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Amid record betting on Oscars, 'La La Land' is seen as a lock

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in 'La La Land'. - AFP Relaxnews

18 Feb 2017
"La La Land" is set to sweep the Oscars, but the race to be crowned Hollywood's leading man is going down to the wire, say bookmakers who are seeing record bets on the Academy Awards this year.   Casey Affleck, star of...

Antiquities Minister to partially open Egyptian Civilization museum

Antiquities Minister khaled al-Anany
15 Feb 2017
Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anany will open the temporary exhibition "Egyptian handicrafts through the ages" on Wednesday, within the partial opening of the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization. UNESCO Chief...

Contemporary art brings life to Cairo's City of the Dead

A graffiti, painted on the wall of a house located inside the 15th-century complex built by Mameluk Sultan al-Ashraf Qaitbey, is photographed, in Cairo's City of the Dead, Egypt February 13, 2017. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
15 Feb 2017
On a winding road leading into Cairo's City of the Dead, a cartoon mouse with round ears and green eyes adorns the shop fronts and walls of the mausoleums where thousands of Egyptians live among the gravestones.   The path leads...

Grammy Awards shape up as clash of pop titans Beyonce and Adele

British singer Adele
11 Feb 2017
The Grammy awards are shaping up to be the ultimate showdown between pop's two biggest female stars as Beyonce and Adele go head-to-head for song, record and album of the year on Sunday.   Despite 62 total Grammy nominations and...

Beyonce bares all in pregnancy photo shoot

Singer Beyonce
04 Feb 2017
Pop superstar Beyonce on Thursday released a slew of photos of herself posing pregnant and nude, a day after announcing she was expecting twins with her husband, rapper Jay-Z.   The photos, posted on the 35-year-old singer's...

National Museum of Singapore opens ‘digital gallery’

Digital art: Visitors looking at a digital animation installation of a virtual landscape at Singapore's National Museum. The 'Story of the Forest' installation by Japanese digital art collective teamLab brings to life 69 drawings from the National Museum's William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings.
04 Feb 2017
A new space exploring the relationship between art and digital technology opened this week at the National Gallery of Singapore with a first installation that presents Singapore's traditional performing arts via new technology. ...

Prime Minister to open Cairo book fair on Thursday

25 Jan 2017
Prime Minister Sherif Ismail will open the 48th session of the Cairo International Book Fair, held in Nasr City, on Thursday. Morocco will be this year’s guest of honor. Culture Minister Helmy al-Namnam and his Moroccan...

Sienna Miller, Charlie Hunnan in new trailer for ‘The Lost City of Z’ (VIDEO)

Robert Pattinson has a role in Amazon jungle adventure ‘Lost City of Z’. ― AFP pic
21 Jan 2017
StudioCanal has released a new trailer for The Lost City of Z starring Charlie Hunnam, Sienna Miller and Robert Pattinson.   Based on a true story, Hunnam plays British explorer Percy Fawcett who journeyed into the Amazon in the 20th...

Sisi inaugurates newly restored Islamic Art Museum 3 years after bombing

18 Jan 2017
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi inaugurated the Museum of Islamic Art on Wednesday morning after the restoration work was completed, according to a statement from the presidency. The museum suffered damage in a suicide car bomb attack...

New York artists set to turn ads into art

A tourist jumps in the air as she poses for a photo in Times Square during unseasonably warm weather on Christmas eve in New York, in this file photo taken December 24, 2015.
14 Jan 2017
A group of New York City artists have launched a guerilla public art project that will see them replace advertisements with artwork around the city for the next 52 weeks.   Every week for a year, the group – Art In Ad Places, or...