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Around 300 treasures belonging to world cultural heritage lost in Syria during c...
More than 290 objects of cultural value in Syria, which are on the UN list of world cultural heritage, have been either damaged or destroyed during the civil war in Syria which has been going on for four years, the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) said in a report released Tuesday. Satellite monitoring of eighteen territories in Syria showed that considerable losses were inflicted on dozens of objects of cultural value, in particular, in the cities of Aleppo and Damascus. Archa...
Singer Joe Cocker dies aged 70 after cancer battle
Singer Joe Cocker, best known for his cover of The Beatles' With A Little Help From My Friends, has died aged 70. The Sheffield-born singer had a career lasting more than 40 years, with hits including You Are So Beautiful and Up Where We Belong. His agent Barrie Marshall said Cocker, who died after battling lung cancer, was "simply unique". Sir Paul McCartney said he was a lovely guy who "brought so much to the world". Cocker's friend Rick Wakeman, keyboard player for the rock band Yes...
Virtually unseen Cezanne painting belonging to the Ford family secretly sold for...
A virtually unseen Paul Cezanne painting owned by Henry Ford's son Edsel has sold for a high of $100 million. The early 20th century oil work titled La Montagne Sainte-Victoire vue du bosquet du Château Noir, which depicts a mountain range in the south of France, was snapped up by a private collector who chose not to be named. It was part a private collection at the former residence of Edsel Ford and his wife Eleanor in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan, which now operates as a non-profit mus...
Wall with Minas Avetisyan’s “Armenia” fresco stands still after 1988 disastrous ...
“Armenia” fresco of Minas Avetisyan in Vahramaberd Culture House is one of the best works authored by the artist. In 1988 the house was destroyed as a result of the disastrous earthquake but the wall on which the fresco was stood still. To preserve the fresco in future a number of works have been carried out. In 2013 Minas Avetisyan cultural charity organization carried out cleaning, reinforcing and restoration works. These works were carried out by the Armenian specialists under direct super...
Song recorded with the Kaunas Symphonic Orchestra headed by conductor Konstantin...
Virtuoso Rossini Arias CD released by Delos studio has been nominated in the Best Classical Solo Vocal Album nomination at the Grammy Awards. The song of Rossini performed by US tenor Lawrence Brawnlee has been recorded with the Kaunas Symphonic Orchestra headed by conductor Konstantin Orbelyan. The 57th Grammy Music Awards ceremony will take place on February 8 in Los Angeles and will be broadcasted online by CBS TV channel. The awards will be granted in 83 nominations.
Turner masterpiece sells for record £30m
The sale of a Turner masterpiece, one of the last in private hands, has set a world auction record for the artist. Sotheby's auctioneers said a buyer on the phone paid £30.3m to beat three others to the painting Rome, From Mount Aventine. Turner exhibited the work at London's Royal Academy in 1836 when he was 61. The sale price, including a buyer's premium, was also the highest ever paid for a pre-20th Century British artist, a Sotheby's spokeswoman said. It easily surpassed the estima...
Arthur Elbakyan receives Audience Award at United Solo Theatre Festival
Actor, screenwriter, director and producer Arthur Elbakyan has become the winner of Audience Award at the largest solo theatre festival conducted at New York City’s Theatre Row. As we have informed earlier, Elbakyan presented his “My Insane Shakespeare” performance on October 13 in the sidelines of United Solo Theatre Festival. The performance was a big success and was additionally presented on the same stage on October 19. The awards ceremony was held on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at Theat...
Sabah, Lebanese singing legend, dies aged 87
Lebanese singer and actress Sabah, one of the Arab world's best-known entertainers, has died aged 87. Sabah, whose real name was Jeanette Gergis Al-Feghali, first came to prominence in the 1950s as star of Egyptian movies. During her more than six-decade long career, she released over 50 albums and acted in 98 films. She died at her home in Beirut of an unspecified illness, reported Lebanon's National News Agency. Sabah was the first Arab singer to perform at Olympia in Paris, Carneg...
Georgia O'Keeffe painting sets auction record for female artist
A floral painting by the late US artist Georgia O'Keeffe has sold for $44.4m (£28.8m) at auction, setting a record for an artwork by a female artist. The piece smashes the previous record of $11.9m (£7.5m) for an untitled work by Joan Mitchell, set in May. Sotheby's in New York said the $15m (£9.5m) estimate on O'Keeffe's work was shattered after an intense bidding war between two rivals. The art auction record is $142.4m (£90.8m) for a Francis Bacon piece. The British artist's triptyc...
Armenia, Ethiopia sign cultural cooperation agreement
Cooperation agreement has been signed between Armenia and Ethiopia in the Armenian Culture Ministry. The agreement has been signed by Culture Minister Hasmik Poghosyan and Ethiopian ambassador to Armenia Kasahun Dender Melesen. “It is the first step of establishing inter-state relations and we hope that in this case as well the culture will open a way for all the spheres,” the minister said, stressing that it is a very important document as it clearly defines the directions of the cooperation...
Van Gogh was murdered, says forensic expert: New theory casts doubt on long-held...
Painter Vincent van Gogh may have been murdered, a leading forensics expert has claimed. The long-held theory that the troubled artist shot himself in a wheat field near Paris in 1890 may have to be reconsidered after the shocking claim. Dr Vincent Di Maio, an expert on gunshot wounds, reassessed vital evidence from van Gogh's shooting and believes the painter could not have shot himself in the chest. Dr Di Maio, a key witness in the trial of George Zimmerman - the man who was accused o...
Too Grimm for Disney: Original editions of classic fairy tales offer darker side...
'Here's a knife... if the slipper is still too tight for you, then cut off a piece of your foot. It will hurt a bit. But what does that matter.' If you ever had Cinderella read to you as a child, you probably won't be familiar with this extract - where the stepsisters are urged by their mother to self-mutilate in a bid to marry the prince, The Daily Mail reports. Incidentally, he then noticed the blood sloshing around in the 'golden' slipper, thus thwarting their ugly scheming. If you...
There is one way not to get lost – believe in God – Arthur Elbakyan
Actor, screenwriter, director and producer Arthur Elbakyan presented his new “My Insane Shakespeare” performance in New York City’s Theatre Row on October 13 in the sidelines of United Solo Theatre Festival. The performance was a big success and was additionally presented on the same stage on October 19. In this performance Elbakyan plays the main character who finds himself in a mental hospital where the main developments are being unfolded. Betrayed by his friends and allies, the hero starts...
Big Bank Hank, US rapper and Sugarhill Gang founder member, dies at 57
Big Bank Hank, the New York rapper who, as part of the Sugarhill Gang, released what is generally regarded as the first rap record, has died at the age of 57. The performer, real name Henry Jackson, died from kidney complications due to cancer, according to reports. Jackson formed the Sugarhill Gang with Master Gee and Wonder Mic, having a big hit in 1979 with Rapper's Delight. The record sold several million copies worldwide and helped establish rap as the genre it is today. The full ...
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