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Vérité came onto the scene in July with her alternative pop, of which we can expect more in the coming months. New York City dweller Vérité emerged with debut single "Strange Enough," which was met with praise among critics, and recently release follow-up track "Weekend." "Vérité's undeniably pure, Jessie Ware-like vocals swirl into your heart awakening you in the dead of night as the chorus hits every nerve ending in your body with its lucidness," wrote Oblivious Pop of "Strange Enough," which When the Gramophone Rings called "flawlessly poppy and in your face (in the most gentle of ways)." Hearty Vibes said new track "Weekend" "really shows off Vérité's talent through her impressive vocals overlapping the crisp, alternative pop backing, and All Things Go called it "a sophomore offering brimming with so much pop majesty we'd be surprised if she didn't have an album's worth of gems locked and loaded."
Contemporary Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei's work is to go on show as the launch exhibition of the Blenheim Art Foundation in London. Opening at Blenheim Palace this fall, the exhibition will showcase more than 50 artworks by Ai Weiwei produced over the last 30 years in the artist's most extensive UK exhibition ever. The show will cover the breadth of Weiwei's career, spanning the early photography dating from his New York period in the 1980s through to new works conceived in China specifically for the exhibition. A renowned social activist, Weiwei has not been able to leave China since 2011 for political reasons, resulting in his working with the Blenheim Art Foundation team from a distance on 3D plans and models of the site and grounds.
India on Thursday began work to restore the dilapidated house where "Animal Farm" and "1984" author George Orwell was born and turn it into a museum. Englishman Orwell was born Eric Arthur Blair on June 25, 1903 in Motihari, a tiny town in the impoverished eastern Indian state of Bihar, near the border with Nepal. His father, Richard W. Blair, worked at the time as an agent in the opium department of the Indian Civil Service during the height of British rule over the subcontinent.
Spanish tenor Placido Domingo presented Tuesday the latest edition of Operalia, a competition he described as the "Olympics of the opera". The contest showcasing young opera stars was founded in 1993, and this year 40 singers from 17 countries including the United States, Russia and China are taking part.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Past the graffiti-covered overpass and subway tracks, in a slum penned in by high-rises, 8-year-old Gabriela Aparecida fixes her curly hair into a bun as she waits for a ride to her new favorite activity: ballet. Peeling back the tarp over the doorway, the skinny girl reaches out into the dirt alleyway to hug the church volunteer arriving to take her to dance class.
Jonathan Mann, the musician who created the Mario Opera nearly a decade ago, has put the rock opera's first act on YouTube as part of a retrospective on the show. First performed over four nights in May 2005, the Mario Opera was Mann's tribute to Donkey Kong/Super Mario Bros. creator Shigeru Miyamoto, whom Mann calls a creative role model and personal inspiration. The Mario Opera returned for a single night in August 2013.