Samy Khayath Awarded the French Recognition Medal

The French Ambassador honored Lebanese humorist Samy Khayyat on Friday by granting him the French Recognition Medal, to celebrate 60 years of artistic accomplishments. The ceremony was held in the SCAC Gardens, in the French Institute of Lebanon. Khayyat's plays are hilarious, he does come out a bit weird sometimes but he's a genius and his acts are timeless. Here's an old sketch on the electricity/generator crisis that we're still facing in Lebanon. Check out…

Baalbeck International Festival Goes Virtual, Will Broadcast A One-of-a-kind Live Concert on July 5

"The show must go on." The Baalbeck International Festival is defying the COVID-19 confinement by going virtual and broadcasting live on July 5 a newly conceived concert by Maestro Harout Fazlian and produced by the Baalbeck International Festival. "The Sound of Resilience" is an act of cultural resilience, unity, and hope and will serve as an example for future concerts to be held during the ongoing health crisis. The show will be held without an…
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Shortages in Lebanon: An Artsy Look

4 months ago
The dollar shortage is starting to severely impact stocks in supermarkets, pharmacies and other businesses as they struggle to refill their shelves. As a result, prices are skyrocketing as people rush to buy whatever is ...
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Remembering Pierre Sadek With These Timeless Caricatures

5 months ago
Pierre Sadek left us 7 years ago, yet his caricatures are as relevant today as they were back in the 70s, 80s and 90s. I am sharing few from the Pierre Sadek Foundation page, out ...
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Amin Maalouf Granted National Order of Merit by French President Macron

6 months ago
During a ceremony held in Paris, French President Emmanuel Macron honored Lebanese-born French author Amin Maalouf with the National Order of Merit (Grand officier de l’Ordre national du Mérite) for his contributions to literature. Amin ...
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Yousra Mohsen (Laila Liberty) First Middle Eastern Dancer At Le Crazy Horse de Paris

7 months ago
Three years after taking part in Miss Lebanon, Yousra Mohsen pursued her passion as a dancer and is now performing at the glamorous Parisian Cabaret “Le Crazy Horse”. Le Crazy Horse de Paris, which is ...
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A Heart Made Out of Tear Gas Canisters

7 months ago
Thawra Artists collected empty tear gas canisters from recent protests and produced a heart-shaped statue filled with these canisters and with rocks as well. The idea was to send out a message of love and ...
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The Lebanese Creativity Day – Martyrs Square

7 months ago
Artists from all over Lebanon celebrated the Lebanese Creativity Day in Martyrs Square over the weekend. The theme was the revolution obviously and there were some pretty amazing displays. Check them out! Pictures taken from ...
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The Silent Leaders: The Lebanese Revolution Art Book

7 months ago
Ever since the revolution started, artists have mobilized to add their marks to the massive movement that has swept across the country and someone is compiling all their works in one art book. The book ...
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Did Metropolis Beirut Shut Down For Good?

8 months ago
When the October 17 revolution begun, Metropolis issued a statement suspending all its activities until further notice in solidarity with the uprising, but three months later, Annahar reported that the theater has shut down for ...
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