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The New Museum's IdeasCity Arles Announces Speakers for Spring Event
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

The New Museum has announced the program and featured participants of IdeasCity Arles, held in partnership with LUMA Arles and the LUMA Foundation, extending a collaboration that began at IdeasCity Detroit and continued at IdeasCity Athens. (more...)

BWW Review: SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER at Walnut Street Theatre
by Greer Firestone - May 30, 2017

The Bee Gees won 5 Grammys, including Album of the Year in the late '70's with the album SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER. The brothers three, along with Donna Summer, ushered in the disco era, and 'Stayin' Alive' became its anthem. (more...)

BRIC Announces Artists Selected for Summer Residency Program
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

BRIC, the leading provider of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, announces the eight recipients of the annual BRICworkspace visual artistresidency program for the summer of 2017. BRIC was able to double the number of artists in residence this summer, from four to eight, due to a new donation of space at 505 State Street in Downtown Brooklyn, courtesy of Alloy Development. The summer 2017 awardees will be an all-female roster, including Nicole Awai Esperanza Cortes, Lucia Cuba, Phoebe Grip, Katya Grokhovsky, Katherine Toukhy, Jamie Warren and Monika Weiss. The residency program is now in its fourth year and is open to artists who live, work, or were born in Brooklyn. (more...)

Bellydance Evolution to Present FANTASM - ODYSSEY OF DREAMS at the Ford
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

As part of the 2017 Summer Season at the fully refurbished Ford Theatres, Bellydance Evolution presents the Los Angeles debut of Fantasm - Odyssey of Dreams at the outdoor amphitheatre on Friday, July 21, 2017 at 8:30pm. (more...)

FJK Dance to Return to NYC This June with 'MESSAGE OF PEACE'
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

On the heels of their two-month, 31-city tour of China, Fadi J. Khoury's FJK Dance will return to NYC on Tuesday, June 13 in "A Fusion of Culture and Dance, A Message of Peace" at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, 7pm (68th street between Lexington and Park Avenues). (more...)

Royal Opera House Muscat Announces its 2017/2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The Royal Opera House Muscat (ROHM) is pleased to announce the forthcoming season, 2017-2018: A Legendary Season. After marking its Sixth Anniversary on the 12th of October 2017, the Royal Opera House Muscat will commence its seventh season with a wide range of top quality productions in many different genres - opera, concerts, ballet & dance, Arab performances, jazz, world music, family & education, musicals & shows and special events. This rich diversity of top-notch programs has become a hallmark of the Royal Opera House Muscat that is recognised all over the world. (more...)

MIT Enterprise Forum Arab Startup Competition Final Award Ceremony was Held in Bahrain in Partnership with Community Jameel, Zain Group and Tamkeen
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

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Yiddish Summer Weimar, Germany Announces 18th Consecutive Season
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Among the Outstanding Guest Artists this Season are KADYA and CARAVAN, Two Musical Ensembles Comprised of Both Jews and Arabs, Part of an Exchange Program Between Arab and Jewish Teens From Israel, and Teens From Diverse Nationalities Within Germany, as well as Fourteen Workshops in Yiddish Language, Lecture Series, and Concerts (more...)

TACT Announces 7th Annual newTACTics Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

TACT concludes its 2016 - '17 season with its 7th annual newTACTics New Play Festival, a fresh collection of four unpredictable and engaging new works. The original plays at newTACTics always invite you to expect the unexpected, and this year's offerings are no exception. (more...)

Giant Steps Music's First Compilation Music Action Ensemble 'Foundation' Out Now
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

A love of jazz, learning and a determined passion to make a difference in other people's lives can manifest itself in many different ways. For Drew Foxman, the choice was clear: he knew he wanted to create awareness via the world's greatest method of connecting human beings—music. (more...)

Nashville's OZ Arts Center Reveals 2017-18 Season
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 15, 2017

OZ Arts Nashville, Music City's critically acclaimed and pioneering contemporary arts center, Monday announced its 2017-18 season, programmed by artistic director Lauren Snelling to include works that are described, by turns, as viscerally beautiful, death-defying, innovative and topical. Headlining the range of offerings is the December 1 appearance of the legendary American soprano Renee Fleming who will be starring in the 2018 Broadway revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel. (more...)

AND HERE I AM Announces UK Premiere Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Following the earliest footsteps of life through a warzone, And Here I Am is a coming-of-age story that witnesses the comedic absurdities of growing up in one of the world's most troubled conflict zones. (more...)

Top Mumbai Journalist Amit Varma Joins Free to Choose Media's New Think Again! Online Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

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Hero Syrian Volunteers Documented in LAST MEN IN ALEPPO on PBS 7/10
by TV News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Captured with incredible intimacy and urgency, LAST MEN IN ALEPPO shows the White Helmets at work in the wake of bombing raids. (more...)

