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January 21, 2013

Lebanese singer Yasmine Hamdan.
12:09 GMT

The singer-songwriter was in Beirut not long ago, after which she ruminated about collaboration, musical roots and finding her voice.

Shubbak is looking for Arab artists to take part in this year's festival
11:13 GMT

The organisers of Shubbak: A Window on Contemporary Arab Culture open a call for Arab artists and organisations to submit their suggestions for projects for the 2013 programme, which is currently under construction

Curvy model Kate Upton featured in one of Victoria Aitken's videos last year
09:09 GMT

In December last year, London-based singer Victoria Aitken featured curvy Sports Illustrated model Kate Upton in her single. This time around, Dubai has a starring role in her latest single, Neon Nights.

Tom MacMaster, the man behind the 'Gay Girl in Damascus' blog
08:35 GMT

Sour Lips by Omar El-Khairy is a play that dramatises the story of Amina Arraf, a fictional Syrian character created by Tom MacMaster in a blog he dubbed A Gay Girl in Damascus.

Bollywood actress, Lillete Dubey, is starring in 'Where Did I Leave My Purdah,' this Friday.
08:10 GMT

English play, 'Where Did I Leave My Purdah,' is set to be staged at the First Group Theatre this Friday.

'Five Broken Cameras' has received an Oscar nomination for the Best Documentary Feature 2013
07:15 GMT

'Five Broken Cameras,' a documentary tackling the peaceful struggle of a Palestinian town against the Israeli separation wall, has received an Oscar nomination for the Best Documentary Feature 2013.

Remi Ochlik (Photo: Lucas Dolega)
06:45 GMT

As part of the centennial celebrations of Art Institute of Boston, photography by Remi Ochlik on the Arab Spring will be showcased later this month in an exhibition called 'Revolutions'.

January 20, 2013

Like other Disney stars visiting the UAE, it is Mitchel Musso's turn this time around.
13:26 GMT

The magic is heading to Dubai in the form of Disney heartthrob Mitchel Musso.

Kathem al-Saher.
13:11 GMT

Reclusive Iraqi singer Kazem al-Saher’s decision to join the judges panel on “The Voice” has split the opinion of his fans, with some saying it’s below him.

Renowned Egyptian actor, Mahmoud Abdel Aziz, isn't dead, according to his wife, journalist Lucy Shalabi
13:10 GMT

Journalist Lucy Shalabi has denied rumours that her husband, renowned Egyptian actor, Mahmoud Abdel Aziz, is dead.

Al Tantawi’s hazy images convey the feeling of the veil itself by evoking the characteristics of the fabric
13:08 GMT

The Egyptian photojournalist finds that there is more in common between Islam and other cultures than the world would have us believe

One Republic are set to play at Dubai's Jazz Festival this February
12:57 GMT

The international Dubai Jazz Festival will take place on 14-22 February, featuring A-List musicians including OneRepublic and Deep Purple.

Asala Nasri
12:41 GMT

The Syrian singer says the gossip isn't true and she's getting on with marrying of her daughter, Sham.

Saba Mubarak
12:01 GMT

The Jordanian actress takes a short break from filming to do a bit of much-needed self promotion.

Khaled Hefez (Egypt), The A77A Project: on Presidents & Superheroes (still from video), 2009
09:33 GMT

In 2014, over 40 contemporary Arab artists will showcase work addressing aesthetic and societal questions about modern Arab culture at a major photography and visual art festival in Texas.