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  • Dealer wanted in US for art fraud nabbed … Associated Press - Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    MADRID (AP) — A Spanish businessman suspected of having dealt in millions of dollars of fake art has been arrested during Easter festivities in southern Spain, … More »

  • Singer Chris Brown's assault trial …
    Singer Chris Brown's assault trial … Reuters - Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    By Tom Ramstack WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Singer Chris Brown's assault trial was delayed on Friday, when a Washington, D.C., judge put off a verdict for the R&B … More »

  • Paul Stanley on his love for another …
    Paul Stanley on his love for another … Associated Press - Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Kiss frontman Paul Stanley feels a strong connection to the title character of "The Phantom of the Opera," and not just because he's spent nearly 40 … More »

  • BP Portrait Award Reveals 2014 Fina …
    BP Portrait Award Reveals 2014 Fina … IB Times - Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Three artists have been shortlisted for this year's prestigious BP Portrait Award at London's National Portrait Gallery. The National Portrait Gallery's director … More »

  • Singer Chris Brown's bodyguard on …
    Singer Chris Brown's bodyguard on … Reuters - Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    By Tom Ramstack WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man who accused singer Chris Brown and his bodyguard of breaking his nose testified on Thursday that the R&B artist … More »

  • Tribeca Festival films go behind the …
    Tribeca Festival films go behind the … Reuters - Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - From final fittings at a famous Parisian fashion house to rehearsals for a young choreographer's new work for the New York … More »

  • Manuscript of Rachmaninoff's Symphony … Reuters - Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - An autograph manuscript score of Sergei Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2 that had been presumed lost for half a century will be … More »

  • Gallery eyes portraits in the age of …
    Gallery eyes portraits in the age of … Associated Press - Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When abstract expressionism was all the rage in American art in the mid-20th century, many artists thought the art of painting portraits was dead. … More »

  • 'Paul Robeson' playwright Phillip …
    'Paul Robeson' playwright Phillip … Associated Press - Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Phillip Hayes Dean, a playwright, director and theater actor who wrote the one-man play "Paul Robeson" starring James Earl Jones on Broadway in … More »

  • A gay artist will get his images on … Reuters - Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Finland's postal service will honour "Tom of Finland" with stamps taken from his work - homoerotic drawings of muscular men wearing tight, black leather uniforms, … More »

  • Mexican singer Juan Gabriel hospitalized …
    Mexican singer Juan Gabriel hospitalized … Associated Press - Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mexican musical icon Juan Gabriel has been hospitalized in Las Vegas with pneumonia, postponing three California shows this week that were part of … More »

  • Victoria's Secret announces London …
    Victoria's Secret announces London … Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — London is getting a new fashion extravaganza — the Victoria's Secret Show, which will take place for the first time in the British capital this year. … More »

  • Matisse 'Cut-Outs' Go On Show …
    Matisse 'Cut-Outs' Go On Show … Sky News - Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    The most comprehensive exhibition ever devoted to Henri Matisse's famous "cut-outs" will go on display at Tate Modern. Around 120 of the French artist's pieces will … More »

  • Fans think Banksy behind artwork mocking …
    Fans think Banksy behind artwork mocking … Associated Press - Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — Street artist Banksy may have struck again, leaving an espionage-themed graffiti artwork in the hometown of Britain's electronic spy agency. … More »

  • Country Music Museum grows to match …
    Country Music Museum grows to match … Associated Press - Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is no longer bursting at the seams, thanks to a $100 million expansion that has more than doubled … More »

  • Winners of Britain's Olivier Aw … Associated Press - Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — The winners of London's 2014 Laurence Olivier Awards, honoring achievement in theater, opera and dance: … More »

  • Abba Members On Stage At Olivier Aw …
    Abba Members On Stage At Olivier Aw … Sky News - Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    Abba's Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus will join the cast of Mamma Mia on stage at the Royal Opera House in central London tonight. To celebrate the show's … More »

  • MTV Movie Awards 2014: Sexiest Red Carpet …
    MTV Movie Awards 2014: Sexiest Red Carpet … IB Times - Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    The 23rd annual MTV Movie Awards is only hours away. And, as with any glamorous red carpet event, the night will be as much about the awards as the beautiful women … More »

  • London art exchange lets collectors … Reuters - Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    But the Banksy paintings and Shepard Fairey print point to a serious art gallery. My Art Invest opened its doors in East London on Thursday, providing art … More »

