Art

Mohamed Nagy dies leaving behind creative wealth of literary works

20 Nov 2014
Egyptian prominent novelist Mohamed Nagy passed away last night in Paris after a four-year battle with health complications caused by the hepatitis C virus.     Nagy is regarded as one of the most prominent writers in Arab region...
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New 'Hunger Games' thrills fans, divides critics

AFP/File / by Michael Thurston | Actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives for the Los Angeles premiere of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1," November 17, 2014
20 Nov 2014
 Movie-goers worldwide will flock to see the new "Hunger Games" film this week, likely making it another blockbuster mega-hit -- even if critics are divided on Katniss Everdeen's latest adventure. "Hunger Games:...
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Music, arts, dance under one roof in Room Art Space

19 Nov 2014
Room Art Space is the newest addition to the strongly emergent phenomenon of multi-purpose arts and cultural spaces prevailing in the country since the outbreak of 2011 revolution.     Tucked away between trees with multiple,...
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‘Theatre Without Production’ Festival to kick off in Alexandria

19 Nov 2014
The General Authority for Cultural Palaces, headed by Sayyed Khattab, will organize the sixth session of the international ‘Theatre Without Production’ Festival in collaboration with other venues on Bairam al-Tounsi...
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Egypt state radio bans singer over anti-government stances

Singer Hamza Namira
19 Nov 2014
Egypt’s state radio has banned the broadcast of songs by Hamza Namira over his declared opposition to the ruling government, Turkish Anadolu Agency reported.   “Urgent...no songs by Hamza Namira shall be broadcast on any...
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Lagos photo festival: Turning negatives into positives

 AFP/File / by Cecile De Comarmond | A picture of a local rapper by Belgian photographer Leonard Pongo is diplayed on November 13, 2014 in Freedom Park during annual festival LagosPhoto
19 Nov 2014
Azu Nwagbogu sits in a futuristic, almond-green armchair created by a young Nigerian designer in his Lagos home, surrounded by hundreds of books and dozens of photographs from floor to ceiling. Nwagbogu is the founder of LagosPhoto, an...
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Paris pop-up store immortalises shoppers with 3D printed figurine

AFP/File / by Lisa Malykhina | A staff member of 3D printing company Le Moimee Store poses with her silicone figure in a photo booth on November 13, 2014 in ParisAFP/File / by Lisa Malykhina | A staff member of 3D printing company Le Moimee Store poses with her silicone figure in a photo booth on November 13, 2014 in Paris
17 Nov 2014
A new pop-up shop in the hip Marais district of Paris is giving people the opportunity to immortalise themselves with a tiny printed 3D figurine for the not so tiny price of 230 euros ($286). The studio, called "Le Moimee Store...
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Luxor International Festival for Spontaneous Arts and Child’s Theatre kicks off

Luxor Airport
09 Nov 2014
First session of Luxor International Festival for Spontaneous Arts and Child’s Theatre kicked off on Saturday with participation of teams from nine Arab countries.   The festival started with artistic shows for 13 bands from...
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Manet painting sells for $65 million at NY auction

Edouard Manet masterpiece
06 Nov 2014
A stunning 1881 masterpiece by Edouard Manet sold for $65 million at auction in New York on Wednesday, a record for a work by the French impressionist artist. "Le Printemps," which the auction house Christie's had valued at $...
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Ministry mulls solar illumination for Minya museum

Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty reopens the Royal Jewelry in Alexandria 
01 Nov 2014
Antiquities Minister Mamdouh Al-Damaty is studying the possibility of lighting the Akhnaton Museum in Minya with solar energy, he said in press statements on Thursday during a visit to the museum.   The minister added that the first...
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