Art

French mission discovers head of King Thutmosis III statue

24 Nov 2014
  The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities announced on Sunday that the head of the statue of King Thutmosis III, one of the main founders of the “The Age of the Empire” (1567 BC - 1085 BC) was discovered in southern Egypt....
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Swiss museum to say whether it accepts Nazi-era art hoard

AFP/File / by Deborah Cole | The Museum of Fine Arts (Kunstmuseum) in Bern is to announce Monday whether it will accept a German recluse's bequest of a spectacular trove of more than 1,000 artworks hoarded during the Nazi era
24 Nov 2014
A Swiss museum is to announce Monday whether it will accept a German recluse's bequest of a spectacular trove of more than 1,000 artworks hoarded during the Nazi era. The decision, to be revealed at a press conference in Berlin, could...
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Middle Eastern buyer grabs Hitler watercolor for 130,000 euros at Nuremberg auction

An employee puts away a watercolour of the old registry office in Munich by former German dictator Adolf Hitler at Weidler auction house in Nuremberg, 18 November 2014.
23 Nov 2014
A 1914 watercolor by Adolf Hitler fetched 130,000 euros (US$161,000) at auction in the German city of Nuremberg on Saturday, the auctioneers said.   The buyer was a private person from the Middle East who attended the sale in person,...
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Stars gather in Taiwan for Golden Horse film awards

AFP/File | Chinese actress Gong Li, pictured during the Cannes Film Festival in southern France, on May 20, 2014
22 Nov 2014
Chinese-language cinema A-listers and stars from Japan and Hollywood gathered in Taiwan on Saturday for this year's Golden Horse Film Awards, with movies from mainland China dominating the nominations. Touted as the Chinese-language...
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Mohamed Nagy dies leaving behind creative wealth of literary works

20 Nov 2014
Egyptian prominent novelist Mohamed Nagy passed away last night in Paris after a four-year battle with health complications caused by the hepatitis C virus.     Nagy is regarded as one of the most prominent writers in Arab region...
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New 'Hunger Games' thrills fans, divides critics

AFP/File / by Michael Thurston | Actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives for the Los Angeles premiere of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1," November 17, 2014
20 Nov 2014
 Movie-goers worldwide will flock to see the new "Hunger Games" film this week, likely making it another blockbuster mega-hit -- even if critics are divided on Katniss Everdeen's latest adventure. "Hunger Games:...
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Music, arts, dance under one roof in Room Art Space

19 Nov 2014
Room Art Space is the newest addition to the strongly emergent phenomenon of multi-purpose arts and cultural spaces prevailing in the country since the outbreak of 2011 revolution.     Tucked away between trees with multiple,...
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‘Theatre Without Production’ Festival to kick off in Alexandria

19 Nov 2014
The General Authority for Cultural Palaces, headed by Sayyed Khattab, will organize the sixth session of the international ‘Theatre Without Production’ Festival in collaboration with other venues on Bairam al-Tounsi...
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Egypt state radio bans singer over anti-government stances

Singer Hamza Namira
19 Nov 2014
Egypt’s state radio has banned the broadcast of songs by Hamza Namira over his declared opposition to the ruling government, Turkish Anadolu Agency reported.   “Urgent...no songs by Hamza Namira shall be broadcast on any...
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Lagos photo festival: Turning negatives into positives

 AFP/File / by Cecile De Comarmond | A picture of a local rapper by Belgian photographer Leonard Pongo is diplayed on November 13, 2014 in Freedom Park during annual festival LagosPhoto
19 Nov 2014
Azu Nwagbogu sits in a futuristic, almond-green armchair created by a young Nigerian designer in his Lagos home, surrounded by hundreds of books and dozens of photographs from floor to ceiling. Nwagbogu is the founder of LagosPhoto, an...
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