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Mohamed Ramadan’s North Coast concert canceled due to COVID-19
Culture

Mohamed Ramadan’s North Coast concert canceled due to COVID-19

Egyptian actor and singer Mohamed Ramadan announced on Tuesday that his upcoming concert in New Alamein City on the North…
In Dubai, Filipina pulls no punches in jokes on Mideast life
Middle East

In Dubai, Filipina pulls no punches in jokes on Mideast life

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Peering out into the darkened audience of a Dubai bar, comedian Imah Dumagay leaned…
Video: Retired actress Sherihan returns to acting by starring in Coco Chanel play
Egypt

Video: Retired actress Sherihan returns to acting by starring in Coco Chanel play

On Wednesday, Head of the Saudi Entertainment Authority Turki al-Sheikh announced that the Egyptian retired actress Sherihan will return to…
Politics still pack a punch(line) for Iranian-American comic
Middle East

Politics still pack a punch(line) for Iranian-American comic

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — For Iranian-American Maz Jobrani, a stand-up show in Dubai marked the first time he’s…
UAE mandates COVID-19 vaccines for live events
Middle East

UAE mandates COVID-19 vaccines for live events

The United Arab Emirates said vaccinations against COVID-19 will be mandatory for people attending all “live events” from June 6,…
In the shadow of COVID-19, a toll on entertainment workers
World

In the shadow of COVID-19, a toll on entertainment workers

NEW YORK (AP) — Like so many, the pandemic upended life for actor and dancer Rena Riffel. The Los Angeles-based…
CBC releases nightly Ramadan series schedule
Cinema/TV

CBC releases nightly Ramadan series schedule

Tuesday witnessed not only the beginning of Ramadan, but also the beginning of the numerous beloved Ramadan TV series that…
Iran cracks down on contentious pop music video with arrests
Middle East

Iran cracks down on contentious pop music video with arrests

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian authorities have arrested multiple music producers connected to a California-based Iranian pop singer,…
Sawiris, Mohamed Hefzy make Variety500 list of most influential media personalities
Cinema/TV

Sawiris, Mohamed Hefzy make Variety500 list of most influential media personalities

Two Egyptians — Naguib Sawiris and Mohamed Hefzy — have been included in American magazine Variety’s Variety500 for 2019, an…
The 2010s in entertainment: binge TV, Disney and music moguls
Culture

The 2010s in entertainment: binge TV, Disney and music moguls

Every year brings an avalanche of lists about pop culture — best films, best books, best albums. Attempting to define…
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