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Madonna supports gay rights in Russia concert

Pop star Madonna spoke out for gay rights at a concert on Thursday in St Petersburg, Russian President Vladimir Putin's home town, where activists say a law adopted this year to curb homosexual "propaganda" is discriminatory.

Back on road, Iceland's Sigur Ros finds new joy in music

Sigur Ros, the Icelandic band that Radiohead once famously hailed as an inspiration, have been making albums for a decade and a half, but bassist and founding member Georg Holm still finds a lot of myths surround the quartet.

"A Chorus Line" composer Marvin Hamlisch dies at 68

Marvin Hamlisch, the award-winning composer of "A Chorus Line" and "The Way We Were", has died suddenly at the age of 68, prompting warm tributes from Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli, former U.S. first lady Nancy Reagan and dozens of stage and screen stars.

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