Wednesday , January 24 2018

Entertainment

Shankar’s refugee album wins nod – Indonesian child prodigy again up for Grammy

NEW YORK, Dec 7, (Agencies): Sitarist Anoushka Shankar was nominated for a Grammy Award on Tuesday for her album inspired by the global refugee crisis, vying with veteran winners in the world music category. “Land of Gold,” which features rapper M.I.A. and spoken word by actress Vanessa Redgrave, is in …

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Douglas at 100, still ‘in love’ with Anne – Five must-see movies

LOS ANGELES, Dec 7, (AFP): Kirk Douglas, whose illustrious career has taken in some of cinema’s landmark roles, turns 100 on Friday — attributing his remarkable longevity to his “wonderful marriage” of more than six decades. The iconic actor revealed in a special essay to mark the milestone that his …

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Women-related films dominate Arabian Nights section – Garde-Mroueh discusses core section of DIFF

LOS ANGELES, Dec 7, (RTRS): Former photographer Delphine Garde-Mroueh, who was born and raised in France, programs the Arabian Nights section at the Dubai Film Festival, where she also oversees program administration at large. She spoke about this year’s selection and what makes this core section of the fest stand …

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‘Moonlight’, ‘La La’ separate from award season pack – Vanessa Redgrave makes directing debut with refugee film

NEW YORK, Dec 6, (Agencies): In Hollywood’s early but rapidly solidifying awards season, two films — radically different in tone and tune — have separated themselves from the pack: “Moonlight” and “La La Land.” “Moonlight,” Barry Jenkins’ lyrical coming-of-age tale, added to its already hefty haul on Sunday, taking best …

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France bets on Bollywood – Picture postcard scenes of France in Befikre

NEW DELHI, Dec 6, (Agencies): As France contends with a drop in tourist numbers following a series of deadly attacks, the government is hoping that a new Bollywood romantic comedy can help it lure Indian visitors. From the golden beaches of the Cote D’Azur to the roof of the Paris …

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Adele, Beyonce lead Grammy noms – Diva duel at the 59th annual Grammy Awards

LOS ANGELES, Dec 6, (RTRS): It will be a diva duel at the 59th annual Grammy Awards: Hip-hop queen Beyonce is headed for a face-off with British pop superstar Adele in three of the four top categories. Meghan Trainor, the 2016 best new artist recipient, announced nominations in the four …

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Bittersweet gala honors Pacino, Eagles, Taylor – Obama bids farewell, for now, to art world at Kennedy Center Honors

WASHINGTON, Dec 5, (Agencies): Al Pacino, The Eagles, James Taylor, gospel and blues singer Mavis Staples and Argentine pianist Martha Argerich were celebrated Sunday for their lifetime achievements at the last major arts gala attended by US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle. It was a bittersweet moment, with …

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‘Honey’ tops British Independent Film Awards – ‘Moonlight’ wins best international movie

LOS ANGELES, Dec 5, (RTRS): Andrea Arnold’s new-age road movie “American Honey” triumphed at the British Independent Film Awards Sunday. It won four awards, including best British independent film. Arnold took the director prize for her movie, which Variety’s reviewer described as “part dreamy millennial picaresque, part distorted tapestry of …

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‘Rizzia’ revisits classic ‘Casablanca’ – Ayouch says film a tribute to Moroccan city

LOS ANGELES, Dec 5, (RTRS): Nabil Ayouch is Morocco’s best-known filmmaker, having directed international hits such as “Ali Zaoua: Prince of the Streets” (2000), “Whatever Lola Wants” (2007), “Horses” (2012). Over recent years he has played a key role in developing the nascent Moroccan film industry including the production of …

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Gems of thousand years – Yusuf to unveil ‘Barakah’

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 4: Sami Yusuf hopes to unveil hidden gems of the past thousand years of tradition with his new album, Barakah, he told the Arab Times, ahead of his performance at the Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Centre on Sunday evening. With eight studio albums that have sold 34 …

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