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Globetrotting

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 21 August, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 21 August, 2011, 12:00am

Beverly Hills

The line-up of the controversial Michael Jackson tribute concert has been announced: Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Smokey Robinson, and Leona Lewis. Rock band Kiss were banned from playing because frontman Gene Simmons (pictured) has been vocal about the Jackson molestation accusations. The tribute show is scheduled for October 8 in Wales.

Quebec

Politically charged images, taken by photojournalists during conflicts around the globe, are on display at the Canadian Museum of Civilisation as part of the World Press Photo 11 exhibition. Images include harrowing photos of deformed refugees in Afghanistan and Kenyan asylum seekers. The exhibition wraps up next Sunday.

Birmingham

Tony Iommi, guitarist of Black Sabbath, announced last Thursday the band are getting back together for a new album and tour. The heavy metal pioneers haven't played together since 2005, and their last album was 1978's Never Say Die.

San Francisco

The inaugural Hong Kong Cinema Festival will take place in San Francisco next month, the San Francisco Film Society has announced. The line-up is a mixed bag: while Law Wing-cheong's Punished and Alex Law's Echoes of the Rainbow (pictured) are great representations of Hong Kong, stinkers such as the mutant flick City Under Siege closes the festival.

Memphis

He's been gone for 34 years but his status as The King remains. Nearly 20,000 fans, from as far as Brazil and Japan, visited the late Elvis Presley's Graceland home last Monday for a candlelight vigil.

Beijing

The newly renovated Shanghai Indoor Stadium played host to the Nike Festival of Sports this weekend. In addition to exhibition basketball, martial arts and skateboarding competitions - with an appearance by NBA star LeBron James - there was a club night and gigs by Edison Chen (pictured) and indie act Queen Sea Big Shark.

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