Watch “Hona Beirut” on April 18 and 21

HONA Beirut debuted on April 13th, the anniversary of the start of the Lebanese Civil War. The play is a dark comedy directed by Yehya Jaber and produced by MARCH Lebanon, where 18 young men and women from different backgrounds and religious poke fun at the sectarian rifts and stereotypes they live with every day. The plot is as follows: "After a breaking news bulletin interrupts auditions for a play at a cafe in Downtown…

Majida El Roumi Honored by The Spanish Ambassador in #Lebanon

Lebanese singer Majida el Roumi was honored by the Spanish Ambassador in Lebanon and awarded the Order of Civil Merit which is granted by the Spanish King. El Roumi has been recognized with many awards and honors and also serves as UN Goodwill Ambassador. El Roumi started singing at age 17 and is one of the most acclaimed and beloved Arab singers. I found a video of the occasion of the event held: and here…
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La Nuit des Musées 2017: Visit Lebanon’s Museums For Free on April 7

1 month ago
The Ministry of culture is organizing the 4th edition of “Museums Night” on Friday the 7th of April from 5 PM till midnight. Museums will open at night and will be free for all visitors. ...
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Lebanese Women Entrepeneurs Highlighted in #Facebook’s #SheMeansBusiness Initiative

1 month ago
Facebook recently launched the #SheMeansBusiness global program to train and inspire women entrepreneurs on using Facebook and Instagram as platforms for their businesses. They are partnering with organizations in the UAE and Egypt to enable ...
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After Winning at “Les Victoires De la Musique”, Ibrahim Maalouf Clinches César Award

1 month ago
Two weeks after winning the “Concert/Musical Show of the Year” (Spectacle musical/Tournée/Concert) award at France’s 32nd edition of “Victoires de la Musique”, French-Lebanese trumpet player and teacher and composer Ibrahim Maalouf won a César for ...
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La Plume de Pierre (Pierre Sadek Foundation) Caricatures on Display at The Sursock Museum

1 month ago
Pierre Sadek was Lebanon’s leading political caricaturist and a genius. During my AUB years, I spent countless hours looking through old archives and checking his brilliant newspapers caricatures from the 70s and 80s. Following his ...
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Said Akl Graffiti Vandalized in Gemmayze

2 months ago
Said Akl’s graffiti in Gemmayze was recently vandalized. Few months ago, someone added some lipstick on the poet’s lips but now it got totally ruined. Said Akl is considered one of the most important modern ...
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ASHEKMAN Taking Part in Saudi Arabia’s First Ever Comic-Con

2 months ago
Saudi Arabia is currently hosting its first ever Comic-con, a three-day festival of anime, pop art, video gaming and film-related events. Two prominent “Game of Thrones” stars attended the event: Julian Glover (Grand Maester Pycelle) ...
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Transforming Arabic Words Into Illustrations Showing Their Meaning

2 months ago
I’m not really sure who’s behind these illustrations to be honest but I love the concept and execution. Basically, they manipulated Arabic words and turned them into illustrations that show the literal meaning of these ...
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World-Renowed Street Artist Retna Paints Ashrafieh and Ouzai

3 months ago
Marquis Lewis, known as Retna, is an American contemporary street artist of African-American, El Salvadorian and Cherokee descent. During the holidays, Loft Investments by Ayad Nasser in partnership with curator19.90 flew in Retna to Beirut ...
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