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Paisley Park, Prince's state-of-the-art studio complex that held a mythic status for fans who entered it during the pop legend's life, will open to the public as a museum. The "Purple Rain" star's estate said it was teaming up for the project with the company behind Graceland, Elvis Presley's home-turned-museum in Memphis that draws more than 600,000 visitors a year. The 55,000-square-foot (5,000-square-meter) complex will open for tours on October 6, one week before fans descend on Prince's Minnesota hometown of Minneapolis for a memorial tribute concert at the new US Bank Arena.
Prince fans will be able to tour the late singer's Paisley Park starting in the fall, reports Minnesota TV station Kare 11. The famed recording studio will be turned into a museum and made available for public tours on October 6, per the request of the singer. Prince's sister Tyka Nelson said that the singer had always wanted to open Paisley Park and that only a few hundred people had had the rare opportunity to visit the estate.
A satirical cartoon depicting a celebrity in Ghana schooling a British diplomat on how to speak pidgin English won laughter and praise from the crowd at a street festival in Accra. The cartoon lampoons British High Commissioner to Ghana Jon Benjamin who back in April sent a tweet criticising television star Nana Anamoah's grammar, sparking a heated debate on the West African country's colonial past. Contemporary artist Bright Ackwerh immortalised the inane moment with his signature style that recalls Mad Magazine's portraits.
TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Legions of insects, sea creatures and ancient fossils are lining up in a new museum shaped liked a giant Noah's Ark, telling the story of a crucial evolutionary byway across Israel. Experts say all humans and other animals had to pass through Israel on their first journey out of Africa into Europe and Asia. Around five million specimens will go on show from next year in the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History, based on Tel Aviv University campus and named after its main backer, U.S. financier Michael Steinhardt. (Reporting by Ari Rabinovitch; Editing by Andrew Heavens)
By Alessandro Bianchi ZEVIO, Italy (Reuters) - Luigi Lineri's home workshop is covered in stones -- tens of thousands of them. Lineri has built his vast collection over the last 50 years, making his finds along the Adige river, near Verona in northern Italy. "I haven't counted them and don't intend to do so but the quantity is significant," Lineri said.
The popularity of ramen has led the owners of Kizuki to announce plans to create a mini-ramen museum inside their Wicker Park restaurant. The displays will include a live-video feed of a street in Tokyo, a 3D map of Japan showing regional differences in noodles, toppings and broth. This gimmick is hardly the first ramen museum in the world. Eighteen years ago, the Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum opened in Japan, claiming to be the first "interactive food theme park" in the world.
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Earlier this year, an artist by the name of Lesley Johnson was hired by the unstoppable Major Food Group to create some artwork for the forthcoming Williamsburg location of Parm. Major Food CFO Seth Gittlitz allegedly offered her $10 for the copyright, plus an elevating agreement that might eventually be worth $40,000.
At first, it looks like smoke billowing from a high-rise. This Olympic-sized trompe l'oeil is the work of French art photographer JR, who is famous for plastering huge black-and-white photographs onto street scenes around the world. "It's like taking the city as a playground... and having sculptures jumping off the buildings,” JR told AFP.
Acclaimed chef Corey Lee debuted his newest project in June inside the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and there couldn’t be a more appropriate setting: As Lee told the Wall Street Journal, "I want to do something that best represents what a museum does. While the chef is known for serving wildly creative, intricate (and expensive) tasting menu fare at his Michelin-starred restaurant Benu, he’s taken a very different approach at In Situ: He’s replicating dishes from some of the world’s best-known chefs, from David Chang to René Redzepi. Shamelessly ripping off other restaurant’s dishes may seem like a head-scratching concept for a restaurant, but Lee attributes each dish to its creator on the menu, and even traveled around the globe to visit or otherwise corresponded with each chef in order to properly replicate their food.
A boat-shaped hulk of steel and glass at the foot of the world's tallest tower, Dubai's new opera house is set to boost the cultural life of the Gulf's business hub. Workers are putting the final touches on the venue, a short walk from the 828-metre (2,700-foot) Burj Khalifa, as it prepares to host Spanish tenor Placido Domingo at an opening gala on August 31. While Dubai has a reputation for grand construction projects, it has not had a landmark venue for performing arts -- until now.
The Sydney Opera House is set to undergo a multi-million-dollar overhaul, with an emphasis on improving its acoustics, once described as worse than an aircraft hangar, officials said Thursday. The Aus$247 million (US$190 million) revamp is the biggest since Australia's most recognisable building opened in 1973 and includes other upgrades to the main concert hall and the foyer, along with a new function centre. Describing the landmark as a "symbol of modern Australia", New South Wales state deputy Premier Troy Grant said the renovations were necessary to help the Opera House -- the country's busiest performing arts centre -- meet demand.
Australia on Thursday unveiled plans for the largest renovations to the Sydney Opera House since its opening in 1973, with more than A$200 million ($154 million) earmarked to update the UNESCO world heritage-listed site. It draws more than 8 million visitors a year, bringing A$775 million into the coffers of the state of New South Wales, Deloitte Access Economics said in 2013, but gets low scores from critics and musicians for its acoustics. The renovations, which kick off next year and wrap up in 2020, will focus on improving the acoustics and accessibility, and convert unused offices into a family-friendly Creative Learning Centre, the Opera House said in a statement.