Arts

Broadway finds a new stage in an old venue: Cuba

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HAVANA - In Bob Nederlander Jr.'s mission to export Broadway to new markets around the world, he found an old one where the American art form lay dormant for a least 50 years - communist Cuba.

Latin American art auctions set record-high sales for 31 artists

NEW YORK - Blistering sales this week of Latin American art set auction records for 31 artists spanning three centuries, ranging from creators in the Spanish colonial period to living artists like Colombia's Fernando Botero.

GoPro to roll out consumer drones: WSJ

- Wearable camera maker GoPro Inc is developing its own line of consumer drones, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

Turner film, exhibition reveal British master to a new generation

LONDON - With an epic sweep worthy of a J.M.W. Turner masterpiece, a new portrayal of one of Britain's greatest painters is winning the Romantic artist a new generation of admirers.

Elder statesman of Mexico's main leftist party resigns

MEXICO CITY - The elder statesman of Mexico's main leftist political party resigned his membership on Tuesday, citing "profound differences" with the party's leadership over how to root out what he has described as worsening corruption within its ranks.

New U.S. exhibit puts visitor in midst of World War Two

NEW ORLEANS - A national museum commemorating the American experience of World War Two will open a new exhibit next month aimed at bringing the sounds and sensations of the conflict to new generations.

Swiss museum to accept part of Nazi loot art trove

BERLIN - A Swiss museum has reluctantly agreed to accept part of a billion-euro art bequest from the late Cornelius Gurlitt, a German recluse whose secret collection included masterpieces looted from their Jewish owners by the Nazis.

Art vs politics at London auctions of Russian paintings

LONDON - Paintings vied with politics in London this week as two of the biggest auction houses, Christie's and Sotheby's, competed with each other to cater to the hard-to-predict market for Russian art masterpieces.

Mexican surrealists top Latin American auction, Botero sets record

NEW YORK - Mexican surrealists Remedios Varo and Leonora Carrington led Latin American art sales in New York, which also set a world auction record for the work of Colombian Fernando Botero.

Sting to join cast of his troubled Broadway musical 'The Last Ship'

NEW YORK - Sting will join the cast of his Broadway musical "The Last Ship" next month in a bid to push up flagging ticket sales for the $15 million show, the New York Times reported on its website on Sunday.