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euromaxx highlights

On this edition:

The Art of Start
An exhibition of opening credits of famous films profiles this art form. Often little masterpieces, they are the subject of an exhibition in Berlin that features three James Bond films (From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, Dr. No), Bunny Lake is Missing, Godard films like Contempt (1963), Black Edward's Pink Panther and Jim Sharman's Rocky Horror Picture Show. Our report features the best opening credits and expert opinions on this art form.

Cool Concerts
Chill out in the Ice Dome in an Italian ski resort. The organisers of a festival near Bolzano in northern Italy hold concerts in an ice dome on instruments that are made of ice, too. From 21 Feb til 1 March the Schnals Ice Music Festival is being held on the Schnals Valley Glacier near Bolzano. The ice dome is in a 15 metre-high natural ice cave . The concerts are spectacular, with the ice instruments lit up from inside.

Schwarzwald Hommage
The ancient Romans called it Silva Nigra -- the dark, or black forest. For centuries its picturesque landscape has lured travelers, artists and photographers from near and far.

Sale of the Century
The collection of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé under the hammer. Never before has a private auction raised so much money: the art collection of French fashion guru Yves Saint Laurent - who died last last June - and his lifelong partner Pierre Bergé. 373 million euros was the cumulative sum of 700 pieces of art and furniture that came under the hammer. 1200 bidders were registered and most of the proceeds will go to HIV research.

Hat Designer
Stephen Jones is considered the most renowned milliner in the world of fashion. He's creative and eccentric, and his designs play with different epochs, styles and cultures.

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