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Bee Gees musical in the works

[unable to retrieve full-text content] A biographical stage musical focused on the story and music of the Bee Gees is being developed with surviving member Barry Gibb, according to an announcement by Universal Theatrical Group. Entertainment – Star2.com

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Grayson Perry's dresses really are works of art in new exhibition

Grayson Perry is famous for his dress sense as well as his art. Now his flamboyant dresses are being exhibited as works of art in their own right. The artist wears the multi-coloured, highly detailed outfits when stepping out as his alter-ego Claire. Twelve of them, including the Bo Peep dress he wore to collect the Turner Prize in 2003, are going on show at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool. It is the first exhibition of Perry’s dresses in the UK. Perry stages an annual contest for students at…

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Aubergine is fine dining that works

In an age of democratic all-day, anything-goes dining, Aubergine has gone the other way, upping the exclusivity factor and cementing itself as a special-occasion night out. In saying that, understand that this little restaurant at the Griffith shops is anything but old-fashioned. Nor is it stuffy. It simply focuses on being a special place to dine, with a wine list like no other, and food that is intricate without being annoying, up to date and highly seasonal. Brown butter ice cream, almond praline, and frozen lemon myrtle milk. Photo: Sitthixay Ditthavong Aubergine has…

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RPCS3 Emulator Turns Old PS3 Games Into Works of Art

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. For many years, PlayStation 3 emulation was a contradiction in terms. Sony’s unique CPU architecture, known as the Cell Broadband Engine, is fundamentally different than any other CPU that’s ever come to market. While the Xbox 360 and PS3 share some DNA, Cell was legendarily difficult to optimize even when running native code. The developers at the RPCS3 project have gotten the PS3 working in emulation, however, and they’ve just added major upscaling features that…

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Why the Works of Visionary Artist Jacob Lawrence Still Resonate a Century After His Birth

At an early age, Jacob Lawrence knew something was missing from his education. “I’ve always been interested in history, but they never taught Negro history in the public schools. Sometimes they mentioned it in history clubs, but I never liked that way of presenting it. It was never studied seriously like regular subjects,” the prominent black artist once said. It was this absence of black stories and black history—and his desire for them to be considered essential to understanding the American experience—that inspired his life’s work: from simple scenes to sweeping…

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Terry Pratchett's unpublished works crushed by steamroller

A hard drive containing unfinished works by Terry Pratchett has been crushed by a steamroller, as per instructions left by the fantasy novelist. It is thought up to 10 incomplete novels were flattened at the Great Dorset Steam Fair. The six-and-a-half tonne Lord Jericho was used to roll over the hard drive several times before a concrete crusher finished off the remains. Pratchett died aged 66 in March 2015. The creator of the Discworld series had been battling Alzheimer’s disease. Before vanquishing the hard drive, Rob Wilkins, the writer’s long-serving…

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