K-pop band Exo to get a Dubai Star

Dubai’s version of the Walk of Fame announced the news on Monday. (Shutterstock)
Updated 09 July 2019

K-pop band Exo to get a Dubai Star

DUBAI: K-pop boy band Exo is set to get a Dubai Star this October, it was revealed on Monday.



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Dubai’s version of the Walk of Fame announced the news on Twitter saying, “We’ve seen the legendary @WeAreOneEXO take the music industry by storm, one act at a time. Today, with all your nominations, we officially announce that we will be unveiling their #DubaiStar in @MyDowntownDubai this October.”

The band’s hit, “Power,” was played at the Dubai Fountain and Exo-Ls, a nickname for the South Korean group’s fan base, also got the chance to catch a three-minute LED show on the Burj Khalifa based on the same song in July 2018.

Dubai Stars awards the world’s highest achievers from various fields in a walkable tribute in Downtown Dubai. The tremendously popular Seoul-based band were chosen by the public, out of the first 400 names voted, to be awarded a star alongside the Lebanese singer Fayrouz, Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, actor Dwayne Johnson, action star Jackie Chan and other international celebrities.


What We Are Reading Today: The Puritans: A Transatlantic History by David D. Hall

Updated 21 November 2019

What We Are Reading Today: The Puritans: A Transatlantic History by David D. Hall

This book is a sweeping transatlantic history of Puritanism from its emergence out of the religious tumult of Elizabethan England to its founding role in the story of America. 

Shedding critical new light on the diverse forms of Puritan belief and practice in England, Scotland, and New England, David Hall provides a multifaceted account of a cultural movement that judged the Protestant reforms of Elizabeth’s reign to be unfinished. Hall’s vivid and wide-ranging narrative describes the movement’s deeply ambiguous triumph under Oliver Cromwell, its political demise with the Restoration of the English monarchy in 1660, and its perilous migration across the Atlantic to establish a “perfect reformation” in the New World.

A breathtaking work of scholarship by an eminent historian, The Puritans examines the tribulations and doctrinal dilemmas that led to the fragmentation and eventual decline of Puritanism. It presents a compelling portrait of a religious and political movement that was divided virtually from the start.

In England, some wanted to dismantle the Church of England entirely and others were more cautious, while Puritans in Scotland were divided between those willing to work with a troublesome king and others insisting on the independence of the state church.