Art

Mohamed Mounir’s “Masr Qariba” most tweeted hashtag

Mohamed Mounir
27 Feb 2015
Mohamed Mounir’s “Masr Qariba” (Egypt is Near) was the most tweeted hashtag on Twitter in the early hours of Friday morning.   “Masr Qariba” is an operetta of Mohamed Mounir and Arab pop and movies stars...
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Celebrity Paris Hilton visits Cuba

Socialite Paris Hilton
27 Feb 2015
Socialite Paris Hilton began a visit on Thursday to Cuba, where her family lost a hotel a half-century ago when Fidel Castro took power, according to a picture posted online. The hotel heiress published a picture of herself in Old Havana...
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Stolen Picasso worth millions discovered in New York

A worker puts the final touch during the renovation of the Hotel Sale known as the Picasso Museum in the Marais district of Paris, 4 March 2014.
27 Feb 2015
A Picasso painting, snatched more than a decade ago from a storeroom in Paris, has surfaced in New York and will be returned to the French government, US officials said Thursday. The century-old Cubist oil was smuggled into the United...
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Britain street artist takes aim at Gaza's privations in mini-video

A Palestinian girl looks on as a mural of a playful-looking kitten, presumably painted by British street artist Banksy, is seen on the remains of a house that witnesses said was destroyed by Israeli shelling during a 50-day war last summer, in Biet Hanoun town in the northern Gaza Strip February 26, 2015.
27 Feb 2015
The eminent but anonymous British street artist known as Banksy has posted a mini-documentary on his banksy.co.uk site showing squalid conditions in Gaza six months after the end of the war between the enclave's Islamist Hamas rulers...
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Islamic State fighters destroy priceless Iraq antiquities

 A statue dating back to the ancient Assyrian era.
26 Feb 2015
Hardline Islamist militants in northern Iraq have destroyed a collection of priceless statues and sculptures dating to the ancient Assyrian era, according to a video published online. The Islamic State video showed men attacking the...
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Madonna in unscripted plunge steals show at Brit awards

© Getty/AFP/File | Madonna and Sony Pictures both were separately torpedoed by major hacks this month, in what the pop icon has called "crazy times"
 
 
 
26 Feb 2015
Pop diva Madonna's gasp-inducing "wardrobe malfunction" at a star-studded London awards ceremony grabbed British headlines on Thursday along with photos of her falling backwards downstairs tangled in a swirling cape. From the...
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Musical Professions Syndicate: Hamza Namira cannot sing on stage until questioned

26 Feb 2015
Hamza Namira's absence from the Egyptian Syndicate for Musical Professions's board meeting on Wednesday, chaired by syndicate head and 'shaaby' singer Mostafa Kamel, triggered resentment among board members who held the...
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Hamza Namira comments on expulsion from musical professions syndicate

Singer Hamza Namira
25 Feb 2015
Egyptian singer Hamza Namira has commented on the Egyptian Syndicate of Musical Professions's recent decision to expel him by saying, “I’ll continue presenting the art that I love. I’ll continue to give concerts...
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Kuwaiti artist donates his paintings to “Long Live Egypt” fund

Painting
24 Feb 2015
Hanan Mounib, head of the Foreign Cultural Relations Sector, is opening the exhibition of the Kuwaiti artist Abdulaziz Al-Tamimi on Tuesday at the Mahmoud Mokhtar Museum.   Tamimi has donated all his 27 paintings that he brought from...
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Lady Gaga, Julie Andrews notch Oscars' top social media moment

Lady Gaga performs songs from ''The Sound of Music'' during the 87th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 22, 2015.
24 Feb 2015
There were underpants, Lego statues and a nail-biting finale on the Oscars stage on Sunday, but it was Lady Gaga's "Sound of Music" spectacular that sparked the most chatter on social media. The Oscars lit up...
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