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Actress protests naked at France’s Oscars ceremony over Covid arts support

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Paris A French actress stripped naked at the country's prestigious César Awards to demand more support for the country's struggling arts industry, which has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. Actress Corinne...

Eli Broad, LA philanthropist for the arts and education, dies at 87

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Eli Broad, an entrepreneur and businessman known for creating two billion-dollar businesses and establishing the iconic Broad Museum in Los Angeles, has died at the age of 87, the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation sai...

Phylicia Rashad appointed dean of fine arts at Howard University

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Howard University announced Wednesday that alunma Phylicia Rashad has been appointed dean of the recently reestablished College of Fine Arts. The "This Is Us" star will begin her role on July 1 and report to Provost...

White House ousts four Trump-appointed members of prestigious arts commission

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The White House has ousted several members of a prestigious arts commission in the nation's capital, the latest move in the Biden administration's purge of Trump-era appointees from government agencies and boards. ...

Howard University will name its College of Fine Arts after Chadwick Boseman

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Two decades ago, Chadwick Boseman graduated from Howard University with a degree from the College of Fine Arts. Now, that school will bear his name. Howard University announced Wednesday that its newly reestablished...

Jeffrey Epstein met first known underage victim at prestigious Michigan arts camp: book

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The book, entitled "Perversion of Justice: The Jeffrey Epstein Story," details Brown’s years-long investigation into Epstein’s underage sex trafficking operation and its impact on his victims. Brown recounts how Epst...

Afghan director issues warning of massacres, child brides, banned arts amid Taliban takeover

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Sahraa Karimi is the first and only woman in Afghanistan to hold a Ph.D. in cinema and filmmaking and serves as the general director of the Afghan Film Organization. She took to Twitter on Friday in a plea to the int...

Sonny Chiba, martial arts star of ‘Kill Bill,’ dies of Covid-19 complications

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Shin'ichi "Sonny" Chiba's fighting style was less balletic than it was breathtakingly brutal. Chiba, a star of martial arts cinema in his native Japan, made his name by landing heart-stopping punches and stabbing f...

Sonny Chiba, ‘Kill Bill’ star and martial arts legend, dead at 82

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The star's rep confirmed to Fox News that Chiba died of COVID-19 complications on Wednesday in a hospital outside of Tokyo. The Japanese actor's career began in 1959, per IMDb, when he appeared on a television series...

Lee Greenwood ‘shocked’ for being replaced on arts council by Biden administration

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COUNTRY SINGER LEE GREENWOOD WAS "SHOCKED" AT BEING REPLACED ON NATIONAL COUNCIL ON THE ARTS BY THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION LEE GREENWOOD: You know, it’s a six-year appointment and I was appointed by George W. Bush 43. ...

Lawsuit alleges past culture of sexual abuse at University of North Carolina School of the Arts

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A new lawsuit alleges faculty at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts perpetrated sexual abuse on minor students over the course of two decades, in the 1970s and 1980s. Former students who brought the...