Nancy Ajram is making a new music video and it will include dozens of willing fans. Come one, come all!
Tamer Hosny we’ve missed you! After months across the sea workin' with Akon and Pitbull, the region’s hottest songster is back to business in the region with a Dubai concert this weekend.
Byblos International Festival has unveiled the exciting lineup of performers at Lebanon's most exciting summer event.
After recently signing up with the brand spankin’ new production company Nogoum Records, songstress Sherine Abdel Wahab is rollin’ tape on a new record too.
Characters in the paintings of the "Intimacy" exhibition at the Picasso Art Gallery in Zamalek welcome guests and almost seem to invite conversation.
Whilst the fans in the region have a tendency to assume the worst that a star is either ill or dead when they cancel a show, this fear once again did not come true with Egyptian singer Hani Shaker.
On June 21, several venues around town – along with 430 other cities around the world – will celebrate the “Fete de la Musique”, an international music festival started over 30 years ago.
May 22, 2013
Egyptian film “Tatah”, starring comedian Mohammad Saed, is close to surpassing the already mind-blowing profits achieved by the film "Samir Abu Al Nile", starring fellow Egyptian funny-man Ahmad Makki.
Dubai's top breast cancer doc affirms Angelina Jolie's decision to get a double mastectomy, and now even Jennifer Aniston (Brad's former love) is moved to tears over her bravery.
Summer just got 52 times better with so many concerts and family edutainment ahead in the UAE!
Amped up on Red Bull energy drinks, B-boys from around the world dance their way through the competition in Beirut, where the pastime has become quite popular.
Egyptian actress Yousra and her show's writer deny taking advantage of the late, beloved Algerian singer "Warda", even though she's using a verse from one of her songs for a Ramadan drama.
Like Gandhi, Hani Ramzi is the change he wishes to see in the world. The comedian actor is taking a stand by attending a high profile conference to improve the Egyptian judicial system.
Get excited for another round of the Giuseppe Verdi Opera "Aida" at the Cairo Opera House four magical evenings in May.
May 21, 2013
Can a show get any more controversial than having a rebellious Jewish mother whose daughter secretly converts to Islam?
Pop teen star Justin Bieber is getting mixed reviews wherever he goes, whether its Dubai or the Billboard Music Awards in Sin CIty. Some have Bieber fever, while others just want him booed off the stage.
Lebanese designer goods made it onto the red carpet at the 66th Cannes Film Festival in France over the past week.
The tumult of Egyptian politics isn’t a new concept, but the country’s native actress speaking out on it certainly is. Ghada Adel wants President Mohammad Morsi brought down.
Egyptian king of comedy actor Adel Imam has only one Ramadan TV gig but will play a multitude of characters in his role as a master con artist in “Al Araf” (The Fortune Teller).
This fascinating documentary showing the lives of some members of Egyptian Royalty before the 1952 coup d’état is set for a film festival with hopes of making it to the small screen.
Ever look in the side mirror of your car and sense that the car behind you is actually closer than indicated by the reflection? Cairo's Contemporary Image Collective is collaborating with London's Tate Modern to explore why that is through video art.
May 20, 2013
Well, we guessed it. Looks like Justin Bieber and former girlfriend Selena Gomez did get back together just before he hit Dubai earlier this month. Now the pop star might even pop the big question!
Errybody in 'da Cairo Jazz Club gettin' crunk on Tuesdays with El-Fusion for the next few weeks as bands from Egypt and around the region get down with 'da music from now until 4 June.
After releasing a single on X Factor Arabia, Majed Al Mohandes, formerly known as the “Prince of Arab Singing”, has moved up in the world with a “Lord” title by an Arab magazine in time for his European tour.
Cairo could feel the electronic beat after three bands jammed together in Cairo, producing a harmonic performance that still allowed for individual style in the Ten Cities Project last week.
If you're looking to add some color and energy to your day, visit Adonis Tohme’s “Infusions of Color, Reality and Imagination” at Saifi’s Galerie Piece Unique until May 25.
Performers from around the world used brooms, lids, matches, and even bananas to entertain the audience with STOMP in a three-day performance at Amman's Palace of Culture.
She might be short and cute, but man the girl can play. After a long standing ovation, 7-year-old Amira Abouzahra asks innocently if that meant the audience wanted to leave.
May 19, 2013
Despite the challenges of working on the show with Ahlam and fulfilling duties in her career and personal life, Lebanese lovely Nancy Ajram is still happy she accepted the two-year contract to judge the region's contestants.
'Saddam is here' is the name of the collection that began in 2007 during the worst years of conflict in Iraq with the former dictator. “His shadow is still following Iraqi society everywhere,” says the Iraqi Kurdish photographer.
Get ready to rock with the region's rowdiest singers in Amman later this month at the Dum Tak Alternative Music Festival.
It won’t be long ‘til the region will know the season’s X Factor Arabia winner. The weekend’s show had the group Young Pharoz saying farewell, leaving three dudes to battle it out on Thursday.
Arab Idol judge Ragheb Alama tweeted a pic from Paris last week and had fans wondering if the jet-setter would make it to Friday night’s show as the remaining 10 contestants fought for the title.
If you like bold, graphic, sometimes disturbing art, then head to the Beirut Exhibition Center this month to see the work of Lebanese artist Jean Marc Nahas.
Before hip hoppin' it up in Dubai, Justin Bieber had to leave his pet monkey in Munich for failing to provide the animal's vaccination papers during his International 'Believe' tour. Now, the teen star allegedly owes an animal shelter thousands for failing to return for the climbing creature.
