Arts

Study: Arts and cultural activities are benefical for health - 11/11/2019

STOCKHOLM (dpa)- Cultural and creative activities such as dancing and singing or museum visits can have a positive effect on physical and mental health, a European health agency said on Monday. Music...

David Hasselhoff feels honoured to be part of East German history - 11/08/2019

BERLIN (dpa)- Actor and singer David Hasselhoff, who had a 1980s pop song which became synonymous with the fall of the Berlin Wall, says he feels honoured to be linked to the historic event. He can...

'Slings & Arrows' made Shakespeare must-see TV; prequel as delightful - 11/07/2019

LOS ANGELES, Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times (tca/dpa)- If there's no business like show business, and there is no playwright like Shakespeare, then it stands to reason - and is, in fact, a fact -...

Isabel Allende says 'brutal' protests evoke memories of Chile's past - 11/02/2019

BERLIN, Laura Almanza and Gaby Mahlberg (dpa)- Isabel Allende, Chile's most internationally known writer, said it is "brutal" watching the violent protests and rioting that have unfolded in her home...

Turkish artist creates sound installation based on Berlin's Pergamon - 10/26/2019

BERLIN (dpa)- How do Greek giants sound? Turkish artist Cevdet Erek has been inspired by the frieze of the famous Pergamon Museum in Berlin to create a sound installation in a wooden structure...

Egypt announces discovery of 30 ancient coffins with mummies in Luxor - 10/22/2019

CAIRO (dpa)– Egypt on Saturday announced the discovery of 30 well-preserved coloured wooden coffins containing mummies dating back to 3,000 years ago in the southern city of Luxor. The coffins with...

Visitor numbers buoyant as Frankfurt Book Fair winds down - 10/20/2019

FRANKFURT, Jenny Tobien (dpa)- The world's largest trade fair for books, the Frankfurt Book Fair, reported an increase in visitor numbers, both public and trade, as it came to an end on Sunday. Just...

Cologne awards star conductor Barenboim with Konrad Adenauer Prize - 10/20/2019

COLOGNE (dpa)– Star conductor Daniel Barenboim was awarded the city of Cologne’s Konrad Adenauer Prize on Saturday. The 76-year-old was chosen for his unparalleled commitment to peace and...

Visitor numbers buoyant as Frankfurt Book Fair winds down - 10/20/2019

Frankfurt -By Jenny Tobien, - The world's largest trade fair for books, the Frankfurt Book Fair, reported an increase in visitor numbers, both public and trade, as it came to an end on Sunday. Just...

Atwood's 'Handmaid's Tale' sequel favourite for Booker Prize - 10/14/2019

LONDON (dpa)- "The Testaments," a sequel to Margaret Atwood's hugely popular "The Handmaid's Tale," is the favourite for this year's Booker Prize for literature, to be announced late Monday. Atwood...
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