Arts

Ariana Grande to return to Manchester for star-studded benefit gig - 05/31/2017

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM, Alice Tidey with Alice Ritchie in London- US pop star Ariana Grande announced Tuesday she would return to Manchester to headline a star-studded benefit concert for the...

Travolta donates his Qantas plane to Australia museum - 05/30/2017

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA- Hollywood star John Travolta has donated his "beloved" Boeing 707 plane to an Australian aviation museum and is aiming to be part of the crew to deliver the vintage aircraft. Made...

Extraordinary life of explorer Ali Bey set for cinema - 05/29/2017

RABAT, MOROCCO, Herve Bar- Adventurer, Orientalist, spy: the remarkable story of Spanish explorer Ali Bey al-Abbassi is to be told on the silver screen for the first time, two centuries after his...

Hollywood raids bookshelves in search of good stories - 05/27/2017

CANNES, FRANCE, Françoise Michel- Hollywood has always adapted the classics but film and television's voracious appetite for new material now has film-makers raiding the bookshelves like never...

Arab TV series showcases untold stories of IS women - 05/26/2017

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, Mohamad Ali Harissi- They are mothers, daughters, wives -- and suicide bombers: an Arab television drama timed for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan tells the untold...

Syria girls escape nightmare of war with Snow White fable - 05/26/2017

DOUMA, SYRIA, Hasan Mohammed- To escape the nightmare of life in their besieged hometown near Syria's capital, 13 young girls sought refuge in a fairytale performance of "Snow White and the Seven...

Stars dig deep at charity Cannes AIDS gala - 05/26/2017

CANNES, FRANCE- A galaxy of stars including Leonardo DiCaprio, Dustin Hoffman, Nicole Kidman and Will Smith turned out for an AIDS benefit that is the social highlight of the Cannes film festival....

Brazil's immortal diva Elza Soares vows to sing until end - 05/22/2017

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, Laura Bonilla- The emaciated teenager from a Rio favela, dressed in her mother's clothes held tight by pins, showed up in 1953 at a radio studio. She wanted to sing in return...

What Melania Wore: First lady's Saudi style a big deal - 05/22/2017

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | AFP | What women wear can often be the focus of critique and controversy -- all the more so when the woman is an ex-model, married to the US president and disembarking in...

Japan princess's betrothal highlights male royal succession woes - 05/19/2017

TOKYO, JAPAN, Harumi Ozawa / Miwa Suzuki- Emperor Akihito's granddaughter's upcoming engagement to her college sweetheart, a commoner, will cost the princess her royal status in a move that...
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