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Family of tragic artist Claudel sell last of her work


An “unprecedented” trove of sculptures by the brilliant but tragic French artist Camille Claudel are to go under the hammer in Paris next week.

Mendes wins big

Canadian teen singer Shawn Mendes on Sunday won best artist and best song at the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA) in London, pipping heavyweight competitors such as Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus and Ed Sheeran.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/13 17:58:39

World Art Museum brings France's Barbizon school to Beijing

An exhibition paying tribute to artists belonging to the French Barbizon school of painting has captured the attention of the public in China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/13 17:53:40

Marvel’s ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ remains a box-office smash, thundering into second weekend with $56.6 million take

After a smashing start in its first weekend in theaters, Thor: Ragnarok thundered to the box office top spot once again this week, taking $56.6 million, according to industry estimates released Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/13 17:53:39

Chinese hip-hop singers make UK debut in Manchester

As hip-hop catches on in China, three of its most hyped home-grown rap singers are making their UK debut in Manchester.
Source: CGTN | 2017/11/13 13:36:31

Alibaba's Jack Ma fails to win applause with kung fu debut

Similar to how people never imagined that a school teacher-turned entrepreneur would one day build one of the largest e-commerce empires in the world some 30 years ago, it is hard to believe that Jack Ma, the founder and executive chairman of Alibaba, can now be considered a film star.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/12 17:38:39

Shanghai Museum to hold China’s largest fresco exhibition

Chinese restorers have selected 89 original fresco paintings, some centuries old, for what will be the largest fresco exhibition to be held in China.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/12 17:23:40

‘Murder on the Orient Express’ beats out ‘Thor: Ragnarok’on first day in China despite mixed reviews

The newest adaptation of Agatha Christie’s detective novel Murder on the Orient Express, Kenneth Branagh’s latest crime drama of the same name became one of the hottest titles in Chinese mainland theaters after it debuted on Friday, the same day as the US.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/12 17:23:39

Hollywood and China embrace more animation co-productions

Aimed at stimulating international co-productions and strategic alliances in the cultural and entertainment sectors, animation projects between China and Hollywood are leading the charge in film production and elsewhere.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/12 16:38:39

Online novel adaptation 'My Huckleberry Friends' proves to be a hit on iQiyi

Popular Chinese online novels have always been a good source of content for streaming TV show adaptations in recent years, especially for stories aimed at younger audiences.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/12 16:23:40

Political bent

Irish band U2 performed in London's Trafalgar Square Saturday on the eve of the MTV Europe Music Awards, with a politically-charged set from frontman Bono.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/12 16:08:39

Design gala opens in creative Chinese city

A design gala opened Saturday in central China's Wuhan, capital of Hubei Province, which recently joined UNESCO's Creative Cities Network with three other Chinese cities.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/12 8:53:41

Selections from Summer Palace to be exhibited in US

Photo taken on Nov. 10, 2017 shows a media preview of the "Empress Dowager Cixi: Selections from the Summer Palace" exhibition in Orange County, the United States. The exhibition will kick off on Nov. 12 and last till March 11, 2018. Photo:Xinhua
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/12 7:29:34

Massive sculpture of Italian actor Bud Spencer undraped in Hungary

A year following his death, a massive bronze sculpture of Italian actor Bud Spencer, born as Carlo Pedersoli in 1929, was undraped here Saturday amongst admiring fans.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/12 6:49:42