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Venice opens 16th International Architecture Biennale

Mostra di Architettura di Venezia provides an opportunity for architects and designers to showcase new projects, arranged in different pavilions, each with different themes. The Biennale is currently held in the Giardini and the Arsenale, and around other venues in Venice.

'Fade Out - Fade In' opens on Broadway

Fade Out – Fade In is a musical with a book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and music by Jule Styne. The story involves the movie industry in the 1930s. It starred Carol Burnett, returning to the Broadway stage for the first time in four years.

'Dracula' by Bram Stoker is published

The Gothic horror novel introduced Count Dracula and established many conventions of subsequent vampire fantasy. Dracula was not an immediate bestseller when it was first published, although reviewers were unstinting in their praise. The novel has spawned numerous theatrical, film, and television interpretations.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1949

Pam Grier

born 1978

Laurence Fox

born 1956

Lisa Niemi