Arts

Artist Emin's grotty 'My Bed' to have long-term home in Britain

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LONDON - British artist Tracey Emin's "My Bed", which caused a stir when it was sold at auction this month for 2.5 million pounds ($4.2 million), will be exhibited in Britain on long-term loan from its German owner, the Tate group of museums said on Tuesday.

Holocaust victim, artist Charlotte Salomon's life premieres as opera

SALZBURG Austria - The Berlin-born Jewish artist Charlotte Salomon left behind a body of watercolors and text she called "Life? or Theatre?" before she was killed at Auschwitz in 1943 at age 26, carrying her unborn child.

James Earl Jones back on Broadway in 'You Can't Take It With You'

NEW YORK - Double Tony-winner James Earl Jones returns to the New York stage next month as an eccentric grandfather in a revival of the 1930s comedy romance "You Can't Take It With You" along with Australian actress Rose Byrne, who is making her Broadway debut.

'Shakespeare in Love' adapter revels in rave reviews in London

LONDON - The Disney-backed stage adaptation of the hit film "Shakespeare in Love" won nearly across-the-board rave reviews in London this week, to the relief of its creators who are pleased that their big gamble looks set to pay off. | Video

N.Y. Met Opera threatens to lock out musicians in labor dispute

NEW YORK - New York's Metropolitan Opera said it will lock out its musicians and other unionized employees next week if a new contract agreement is not reached, in an escalation of a labor dispute that threatens to derail an entire opera season.

Beckett link brings 'Happy Days' back to Northern Irish town

ENNISKILLEN Northern Ireland - The man who brought an opera to Britain's biggest rock festival is using the enigmatic plays of Samuel Beckett to lure tourists back to a town better known for one of Northern Ireland's worst 'Troubles'.

Four Americans on Man Booker long list as prize widens its reach

LONDON - American writers hold four of the 13 slots on the Man Booker Prize 2014 long list announced on Wednesday, the first year the prestigious literary award has been open to all authors writing in English and published in the United Kingdom.

Play it again: 'Casablanca' piano to be sold at auction

NEW YORK - An iconic piano featured in Rick's Cafe Americain in the 1942 Hollywood classic "Casablanca" is expected to be the highlight of a sale of film memorabilia in New York in November, Bonhams auction house said on Monday.

London street artist makes hit - and money - with dog sketches

LONDON - A former homeless man's sketches of his dog George, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier he credits with changing his life, are commanding rising prices in a London gallery and have earned him a show in Los Angeles.

Elaine Stritch, salty star of Broadway, dies at 89

- Elaine Stritch, a husky-voiced actress whose performances over six decades lit up New York's Broadway and London's West End and brought a touch of the profane to the stage with her brassy personality, died on Thursday at age 89. | Video