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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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Macklemore Reminds Grammys Audience About CDs Available For Sale In Lobby

LOS ANGELES—Immediately following his performance Sunday night at the 56th annual Grammy Awards, Seattle-based rapper Macklemore politely reminded audience members at the Staples Center that he had CDs and other merchandise available for purchase in the lobby. “Make sure to drop by and see us after the show, because we’ve got CDs, posters, decals, and I think T-shirts, too, if we remembered to bring them,” the recipient of seven Grammy nominations said while gesturing toward a small folding table near the rear of the auditorium and noting that he was currently running a deal of $10 for one CD or $15 for two. “Ryan [Lewis] is over there right now, and I’m about to go join him, so please stop by and say hi. Also, don’t forget to sign our mailing list, if you haven’t already! Thanks, everybody.” At press time, sources reported that Macklemore and Lewis were explaining to a customer that while they weren’t set up to take cards, they did accept cash and would be glad to make change for a 20.

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