31 May 2010
The Artbeat festival promises four days of art commotion in Egypt. The festival, brainchild of the Cairo Jazz Club, Darb 17 and 18 in collaboration with the Goethe Institute and Robert Bosch Stiftung in Minya is a four-day festival (10 to...
30 May 2010
A reanimated Rawabet Theater, Downtown, continued its Third Annual Independent Theater Festival program last week after shutting down for almost a month in order to attend to a few overdue technical repairs. The festival resumes with...
25 May 2010
What Egyptian hasn’t heard of Les Petits Chats, the band that used to rock the jeunesse doree of Egypt (Alexandria and Cairo) from the early 70s to the late 80s? The kittens have grown older, but their music hasn’t dated the...
23 May 2010
“I didn’t go back to using old photography techniques," explains photographer Ahmed Rady. “I never used digital photography to begin with."
Displaying his modern hand-colored portraits of peasants and children, Rady recalls the stories...
22 May 2010
Egypt is celebrating its first complaint choir at Townhouse Gallery.
Ranting does miracles when it comes to helping people sleep at night; the favorable activity is a drug for any pain that complainers feel. Cairo Complaints Choir, however...
18 May 2010
Yesterday marked the opening of an exhibition for graduation projects of art students at the American University in Cairo (AUC). "Arts by Parts" showcased the various artwork of some 23 students that ranged between installations, video and...
17 May 2010
The scene is an empty living room with a telephone sitting idle. The phone starts to ring and the answering machine picks up. “Hello, this is the Israeli Defense Forces,” says a calm voice in a matter of fact tone. “We are going to shell...
15 May 2010
The Great Sphinx of Giza may have witnessed some incredible sights over the 4500 years it’s been reclining there, but few are likely to compete with the stunning lunacy of Friday night’s freestyle motocross (FMX) jamboree.
12 May 2010
On May 9, at Prince Mohamed Ali Palace in Manyal, the lavish hall was full. People of all ages came to listen to the subliminal music of Mozart (1756-1791), Rossini (1792-1868) and Haydn (1732-1809).
Performed by renowned pianist Amira...
10 May 2010
The fans dangling from the ceiling at Rawabet Theater struggled to stir the heavy air of the late Sunday afternoon, as the audience waited for Lebanese mime performer Kholoud Nasser to make her entrance.
Invited as part of the Cultural...