Ready or not, Cairo, here comes contemporary art!

El Attar is a busy man; he is a director, producer, play writer and art manager. In 2005 he founded Studio Emad Eddin (SEE), a large centre hosting rehearsal spaces in the heart of Downtown Cairo. “I realised there was a need for proper rehearsal spaces when I was preparing to stage a production in 2004. I had everything in place but there was nowhere More...

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By Editorial Team On Tuesday, March 19th, 2013
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The lowdown on this year’s Gulf Film Fest

Movies by filmmakers from around the region are showcased in the annual festival, which on Monday unveiled the entries in the features category of its official competition. Films at the festival, which runs April More...

By Editorial Team On Wednesday, March 13th, 2013
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Abu Dhabi goes green for environmental film fest

A green carpet will be rolled out for the first ever Abu Dhabi International Environment Film Festival (ADIEFF), set to run from April 20 to 25. The festival has been organized by Media Lab and is supported by Sheikh More...

By Editorial Team On Wednesday, March 13th, 2013
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New album form Carole Samaha

Lebanese singer Carole Samaha is preparing to release her latest album, in a collaborative effort with Middle East music powerhouse Rotana. It is their first cooperation together. The new album is eagerly awaited More...

By Editorial Team On Wednesday, March 13th, 2013
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Ankara readies for opera world premiere

Written by Turkish producer Muammer Sun and focusing on the love story of a man who is in love with one of the four wives of the Ottoman Empire, “Sevginin Bedeli” (Love’s Worth) will have its world premiere More...

By Editorial Team On Wednesday, March 13th, 2013
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Iran to sue over Hollywood films like Argo: lawyer

Tehran plans to sue Hollywood production companies over anti-Iranian films, including the Oscar-winning “Argo”, a French lawyer hired by the Islamic republic to make the case said on Wednesday. Isabelle More...

By Editorial Team On Wednesday, March 13th, 2013
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Lilia Atrash set for mysterious new role

Syrian actress, Lilia Atrash, will be joining the cast of hit drama series, ‘Sabaya’, for part five of the show, which is scheduled to start filming in the next couple of weeks. However in the meantime, More...

By Editorial Team On Wednesday, March 13th, 2013
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Arabtec lands $653m Louvre Abu Dhabi deal

Dubai contractor Arabtec has won a key $653m contract to build Abu Dhabi’s version of the Louvre museum. The Louvre, an offshoot of the celebrated Paris institution, is one of three huge museums being built on More...

By Editorial Team On Wednesday, March 13th, 2013
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Qatar rumoured new home for $75m Picasso artwork

Cubist painter Pablo Picasso’s ‘Child With A Dove’ is reported to be heading to a gallery in Qatar after being exhibited in the UK for the last 40 years. The 1901 artwork was recently sold for GBP£50m to More...

By Editorial Team On Wednesday, March 13th, 2013
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Egypt: Film on Egyptian Jews Is Blocked

Egyptian security agencies have stopped the screening of a documentary on Jews in Egypt a day before it was to debut in local cinemas, the film’s producer said  in a statement. He said no reasons were given. More...