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Entertainment News Archive - July 03, 2005

By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Grammy-winning soul singer andsongwriter Luther Vandross, who suffered a serious stroke twoyears ago as he was about to relaunch his career, died onFriday in a New Jersey hospital, officials said. He was 54.

By Mike Collett-White and Mark Egan LONDON/PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - After a galaxy of starsrocked the world in the largest live concert ever held,politicians said on Sunday people power could make a differenceas world leaders prepared to meet to relieve poverty.

By Mike Collett-White and Mark Egan LONDON/PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - They rocked the world inthe largest live concert ever held. Now the stars of the Live 8extravaganza are looking to leaders to respond by doing more tohelp the poor when they meet later in the week.

By Greg Prato NEW YORK (Billboard) - With new wave revivalists like theKillers and the Bravery storming the U.S. charts, first waversSimple Minds have picked a good time to release their firstall-new studio album in three years. Due Sept.

Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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