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Don't Miss These 10 Standouts From Cannes Film Festival

May 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The Cannes Film Festival is the biggest film event you could ever hope to attend, from the lineup to the parties, and is now officially underway. Year after year Cannes brings us some of the most exciting films being made by unique and interesting filmmakers. If you're lucky enough to be attending this year — or waiting at home for distribution — you're probably so wrapped up in the hype of each film that it may be hard to figure out what you really shouldn't miss. To help with the confusion, here's my list of the best and hottest films at Cannes this year.... Read More

Naked Portrait of Bea Arthur May Collect Millions at Auction

May 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If you grew up on The Golden Girls and worshipped Bea Arthur as Dorothy Zbornak, this auction item may be for you — or it may horrify you. Christie's will be auctioning off John Currin's 1991 painting, Bea Arthur Naked, in their Post-War & Contemporary Evening Sale tonight in New York. In case the title isn't obvious enough for you, yes, she's naked. We cropped the main image for sensitive eyes but if you want to see the full picture, scroll down.... Read More

An Interview with Grammy Award Winning Musician Omar Akram

May 10, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Omar Akram creates music influenced by his own personal background and life experiences — which is usually fairly common, except there is nothing common about Omar. Raised all over the world as the child of a United Nations diplomat and coming from a multicultural viewpoint, Omar is the first Afghan-American to win a Grammy (awarded for his fourth album, "Echoes of Love"). His music has been called, "a marriage of passion and grace, of adventure and relaxation, of beauty and raw earthiness," evoking hints of his personal past and looking forward to his future.... Read More

Vocalist Mario Frangoulis is "the Sex and the Symphony" of Concert Halls

May 9, 2013  |   Contributor: Slavica Monczka

Award-winning operatic tenor Mario Frangoulis will once again grace us with his presence this spring on the highly anticipated concert tour for his new album “Beautiful Things.” The gifted vocalist kicks off the North American tour May 11th in Pasadena, California where he will share his “Beautiful Things” in emotionally powerful songs so true to his being. “You have to express the hopes of your soul, and that’s what my music is about,” explains Frangoulis in a recent interview. “That is the number one thing I do.”... Read More

Hollywood's Latest Darling: How Carey Mulligan Rose to Fame

May 8, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

Starring as Daisy Buchanan may be throwing Carey Mulligan in the spotlight but the British actress has been deserving of the attention for years, playing one standout role after another. Whether you've been a fan of hers since you first saw her in 2005's Pride & Prejudice (where she played Kitty Bennet to Keira Knightley's Elizabeth Bennet) or since you saw her in 2009's An Education, it doesn't really matter because once The Great Gatsby is released, everyone is going to be claiming love dating years back.... Read More

 
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