“Tree of Life” Wins Top Award at Cannes; Joseph Brooks Found Dead in Apparent Suicide

May 23, 2011

US actress Kirsten Dunst poses during a photocall after being awarded with the Prix d'Interpretation Feminine (best actress) at the 64th Cannes Film Festival on May 22, 2011 in Cannes. (FRED DUFOUR/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

Service: More than 1,300 museums across the country are set to offer free admission to active duty military personnel and their families this summer in a program sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. (Washington Post)

Winners: The Cannes Film Festival awarded its top prize to “’The Tree of Life,” a film by Terrence Malick. Kirsten Dunst took home the female acting prize. (New York Times)

Tip of the Hat: The Philip Treacy hat worn by Princess Beatrice to the Royal Wedding last month has sold for more than $130,000 dollars in an online auction benefitting children’s charities. (CNN)

Fundrasiers: Janet Jackson, Bill Clinton and Brooke Shields were among the many celebrity guests at Vienna’s Life Ball on Saturday, an international fundraiser for people with HIV and AIDS. (AP)

Deaths: Academy Award-winning composer Joseph Brooks, 73, was found dead at his New York City apartment in an apparent suicide. Brooks faced sexual-assault charges and eleven counts of rape. (New York Magazine)

Pirate’s Booty: “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” the fourth film in the series, grossed $346.4 million in worldwide ticket sales. (New York Times)

Moving Out: The New York City Opera plans to move out of Lincoln Center and perform in various places around New York. (New York Times)

Katherine Boyle reports on arts, museums and culture for the Style section.
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