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How to create your own body art, Coachella-style

A festival attendee wears body art, a popular fashion statement at Coachella during the second day of the Coachella Music Festival in Indio, California April 11, 2015. 
25 May 2015
Among the style statements inspiring Coachella envy across the web this past weekend were some of the particularly amazing body tattoos and make-up on show. Inking, painting, or simply sticking glittery sprinkles onto your skin has never...
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Oriental folklore dance troupe could perform anti-IS piece

25 May 2015
If its director has his way, a new London-based international dance troupe, specializing in Egyptian and Middle Eastern folklore, could be showcasing a performance criticizing the Islamic State.   The Company of Dreams performs a...
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Zimbabwe's comedians draw tears of laughter in troubled times

by Fanuel Jongwe | Zimbabwean artist Jonathan Khumbulani Nkala performs in "The Crossing" at Harare International Festival of the Arts
 
 
 
25 May 2015
With Zimbabwe?s economy on its knees and life a daily struggle for most people, there is one luxury that many can surprisingly still afford -- laughter. "We laugh at ourselves. We laugh at funerals. We laugh even when things are not...
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Comedian Anne Meara, mother of actor Ben Stiller, dies at 85

Jerry Stiller and his wife Anne Meara attend a ceremony where the couple is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California February 9, 2007.
 
25 May 2015
New York-born actress and comedian Anne Meara, known for her opposites-attract comedy routine with husband Jerry Stiller, died over the weekend, her family said on Sunday. She was 85. Meara, the mother of actor Ben Stiller, died on...
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French film 'Dheepan' wins top Palme d'Or award in Cannes

Director Jacques Audiard, Palme d'Or award winner for his film ''Dheepan'', delivers a speech on stage during the closing ceremony of the 68th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, May 24, 2015.
 
24 May 2015
French film "Dheepan" won the top Palme d'Or prize for director Jacques Audiard at the 68th Cannes International Film Festival on Sunday, crowning a good night for French cinema which took two other awards. The film tells the...
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Rooney Mara, Emmanuelle Bercot share Cannes best actress award

French actress Emmanuelle Bercot talks on stage after being awarded with the Best Actress prize during the closing ceremony of the 68th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, on May 24, 2015
 
 
 
24 May 2015
In a surprise decision, the Cannes jury on Sunday split the best actress award between up-and-coming Hollywood star Rooney Mara and France's Emmanuelle Bercot, bypassing bookies' favourite Cate Blanchett. Mara took the prize for...
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Cannes fans eager to know: Who will get coveted Palme d'Or?

Marion Cotillard poses for photographers during a photo call for the film Macbeth, at the 68th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 23, 2015. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
24 May 2015
Just what film directors Joel and Ethan Coen are thinking is a question that has long bedeviled moviegoers. Now they have the Cannes Film Festival on pins and needles, too.   The 68th Cannes Film Festival wraps up with an awards...
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Koons sculpture raises 12 million euros at Cannes AIDS auction

Photographers take photographs of 'Coloring Book', a sculpture by Jeff Koons, in the Annenberg Courtyard of the Royal Academy of Arts, in London May 17, 2011
 
24 May 2015
A large sculpture entitled "Coloring Book" by American artist Jeff Koons sold for 12 million euros (US$13.2 million) at a star-studded charity auction near Cannes that raised more than 33 million euros for AIDS research.  ...
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Argentina's president seeks arts legacy with concert hall

Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner applauds as she stands in front of musicians from Argentina's National Symphony Orchestra in the 'Blue Whale' auditorium during the official inauguration of the Kirchner Cultural Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 21
 
24 May 2015
With less than a year to go in her presidency, Cristina Fernandez has sought her place in Argentina's cultural history, unveiling Latin America's largest arts complex, housed in Buenos Aires's historic former Post and Telegraph...
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Cannes's jury of stars deciding the Palme d'Or

by Marc Burleigh | US directors and Presidents of the Feature Film jury Ethan Coen (L) and Joel Coen arrive on stage during the opening ceremony of the 68th Cannes Film Festival, on May 13, 2015
 
 
 
23 May 2015
Cannes' Palme d'Or and other prizes to be handed out at the closing ceremony of the film festival on Sunday will be decided by a jury mostly made up of star actors and directors:   The Coen brothers   Joel and Ethan Coen...
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