Arts and Culture

Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?

By Emil Valerio EBC New York Bureau NEW YORK (Eagle News) — Many people are familiar with the question posed in the theme song “Sunny Days” which asks viewers how to get to Sesame Street. The popular television show “Sesame …

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More than just a pretty picture: “Picture Character” documentary gives insight into world of emojis

By Joanne Soriano EBC New York Bureau NEW YORK (Eagle News) — How often do you receive or send emojis when communicating with family and friends? The emoji, a Japanese term for “picture character,” has grown in popularity across generations …

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Monet painting draws $110.7 mn at New York auction

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — A Claude Monet painting from his celebrated “Meules” (Haystacks) series drew $110.7 million in New York on Tuesday in an auction record for the French Impressionist master. The sale at Sotheby’s — the first …

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Mandela prison drawing sells for $112,575 in New York

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — A drawing by late South African president Nelson Mandela of the door of his prison cell on Robben Island — where he was held for 18 years — sold on Thursday in New York …

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#EBCphotography: El Ateneo Grand Splendid named the world’s most beautiful bookstore

    BUENOS AIRES (Eagle News) — In 2019, the El Ateneo Grand Splendid Bookshop in Buenos Aires was named the “world’s most beautiful bookstore” by the National Geographic. It was a former theatre that was converted into a bookstore …

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Japan’s Arata Isozaki wins Pritzker prize, the ‘Nobel’ of architecture

by Thomas URBAIN NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Japanese architect Arata Isozaki has been awarded the Pritzker Prize, considered architecture’s highest honor, for a lifetime of work that found global resonance while mining local traditions. The 87-year-old’s more than …

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Black History Month: The legacy of L. B. Brown, former slave turned community builder

By Melissa Sarmiento Allen EBC Florida Bureau POLK COUNTY, Florida (Eagle News) – Along an unassuming street in the quaint town of Bartow sits one of Florida’s historical crown jewels, The L.B. Brown House, which is listed in the National …

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2019 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show crowns King

  NEW YORK, New York (Eagle News) — The Super Bowl of dog competitions crowned the Wire Fox Terrier named “King” Best in Show at the 143rd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show held February 12, 2019, at Madison Square Garden. (Eagle …

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US university to cover Christopher Columbus murals

CHICAGO, United States (AFP) — The University of Notre Dame, one of the oldest and most prestigious US centers of higher learning, will cover murals depicting Christopher Columbus out of concern that the art works depict a skewed history of …

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S.Korean grain silo transforms into world’s largest mural

INCHEON, South Korea (AFP) — A dreary grain silo that was transformed into an enormous colorful artwork in South Korea has been named by Guinness World Records as the largest outdoor mural in the world. The painting which depicts a …

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Black heritage museum, ‘crucible of creativity’, opens in Dakar

by Malick Rokhy BA Agence France Presse DAKAR, Senegal (AFP) — A museum showcasing black heritage from the dawn of time to the modern era opened in the Senegalese capital Dakar on Thursday. The opening came as African countries press …

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Sinatra memorabilia, jewelry on sale in New York

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — A sweeping range of Frank Sinatra memorabilia and jewelry owned by his fourth and last wife Barbara goes on sale in New York on Thursday, likely to be snapped up by mega fans and …

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