ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ARTS & CULTURE | Saudi Arabia’s Minister Of Culture Issues First Two Licenses For Music Institutes

Saudi Arabia has announced it has issued the first license for two music institutes to operate in the Kingdom, according to Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Culture Prince Badr bin Farhan. In a tweet on Monday, Prince Badr called for those interested in the private and non – profit sectors to apply for licenses to operate … Continue reading ARTS & CULTURE | Saudi Arabia’s Minister Of Culture Issues First Two Licenses For Music Institutes

ARTS & CULTURE | Saudi Arabia Opens Entry For Cultural Ideas Contest

RIYADH – – The Saudi Minister of Culture has announced the opening of electronic registration for a cultural ideas contest offering prizes of up to SR 300,000 ($80,000). Participants are being asked to put forward proposal for creative and innovative activities at festivals and events being staged in the Kingdom. Cash awards will be made … Continue reading ARTS & CULTURE | Saudi Arabia Opens Entry For Cultural Ideas Contest

CULTURE | Red Sea Film Festival Presents Restored Al – Naami Works

JEDDAH – – The Red Sea Film Festival will host an exhibition celebrating the work of photographer and cinematographer Safouh Al – Naamani (1926 – 2016) and a screening program of contemporary Saudi and Arab cinema as part of Misk Art Week 2020, which will take place from Dec. 3-7 at the Prince Faisal bin Fahd Fine Arts Gallery, Riyadh. The … Continue reading CULTURE | Red Sea Film Festival Presents Restored Al – Naami Works

ARTS & CULTURE | Red Sea International Film Festival Announces A New Short Film Festival

JEDDAH | SAUDIA RABIA – The Red Sea International Film Festival has announced a new short film competition designed to challenge and support aspiring and Saudi-resident filmmakers to produce new works. The challenge will take place in October, with three days of mentorship followed by an intensive 48-hours where the selected teams will write, shoot, … Continue reading ARTS & CULTURE | Red Sea International Film Festival Announces A New Short Film Festival

CULTURE | Google’s New Tool Lets You Translate Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – If you’ve ever wondered what messages the Ancient Egyptians were trying to convey with their hieroglyphics, Google’s new tool might just be able to help. In celebration of the anniversary of the discovery of the Rosetta Stone, Google Arts and Culture has released a new AI-powered symbols and characters into … Continue reading CULTURE | Google’s New Tool Lets You Translate Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics

ARTS & CULTURE | Thunaiyat Al-Diriyah Foundation is KSA’s First Art Biennale

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi minister of culture Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan just established Al – Diriyah Biennale Foundation for Contemporary Art, the first art biennale to be set in Saudi Arabia. The biennale will focus on two central themes: an exhibition of contemporary art for the first edition set for 2021 … Continue reading ARTS & CULTURE | Thunaiyat Al-Diriyah Foundation is KSA’s First Art Biennale

ENTERTAINMENT | Saudi Red Sea Film Festival To Showcase 11 Movies Online

JEDDAH – – Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea International Film Festival is to screen 11 specially selected movies as part of its program to showcase the Kingdom’s emerging cinema talent.The flicks will be shown online over a period of two weeks on the festival’s dedicated YouTube channel.The event’s Tajreeb program, originally chosen for the inaugural festival, … Continue reading ENTERTAINMENT | Saudi Red Sea Film Festival To Showcase 11 Movies Online

ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | Cannes Film Festival Won’t Take Place In June, But Continues To Explore Options

The Cannes Film Festival won’t take place in June, after all, due to the coronavirus pandemic, but organizers continue to explore different options for 2020. ‘Following the French President’s statement, on Monday, April 13th, we acknowledged that the postponement of the 73rd International Cannes Film Festival, initially considered for the end of June to the … Continue reading ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | Cannes Film Festival Won’t Take Place In June, But Continues To Explore Options

ENTERTAINMENT | ‘Mulan’ Star Stuns In Elie Saab Gown Yet Again

RIYADH – Shortly after ‘Mulan’ lead star Liu Yifei stunned in an Elie Saab princess gown at the global premiere of Disney’s latest live-action remake in Los Angeles last week, the Chinese actress delivered another head-turning style moment wearing the Lebanese couturier. This weekend, Yifei attended the London premiere of the film in Leicester Square … Continue reading ENTERTAINMENT | ‘Mulan’ Star Stuns In Elie Saab Gown Yet Again

