Art & Culture



Training course on vocal Maqamat in Madinah

JEDDAH: The Madinah Arts and Culture Society has organized a training course on vocal Maqamat, or the art of recitation.



How ‘Life of Pi’ makers told their story

DIRECTOR Ang Lee wanted to offer filmgoers an “immersive” experience with “Life of Pi,” his Oscar-nominated 3D fable about an Indian boy trapped



Year’s first art fest coming to Jeddah

In a collaborative effort, the first art festival of the year will be launched in Jeddah from Feb. 24-28, entitled “Arabian Wings Haii.”



Ghassan Daghestani talks about his passion for street photography in US

Ghassan Daghestani is a self-taught photographer who discovered his talent after he moved to the US in 2007.



Moroccan focus at Dubai’s Global Village

The Moroccan Pavilion at Global Village in Dubai is one that retains its own characteristics and products quintessential to the country’s geographic location and art.



Youth turning their backs on ‘Singapore Dream’

ONG Hui Juan spent nearly four years working in a British bank in Singapore, but decided to leave last year to pursue her passion of working with youth — an unusua



Could 9-year-old win youngest best actress Oscar?

LOS ANGELES: She landed the part by lying about her age: Quvenzhane Wallis was five, and the filmmakers were only auditioning girls at least six years old.



Saudi women to display skills in Europe

A group of 70 Saudi women from Al-Nahda Women’s Charitable Society, the Arts of Heritage Collection, will visit a number of European countries to show their skills



Eastern Europe basks in triumph as Berlin festival wraps up

BERLIN: The 63rd Berlin film festival wrapped up yesterday after awarding its Golden Bear top prize to the Romanian melodrama “Child’s Pose” in a banne

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