Italian singer Loredana Berte, left, embraces U.S. singer Macy ...
Feb 17th, 2012
(AP) - Italian singer Loredana Berte, left, embraces U.S. singer Macy Gray on stage during the 62nd edition of the Sanremo Song Festival, in Sanremo, Italy, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno) -
By Alexandria Sage CANNES (Reuters) - Paolo Sorrentino's "The Great Beauty," a nostalgic, melancholic ode to the eternal city Rome, is one of several films that touch on the unraveling of contemporary Italy in official selection at the Cannes film festival this year. Also competing for the prestigious Palme d'Or award to be hand... [Full Article]
PARIS (Reuters) - French singer and songwriter Georges Moustaki, beloved in France for his songs celebrating liberty and collaborations with Edith Piaf, died on Thursday after a long illness. He was 79. The Greek-born singer grew up in Alexandria, Egypt, and arrived in Paris in 1951, where he began to play guitar at nightclubs and met some of the p... [Full Article]
By Phil Wahba (Reuters) - Macy's Inc reported higher first-quarter profit and sales on Wednesday as it won market share from rival department stores. Its shares were up 2.8 percent to $48.72 in early-afternoon trading, hitting a record high. The retailer, which operates the Macy's and high-end Bloomingdale's chains, said comparable s... [Full Article]