November 20 agenda: Miguel de Cervantes literary prize

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Friday's selection: Spanish speaking literary prize awarded in Madrid, China's Terracotta Warriors shown in Washington DC, a design festival in Singapore, Motown's 50th anniversary, the second part of The Twilight Saga films released, among other events.

China's Terracotta Warriors
November 19, 2009 - March 31, 2010
Washington DC, USA

Fifteen of the 1,000 or more famous life-size terra cotta warriors, accidentally discovered in 1974 at the tomb of Qin Shi Huang, China's first known emperor. Previously shown at Santa Ana, California, in Atlanta and in Houston, and the British Museum, the travelling exhibit has sold more than 33,000 tickets already for the show. It includes soldiers, archers, acrobats and animals, and sets of artifacts including old armor, weapons and bronze vessels.

Motown celebrates its 50th anniversary
November 20-21
Detroit, USA

Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, the Temptations, and other headliners will perform at Motown's 50th anniversary in the event, titled 'Live It Again!' benefits the Motown Historical Museum in Detroit. Tributes will be presented to Motown's founder Berry Gordy, Jr. and his wife Ester Gordy Edwards, Michael Jackson and Levi Tubbs of the Four Tops, Smokey Robinson, one of the First Five, and other songwriters such as Brian Holland.

Singapore Design Festival
November 20-30

Themed "Design 2050: Possibilities for Tomorrow," the event - running November 20-30 - will for the first time open to the public via citywide Design Trails. The third Singapore Design festival will also be a special one because this year, it is hosting the ICSID World Design Congress.


Opening of the Air France A380 route between Paris and New York
November 20
Paris, France / New York, USA

On October 30, Air France became the first European carrier to add the 538-passenger Airbus A380 to its fleet, with its inaugural flight on November 20 set to ply the Paris-New York City route.


Premio Miguel de Cervantes
November 20

Madrid, Spain

Since 1976, the Premio Miguel de Cervantes has recognized the lifetime achievement of Spanish-language writers. The 2008 winner was Spanish novelist, journalist, and screenwriter Juan Marsé. Winners receive a monetary award of €125,000 from the Ministry of Culture of Spain.


F.C. Gundlach. The Photographic Work
November 20 - March 14
Berlin, Germany

F.C. Gundlach, who built a reputation between the 1950s and 1990s for his fashion but also his travel and portrait photography, will be honored in a new retrospective at Berlin's Martin-Gropius-Bau.


FILM RELEASE: 'The Twilight Saga: New Moon'
November 20

The second installment of The Twilight Saga films (based on the fantasy romance series by American author Stephenie Meyer), New Moon, deals with the bittersweet experience of losing true love. Featuring werewolves, vampires and unrequited teenage love, New Moon is a unique take on young love lost.