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369.10 // Band dominates Coreworld charts

Upstart band Thousand Dustclouds made headlines yesterday when their single Change Of Superstitions topped every Coreworld chart. The last time such a feat was achieved was by classic Aubade soloist Rhafz Noin back in 315ABY.

Thousand Dustclouds, heralded as a return to the Leap-Jump genre, rose from relative anonymity, having been restricted to circuits of their homeworld Wukkar. However, the band came into notoriety after the track was featured in the latest Cerulean Star advertisement. Change Of Superstitions climbed to multiple number one spots in just a few days before the band were officially given the prestigious accolade.

A statement issued by the band’s manager and representative, Max Ghilern, congratulated his young protégés:

I am exceptionally proud […] of the three of them. They’ve worked hard for a number of years and paid their dues. They deserve this recognition.

362.28 // Annual Priole Danna festival begins

The annual Priole Danna festival opened with a bang on Lamuir IV this week, marking the beginning of ten days of celebration in sites across Gryle City.

Galactic Sparkle-bop star, Zhurseca Arenn, nabbed the prestigious opening ceremony spotlight, performing a special rendition of her song Pebwe a espa-bewa. The ceremony was followed by the traditional Priole Danna parade along Olhoon Avenue with estimated crowds of 270 000. Festival-goers, both local and visiting, can look forward to the city’s extensive mix of music, food and theater during the celebration.

This year’s festival is the 2729th incarnation of the historic event. However, some officials have speculated that this year’s festival does not hold up to previous years, most notably the 2727th festival.

352.28 // Exhibition to showcase traditional Corellian art

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A new art exhibition celebrating the traditional art of Corellian flame miniatures has been announced, opening at the start of 353ABY. The exhibition will feature the work of many well known artists, including Dinaba Fssi, as well as a few rising stars in the field.

The popularity of Corellian flame miniatures went through a revival not long after the end of the Galactic Empire, following a sudden increase in mobility and trade in the Core Worlds. However, the success was short lived and the sculptures fell out of vogue after a few years.

The impressive sculptures are made using a combination of natural and synthetic materials. Conventionally, the construction methods were passed from generation to generation, although this tradition has laxed in recent years to attract new artists.

The exhibition is due to tour throughout the Core Worlds before being permanently established in Coronet City, Corellia.

349.25 // Ando prepares for celebration

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If you have been meaning to visit Ando in the coming days, you will want to bump up that vacation. The Aqualish homeworld is currently preparing to view the Portage Moon Festival, an event that occurs barely once in a generation.

The thirty day celebration brings much of Ando’s commerce and trade to a halt, opting instead for feasts and public events. The Festival is named after the Portage lilies, which bloom yearly. However, the celebration only occurs when the titular lilies bloom at the same time as a double full moon, accounting for the Festival’s rarity.

The last Portage Moon Festival, which occurred in 292ABY, received negative attention in the galactic media after a scandal involving the celebration’s most famous food: lily cakes. Traditionally a treat to be given at no cost to all festival attendees, some companies attempted to sell the food before being shut down. Local authorities have already released a statement forbidding the selling of the foodstuff and promise to enforce stricter regulations.

348.22 // Coruscanti Boxing: Suissac Beats Yalc

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Last night saw the long anticipated fight between two living titans of force, Suissac and Yalc. The Jalrin recreation center was absolutely packed not more than two cycles ago as these two devastating opponents of the world of professional Coruscanti boxing duked it out.

It turned out that Suissac could back up his words against Yalc as he won soundly in an astounding five rounds by knockout. The bout was similar to their first encounter twenty-two years ago, when Suissac once again took the title from Yalc.

As nostalgic as it must have been for Suissac, some people speculate that such a sound victory would only be possible if Yalc threw the fight. One popular theory is Yalc was asked by underworld Coruscanti mobsters to rig the fight to rake in millions of credits.

Profits were high for this match, as most long anticipated matches are. Fans of both Suissac and Yalc were brawling long before the match actually took place and many continued once the result was announced. Reports indicates that at least eleven members of the crowd were escorted out of the center.

Suissac will meet with rising star Jkall next cycle to defend his championship belt.