Singing star John Legend to perform at UAE festival

John Legend is famous for his songs “Glory” and “All of me.” (AFP)
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Updated 14 January 2020

Singing star John Legend to perform at UAE festival

  • The 41-year-old artist will take to the stage at Dubai’s Coca-Cola Arena on Jan. 31

DUBAI: American singer and songwriter John Legend is to perform in the UAE as part of the Dubai Shopping Festival’s closing celebrations.

The 41-year-old artist will take to the stage at Dubai’s Coca-Cola Arena on Jan. 31 for what will be his second appearance in the city.

Legend headlined the 16th Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival in 2018, playing alongside singing star Ricky Martin and British pop band Duran Duran, and is famous for his songs “Glory” and “All of me.”

In 2015, Legend won the Golden Globe Award for co-writing “Glory” from the film “Selma.” He is also an actor and received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for his role in NBC’s musical “Jesus Christ Superstar,” which he also produced.


Dubai designer unveils opulent wedding dress that ‘takes a village’ to transport

Cinco has dressed A-list celebrities including Jennifer Lopez, Carrie Underwood and Ellie Goulding. (Getty)
Updated 20 January 2020

Dubai designer unveils opulent wedding dress that ‘takes a village’ to transport

DUBAI: Dubai-based fashion designer Michael Cinco took to Instagram to share his latest three-meter-long wedding gown, which according to his account, “takes a village just to transport.”

The crystallized wedding gown has a train of intricate petal layers with around 200,000 Swarovski crystals and was created for an Abu Dhabi-based bride. “The bride specifically asked me to create her dream wedding — a 50’s inspired Dior gown...So I made her dream wedding gown with a couture M5 touch on it,” the Filipino designer wrote on his Instagram account.

Cinco has dressed A-list celebrities including Jennifer Lopez, Carrie Underwood, Ellie Goulding and many more.