Friday , November 17 2017

Entertainment

Philippine ‘Portrait’ musical drama – ‘Sveta’ disturbing, compelling social horror movie

A stirring musical drama set on the eve of World War II in Manila and centered on the cash-strapped spinster daughters of a famous old painter, “The Portrait” proves a handsomely produced big-screen adaptation of Nick Joaquin’s revered play “A Portrait of the Artist as a Filipino,” featuring classy melodrama and …

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4 Gulf talents vie for IWC award – Cate Blanchett to select the winner at DIFF

DUBAI, Oct 31: The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) and Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen, ‘Supporting’ Sponsor and Official ‘Festival-Time’ Partner of DIFF, have revealed a shortlist of talented Gulf filmmakers for the sixth IWC Filmmaker Award. The award will be presented during the 14th edition of DIFF, which …

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Dubai fest champions building writing talent with YJA – Winner will secure internship at Gulf News

DUBAI, Oct 31: The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) has announced the return of the Young Journalist Award (YJA) for a 10th year. Open to promising young writers from across the UAE, the YJA provides eight handpicked, ambitious applicants the opportunity to gain first-hand industry experience working on the ground …

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Star-studded lineup marks Kristofferson – Horan scores 1st No. 1 album

Various Artists, “The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson” (Blackbird) A star-studded lineup — including Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell and Lady Antebellum — performs a live tribute to one of country music’s transformative singer-songwriters. Though he’s scored hits on his own, Kristofferson’s greatest achievements have been as a …

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DIFF brings ‘Cinema of the World’ – Dubai fest to take audiences on cinematic journey

DUBAI, Oct 30: The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) has revealed the first titles that will form part of its ‘Cinema of the World’ programme. Bringing a variety of films and genres from around the world, the programme is set to take audiences on a cinematic journey of unique perspectives …

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‘Marshall’ movie faithful to facts – Biopic scores with those who knew late justice

WASHINGTON, Oct 30, (AP): Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall’s widow, Cecilia, has seen two showings of the new movie “Marshall” about her late husband. She liked it, but had one observation about actor Chadwick Boseman, who plays the civil rights pioneer and legal giant. “He’s a very good-looking man, but …

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‘PPAP’ singer to serenade Trump

TOKYO, Oct 30, (AFP): US President Donald Trump will be serenaded with a bizarre hit song about a “pen-pineapple-apple-pen” on his visit to Japan next week. Japan will roll out wacky crooner Pikotaro — whose 45-second “PPAP” ditty went viral last year after being shared by pop star Justin Bieber …

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Daring geometry, innovative design – Architecture, Brazil

Eduardo Pires Ferreira presented a fascinating overview of the architecture of Brazil, providing a historical introduction to the built form, from its colonial, baroque, neoclassical and eclectic periods to its evolution into modernism and contemporary architecture, at a lecture held at the Yarmouk Cultural Centre on Tuesday evening, in cooperation …

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Leonard Bernstein keeps star billing century after birth – Dramatic on-stage, bold off-stage

NEW YORK, Oct 29, (AFP): Decades after his death, Leonard Bernstein may still be the most identifiable conductor in the public imagination — dramatic on-stage, bold off-stage and succeeding unlike so many others in making classical music accessible. But although Bernstein hardly needs rescue from obscurity, the breadth of his …

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Expo seeks to unveil Mata Hari mystery – Legal ballet to end New York prohibition on dancing

LEEUWARDEN, Netherlands, Oct 29, (AFP): She scandalised society by dancing almost naked when women still wore corsets and their dresses long. Yet a century after her death, Mata Hari remains veiled in mystery. Now a Dutch museum in the Friesian town of her birth is seeking to shed new light …

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