Arts

Art Alert: BA Arts Centre to bring Mozart’s Requiem to audiences in Alexandria, Cairo

The iconic mass by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart will be staged twice, at Bibliotheca Alexandrina and All Saints’ Cathedral in Cairo. “Death is man’s best friend,” Mozart wrote in a letter to his father. When Mozart died over 200 years ago, he left behind hundreds of works: operas, concerti, symphonies, chamber works and more. Ironically, he died during his first assignment ...

Miss Colombia crowned Miss Universe; Miss USA runner-up

Miss Colombia Paulina Vega has been crowned Miss Universe, beating out first runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez and contestants from more than 80 other countries. Vega, a 22-year-old student of business administration, said she would wear the crown with “pride and excitement” as she heard the news that fans in Colombia had taken to the streets to celebrate. Although she ...

Thousands bid farewell to Lebanese diva Sabah

Thousands poured onto the streets Sunday to bid farewell to musical legend Sabah, who will not only be remembered for her huge contributions to the arts, but hailed for her humility despite achieving international acclaim. Song and dance shattered the usual Sunday quiet in Downtown Beirut, with citizens, musicians, public figures, former colleagues of the diva and her relatives celebrating ...

The middle East Says: Goodbye to Sabah

There are very few moments of shared joy in Lebanon’s collective memory. Sabah, who died Wednesday, was responsible for several of them. With her death, so passed one of the totems of Lebanon’s collective memory: the very embodiment of the “joie de vivre a la Libanaise.”Born Jeanette Gergis Feghali, Sabah died at 3 a.m. Wednesday in the Beirut suburb of ...

Free loans for contemporary art on the table at City of Sydney

A proposal going before City of Sydney councillors on Monday night would mean the City helps to establish an interest-free loans scheme for people buying art from local galleries. The goal: to make art more accessible to those with shallower pockets than your typical collector, and to get more artworks sold. Based on similar programs in the UK and the ...

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