Madonna has announced plans to auction off a masterpiece painting "Three Women at the Red Table" that she's owned for over 20 years. She says she's doing it to raise money to support girls' education in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Many world leaders attended the funeral of President Hugo Chavez. Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was one of them. Mohammed Manzapour of the BBC's Persian Service said Venezuelans view his presence according to their political affiliation.
This Saturday will mark the end of an era in France when the Minitel wil be switched off. The Minitel was a groundbreaking home electronic terminal, created in 1982, almost a decade before the commercialization of the Internet.
New York's Metropolitan Opera just ended its first run of a brand new "Ring" cycle. Several years ago, the Met asked visionary playwright and theater director Robert Lepage to produce Wagner's epic four-part "Ring of the Nibelungen."
Today's answer is Roquefort, a village in southwestern France that's been producing "the king of cheeses" for centuries. The price in the US has gone up quite a bit lately. That's because the Bush administration hiked the import duty on this French cheese during its final days. The World's Adeline Sire has the story.
Male harpists are a rare breed. And male JAZZ harpists even more so. The World's Adeline Sire tells us that the latest album from Colombian musician Edmar Castaneda is making its mark in the world of jazz.
Charlotte Gainsbourg has been defining her own path as an actress and singer. she's come out with a new album. The album is called IRM French for MRI As The World's Adeline Sire explains, it deals with a frightening time in Gainsbourg's life.
A new opera will premiere in Boston on Friday. It's based on the ancient Chinese legend that has never been brought to a Western audience. Sung in English with projected English and Chinese titles. The World's Adeline Sire has more.
The Kronos Quartet is known for its wild, wide-ranging collaborations. The latest one took the San Francisco string quartet on a trip of sorts to Central Asia. The World's Adeline Sire recently caught up with Kronos's artistic director David Harrington.