Get your ‘moves like Jagger’ ready: Maroon 5 back in Dubai

Maroon 5 was in Dubai in 2011. (File/AFP)
Updated 28 March 2019
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Get your ‘moves like Jagger’ ready: Maroon 5 back in Dubai

  • Date and venue are still not confirmed
  • Eager fans can register online to get more updates

DUBAI: American pop-rock band Maroon 5, responsible for radio hits “Girls like you” and “This love,” is performing in Dubai this year, although exact details of the upcoming concert has yet to be announced.

The band, led by its front man Adam Levine, is currently on a 60-date world tour that started in South America. It is not confirmed when the band is heading to Dubai, but numerous reports indicate it might likely happen late this year, after the hitmakers close off their European tour in June.

Local reports also said the concert might take place at a new indoor venue in the emirates, Dubai Arena, which could accommodate 17,000 guests.

Eager fans can register online to get more updates about the hotly tipped concert.

The Grammy-winning band visited Dubai in 2011, and performed at the World Trade Center.


What We Are Reading Today: Air Traffic by Gregory Pardlo

Updated 22 April 2019
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What We Are Reading Today: Air Traffic by Gregory Pardlo

  • The author examines the ramifications of the episode on his family’s legacy, then expands to consider questions of race, addiction and fatherhood

Air Traffic is a courageously written book that chronicles among other things Gregory Pardlo’s complex relationship with members of his family, particularly his father and younger brother.

Gregory Pardlo’s father was one of the thousands of air traffic controllers fired in 1981 by President Ronald Reagan. The author examines the ramifications of the episode on his family’s legacy, then expands to consider questions of race, addiction and fatherhood.

Pardlo “is a talented writer and he examines so many issues in this memoir — race, economics, manhood, addiction, family and sibling relationships, marriage and parenthood,” says a review published in goodreads.com. A review published in The New York Times, Janet Maslin said: “The book is centered on the troubled relationship between the author and his father, although it roams freely in many other directions ... Simple description does not do Pardlo’s story justice; only his own sublime words can achieve that.” The review added: “When Pardlo won the Pulitzer in 2015 for his collection Digest, the citation praised his ‘clear-voiced poems that bring readers the news from 21st-century America, rich with thought, ideas and histories public and private.’ Replace the word ‘poems’ with the word “essays,” and you have an apt description of the second part of Air Traffic.”