After Winning at “Les Victoires De la Musique”, Ibrahim Maalouf Clinches César Award

Two weeks after winning the “Concert/Musical Show of the Year” 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 "Best Original Score" at France's most prominent film awards. Maalouf was nominated for the same category two years ago as well but did not win. Here's a showing Maalouf receiving his award and an after the awards ceremony. It is worth noting…

La Plume de Pierre (Pierre Sadek Foundation) Caricatures on Display at The Sursock Museum

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 death in 2013, the Pierre Sadek Foundation was established and "La Plume de Pierre", The Pierre Sadek Award for Editorial Cartoons, was kicked off. The annual award for new editorial drawings/caricatures was created to safeguard this caricaturist’s legacy and promote…
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Said Akl Graffiti Vandalized in Gemmayze

3 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

3 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

3 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

4 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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#IndeedBetterTogether: Tripoli Kicks Off its Christmas Festivities

5 months ago
#TripoliLB unveiled yesterday its stunning Christmas tree at the Rachid Karameh expo under the #IndeedBetterTogether slogan to send out a message of unity and hope to all the Tripolitans and Lebanese. The tree was set ...
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Beirut Chants: 29 Free Concerts Celebrating Diversity & Promoting A Culture of Peace

5 months ago
This year marks the 9th edition of Beirut Chants, a festival that has become one of the Christmas season’s most anticipated events. Every year during Christmas, concerts are organized in all of Beirut’s historical churches ...
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Four Reasons To Attend Christmas In Action Next Week [December 14-18]

5 months ago
I was introduced to Christmas in Action last year by a friend and had the honor to meet Cynthia Bou Khater few weeks back, the woman behind this year’s biggest Christmas event and IN Action, ...
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Lebanon’s National Library is Open Till November 20

6 months ago
The rehabilitation project of the National Library is supposedly complete but it won’t be opening (officially) anytime soon because the cabinet has yet to appoint an executive board and director. Nevertheless, there’s an ongoing exhibition ...
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