Arts & Entertainment

Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri have designs on Dubai

Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan and his wife Gauri are taking their relationship to a new level: They are now working together on a real estate project in Dubai called The Royal Estate, According to a spokesperson from developer Pacific Ventures, Khan is the face of their Dubai Investments Park project, while his wife Gauri will be handling the interior design. The Happy New Year star is due in ...


Moroccan singer to stage two Eid concerts

Manama, July27(BNA) Moroccan singer Saad Lamjarred will stage two musical concerts on July 29 and 30 at 08:00 PM at the Cultural Hall. The Ministry of Culture is organizing the event as part of festivities marking the advent of Eid Al-Fitr. In a statement today, the ministry urged the fans of Moroccan music and singer Saad Lamjarred to attend the concerts which would be open to the public. ...


Iranian filmmakers send letter to Gazan children

TEHRAN, July 27 (MNA) A group of Iranian actors and actresses have written a letter, where they express their sympathy with the Palestinians. Filmmakers also will donate gift of blood in August 2. Iranian Young Cinema Society (IYCS) will coordinate the collective action. Veteran as well as young filmmakers join the members of 59 offices of IYCS across the country, which includes ...


'Lucy' starring Scarlett Johansson tops box office ahead of Dwayne Johnson in 'Hercules'

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Luc Besson's "Lucy" proved mind can overpower muscle, topping a remake of "Hercules" by director Brett Ratner at the box office on the weekend. According to studio estimates Sunday, the Universal Pictures-released movie starring Scarlett Johansson as an accidental psychokinetic took in $44 million in North American movie theatres over the weekend. "Hercules," starring ...


Famous Five face a new adventure on the cinema screen

Their adventures fighting smugglers, thieves and evil scientists, fuelled on a diet of potted meat sandwiches and lashings of ginger beer, have captivated children for over 70 years. Now Enid Blyton's Famous Five series is to be made into a film after UK production company Working Title acquired the theatrical rights to the books. The production company confirmed it recently snapped up the ...


The Guide: film: Shuffle festival London: Cargo, Camera... Action! Glasgow: Beasts Of The Southern Wild London: Hip-Hop All-Dayer Nottingham

Cargo, CameraN Action!, Glasgow All aboard for a one-day cinematic spectacular event on the banks of the river Clyde, celebrating both Glasgow's shipbuilding past and its current grassroots arts scene. The event revolves around the shooting of a fictional movie involving a Russian ghost ship crewed by cannibal rats. The mocked-up set, complete with shouting director and rat-headed cast, hosts ...


Picasso's daughter to donate drawing to strife-torn museum: Notebook of sketches also pledged to Paris collection High hopes for revamp despite delay and crisis

Picasso's eldest daughter has promised to donate one of her father's drawings and a notebook of sketches to the newly renovated Paris museum dedicated to his life's work. Maya Widmaier Picasso said the works would be handed over for the reopening of the museum on 25 October, the 133rd anniversary of the artist's birth in Spain. The renovation of the museum in the Marais district, which has ...


The Guide: music: BOOKING NOW

Dreamy Cali indie outfit Warpaint (pictured) are back on these shores in November/December bringing their woozy haze to mid-sized venues up and down the land (29 Nov-5 Dec, tour starts Eventim Apollo, W6, ticketweb.co.uk) . . . The 'British Beyonce' AKA Ella Eyre, tries to live up to that ever-so-slightly OTT billing on her tour (1-22 Oct, starts at The Institute, Birmingham, ...


The Guide: Television: Thursday 31

Kids And Guns 10pm, Channel 4 The "right to bear arms" is one of the more baffling (to many British eyes, at least) elements of American culture, and here its intersection with children is examined. There's Kaylin, born into a hunting family in Kentucky and given her first gun on her fourth birthday. In Texas, Gia, nine, goes "zombie-hunting" with her dad Spyder, and is competing in the junior ...


The Guide: exhibitions: I Would Like To Join A Club And Hit Myself Over The Head With It Manchester: Keith Vaughan Newcastle upon Tyne: Art Social London: Disobedient Objects London: Helio Oiticica Dublin: American Impressionism Edinburgh: Joan Fontcuberta London: Sandra Blow Penzance

Keith Vaughan, Newcastle upon Tyne During the postwar cultural hiatus of the late 1940s Keith Vaughan emerged as a member of a retro trend known as neo-Romanticism. It was an awkward interbreeding of the visionary eccentricity of William Blake's angels with the classicism of Paul Cezanne's bathers in a slightly halfhearted attempt to kickstart modern art's flagging experimental spirit. This ...


'Lucy' tops 'Hercules' with $44M at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) Luc Besson's "Lucy" proved mind can overpower muscle, topping a remake of "Hercules" by director Brett Ratner at the box office on the weekend. According to studio estimates Sunday, the Universal Pictures-released movie starring Scarlett Johansson as an accidental psychokinetic took in $44 million in North American movie theaters over the weekend. "Hercules," starring Dwayne ...


The New Review: Agenda: ON MY RADAR: Katherine Kingsley's cultural highlights

Katherine Kingsley studied at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. In 2009, she earned her first Olivier nomination for her portrayal of Marlene Dietrich in the Donmar production of Piaf. Her turn as Lina Lamont in Chichester Festival theatre's Singing in the Rain led to a second, followed by a third this year for A Midsummer Night's Dream. She has also made numerous television appearances and ...


The New Review: Television: Thursday 31: PICKS OF THE DAY: RADIO: Prom 19 Radio 3, 7.30pm

The 150th-anniversary celebration of Richard Strauss continues with a concert featuring two rarely heard masterpieces, his brief but powerful Festival Prelude and his ambitious, emotional choral work the Deutsche Motette. A promising programme also includes the more familiar Four Last Songs and Elgar's Second Symphony. The BBC Singers and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic are conducted by Vasily ...


The New Review: Television: Monday 28: PICKS OF THE DAY: RADIO: Composer of the Week Radio 3, 12noon

A particularly lively edition finds Donald Macleod exploring the music of Cole Porter and his racy private life as a homosexual whose notorious parties featured cross-dressing and drug-taking. The music is the thing however and this opening programme is especially rewarding, exploring the many compositions written in his college years and featuring his first song to have a commercial ...


The New Review: Television: Today's Television: Picks of the Day: MUSIC: The Sunday Prom BBC4, 7pm

In tonight's concert, soloist Alison Balsom joins the China Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Long Yu for Joie eternelle, a new trumpet concerto by Chinese composer Qigang Chen, as well as music by Elgar, Tchaikovsky, Liszt and Mussorgsky.


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