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France remembers Piaf, Cocteau

PARIS, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- France commemorated the 40th anniversaries of the death of singer Edith Piaf and writer Jean Cocteau, the BBC reported Sunday.

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Today is Saturday, July 5, the 186th day of 2003 with 179 to follow.
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Feature: Mysteries of the faith

NEW YORK, June 19 (UPI) -- Today in the United States we have more than enough angst to go around: The Iraq war, terrorism, the bleak clouds of 9/11 still hover heavy over us. At such tim
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Nijinsky remembered with dance exhibit

NEW YORK, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- It has been more than 80 years since Vaslav Nijinsky danced in public, but a major exhibition of memorabilia illustrating the career of the greatest male ballet dancer of the 20th century attests to the evergreen fascination of the Nijinsky legend.
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1930s fashions inspires exhibit

NEW YORK, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- The fashions of Paris-based society hedonists who danced with the Duke and Duchess of Windsor to the brink of World War II are the subject of a fascinating exhi
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

Think tanks wrap-up

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering brief opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think ta

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Today is Friday, July 5, the 186th day of 2002 with 179 to follow.
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Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau (5 July 1889 – 11 October 1963) was a French poet, novelist, dramatist, designer, boxing manager, playwright, artist and filmmaker. Along with other Surrealists of his generation (Jean Anouilh and René Char for example) Cocteau grappled with the "algebra" of verbal codes old and new, mise en scène language and technologies of modernism to create a paradox: a classical avant-garde. His circle of associates, friends and lovers included Pablo Picasso, Jean Marais, Henri Bernstein, Édith Piaf, whom he cast in one of his one act plays entitled Le Bel Indifferent in 1940, and Raymond Radiguet.

His work was played out in the theatrical world of the Grands Theatres, the Boulevards and beyond during the Parisian epoque he both lived through and helped define and create. His versatile, unconventional approach and enormous output brought him international acclaim.

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