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Box office system introduced in Kathmandu valley

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KATHMANDU — A box office system has been introduced in Kathmandu valley from Tuesday.

Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Gokul Prasad Baskota, launched the system — much sought in the film sector in Nepal– amid a programme organised at Film Development Board here on Tuesday.

On the occasion, Minister Baskota informed that the box office system was launched to make the investment in film secure and promote transparency.

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“With the box office in place, the film sector would be promoted,” he said, adding that it would help generate revenue to the State as well.

The box office will be launched in movie theatre outside the valley from coming February.

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Legendary Chicago blues guitarist Otis Rush dies at 84

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CHICAGO—Legendary Chicago blues guitarist Otis Rush died on Saturday at the age of 84.

Rush succumbed to complication from a stroke he suffered in 2003.

Rush was born in Philadelphia, Mississipi. He settled in Chicago and began playing the local clubs, wearing a cowboy hat and sometimes strumming his guitar upside down for effect.

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He catapulted to international fame in 1956 with his first recording on Cobra Records of “I Can’t Quite You Baby,” which reached No.6 on the Billboard R&B chart.

He was a key architect of the Chicago “West Side Sound” in the 1950s and 1960s, which modernized traditional blues to introduce more of a jazzy, amplified sound.

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