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Bancroft: MBI Files Appeal Against Barclays in New York Supreme Court - Seeks Reinstatement of $10 Billion Suit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

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Noor Theatre Announces 7th Season of Highlight Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

At the heels of their Obie Award win, Noor Theatre is gearing up for another innovative and riveting season. As the barrage of issues affecting Middle Eastern communities across the globe grows, this unique company continues to create a dialogue between their artists and audiences, and shed light on these varied and complex perspectives.  (more...)

Skirball Cultural Center Presents Israeli Folk Electronic Trio A-WA on Sunday, September 25th
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2016

The Skirball Cultural Center presents a live performance by Israeli folk electronic trio A-WA on Sunday, September 25, at 8:00 p.m. A-WA (pronounced Ay-wa) is a band formed by three sisters who grew up in the small desert village of Shaharut in the southern Israeli Arava Valley. With enchanting voices and natural groove, the sisters combine Yemenite folk singing and electronic dance music. This past June, Rolling Stone named A-WA as one of the '10 New Artists You Need to Know.' (more...)

RADA Presents Play Readings by StoneCrabs and Yellow Earth Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

StoneCrabs Theatre and Yellow Earth Theatre Company, in partnership with Japan Foundation, present Winds of Change (Ashita No Kaze), a series of staged play-readings, of award-winning Japanese plays. (more...)

Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Michael Perlman, Michael Berresse and More Among Directors for NAMT's 2016 Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced the directors for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

Al Jazeera English Expands Digital Access For U.S. Audiences
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

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Noor Theatre Announces 7th Season of Highlight Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

At the heels of their Obie Award win, Noor Theatre is gearing up for another innovative and riveting season. As the barrage of issues affecting Middle Eastern communities across the globe grows, this unique company continues to create a dialogue between their artists and audiences, and shed light on these varied and complex perspectives.  (more...)

Global Data Center Construction Market to Witness Growth Through 2020 Owing to Rising Adoption of Cloud-based Services: Technavio
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

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Global Data Center Construction Market to Witness Growth Through 2020 Owing to Rising Adoption of Cloud-based Services: Technavio
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

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Mercy Corps Tech Accelerator in Gaza Realizes Unprecedented Success
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

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Mercy Corps Tech Accelerator in Gaza Realizes Unprecedented Success
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

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Stars of Science Selects the Region's Brightest Innovators on MBC4
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2016

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G30 Publishes Oil and the Global Economy
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

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Broadway Producer Jeffrey Finn Named Kennedy Center's President of Theater Producing and Programming
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced Jeffrey Finn as Vice President of Theater Producing and Programming effective Oct. 7. (more...)

StoneCrabs, Yellow Earth and Japan Foundation to Present WINDS OF CHANGE Readings
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Winds of Change (Ashita No Kaze) is a brand new monthly series of staged readings of Japanese plays to be presented at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art Studio Theatre in London this winter. (more...)

Syria Resilient Series Gives Syrians Platform to Express Their Own Responses to The War
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

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Keith Hennessy + Jassem Hindi Present The World Premiere Of future friend/ships
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Motivated by the ambivalent outcomes of The Arab Spring and a failed effort to understand the war in Syria, future friend/ships plays in the imaginary realms of future fiction, December 15-17, 2016 at CounterPulse in San Francisco. Tickets $20-$30 (no one turned away for a lack of funds) (more...)

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, The Lab, and GTI in association with MIE, Present POLITICS, REVOLUTION, & ART
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics (The Lab), and theGlobal Theater Initiative (GTI), in association with the Middle East Institute's Arts and Culture Program (MEI), present Politics, Revolution, and Art: A Theatrical Symposium on Saturday, November 5, 2016. (more...)

Arab Innovators Compete to Offer Practical Solutions to Regional Problems
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

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StoneCrabs, Yellow Earth and Japan Foundation to Present WINDS OF CHANGE Readings
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Winds of Change (Ashita No Kaze) is a brand new monthly series of staged readings of Japanese plays to be presented at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art Studio Theatre in London this winter. (more...)

