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Mar 17, 2015

eBay, Sotheby’s launch new online auctions platform

NEW YORK, March 17 (Reuters) – Going, going, gone! Sold to
the highest bidder at the auction, on the phone or on a new eBay
platform that will stream Sotheby’s New York auctions live
beginning next month.

The new live auctions platform – ebay.com/sothebys – that
launches on Tuesday pairs Sotheby’s 270 years of experience
selling art and antiques with eBay’s digital expertise and 155
million active users worldwide to meet the demand for online
bidding.

Mar 9, 2015

Helen Mirren reigns on Broadway as Queen Elizabeth

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Nearly a decade after winning an Academy Award for her role as Britain’s Elizabeth II in “The Queen,” Helen Mirren is ruling over Broadway in “The Audience,” a new play about the monarch’s weekly meetings with her prime ministers.

Mirren said she has huge empathy for the 88 year-old royal she plays in the British import that premiered in London and opened on Sunday at New York’s Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.

Mar 9, 2015

Kevin Spacey revels in his anti-hero president in ‘House of Cards’

NEW YORK, March 9 (Reuters) – Forget about likeable,
upstanding characters doing what is right.

Kevin Spacey is convinced that like the ruthless, morally
corrupt politician he portrays in Netflix’s Emmy Award-winning
political drama “House of Cards,” the anti-hero is here to stay.

Mar 9, 2015

Helen Mirren reigns on Broadway as Britain’s Queen Elizabeth

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Nearly a decade after winning an Academy Award for her role as Britain’s Elizabeth II in “The Queen,” Helen Mirren is ruling over Broadway in “The Audience,” a new play about the monarch’s weekly meetings with her prime ministers.

Mirren said she has huge empathy for the 88 year-old royal she plays in the British import that premiered in London and opened on Sunday at New York’s Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.

Mar 9, 2015

Madonna unveils renegade, romantic sides in new album ‘Rebel Heart’

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Madonna proves her staying power as a creative force and an enduring pop icon with her new album, “Rebel Heart,” her 13th studio release that also shows her renegade and softer sides.

It is a revealing portrait of the Material Girl, showing the Grammy-winning singer as a trail-blazer and provocateur but also someone who is sensitive, reflective and outsider.

Mar 8, 2015

Flipping a coin: rare U.S. coin market hits records

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A rare five-dollar gold piece and a prized silver dollar each could fetch $10 million or more in upcoming auctions, making the American rare coin market as attractive, though not nearly as glamorous, as fine art.

Sales of rare U.S. coins reached a record of nearly $536 million last year, and now collectors are turning to the D. Brent Pogue Collection, which could boost it higher.

Mar 6, 2015

U.S. documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles dies at 88

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Albert Maysles, a pioneering American documentary filmmaker best known for works such as “Grey Gardens” and “Gimme Shelter,” has died at age 88, his family said on Friday.

Maysles passed away on Thursday at his home in New York following a brief battle with cancer.

Mar 6, 2015

Critical enthusiasm lags for Larry David’s play ‘Fish in Dark’

NEW YORK (Reuters) – “Fish in the Dark,” a new play by comedian Larry David, is the hottest ticket on Broadway, but critics said the lightweight, 60s-style comedy flounders with one liners and a weak plot.

The play racked up a record of more than $13.5 million in advance sales ahead of its first preview and opening on Thursday at the Cort Theater, largely on the popularity of David.

Mar 5, 2015

Elizabeth McCracken wins U.S. Story Prize for short fiction

NEW YORK, March 4 (Reuters) – Author Elizabeth McCracken won
the annual Story Prize for short fiction on Wednesday for
“Thunderstruck and Other Stories,” her collection of tales about
life-altering experiences and loss.

McCracken, a National Book Award finalist for her novel “The
Giant’s House,” will receive a $20,000 prize for her critically
acclaimed book of nine stories.

Mar 3, 2015

MoMA retrospective journeys into world of Iceland’s Bjork

NEW YORK, March 3 (Reuters) – With pulsating sounds,
stunning videos and elaborate costumes, a retrospective at the
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) dedicated to the work of Bjork
transports visitors into the creative world of the Icelandic
musician, composer and singer.

“Bjork,” which opens on Sunday and runs through June 7,
follows the artist through 20 years of her career, from her
first mature solo album “Debut” in 1993 to her latest work and a
new music installation commissioned for the retrospective.

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      "I am based in New York where I run the Reuters Lifestyle service, coordinating, editing and writing stories on topics ranging from family, food and fitness to travel, health and work issues in the Americas. Previously I worked in London as the European Health and Science correspondent and as a reporter covering legal, political and general news in Britain."
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