Thursday , April 19 2018

Entertainment

‘Unique talent’ wins world praise – From Palestinian refugee camp to int’l boutiques

JERASH CAMP, Jordan, Nov 27, (AFP): In a small workshop in a Palestinian refugee camp in Jordan, Halima al-Ankassuri embroiders traditional patterns onto a blue shawl, destined for sale in an upmarket Paris, London or Dubai boutique. The 54-year-old mother of seven describes her work as “modern products with shimmering …

Read More »

How Genie made audience ‘laugh’ – Aladdin turns 25

LOS ANGELES, Nov 27, (RTRS): Before Disney’s animated blockbuster “Aladdin” had its premiere in Japan, directors Ron Clements and John Musker were told not to worry if the audience didn’t laugh. And it wasn’t because the Japanese performer who dubbed Robin Williams’ shape-shifting Genie didn’t capture the actor’s brilliant off-the-wall …

Read More »

‘Bold’ rules Golden Horse Awards – Hong Kong actor Kara Wai bags best actress gong

TAIPEI, Nov 26, (Agencies): Taiwanese director Yang Ya-che’s thriller “The Bold, the Corrupt, and the Beautiful” dominated the Golden Horse Awards, dubbed the Chinese “Oscars”, winning the coveted best film and two acting awards on Saturday. The chilling drama about a wealthy family entangled in deadly political and business intrigues …

Read More »

Preserved for 168 yrs, Chopin’s heart gives up its secrets – ‘Cause of music genius’ death still debatable’

WARSAW, Nov 26, (AFP): The heart of Frederic Chopin, among the world’s most cherished musical virtuosos, may finally have given up the cause of his untimely death. The prolific 19th-century Polish-French pianist and composer died at the age of 39, of what had long been believed to be tuberculosis (TB). …

Read More »

‘Pak toughest woman’ tale in Oscar race – Armenia’s Oscars submission imagines a world without war

QAZI AHMED, Pakistan, Nov 25, (Agencies): As 200 armed men surrounded their house on a hot August night in 2005, Nazo Dharejo and her sisters grabbed their Kalashnikov and puny stock of ammunition and climbed to the roof. The gunfight which followed earned her the moniker “Pakistan’s toughest woman”, and …

Read More »

Russian dancer challenges tradition – Ballet in new ‘Context’

MOSCOW, Nov 25, (AP): It’s an uphill battle trying to promote contemporary dance in a country which prides itself on keeping its trademark ballets intact for a century. But acclaimed dancer Diana Vishneva is no stranger to taking risks. Throughout her career on both sides of the Atlantic, Vishneva, a …

Read More »

Lebanon arrests actor Ziad Itani

BEIRUT, Nov 25, (AFP): Lebanese authorities arrested prominent writer and actor Ziad Itani on Friday on charges of “collaborating” with Israel and gathering information on political figures, judicial sources said. Itani was detained “after several months of monitoring, follow-up and investigations within and outside” Lebanon, said the State Security Directorate …

Read More »

Ajyal fest to pay tribute to Kuwaiti legend Abdulredha – ‘Last Jedi’ to close Dubai Film Festival

DOHA, Qatar, Nov 22, (Agencies): Following the presentation of a posthumous honorary award to the late acting legend Abdulhussain Abdulredha, Ajyal Youth Film Festival presented by the Doha Film Institute will launch “Made in Kuwait” programme. In fitting celebration of Abdulredha’s illustrious career, who charmed millions with his inimitable acting …

Read More »

Kuwaiti performance grabs golden prize in Jordanian Theater Festival

A Kuwaiti theatrical performance Atsah has won the golden prize at the 24th Jordanian Theater Festival concluded in Amman Tuesday. In at a glitzy award ceremony, the prize was handed over to Kuwait’s National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL) Assistant Secretary General and Head of the Kuwaiti delegation …

Read More »

Sia cute and touching on ‘Everyday’ – Get in holiday mood with Smokey, Stefani and Fantasia

Here’s a collection of holiday albums reviewed by The Associated Press. Fantasia, “Christmas After Midnight” (Concord Records) With the barely-there red dress she’s wearing on the cover, the come-hither pose on the back and the suggestive title, one might think Fantasia’s first Christmas album is something to be played after …

Read More »
Translate »