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Cohen's label declined to release the album containing Hallelujah, a song that has now inspired over 300 versions.
Satirical, absurdist playwright Dario Fo dead aged 90.
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Over a lifetime's work, Dario Fo stood tall and would not bow to either artistic or political compromise.
Pages one and two of issue 31 of OZ magazine.
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Richard Neville was a man of his times: a smart-alec student in the 60s; a drug-smoking hippie on trial in the 70s; to a family man, writer and public speaker in the 80s and 90s.
His extraordinary talent was most evident as his 'straight guys' became increasingly deranged.
Filmmaker Paul Cox pictured with actor David Wenham in 2012.
Editing a movie beside the late, great Paul Cox was like attending 'a one on one' film school. The growling auteur was a brilliantly stubborn man, who treated film with reverence and wore his heart on his sleeve.
Various boxing authorities have ranked Muhammad Ali as the best heavyweight boxer in history.
Central to the celebrity Muhammad Ali achieved was his exceptional ability as a boxer.
The creator of Neighbours has passed away at 92…past and present cast members take a selfie at the 30th anniversary party in 2015.
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Reg Grundy, who has died at 92, was an Australian TV mogul who never owned a TV station. He did for TV content what Ford did for car production - marketing a product of proven appeal to people around the world.
One of Victoria Wood’s recurring themes was television, something that until recently, held the nation together. As such, she is the consummate English comic.
A detailed look at one of the musician's most celebrated performances gives a glimpse of the dedication which allowed talent to flourish.
Prince singing at the Montreux Jazz Festival.
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Prince's relationships with women as expressed in his songs were complex. But by performing so lustfully, he granted everyone permission for pleasure.
Prince performs on stage at Yas Arena in Yas Island, 2010.
Despite Prince's many transformations – musically and visually – he extended his signature energy over 39 albums. His broad sonic church attracted fans from every walk of life.
Prince performs during halftime show of the NFL’s Super Bowl, 2007.
Prince changed the music world. He pioneered a collision of styles: new wave, rock, funk and jazz and created a trademark sound.
The author of 'Where Are the Women Architects?' explores the significance of losing Hadid in a field where female role models are few and far between.
Zaha Hadid’s ongoing Australian projects and draft designs will attract plenty of attention in the future.
London Aquatics Centre, designed by Zaha Hadid. Artur Salisz
Celebrated architect Zaha Hadid, who died last week, had three projects on the go in Australia. Will there be a surge of interest in her work - as has happened to other architects who have died prematurely?
A former colleague of the award-winning architect Zaha Hadid pays tribute to her 'great presence'.
From Jesus Christ Superstar to the Pirates of Penzance, Jon English rocked it all.
From Judas Iscariot, to a string of pop hits, to the Pirate King, Jon English defied easy categorisation. With his distinctive gravelly rasp, he straddled TV, stage and the pop charts.
Alan Rickman has died at the age of 69.
Rickman was an unmistakable, unmissable performer.
Jonah Lomu in the Rugby World Cup final in Johannesburg, South Africa, 1995.
Jonah Lomu's brilliance on and off field made him a global superstar and role model.
Jules Wright was political, provocative and passionate.
As a theatre director and supporter of the arts, Jules Wright was political, provocative and passionate. She was also overlooked in Australia's obituaries when she died earlier this year. Why?
Through the Gordon Darling Foundation, the Darlings undertook a vast range of activities in keeping with their vision for the arts in Australia.
Gordon Darling handing over a portrait of Sir Donald Bradman AC to Andrew Sayers, Director of the National Portrait Gallery, in 2008. AAP Image/National Portrait Gallery
The death of Gordon Darling last month reminded many in the arts community of the key role that he played in fostering the visual arts in Australia. But should his contribution have been more widely noted?