When night falls on Sanaa, one of the Middle East capitals resonating with calls for democratic change, the revolutionaries shift their struggle from the streets to an open-air stage at the university.
The bleachers go up, the lights are hung, the crowds gather and an imaginary curtain rises on the premier theater in the Yemeni capital, a city without cinemas where entertainment normally revolves around tea and qat.Full Story
Putting a collection together for Paris fashion week is a nerve-wracking experience in the best of times. Just try doing it in the middle of a revolution.
Egyptian designer Marie Bishara did, and it is a stroke of luck that she even got to the French capital with her sophisticated and feminine looks in the wake of the uprising that put paid to Hosni Mubarak's regime.Full Story
Draped in sleek evening gowns and frothy wedding dresses, the models at the West Bank's first haute couture fashion show could have been walking at Paris Fashion Week.
But the rare presentation was instead staged in the West Bank city of Ramallah, the de facto capital of the Palestinian territories, during the city's first ever bridal fair.Full Story
Popular uprisings that toppled veteran leaders in the Arab world have raised hopes among north African filmmakers that the winds of change will also blow across the burgeoning industry.
But there are fears too that the revolts which ousted Tunisia's Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Egyptian strongman Hosni Mubarak and now threaten to end Libyan leader Moammer Gadhafi's 41-year rule may lead to regimes which stifle artistic freedom.Full Story
Kate Middleton's wedding dress for her marriage to Britain's Prince William will be designed by Sarah Burton of the Alexander McQueen fashion house, a report said Sunday.
The British designer, who took over as creative director at the prestigious house after McQueen's suicide last year, was selected by Middleton to help her develop her own style, The Sunday Times newspaper said in its online edition.Full Story
Backstage after his show on day three of the Paris pret-a-porter collections on Thursday, Zac Posen summed up the kind of woman he dresses in four words: "Voracious, sexy, intelligent, chic."
Perhaps even something of an action comic-book character, too, judging from the uncompromising scalpel-sharp looks that he sent down the runway in a corner of the Palais de Tokyo stripped bare to the concrete.Full Story
Grammy-winning singer Beyonce donated money received for a New Year's Eve concert reportedly for Moammer Gadhafi's son to help Haiti relief over a year ago, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.
Beyonce gave the money away as soon as she learned of the Gadhafi connection to the concert at a private party on the Caribbean island of St. Barts on December 31, 2009.Full Story
The stage costumes, dresses and jewelry of late opera singer Maria Callas are featured in an exhibition opening Wednesday in New York.
Included in the exhibit are the dress worn by "La Divina" in the "Tosca" production directed by Franco Zeffirelli in 1965, and two dresses she wore as Violetta, the heroine of "La Traviata," sung by Callas in New York in 1956 and 1958.Full Story
Liam Gallagher is still committed to making "great music" after splitting with his brother Noel following an umpteenth dispute in August 2009, the singer said.
The end of Oasis, the most popular English group of the past two decades, was sealed just moments before the start of the closing concert of "Rock en Seine".Full Story
The grocer, butcher and postman from Kate Middleton's English village will rub shoulders with the world's great and good after being invited to her marriage to Prince William, it was reported Sunday.
The landlord of the Middleton's local pub in the Berkshire village of Bucklebury, south-east England, will also be mingling with noblemen, world leaders and football superstar David Beckham at the April 29 celebration.Full Story