May 18, 2013
Lebanese singer still a hot topic for gossips with latest rumor saying she has married a 21-year-old.
The rumour mill worked overdrive when it reported that former The Voice contestant Qusai Hatem was dead. No one was more surprised that Qusai himself to hear the reports. Luckily for his fans, he quickly tweeted that he was ok.
Syrian actress and activist May Skaf who was arrested on allegations of terrorism was freed later on Friday evening.
May 17, 2013
Lebanese singer Pascal self-censors her latest video and gets the cold shoulder from her director.
Lets hope for his sake that cheeky X Factor judge Wael Kfoury's latest comments on fellow judge Elissa as a "big blown up balloon don't get taken the wrong way!
May 16, 2013
“It was important to have the museum be a museum of hope, to show that it is possible to rebuild a new life after living through something very dramatic,”director Roger Mayou told AFP ahead of the official reopening on May 18.
AUC Music Department delivered two classic story lines in a performance that blew the audience away. The one-act opera ‘The Telephone’ and highlights from ‘Les Miserables’ translated into Egyptian Colloquial Arabic made folks go from laughter to tears all in one night.
Looks like congratulations are in order for good ol’ Egyptian actor, Sharif Munir, on the birth of his newest granddaughter, Lara.
Egypt’s megastar is perfecting the art of East meets West in music by developing joint projects with the U.S.’s hottest singers: Jennifer Lopez (JLo), Pitbull, and Akon.
The region's fave philanthropist took an extreme precautionary measure against breast cancer with her recent double mastectomy, but many folks are wondering if it was REALLY necessary. One of Dubai's top breast cancer specialist, however, agrees with Angelina's sensible decision.
An Israeli TV station aired a report in Hebrew, highlighting the large fan base for the Palestinian homeboy, Mohammad Assaf, who is a season 2 finalist on the MBC talent show.
One of Poland's outstanding pianists is bringing the music to Egypt. Mariola Cieniawa will perform a recital at Cairo's historic Manasterly Palace on Sunday 19 May.
May 15, 2013
Dubai's caped superhero lands on the radio for the most important meal of the morning - Super7 goes live on the Catboy and Geordiebird’s Dubai 92 readio breakfast show as a part of his 10,000 Shukrans mission.
“Better the shadow of a man,” an Egyptian proverb suggests, “than the shadow of a wall.”
The UAE has got it going on right now with a stellar tourism industry that brings with it big-name performances like Justin Bieber, Rihanna, and old school Metallica.
The legend of the late, great Algerian singer Warda Al-Jazayria lives on with the recent release of a music video for her song “Eyyam” (Days) produced by her son Riyad AL Wassri.
The Middle East's favorite do-gooder, Angelina Jolie, took the drastic option of having both her breasts removed after she was identified as carrying the BRCA1 cancer gene.
Fadel Shaker chooses "faithship" over friendship and distances himself from Hussein al Jassmi.
Emirati singer does it again with double-kiss picture.
May 14, 2013
After making a splash in Dubai, Justin Bieber brought his mother to the stage during his Mother's Day concert in South Africa.
Haifa Wehbe has stolen the show and the bank in a brand spankin’ new Rotana music video that’s positively purrfect.
What's so special about Saudi's small Greenbox Museum that has received more Facebook likes than any other museum in the world?
Iraqi singer Shatha Hassoun keeps fans tantalized with a social network announcement about a joint project with British singer Sami Youssef this coming Holy Month.
No more flying solo for celebrity couple Fares Karam and Rita Karkafi posting pictures of their love on Twitter.
Folks from all walks of life hit up the Cairo Opera House on Wednesday 8 May to attend a fundraising concert to benefit Syrian refugees in Egypt.
May 13, 2013
Shakira was worried she wouldn't be sexy again after giving birth to her first child!
International exhibition basketball team blended comedy and sports to bring fun family entertainment to Cairo.
Tunisian actress Hind Sabri is preggo no mo' and has announced the birth of her second baby girl on Facebook.
Who could it be?! The Lebanese diva is taunting us with pics and tweets about her her secret romance, but won't spill the deets about who is this mystery man.
Sad, but true – sources confirm that Lebanon’s fave model and popstress is no longer a married lady.
There's more to Baalbeck than Hezbollah. This summer, music fans can have a blast tuning into its festival with performances by artists from across the globe.
Lebanese singer's enhanced curves get full protection at concert, surprising fans.
May 12, 2013
Arab superstars caught in a legal catfight as Shams presses charges against Ahlam.
Contestants got groovy with 70's movie soundtrack songs and a guest star appearance by legendary Majed Al Mohandes.
Things have heated up to an all time high between judges Ragheb Alama and Ahlam on Arab idol with still no hope for resolution after this weekend's intense episode of the MBC talent show.
We knew it, we just knew it. Wael Kfouri is not leaving fans high and dry mid-season of the hit talent show, the X Factor, after all. The Lebanese superstar returned to show his face again on the latest episode.
Get excited, Gulfis, Nawal Al Zoghbi has an entire album coming your way. The Lebanese songstress will be introducing a single from the set on this week’s Arab Idol.
It's been too long since Yemen has had a taste of theatrical culture, but the Yemeni Theater Week started a change in the right direction for the film-deprived country.
A solo multimedia show by Egyptian artist Doa Aly, inspired by Ovid's famous poem 'Metamorphoses,' is set to open on Tuesday at Cairo's Townhouse Gallery.
May 11, 2013
Rotana records this week ruffled some feathers by covering up the exposed shoulders and chest of Moroccan star Jannat on the front of her new album.
May 10, 2013
Egyptian singer Hatem Fahmi has been taken into police custody over fraud allegations.