Amazing things about January 7:
» Debbie Gibson opened on Broadway in 1992 as Eponine in Les Miserables – a role created in London by Eurovision loser and former Dream Team star Frances Ruffelle.
» A Moscow official ruled in 1971 that long hair was legal in the USSR. Phew!
» Something called Television was demonstrated to the press by inventor John Logie Baird in 1926. It'll never catch on.
» Fame made its debut on American tv in 1980 – a turn of events which eventually gave a grateful world the twin gifts of Hi Fidelity and Starmaker.
» It's a year since Leslie Ash first faced the world with her trout pout. She was treated with dignity and sympathy by all.
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According to Marxist theory, cultural forms such as opera, classical music and the literary works of Shakespeare all fall under the heading of high culture. Low culture refers to a wide variety of cultural themes that are characterised by their consumption by the masses.
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