Arts

Sting to join cast of his troubled Broadway musical 'The Last Ship'

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NEW YORK - Sting will join the cast of his Broadway musical "The Last Ship" next month in a bid to push up flagging ticket sales for the $15 million show, the New York Times reported on its website on Sunday.

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Swiss museum expected to accept art trove amassed under Nazis 12:06am GMT

BERLIN - Over two years after the discovery of missing masterpieces looted by the Nazis from their Jewish owners, German officials and a Swiss museum are expected to confirm on Monday that the paintings will go to Switzerland.

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Glenn Close heads all-star cast in revival of 'A Delicate Balance' 21 Nov 2014

NEW YORK - After a 20-year absence triple-Tony winner Glenn Close returned to Broadway in a revival of Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize winning play, "A Delicate Balance," a production that elicited an uneven response from critics who found it both blistering and boring.

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Hitler watercolour fetches 130,000 euros at Nuremberg auction 22 Nov 2014

BERLIN - A 1914 watercolour by Adolf Hitler fetched 130,000 euros ($161,000) at auction in the German city of Nuremberg on Saturday, the auctioneers said.

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Irish abstract artist Scully paints for big walls in China 20 Nov 2014

LONDON xx - Irish-American abstract artist Sean Scully counts Irish rocker Bono among his pals and collectors. He wouldn't be unhappy if some of China's 1.4 billion people also took a shine to his art being displayed at a retrospective in Shanghai later this month.

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Artist Pierre Huyghe's retrospective lands in L.A., with animals 20 Nov 2014

LOS ANGELES - Don't worry, the white dog with the pink leg is supposed to be there, as are the bees, fake snow and rocks floating on water.

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German auction house putting Hitler watercolor on market 19 Nov 2014

NUREMBERG, Germany, Nov 18 - A 1914 watercolor by Adolf Hitler to be auctioned on Saturday could fetch up to 50,000 euros ($62,685) given strong global interest, a German auction house chief said on Tuesday. | Video

Washington state museum pulls firearms from WWII exhibit over new gun law 19 Nov 2014

SEATTLE - A museum in Washington state plans to remove about a dozen borrowed firearms from a World War Two exhibit and return them to their owners to comply with a new gun law that requires background checks for all gun transfers, the institution said on Wednesday.

Step right up for a revival of bizarre world of 'Side Show' on Broadway 18 Nov 2014

NEW YORK - "Side Show," based on the true story of conjoined twins and 1930s Vaudeville stars Daisy and Violet Hilton, is back on Broadway in a revival hailed by critics as thrilling and beautiful.

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Hugh Jackman makes triumphant return to Broadway in 'The River' 17 Nov 2014

NEW YORK - Hugh Jackman made a stunning return to Broadway with a mesmerizing performance in award-winning playwright Jez Butterworth's new drama 'The River.'