Category Archives: Arts

Cirque du Soleil creditors oppose recovery strategy proposed by owners

MONTREAL — Cirque du Soleil creditors who are unhappy with its recovery plan will oppose the purchase agreement between the entertainment company and its current shareholders, which they claim is "doomed to fail." A group of 13 institutions, including ...

Cirque du Soleil files for creditor protection, terminates 3,480 jobs

MONTREAL — The Cirque du Soleil, whose aerobatic shows have been halted by COVID-19, has filed for creditor protection while it develops a plan to restart its business. The company says it will seek court protection from creditors under the Companies'

Auction of contested African artifacts going ahead in Paris

PARIS — A Nigerian commission has called for the cancellation of Monday's auction in Paris of sacred Nigerian statues that it alleges were stolen. Christie’s auction house has defended the sale, saying the artworks were legitimately acquired and the sa...

Back to grindstone for ‘Mona Lisa’ at post-lockdown Louvre

PARIS — The “Mona Lisa” found herself all alone. The coronavirus had emptied her room at the Louvre Museum of its usual throngs of admirers. In a silence worthy of a cathedral, she could gaze undisturbed at the huge canvas on