'The Light Shines Only There': Cairo Review
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Egypt singer who led 2011 protesters in song finds audience has thinned
During the 2011 Egyptian revolution, Ramy Essam sang to hundreds of thousands of demonstrators each day. Now, he is playing far smaller venues in North America.
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?Exodus: Movement of Jah people! Oh-oh-oh, yea-eah!? chants Bob Marley. In his rousing 3-minute song ?Exodus,? he presents a more strong and spiritual feel for Moses than Ridley Scott?s 154-minute, whitewashed sword-and-sandals epic.
A Middle East correspondent sees familiar clashes unfold in Ferguson
Parts of Ferguson, Missouri, looked like a war zone on Monday ? perhaps not too different from Jerusalem with its recent clashes. At least that's how it looked to Daniel Estrin, who frequently reports from Jerusalem and the West Bank for The World. He's currently at home in St. Louis, just 20 minutes away from Ferguson.
Comments wanted on 3 ODOT projects
LIMA, Ohio ? The Ohio Department of Transportation seeks comments on three upcoming construction projects in Allen and Hardin counties.
Quebec filmmaking phenom Xavier Dolan always had a 'vision,' says his father
TORONTO - When Xavier Dolan was a teenager, his father used to tell people: "My son is a genius." "I knew he had a vision, my son," said Manuel Tadros, a well-known Quebecois singer and actor. "Everyone was saying, 'Oh, you're a good father and that's why you think that.' I said, 'No, my son is ...
Savings will be what matters to Scott Morrison
Thank you Julian Burnside for rounding up on the departing Minister for Boat People Scott Morrison ("Morrison was cruel to boat people; now he's in charge of social services", December 23). Surely, there is only one thing worse than a Christian zealot, and that is a hypocritical one. He has been the master of obfuscation and semantics to achieve political gain. Social service agencies should ...
WWE News: Former WWE Superstar CM Punk Says The Shield Was His Idea, But Was It Really?
WWE?s Shield faction killed it for over a year in the company. Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, and Roman Reigns all made big names out of themselves due to the faction. All three were able to do things that few factions have done: succeed. We?ve seen more factions end up sucking than doing well in Pro-Wrestling. WWE News: Former WWE Superstar CM Punk Says The Shield Was His Idea, But Was It Really ...
The playlist: Middle Eastern and North African ? Görkem ?en, Cairokee, Hindi Zahra, 20.SV
In the latest instalment of our playlist series, John Doran listens to new age, biodome space harp music from Turkey and the most frightening piece of Lebanese music ever recorded Strange Anatolian vibrations reach us from the new age biodomes of Ali?ler Yurdu, a settlement three hours? drive from Istanbul on the shore of the Marmara Sea. Instrument designer Görkem ?en, one of the creative ...
Aida director promises 'bigger and better' performance for next year's Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour
If director Gale Edwards is nervous about taking on the mammoth task of bringing to life the opera Aida on Sydney Harbour next year, she certainly doesn't show it.