Friday , January 19 2018


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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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‘Coco’ a universal story of love – Pixar journeys to Mexico and beyond the grave in new film

At first, Disney-Pixar’s latest, “Coco,” sounds a lot like the 2014 Fox film “The Book of Life.” Both are animated features steeped in the aesthetics and customs of Day of the Dead: the Mexican tradition of creating elaborate altars, painted skulls and paths of marigolds to welcome the spirits of …

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McGraw, Hill hit new peak – Couple find harmony on first duets

NASHVILLE, Tenn, Nov 21, (AP): In a scene from their Showtime documentary, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are rehearsing for their elaborate Soul2Soul tour, one of the biggest tours of their careers. Hill is on top of the stage singing “Devil Calling Me Back,” while McGraw is at the bottom …

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‘Cries From Syria’, ‘Jane’ among PGA feature docu nominees – New York Women in Film & TV to honor Dern, Light, others

LOS ANGELES, Nov 21, (Agencies): The Producers Guild of America has nominated seven films for its top documentary award — “Chasing Coral,” “City of Ghosts,” “Cries From Syria,” “Earth: One Amazing Day,” “Jane,” “Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower” and “The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee.” The winner will …

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Artists find their voice in Turkey’s ‘difficult’ climate – ‘We’ve tried to find new language to deal with current context’

ISTANBUL, Nov 20, (AFP): A mute Syrian boy, using just body movements, gives a harrowing description of life under the Islamic State group in Syria. A crowd gathers of passionate anti-establishment protesters. And a galaxy of white ceramic CCTV cameras keeps a Big Brother-like watch over a city. These are …

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AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young dies – Fashion giant Azzedine Alaia dead at 77

NEW YORK, Nov 19, (Agencies): Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the bawdy hard rock band AC/DC who helped create such head-banging anthems as “Highway to Hell,” “Hells Bells” and “Back in Black,” has died. He was 64. AC/DC announced the death Saturday on their official Facebook …

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