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Mulan Star Liu Yifei Stuns In A Show-Stopping Elie Saab Gown

RIYADH – With every live-action remake of a Disney classic, the world gets another real-life princess. After Lily James and Noami Scott, this time is was Liu Yifei, the star of Disney’s upcoming Mulan, that dazzled on the red carpet with her fashion choices. Wearing a magnificent dress from Elie Saab’s Fall/Winter 2019 haute couture … Continue reading ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Mulan Star Liu Yifei Stuns In A Show-Stopping Elie Saab Gown

FASHION | Jessica Chastain Turns To Lebanese Designers For ‘It’ Premieres

Hollywood actress Jessica Chastain, who star in ‘It Chapter Two’ has taken to Red Carpet premiers of the movie around the world in an array of Lebanese-designed gown. The star showed off an emerald green ballgown by Zuhair Murad at the Los Angeles premiere of the film last week and took the European premiere of … Continue reading FASHION | Jessica Chastain Turns To Lebanese Designers For ‘It’ Premieres

FASHION | Arab Designers Spice Up Venice Film Festival

JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA –  Stars across the world have turned to Arab designers for their red carpet appearance at the ongoing Venice Film Festival. From Romanian actress and model Madalina Dina Ghenea to Lebanese director Nadine Labaki, the international film industry’s leading ladies have been showing off a number of glittering ensembles from regional designers … Continue reading FASHION | Arab Designers Spice Up Venice Film Festival

FASHION | Lebanese Designers Count The Damage of Massive Blast In Beirut

Designers including Elie Saab and Rbih Kayrouz reported no vitcims from the explosion, which destroyed their headquarters. Lebanese designers were left picking up this pieces on Wednesday after a massive warehouse explosion in the port of Beirut sent a shockwave across the capital, killing at least 100 people and injuring nearly 4,000 according to news … Continue reading FASHION | Lebanese Designers Count The Damage of Massive Blast In Beirut

FASHION | ‘We Must Go On’, Says Lebanese Designer Elie Saab After Blast

It felt like an eternity rather than just a few minutes as haute couture fashion designer Elie Saab scrambled to make sure his 200 staff members, including his son, were safe when this month’s massive explosion shook Beirut. Like many Lebanese on Aug.4 when chemicals at the port detoned, the 56-year-old felt the blast was … Continue reading FASHION | ‘We Must Go On’, Says Lebanese Designer Elie Saab After Blast

FASHION | H&M Collaborates With Sandra Mansour For Its First Collection With An Arab Designer

In H&M’s storied collaboration history, there has never been one with an Arab designer, until now. Enter Lebanese designer Sandra Mansour with her trailblazing new collection that is an empowering demonstration of hope and resilience even in the most turbulent of times. Inspired by a quartet of powerful female artists, Mansour dares to dream of … Continue reading FASHION | H&M Collaborates With Sandra Mansour For Its First Collection With An Arab Designer

FASHION | Rami Kadi is the U.N.’s Newest Goodwill Ambassador

Lebanese couturier Rami Kadi has been announced Wednesday as the regional Goodwill Ambassador for the sustainable fashion programme at UNEP. It is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system, and serves as an authoritative advocate … Continue reading FASHION | Rami Kadi is the U.N.’s Newest Goodwill Ambassador

FINE JEWELRY | Sonam Kapoor And Arab Stars Preview Bulgari’s Collection Inspired By The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Celebrities from all over the Arab flew to Abu Dhabi for the launch of Bulgari’s new Jannah Collection. The glorious high jewelry designs unveiled at the Louvre Abu Dhabi are the results an unprecedented collaboration between the Italian house and Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, member  of the ruling UAE … Continue reading FINE JEWELRY | Sonam Kapoor And Arab Stars Preview Bulgari’s Collection Inspired By The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

FASHION | Billy Porter’s 2020 Emmys Ensemble Was Custom – Made By This Saudi Label

Billy Porter is known for his unapologetic style and statement red carpet looks. Despite this year’s Emmy Awards being held digitally, porter didn’t hold back from bringing his show-stopping outfits to the event, wearing a custom-made ensemble by Saudi label, Ashi Studio. The actor, who was nominated for the award for outstanding lead actor in … Continue reading FASHION | Billy Porter’s 2020 Emmys Ensemble Was Custom – Made By This Saudi Label

