‘Whistler’s Mother’ on display at Massachusetts museum

‘Whistler’s Mother’ on display at Massachusetts museum

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. (AP) – An iconic image of motherhood is making a visit to Massachusetts.

The painting known as “Whistler’s Mother” is on display at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, part of an exhibition featuring the works of James … Read Full Story

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Meditating Portuguese actor suspected of terror plot

Meditating Portuguese actor suspected of terror plot

LISBON, Portugal (AP) – A Portuguese actor says he was detained on suspicion of terrorism after meditating and chanting Buddhist texts aboard a plane at Paris Orly airport.

Heitor Lourenco, 47, says he was reciting texts in Tibetan from his … Read Full Story

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Who will make us laugh during upcoming presidential campaign

Who will make us laugh during upcoming presidential campaign

NEW YORK (AP) – A presidential campaign is beginning without late-night television hosts who helped us laugh through past ones, both a cultural loss and an opportunity for new voices.

David Letterman is gone, taking his unmatched ability to have … Read Full Story

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Diogo Morgado now plays the devil

Diogo Morgado now plays the devil

NEW YORK (AP) — Diogo Morgado, who played Jesus in the History channel’s 2013 miniseries “The Bible,” has a new TV series. This time he plays a version of the devil known as The Man.

On The CW’s “The Messengers” … Read Full Story

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Dr. Julio Eglesias

Dr. Julio Eglesias

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Rock in Rio USA arrives in entertainment-filled Las Vegas

Rock in Rio USA arrives in entertainment-filled Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) – A music festival replete with a Ferris wheel, multiple stages and top entertainment is coming to the Las Vegas Strip.

This southwestern mecca of entertainment is offering even more talent startingFriday with the two-weekend … Read Full Story

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Centenary of Actor Anthony Quinn celebrated with year-long free screening series

Centenary of Actor Anthony Quinn celebrated with year-long free screening series

“Anthony Quinn: a 100 year legacy” is a year-long focus by the Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) on the art, history and film of legendary actor, Anthony Quinn presented in collaboration with the RI Film and Television Office … Read Full Story

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MoMA to open NY exhibit on Latin American architecture

MoMA to open NY exhibit on Latin American architecture

NEW YORK (AP) – A new exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City will explore the architectural landscape of Latin America between 1955 and 1980.

The show features more than 500 works that have mostly never … Read Full Story

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Teen asked to adapt ‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer’ for stage

Teen asked to adapt ‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer’ for stage

NEW YORK (AP) – A new stage adaptation of “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” has been commissioned from an up-and-coming playwright not much older than Sawyer was in the landmark book.

The Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford, Connecticut, … Read Full Story

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Keeping classical cool: Oldest US arts group turns 200

Keeping classical cool: Oldest US arts group turns 200

BOSTON (AP) – Before Beyonce, there were the Beatles. Before the Beatles, there was Brahms. And before Brahms was even born, there was the Handel & Haydn Society.

America’s oldest continuously operating arts organization – which introduced the nation to … Read Full Story

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A show about ‘nothing:’ famed Iranian artist makes US debut

A show about ‘nothing:’ famed Iranian artist makes US debut

WELLESLEY, Mass. (AP) – Iranian artist Parviz Tanavoli has built a successful career around the concept of nothing.

Tanavoli creates sculptures of the word “heech,” which means “nothing” in Persian. The abstract shapes he fashions using Iran’s centuries-old calligraphic nastaliq … Read Full Story

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Eddie Van Halen talks immigrant roots, innovation in music

Eddie Van Halen talks immigrant roots, innovation in music

WASHINGTON (AP) – For Eddie Van Halen, making music is all about having good ears and a talent for experimenting with guitars and amps to create just the right sound.

Now 60, Van Halen told The Associated Press he’s ready … Read Full Story

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the NBSO

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the NBSO

NEW BEDFORD — The New Bedford Symphony Orchestra will open the second half of its 2014-15 season with “Romantic Spells” on Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center.

Russian-American violinist Yevgeny Kutik will be featured in Brahms’s … Read Full Story

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R.I. State House Holiday Concerts to feature 3,000 student musicians from 54 schools

R.I. State House Holiday Concerts to feature 3,000 student musicians from 54 schools

PROVIDENCE — The holiday season is upon us and the musical talents of Rhode Island school musicians will be showcased at the Rhode Island State House as part of a month-long musical celebration of the holidays during the month of … Read Full Story

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Ana Moura performs to sold-out U.S. audiences

Ana Moura performs to sold-out U.S. audiences

Fado singer Ana Moura performed for a sold-out audience Tuesday night at the B.B. King Blues in Manhattan — the latest in a string of sold-out shows around the United States.
“The concerts have gone very well, we have always … Read Full Story

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Oprah Winfrey, Harry Belafonte honored by Harvard

Oprah Winfrey, Harry Belafonte honored by Harvard

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) – Oprah Winfrey and performer-activist Harry Belafonte were among those honored at Harvard University on Tuesday at its annual celebration of African American culture.

The university’s Hutchins Center for African and African American Research presented … Read Full Story

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MFF seeks local partners

MFF seeks local  partners

Madeira Film Festival begins U.S. tour in New Bedford

NEW BEDFORD — The Madeira Film Festival is expanding into new territory and is looking for partners in the United States to help them promote Portugal’s beauty and culture through film, … Read Full Story

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Cliches are sometimes true

Cliches are sometimes true

Fado expresses the soul of Portugal

DARTMOUTH — Rodrigo Costa Felix has been involved with fado ever since he was a young boy.

“My interest started very early on,” said the 42-year-old fadista. “My father had a Fado House.”

Felix, … Read Full Story

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