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Carlos Acosta named director of Birmingham Royal Ballet

[ad_1] Image copyright Samuel de Roman/ Getty Images Image caption Carlos Acosta will take up the role in January 2020 World-renowned ballet dancer Carlos Acosta has been appointed as the new director of Birmingham Royal Ballet. The former principal dancer with The Royal Ballet said taking the role was a "tremendous honour and privilege".It comes after it was announced current director David Bintley would be standing down in July 2019.The
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The Cranberries release new Dolores O’Riordan song on the anniversary of her death

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption O'Riordan's unmistakable voice resonates through the new material Exactly 12 months after Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan's death, her bandmates have opened up about their "painful year".The group were speaking to BBC Radio 2 as they premiered All Over Now, a new song using vocals that O'Riordan recorded before she died.A heartbreaking story of domestic abuse, the song captures the band at their emotional best.O'Riordan
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Hello Dolly’s Carol Channing dies aged 97

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Carol Channing at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards in 2015 Broadway star Carol Channing has died at the age of 97 of natural causes.The actress and singer was best known for starring in the musicals Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Hello Dolly. Channing also had significant Hollywood success, earning a supporting actress Golden Globe for the 1967 film Thoroughly Modern Millie.Her publicist
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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West expecting fourth child

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Kim Kardashian has confirmed she is expecting her fourth child with husband Kanye West during a US TV interview.Kim revealed the couple were expecting a boy via a surrogate mother.She was joined by her sisters Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian, who were said to be shocked that Kim was sharing the news.Kim and Kanye already have three children - North, Saint and Chicago - who are
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Danny Dyer: ‘I like a chinwag about medieval history’

[ad_1] Image caption Danny Dyer's Right Royal Family will air on Wednesday 23 January Danny Dyer has defended his new historical series against suggestions it is "dumbing down" history.Social media has been divided over Danny Dyer's Right Royal Family, the trailer for which debuted last week.But Dyer said it was an "educational programme told through my eyes", and said viewers should wait until it has aired before judging it.The series