Casting Announced for 2017 newTACTics New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

TACT concludes its 2016 - '17 season with its 7th annual newTACTics New Play Festival, a fresh collection of four unpredictable and engaging new works. The original plays at newTACTics always invite you to expect the unexpected, and this year's offerings are no exception. (more...)

Bryant Park presents Accordions AROUND THE WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Accordions Around the World is a four-week series that brings over 100 accordionists, as well as bandoneon, bayan, concertina, and harmonium-players of different musical genres, to perform at Bryant Park. Accordion Picnics, each Wednesday between June 28 and July 19, spotlights 24 musicians at each performance and offers audiences the chance to experience the range of this often-overlooked instrument. (more...)

Fadi Khoury's FJK Dance to Return to NYC with MESSAGE OF PEACE at The Kaye Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

On the heels of their two-month, 31-city tour of China, Fadi J. Khoury's FJK Dance will return to NYC on Tuesday, June 13 in "A Fusion of Culture and Dance, A Message of Peace" at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, 7pm (68th street between Lexington and Park Avenues). (more...)

Arab Festival Explores Cultural Roots and Current Influences of the Arab World
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Seattle Center Festal: Arab Festival, 12 p.m.-9 p.m., Saturday and 12 p.m.-6 p.m. on Sunday, July 15 and 16, in Seattle Center Armory, vividly underscores the cultural roots and current influences of The Arab world. (more...)

KADYA Youth Choir Yiddish Summer Weimar Present Opening Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

KADYA Youth Choir is a groundbreaking collaborative project of Yiddish Summer Weimar and The Arab-Jewish Community Center (AJCC) in Tel Aviv-Jaffa, in cooperation with the Schola Cantorum Weimar. (more...)

NOTHING LEFT TO BURN to Conclude newTACTics Festival This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

NOTHING LEFT TO BURN by Adi Hanash & Patrick Vassel, directed by Wes Grantom, will conclude TACT's newTACTics Festival this week. (more...)

We Are One+Together presents Mr. Gay Syria Campaign for Asylum & 'War Within' Film by Zaher Saleh
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

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Dance Base Announces Programme for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

This year, the Dance Base Festival programme is linked by a sense of connection and identity; welcoming 21 shows, from 12 countries, to perform under one roof as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017. (more...)

SHUBBAK, London's Festival of Contemporary Arab Culture, Kicks Off July 1st
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Shubbak, London's festival of contemporary Arab culture, has become a key event in the arts calendar of the UK and The Arab World, and 2017 will be the 4th edition of this biennial festival. (more...)

Filming On Disney's Live-Action ALADDIN to Get Underway This August!
by Movies News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

In a new interview with Billboard, award-winning composer and Disney mainstay Alan Menken discusses his upcoming projects for the House of Mouse, including live-action remakes of the classics, THE LITTLE MERMAID and ALADDIN.  (more...)

North American Premieres from UK, Syria and Israel Among Lincoln Center Festival 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

The Festival's theater offerings feature four North American premieres from the U.K., Syria, and Israel, challenging audiences to look backward and forward, while offering perspectives that confront assumptions about human nature. (more...)

Heroic Spirit of White Helmets Featured in PBS Documentary LAST MEN IN ALEPPO
by TV News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

The White Helmets are the subject of Last Men in Aleppo, the searing documentary directed by Feras Fayyad that won the World Documentary Grand Jury Prize at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. The film has its national broadcast premiere on July 10 at 10 p.m. (check local listings) on the PBS documentary series POV (Point of View) (more...)

Fall 2017 McDaniel College Theatre Performances Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

McDaniel College offers a variety of art, music, theatre, literary, film and other events during the fall of 2017. (more...)

The Soap Factory Presents THE WALL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

In the wake of an election that has left us facing such xenophobic rhetoric as "Build the Wall" and establishing a "Muslim Ban," many activists have said that we must build bridges in order to make human connections and provide people with sanctuary, not walls. (more...)

The Canadian Arabic Orchestra Will Launch Inaugural FESTIVAL OF ARABIC MUSIC & ART
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Running from October 28 to November 12, the Festival will present a series of concerts and other live performances across the GTA including Toronto, Mississauga and Brampton, both free and ticketed events with almost 100 artists, local and from around the world. The CAO and FAMA aim to promote intercultural dialogue among the tapestry of Canadian society through music and art, and seek to connect expatriate Arabs, and non-Arab communities, and to build bridges through the musical heritage of Arab culture. (more...)

Wild Swan Theater Seeking Actors for 38th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Wild Swan is a professional, non-equity theater company that produces and performs productions geared for family audiences.  The company gives 175 performances a year in its home base of Ann Arbor and on tour throughout the state. (more...)

Arab-Jewish Orchestra from Haifa-Weimar Announces CARAVAN Exchange Project
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

This Summer 2017, Yiddish Summer Weimar/other music e.V., in cooperation with Hochschule fur Musik Weimar, is offering an orchestral project for instrumentalists up to 26-years-old with a good background in Classical, Jazz, Folk, or Early Music. (more...)

