Donna Summer, queen of disco, dies at 63 Singer Whitney Houston dies at 48 Etta James Dead at 73 'Perhaps the most beautiful male voice ever': Tributes to Andy Williams, singer of Moon River, after he dies aged 84 after cancer battle Member reactions:
Great legends of Music Industry Nice tribute paid to them by putting a beautiful clouds and musical instruments stair case lovely job done
Every weekend we have a Freaking News of the Week (Week in Pictures) contest. But this week it's time for the grand yearly contest where we ask you to
create images of anything that happened in the news during the year 2012. You can pick the notable events, or any other interesting news which others may or may not have heard.
Here's to good news in 2013 - let it bring health, prosperity, and lots of blessings to you and your families!
Year in Pictures contest has double jackpots: 1st place: $10, 2nd place: $6, 3rd place: $4, 4th place: $2.
In the Creator's Comments, it is mandatory to link to a news story. You should use this format to make a link:
Keep the BLACK as is, replace GREEN with the link, and replace the RED with the news story title.
The editors of Time magazine will officially name the magazine's "Person of the Year" on December 19 on the Today show. However, before the magazine's pick is announced, Time ran a poll among its readers and found that the majority (over 5 million voters) chose Kim Jong Un as "Person of the Year". While the readers' choice is not an official magazine's pick, it does speak volumes when they pick a dictator who did not make a public appearance till 2010, and hardly has any accomplishments under his belt except "inheriting" the country from his father, and trying hard to rule like him. The poll was conducted online, so anyone in the world with an internet access could cast their vote. One thing is for sure - over 5 million of Time readers think that "dictators are cool". Perhaps it's "time" for the magazine to rethink why their content attracts such audience.
Choose your own (worthy or unworthy) person and Photoshop him/her on the TIME magazine cover as 2012 Person of the Year. Real or fictional celebrities (from movies, cartoons, paintings) are all welcome.
This Monday is the 84th birthday of the "father of pop-art" Andy Warhol. Andrew Warhola (his real name) was an American with Slovak roots and worked as advertisement illustrator for Vogue and other magazines, before becoming famous. Andy coined the phrase "15 minutes of fame", but there's a rumor that he was dyslexic and he really meant 51 minutes :)
To celebrate the 84th birthday of Andy Warhol, take any photo or art work (painting, sketch, illustration), and turn it into Warhol-like pop art. Alternatively, blend any art work with Warhol's art.
The 2012 Summer Olympic games in London are opening this Friday. Though the first Olympic events (soccer qualifying games) will already be held Wednesday and Thursday.
Officially, there are 26 medal sports on the Olympic program for the 2012 London Games, with 39 associated disciplines.
Following the 2008 Beijing Games, two sports - softball and baseball - were cut from the Olympic program. Notable new events include women's boxing (three weight classes), mixed doubles in tennis and Omnium racing in track cycling.
To celebrate the opening of 2012 Summer Olympics in London, take any Olympic sports and change it any way you wish. Some examples are: changing sports rules, merging two sports, changing sports equipment, tools, playgrounds, environment, etc.
This Thursday is the 178th birthday of one of the most famous French artists - Edgar Degas. He is regarded as one of the founders of Impressionism, even though he more preferred to be called a realist.
Degas started painting seriously very early in his life. Obsessed with painting, he turned his room into an artist studio by the age of 18. His father - a wealthy French banker - was originally against Edgar's love for art and wanted him to become a lawyer instead. At the age of 21, Degas dropped out of Law school and went to Italy for three years where he copied the works of Michelangelo, Raphael and Titian. Degas talent flourished under the guidance of his first teacher
Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, whose first advice to Edgar was "draw lines, young man, many lines..."
To celebrate the 178th birthday of Edgar Degas, show how his paintings would be different if he created them nowadays - e.g. including modern elements in his works, making them promote and endorse products and services, including celebrities and politicians in his art, hiring Degas to do movie posters, etc.