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Entertainment News Archive - October 22, 2005

By Georgina Prodhan FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk said on Saturday he stood by remarks about the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turks and about the deaths of Kurds in Turkey that could land him in jail for three years.

WARSAW (Reuters) - Twenty-year-old Rafal Blechacz has become the first Pole in 30 years to win the Chopin International Piano Competition, one of the world's most prestigious contests of its kind, organizers said on Saturday.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Shirley Horn, the jazz pianist and singer whose unhurried, breathy style captured the attention of two generations of listeners, has died at age 71, her record company said in a statement.

Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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