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Brightman aims to ride a rocket

British singer Sarah Brightman may be the next paying passenger to ride a Russian rocket to the International Space Station, the Interfax news agency reported on Wednesday, citing an unidentified official in the space industry in Russia.

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FRIDAY AUGUST 24 DANCE Lessons Argentine Tango - Beginners lessons 8 p.m. followed by Tango Pacifico Milonga, 9 p.m. at Café Casablanca, 2524 Bridge St. Cost: $8/$10 with lesson. Tel. 250-389-0222 tangopacifico.

University's art goes beyond the campus

EXHIBIT Building a University Art Collection: 50 Years When: Aug. 29 to Nov.


The Victoria College of Art is hosting an exhibition by members of the Oak Bay Art Club at 625 Bank St., Aug. 24-31. Opening Aug. 24, 4 p.m. Birds of Uncommon Feather with Katherine Farris and Louise Oborne at 966 Byng St.

Old-fashioned country fair in Cobble Hill

Experience real country fun for the whole family Saturday at the 103rd Cobble Hill Fair. This old-fashioned country fair and exhibition features agricultural displays, livestock and family entertainment.

Rapper LL Cool J nabs a burglar

Grammy-winning rapper and TV actor LL Cool J fought a burglar in the kitchen of his Los Angeles house early Wednesday and held him there until officers arrived to take the man into custody, police said. The 58-year-old prowler, caught at about 1 a.m.

Tony Bennett shows no signs of slowing down at age 86. The famous crooner plays Victoria's Royal Theatre on Monday

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Scott not seriously ill, family says

The family of Top Gun director Tony Scott told medical examiners the British-born filmmaker did not have brain cancer or any serious illness when he jumped to his death from a bridge, a county coroner official said.

Mitchell does his rock 'n' roll duty on tour

Aw-shucks rocker plans to retire in Garden City when he hits 65