Arab star Elissa creates history at Olympia Paris

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Updated 04 November 2017
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Arab star Elissa creates history at Olympia Paris

JEDDAH: Lebanese star Elissa played at the magnificent Olympia theater in Paris on Friday, becoming just the sixth Arab singer to perform on the historical stage after Umm Kulthum, Abdel Halim Hafez, Ahlam, Najwa Karam and Hakim.
“Thank u #Olympia #paris #ELISSA what a night,” she wrote on social media. “One of my best concert(s) ever i m overwhelmed #olympia.”
Elissa performed several tracks from her latest album “Saharna Ya Lail,” as well as some of her biggest hits from the past, to a houseful of Arab music lovers in Paris.
The 45-year-old singer also celebrated her birthday on stage by cutting a cake, with the audience humming “Happy Birthday.”
Elissa wore a white flowing dress for the night, with some on social media comparing the singer to Egyptian-Italian singer and actress Dalida, who is remembered for the iconic white dresses she wore during her performances at Olympia.
On Saturday, as Lebanese leader Saad Al-Hariri announced his resignation as prime minister, Elissa tweeted prayers for her homeland.
“Coming back to a country whose instability is killing me. Pray for #Lebanon this is the only thing we can really do,” she wrote.


US police post mugshot of lost dog, bail paid in cookies

Updated 17 July 2018
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US police post mugshot of lost dog, bail paid in cookies

  • Police tried to get the dog to hop into his police car, but her legs were too short
  • It took a few hours before Bean’s owners tracked her down

CAPE MAY, N.J.: A dog is home after police in a New Jersey shore town posted its mugshot on social media.
Cape May Patrolman Michael LeSage found Bean the pug in a yard on Sunday. He tells The Star-Ledger of Newark he tried to get the dog to hop into his police car, but her legs were too short so he had to lift her.
Police posted a photo of Bean on Facebook with the caption: “This is what happens when you run away from home.” It took a few hours before Bean’s owners tracked her down.
Hadley Hubbard of Baltimore, Maryland, thanked police and posted that Bean was sound asleep after an exciting run.
LeSage posted that Bean paid her bail in cookies.