Syrian artist, war refugee draws portraits of Paris victims

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — When Syrian war refugee Lina Mahameed saw TV reports of the recent Paris attacks, she recognized her own story reflected in the brutality......»»

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Chinese pensioners keep historic opera alive

Kunming (China) (AFP) - White make-up covering their aged faces, Chinese performers -- all aged over 50 -- don richly-coloured robes and false beards to belt out tunes passed down for more than two centuries......»»

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Bowie lauded as an artist who made it OK to be different

NEW YORK (AP) — It's perhaps not so surprising that the word "androgynous" was spiking on the Merriam-Webster online dictionary after David Bowie's death was announced, as people looked up a word so commonly mentioned in connection w.....»»

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Dutch museum seeks to extend Bowie expo

A Dutch museum said Tuesday it wants to extend a major retrospective of David Bowie's life as bereaved fans rush to snap up tickets to visit the show following the British artist's death. More than 18,000 people have bought tickets online since .....»»

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Legendary Artist David Bowie Dies at 69

David Bowie has died after a battle with cancer, his representative confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. .....»»

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Sex, Violence and a Fight for a Nation: Of Kings and Prophets Turns a Biblical Story Into a Soap Opera

Sunday School, it's not. ABC's new drama, Of Kings and Prophets , tells the story of the Book of Samuel in a way that lets the full, sometimes messy humanity of the characters rise to the top. A lot of dutiful and painstaking research went into .....»»

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Jack Garratt named artist to watch out for on BBC"s Sound of 2016 poll

British singer Jack Garratt tops the BBC's Sound of 2016 poll. Set to release his debut album next month, Garratt was chosen by 140 music industry experts for the poll which aims to spotlight the hottest new acts predicted to break out in the coming .....»»

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Virtual reality experience highlight of new Dali Museum show

Visitors to a new exhibition at The Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, won't just be looking at art. Thanks to virtual reality, they'll be exploring a Dali painting in a dreamy, three-dimensional world that turns art appreciation into an un.....»»

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Buttons as contemporary art, reimagined in NYC exhibition

NEW YORK (AP) — There's no denying buttons are an important clothing item, but can they rise to the level of art? A new exhibition at a Manhattan gallery proves they can......»»

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"Scalia/Ginsburg" composer to discuss opera at TEDxBroadway

NEW YORK (AP) — Most speakers at large conferences hope they have something topical to add when it's their turn to talk. Derrick Wang has nothing to worry about......»»

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Duran Duran working on a ballet and stage musical

British band Duran Duran is working on a ballet that will turn one of their songs into a 40-minute ballet and a stage musical. First, the band says they hope to turn a track that failed to make the cut on their latest album "Paper Gods" into the.....»»

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Quirky design museum seeks greater respect for India"s Dharavi slum

By Rina Chandran MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A mobile museum in Mumbai's Dharavi is highlighting the skills and creativity of residents of one of Asia's largest slums, in an attempt to dispel the negative image of urban slum dwellers. .....»»

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Bangkok’s Chinatown: a night at the opera

Hired by local Chinese shrines, opera companies in Bangkok’s Chinatown perform mythical stories in Mandarin to round off celebrations marking the Lunar New Year in the Thai capital. The wobbly wooden planks creak as the actors perform, moving from makes.....»»

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Polish museum exhibits US artist Frank Stella"s synagogues

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An exhibition is opening in Warsaw of abstract works by prominent American painter Frank Stella that were inspired by painted wooden synagogues that once existed across Poland but were destroyed by the Nazis during World War II......»»

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Ferran Adrià Scales Back Plans for El Bulli Museum Following Environmental Protests

Renowned chef Ferran Adrià is scaling down his plans to build a kind of museum/laboratory in Cap de Creus, a natural park in Spain, after protesters organized a petition and gathered thousands of signatures to oppose the build. Adrià initially wanted .....»»

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Van Gogh Museum shows Paris prostitution through paintings

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The ballet rehearsal painted in 1874 by French artist Edgar Degas looks, at first glance, like an innocent portrayal of dancers limbering up for a performance. But who's that man in the shadowy background, straddling a chair, his t.....»»

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Harry Potter concert series to pair film with live orchestra

An upcoming concert series promises to bring new meaning to the concept of surround sound, when fans will be able to watch the Harry Potter movies accompanied by a live orchestra. "The Harry Potter Film Concert Series" will reformat each Harry P.....»»

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Russ & Daughters Now Open Inside the Jewish Museum

The team behind Russ & Daughters opened a branch of the 102-year-old institution in the Jewish Museum today.  This is the company's first location outside of the Lower East Side. The take-out counter located on the Museum's lower level is s.....»»

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Major Russian museum sends rarely loaned portraits to London

MOSCOW (AP) — The staff of Moscow's Tretyakov Gallery is packing up some of Russia's finest paintings to send to London for a landmark exhibition, proving, the gallery's director says, that cultural exchange between the Russia and the Wes.....»»

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Chart-topping Adele wins best female artist at Brit Awards

LONDON (AP) — Adele is hoping to put a glitch-marred Grammys performance behind her with triumph at British music's Brit Awards Wednesday......»»

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