Arts

Renowned Chinese conductor Han Zhongjie dies at age 97 - 04/11/2018

HONG KONG (dpa)- Renowned Chinese conductor Han Zhongjie has died age 97, Hong Kong media reported Thursday. Han's domestic career ran the gamut from performing in wartime Chonqing, then the...

Iranian director Asghar Farhadi's family drama to open Cannes - 04/09/2018

PARIS (dpa)– Oscar-winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi's psychological thriller starring Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz is to open next month's Cannes Film Festival, organizers announced on...

UNESCO to consider German theatres for intangible cultural heritage - 04/04/2018

COLOGNE (dpa)- The German government has filed an application to have the country's theatres and orchestras added to UNESCO's List of Intangible Cultural Heritage, its Bonn-based German Commission...

Brian Eno brings 'Empty Formalism' exhibit to Berlin - 04/03/2018

BERLIN (dpa)- Brian Eno - the music producer known for his work with David Bowie, Coldplay and Roxy Music - started presenting a piece of sound art at the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin on Thursday....

2,500-yr-old mummy found in 'empty' Egyptian coffin in Sydney Uni - 03/31/2018

SYDNEY, Subel Bhandari (dpa)- Scientists in Australia have discovered the remains of a mummy in an elegantly carved 2,500-year-old coffin that was previously thought to be empty. Sydney University's...

Leipzig Book Fair to allow 'unprejudiced look' at Romania - 03/21/2018

LEIPZIG, GERMANY, Bill Heaney and Andre Jahnke (dpa)- The Leipzig Book Fair, the second-largest such event in Germany, opens to visitors on Thursday with a focus on Romania. Speaking at the event,...

Sydney Biennale seeks to explain humanitarian crises facing the world - 03/21/2018

SYDNEY, Subel Bhandari (dpa)- Australia's largest art exhibition begins its three-month showing on March 16. Tens of thousands are expected to visit the Biennale of Sydney, with Chinese artist Ai...

'The Shape of Water' snags top prizes at politically-themed Oscars - 03/05/2018

Los Angeles - By dpa correspondents - "The Shape of Water" became the film to beat at the 90th Academy Awards on Sunday, winning four Oscars in categories including best picture and best director at...

'120 BPM' sweeps the board at France's Cesar Awards - 03/03/2018

Paris -By Sabine Glaubitz, - Robin Campillo's "120 BPM," a drama centring on the Act-Up advocacy group founded in 1989, has won six prizes at France's Cesar Awards including best picture and best...

Keith Richards apologizes to Mick Jagger for vasectomy joke - 03/01/2018

New York - Keith Richards on Wednesday apologized to Mick Jagger for joking that the Rolling Stones frontman should get a vasectomy.   In remarks published in the Wall Street Journal Magazine,...
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