Arts

Jessica Lange to return to Broadway in 'Long Day's Journey Into Night'

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NEW YORK - Two-time Oscar winner Jessica Lange will return to Broadway next year in a revival of American playwright Eugene O'Neill's masterpiece "Long Day's Journey Into Night," the Roundabout Theatre Company said on Tuesday.

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Koons sculpture raises 12 million euros at Cannes AIDS auction 22 May 2015

CANNES, France - A huge sculpture called "Coloring Book" by American artist Jeff Koons sold for 12 million euros ($13.2 million) at a star-studded charity auction near Cannes that raised more than 33 million euros for AIDS research.

Broadway 2014-2015 season is best ever with $1.36 billion in grosses 26 May 2015

NEW YORK - Broadway enjoyed its highest-grossing season in history with $1.36 billion in 2014-2015 and audience attendance topping 13.1 million, the Broadway League said on Tuesday.

Luxottica sets its sights on restoring Venice bridge 26 May 2015

ROME - The Italian eyewear group Luxottica will pay to restore and maintain the only wooden bridge over Venice's Grand Canal, becoming the latest in a string of private companies to put money into Italy's fragile landmarks.

Oxford University unveils new Hadid-designed Middle East wing 26 May 2015

OXFORD, England - Zaha Hadid, the Iraqi-born architect, has designed a futuristic addition to the Oxford University campus: a curvy bridge building for St. Antony's College's Middle East Centre that was inaugurated on Tuesday.

U.S. returns 25 stolen artefacts to Italy 26 May 2015

ROME - The United States returned 25 stolen artefacts to Italy including ancient vases, frescoes and manuscripts that had been illegally removed and found in museums, auction houses and private collections, police said on Tuesday.

San Francisco police keep eye out for missing 'Eyeball' mask 23 May 2015

SEATTLE - San Francisco police have asked people to be on the lookout for a valuable mask depicting an eyeball wearing a top hat, an artifact made famous by an avant garde rock band, saying the artwork was stolen during shipment from a Seattle museum.

Sotheby's features abstract art sale in New York Latam spring auctions 22 May 2015

NEW YORK - Works of art by Colombian artist Fernando Botero, Cuban artist Wilfredo Lam and Mexican painter Rufino Tamayo are expected to be among the highlights of Sotheby's Latin American spring art auctions next week, which will also include a special sale of abstract art.

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Singer Akon launches academy to help Africans harness the sunshine 21 May 2015

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Senegalese-American singer Akon, whose Akon Lighting Africa initiative aims to bring electricity to some of the 600 million Africans who lack it, announced on Thursday the launch of a new "Solar Academy" for the continent.

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Iconic Danish designer Jensen, behind Bang & Olufsen look, dies 16 May 2015

COPENHAGEN - Jacob Jensen, the iconic Danish designer credited with creating the sleek but simple look of luxury stereo maker Bang & Olufsen, died on Friday aged 89, local news agency Ritzau said on Saturday.