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April, 2019

  • 16 April

    Aretha Franklin Awarded Posthumous Pulitzer Prize

    American soul singer, Aretha Franklin, is now a Pulitzer Prize winner. The Queen of Soul has been awarded a special citation honouring “her indelible contribution to American music and culture for more than five decades”. She becomes the 12th musician, and first female performer, to be given the citation – …

August, 2018

  • 27 August

    Pulitzer Prize�Winning Playwright Neil Simon Dies

    Neil Simon, the playwright and screenwriter whose indestructible comedies -including ‘The Odd Couple,’ ‘Barefoot in the Park,’ ‘The Sunshine Boys’ and ‘Brighton Beach Memoirs’, has died at the age of 91. The cause of death was complications with pneumonia, according to a statement from public relations firm DKC/O&M. Simon died sometime …

May, 2018

  • 31 May

    Kendrick Lamar Receives Historic Pulitzer Prize

    Kendrick Lamar, American rapper, has received a Pulitzer Prize for his fourth studio album ‘DAMN’. The accolade awarded to the ‘Humble’ rapper makes him the first non-jazz or classical artiste to receive the honour. Lee C Bollinger, president of Columbia University, described the album as “a virtuosic song collection unified …

April, 2018

  • 17 April

    Kendrick Lamar Becomes First Hip-Hop Act To Win Pulitzer Prize

    Rapper Kendrick Lamar has broken the records by winning  the Pulitzer Prize for Music for his album, DAMN.. He becomes the first non-classical or jazz artist to receive the honour, Rolling Stone reported. The Pulitzer board announced Lamar’s  selection on Monday, calling the 2017 LP “a virtuosic song collection unified by its vernacular authenticity and …

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