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1 hr ago | National Public Radio

Iraq's Artists Defy Extremists With Bows, Brushes And A Low Profile

The Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra performs in Baghdad. The concert was promoted by word of mouth to avoid being targeted by bombs.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Symphony

5 hrs ago | Redwood Times

Review: Opera's Kaufmann turns to lighter fare

The great German tenor has long since conquered the worlds of grand opera and classical recital. Now he turns his talents with equal success to lighter fare, on an album of German operetta and film songs from 1925-35.

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Related Topix: Opera, Classical, Franz Lehar, Lehar

10 hrs ago | SFGate

Teen with disabilities enrolls in college program

Like many people, when Daniel Castellanos graduated J.P. McCaskey High School in 2013, he wanted to go to college. But Castellanos said he didn't want to go there because he didn't feel he'd be improving himself, he said.

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Related Topix: Theater, Science / Technology

14 hrs ago | Braintree and Witham Times

Matisse cut-outs in new Tate record

The artist's great-granddaughter Sophie Matisse with Blue Nude III Spring 1952 by Henri Matisse at the Tate Modern, London A gallery assistant walks The Parakeet and the Mermaid 1952 by Henri Matisse at The Cut-Outs exhibition at the Tate Modern, London A "once in a lifetime" show on Henri Matisse's paper cut-outs has smashed a new record to become the Tate's most popular exhibition. Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs explored the final chapter in the French artist's career, when ill health prevented him from painting.

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Related Topix: Painting, Europe, World News, United Kingdom

17 hrs ago | Enfield Independent

An artist painted a special work to commemorate the 100th anniversary ...

Malcom Gray, of Enfield, has created a mural of Royal Flying Corps fighter pilots shooting down an enemy airship over North London as part of the collection. Mr Gray, who runs an art group at Lea Valley High School, in Bullsmoor Lane, created the painting for the De Havilland Aircraft Museum, in London Colney.

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Related Topix: Flying, Life, Hobbies, Painting

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Examiner.com

Chaitanya Tamhane's 'Court' wins Venice 'Lion of the Future'

Chaitanya Tamhane won not only the 'Luigi De Laurentiis' - 'Lion of the Future'- for his debut film "Court" but best film in the 'Orizzonti' division at the Venice Film Festival which ended on Sept 6. Tamhane wrote and directed this film about disquieting police business and courtroom procedure in suburban Mumbai. It is grueling work to clean sewers of Mumbai with noxious gases and filth that affects life expectancy.

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Related Topix: Cinema, World News, India, Bollywood

National Public Radio

A Fresh Take On Dystopia In 'Chimpanzee'

The recent wave of dystopian novels - okay, let's call it a glut - has focused attention on all kinds of Earth-threatening ills, from climate change to genetically modified food. The plight of student-loan debtors and struggling academics, however, hasn't usually topped that list.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy, Literature

The Capital-Journal

Small towns seeing movie theater revival

In an era where watching movies is as easy as logging onto the Internet or making a selection from a supermarket display, small communities across Kansas are reviving old theaters to give residents a place to socialize while taking in the latest flick. Community-owned theaters have popped up Larned, Tribune, Marysville, St. Francis and many other rural towns, filling a void created over the past several decades as many of the theaters fell victim to multiplex theaters were built in surrounding communities.

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Related Topix: Theater, Kansas, Larned, KS, Tribune, KS

Brandon Sun

Canadian Press reporters reflect on wrapped Toronto International Film Festival

The Toronto International Film Festival wrapped Sunday after 11 days of movie mayhem. While no film was touted as an Oscar lock, there was plenty of satisfying cinema on offer.

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Related Topix: Drama Movies, Hawking, Biography Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, Celebrities, Richard Gere, New York, North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom, Theater

Silicon Alley Insider

Film festivals fire starting gun on Oscars race

Hollywood's annual awards season may be months away yet, but for many the race for Oscars gold has already started, with strong contenders emerging from key film festivals this month. While it is too early to talk of frontrunners -- unlike last year when "12 Years a Slave" established itself early in awards season -- several movies and actors are already generating buzz in Tinseltown.

