Bruno Mars to perform in Abu Dhabi on New Year’s Eve

Bruno Mars will headline the Resolution by Night festival on Yas Island. (AFP)
Updated 16 September 2019

Bruno Mars to perform in Abu Dhabi on New Year’s Eve

DUBAI: Grammy-winning singer Bruno Mars will perform in Abu Dhabi on New Year’s Eve, it was announced on Monday.

Mars will headline the Resolution by Night festival on Yas Island on Tuesday, Dec. 31.

Flash Entertainment collaborated with the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi and Miral Asset Management to bring the 11-time Grammy winner to the UAE.

Fans heading to the concert will be able to enjoy the festivities well into the next day, with the Du Arena's Resolution by Day festival carrying on well into Jan. 1.

Family-friendly activities the next day include face painting, magic shows and a 300 meter-long bouncy castle.

 “We are thrilled to collaborate with Flash Entertainment and Miral Asset Management to bring in the award-winning artist Bruno Mars to the capital for an unforgettable experience to usher in the New Year,” Ali Al-Shaiba, Acting Executive Director of Tourism and Marketing at DCT Abu Dhabi, said in a released statement.

 


US celebrities Janelle Monae, Seth Rogen and more donating to Minneapolis protesters’ bail

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US celebrities Janelle Monae, Seth Rogen and more donating to Minneapolis protesters’ bail

DUBAI: US stars Seth Rogen, Steve Carell and Janelle Monae are among the high-profile celebrities donating money to help Minneapolis demonstrators who have been arrested make bail.

This week, protests erupted across the United States after a video, circulated online, showed a Minneapolis police officer  kneeling on an African American man’s neck and ignoring his pleas of “please, please, please, I can’t breathe. Please, man.” 

The man, George Floyd died on Monday, while pleading for air as the officer kneeled on his neck for nearly eight minutes.

People have been posting screenshots across Twitter and Instagram  showing donations made to the Minnesota Freedom Fund, a nonprofit organization which pays bail for low-income citizens who can’t afford it.

Writer Lincoln Michel recently started a chain on Twitter asking people to match his donation to the organization where it eventually gained the attention of high profile celebrities, including Steve Carell, Seth Rogan, Ben Schwartz and many others who are donating in response to Michel’s Tweet. 

Musicians like Kali Uchis, Noname, Kehlani and Unknown Mortal Orchestra also posted screenshots of their donations to the freedom fund, too.

Floyd's death and subsequent demonstrations sparked a considerable amount of debate and outrage online, with celebrities like half-Palestinian models Bella and Gigi Hadid, part-Saudi model Shanina Shaik and musician Beyonce demanding justice for Floyd online.