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London's V&A Museum Draws Flak over Sketching Underwear Ban

Critics on Monday accused London's iconic Victoria & Albert Museum of compromising its role as a source of inspiration for artists after forbidding visitors from sketching exhibits from its new underwear show.

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'Game of Thrones' Stuns Fans with Season Six Reveal

Hit fantasy TV show "Game of Thrones" returned for its season six premiere Sunday appearing to answer to one of the most hotly debated questions in modern television history: "Is Jon Snow dead?"

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Dubai to Open Marvel, Cartoon Network-branded Theme Park

Dubai will soon have a one-stop destination for families whose tastes run from Spider-Man to velociraptors to the Powerpuff Girls.

Local developer Ilyas and Mustafa Galadari Group said Sunday its new 1.5 million square-foot (139,355 square meter) indoor amusement park on the city's desert outskirts will open on August 15.

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Beyonce Celebrates Black Women in Intricate Album-film

Pop superstar Beyonce on Saturday released a musically diverse new album in the form of a film as she paid a bold tribute to the perseverance of African American women.

"Lemonade" was advertised only as a special on cable network HBO but, in a move anticipated by her passionate fan base, she dropped an album by the same name in the middle of the broadcast.

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Prince Cremated, with Resting Place Secret

Loved ones cremated pop icon Prince on Saturday with his final resting place to remain a secret, two days after his sudden death stunned the music world.

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No Signs of Trauma, Suicide in Prince Death, Says Police

There was no evidence of trauma on Prince's body when he was found unresponsive in an elevator at his huge compound or any indication the late music icon committed suicide, U.S. authorities said Friday.

Stunned fans massed outside the superstar's Paisley Park studio complex on the outskirts of Minneapolis are looking to an autopsy carried out earlier in the day to resolve the mystery around the sudden loss of their idol.

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Prince Fused 'Black Soul' with 'White Rock', Say Music Experts

Prince created a new sound by fusing black American musical styles with white rock, and deeply influenced the current generation of artists, music experts said.

The U.S. music icon was found dead, aged 57, at his studio complex outside his home city of Minneapolis on Thursday.

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Prince, the Global Icon Rooted in Hometown Minneapolis

To millions, Prince was a global icon, but at heart he remained a hometown boy from Minneapolis, nurturing local talent, hosting legendary parties and putting the city on the international music map.

Two days before he was found dead, Prince listened to music at the Dakota Jazz Club, the same venue where he played gigs three years ago that sold out in minutes, and which he frequented often over the years.

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Mysterious and Gender-Bending, Prince was Unique Political Force

Among rock stars, Prince came off as almost otherworldly, an effete pansexual who cherished his own seclusion. Yet through that very image, and occasional forays into more direct advocacy, the artist became a unique political force.

Relishing the fluidity of his own image -- Prince was a straight African American yet was often mistaken for white, Hispanic or gay -- the gender-bending singer presented a new form of black masculinity in the age of hip-hop.

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Sex Symbol Prince Had a 'Dirty,' but Complicated, Mind

On Prince's 1981 album "Controversy," released days after he opened for the Rolling Stones dressed in bikini underwear and got booed off stage, the singer quipped that he was asked constantly if he was black or white, straight or gay.

The pop icon, who died suddenly Thursday at age 57, oozed sexuality both through his music and his inimitable fashion sense as he turned androgyny into a stylistic symbol.

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