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‘Rebuilding broken lives’

In the wake of disasters, people, whether directly involved or not, are affected in one way or another. For Sendai-based Japanese artist Aono Fumiaki, the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami ...

Updated : 2014.04.24 20:35

Bach meets modern ballet

After its season-opening gala “Thank You!” in February, Korea’s Universal Ballet Company is premiering a new piece choreographed by Spanish artist Nacho Duato. Titled “Multiplicity, Forms of Silen...

Updated : 2014.04.24 20:29

Shakespeare’s Globe takes ‘Hamlet’ to 200 nations

LONDON (AP) ― Four centuries after his death, William Shakespeare is probably Britain’s best-known export, his words and characters famous around the world. It’s fitting they were first staged at a playhouse called the Globe. Now the modern-day Shakespeare’s Globe theater in London is ...

Updated : 2014.04.24 20:25

Reality beyond statistics

We live in a world of statistics. Statistics expressed in the form of percentages, graphs and pie charts are everywhere. Their stated aim is to paint an accurate picture of reality with numbers. But E...

Updated : 2014.04.23 19:47

Neil Patrick Harris crushes it in ‘Hedwig’

NEW YORK (AP) ― It’s obvious from the first moments of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” that star Neil Patrick Harris is doing something special. And it’s not just trying on a new role. He is lowered ...

Updated : 2014.04.23 19:44

A Polish take on ‘Macbeth’

Murder, betrayal, sex and vengeance ― no story shows the savage behavior that some humans succumb to in order to fulfill their ordained prophecies or the unrelenting grasp that evil can have on one’...

Updated : 2014.04.23 19:42

Exhibit recreates Warhol’s 1964 World’s Fair mural

NEW YORK (AP) ― Even for a 1964 New York World’s Fair that celebrated “The World of Tomorrow,” Andy Warhol may have been ahead of his time. His monumental piece commissioned specifically for the fair ― a mural depicting mug shots of the New York Police Department’s 13 most-wanted cri...

Updated : 2014.04.22 20:29

Bid, Dick, bid: ‘Dick and Jane’ artworks for sale

BROOKLINE, New Hampshire (AP) ― In the portrait, the little boy’s blue eyes twinkle as he looks straight ahead. His apple cheeks shine. There’s a gap in his teeth, and his reddish-brown hair is jus...

Updated : 2014.04.21 20:40

‘Landscape of Desire’

A young man follows a middle-aged woman from a distance. She moves through a park in a wheelchair. Once she enters her apartment, she fastens the sturdy door lock tight, making a few blunt clicking so...

Updated : 2014.04.21 20:38

Protest art from Kiev’s Maidan on show in Vienna

VIENNA (AFP) ― Tyres “burn” in a corner, gas masks and truncheons hang from the ceiling: as unrest rocks Ukraine, art from Kiev’s Maidan is already making its debut in a Vienna museum. The exhibit...

Updated : 2014.04.20 19:54

Legacy of Korean modern art on view

The late artist Kim In-soong once asked the May Queen of Ewha Womans University to model for a portrait. The painting depicts the modern young woman sitting on a wooden chair, wearing a flower-pattern...

Updated : 2014.04.17 20:25

Original Jesus Ted Neeley brings ‘Superstar’ to Rome

ROME (AFP) ― Ted Neeley, the original lead in “Jesus Christ Superstar,” is back four decades on as the son of God in the hit musical in Rome, and hopes Pope Francis will be in the audience.The pont...

Updated : 2014.04.17 20:23

Dance show ‘Soul Train’ may boogie onto Broadway

NEW YORK (AP) ― The groundbreaking song-and-dance show “Soul Train” is chugging toward Broadway. Stage and film producer Matthew Weaver, who helped create “Rock of Ages,” has acquired the theatri...

Updated : 2014.04.16 20:14

Matisse’s colorful cutouts go on show in London

LONDON (AP) ― A huge new Henri Matisse show in London is many things ― bold, colorful, exuberant. It’s also a great advertisement for the creativity of old age. The 130 works displayed at Tate Mode...

Updated : 2014.04.15 20:34

ArtShow Busan to open Friday

ArtShow Busan, the port city’s largest art fair, will kick off on Friday at Bexco, showcasing more than 4,000 works of art by international artists represented by prestigious galleries.The art fair, ...

Updated : 2014.04.14 19:52