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Globetrotting

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 03 July, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 03 July, 2011, 12:00am

Somerset

Glastonbury climaxed last Sunday with a thunderous performance by Beyonce. The 29-year-old (pictured), whose latest album, 4, hit shelves a few days before, wowed the crowd with fireworks, hydraulic platforms and an all-female dance team while husband Jay-Z, Chris Martin of Coldplay and Gwyneth Paltrow watched. The festival included surprise sets by Radiohead and Pulp.

London

Johnny Depp made a surprise appearance at rocker Alice Cooper's London gig last Monday, playing alongside the shock-rocker on I'm Eighteen and a cover of Pink Floyd's Another Brick in the Wall. By all accounts, Depp (pictured), who stayed low key throughout, was solid on the guitar. It was a reunion of sorts for the two stars, who appeared together in the 1991 horror film Freddy's Dead.

Tokyo

British photographer Gered Mankowitz's exhibition of rarely seen shots of the Rolling Stones from the mid-1960s closes today at the Traumaris gallery after a one-month run. Mankowitz shot some of the most iconic rock album covers ever, including Jimi Hendrix's The Ultimate Experience and The Rolling Stones' Out of Our Heads (pictured).

Los Angeles

He played the founder of Napster and a part owner of Facebook in The Social Network, now Justin Timberlake partly owns MySpace. The 30-year-old is one of the latest investors in the site after News Corp sold it for US$35 million last week.

Timberlake (pictured) and his partners plan to focus MySpace on entertainment ventures, but they face an uphill battle: the site's stock has plummeted since 2005 when News Corp paid US$580 million for it.

Chicago

Kanye West and Jay-Z's joint album, Watch the Throne, will apparently be released this week after months of delays. Reports from the rapper's camp say the album is done and that West (pictured) is in the final stages of 'adding a little pizazz' to it. The first single, H.A.M., was released in January and the album was supposed to drop in March.

Paris

French artist Francois Morellet's installation of flashing neon lights, aluminium tubes and laser beams - think Kanye West's epilepsy-inducing All of the Lights music video - closes tomorrow after a three-month run at the Centre Pompidou. Morellet has been doing this type of abstract, minimalistic art since the 60s, when he was a member of an optical and kinetic art movement. This series of 25 works was created to illustrate his development since the 60s.

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