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Art not sex, Pakistan's dancers take a stand
Art not sex, Pakistan's dancers take a stand

With her arms stretched out and her hands elegantly curved, the young dancer stamps her feet with aplomb, defying prejudice.

Art not sex, Pakistan's dancers take a stand
Photo courtesy of yarnovosti.com
'Brainy TV' set to triumph over reality's race to the bottom

The grip trashy reality shows hold on television may be about to be broken by a new wave of intelligent documentaries.

'Brainy TV' set to triumph over reality's race to the bottom
Tenor Alagna saves Met Opera but risks his voice
Tenor Alagna saves Met Opera but risks his voice

When Jonas Kaufmann suddenly bowed out of the Metropolitan Opera's production of Manon Lescaut, Roberto Alagna pulled off the herculean feat of learning the complex score within days.

Tenor Alagna saves Met Opera but risks his voice
Cheers, kisses as Rome's Trevi Fountain reopens
Cheers, kisses as Rome's Trevi Fountain reopens

Emerald waters gushed from Rome's Trevi fountain and spotlights lit up its gleaming Baroque facade as the taps were turned back on after a 16-month clean-up to cheers from delighted tourists.

Cheers, kisses as Rome's Trevi Fountain reopens
Principal Dancer of the Mariinsky Ballet Oksana Skorik
Principal dancers of Mariinsky Theater perform in Astana Opera

Principal dancers of world famous Mariinsky Theater Oksana Skorik and Yevgeniy Ivanchenko came to Astana.

Principal dancers of Mariinsky Theater perform in Astana Opera
Zurab Tsereteli. Photo courtesy of Russian Academy of Arts
Zurab Tsereteli's personal exhibition opens in Almaty

Kasteev's Museum of Art presents a personal exhibition of Georgia's prominent contemporary artist Zurab Tsereteli on October 8 - November 9.

Zurab Tsereteli's personal exhibition opens in Almaty
Personal file photo.
Concert of Sofia Rahman and Tynybekov twins to take place in Almaty and Astana

Almaty and Astana residents and guests are invited to enjoy charming sounds of piano, violin and cello at Masterpieces of Romanticism concert that will take place on October 6 and 9.

Concert of Sofia Rahman and Tynybekov twins to take place in Almaty and Astana
'Most valuable art collection ever' on show in Hong Kong
'Most valuable art collection ever' on show in Hong Kong

Masterpieces belonging to controversial former Sotheby's owner A. Alfred Taubman went on show in Hong Kong, touted as the most valuable private collection ever offered at auction.

'Most valuable art collection ever' on show in Hong Kong
©Nikolai Kolesnikov
Almaty hosts national hair styling, makeup and nail art championship

The first Open Hair Styling, Makeup, Nail and Body Art Championship has been held in Almaty on September 17-18.

Almaty hosts national hair styling, makeup and nail art championship
Argentinian street artist creates art wall in Almaty

Argentinian street artists Marina Zumi has turned the walls of the Abilkhan Kasteev’s School of Art and Technical Design into a colorful masterpiece.

Argentinian street artist creates art wall in Almaty
Photo © Raul Garifulin
Kazakhstani Bear Buddy promotes peace and tolerance in Kazan

Kazakhstani Buddy Bear has appeared at The Minis United Buddy Bears exhibition in Kazan, Russia.

Kazakhstani Bear Buddy promotes peace and tolerance in Kazan
Rafel Urazov and Joaquin Cortes. Photo courtesy of Rafael Urazov
Kazakhstani Rafael Urazov invited to Jaoquin Cortes' dance company

Joaquin Cortes, the King of Flamenco, has invited a Kazakh ballet dancer Rafael Urazov to join his dance company.

Kazakhstani Rafael Urazov invited to Jaoquin Cortes' dance company
Bronislava Sobolevskaya, 91, photo on the right
Kazakhstani photographer participates in Louvre exhibition

Kazakhstani photographer Veronika Lerner’s work was presented at the exhibition in the Louvre.

Kazakhstani photographer participates in Louvre exhibition
The changing face of Russia's emblematic matryoshka dolls
The changing face of Russia's emblematic matryoshka dolls

The changing face of Russia's emblematic matryoshka dolls
Dimash Kudaibergenov ©telegraf.by.
Aktobe native wins Grand Prix of Slavianski Bazaar 2015

Kazakhstan-born young singer Dimash Kudaibergenov has won the Grand Prix of the 24th International Festival of Arts Slavianski Bazaar 2015 held on July 9-13 in Vitebsk, Belarus.

Aktobe native wins Grand Prix of Slavianski Bazaar 2015
Spanish museums invite blind to touch masterpieces
Spanish museums invite blind to touch masterpieces

Staff at the Prado, Spain's top art museum, usually prevent visitors from touching its priceless treasures.

Spanish museums invite blind to touch masterpieces
Marina Zumi. Photo courtesy of facebook.com
Argentinian street artist Marina Zumi creates art installation in Almaty

Argentinian artist Marina Zumi who draws graffiti is creating an art installation in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Argentinian street artist Marina Zumi creates art installation in Almaty
Meet the 'Sherlock Holmes' of the art world
Meet the 'Sherlock Holmes' of the art world

One man has become a behind-the-scenes force in the international art world after securing the return of art looted by the Nazis to the descendents of its original Jewish owners.

Meet the 'Sherlock Holmes' of the art world
Sistine Chapel recreated in Montreal -- in photos
Sistine Chapel recreated in Montreal -- in photos

A full-size recreation of the glorious Michelangelo frescoes that adorn the ceiling of the Vatican's Sistine Chapel -- entirely in photographs -- will be on display in Montreal.

Sistine Chapel recreated in Montreal -- in photos
Turkish sculptor faces jail for 'insulting' Erdogan
Turkish sculptor faces jail for 'insulting' Erdogan

A prominent Turkish sculptor risks over four years in prison on charges of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after being locked in a dispute with the Turkish strongman over one of his works.

Turkish sculptor faces jail for 'insulting' Erdogan