Archive for March, 2015

Turin Egyptian Museum gets overhaul of pharaonic proportions

The inner coffin of Kha is seen at the Egyptian Museum of Turin, Italy, Tuesday, March 31, 2015. The museum, containing the world’s second-largest collection of Egyptian artifacts after Cairo, is unveiling its new digs, including state-of-the art displays and an exhibit space double the original, allowing ancient artifacts to come out of storage and be seen by the public for the first time. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)TURIN, Italy (AP) — For the earliest Egyptologists, a trip to the Egyptian Museum in Turin was considered indispensable. The museum's new director is seeking to return the almost 200-year-old museum to its one-time prominence, boosted by an overhaul of the collection and exhibit space of near-pharaonic proportions.

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Sony World Photography Awards introduces moblie phone competition

Proof that the best camera is the one in your pocket! Incredible pictures taken on mobiles finally get their own category at world photo awards Capturing artistic photographs used to require some serious kit – a dedicated camera complete with an array of state-of-the art lenses. But these winning entries in the mobile phone category for the Sony World Photography Awards prove that the best camera is the one in your pocket.

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Russia sacks theatre chief in ‘blasphemous’ opera scandal

Russia has sacked the head of a Siberian theatre after its radical staging of a Richard Wagner opera angered the powerful Russian Orthodox ChurchRussia's culture ministry said Monday it fired a theatre director for offending Orthodox believers with a radical staging of a Wagner opera, whose posters showed a crucifixion scene between a naked woman's legs. Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky on Sunday fired Boris Mezdrich, head of state-funded Novosibirsk State Opera and Ballet Theatre, over his interpretation of Richard Wagner's Tannhaeuser. The contemporary staging in Russia's third city Novosibirsk shifts the action to the present day, with Tannhaeuser a movie director making a film about Jesus visiting Venus's erotic grotto.

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Street photography a winner for Mt Gambier snapper

A photograph of a rainy Melbourne street scene has landed a Mount Gambier photographer one of the top awards at a Millicent photography show on the weekend. Lynda Heins has taken out the top award with this Melbourne streetscape at the 2015 Millicent Photography Art Show.

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Taylor Swift wins artist of the year at iHeartRadio Awards

Taylor Swift poses in the press room with the awards for best lyrics for “Blank Space”, song of the year for “Shake It Off” and artist of the year at the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, March 29, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP)The iHeartRadio Music Awards should be called the iHeartTaylorSwift Awards.

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