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'My word is free': Emel Mathlouthi's journey through music and revolution

"I am the secrets that will never die / I am the voice of those who would not give in" – the words of Emel Mathlouthi’s 'Kelmti Horra' ('My Word Is Free') retain their singular power more than eight years after it expressed the hopes of millions of people looking for major political chan


Beck Announces New Album 'Hyperspace,' Shares Two Singles

Now over 30 years into his storied, genre-hopping career, the always-multivalent Beck has announced a new album, Hyperspace, out November 22. Accompanying the album announcement are two singles: "Hyperlife," a glowing pool of synth pads and swirling vocals, and "Uneventful Days," a syrupy rainfore


Banksy launches online store Gross Domestic Product – but don't expect shopping there to be easy

Weeks after unveiling a pop-up display at a disused carpet shop in London, Banksy has launched an online store of the same name, Gross Domestic Product.The shop’s tagline “the homewares brand for Banksy” sums up its catalogue: mugs, rugs, cushions, clocks and home accessories. Th


Upcoming Movies 2019

Arctic Dogs : What's the story? Swifty the Arctic fox works in the mail room of the Arctic Blast Delivery Service but dreams of one day becoming a Top Dog (the Arctic’s star husky couriers). To prove himself worthy of the Top Dog role, Swifty secretly commandeers one of the sleds and delive


The Addams Family

WHAT IT'S ABOUT:The latest adaptation of Charles Addams’ classic cartoon series, Gomez, Morticia and the rest of the ghoulish but loveable Addams clan prepare for Pugsley’s coming-of-age ceremony but must first deal with a reality-show host who wants to use her "neighbourhood makeover"


Opera Singer Placido Domingo in Russia amid Sex Abuse Allegations

Opera singer Placido Domingo received a red carpet welcome in Moscow on Tuesday amid accusations of sexual harassment by several women. It was his first press conference since allegations from about 20 women were published reporting sexual harassment committed by the artist in the 1980s. Organizer


Barjeel Art Foundation's touring exhibition to challenge how we think about modern abstract art

From the 1950s, significant changes swept through the Arab world – the disintegration of colonial powers, industrialisation, war and the mass exodus of people. In this period until the 1980s, various modes of abstract art also began to spring up in the region.The artistic movements produced


Gauguin, Gauguin, Gone - Tahiti painting to be auctioned in Paris in December

Paris - A painting by French post-impressionist painter Paul Gauguin is to be sold in Paris in December in an auction expected to fetch at least 5 million euros ($5.48 million). The oil on canvas titled “Te Bourao II” and believed to have been created in 1897 when Gauguin was living in


It’s the time! Grease to come back as TV show

 Cannes - “Grease” is about to come roaring back with a small screen version called “Grease: Rydell High,” named after the high school in which the 1978 movie was based. With a big screen prequel to the musical also in the pipeline, Warner Media/Entertainment chairman R


'Joker' reigns supreme at UAE box office with whopping Dh3.3 million opening day

The US seems to not be alone in its love of Joaquin Phoenix's Joker, with UAE audiences coming out in force for the gritty origin tale of Batman's most notorious enemy.Joker was released in UAE cinemas on Thursday, October 3, and posted an opening day earning of Dh3.3 million on the day alone. Wit


Shah Rukh Khan meets Jackie Chan and Jason Momoa in Saudi Arabia

Day one of Saudi Arabia's Joy Forum has seen Shah Rukh Khan, Jackie Chan, Jason Momoa and Jean-Claude Van Damme come together in Riyadh. The four movie stars were all recognised with awards at the Joy Excellence Award ceremony on Sunday, October 13, day one of the two-day conference. Bollywood s


'El Camino': Who was the letter for? Where did Jesse go? All your questions answered

Pathos-packed Jesse Pinkman is gracing our screens again thanks to this weekend's release on Netflix of El Camino, the Breaking Bad spin-off film that picks up right after the end of 2013's finale Felina. Remember, the series finale six years ago saw Walter White bleeding out and Jesse Pinkman drivi


The Museum of Modern Art in New York unveils $450 million expansion

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) has unveiled a $450 million expansion, which increases the the New York gallery's space by 47,000 square feet and "allows us to rethink the experience of art in the Museum".The extension, which opens to the public on October 21, includes a space for performance, whe


Lord of the Rings TV series: Bearded men, missing teeth and people over 200cm wanted

Talent agencies are calling on Kiwis with specific looks to apply to be part of Amazon's Lord of the Rings TV series. It was confirmed in September after months of speculation that the series would be filmed in Auckland and shooting would begin early next year. Auckland Tourism, Events and Economi


K-pop stars BTS arrive in Saudi Arabia

DUBAI- South Korean boy band BTS arrived in Riyadh on Thursday ahead of their debut performance in the Kingdom on Friday, October 11. Fans gathered at the airport to welcome the seven-piece pop group — and their impressive security entourage. BTS are the most streamed K-pop band in Saudi Ara


Films coming to the Sharjah International Film Festival for Children and Youth

The Sharjah International Film Festival for Children and Youth (SIFF) is returning for its seventh year, with 132 films from 39 countries. The festival runs from Monday, October 14 until Friday, October 18, across four cinemas in the emirate. This year, of the 132 films, there are nine GCC-made shor


Rita Ora on shooting her music video in Dubai and taking back control of her career

Rita Ora is free at last. The British singer managed to extricate herself out of her contentious album contract, which saw her struggle to release a solid body of work for six years.The time between has been creatively frustrating for the 28-year-old, having to drop sporadic one off singles &ndash


Saudi artist’s unique portrait of Princess Diana goes viral

Khobar: With her trademark feathered blonde hair and unforgettable smile, the late Princess Diana is literally sparkling in a stunning new portrait that has gone viral.Made entirely of beads, Swarovski crystals and buttons, the unique artwork has been viewed over 100,000 times on Twitter and liked b


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