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‘Star Wars’ Turns 40

When George Lucas’ Star Wars premiered in 1977, the movie quickly became a phenomenon. On its 40th anniversary, The Onion looks back on the franchise’s defining moments:

Ringo Starr Announces 26th Beatles Album With New Backing Band

‘Moonbeam Sunday’ Slated For Release On June 16

LONDON—Excitedly informing fans that the iconic pop group was back with more original music, Ringo Starr announced Tuesday that on June 16 he would be releasing a 26th Beatles album titled ‘Moonbeam Sunday’ with an all-new backing band.
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Generous Improv Troupe Performing For Free

NEW YORK—In a commendable act of charity and goodwill, local improv troupe Calhoun reportedly showcased their talents completely free of charge Sunday night in the basement of a local performing arts space. “What do you mean you’re a dog?” Calhoun’s Nick Clewson said to his barking co-star Daryl Crane during a show the group could easily have charged a $20 admission to but, in a gesture of magnanimity, chose to offer to the public at no cost, as they do every week. “Well, luckily, I speak fluent dog. Ruff, ruff, ruff! That means, ‘Freeze! You’re under arrest.’” Following the performance, group members extended their generosity further by voluntarily folding the audience’s metal chairs and stacking them in a storage room.

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