Arts

MoMA retrospective journeys into world of Iceland's Bjork

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NEW YORK - With pulsating sounds, stunning videos and elaborate costumes, a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) dedicated to the work of Bjork transports visitors into the creative world of the Icelandic musician, composer and singer.

Tribeca Film Festival showcases movies about 'everyday life' 12:23am GMT

NEW YORK - Feature films from 31 countries, many of them about the struggles of everyday life and featuring stars such as Richard Gere, James Franco and Dakota Fanning will be screened at the 14th Tribeca Film Festival.

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Conductor Rattle heads to London, wants 'theatrical' concerts 03 Mar 2015

LONDON - International conducting star Simon Rattle said he hoped to make the concert experience more theatrical to attract younger audiences, as the London Symphony Orchestra announced on Tuesday he would become its fulltime music director in 2017.

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Miro at play with women, birds and stars in Istanbul show 02 Mar 2015

ISTANBUL - It's not every artist who could see a woman's hat in a red farmyard faucet, but works on view in Istanbul show the 20th century Catalan painter and sculptor Joan Miro in a playful mood in later life.

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Quarter-century after $500 million art heist, Boston mystery endures 27 Feb 2015

BOSTON - A 122-year old Venetian-style palazzo tucked into Boston's marshy Fens section stands as one of the city's more popular tourist attractions and the site of one of its longest-unsolved crimes. | Video

Rare objects stolen from Fontainebleau palace's Chinese museum 01 Mar 2015

PARIS - About 15 rare pieces of art were stolen on Sunday morning in the Chinese Museum of the Chateau de Fontainebleau, southeast of Paris, the French culture ministry said.

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Britain's Banksy takes aim at Gaza's privations in mini-video 26 Feb 2015

LONDON - The eminent but anonymous British street artist known as Banksy has posted a mini-documentary on his banksy.co.uk site showing squalid conditions in Gaza six months after the end of the war between the enclave's Islamist Hamas rulers and Israel.

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Simon Rattle and new Paris hall impress in Mahler 19 Feb 2015

PARIS - The new Philharmonie de Paris concert hall in the French capital this week hosted the Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Simon Rattle in a program guaranteed to test its acoustic mettle.

Dutch restorers offer to repair Rome hooliganism damage for free 25 Feb 2015

ROME/AMSTERDAM - A Dutch restoration firm has offered to repair a 400-year-old fountain that was damaged last week when supporters of Rotterdam soccer team Feyenoord went on a drunken rampage in Rome's historic center.

Jewish dealers' heirs turn to U.S. to recover German art trove 24 Feb 2015

BERLIN - The heirs of Jewish art dealers who say their families were forced to sell the Nazis a trove of medieval church treasure worth some $250 million today have turned to a U.S. court to reclaim it, after failing in their attempts in Germany.