August 28, 2012
Lebanese singer and actress Dominique Hourani has revealed plans to divorce her husband Ali Reda.
Sahl Hasheesh, a popular Egyptian tourist destination, will host first round of the Hurghada Asian Film Festival with the participation of 35 countries in October.
Mahmoud Said’s deep voice is instantly recognizable and his talent has made him the undisputed star of scores of television and radio series
Egyptian singer Hisham Abbas has dug deep into his own pockets to produce the cash needed to fund his long awaited come-back album after splitting from record label 'Alam El Phan'.
The Dictator, wildly offensive yet reminiscent of modern-day Arab politics, features British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen as Admiral General Aladeen, a relentless North African tyrant who goes through a bizarre series of life-changing events in New York.
August 27, 2012
Not a Beatles or Pink Floyd music album, but a regional mixed bag of graffiti exhibited in Beirut. White Wall opens 6 September at the Beirut Art Centre, is an exhibition that brings together graffiti artists from around the world.
Egyptian star Mohamed Heneidy tops this season's holiday film chart with "Teta Rahiba" (My Horrible Grandma), taking LE4,415,680 in revenue in three days following its release during Eid Al-Fitr (the Islamic holiday that follows Ramadan).
A run-down of some of what's shown so far at the Lebanese Film Festival, as well as an overview of the advantages of short film festivals for audiences. The Lebanese Film Festival continues until Aug. 26 with an awards ceremony at 7:30 p.m. at Metropolis Cinema-Sofil. For scheduling information see www.lff2012.org
Palestinian writer Valentina Abu Oqsa has been named the winner of the 2012 Etel Adnan Award for Women Playwrights. The award aims to recognize and promote Arabic literature and drama by women writers in the Arab region and to disseminate their work around the world.
The Cairo Opera House announces that Omar Khairat will be live in concert on Sunday 16 and Monday 17 September.
The Walls of Death - The Resurrection evening will include Egytian rock, progressive and metal bands performing at El-Sawy Culturewheel's River Hall.
Ignoring the warnings of unrest in Lebanon, American rockers, the Red Hot Chili Peppers say they will be going ahead with their Beirut show next week.
Artist Laila al-Shawa uses her creative mind to connect with her Palestinian identity and express empathy for the country's political plight.
Filmmaker Amanda Homsi-Ottosson has caused a stir in the Arab world with her documentary about controversial Lebanese erotic magazine, Jasad.
August 26, 2012
The media set take to the streets after Morsi shuts down Al-Dustour newspaper for defamation