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Alstom sponsors War and Peace, a Portinari Exhibition in Paris


Produced between 1952 and 1956, the panels have about 14 meters high x 10 meters wide and was commissioned by the Brazilian Government to be exposed at the headquarters of the United Nations (UN) in New York. In 2010, due to a major reform in the UN headquarters, custody of the panels was entrusted to the Portinari Project to the end of 2014. At that time, the panels were restored and exhibited in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Belo Horizonte, attracting 320,000 people and becoming one of the most successful and largest impact exhibitions of ... Read More »

Behind Starbucks Music with Timothy Jones, called ‘One of the Quiet Shapers of American Culture’


“I just find music and lyrics, kind of life changing,” he said. His contributions have been life-changing for the culture of Starbucks stores. The New York Times once referred to him as “one of the quiet shapers of American culture.” Jones fell in love with music at an early age and thought as a teenager he might have a career with a band. As with most musicians that didn’t happen, so he opened a store in Seattle called Urban Renewal Records and developed a following of customers who liked his musical recommendations. As the record indust... Read More »

Paris Photo Los Angeles presents David Hockney’s BMW Art Car


BMW Group is the official partner of Paris Photo Los Angeles and the night before the start of the fair will celebrate the US-launch of its BMW Art Car book. The first publication regarding the BMW Art Car Collection will be presented on April 24. The book published by Hatje Cantz is a richly illustrated catalogue of the legendary BMW Art Cars’ history. Since 1975, reowned artists from throughout the world have designed BMW automobiles of their times, all making different artistic statements. The seventeen exhibits created for the Art Car Co... Read More »

Starbucks Invites You to Decorate its Iconic White Cup


Taking a cue from customers who have been doodling designs on cups for years, Starbucks is launching a White Cup Contest. The contest encourages customers in the U.S. and Canada to decorate a Starbucks cup with customized art, take a photo of it, and submit the design through social media using #WhiteCupContest. Click here for full contest details. The winning design will be printed on a limited edition Starbucks reusable plastic cup. “The cups are such a great canvas because you can try an abstract design and just keep adding to it,” sai... Read More »

Coca-Cola Releases ‘The World Is Ours’ By Aloe Blacc and David Correy For Brand’s 2014 FIFA World Cup(TM) Campaign


Coca-Cola has joined forces with internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Aloe Blacc, to launch ‘The World is Ours’ – a mash up of a newly written and recorded Aloe Blacc song combined with lyrics and sounds from the original version of ‘The World Is Ours’ by David Correy and Monobloco. The beat for ‘The World is Ours’ by Aloe Blacc x David Correy captures the spirit and excitement of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ and host country, Brazil, while the lyrics express messages of inclusivity, celebration and happiness as told through the Coca-Cola... Read More »

Lufthansa: Majestic sounds that unite people


But it is not only the festival, whose renown extends far beyond London’s boundaries, that is celebrating an anniversary in 2014. This year marks the 300th anniversary of the accession of Georg Ludwig, Elector of Hanover, to the British throne in 1714 – an event that is being celebrated in Britain and Germany. As King George I, he reigned over Hanover and Great Britain in personal union. His coronation was held in Westminster Abbey, an impressive setting that is also the final resting place of George Frideric Handel. As musical director to the ... Read More »

Chaillot Forum: Culture needs more public and private support to reap benefits of the digital revolution


The event, organised by the French Ministry of Culture, will discuss the challenges and opportunities created by the digital revolution, the future of copyright, the financing of the creative sectors, and culture's role as a source of social inclusion. Michel Barnier, Commissioner for Internal Market and Services, is also due to take part in the meeting, which gathers EU Ministers of Culture, policy-makers and representatives of business, research and NGOs. Speaking ahead of the forum, Commissioner Vassiliou commented: "The digital shift has... Read More »

Carrefour selected the Top 10 Most influential French and Chinese books


Mr. He Dongping, Editor-in-chief of Guangming Daily, Mr. Zhou Mingwei, Director General of China International Publishing Group, Mr. Wang Meng, Former Minister of Culture, Mr Jacques Pellet, French Embassy in China, and Mr. Thierry GARNIER, Vice-president of Carrefour Group and President & CEO of Carrefour China attended the event. Mr. Thierry GARNIER delivered a speech on the ceremony: " Carrefour’s Chinese name, 'Jia Le Fu' means wish all families a happy life. Books are important to our civilization. They pass down knowledge and wisdo... Read More »

Allianz: Renoir returns


“We are thrilled to welcome this charming painting back to the museum, to re-introduce it to the people of Baltimore and to reunite it with the many masterpieces from Saidie May’s collection,” said BMA Director Doreen Bolger. Renoir’s work from around 1879 is an unassuming picture, smaller than a sheet of printer paper. Looking at it, no one would guess that this little painting has had such an adventure. American collector Saidie May and her husband Herbert May purchased the painting in 1925 from the Parisian art gallery Bernheim-Jeune. Upo... Read More »

Amazon Game Studios introduces Sev Zero for Amazon Fire TV


Earth is threatened by an alien species, the Ne’ahtu. Early in the 22nd century, the Ne’ahtu infected Earth’s energy grid with a computer virus that disabled the planet’s defenses. Before the Ne’ahtu could strike, computer prodigy Amy Ramanujan neutralized the alien computer virus and saved the planet. Now, the Ne’ahtu are back and Dr. Ramanujan is trying to prevent them from another all-out invasion of Earth. Switching between towers (to launch various missiles and grenades) and face-to-face combat (to attack with machine guns), the player’s m... Read More »

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