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Oscar-Nominated Songs and Scores to Be Featured in Special Concert

Updated: 07/12/2013 - Oscar is getting into the concert business. In hopes of establishing a new tradition, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is planning to hold a concert featuring the year’s Oscar-nominated scores and songs Feb. 27, three days before the March 2 Academy Awards, at UCLA’s Royce Hall.

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The Art of the Nap: Tilda Swinton at MoMA

Posted: 03/26/2013 - NEW YORK (AP) - It's not the kind of performance that will win her another Academy Award, but actress Tilda Swinton certainly has them buzzing at New York's Museum of Modern Art.

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Painting Identified as Rembrandt Self-Portrait

Posted: 03/18/2013 - LONDON (AP) - A painting donated to Britain's National Trust by the estate of a wealthy supporter has been identified as a Rembrandt self-portrait worth 20 million pounds ($30 million), the heritage body said Monday.

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Modigliani Portrait Sells for $42M in London

Posted: 02/07/2013 - LONDON (AP) - The high-end art market seems to be weathering Europe's economic storm. A portrait by Amadeo Modigliani has sold for 26.9 million pounds ($42.1 million) at Christie's, above its top estimate.

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Art Exhibit To Open Semester With Faculty Showcase

Posted: 01/18/2013 - SHSU art faculty will showcase the work they do outside of the classroom during the 53rd annual faculty art exhibit, in the Gaddis Geeslin Gallery beginning Jan. 28.

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Russian Bolshoi Arts Director Filin Hurt by Acid Attack

Posted: 01/18/2013 - The artistic director of Russia's Bolshoi Theatre, Sergei Filin, is being treated in a Moscow hospital for severe burns to his face after a masked man threw acid in his face, police say.

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Houston Grand Opera to Show Valencia Ring Cycle

Posted: 01/17/2013 - HOUSTON (AP) - The Houston Grand Opera plans to present the futuristic Fura dels Baus productions of Wagner's four Ring Cycle operas over four consecutive seasons.

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Broadway's 'Wicked' Musical Earns New Record

Posted: 01/03/2013 - Oz has reclaimed the box office crown on Broadway. The Broadway League reported Wednesday that the nine-year-old "Wicked" took in a whopping $2,947,172 over nine performances last week, which is the highest single-week gross of any show in Broadway history.

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Adam Lambert Slams Les Miserables, Cast Vocals

Posted: 12/31/2012 - In a series of Tweets over the weekend, the former American Idol finalist slammed this Christmas blockbuster, most notably for its decision to have cast members sing live on camera.

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Les Miserables Hits Theatres Amid Oscar Buzz

Posted: 12/26/2012 - The world's longest-running musical is about to hit theaters with a massive A-list cast in tow. Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway and Russell Crowe have all assembled for the cinematic adaptation of "Les Misérables." What could go wrong?

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Marilyn Monroe Subway Grate Photo on View in NYC

Posted: 12/21/2012 - A famous image of Marilyn Monroe with her skirt billowing atop a New York City subway grate is on display in a picture-perfect spot: outside the Times Square subway station.

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Famed Science Fiction Writer George R.R. Martin To Visit Texas A&M University

Posted: 12/19/2012 - Cushing Memorial Library and Archives at Texas A&M University will host science fiction author George R.R. Martin, whose book series “A Song of Ice and Fire” is the basis for the hit HBO show “Game of Thrones.” The library will exhibit the works and personal memorabilia of Martin beginning in March 2013.

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Louvre Comes to Poor French City, Raising Eyebrows

Posted: 12/04/2012 - LENS, France (AP) - It's an impoverished coal-mining town in France that was razed by two world wars and now faces soaring unemployment. Lens is an unlikely site for the Louvre, to create a €150 million extension, but it's opening this week.

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$9K Artwork Bought for $12 at Milwaukee Goodwill

Posted: 12/03/2012 - Holiday bargain-hunters may want to head to Goodwill. A picture that sold for around $12 at a thrift store in Milwaukee turned out to be a print by American artist Alexander Calder worth $9,000.

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