Arts

Ernesto Cardenal in Mancarrón، Lake Nicaragua - 03/06/2020

In 1983 ministers of the revolutionary Sandinista government lined up on the tarmac to welcome Pope John Paul II on his first visit to Nicaragua. Moments later, TV cameras showed the pontiff wagging...

Trump's threat on Iranian cultural sites draws condemnation, worry - 01/07/2020

"Our world knows precisely what is gained from protecting cultural sites, and, tragically, what is lost when destruction and chaos prevail," they said. Over the weekend Trump said the US has...

German opera singer Peter Schreier dies aged 84 - 12/27/2019

DRESDEN, GERMANY, Simona Block and Birgit Zimmermann (dpa)- German opera singer Peter Schreier died in Dresden on Christmas Day following a long illness, his secretary told dpa on Thursday. Schreier,...

Rome to host biggest-ever Raphael exhibition for 500-year anniversary - 12/24/2019

ROME (dpa)- Rome will host in March the biggest-ever exhibition on Italian Renaissance master Raphael, featuring more than 100 of his paintings and drawings, organizers said Monday. The exhibition at...

Germany launches jubilee year for Beethoven's 250th birthday - 12/17/2019

BONN, GERMANY (dpa)- Thunderous applause and an overture to the Vienna premiere of the opera "Fidelio" in Bonn's opera house were the sounds that kicked off a jubilee year honouring the life and work...

Abuse probe finds grave flaws at Vienna State Opera ballet school - 12/17/2019

VIENNA (dpa)- Reported physical and verbal abuse of children at Austria's top ballet academy was linked to a nearly total lack of quality control and proper management, an inquiry commission has...

Leads on Dresden jewel heist suggest Arab clan involvement - 12/12/2019

BERLIN (dpa)- Investigators probing a sensational heist of antique jewellery from Dresden's Green Vault Museum last month have in their sights Berlin-based criminal clans with an Arab background, a...

The first bedtime story in Klingon to be released - 12/11/2019

SAARBRUECKEN, GERMANY (dpa)- Following on from his translation of the French children's classic "The Little Prince," Star Trek language expert Lieven L Litaer has now also translated a famous German...

120,000-dollar banana eaten in 'art performance' - 12/08/2019

LOS ANGELES (dpa)- An art piece consisting of banana duct taped to a wall that recently sold for 120,000 dollars was eaten on Saturday at the Art Basel Miami show. Performance artist David Datuna...

Nobel-winning authors Tokarczuk and Handke to give lectures - 12/07/2019

STOCKHOLM (dpa)- Nobel literature laureates Polish author Olga Tokarczuk and Austrian writer Peter Handke were due to give their award lectures on Saturday. Delivering the lecture is a prerequisite...
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