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'Balconies, life, art': Berlin's shut-in artists show their work

Berlin's art galleries are closed, but the art scene is rising to the occasion as around 50 artists join a community exhibition from their balconies.
Source: AFP | 2020/4/16 17:08:40

Lockdown stalls Notre-Dame's rebirth one year after fire

Perched over the gaping roof of Notre-Dame, a crane stands idle above the silent Paris cathedral, where repair work has ground to a halt one year after the monstrous blaze that nearly destroyed one of the world's most revered monuments.
Source: AFP | 2020/4/14 16:13:40

Novel Coronavirus reshaping art auction market

The coronavirus pandemic poses a huge global challenge to auction houses large and small, but those that have embraced technology could prosper as nervous investors seek a safe haven, according to experts.
Source: AFP | 2020/4/14 16:03:40

'Similar universes'

Marseille has the flow. Rap resonates at the Velodrome and references to Olympique de Mar-seille (OM) infiltrate the airwaves, but why are the links with urban music and the club stronger here than anywhere else in Ligue 1?
Source: AFP | 2020/4/12 16:23:40

Rap helps revive Lapland's endangered languages

Sporting a gray hoodie, goatee beard and oversize headphones, rapper Amoc spits a stream of aggressive, staccato rhymes into the microphone of his home studio as he works on new material.
Source: AFP | 2020/4/9 15:28:41

Chinese and Italian opera artists join forces for music video 'Together' amid COVID-19 pandemic

Time and time again music has shown it has the ability to overcome language barriers and bring people together. The latest example of this is a music video created by Chinese and Italian opera artists to remind people that we are all in this world together when it comes to fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/8 15:28:40

Tsinghua University students and faculty release documentary about Wuhan under lockdown

With Wuhan in Central China's Hubei Province about to lift outbound travel restrictions on Wednesday after a more than two-month-long lockdown, a documentary composed of 112 short videos shot by more than 70 residents in the city has captured Chinese netizens' hearts.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/7 21:17:40

US founder in China talks about the tourism values and China-US relations amid COVID-19

When many businessmen in China use some new models in marketing efforts like livestreaming to save their business amid the COVID-19, Brian Linden, an American who is operating a hotel that was renovated from four Chinese cultural heritage sites in Southwest China's Yunnan Province, enjoys this special leisure time with the local community, restoring the old buildings and developing his painting skills.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/4 12:46:35

Balcony stars bring joy to self-isolating French

Faced with the fear and boredom of the coronavirus lockdown, music is playing a small but important part in making life more bearable for some French people who are being treated to nightly balcony performances.
Source: AFP | 2020/4/2 17:43:40

Virus halts artistry

Edinburgh's international festivals were canceled for the first time in 70 years on Wednesday because of the coronavirus pandemic, organizers said, in the latest blow to Britain's thriving arts scene.
Source: AFP | 2020/4/2 15:38:41

Chinese 'light painter' takes artistic inspiration from coronavirus

A Chinese artist has paid tribute to doctors and nurses and their months-long battle to treat virus-stricken patients in his latest light painting creations.
Source: AFP | 2020/4/2 15:38:40

Chinese netizens support Russia's State Hermitage Museum opening Chinese online store

Chinese netizens gave a round of applause after Russia's State Hermitage Museum, one of the four largest museums in the world, opened its flagship store on Tmall, an e-commerce platform under Alibaba Group, on Sunday.
Source: | 2020/4/1 23:28:32

Southwest China's Tibet to open its first regional-level art museum

Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region will open its first autonomous regional-level art museum in July 2021 to mark the 70th anniversary of peaceful liberation of Tibet, the museum's designer announced on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/1 16:33:41

'Megxit': Harry and Meghan formally quit royal life

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan formally stepped down as senior members of the British royal family on Tuesday, as they start their controversial new life in the US.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/31 16:28:40

Kings and chiefs fight coronavirus in Cote d'Ivoire

"Good day, this message is about the coronavirus. It is a very dangerous disease," warns a voice relayed by loudspeakers around Azaguie-Ahoua, a small town in southeastern Cote d'Ivoire.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/31 16:18:40

More tourist sites resume operations in Chinese mainland

More tourist sites in the Chinese mainland reopened on Sunday after closing for two months to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus epidemic.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/30 16:28:40

Professor of Hong Kong University keeps world heritage of China's tulou alive

Nine hundred years ago, Chinese built large enclosed earthen "castles" called tulou to guard against enemies. Although it is peaceful now, these earthen structures are still being used as dwelling places. Many of these shining examples of Chinese architectural structures have become World Heritage sites and have attracteda lot of film directors, including the director behind Disney's live-action Mulan remake, to use them as the setting for film shoots.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/30 15:08:32

Survivors' tips on getting through a lockdown

Survivors from two dramatic rescues that captivated the world, the 2010 Chilean mine collapse and the 1972 Andes plane crash, gave their advice for how to survive a lockdown as the number of Latin American coronavirus cases soared past 10,000 Friday.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/29 15:38:40