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On Woodstock’s 50th anniversary, double the peace, love and music

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The 50th anniversary of the Woodstock music festival, one of the watersheds of the 1960s counterculture movement, will be celebrated in August with two competing events. FILE PHOTO: Janet Huey displays her original ticket at the site of the original Woodstock Music Festival in Bethel, New York, U.S. August 14, 2009. REUTERS/Eric Thayer Michael Lang, the co-producer of the 1969 Woodstock festival, announced on Wednesday that the official Woodstock Music and Arts Fair would take place from Aug 16-18 at a motor -racing venue in upstate…

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Michael Schumacher: Tributes paid to F1 legend on 50th birthday

Schumacher won a record seven F1 titles F1 legend Michael Schumacher “shaped and changed the sport forever” says Mercedes boss Toto Wolff, as tributes are paid to the seven-time world champion on his 50th birthday. The German is the most successful F1 driver and won a record 91 Grands Prix. In 2013 he suffered serious head injuries in a skiing accident and has not been seen in public since. “We are doing everything humanly possible to help him,” his family said in a statement on Wednesday. The former Ferrari driver…

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Michael Schumacher: Family to celebrate on 50th birthday

Schumacher won the last of his seven F1 championships in 2004 The family of seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher say they will celebrate “his victories, his records and his jubilation” as he turns 50 on Thursday. The German suffered serious head injuries in a skiing accident in 2013 and has not been seen in public since. The former Ferrari driver is being treated at his home in Switzerland, but little is known about his recovery. “You can be sure that he is in the very best of hands,” his family…

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Dame Vera Lynn threatened to pull out of D-Day 50th anniversary events

Image copyright Reuters Dame Vera Lynn threatened to pull out of events for the D-Day anniversary in 1994 when sandcastle building and Spam fritter cooking contests were planned. Newly-released National Archives files show the contests were scrapped after veterans, and Forces’ Sweetheart Dame Vera, said they would be inappropriate. The event to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1944 Normandy Landings still ran into trouble, the documents reveal. Criticisms included “uninspiring” hymns and problems caused by the weather. Veterans groups had complained beforehand that the government had got the tone…

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Will Smith bungee jumps out of helicopter for 50th birthday

Image copyright Will Smith/YouTube Will Smith has celebrated turning 50 in style. Bungee jumping probably isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but at least he won’t forget his big day in a hurry. And this wasn’t a standard bungee jump, the star decided to do it out of a helicopter over the Grand Canyon, watched by his family and friends. Will shared the moment on his YouTube channel and once he’d made the jump but was still dangling he said: “It goes from pure terror to pure bliss.” Image copyright Will…

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Designer Ralph Lauren marks 50th anniversary with Central Park fashion gala

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Top fashion designer Ralph Lauren marked 50 years in the business on Friday with a celebrity-filled gala in Manhattan’s Central Park. A model presents a collection at Ralph Lauren’s 50th anniversary fashion event during New York Fashion Week in New York, U.S., September 7, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton The American fashion house hosted the fashion show and dinner attended by a veritable who’s who of names from the worlds of entertainment, media and fashion. Hollywood stars Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain rubbed elbows under…

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World Cup 2018: Javier Hernandez scores 50th goal to help Mexico beat South Korea

World Cup 2018: South Korea 1-2 Mexico highlights Javier Hernandez scored his 50th international goal to help Mexico take a big step towards the last 16 of the World Cup with an impressive win over South Korea, despite Son Heung-min’s stunning late strike. Having upset defending champions Germany in their opening game in Group F, Mexico proved again they will be a test for any side should they reach the knockout stages. They took the lead in Rostov-on-Don through Carlos Vela’s penalty – the 14th of the tournament already –…

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