A BRIEF HISTORY OF WOMEN IN ANIMATION

When animation became a film medium during the turn of the century, it was immediately a male-dominated art form. The ability to create a moving picture requires a lot of concentration and hard work, which was not seen as a task for women. Many productions stated that women were not allowed to physically animate; they…

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“THE ART OF THE BRICK” LEGO EXHIBITION @ PARIS EXPO-PORTE DE VERSAILLES

3D artist Nathan Sawya has turned the iconic children's toy into high-end, contemporary art. This exhibition at Paris Expo-Porte De Versailles opened May 12, and holds over 100 lego sculptures, and the sculptures are created out of more than 1 million Lego bricks. Sawya was a former lawyer who quit his day job in NYC around 2007. His…

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HIT PARIS FOR A SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL – 2015 ROUNDUP

Paris is known for having a wide variety of music clubs, ranging from jazz clubs to the underground music scene, to even some notable record shops. There is something here for everyone. Below are some of the best music festivals happening in Paris this summer. Festival ManiFeste, June 2 - July 2 This contemporary classical/experimental festival…

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MARILYN MONROE: WHAT THE PUBLIC DOESN’T HEAR

This year,  Marilyn Monroe would have celebrated her 89th birthday on June 1st. Even after 53 years of her passing, each day, she grows more and more into a fashion and Hollywood icon. Society deemed her "the dumb blonde" and still note her for her looks rather than her brains. Her "dumb blonde" act was just a…

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MATTEL TO RELEASE LINE OF MORE DIVERSE BARBIE DOLLS

Toy empire Mattel will be releasing a new set of more diverse Barbie dolls. Barbie has iconically been known to have unrealistic, exaggerated features, which has controversially been known to be linked to body image issues amongst little girls. Due to a decline in sales, Mattel has now released a new line of dolls of different…

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JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT @ THE LOUIS VUITTON FOUNDATION – PARIS – JUNE 3

Jean-Michel Basquiat: "L'Accrochage 3: The Keys of a Passion" The Louis Vuitton Foundation, 8 Avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, Paris, France From June 3, 2015 The Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris is currently exhibiting the work of Graffiti artist, Jean-Michel Basquiat. The Contemporary collection is organized around contemplative subject, expressionism, and music/sound. This exhibit works around generations…

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PRADA FOUNDATION BUILDS NEW ARTS COMPLEX – MILAN

The Prada Foundation opened a new museum May 9th in an abandoned, old distillery in Milan. With the original location in Venice, The Prada Foundation is known for setting up contemporary art exhibits in abandoned warehouses and disused churches. Dutch architect Rem Koolhas designed the 19,000 sq. meter campus of this new Milan location. The Prada…

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NEWLY DISCOVERED FRANCIS BACON PAINTINGS TO BE AUCTIONED @ SOTHEBY’S – LONDON

Two rare and newly discovered portraits painted by legendary Irish painter, Francis Bacon, will be up for auction at Sotheby's in London. The expected price for these paintings are £30 million. These paintings, Self Portrait  and the triptych Three Studies for Self-Portraits, were sold directly from the Marlborough Fine Art soon after painted in 1975 & 1980. In 2007, a…

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MARION COTILLARD TO STAR IN “JOAN OF ARC” @ LINCOLN CENTER – JUNE 10 – 13

Oscar winner Marion Cotillard will be playing the lead in "Joan of Arc at the Stake" as part of the season finale for the New York Philharmonic. The production will be moving from Paris to New York. This will be Cotillard's Philharmonic debut. This will be the U.S. premiere of director Come de Bellescize's production of "Joan…

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AMY WINEHOUSE DOCUMENTARY TO BE RELEASED THIS SUMMER IN UK

The anticipated Amy Winehouse documentary, self-titled AMY, will premiere in the UK this summer. Directed by Asif Kapida, who also directed Senna, this film is also making its debut at the Cannes Film Festival. This documentary is to portray the life of the late singer, who died in 2011 of alcohol poisoning at the young…

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GAULTIER RETROSPECTIVE @ GRAND PALAIS – PARIS – APRIL 1- AUG 3

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From Sidewalk to Catwalk April 1 - August 3 Grand Palais Avenue des Champs Elyses, Paris 75008 The retrospective of fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier is on his 10th stop of his international exhibition tour in Paris. The exhibit was previously shown in Montreal, Dallas, San Francisco, Madrid,…

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100 YEARS OF EDITH PIAF @ BNF – PARIS – APR 14 – AUG 23

This year is the celebration of what would be the 100th birthday of iconic French singer, Edith Piaf. Known as "Little Sparrow" (La Môme Piaf), she created a timeless presence throughout France, becoming a musical and societal icon. She is known for her songs "Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien," "La Vie En Rose," and "Milord." BNF…

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THE ALGONQUIN KID BY MICHAEL COLBY – BOOK SIGNING – NEW YORK

The Algonquin Kid by Michael Colby: The Real Life Eloise Story. April 2nd was a Broadway star-studded book signing for a brand new book for the Algonquin Kid at The Drama Book Shop in NYC. This was an event with performances from old and new Broadway celebrities, which included Steve Ross, Tovah Feldshuh, Tony Sheldon, KT Sullivan,…

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