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American heavy metal band Metallica has donated 250,000 euros to a Romanian association building the country's first pediatric oncology hospital, they said. The donation to Daruieste Viata (Give Life), founded in 2012, came ahead of the band's sold-out concert on Wednesday, it's fourth in the European Union state since 1999, the association said on its Facebook page.
Baby boomers dressed in tie-dye, rolling wheelchairs and chasing a memory of peace and love flocked to Bethel, New York, for the weekend to mark the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, the music festival that defined 1960s counterculture. Thousands of flower-crowned visitors made the journey to the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, which now owns the original festival site, to hear some of the same musicians including Arlo Guthrie, attend a planned Saturday concert by Santana, and feel the spirit of community that the 1969 festival produced.
Sheeran design Heinz Ketchup bottle sells for 1,500 pounds
Three limited-edition bottles of Heinz Tomato Ketchup based on the tattoos of British songwriter Ed Sheeran, a dedicated fan of the condiment, sold at auction in London on Thursday, with one going under the hammer for 1,500 pounds ($1,816). Only 150 of the "Ed Sheeran X Heinz Tomato Ketchup, the Tattoo Edition" bottles, featuring a copy of Sheeran's own Heinz inking, will be available across the world.
'Creating Woodstock': how festival came together, and almost fell apart
Mick Richards was among the 450,000 people at Woodstock in 1969, but he did not think much about his "uneventful" 24 hours there until years later, when his teenage son started asking about the festival. That set Richards, a former rock drummer, on a 27-year journey of research, leading to the documentary "Creating Woodstock," now out on DVD and on-demand.
'Hollywood Ripper' found guilty of murdering two women, including Ashton Kutcher's date
A jury found a man nicknamed the "Hollywood Ripper" guilty on Thursday of knifing to death two women, including actor Ashton Kutcher's date, and attempting to murder a third victim during a seven-year span. Michael Gargiulo, a 43-year-old former handyman and aspiring actor, sat impassively, leaning forward slightly in his chair, as the jury verdict was read.
'Jimmy Kimmel Live' hit with $395,000 fine over emergency tones in skit
Simulated wireless alert tones used in a "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" skit making fun of a presidential alert test have cost Walt Disney Co's ABC $395,000 in civil fines with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. AMC Networks separately on Thursday agreed to pay a $104,000 fine for using an alert tone in a February 2019 episode of the "The Walking Dead." The commission handed down smaller fines to Discovery's Animal Planet and Meruelo Radio Holdings for other violations.
'Easy Rider' actor Peter Fonda dead at age 79
Oscar-nominated actor Peter Fonda, who played a cool and introspective motorcyclist in the 1969 film "Easy Rider" that captured the spirit of the era's counterculture movement, died on Friday at age 79, his family said in a statement. Fonda, the son of Hollywood leading man Henry Fonda and the brother of Jane Fonda, died at his home in Los Angeles on Friday morning of respiratory failure from lung cancer, the statement said.
With Argentina once again reeling from a financial crisis, a film released on Thursday shows residents from a village outside Buenos Aires pursuing the dream of many of those left penniless by the country's 2001 debt default: getting their money back. The film by Argentine director Sebastian Borensztein, "La Odisea de Los Giles" ("the Odyssey of the Naive"), is a fictional payback story for a nation still traumatized by the meltdown two decades ago that plunged much of the population into poverty - at a time of fresh economic turmoil.
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