October 6 agenda: the Man Booker Prize

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Tuesday's selection: the British Commonwealth's Man Booker literary prize is announced in England, the Nobel laureates for this year's Nobel Prize for Physics are revealed in Sweden, China puts on a Puccini production as part of its 60th anniversary celebrations, Warhol portraits are displayed in Greece, and more.

 

Nobel Prize for Physics 
October 6
Stockholm/Sweden

The second in a week of Nobel announcements, this year's Nobel Prize for Physics will be announced from Stockholm, Sweden on October 6. Last year's award was split between American physicist Yoichiro Nambu and Japanese researchers Makoto Kobayashi and Toshihide Maskawa.
nobelprize.org/

Leonardo da Vinci and the Art of Sculpture
Atlanta, Georgia/USA
October 6 - February 21

The first exhibition to explore Leonardo da Vinci's profound influence on Renaissance sculpture is opening at the High Museum of Art. The exhibition features over 50 works, including more than 25 sketches and studies by Leonardo da Vinci, some of which will be on view in the United States for the first time.
www.high.org

Man Booker Prize
London/England
October 6

One of the most important literary awards in the world, the 50,000 pound (55, 000 euro) award will be handed out to one of five short-listed authors in Guildhall in London, England on October 6. This year's finalists include The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt, Summertime by J.M. Coetzee, The Quickening Maze by Adam Foulds, Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel, The Glass Room by Simon Mawer and The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters.
www.themanbookerprize.com

Turner Prize 2009 exhibit
London/England
October 6 - January 3

The work of the shortlisted nominees for the Turner Prize, awarded to a British artist under 50, will be on display at the Tate Britain in London from October 6. This year's shortlisted artists are Enrico David, Roger Hiorns, Lucy Skaer and Richard Wright. Winner will be announced on December 7.
www.tate.org.uk

Zhang Yimou stages 'Turandot' for China's 60th
October 6-7
Beijing/China

Famed film director Zhang Yimou brings his staging of Puccini's opera Turandot to the scene of one of his finest hours - the opening ceremony of last year's Olympic Games - as part of Beijing's celebrations to mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic.
en.piao.com.cn

Warhol/Icon: The Creation of Image
Athens/Greece
October 6-January 10

The Byzantine & Christian Museum of Athens presents an exhibition bringing together key portraits by Andy Warhol from his entire career, providing a telling critique of the modern obsession with fame, in the museum offering the world's greatest collection of Byzantine icons.
www.warhol-icon.com

International CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment
San Diego, California/USA
October 6-9

The Fall edition of the international CTIA show focuses on wireless media applications for mobile business and emerging mobile entertainment technology. Over 15,000 professionals and 250 exhibitors are expected to attend this year's event.
www.wirelessit.com

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