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Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-05-24 14:10:14
Legendary Egyptian actor Omar Sharif has Alzheimer’s disease, his son, Tarek, has confirmed. The 83-year-old star, now retired, has been struggling with the disease for three years, according to his son in an interview with Spanish newspaper El Mundo. Tarek Sharif tells El Mundo: "My father has Alzheimer's. It's difficult to determine what stage it's at. It's obvious he'll never improve and it will get worse.” He also points to the incidents of Sharif confusing facts and people, especially in more recent years. "He still knows he's a famous actor. The loss of memory affects above all specific things, details like when he was in a specific place or who he acted with in a specific film. He remembers for example that it was Doctor Zhivago but he's forgotten when it was filmed,” his son says. According to the Telegraph, translating El Mundo’s article, the star does not recognise his illness, and refuses to do exercises that help slow the advancement of Alzheimer’s. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-05-24 13:56:04
Today marks the 43-year anniversary of an Egyptian artist, actor and comedian Ismail Yassin's death. Born in 1915, Yassin's artistic path started in the 1930s at the age of 17 when he left his home town Suez – where his father had been put into prison due to outstanding debts – for Cairo, with only 6 Egyptian pounds (US$0.79) in his pocket. His plan was to study music, as people had told him he had a nice voice. He started his career as a monologue singer and headed for Cairo after Abo El Seoud El Ebiary, the comic screenwriter and his best friend and life partner had discovered him and had helped him to join Badi'a Masabny's troupe. His break into the movie industry came when Fouad El-Gazaery gave him his first role in the movie "Khalf El-Habayeb" in 1939. He later joined Ali El-Kassar's troupe and started to gain widespread recognition eventually becoming one of most popular stars in the Arab world. A record 15 movies used his name in their titles to capitalize on his fame, most of them were written by Abo El Seoud El Ebiary. He was widely known for manipulation of his facial expressions and often made fun of his 'large mouth' in his films. His trademark gimmick was to act terrified bringing his wobbling knees together, stretching his shaking arms in front of him, stammering silently, and suddenly snapping out of his panic with a loud inhalation of air. In the 1960s his health began to deteriorate. He moved to Lebanon where he participated in a number of films, and later when he returned to Egypt he was heavily in debt. He died of a heart attack in 1972. His son, Yassine Ismail Yassine, is also famous Egyptian film director. During his career, which started in 1935 and lasted until his death in 1972, Yassin acted in hundreds of films and around 60 plays, shaping the history of Egyptian comedy. "If I had continued to sing I would have been begging today," Yassin told journalist Taher Abu Zeid in an interview for Garab Hazak radio programme in 1956. During the early 1950s, Yassin formed a trio with writer Abu El-Saoud El-Ebiary and director Fateen Abdel-Wahab, and the three made many iconic films together. In this period he started to make many of the films that take his name, such as 'Ismail Yassin in the Army', 'Ismail Yassin in the Navy', 'Ismail Yassin in the Secret Police', 'Ismail Yassin in the Wax Museum', 'Ismail Yassin in the Mental Hospital', among many others. These films followed a particular comedic format which made audiences laugh for decades. This format included actors Riad El-Asabgy (who usually played El-Shawish Atteya), along with Zeinat Sedky, Abdel-Fattah El-Kosary and Abdel-Salam El-Nabolsy. Yassin was also involved in the theatre, acting in more than 60 plays. "Theatre is a machine that is alive, whereas cinema is silent," Ismail said in his interview with Garab Hazak. He put all his money into established a theatre company with writer El-Ebiary and spent the 1950s and 1960s supporting this company. "I am very happy because I created something missing from the country - comedy theatre," he commented on Garab Hazak. In spite of the actor's success, the end of his career in the late 1960s and early 1970s did not serve him well. Due to the nationalisation policies adopted by President Gamal Abdel-Nasser, which had an effect on the cinema and theatre industries, the actor's theatre company was forced to close in 1966. Yassin went bankrupt and fled to Lebanon, where he did some small roles that did not reflect the actor's legacy. Yassin came back to Egypt and passed away from a heart attack in 1972 while filming 'Sadness in Laughter', which starred Nour El-Sherif. His films continue to this day to be aired on Egyptian as well as Arab television. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-05-19 09:07:23
One of Egypt's most iconic stars passed away on Tuesday, reported Al Arabiya. Veteran actor Hasan Mustafa died, aged 81, in Cairo, following a severe heart attack, which left him in hospital for two weeks until he died on Tuesday morning (May 19). According to Al Watan News, Mustafa's daughter "Naglaa" announced the news with a picture of her father on Facebook along with the caption, "I've lost one of the most precious people to me, I pray that you've in heaven my beloved." Mustafa's funeral takes place on the same day as his passing at the Mustafa Mahmoud Mosque in Cairo, Al Watan Voice reported. Born in 1933, Mustafa shot to fame after starring in a series of Egypt's most classic and timeless plays, including "Madrasat al Moshaghibeen" (Naughty Students' School) and "El Eyal Kebret" (The Kids Have Grown Up). More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-05-18 08:19:54
