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Leisure - Entertainment

Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-06-01 07:43:10
Out in front of the Darb El-Ahmar School of the Arts in old Cairo, the high-pitched voice of small hand-held puppets are causing a stir. Scores of young children, and some equally curious adults from the street, gather in front of the seven-foot high makeshift stage. The blue-and-white striped curtain contrasts brightly with the old madrassa in front of which the show is being performed. The puppets are playing out an old story of a villain who tries to kill all the other characters, who in turn want to kill him. He escapes it all. This excites the children, who are constantly clapping and screaming throughout the fast-paced action, or as soon as a new character is introduced. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-05-31 14:26:11
ulture Minister Abdel Wahed al-Nabawy opened on Saturday Al-Seera Al-Hilaliya museum in Abnoud village, Qena in anniversary of 40 days since death of prominent poet Abdel Rahman al-Abnoudy. A mass of media professionals and family of the deceased poet attendied the opening of the museum, which was established on area of 640 meters square. The minister said that the museum was originally planned for by Abnoudy long time ago until he was able to establish it on a wide area including several sections and literature books. He added that Abnoudy targeted spreading culture in the Upper Egypt area. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-05-24 14:43:52
"I was five years old when a neighbor invited me to his home. He closed the blinds and made the room pitch black. Suddenly I saw light projected on a white screen. This is the first time I saw the 35mm movie projector, the first time I experienced cinema. It was magical. The shapes and shades of white and black projected on screen fascinated me... I didn’t really follow the story, I was spellbound by the visuals created with light," explains Nagy Shaker, one of Egypt's foremost artists, on how his love affair with light began. Sitting on a bench in a garden of the Faculty of Fine Arts, Helwan University in Cairo where he still teaches, Shaker greets the students and other visitors coming to see his new exhibition Light Talk, a project which opened last week and will continue until 28 May. The exhibition is in line with 2015 being the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies as declared by the United Nations. More»
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»