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At the end of the month a very unique festival will be opening at Yerba Buena Arts Center, it is called “Mex I AM.” To call it an event is perhaps an understatement.

BAM ARTSfair showcases captivating works of art Special

ARTSfair, an annual outdoor art festival presented by the Bellevue Art Museum, gives visitors the chance to behold and admire many unique sculptures, paintings and photo pieces created by accomplished local artists.

Review: Summer music festival bridges old and new worlds Special

The Toronto Summer Festival kicked off its ninth season Tuesday night at Toronto's Koerner Hall with a bravura performance by the Grammy award-winning Emerson String Quartet.

Westland Books releases Shiva trilogy in multiple languages

Amish Tripathi's Shiva trilogy of books has been released in multiple Indian languages, including Hindi, Telugu and Tamil, by publisher Westland Books.

Darwin’s Beagle library digitalized

An online reconstruction of the books that Charles Darwin took on the ship Beagle, has made the library from Darwin’s famed voyage more accessible.

Residents of Japanese town band together to create rice art

Around 8,000 residents of the town Inakadate in Aomori Prefecture banded together to create some incredible art using simple arrangementsof rice.

Book on 'celestial women' sculptures in Indian temples launched

"The Power of the Female: Devangana Sculptures on Indian Temple Architecture," a 474-page volume by Gauri Parimoo Krishnan, curator with the Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore was launched recently.

Cloud Atlas author pens new story as a series of tweets

Is a novel in 140 characters possible? David Mitchell, the author of Cloud Atlas, is going to try. The celebrated author is publishing his next work on Twitter.

Art Walk turns Whyte Avenue into an outdoor gallery Special

The 2014 Whyte Avenue Art Walk taking place this weekend turns the Old Strathcona neighbourhood into an outdoor art gallery.

'Yoga: The Art of Transformation' at Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) is hosting "Yoga: The Art of Transformation,” an art exhibition featuring the rich visual history of yoga in India.

Egyptian statue controversially sold in U.K.

A 4,000-year-old Egyptian statue expected to raise about £6 million ($10 million) has sold for £15.76 million ($27 million) at Christie's of London. The artifact was sold by Northampton Borough Council. The sale has caused some controversy.

Last letter of Virginia Woolf on display in London Special

The National Portrait Gallery opened today an exhibition that explores the life and work of Virginia Woolf, one of Britain's most celebrated writers of all times.

J.K. Rowling writes story about Harry Potter's life as an adult

J.K. Rowling has released a tantalizing tidbit of Harry Potter's adult life from the viewpoint of Rita Skeeter, a tabloid journalist. Rowling's new story may also be a jab at how some journalists cover the news.

'Social Pool' lets you have a dip in the Mojave desert

If you have ever had the urge to swim while visiting the Mojave Desert in Southern California, now's your chance. Several hours away from Los Angeles and totally off the beaten track, is a pool, available to the public, as long as you have the key.

Edmonton: Blues On Whyte takes it to the street for a third time Special

Popular Edmonton blues venue Blues On Whyte hosted its third annual Takin' it to the Streets block party event on July 6.

UNESCO Heritage Site Ajanta Caves to get face-lift

The historic 2,000-year-old Ajanta caves near Aurangabad in the east Indian state of Maharashtra will be undergoing a restoration of the architecture and sculptures, and reconstruction of its paintings at the site.

Review: CanStage tries to soften 'Titus Andronicus' brutality in Toronto Special

Not that I'm a fan of Trigger Warnings, but if any Shakespeare play really needs to be preceded by one, it's “Titus Andronicus”. Murder, rape, mutilation, cannibalism, racism — this early Bard tragedy is a grim celebration of meaningless atrocity.

Review: Toronto's High Park is the perfect setting for 'As You Like It' Special

Canadian Stage's annual Shakespeare in High Park has become a respected Toronto summer tradition, and this year, the Bard's pastoral comedy “As You Like It” is a fine match for the High Park Amphitheatre's outdoor setting and young audiences.

Review: Retro Future Art Show Re Imagines Society at Hashtag Gallery Special

The Retro Future Art show pays homage to yesterday's visionaries who imagined 'the future that never was'. The show opened Thursday July 3rd and runs till Sun July 6th, 2014 at Hashtag Gallery located at 801 Dundas St w of Bathurst in Toronto.

Metal music in a box at London's 'Sculpture in the City' (Video)

Sculpture in the City is currently on in London, with some cutting edge contemporary works from leading artists popping up around town. One such installation involves a death metal band playing in an airtight, soundproofed box until the air runs out.

