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No Lights, no Lorde: impersonator dupes Auckland partygoers

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Convincing impersonator found to be behind surprise live performance by super ultra special guest at lights-off New Zealand dance party New Zealand has been sent in a tailspin after a surprise performance by Lorde at an Auckland public library was found to have been by a convincing impersonator. The pop star was widely reported by attendees of the weekly No Lights No Lycra dance party to have made a guest appearance to perform Another thanked Ella Yelich OConnor, a.k.a. #Lorde you secret ninja …

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Report Slams Virtual Charter Schools That Graduate Just 36% Of Students

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… academic results: its graduation rate over the past four years has been 36%, meaning it had more dropouts than graduates, and its academic performance has declined steadily since 2005. Though K12 Inc. has consistently blamed poor academic results at virtual schools on the student population it serves, the report shows that even compared to demographically similar schools, CAVA falls short. Katrina Abston, the head of California Virtual Academies who is an employee of K12 Inc., called In the …

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Nights out aside, Wayne Rooney is not fit enough for Southgates England | Barney Ronay

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… and slick in possession, more athletic, more inventive moving the ball in attack. It is simply time to give in to other forces, other rhythms. Why hasnt this happened? In most sports a performance on the scale of the collective collapse against Iceland would have been the final cut for an ageing captain. And yet in the last six months the idea Rooney could be dropped has been angrily dismissed in the media by ex colleagues or friends or contemporaries. One usually excellent TV pundit has even …

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Evening Standard Theatre Awards: Harry Potter wins best play – BBC News

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JK Rowling sent a message read by actress Noma Dumezweni – who plays Hermione – praising Tiffany and writer Jack Thorne for “crafting the bare bones of a story into something very special”. Among the celebrities handing out the awards were Orlando Bloom, Dame Joan Collins, Tom Hiddleston, Tom Hollander, James McAvoy, Mark Rylance, Sheridan Smith and Ruth Wilson. Fiennes saw off competition from Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Kenneth Branagh, James McArdle and O-T Fagbenle in …

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The NFL Was a Sure Thing for TV Networks. Until Now

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… percent. Thursday night games are down 21.8 percent. The Titans-Jaguars game averaged a little more than 5 million viewers, down 71 percent from the same week in 2015. The lackluster performance has caught various media executives by surprise. Have they sliced and diced it too much? Is there too much product out there? Leslie Moonves, head of CBS, said recently onstage at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit. I really dont know. Ive been surprised that the numbers are down. For years, while …

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A look ahead at the 2017 ‘League of Legends’ Season 7

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… Overall, the performance of the EULCS proved that while theres lots of raw talent, its still green. Its no coincidence that H2K, the squad that has been working together the longest, was the one to make it furthest into the field. With the individual prowess all three EU teams have shown, theres little question that more time could be the missing ingredient for these player compositions to see international success. The smart organizations will reflect on Season 6 as a building year and will …

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Death, Murder, Tear Gas: The Metropolitan Opera Has Seen Far Crazier Than The Sprinkling of Ashes

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… entire orchestra pit was considered a crime scene, prompting the cancellation of the Mets evening performance of Rossinis The Italian Girl in Algiers. It also prevented the orchestra members from collecting their instruments, which remained in the pit while the investigation was conducted. Fears of a possible terrorist incident ran high given the recent bombing in Chelsea. But it turned out to be a man scattering the ashes of his mentor and fellow opera lover, John J. Miller, the …

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Even If You Hate Sports, You’ll Love This. Trust Me, You Have To See What They Did.

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In today’s sports world, what an athlete does off of the field is judged just as harshly as their on-field performance. As a result, we tend to spend most of our time condemning the bad actions instead of celebrating the good. Well, here’s an opportunity to do the latter. 1.) Andre Johnson is a star wide receiver for the Houston Texans, but his ability to make fans happy goes beyond the playing field. For seven Christmases in a row now, Johnson has gone on an incredible spending …

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Fans captured the moment Kanye left the stage mid-song to be with Kim

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Image: getty images / Taylor HiLL / Mashable Composite LONDON Concert-goers were left confused when Kanye West abruptly ended a performance in New York City 20 minutes early, mid-song. Citing a “family emergency,” it later became known that his wife Kim Kardashian West reportedly had been robbed at gunpoint while attending Fashion Week in Paris. SEE ALSO: Kanye West cuts gig short after Kim Kardashian reportedly held at gunpoint Fans captured the moment that West had to dash …

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