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Related Topix: Oscars, Comedy, The Daily Show, Entertainment, Television, Benedict Cumberbatch, Music!, Walk the Line, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Celebrities, Reese Witherspoon, Theater

Reuters

"A Little Chaos" sees Alan Rickman's return to director's chair

"A Little Chaos," may be a film about the building of the gardens of Versailles set in 1682, but director Alan Rickman wants audiences to know that he does not view it as a period piece. Rather, the movie - which will have its world premiere as the closing gala of the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday - is about the character of Sabine De Barra, a woman trying to navigate a man's world as she comes to grips with her own personal losses.

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Related Topix: The Winter Guest, Drama Movies, Theater

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Braintree and Witham Times

Beecroft gallery thriving in new location

SOUTHEND'S old town centre library has been converted into a thriving art gallery, showcasing some of the town's best talent. The Beecroft Art Gallery relocated to the former Central Library, in Victoria Avenue, Southend, earlier this summer, but has now been officially opened.

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Related Topix: Essex County, England, United Kingdom, Painting

WMGI-FM Terre Haute

Conductor Oramo ends UK's Proms season with plea f...

Finnish conductor Sakari Oramo brought the 120th season of the United Kingdom's BBC Proms festival of classical music to a close in London on Saturday with a plea for children around the world not to lose out on the opportunity to hear and learn music. "Music is so many things.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Classical, Symphony, Neath and Port Talbot County, Wales, Swansea County, Wales, Powys County, Wales, Carmarthenshire County, Wales, Belfast County, Northern Ireland, Antrim County, Northern Ireland, Down County, Northern Ireland, Central County, Scotland, Strathclyde County, Scotland,

The Wichita Eagle

Philly-haunted David Lynch returns for salute

Never mind the world outside David Lynch's studio window: the sun beaming on the Hollywood Hills, the sprinklered lawns ringed by dry chaparral, the open-top tourist vans prowling for homes of stars. Stationed at his long desk, chain-smoking American Spirits, tossing the butts on the concrete floor, the celebrated filmmaker and artist is time-traveling to 1960s Philadelphia, recalling his 5A1 2 years in a city that seeped into his soul.

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Related Topix: Horror Movies, Drama Movies, Eraserhead, Thriller, Mystery Movies, Crime Movies, Blue Velvet, David Lynch, Ethnic, Philadelphia, PA, Painting, Entertainment

Express India

With 'Mary Kom', 'Dukhtar', 'Margarita...', South Asian women step out of Bollywood

A trio of films stepped beyond Bollywood song-and-dance to show South Asian women grappling with male-dominated sport, child marriage, and sexual desire of people with disability in their premieres at the Toronto Film Festival. While the stories told vastly different tales, all sought to challenge their home audiences and provoke change.

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Related Topix: Cinema, Bollywood, Movies, Entertainment

KVOX-FM Fargo

Ethan Hawke 'Seymour' documentary is intimate port...

The interview was supposed to start, but pianist Seymour Bernstein was not quite ready. He held up his iPad to take one more picture of actor-director Ethan Hawke before he was satisfied.

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San Bernardino County Sun

Wayne Brady stars in unique version of a Kiss Me, Katea at Pasadena Playhouse

When: 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday through Oct. 12. Since Sheldon Epps took the helm as artistic director of the Pasadena Playhouse in 1997, the venue has slowly began taking more chances with its offerings. Today, the theater appeals to a wider audience with seasons that are a blend of topical productions and classics, many with a unique twist.

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Related Topix: Game Show, Let's Make a Deal, Entertainment, Wayne Brady, Theater, Cole Porter, Jazz

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Museum to put 3 O'Keeffe paintings up for auction

In this Oct. 8, 1970 file photo, Georgia O'Keeffe stands next to her original oil paintings during a press review of her 121 paintings, watercolors, and drawings on exhibit at the Whitney Museum of American Art, in New York. The Georgia O a Keeffe Museum said Friday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Albuquerque, NM, Painting, Entertainment

Albany Times Union

Maria Shriver erased from Schwarzenegger portrait

An endearing gesture by former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to include an image of his wife Maria Shriver in his official portrait has been covered with a splotch of blue paint. Former Schwarzenegger aide Clay Russell said Friday that the official portrait of the two-term governor once featured a lapel button showing Shriver's face.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Arnold Schwarzenegger, US Governors, California, California Government, Painting

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Police release surveillance footage in Watsonville violent robbery

A still from video surveillance from a Sept. 7 robbery at La Tiendita Market in Watsonville.

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Related Topix: Watsonville, CA, Symphony

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