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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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Highlights From Last Night’s Grammys

The 56th annual Grammy Awards were held last night in Los Angeles and featured dozens of live performances and memorable musical collaborations. Here are some of the highlights from the biggest night in music:

  • Katy Perry stuns on red carpet with sizzling display of bipedal movement
  • Host LL Cool J reviews list of emergency exits and stairwells as per fire department regulations
  • Daft Punk spends the whole night avoiding an electrical outlet they briefly dated in 2009
  • Queen Latifah muttering “Burn in Hell, sodomites” is nearly picked up by microphone
  • Paul McCartney gets a chance to talk shop with Ryan Lewis
  • Mrs. Ostrovsky honored for best piano teacher
  • Once again, multiple men leaning into the same microphone sweep the Rock Album, Rock Performance, and Metal Performance categories
  • Video feed cuts to nonplussed Robert Christgau following every award announcement
  • Event organizers hold a touching “In Memoriam” segment for the music industry

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