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Lady Gaga has message for UAE fans

Evelyn Lau   |  September 2, 2014

Lady Gaga has posted a video message to her UAE fans ahead of her Dubai gig on September 10.

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Russian Ministry of Culture says “Da” to Star Wars

Chris Newbould   |  September 1, 2014

It’s been a few days since we reported any new developments on Star Wars: Episode VII, other than filming resuming at London’s Pinewood Studios following the accident that left Harrison Ford with an injured leg.Now it seems the cast and crew might want to take another little time out to say... Read more

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Alliance Francaise announces September cultural programme

Chris Newbould   |  September 1, 2014

Dubai’s Alliance Francaise has announced a programme of events to keep the culture vultures entertained during September.The programme kicks off on Monday, September 8 at 6pm with a screening of L’Enfant d’en Haut. This gritty 2012 Franco-Swiss drama won the Silver Bear at the Berlin International ... Read more

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Write fast-paced plays in a workshop with Australian playwright Alex Broun

Afshan Ahmed   |  August 31, 2014

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be a playwright but never had the confidence to try, how about starting with a 10-minute script for a taster?The Australian playwright Alex Broun, who is also the director of the Dubai edition of the fast-theatre festival Short+Sweet, will be taking two weekend... Read more

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I am NatGeo Photographer winner announced

Chris Newbould   |  August 28, 2014

Lebanese amateur photographer Emilie Houwat has been crowned Top of the Togs, beating off competition from across the Middle East, in the first season of National Geographic Abu Dhabi’s regional version of the reality show I am NatGeo Photographer.In the final episode of the show, Emilie and fellow finalists... Read more

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Queen for a day at Hard Rock Cafe Dubai

Chris Newbould   |  August 28, 2014

Have you ever felt the urge to dress up as large-lunged, leather-loving, late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury for a day?Personally, I’m a no, but if you have you won’t get many better opportunities than on Friday September 5, when Dubai’s Hard Rock Cafe will be celebrating Freddie for a Day,... Read more

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Kid Ink coming to People by Crystal Abu Dhabi

Afshan Ahmed   |  August 28, 2014

Kid Ink, the American rapper with an I Don’t Care attitude, will be performing at the People by Crystal Abu Dhabi and Dubai this weekend. The music producer, who has performed in the Emirates before, cancelled scheduled interviewers with the press before his show in the capital tonight. He will be performing in ... Read more

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Shah Rukh Khan turns global crime fighter

Chris Newbould   |  August 28, 2014

Shah Rukh Khan has become the first Indian ambassador to Interpol’s Turn Back Crime campaign, which seeks to promote ways in which everyone can do their bit to help prevent crime, and he’s invoked the spirit of Mahatma Gandhi to help him in his new role.Khan said: “It’s a very special... Read more

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Shahid Kapoor’s sister to get Shandar entry into Bollywood

Aarti Jhurani   |  August 27, 2014

There’s a new star kid on the horizon, one who is ready to make her debut with her already famous sibling. We’re talking about Sanah Kapoor, Pankaj Kapoor’s daughter and Shahid Kapoor’s younger sister. Rumour has it that she will be starring in Vikas Bahl’s film, Shandaar alongside... Read more

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Alia Bhatt is genius of the year

Aarti Jhurani   |  August 27, 2014

Alia Bhatt may not be the smartest kid on the block, but no one can accuse her of being a poor sport. After the Koffee with Karan debacle, when during the GK round she called out Prithviraj Chauhan [a king from the late 12th century] as the president of India. Her answer led to a lot of ridicule and a spawned hundreds ... Read more

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