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Wednesday , November 21 2018


Popular Kuwaiti sawt singer Hamad Khalifa passes away at the age of 89

Late singer was known for his mastery of oud KUWAIT CITY, July 19, (KUNA): Kuwaiti popular sawt singer and performer Hamad Khalifa, considered one of the icons of traditional Kuwaiti music, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 89. The late singer was renowned for performing old folk songs …

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Hind Al-Baloushi ‘announces’ she will return to TV drama with a bang

Kuwaiti star disappointed with media KUWAIT CITY, July 17: Hind Al-Baloushi announced that she will return to TV drama with a bang since she has graduated from the Higher Institute of Artistic Criticism in Egypt with a master’s degree in artistic criticism, reports Al-Rai daily. Speaking to the daily, Al-Baloushi …

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‘Mamma Mia’ offers musical high

Streep’s spirit hovers over in sequel ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,’ the perfectly titled sequel to “Mamma Mia!” (it opens 10 years to the week after the first film), kicks off on a bubbly high. It’s 1979, and Donna, the free-spirited expatriate-on-a-Greek-island innkeeper played by Meryl Streep, is now …

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In ‘Blindspotting’, simmering tensions with a beat

Estrada’s film a buddy movie ‘Blindspotting,’ the directorial debut of Carlos Lopez Estrada, stalks the streets of Oakland with a heightened, spoken-word flow, passionately freestyling on race, police brutality and gentrification through a searing story about two friends: one black, one white. Though stylistically scattershot and often overstated, the funky …

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fusion fantastic My new album will be out in September, I decided to collaborate with my old mates from Guadeloupe and France in this album.  This album is about love and this is the first time I’ve done that. I put out ten songs covering different aspects of love from …

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Moore shocks Bruce Willis on Roast show

Terrific … very cool LOS ANGELES, July 16, (RTRS): As the focus of this year’s Comedy Central Roast, Bruce Willis was hit with repeated jabs about his age, his marriage, his Planet Hollywood business venture, his side music career and his recent string of less-than-spectacular films — and most of …

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Milk and Bone charts own path

‘We write music that is from the heart’ QUEBEC CITY, July 16, (Agencies): With smooth minimalist electro pop and lush vocal harmonies, Milk and Bone has found a growing audience while charting an unusual path for French Canadian artists — singing entirely in English. The Montreal duo of Camille Poliquin …

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Egypt’s ethnic group shows a new spirit

Nubians revive dream of homeland ASWAN, Egypt, July 15, (AP): Siham Othman was born decades after her grandparents were forced to evacuate from their homes on the banks of the Nile River along with tens of thousands of their fellow Nubians. But she has a lifelong bond with her ancestral …

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New Petty song debuts

Simon to mark touring retirement with album NEW YORK, July 15, (Agencies): Folk rock legend Paul Simon has announced an album with fresh takes on previously released songs as he prepares to retire from touring. The former half of Simon and Garfunkel, who pioneered world music fusion in the 1980s, …

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‘Dying to Survive’ a rare Chinese film

China’s ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ a hit SHANGHAI, July 15, (AFP): The screen portrayal of a cancer sufferer whose illegal import of foreign medicines into China spurred national policy changes has become a box-office smash as audiences flock to a rare Chinese film on a hot-button issue. “Dying to Survive” is …

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