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Live music now accounts for almost 25% of UK music industry revenues, new figures reveal. Concerts brought in £1 billion in 2016, over £300 million more than recorded music – which includes sales of CDs, vinyl, downloads and streaming. In total, 30.9 million tickets were sold for concerts and festivals in 2016, up from 27.7 million in 2015. But UK Music warned that the closure of small venues posed a threat to up-and-coming artists. “Live music did have another great year,” said CEO Michael Dugher. “But future talent will never…

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Hepatitis A outbreak seen in Los Angeles County

Public health authorities on Tuesday declared an outbreak of the highly contagious liver disease hepatitis A in Los Angeles County, the third California region to see significant infections this year. Health officials reported the outbreak to the county Board of Supervisors, which requested a briefing due to the proximity of LA to San Diego, which has had more than 420 cases and 16 deaths since early this year. The Los Angeles County outbreak was declared because two of 10 confirmed cases could not be traced back to either San Diego…

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News: UNWTO General Assembly: Tourism back to heights not seen since 2010

Destinations worldwide welcomed 598 million international tourists in the first six months of 2017, some 36 million more than in the same period of 2016. At six per cent, growth was well above the trend of recent years, making the current January-June period the strongest half-year since 2010, according to the UNWTO. Visitor numbers reported by destinations around the world reflect strong demand for international travel in the first half of 2017, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Results are underpinned by robust growth in many destinations and…

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Cabana Life: 5 Beach Clubs to See and Be Seen This Summer

Now is the time to enjoy those last lazy summer days, and what better way to experience a bit of luxury than with a cabana at some of the most beautiful places in the world. Check out five of our top picks from around the world for some beachy dreamin’: Gurney’s Montauk – Montauk, NY  This elegant beach club spans over 2,000 feet of private beach, is open from May through September, and has everything you need for a perfect Hamptons beach day: cream and canary yellow striped king-sized cabanas, comfy…

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Jerry Lewis: Will his infamous 'lost' film ever be seen?

The death of US comedy legend Jerry Lewis has prompted renewed interest in his infamous “lost film”, The Day the Clown Cried. The unreleased movie follows a clown who is sent to a concentration camp and told to lead children to their deaths. Lewis, who has died at the age of 91, gave his copy of the film to the US Library of Congress. In 2015, the library confirmed it would be shown to scholars and members of the public – but not before June 2024. Some, however, are not…

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Diana would have seen controversial tapes as a 'chance to be heard': bodyguard

London: Producers of a new documentary about Princess Diana say it offers insight. Critics say it’s nothing but exploitation. But a former bodyguard says Diana would have been pleased that candid recordings of her are being broadcast in Britain. Play VideoDon’t Play Up Next $ 4 an hour internships Play VideoDon’t Play Video duration 02:29 More Entertainment News Videos Previous slideNext slide Princess Di doco: ‘Our mum was a total kid’ Princess Di was naughty and fun-loving says Princes William and Harry. Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy is…

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AP-NORC Poll: Shift to political left seen on health care

Americans were never too thrilled with “Obamacare” and they definitely disapprove of Republican alternatives in Congress, so what does the public want to do on health care? A new poll suggests the country may be shifting left on this core issue, with 62 percent saying it’s the federal government’s responsibility to make sure that all Americans have health care coverage, while 37 percent say it is not. The survey findings from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research indicate a change in public attitudes over the past few months,…

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