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George Michael coin unveiled by the Royal Mint

Late British singer-songwriter George Michael is being honored with a personalized collectible coin.

Britain's Royal Mint said on Feb. 26 the new coin, which depicts Michael wearing his trademark sunglasses, pays tribute to the music star's 1987 hit solo single "Faith."

Officially approved by Michael's estate, it was designed by artist and sculptor Sandra Deiana.

France’s music hotspots, boosted by Brad Pitt

They are little corners of French paradise that draw British and American rock stars to record their masterpieces with a little help from Brad Pitt.

France has long had its share of famous music studios that have attracted not just local talent, but foreign bands hoping some of the country's artistic heritage will rub off on them.

Menswear regains its muscle at Paris Fashion Week

Menswear proved to be in reinvigorated form as Paris Fashion Week ended on June 26 with spectacle, innovation and the return of big-name designers to the catwalk.

The week concluded with the surprising return of fabled French designer Hedi Slimane, formerly of Dior and Saint Laurent and now with Celine. Two years ago, he had announced he was done with the official fashion calendar.

Bowie doc blasts off at film fest

A high-octane documentary on David Bowie has delighted fans at the Cannes Film Festival which is having a vintage year for music lovers.

"Moonage Daydream" by American documentary maker Brett Morgen is a tour de force through the daring creativity of the pop icon who influenced rock music like few others.

Bowie painting from donation bin up for auction

A painting by British pop icon David Bowie recently discovered at a Canadian store that resells donated goods had frantic bidders lining up on June 15 for a chance to own it.

The computer and acrylic collage on canvas is part of the so-called D Head series of portraits of the Ziggy Stardust rocker himself, his friends and others that he painted between 1995 and 1997.