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Paul Johnson, Get Get Down house producer, dies at age 50 from Covid-19 | Dance music

Paul Johnson, the US house producer best known for his hit Get Get Down, has died from Covid-19 at age 50.

A statement on his Facebook page said: “Our greatness passed away this morning at 9am the house music legend we all know as PJ aka Paul Johnson.” In July, he had been hospitalised and placed in intensive care after contracting the virus.

Raised and based in Chicago, Johnson scored his biggest hit in 1999, when Get Get Down reached No 5 in the UK charts – a track that has endured as a crowdpleasing dancefloor favourite.

Starting out as

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Liz Johnson Artur’s ‘Black Balloon Archive’ is an ongoing record of Black experiences over a 30-year period

Written by Fiona Sinclair Scott, CNNLondon

Russian Ghanaian photographer Liz Johnson Artur’s work mostly falls under a single title: “Black Balloon Archive.” Far bigger than a conventional series, the extensive project is instead an ongoing record of photos taken over a 30-year period.

The name was inspired by the song “Black Balloons,” from the 1970 album “Is It Because I’m Black, by American soul singer Syl Johnson. “Black balloons fill the air. Black balloons, they’re everywhere,” go the happy lyrics, chiming sweetly with Johnson Artur’s vast visual log of what she calls the “Black diaspora” in London and around
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G7 summit fashion: Jill Biden, Kate Middleton, Carrie Johnson and Brigitte Macron dress up for royal reception

The G7 summit is well and truly underway in Cornwall, with the leaders of the world’s seven most advanced economies gathered to discuss trade, the coronavirus and unity.

To welcome the leaders to British shores, Queen Elizabeth II last night hosted an early evening soiree, attended by the leaders and their partners, as well as members of the British royal family.

Held at the Eden Project, which describes itself as “the largest rainforest in captivity”, the domed eco-tourism resort’s lush green planting provided a verdant backdrop for the event.

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall look at
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