Author explores a fascinating life of social justice Special

Alexis Kienlen is an Edmonton-based writer who is a journalist and published poet with two volumes of poetry to her credit. Her third book is a work of non-fiction about someone who is well known for being an advocate for social justice.

Man with chainsaw carves eagles, wolves, other masterpieces

Leonardo da Vinci painted to create works of art. Michelangelo carved marble to create his works of art. Mark Tyoe of Salisbury, New York uses a chainsaw and big tree trunks to create his artwork.

Children’s books teach important lessons on accepting differences Promoted

Leading experts and authors agree that helping children recognize and accept differences at an early age is important, especially via literature.

Op-Ed: San Francisco mezzo soprano Kelsey Lauritano eager to make debut Special

Now in her third year at the prestigious Juilliard School of Music, San Franciscan Kelsey Lauritano is honored, thrilled and just a bit anxious about her immediate future as she plans and hopes to go on to a graduate program.

Breakdancing event in LA helps to preserve their hip-hop culture Special

The official kickoff of the annual B-Boy Summit attracted people of all ages to a breakdancing event in Southern California.

'Of Human Bondage', 'London Road' top the Dora Awards in Toronto Special

It was an evening full of bondage and murder at the Dora Mavor Moore Awards last night — with local productions “Of Human Bondage,” “Venus in Fur” and “London Road” among the big winners at the annual awards ceremony for theatre in Toronto.

Review: European and Argentine Art shine at National Museum of Fine Arts Special

The City of Buenos Aires has a rich and wide variety of museums of national and international art as well as other exhibits on various topics, including history, natural sciences, football, tango, immigration, automobiles, and many more.

The Works explores Aboriginal themes Special

The Works Art and Design Festival, an annual event in Edmonton, explores some Aboriginal themes in this year's festival.

Australia to return illegally acquired Shiva statue to India

The Australian government is set to return a US$5 million Dancing Shiva statue to India, after it emerged that the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) had purchased them from an art dealer who acquired them illegally from a temple in India.

Op-Ed: Artist sees something more in seismic vibrations, captured in art Special

While it has been said, "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder," an artistic vision can expand the universe, even if viewing something seemingly ordinary. Also, the line between art and science is thin.

All creatures great and even greater from Dutch sculptor Hofman

Florentijn Hofman, the Dutch sculptor famed for his much larger than life creature creations has been busily working his animal magic again.

Tributes performed for Odissi dance maestro Kelucharan Mohapatra

Several tribute performances marked the tenth death anniversary of Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra, one of the most influential dancers and teachers of the Indian dance form Odissi.

Review: ‘Twelve Angry Men’ remains powerful in flawed Toronto production Special

A stinging, gripping defence of presumption of innocence, “Twelve Angry Men” hasn’t lost any of its guts after nearly 60 years. It’s a credit to Reginald Rose’s sharp writing that the play overcomes the flaws of Soulpepper’s production.

Art museum loses accreditation

The Delaware Art Museum lost its art accreditation and the ability to receive loaned works from many well known museums Wednesday, one day after the museum sold one of its most famous paintings to help pay bills.

Amazing sculpture changes form based on where you view it from

Perspective can do some tricky things to the human mind. In this case it is used to create a piece of art that changes based on where you look at it from. Watch the video yourself and decide whether it is spectacular or not.

Brad Pitt, Peter Capaldi are trustees of GSA's Mackintosh Appeal

Hollywood actor Brad Pitt and "Doctor Who" star Peter Capaldi have agreed to become trustees of The Mackintosh Appeal, launched to raise funds to rebuild the fire-damaged Glasgow School of Art (GSA).

Hidden paintings found at Angkor Wat

Long-lost paintings that are almost 500 years old have been re-discovered on the walls of the ancient Angkor Wat in Cambodia by a researcher from the Australian National University (ANU).

San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival features eight Indian styles

The San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival will feature eight styles of Indian classical dance, till June 29, 2014 in its 36th edition, a first in its entire history.

Newbery Medal winner Susan Patron talks writing and future plans Special

Veteran librarian and Newbery award-winning children's book author Susan Patron ("The Higher Power of Lucky") chatted with me about her writing career, her tenure at the Los Angeles Public Library and her future plans.

Biopic on Indian spiritual leader Chinmayananda to be released

Indian moviemaker R.S. Prasanna, known for Kalyana Samayal Saadham, his Tamil language comedy film on male impotency, has completed work on a biopic on Indian spiritual leader Swami Chinmayananda.

Review: 'The God That Comes' is never what you think it will be Special

Without context, 'The God Who Comes' sounds like a play that riffs on religion. It's actually about Dionysus, the god of wine and orgies, and reveals the play for what it is: cheeky, unpredictable and extraordinarily musical.
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