Art news

Sisi inaugurates newly restored Islamic Art Museum 3 years after bombing

18 Jan 2017
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi inaugurated the Museum of Islamic Art on Wednesday morning after the restoration work was completed, according to a statement from the presidency. The museum suffered damage in a suicide car bomb attack...
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New York artists set to turn ads into art

A tourist jumps in the air as she poses for a photo in Times Square during unseasonably warm weather on Christmas eve in New York, in this file photo taken December 24, 2015.
 
14 Jan 2017
A group of New York City artists have launched a guerilla public art project that will see them replace advertisements with artwork around the city for the next 52 weeks.   Every week for a year, the group – Art In Ad Places, or...
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Actors Johnny Depp, Amber Heard finalize bitter divorce

Actor Johnny Depp and actress Amber Heard
14 Jan 2017
Film star Johnny Depp's tumultuous divorce from actress Amber Heard was finalized on Friday, ending the couple's marriage after months of highly publicized claims by Heard of domestic violence and counterclaims from Depp of...
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Trump speaks with entertainer Steve Harvey about helping US cities

U.S.President-elect Donald Trump shakes hands with television personality Steve Harvey after their meeting at Trump Tower in New York, U.S., January 13, 2017. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
 
14 Jan 2017
President-elect Donald Trump and Housing Secretary-designate Ben Carson spoke with entertainer and talk show host Steve Harvey on Friday to discuss an effort by the incoming administration to seek positive changes in US inner cities....
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'The Blue Elephant' to be performed at Gomhoreya Theater

10 Jan 2017
The Theatrical Modern Dance troupe will perform the Blue Elephant show, designed and directed by Monadel Antar and inspired by a novel of the same name by young writer Ahmed Mourad.   The performance is scheduled for January...
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Could a machine predict box office flops?

ScriptBook uses 220 parameters to calculate whether a film will be a star or a dud at the box office. 
31 Dec 2016
Scriptbook is an algorithm that claims it can predict whether a movie is going to be a hit or a miss at the box office.   Inspired by the dismal performance of Gigli starring Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez at the turn of the century,...
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Film factory Budapest, where Hollywood dreams are made

Film factory Budapest, where Hollywood dreams are made
 
31 Dec 2016
RyanGosling, Harrison Ford, Hugh Jackman. Spotting hunky Hollywood actors is no big deal any more in Budapest, now one of Europe's top hubs for foreign film productions thanks to attractive tax breaks and cutting-edge facilities....
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Disney will create shows for Snapchat

Disney
25 Dec 2016
The Walt Disney Company’s U.S. television arm will create shows for Snap Inc’s Snapchat, Disney announced on Wednesday, in Snapchat's latest deal with a major U.S. media company.   Financial terms were not disclosed....
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Family drama 'Fences' gets its big screen moment

Actor Denzel Washington attends the premiere of 'FENCES' in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., December 19, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
25 Dec 2016
Denzel Washington is excited.   Not so much because he is an Oscar front-runner for his role in "Fences," but because bringing the award-winning stage play about blue collar African-Americans to the big screen has been a...
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Monroe-scribbled script fetches $25,000 at auction

 
Marilyn Monroe
17 Dec 2016
A film script annotated by Marilyn Monroe sold for $25,000 at Nate D. Sanders Auctions in Los Angeles on Thursday night.   Used by the Hollywood star for the final movie in her career, the 1962 production "Something's Got To...
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