Arts

Four shortlisted artists form collective to win Turner prize - 12/05/2019

LONDON, Bill Smith (dpa)- The four shortlisted artists for the 2019 Turner Prize were declared joint winners of Britain's most prestigious art award on Tuesday after they asked to be judged as a...

Opera star Placido Domingo: 'They are accusing me of false things' - 12/03/2019

ROME (dpa)- Placido Domingo, the opera star who faces sexual harassment allegations, complained in a Monday interview of being accused of "false things." Speaking to Italy's Corriere della Sera, the...

Germany to host Beethoven Year in 2020 - 11/30/2019

BERLIN/BONN (dpa)- Germany plans to celebrate Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) for the composer's 250th birthday next year. Approximately 1,000 concerts, opera performances, festivals and exhibitions...

Berlin Museum of Modern Art's groundbreaking event set for December - 11/20/2019

BERLIN (dpa)- The construction of Berlin's controversial Museum of Modern Art is to start soon after years of planning. The president of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation, Hermann Parzinger,...

'Muff-busting' exhibit at London's Vagina Museum takes aim at taboos - 11/15/2019

LONDON, Bill Smith (dpa)- London's Vagina Museum, the world's first venue of its kind, plans to use talks, exhibitions, science, art and parties to promote its vision of "a world where no one is...

Rejection of Austria's Oscar film entry adds to language debate - 11/13/2019

VIENNA, Albert Otti (dpa)- A film about Nigerian prostitutes in Austria has been barred from competing in the international category for next year's Academy Awards because it contains too much...

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...
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