Arts and Culture

#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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Actor Michael Douglas gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

  HOLLYWOOD, CA (AFP) — Oscar-winning actor Michael Douglas got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday in honor of his 50 years in show business. The megastar was joined at the ceremony by his 101-year-old father …

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Damascus museum reopens with millennia-old lion in the garden

by Maher al-Mounes Agence France Presse DAMASCUS, Syria (AFP) — The antiquities museum in the capital of war-torn Syria reopened its doors after six years on Sunday, with a two-millenia-old lion standing proud in the garden. Its jaws ajar, the …

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Scans reveal newsprint, second painting under Picasso

TOKYO, Japan (AFP) — Infrared imaging technology has helped peel back the layers of a Pablo Picasso painting on display in Japan, and revealed a page from a 1902 newspaper and another composition below. US and Japanese researchers scanned the …

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Van Gogh painting sells for over 7 million euros: auction house

PARIS, France (AFP) — A painting by a young Vincent Van Gogh was sold at an auction in Paris Monday for more than seven million euros ($8.2 million), the Artcurial auction house said. “Raccommodeuses de filets dans les dunes” (Women mending …

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