Egypt is to celebrate World Museums Day tomorrow at the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization.At the National Museums of Egyptian Civilisation (NMEC), the Ministry of Antiquities is to celebrate World Museum Day through a seminar on the latest museological techniques and training. Elham Salah, head of the museums sector, told Ahram Online that during the seminar opening ceremony, Minster of Antiquities Mamdouh El-Damaty is to give awards to museums that exerted exceptional efforts to transform themselves into museological institutes beyond presenting Egypt's heritage. These museums are the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square, the Coptic Museum in Old Cairo, the Luxor Museum, and the New Valley Museum in Gharga Oasis. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-05-17 08:47:12
Director General of the Egyptian Museum Mahmoud Alhalwagy told Ahram Online that among the most important artefacts on display are reliefs depicting Ibrahim, the father of all prophets, and those showing religious tolerance in Islam. A document of the Prophet Mohamed's deed explaining how to deal with people from other religious faiths through applying the principal of religious tolerance is also exhibited. Metal pots and pans decorated with Fatimid era religious celebrations and others depicting Jesus are also found. Videos, documentaries and lectures on religious tolerance are to be provided for exhibition visitors. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-05-12 07:34:28
Egypt’s satirist Bassem Youssef is to host the 2015 International Emmy’s Awards on 23 November, organisers announced on Monday. “Very proud to be chosen to host the International Emmy Awards in New York next November," Youssef tweeted in Arabic. "This is the first time [the awards] are hosted by someone from the Middle East.” The heart surgeon gained widespread popularity for his satirical show El-Bernameg on YouTube and then on television after the January 2011 revolution. "Through his own show and his many appearances on the Daily Show, he has become a comedic force and important political commentator around the world," Bruce L. Paisner, president of the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, said in a statement on the event’s website. The awards ceremony has previously been hosted by John Oliver and Matt Lucas. In April, Youssef received a silver medal for his work as a television host from the New York Festival's International Television and Film Awards. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-05-11 12:17:54
A Picasso masterpiece painted in tribute to his late friend and rival Henry Matisse  - a highlight of the Picasso exhibition at Tate in 2012 — is expected to become the world’s most expensive painting sold at auction. Les femmes d’Alger (version O), which will go under the hammer in New York today, is acknowledged by experts to be one of the Spanish artists’ most impressive paintings still in a private collection. It is the last and most celebrated of 15 variations of Les femmes d’Alger, which Picasso began in 1954 following Matisse’s death, taking inspiration from Eugene Delacroix. Christie’s has given the work a pre-sale estimate of $140 million and it is tipped to smash the current record of $142 million paid for a Francis Bacon triptych at the auction house in 2013. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-05-11 07:54:05
Considered one of the summits of Verdi's artistry, Il Trovatore (The Troubadour) is based on the 1836 play El Trovador by Antonio García Gutiérrez. Over 25 years since the opera was first staged in Egypt, once again the audiences will be taken to 15th century Spain during the civil war with its provinces, drama and pathos, passionate love and hatred, the enchanting music of Giuseppe Verdi and the wonderful arias. Out of all Verdi's works, Aida is a recurrent opera performed in Egypt, often more than once in a season. In 1988, in the first season of the newly build Cairo Opera House building in Zamalek, Il Trovatore was staged by foreign musicians incorporating orchestra, choir and a number of soloists from Sofia, Bulgaria. Throughout the following years, arias from Il Trovatore were included in the many gala concerts by the Cairo Opera Company. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-05-07 08:45:56
 Britain's Andy Murray beat Philipp Kohlschreiber for the second time in three days in a late finish at the Madrid Open. Murray's 6-4 3-6 6-0 second-round win followed his first ever Munich title on Monday at the German's expense. After a series of long matches, including Roger Federer's defeat by Nick Kyrgios, Murray started at 01:12 local time (00:12 BST). World number three Murray plays Spanish wildcard Marcel Granollers on Thursday. The start time was one minute short of the latest ever on the ATP tour - that was 01.13 local time in the Rio Open - and finished at 03:00 (02:00 BST), with Kohlschreiber visibly tiring. Murray took a 3-0 lead in the first set and closed out, with Kohlschreiber, 31, doing the same in the second. Murray had needed a third-set tie-break to win his first ever clay court title on Monday, but the 27-year-old Scot had the better stamina in Madrid and broke the world number 24 three times in a comfortable final set. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-05-03 09:23:48
Pop star Britney Spears has canceled two of her Las Vegas shows after injuring her ankle in a fall during a performance. The "Toxic" and "Circus" singer took a tumble on Wednesday during one of her "Britney: Piece of Me" residency concerts at Las Vegas's Planet Hollywood resort and casino. "Britney injured her ankle during her performance Wednesday evening and her doctor has advised her not to perform Friday and Saturday evening so that she may heal," Caesars Entertainment, which owns Planet Hollywood and resorts and casinos, said in a statement. Spears, 33, told her fans on Twitter she would reschedule the May 1-2 shows. The former child star and "X Factor" judge began a two-year residency in Las Vegas in December 2013. Source: Reuters More»