Tamer Hosny Becomes the First Egyptian to Get His Handprint in Hollywood, Here’s Why He Deserves It

Tamer Hosny Becomes the First Egyptian to Get His Handprint in Hollywood, Here’s Why He Deserves It

by Ali Khalifa

  Arab singing sensation, Tamer Hosny, is on the verge of what is probably his biggest achievement so far. The pop star is set to have his handprint and footprint permanently engraved on the Forecourt of the Stars at Hollywood’s iconic Chinese Theater on August 9th.   Hosny is the first Egyptian to ever gain […]

Find out Why Kuwait Banned ‘The Beauty and the Beast’

Find out Why Kuwait Banned ‘The Beauty and the Beast’

  The live-action remake of the classic “Beauty and the Beast” broke box-office records. According to BBC, it had the biggest weekend opening for any PG film, with an opening weekend revenue of $350m around the world. That, however, didn’t stop the movie from causing some controversy.     The movie also made huge earnings […]

‘Prince of Egypt’ Concert Cancelled over Lack of Diversity

‘Prince of Egypt’ Concert Cancelled over Lack of Diversity

  The ‘Prince of Egypt’ cartoon some of us knew as kids (the one about Moses) has been turned into a musical, and a free concert reading of the new musical was cancelled after artists and fans criticized the casting, according to the New York Times.   The concert was to take place this month […]

The Backstreet Festival Is Reviving Alexandria as an International Hub for Arts and Culture

The Backstreet Festival Is Reviving Alexandria as an International Hub for Arts and Culture

Alexandria, Egypt’s gem on the Mediterranean, has always been known as a city where creativity flows and flourishes. With the aim of reviving Alexandria’s reputation as a cosmopolitan hub of arts and culture, this year’s edition of the Backstreet Festival is doing just that. Dubbed “The Joy Project”, the third annual Backstreet Festival organized by […]

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead in Dubai

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead in Dubai

The fine folk at Dubai Drama Group (DDG) are continuing their season with Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. This dark comedy has been running for the past couple of days but it’ll go until Feb. 1 at the Kilachand Studio Theatre. This classic theatrical piece takes place during Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, […]