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Graffiti set design adds punch to Cuba theater festival


A play parodying the lengths some Cubans will go to in order to earn a few tourist dollars set against the backdrop of socially critical graffiti is adding punch to ...

Duchamp’s moustachioed Mona Lisa sells for $750,000 at Sotheby’s

One of Marcel Duchamp’s reproductions of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, on to which he pencilled a beard and moustache, has sold for 632,500 euros ($750,000) at Sotheby’s in Paris.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/22 17:58:39

Korean, Iranian dramas share top prize at Asia's leading film fes

ASouth Korean drama about desperate teens and a movie that exposes the hardships of daily life in the Iranian capital Tehran shared the top prize at Asia’s premier film festival on Saturday.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/22 17:53:39

New Chinese film 'Road to the Sky' tells story of WWII China-Myanmar supply lifeline nicknamed the 'Second Great Wall'

While for most Chinese today, the Burma Road is nothing more than a name in history books, but for Chinese mainland filmmaker Wang Yi, bringing the history of this vital World War II supply line that connected Kunming in China’s Yunnan Province to Lashio in Myanmar (then known as Burma) onto the big screen has been a rewarding endeavor that has taken up the past three years of his life.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/22 17:18:39

Classic Peking Opera brings traditional China to British audiences

The China National Peking Opera Company brought two traditional opera masterpieces The Phoenix Returns Home and A River all Red to Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London on Saturday for a series of performances that will come to an end on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/22 16:18:39

Int'l films claim most top awards at 53rd Chicago Int'l Film Festival

Films from Argentina, Poland, Senegal, Iran, Colombia, Spain and other countries took home most of the top honors at the award ceremony of the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival (CIFF) held om Chicago on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/22 6:31:54

China to build national cultural demonstration zones

China will build national cultural demonstration zones to serve as a driving force for cultural development, announced the Ministry of Culture Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/22 0:40:45

4-day Int'l Art Fair 2017 kicks off in Paris, France

Photo taken on Oct. 20, 2017 shows the installation "The Misthrown Dice" of artist Vincent Mauger settled at Tulleries Garden in Paris, France.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/21 10:18:21

Performance on glass wall of office building in Budapest, Hungary

Members of the Vertical Dance Company BANDALOOP from the United States perform on the glass wall of an office building during the CAFe Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival in Budapest, Hungary, on Oct. 20, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/21 10:04:50

Rabat restaurant challenges exclusion of mentally disabled

In a country where nearly half of people with mental disabilities are unemployed, one restaurant in the Moroccan capital is part of a pilot project tackling the problem.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/19 21:43:57

Policies help Chinese film industry hit big time following 18th CPC Congress

The past five years have seen tremendous changes in the Chinese film industry. The domestic film market has more than doubled in size while overseas sales of Chinese films have heated up since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC).
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/19 20:28:39

Wagner’s ‘The Valkyrie’ charges into Beijing Music Festival

The upcoming performances of Die Walkure, or The Valkyrie, at the Poly Theater on October 24 and 27 will mark Wagner's return to the Beijing Music Festival (BMF) after The Ring of the Nibelung graced the festival 12 years ago.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/19 17:53:40

Sequel to Nelson Mandela's 'Long Walk' autobiography launched

The sequel to Nelson Mandela's celebrated autobiography Long Walk to Freedom will be published on Thursday after his unfinished, hand-written draft was completed by a South African novelist.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/19 17:53:39

Eye on design

From a refugee flag to a puzzle campaign highlighting gender bias in the workforce, migrants and women inspired some of the innovative international designs on show in London starting on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/19 17:48:39