine Musicians could be required to wear earplugs "at all times" following a landmark ruling on hearing loss.In the first case of its kind, viola player Christopher Goldscheider claimed he suffered hearing loss while playing at the Royal Opera House in 2012.A High Court judge ruled on Wednesday that the company had been in breach of
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Kodaline: ‘Fans are always proposing at our shows’

[ad_1] Image copyright RCA Records Image caption Kodaline (L-R): Mark Prendergast, Vinny May Jr, Jason Boland and singer Steve Garrigan Irish band Kodaline make the sort of soaring, radio-friendly rock that sets hearts a-flutter all over the world - so it's no surprise they've ended up soundtracking hundreds of proposals. What the band weren't expecting, though, is how often people get engaged at their concerts."No matter where we go, somebody
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Ken Simons: Getting hands-on with priceless art for 40 years

[ad_1] Image copyright Roger Sinek Image caption Ken Simons (left) carrying a Magritte Ken Simons has had his hands on Picasso paintings, moved Tracey Emin's bed and manoeuvred an Antony Gormley sculpture though a third-floor window.For him, a famous painting or sculpture isn't just a precious creation to be admired - it's a practical puzzle.Will it fit through the door? How can it be carried? Which trolley is best to
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Jay Bernard wins Ted Hughes new poetry award

[ad_1] Image copyright Jay Bernard Image caption Jay Bernard is the author of three poetry pamphlets A London poet has won a £5,000 prize for new poetry for a performance work investigating a 1981 south London fire in which 13 black youngsters died.Jay Bernard received the Ted Hughes Award for Surge: Side A, performed at the Roundhouse in London last year.The New Cross Fire in Deptford, which some feared may
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Sean Penn’s debut novel is trashed by critics

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Penn is the Oscar-winning star of Mystic River and Milk Sean Penn has written his first novel and it probably won't be going down as the best book ever written.Critics have slated Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff, which is about a hitman working for US intelligence.The book also references a fictional president, who is described as a "violently immature 70-year-old boy-man".It concludes
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Musician wins landmark ruling over ruined hearing

[ad_1] Image caption He joined the viola section of the ROH orchestra in 2002 A viola player who suffered a life-changing hearing injury at a rehearsal of Wagner's Die Walkure in 2012 has won a landmark High Court judgment against the Royal Opera House (ROH).The case won by Chris Goldscheider has huge implications for the industry and the health and safety of musicians.It is the first time a judge has
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Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda to play Reading and Leeds

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda has announced his first UK shows since the death of bandmate Chester Bennington. The rapper and keyboard player is going to play the Reading and Leeds Festivals this summer. Chester, Linkin Park's lead singer, took his own life in July 2017 following a struggle with depression and addiction.Mike has described the grief he felt following his friend's death and how it
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Latest Trafalgar Square Fourth plinth artwork unveiled

[ad_1] Image copyright TheFourth Plinth Commission Image caption Mr Rakowitz lives and works in Chicago, where he is professor at Northwestern University A recreation of a sculpture destroyed by the Islamic State group is the latest artwork to be unveiled on the Fourth plinth.The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist, by New York artist Michael Rakowitz, is a replica of Lamassu, which was destroyed in 2005.London's Mayor Sadiq Khan unveiled the
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Former Disney star Caroline Sunshine joins Trump’s press office

[ad_1] Image copyright Shutterstock Former Disney Channel actress Caroline Sunshine is to join US President Donald Trump's press office.The 22-year-old starred in Shake It Up, a series about teen dancers, in 2010-13. She also appeared in several films.Ms Sunshine will join the White House as a press assistant. She previously completed an internship there, spokeswoman Lindsay Walters told CNN. The former actress is not the first television personality in President