Arts

'Tannhaeuser' sketch presented to Richard Wagner museum near Dresden - 05/22/2019

Dresden, Germany (dpa) - The Richard Wagner sites in Graupa near Dresden were presented with an original sketch by the composer on Wednesday on the occasion of the 206th anniversary of his birth....

"For Sama",..Waad al-Kateab's powerful and intimate documentary - 05/18/2019

Cannes - With the thud of shells exploding all around them in the dark, a terrified young couple sneak past lines of Syrian troops back into besieged Aleppo, their six-month-old daughter Sama...

Art for 'interesting times' as Venice art Biennale opens this week - 05/09/2019

Venice, Italy - The Venice Biennale, one of the most important art festivals in the world, opens this week with an edition called "May You Live in Interesting Times."   The fair, curated by...

Nelson Mandela's cell door drawing sold for more than 100,000 dollars - 05/02/2019

New York -By Helen Corbett, - A drawing by Nelson Mandela of the prison cell where he was held for years fetched more than 112,000 dollars at an auction in New York on Thursday.   Mandela, South...

French cultural heritage adviser defends huge Notre Dame donations - 04/20/2019

Paris - The debate in France over the huge donations being pledged to restore Notre Dame Cathedral needs to be conducted in a calm and open-minded manner, a cultural heritage adviser to the...

Egyptian photojournalist released after five years in jail - 03/04/2019

Cairo - An award-winning Egyptian photojournalist, Mahmoud Abu Zeid, known as Shawkan, was released on Monday after more than five years in prison.   A post on his Twitter account said he was...

Beijing's censors wield their influence at Berlin Film Festival - 02/22/2019

The Berlinale would have been a chance for China to show off its cinema. Instead, it's Beijing's censors that are on full show.   Berlin (dpa) – China's film industry had hoped this year's...

Popular Nepali singer pulls video from YouTube after threat - 02/22/2019

Kathmandu – A popular Nepali folk singer has been forced to remove a satirical song on corruption from YouTube after a youth wing of the ruling communist party allegedly threatened him, local media...

'iPhone artist' Charlotte Prodger wins 2018 Turner Prize - 12/05/2018

London - Charlotte Prodger has won the 2018 Turner Prize, Britain's most prestigious award for art, for her autobiographical video work questioning gender and identity, shot on an i-Phone.   The...

Pop singer Dua Lipa: 'I've seen that nothing comes easy' - 11/25/2018

Berlin - British pop singer Dua Lipa is now one of the world's most-streamed artists, and her singles - including "New Rules," "Scared To Be Lonely," "IDGAF" and "One Kiss," - have sold 32 million...
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