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Popular male dan (a young woman in Peking Opera) performer Li Yuguang will lead the New Year's vocal concert of Chinese classical songs.

U.S. artist tracks fallen soldiers in major work

U.S. artist Emily Prince has been working on "American Servicemen and Women Who Have Died in Iraq and Afghanistan" for five years, and is likely to have to do so for several more.

Tracy Chevalier finds inspiration in museum

The idea for Tracy Chevalier's latest novel "Remarkable Creatures" came to her in a dinosaur museum in Dorset, England.

Picasso, other art works stolen from French villa

Thieves have stolen about 30 paintings, including a work by Spanish master Pablo Picasso, from a private villa in the south of France.

Revival of 'Ragtime' set to close on Broadway

The sweet, syncopated sounds of "Ragtime" will fall silent Sunday on Broadway.

A Minute With: Daniel Day Lewis on "Nine"

Daniel Day-Lewis has not appeared on a live theater's stage in decades, but he takes on a uniquely theatrical role for new movie musical, "Nine.

Opera for the common man: "La Boheme" in a pub

It takes guts to put on an opera in a working man's pub in an Irish part of London, but the Cock Tavern Theater Company's production of Puccini's "La Boheme," in English and updated to today, has audiences mesmerized.

Keira Knightley's stage debut divides critics

Critics were sharply divided on Friday over Hollywood star Keira Knightley's London stage debut, with one calling her "strikingly convincing" and another accusing her of "having all the charisma of a goldfish."

Egypt to demand Nefertiti's return from Germany

Egypt will formally ask Germany to return a bust of Queen Nefertiti after a Berlin museum official presented papers showing the 3,400-year-old treasure was taken unethically.

'Tis the season to hear divas

The love affair has lasted more than a century and began with the woman in question having her way -- entirely.

Old roles, new look

Kunqu and Peking Opera maestro Mei Lanfang (1894-1961) gave a famous performance at Shanghai's Majestic Theater in 1946.Pai Hsien-yong was there.

Chinese opera face-changing: it's a kind of magic

Chinese performer He Hongqing can change his facial expressions, and make up, on stage in a flash, but it's not due to skills learned at drama school.

New show, exhibits to mark Elvis 75th birthday

Elvis Presley's legacy will be marked in force next year in a 75th anniversary birthday celebration featuring a new Cirque du Soleil production, movie marathons, a Facebook application and a cruise.

Arts survey finds drop in movie, museum attendance

If you haven't gone to a movie, jazz concert or an art exhibit in recent years, you are in steadily growing company.

On stage

Magic moments on stage demonstrate wonder and splendor.

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