The Soap Factory Announces Artists Participating In International Residency Exchange Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

The Soap Factory is excited to partner with Kutlivera to bring four emerging and mid-career Minnesota-based artists to Tranas, Sweden, to participate in a month-long residency at their organization. (more...)

VIDEO: Pasek & Paul to Team with Menken on Live-Action ALADDIN; Miranda Confirmed for LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

At the D23 Expo held over the weekend in Anaheim, CA, famed composer Alan Menken confirmed reports that Tony winner Lin Manuel Miranda will be joining him on Disney's highly anticipated live-action THE LITTLE MERMAID remake. (more...)

Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, and Will Smith to Lead Live-Action ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2017

Disney has found its live-action ALADDIN cast! (more...)

BWW Interview: Five on Friday with THREE'S A CROWD's Fatima Dike
by David Fick - Apr 7, 2017

Theatre legend Fatima Dike styles herself as a playwright, director, teacher and mentor. Her latest directorial work, the staging of Pfarelo Nekamonde's THREE'S A CROWD at the Guga S'Thebe Arts & Culture Centre, is currently on the boards. Dike found time during rehearsals to answer some questions about the production and the vibrant cultural scene in Langa. (more...)

The Segal Center to Highlight Arab Classic Plays & Classic Plays by Black Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, located at The Graduate Center, CUNY, will highlight works from the classical canon of Arab plays on Wednesday, April 19, and present readings of rarely seen plays by Black playwrights on Monday, May 22 and Tuesday, May 23. (more...)

FLASH Entertainment Concludes Event Management and Production of Successful Mother of the Nation Festival 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

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Wild Swan Theater presents MARKETPLACE STORIES - Folktales from the Arab World Opens 4/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Wild Swan Theater concludes its 37th season of high quality professional theater for Michigan's families with Marketplace Stories-Folktales from The Arab World. This wonderful collection of tales is set in a 19th century village marketplace that seems to spring to life straight out of the folk art paintings of renowned Lebanese American artist Helen Zughaib. Abu Ali, a wandering storyteller, arrives in the marketplace with his special story box, his sanduk, on his back. As the company of performers gather around him and his brightly painted box of stories, the tales seem to spin out of the box, onto the stage and even out into the audience. (more...)

Daniel Morgan Graduate School Professor Sharnoff Releases New Book on Aftermath of the 1967 Arab-Israeli War
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

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NOORSAT' Adopts Telairity Encoders for All HD H.264/AVC Transmissions
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

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Sundance Institute to Highlight New Work by Syrian Playwrights in Germany
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Six Europe-based Syrian playwrights will create new work in Arabic as part of Sundance Institute's Playwrights Residency in Berlin and Neuklostersee, continuing the Theatre Program's mission-driven tradition of nurturing and amplifying emerging and established playwrights at the cutting edge of their craft, and furthers their support of work from the Middle East and North Africa. (more...)

CAGEBIRDS to Make a Break for It at THML Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

New theatre company, THML Theatre Co., presents Cagebirds, a play by David Campton at the Producer's Club's Sonnet Theatre. (more...)

CAGEBIRDS Make a Break for it
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

New theatre company, THML Theatre Co., presents Cagebirds, a play by David Campton at the Producer's Club's Sonnet Theatre. This production makes its debut on May 18that 7pm and runs till May 21st. This inaugural play for the company stars a talented and diverse cast with strong female characters prominently featured. (more...)

National Portrait Gallery Presents DOUBLE TAKE, March 30 - Sept. 3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2017

Photographs taken in a studio above a cinema in Lebanon and showing people of the same sex kissing or tenderly embracing have gone on display at the National Portrait Gallery, London, it was announced today, Thursday 30 March 2017. (more...)

Will Smith In Talks to Play Genie in Disney's Upcoming Live-Action ALADDIN
by Movies News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Will Smith is currently in discussions to take on the iconic role of Genie in Disney's upcoming live-action ALADDIN. The role was made famous by late comedian Robin Williams in the studio's 1992 animated film. (more...)

MITEF Arab Startup Competition Celebrates 10 Years of Arab Entrepreneurship in Bahrain in Line With the Kingdom's 2030 Vision
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

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Picked By Radiohead To Open The US Leg Of Their Tour, Dudu Tassa And The Kuwaitis Finish Up The Run With Debut At Coachella And Two Sold Out Radiohead Shows At San Franci
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

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Q-Tickets Wins Best Digital SME of the Year in Qatar IT Business Awards 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

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24th New York African Film Festival Kicks Off at Film Society of Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

???????The Film Society of Lincoln Center and African Film Festival, Inc. have joined forces once again, to present the 24th New York African Film Festival, May 3-9. (more...)

Giant Steps Music Announces Their First Compliation Music Action Ensemble 'Foundation'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

A love of jazz, learning and a determined passion to make a difference in other people's lives can manifest itself in many different ways. For Drew Foxman, the choice was clear: he knew he wanted to create awareness via the world's greatest method of connecting human beings—music. (more...)

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