He may have received the knighthood two decades after his former bandmate Paul McCartney, but Ringo Starr did not seem to mind. Starr, who was among those recognised in the New Years honours list, was exuberant in reaction to the news of his title, which he described as “an honour and a pleasure”. The knighthood comes 52 years after he was given an MBE for his global success as the drummer for the Beatles.
Since Hamilton debuted in New York in 2015, the hip-hop musical, which transferred to the West End in London this month, has been breaking down the conventions of musical theatre with award-winning abandon. There was the subject matter: the story of America’s least well-known founding father Alexander Hamilton; and the music: a fusion of rap, hip-hop and classic theatrical numbers.
There was a time when a Las Vegas residency was the final stop on a pop career spiralling downwards. Yet stages that were once occupied by yesterday’s divas are now playing host to the biggest names in pop music, with Lady Gaga the latest to sign up a to lengthy run of shows. Her Vegas residency deal, for a two-year run at the MGM Park Theatre, will earn her a reported $1m (£745,000) per show, bringing in a total of $75m and setting a new precedent for residencies in the US gambling capital.
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Selecting a term
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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