CULTURE | Hagia Sophia Must Remain Part Of Humanity’s Shared Heritage, Spanish Minister Says

MADRID | SPAIN – Spain’s foreign minister Arancha Gonzales Laya said on Monday it was important that Turkey’s Hagia Sophia remains part of humanity’s shared global heritage, after it was reconverted into a mosque from a museum last week. ‘For us it is important that the spirit of this great monument of Hagia Sophia is … Continue reading CULTURE | Hagia Sophia Must Remain Part Of Humanity’s Shared Heritage, Spanish Minister Says

ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | The New Digital – Art Museum Is Coming To Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Culture has announced a collaboration with international art collective teamLab to create a digital-art museum as part of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. The museum will be located in Jeddah, and is set to be called TeamLab Borderless Jeddah and will open in 2023. The 10 – year collaboration agreement between Saudi … Continue reading ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | The New Digital – Art Museum Is Coming To Saudi Arabia

ARTS & CULTURE | Saudi Film Festival Announces Jury Members

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – The organizing committee of the Saudi Film Festival on Tuesday announced the name of the jury for competitions in the upcoming festival. The festival, organized by Ithra in collaboration with the Film Authority of the Saudi Culture Ministry, will be held virtually from Sept.1-6 and broadcast online. Interviews with filmmakers … Continue reading ARTS & CULTURE | Saudi Film Festival Announces Jury Members

BUSINESS | Conor McGregor Orders Special Edition #12 ‘Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63’ Yacht

MMA champion Conor McGregor places order for special ‘McGregor Edition #12’ Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63’ super sports motor yacht. Conor McGregor has been shopping for the family and placed an order for the new ‘Tecnomar for Lamgorghini 63’ super sports motor yacht released by The Italian Sea Group. Inspired by the hybrid Lamborghini Sian FKP … Continue reading BUSINESS | Conor McGregor Orders Special Edition #12 ‘Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63’ Yacht

ENTERTAINMENT | Cairo International Film Festival Delayed Until December

The 42nd edition of the annual Cairo International Film Festival has been postponed. The week-long event, which was scheduled to take place between Nov.19-28, has been pushed back by two weeks to Dec.2-10. The change in date was to ensure that COVID-19 safety and health measures put in place are approved by the Egyptian government … Continue reading ENTERTAINMENT | Cairo International Film Festival Delayed Until December

ENTERTAINMENT | New James Bond Movie Pushed To April 2021 As Coronavirus Cases Continue To Rise

‘No Time To Die’, the James Bond Film that was the first Hollywood feature to move on the theatrical calendar due to the coronavirus outbreak, is moving again. This time, it’s got its sights on 2021. On Friday, MGM Studios announced that Daniel Craig’s latest turn as British spy James Bond would no longer arrive … Continue reading ENTERTAINMENT | New James Bond Movie Pushed To April 2021 As Coronavirus Cases Continue To Rise

ENTERTAINMENT | Arab Supermodel Gigi Hadid Expecting First Child With One Direction’s Zany Malik. Yolanda Hadid Confirmed

MILAN | ITALY – Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik have not yet publicly confirmed the reports that they’re expecting their first child together, but Gigi’s mom, Yolanda, has spoken up. She recently gave an interview to the Dutch celebrity new television show, RTL Boulevard, and confirmed that she’ll be a grandmother, telling the outlet, ‘Still … Continue reading ENTERTAINMENT | Arab Supermodel Gigi Hadid Expecting First Child With One Direction’s Zany Malik. Yolanda Hadid Confirmed

KSA| The Saudi Ministry of Culture will launch 11 independent arts and culture organization this year as part of a restructuring of the Kingdom’s cultural sector in line with Vision 2030 reforms.

