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Kara Hayward is the latest in a line of child actresses who have brains as well as talent. The 13-year-old star of Cannes opening-night film Moonrise Kingdom has been a member of Mensa since the age of nine. Some of the Massachusetts native's artwork and poems have been published. So she looks odds-on to join the club of brainy actresses who, having taken Hollywood by storm, decide to take a career sabbatical to study. 

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The George Lucas empire is striking back after giving up its 25-year battle to build a palatial film studio in the pastoral hills north of San Francisco.

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Dedication to synthesisers

A composer with multiple Grammy nominations is set to receive belated recognition for her early Seventies work as an electronic music pioneer – thanks to the UK crate-digging label Finders Keepers. The keyboardist Suzanne Ciani was introduced to early synthesisers in the late sixties by designer Don Buchla, whose eponymous telephone exchange-style contraption defined Ciani's early sound.

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Finders Keepers reveals Suzanne Ciani's dedication to synthesisers

A composer with multiple Grammy nominations is set to receive belated recognition for her early Seventies work as an electronic music pioneer – thanks to the UK crate-digging label Finders Keepers. The keyboardist Suzanne Ciani was introduced to early synthesisers in the late sixties by designer Don Buchla, whose eponymous telephone exchange-style contraption defined Ciani's early sound.

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