Paintings Hitler bought found in Czech Republic (AP)

AP – A five-year search by a Czech author has discovered that 16 paintings in the Czech Republic were once owned by Adolf Hitler.

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    Spanish poet wins Cervantes literature prize

    Spanish poet and essayist Jose Manuel Caballero Bonald has won the 2012 Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world’s highest literary honor.

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      Native American Committee to sponsor talk on Aboriginal Australian Arts

      DARTMOUTH — The Native American Committee of the Rod & Gun Club of New Bedford is sponsoring a special talk on Aboriginal Australian Arts which will be held on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. The club is located on Collins Lane off North…

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        Arts Notes, Walnut Creek Journal/Lamorinda Sun, May 5-6

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          Brazil’s artists making mark at Miami’s Art Basel (AP)

          Art patrons walk the red carpet at the Brazilian-based ORNARE’s U.S. showroom in Miami's Design District, Monday, Nov. 28, 2011. The Fifth Annual ORNARE Tastemakers Showcase has evolved into an unofficial kick-off for Art Basel week and its satellite events. Hundreds of international architects, designers, artists and tastemakers attend the celebration.  The prestigious luxury kitchen, closet and bath brand is among companies taking advantage of Basel to attract South Americans, and particularly Brazilians, flying in for the art. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)AP – Brazil has been a powerhouse in the art world for more than a decade, and now its booming economy is putting its artists and collectors on the global map.


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            WAAPA Showstopper

            Big budget shows in Perth are threatening ticket sales to this year’s major production from the WA Academy of Performing Arts. But as Michael Bennett discovered, WAAPA’s latest show is one worth seeing… “How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying”.

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              Francesca Zambello to direct National Opera in DC

              The Washington National Opera is naming Francesca Zambello as its permanent artistic director beginning in 2013, as the company continues to shift to new leadership following 15 years under famed tenor Placido Domingo.

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                Review: Bair writes bio of artist Saul Steinberg

                This book cover image released by Doubleday/Nan A. Talese shows "Saul Steinberg: A Biography," by Deirdre Bair. (AP Photo/Doubleday/Nan A. Talese)"Saul Steinberg: A Biography" (Doubleday/Nan A. Talese), by Deirdre Bair


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                  Funding review sparks concerns from arts groups

                  The ability of some major arts organisations to plan future programs is under a cloud, with the Baillieu government yesterday announcing a review of the funding that supports their operations.

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                    Small Details That Make Your Wedding Unique

                    There are many decisions you will need to make as you plan your wedding. You have got to select the location, hire your suppliers, and also plan all of the details. Some of the details are just as significant as the key decisions you will need to make. So, adhere to a timeline and utilize a checklist in order to make sure that you are well on track with all of the wedding planning.

                    One of the leading selections that you will want to make is deciding on your wedding invites. Your wedding invitations give the wedding visitors all the details they are going to require in order to show up at your wedding. Make certain you select a wedding invitation which properly speaks of the formality of the wedding ceremony. If you’re planning a conventional wedding, you do not want the wedding guests turning up wearing denims neither do you want formalwear at a informal wedding party. If you have chosen a style or color scheme for your wedding, then your wedding invitations would be the ideal place to make use of the theme or color scheme. Your wedding invitations are a first glance into what to anticipate at your wedding so it’s important that you give the correct initial impression to the wedding guests.

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                    An additional decision that you will need to make is choosing the wedding cake topper. Every wedding cake requirements some kind of cake topper to complete it. Consider using a monogram cake topper to have a genuinely unique look to the wedding cake. These kinds of monogrammed cake toppers will include each of your monograms. The final appearance of the wedding cake can be quite elegant and individualized to your wedding. You’ll need a wedding cake topper which will highlight your own personal style and a monogram cake topper will accentuate your stylish wedding party.

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