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...whimsical movies "Amelie" and "A Very Long Engagement," has been named a knight in France's Legion of Honor. Culture Minister Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres praised Jeunet on Wednesday as "an atypical, unusual filmmaker, who created more than...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/06/16/ent_85510.shtml
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Jerry Lewis gets Legion of Honor medal

...virtual slapstick routine. Lewis, who bucked formality by wearing slippers to the ceremony, clowned around with Culture Minister Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres - yawning, checking his watch and even pretending to fall asleep during Donnedieu's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/03/17/ent_70513.shtml
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Louvre to create Islamic art wing

...of water. At 43,000 square feet, the wing will quadruple the existing space for the Islamic art collection, Culture Minister Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres said Tuesday, in outlining plans for the project, which is slated for completion in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/07/29/art_459879.shtml
Arts
Europeans to counter Google digital library

...increasing concern, I think, that something not registered on the Net will not be seen as existing," Hungarian Culture Minister Andras Bozoki said in an interview during a European culture forum this week in Paris. A European project would...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/05/09/liv_452613.shtml
Life & style
Theft of national treasure "The Scream" stuns Norway

...widely expected to demand a ransom. "It can only be with horror that you react to something like this," Deputy Culture Minister Yngve Slettholm said by telephone, also expressing shock over what he said was Norway's first armed art theft...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/08/24/art_426219.shtml
Arts
Theft of national treasure "The Scream" stuns Norway

...widely expected to demand a ransom. "It can only be with horror that you react to something like this," Deputy Culture Minister Yngve Slettholm said by telephone, also expressing shock over what he said was Norway's first armed art theft...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/08/24/art_426309.shtml
Arts
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...heavily favored - and all-white - basketball powerhouse 72-65. COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- Brazilian singer and Culture Minister Gilberto Gil will act as a goodwill ambassador for the Hans Christian Andersen bicentennial in 2005. Gil, 62...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/06/ent_421229.shtml
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Overtime

...for Sydney in 2004. "The first bet is for us to be ready. The second bet is to fill the stadiums," the deputy culture minister, Fani Palli-Petralia, was quoted by the Apoyevmatini newspaper. "The success of the games depends on full stadiums...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/06/20/oth_419615.shtml
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...Scotland it will tour through Europe, Asia and North America. Another exhibition will remain in Copenhagen, Danish Culture Minister Brian Mikkelsen said as he unveiled the H.C. Andersen Fairy Tale House, which opens June 1. The permanent 4...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/27/ent_416889.shtml
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With IOC inspectors in town, roof arch begins slow glide at Athens Olympic stadium

...Today we won the first bet. The big bet is left: To prove we can do unique and safe Olympic Games," said Deputy Culture Minister Fani Palli-Petralia, who broke a bottle of wine on the structure before it started inching toward its permanent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/11/oly_415289.shtml
Olympics