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Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.

Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.

Portrait artist Dick Zimmerman takes your questions

March 4th, 2011
05:37 PM ET
Zimmerman’s portrait of John Travolta & Kelly Preston
Zimmerman’s portrait of John Travolta & Kelly Preston

Renowned portrait artist Dick Zimmerman has painted the world’s biggest names – from Michael Jackson to Salvador Dali to Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

He even literally gave Michael Jackson the suit off his back for what later became the iconic cover of the smash hit album Thriller.

Zimmerman works out of his studios in Tampa, Florida and Los Angeles, and has been creating portraits for nearly four decades.

Described as one of the most well-known portrait artists of the 20th century, Zimmerman says his work “captures the subtleties of the soul”.

What do you want to ask Dick Zimmerman? Leave your questions below, and remember to say where you are writing in from.

Future Connector – Maria Sharapova

March 4th, 2011
12:43 PM ET

Maria Sharapova knows how to win grand slams and win over her fans. She’s won Wimbledon, the Australian Open and U.S. Open and spent several weeks at number 1.

The 23-year-old has  worked her way back up the rankings to number 18 after being sidelined by a shoulder injury.  Sharapova’s photos can be found on the covers of many women’s fashion magazines.

In 2008, the tennis star was named the world’s highest paid female athlete by Forbes. Sharapova is the most followed female athlete on Facebook, where she has 3.85 million fans.

The tennis champion is a fan of social media and likes the ability to interact with her fans.

Now is your chance to ask the Russian superstar your questions. Please list them below and don’t forget to tell us where you are from.