The Saudi Ministry of Culture will launch 11 independent arts and culture organization this year as part of a restructuring of the Kingdom’s  cultural sector in line with Vision 2030 reforms. A ministry spokesperson, Abdulkareem Al-Hameed, said the new cultural units will oversee museums, movies and visual shows, libraries, fashion, music, heritage, literature and publication, … Continue reading KSA| The Saudi Ministry of Culture will launch 11 independent arts and culture organization this year as part of a restructuring of the Kingdom’s cultural sector in line with Vision 2030 reforms.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Coachella Will Be Postponed Because Of Coronavirus Concerns, Sources Say

LOS ANGELES | One of music’s largest event will be delayed over coronavirus concerns. The Coachella Vally Music and Arts Festival organizers will postpone the event, potentially until October, two sources with knowledge of matter tell CNN. The festival, which typically attracts about 100,000 attendees per day, had been set to take place on two … Continue reading ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Coachella Will Be Postponed Because Of Coronavirus Concerns, Sources Say

ENTERTAINMENT | SXSW Canceled As Tech And Entertainment World Faces

BUCHAREST – The South by Southwest music, technology and film festival in Austin, Texas, was canceled on Friday, adding a growing list of events being suspended around the world over concerns about the spreading coronavirus outbreak. Known as SXSW, the annual showcase of pop culture had been scheduled to run March 13 to 22. Organizers … Continue reading ENTERTAINMENT | SXSW Canceled As Tech And Entertainment World Faces

Netflix to debut its first Egyptian original series ‘Paranormal’

CAIOR – – Netflix Inc. will on Thursday debut its first Egyptian television series ‘Paranormal’, a major step in the streaming service’s Middle Eastern strategy. The series is based on Egyptian  novelist Ahmed Khaled Tawfik’s book about a doctor whose lifelong scientific convictions are suddenly called into question. His critically acclaimed novels in Arabic have … Continue reading Netflix to debut its first Egyptian original series ‘Paranormal’

ENTERTAINMENT | Friends Reunion Confirmed At HBO Max: ‘It’s Happening’

The one where it’s all happening! A ‘Friends’ reunion starring Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Parry, David Schwimmer and Matt LeBlank is official happening, HBO Max confirmed Friday. ‘The one where they got back together’, HBO Max posted in an Instagram Story. ‘The Friends cast set to reunite for exclusive HBO Max special … Continue reading ENTERTAINMENT | Friends Reunion Confirmed At HBO Max: ‘It’s Happening’

ENTERTAINMENT | Reese Witherspoon, Clothing Company Sued By Teachers For Misleading Dress Giveaway Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Reese Witherspoon has been sued by a group of teachers for an alleged misealding dress giveaway involving her clothing company, Draper James, according to a new report. Back in April, the  ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ actress, 44, champions teachers around the country amid the coronavirus pandemic by offering them a chance to snag a free dress. … Continue reading ENTERTAINMENT | Reese Witherspoon, Clothing Company Sued By Teachers For Misleading Dress Giveaway Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

ENTERTAINMENT | Nicole Kidman Has Purchased Rights To Another Laine Moriarty Book That Sounds Even Better Than Big Little Lies

MILAN – Hulu’s limited TV series adaptation of Liane Moriarty’s book, Nine Perfect Strangers, is taking shape with a number of key cast members on board, Deadline reports. Nicole Kidman and Gilmore Girls alum Melissa McCarthy are set to star along with The Good Place’s Many Jacinto. Kidman will take on the role of Masha … Continue reading ENTERTAINMENT | Nicole Kidman Has Purchased Rights To Another Laine Moriarty Book That Sounds Even Better Than Big Little Lies

SPORTS | Formula One Season Set To Start In Bahrain After Australian Grand Prix Postponement

MILAN – – The start of the Formula One season has been delayed after the Australian Grand Prix was postponed from March to November because of the COVID-19 pandemic.The Australian race in Melbourne has been rescheduled from March 21 to November 21. The Chinese GP has also been delayed but no new date has been … Continue reading SPORTS | Formula One Season Set To Start In Bahrain After Australian Grand Prix Postponement

SPORTS | FIFA President Meets Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

RIYADH – – Against the backdrop of a historic Gulf Cooperation Council summit that paved the way for regional reconciliation, FIFA President Gianni Infantino met with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. The meeting was an opportunity to discuss the important role that football can play as a uniting factor … Continue reading SPORTS | FIFA President Meets Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

SPORTS | Saudi Sports Minister Welcomes FIFA’s Infantino

RIYADH – – Saudi Arabia’s sports minister welcomed the President of Federation International de football Association (FIFA) Gianni Infantino in Riyadh on Wednesday, state news agency SPA reported. Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Saud discussed with FIFA’s head cooperation opportunities between the Kingdom and football’s governing body.  Assistant minister of sport Abdul Ilah Al-Dalak and President of … Continue reading SPORTS | Saudi Sports Minister Welcomes FIFA’s Infantino