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Heather Menzies-Urich, The Sound of Music's Louisa von Trapp, dies

Heather Menzies-Urich, who played Louisa Von Trapp in The Sound of Music, has died aged 68. Her death was announced by the estate of the musical’s creators, Rodgers & Hammerstein, on Monday. She was diagnosed with brain cancer four weeks ago and died on Christmas Eve, news site TMZ quoted her son Ryan as saying. “She was an actress, a ballerina and loved living her life to the fullest,” he told TMZ. Born Heather Menzies in Toronto, she was 15 when the musical film was released in 1965. It went…

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Stormzy is BBC Music's artist of the year

Stormzy has been named artist of the year at the 2017 BBC Music Awards, capping a hugely successful year. The south London MC, whose debut album Gang Signs & Prayer was the first grime record to reach number one, beat Ed Sheeran and Lorde to the prize. He adds it to a collection that already includes three Mobos and the Q Award for best solo artist. Rag N Bone Man collected album of the year, while Foo Fighters won best live performance for their Glastonbury set. Media playback is unsupported…

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