Phoenix Ancient Art Recreates the Pantheon at the Park Avenue Armory for TEFAF New York
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

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An-Nahar Newspaper Implements Publish Live by KnowledgeView For An Advanced Contemporary Newsroom
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

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Turkish Culture and Tourism Office Announces Details of First Major U.S. Exhibition of Qur'ans
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

The first major exhibition of Qur'ans (Korans) in the U.S., 'The Art of the Qur'an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts' at the Smithsonian's Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington, D.C., will now open Saturday, Oct. 22. It will be on view through Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. Opening-day programs for all ages will be offered from noon to 4 p.m. and include curator tours, family-friendly hands-on art activities, storytelling performances and live demonstrations of calligraphy and illumination. The full schedule is available in the events section of the museum's website. (more...)

Guy Richie to Helm Live-Action ALADDIN Reboot for Disney!
by TV News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Guy Ritchie is currently in discussions to helm a live-action re-imagining of Disney's ALADDIN. The project marks the latest in a string of upcoming live-action reboots of Disney classics (more...)

Public to Rank Stars of Science Finalists Through Online Vote
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

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BWW's Guide to Disney's Upcoming Live-Action Musical Movie Remakes!
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 5, 2016

With so many upcoming projects in the works, BWW has put together a guide to what's in store from the House of Mouse and its uber-talented creative teams! (more...)

Wild Swan Theater Announces Grant to Develop New Production Based on Arab Folktales
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Wild Swan Theater is delighted to announce a $29,200 grant award from the Detroit Auto Dealers Association (DADA) Charitable Foundation Fund of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.  Funds will be used to develop, in collaboration with The Arab American National Museum, an original, main stage and touring production for elementary school audiences inspired by Arab folktales-Marketplace Stories:  Folktales from The Arab World. The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan awarded grants totaling $534,000, from DADA to a diverse group of 15 nonprofit organizations that provide services to children and youth in the region. 'This year's grants are the largest in the DADA Charitable Foundation Fund's history because of the increased support received from the DADA,' said Mariam C. Noland, president of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. 'Thousands of children throughout metro Detroit will benefit from the services provided by these 15 organizations.' (more...)

Holdal Achieves Bank Account Management with TreasuryXpress' C2Treasury
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

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ArabiaWeather Partners with UK Met Office to Offer Weather-Related Training in Middle East and Africa
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2016

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Anghami Raises Funds to Support Regional Expansion and User Acquisition
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

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Los Lobos, Lalah Hathaway and More to Bring Holiday Shows to City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, Chicago, has announced its 2016 holiday lineup.  (more...)

20th Anniversary Year of Seattle Center Festál Celebrates Seattle Region's Rich and Varied Cultures
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

In 2017, Seattle Center Festal celebrates 20 years of global music, dance, art, crafts, history, food and insight presented through a unique partnership among community organizations on weekends throughout the year. This illuminating series of 24 ethnic cultural festivals seeks to connect people in ways that build understanding, dispel stereotypes and generate pride among the generations who participate in these shared experiences.  (more...)

THE SECRET TRIO Performs Concert, 12/3
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

The Secret Trio is composed of three extraordinary musicians rooted in Turkish, Balkan Roma (Gypsy) and Armenian music who came together to create a new type of chamber music. Not bound by a single tradition, they perform original pieces and traditional melodies that incorporate the microtonal modes and improvisation of the Middle East, dance beats of the Balkans, and elements of jazz, rock, and classical music. The trio features Ismail Lumanovski, a master clarinetist and member of the New York Gypsy All-Stars, who was lauded in the New York Times as a “brilliant, fearless young clarinetist” and has launched a major career as a soloist and a chamber musician in both the classical and cross-over repertoires; Tamer Pinarbasi, a leading kanun (zither) player and a member of the New York Gypsy All-Stars; and Ara Dinkjian, one of the world's top oud (fretless lute) players, who is best known as the founder of the highly influential and groundbreaking instrumental group Night Ark. (more...)

Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade and H.E. Noura Al Kaabi Attend Digital Media Showcase in Abu Dhabi
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

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Sharjah Announces 2.31 Million Visitors at one of the World's Top Book Fairs
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Known more popularly among international circles as the cultural and artistic capital of the Middle East and North Africa, Sharjah - the third largest emirate in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has welcomed 2.31 million visitors at the 35th edition of one of the world's top book fairs - the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: ROSS - THE LIVES OF LAWRENCE OF ARABIA at Space Theatre
by - Nov 14, 2016

Ross - The Lives of Lawrence of Arabia, is Independent Theatre's final offering for the year. (more...)

Vote Online for Your Favorite Innovator to Become the Stars of Science Season 8 Winner
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2016

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Pulitzer Winner DISGRACED Starts with a Bang This Month at Milwaukee Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Disgraced, written by one of the most in-demand playwrights of today Rep Associate Artist Ayad Akhtar in the Quadracci Powerhouse beginning January 17 through February 12. (more...)

Basil Hazem Al-Efranji Releases 'Where It Never Ends'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Basil Hazem Al Efranji wanted to make people understand the changes in this world, how it can help by understanding the real meaning of life and how it can support the new generation. These objectives prompted him in writing 'Where It Never Ends' (published by Partridge Singapore). (more...)

ICP Announces 2017 Infinity Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The International Center of Photography (ICP), the world's leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture, today announced the 2017 honorees of its annual Infinity Awards, widely considered the leading honor for excellence in the field. The 33rd annual ICP Infinity Awards will be held in New York City on the evening of Monday, April 24. (more...)

The Town Hall Announces Spring 2017 Season with Concerts 2/9 - 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Smart, provocative and entertaining, The Town Hall's 2017 presenting season is an expansive, ambitious offering of literature, journalism, humor, music and film - all taking place in one of New York's most storied performance spaces. (more...)

League of Professional Theatre Women Announces 2017 International Theatre Award Finalists
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

The League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW) and its International Committee announce the finalists of the 2017 LPTW Gilder/Coigney International Theatre Award. (more...)

Palestinian Playwrights to Take the Spotlight at Kennedy Center in Sundance Collaboration
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

This spring, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will embark on a new collaboration with Sundance Institute to present a series of theater pieces in the Terrace Gallery from Institute alumni artists representing Palestine. (more...)

CASA 0101 Theater & TNH Productions in Association with Gilbert A. Cedillo Present the West Coast Premiere of Disney's ALADDIN Dual Language Edition
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

To kick off the new year a family friendly musical fantasy set in the fictional Middle Eastern city of Agrabah will come to life on the Main Stage of CASA 0101 Theater in Boyle Heights, CA. (more...)

Wild Swan Theater to Put MHC Grant Toward Arab Folktales Project
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Wild Swan Theater, Ann Arbor's award winning professional theater for families, has received a $15,000 grant from the Michigan Humanities Council (MHC), an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. MHC made awards to 24 organizations during the Fall 2016 grant cycle totaling $274,575. (more...)

The Kennedy Center and CBS Announce New Broadcast Agreement
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2016

CBS and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced today a new agreement that will keep the annual Kennedy Center Honors broadcast on CBS through 2025. The new deal further extends one of the longest broadcast partnerships in television history.The special has been broadcast on CBS each year since its debut in 1978. (more...)

McCarter to Present 'Lab Spotlight' Production of Heather Raffo's NOURA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Award-winning Iraqi-American playwright and performer Heather Raffo (9 Parts of Desire) teams up with director Joanna Settle to examine the issue of fractured American identity in this timely re-imagining of Ibsen's iconic A Doll's House. (more...)

National Geographic to Commemorate President Obama's Legacy with Special Programming
by TV News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

As the country prepares for Donald Trump to be sworn in as the 45th U.S. president, both critics and supporters believe they're saying farewell to one of the most memorable presidencies in the nation's history. (more...)

HBKU Issues Call for Papers for 7th Media for All International Conference on Audiovisual Translation
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2016

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5th ANNUAL GUITAR MASH and Brunch at CITY WINERY on 12/11
by Marina Kennedy - Dec 1, 2016

The 5th Annual Guitar Mash will be held at New York's City Winery on Sunday, December 11th from noon to 3:30 pm.The event, which includes a brunch, celebrates the power of communal music-making while supporting outreach to teen musicians in communities from across New York's five boroughs. (more...)

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