Monday, 13 September 2010 12:31 GMT
10 year waiting list for Wagner concerts
Christian Thielemann directed the concert
Bayreuth – Arabstoday
Bayreuth paid tribute to composer Richard Wagner on what would have been his 200th birthday on Wednesday with a rare concert in the town's legendary Festpielhaus theatre.
While a small crowd of Read more...
US writer scoops literature award
Lydia Davies was praised for her short stories
London - Arabstoday
US writer Lydia Davis, best known for her unconventionally short stories, on Wednesday claimed the prestigious Man Booker International Prize at a London ceremony.
The New York based
Harry Potter book sold for £150,000
J K Rowling broke her personal sales record
London - Arabstoday
A 1997 first edition of Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone annotated by J.K. Rowling sold for £150,000 ($227,000, 176,000 euros) at a London auction on Tuesday, a new Read more...
Unscripted film gains critics praise
Physical role required Redford to do his own stunts
Cannes – Arabstoday
He has almost no dialogue and the character he plays is never named, but Robert Redford delighted Cannes on Wednesday in his first meaty starring role in years, Read more...
Chadian director receives accolades
Mahamat-Saleh Haroun is nominated for the 2013 Palme d'Or
Abidjan - Arabstoday
African film is enjoying a rare invitation to cinema's top table with a film by French-Chadian director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun competing for the coveted Palme d'Or, as the continent Read more...
Iman El Bahr Darwish to Arabstoday
Mostafa Kamel accused of vote rigging
Cairo - Mahmoud Al Rifai
Former head of Egyptian musicians, Iman El Bahr Darwish has claimed that the musicians syndicate elections on Friday were illegal.
He added that the newly elected union head, Mostafa Kamel, was appointed with false votes.
Darwish Read More...
International Byblos Festival has set an ambitious line up for 2013.
On Wednesday the Lebanese Minister of Culture Gaby Lyon attended the festival with Tourism Minister Fadi Abboud. They talked about this year's festival which is full of concerts featuring international bands.
2013 marks the 14th Read More...
The Traditional Tales Festival is set to be held in Dar El fan, Casablanca from May 29 -30.The festival will be partnered with the Goethe German institute and will include different workshops, shedding light on traditional tales passed down from generation to generation.
The focus will Read More...
As with most literary mythos revolving around the nature of twins, Saskia Sarginson's debut affirms the eerily omniscient connection the pairs survive on. Her protagonists, Isolte and Viola Love, are Read More..
A crowd gathers on the vast salt flats of the Utah desert, waiting. The salt flats, mute and endless, are tailor-made for attempts at land-speed records, lone men hurtling themselves Read More..
Dr. Shihab Ghanem, UAE poet, translator of poetry and writer, is the first Arab national to be awarded the prestigious international Tagore Peace Award by the Asiatic Society at an award ceremony held on the occasion of the 230th Annual General Meeting of the Asiatic Society in Kolkata (Calcutta), India, on Monday.
A dinner party was hosted later to honour Dr. Ghanem at the Saturday's Club. The dinner was attended by the former Speaker of the West Bengal State Assembly Mr Read More...
The first Art Basel fair to be hosted by Hong Kong boasts a prestigious array of international art, highlighting the city's new role as a global arts hub amid an explosion of personal wealth in mainland China.
The four-day annual show is the world's premier art fair and has until now Read More
Chinese ambassador to Cote d'Ivoire Zhang Guoqing addresses the opening ceremony of the Chinese painting exhibition held in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of China and Cote d'Ivoire's diplomatic ties in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, May 21, 2013. Forty Chinese paintings are displayed at the exhibition held in Abidjan.
A new book presents eye witness accounts from photojournalists covering the Iraq war in an anthology of stories, individuals and acts of heroism that didn't make headlines.
In "Photojournalists on War: The Untold Stories from Iraq" photographer and writer Michael Kamber interviews 38 colleagues, including Patrick Read more...
“I’m not Mr. Archer!” Dear God, what have I said wrong? My memory has never served me well, but thankfully fate didn’t want me to feel more embarrassed than I already was. I suddenly recalled him being knighted, a good many years ago.
I attempt to Read more...
Compared to the charismatic megafauna of the oceans, jellyfish have never received the attention they deserve.
Lisa-ann Gershwin, the director of the Australian Marine Stinger Advisory Services, wrote Stung! to help correct this, arguing that jellyfish are to the oceans what canaries are in a coal Read more...
It's no secret that all adolescent awakening stories run on the same formula, more or less. For his debut, Gavin Extence doesn't seem to stray too far from the standard coming-of-age template: an awkward teenage protagonist navigates alone through the sticky maze of peer pressure Read more...
In an exclusive interview with the Anadolu Agency made in April when he visited Istanbul, acclaimed Italian philosopher, semiotician and author Umberto Eco gives 'not-so-cliche' answers to a number of 'cliche questions' by AA:
Q: If you had power, what would be three things you would Read more...
Saudi Arabia's first woman film maker, Haifaa Al-Mansour, said her country was becoming "more tolerant and more accepting" as she picked up an award in Cannes on Saturday for her acclaimed film "Wadjda".
The 2012 tale of an impish young Saudi girl who plots to own a Read more...
Feature film “The Repentant” by Algerian director Merzak Allouache will compete in the first edition of Scarborough Film Festival, to take place from 4 to 9 June in Toronto (South-east of Canada), said the festival’s website. Read More...
A decades-old rivalry between a Bollywood wannabe and a brutal police chief shines a light on Mumbai's dark side, in Indian director Anurag Kashyap's fast-moving psychological thriller "Ugly" about the kidnapping of a young girl.
Enthusiastically received at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday, the aptly titled film was inspired by real events in a city blighted by child trafficking and Read More...
David Koff, Academy Award-nominated director of People Of The Wind (1976), visited Palestine in 1979 to start work on what would become one of the most controversial films about settlement, occupation and resistance – Occupied Read more...
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