  • Pulitzer-winning Pollock biographer … Associated Press - Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — The co-author of a Pulitzer Prize winning biography of the artist Jackson Pollock has died. … More »

  • Peter Gabriel leads new class into Rock …
    Peter Gabriel leads new class into Rock … Associated Press - Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — British rocker Peter Gabriel is leading the 2014 class into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his work as a solo artist. … More »

  • Deschanel talks fashion, Prince and …
    Deschanel talks fashion, Prince and … Associated Press - Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Zooey Deschanel is almost bubbling over with excitement: Her show "New Girl" is a hit, she just released a pop song with Prince, she's … More »

  • Stephanopoulos donates 128 photos to … Associated Press - Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — ABC morning show anchor George Stephanopoulos (stehf-uh-NAHP'-uh-luhs) has donated nearly 130 photographs by more than a dozen significant … More »

  • William and Kate meet director Peter …
    William and Kate meet director Peter … Associated Press - Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    BLENHEIM, New Zealand (AP) — Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, have met with "The Lord of the Rings" director Peter Jackson during a visit to an aviation … More »

  • In China, jar of French mountain air …
    In China, jar of French mountain air … Associated Press - Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    BEIJING (AP) — Beijing artist Liang Kegang returned from a business trip in southern France with well-rested lungs and a small item of protest against his home … More »

  • Mummified singer is star of new British …
    Mummified singer is star of new British … Reuters - Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - A singer is the star of the show in a new exhibition of mummies at the British Museum for which modern medical scanners have … More »

  • New technology unwraps mummies' …
    New technology unwraps mummies' … Associated Press - Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — Our fascination with mummies never gets old. Now the British Museum is using the latest technology to unwrap their ancient mysteries. … More »

  • German prosecutors release collector's …
    German prosecutors release collector's … Associated Press - Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors on Wednesday released more than 1,000 artworks found at the Munich apartment of a reclusive collector, days after he agreed to … More »

  • Missing painting sold in HK for 2.2 … Reuters - Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    A painting that was auctioned for HK$28.8 million (2.2 million pounds) two days ago has gone missing, police said, with media reports on Wednesday suggesting … More »

  • Fla. pastor convicted in NYC fake Hirst …
    Fla. pastor convicted in NYC fake Hirst … Associated Press - Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Miami pastor was convicted Tuesday of trying to cash in on counterfeit artworks that mimicked valuable pieces by British art luminary Damien Hirst. … More »

  • Hunt for Nazi art shows museum failings … Reuters - Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    Over 2,000 German museums hold works created before 1945 and acquired after the Nazis came to power in 1933, according to the Institute for Museum Research in … More »

  • ABBA fetes 40 years since 'Waterloo' …
    ABBA fetes 40 years since 'Waterloo' … Reuters - Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    By Rollo Ross LONDON (Reuters) - Within strolling distance of the rail station bearing the name of their first international hit, Swedish band ABBA celebrated 40 … More »

  • Zimbabwe crocs go veggie for high f …
    Zimbabwe crocs go veggie for high f … Reuters - Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    By MacDonald Dzirutwe KARIBA, Zimbabwe (Reuters) - Crocodiles are some of the most feared predators in Africa, ruthless reptiles renowned for tearing their prey to … More »

  • Opera's Mortier gets posthumous …
    Opera's Mortier gets posthumous … Reuters - Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    Gerard Mortier, the Belgian opera director and administrator who died last month at the age of 70, has received a posthumous lifetime achievement award at the … More »

  • Review: 'Threepenny Opera' is …
    Review: 'Threepenny Opera' is … Associated Press - Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mackie's back in town, and he and his fellow degenerates are serving up their anger and irony in The Atlantic Theater Company's energetic revival of … More »

  • Fla. pastor on trial in NYC fake Hirst … Associated Press - Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Miami pastor knowingly peddled phony examples of some of British art star Damien Hirst's signature themes, prosecutors said in summing up his … More »

  • Drew Carey makes 'The Price Is Right' …
    Drew Carey makes 'The Price Is Right' … Associated Press - Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — There's so much noise during an episode of "The Price Is Right" that producers of the soap opera "The Bold and the Beautiful," which is taping … More »

  • German collector in deal on handling … Associated Press - Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    BERLIN (AP) — A reclusive collector who hoarded hundreds of valuable artworks at his Munich home has agreed to cooperate with German authorities' efforts to … More »