Sharjah’s Amphitheatre to host three-day virtual Eid concert

Lebanese pop star Yara is among the performers. (File/Instagram)
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Updated 21 May 2020

Sharjah’s Amphitheatre to host three-day virtual Eid concert

DUBAI: You might not get to experience the thrill of physically attending an IRL concert this Eid, with families staying at home amid the coronavirus pandemic, however, Sharjah will be live-streaming a three-day virtual concert during the holiday for music lovers across the region to enjoy.  

Featuring performances from Emirati musician Mohamed Al-Shehhi, Iraq singer-songwriter Hatem Al-Iraqi and Lebanese pop star Yara, the shows will be streamed on Al-Majaz Amphitheatre’s Instagram, Facebook and YouTube accounts.

The scheduled line-up will see Al-Shehhi take to the stage on May 25 at 9pm GST. Al-Iraqi  is set to perform on May 26 at 9pm GST and Yara will round out the shows on May 27 at 9pm GST. 


Paris Couture Week to go digital in July

Updated 30 May 2020

Paris Couture Week to go digital in July

DUBAI: For the first time ever, the Federation de la Haute Couture et de la Mode said it would stage an online version of Paris Couture Week from July 6 to 8. 

“Each house will be represented in the form of a creative film or video,” the federation stated, adding “Additional content will be included in an editorialized section of the platform. All of this will be widely shared on the main international media networks.” 

It has not yet been confirmed which designers will take part in the new digital concept, but the week typically features design talent from the region, including Lebanese fashion houses Elie Saab, Zuhair Murad and Maison Rabih Kayrouz, among others.

Meanwhile, a few of the fashion houses that have been granted the official haute couture designation have opted out from showing this season.

 Jean Paul Gaultier, who handed over the reins of his couture business to Sacai’s Chitose Abe as the first in a series of rotating guest designers, announced the couture show would be postponed until January. Italian designer Giorgio Armani did the same for his Armani Privé collection, while Balenciaga, which was set to debut its first couture collection in over 50 years, has also postponed.