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  • SU organises dhamal, plans to establish music dept, performing arts academy

    HYDERABAD: Sindh University organised Qalandar’s dhamal on the campus on Friday ‘to spread message of love and tolerance and convey a strong message’ to the extremists that struck Lal Shahbaz Qalandar’s shrine on Feb 16 when a suicide bomber blew himself up, killing around 90 and injuring 300 devotees...

    SU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Fateh Mohammad Burfat announced on the occasion the establishment of a department of music and an academy of...
  • Music lovers get a taste of Sufi music, wrapped in jazz

    ISLAMABAD: Saturday night at Kuch Khaas had a different feel for the audience who got to hear a unique sound of music - fusion between Sufi folk and jazz...

    Powerful vocals of folk singer Qurban Niazi together with the beats of the tabla and dholak and the rhythm of the electric keyboard and saxophone left the audience upbeat
  • Music Mela — a feast for music lovers

    ISLAMABAD: The manicured green lawns of the National Art Gallery were the venue for the three-day Second Annual Music Mela that started on Friday night...

    The event is being organised by the US embassy in collaboration with the Foundation for Arts, Culture and Education (FACE)
  • Music critics wonder: did television kill the classical music star?

    Kicking off yesterday on a breezy evening, the I Am Karachi Music Festival saw thin attendance at the Music Dialogues...

    These are two-day discussions that deal with copyright and recording issues as well as tracing the relationship between music and society, and are a lead up to I Am Karachi's live musical performances due to be held this weekend
  • Rest house upgraded to circuit house

    GUJRAT: The district council rest house has been upgraded to the level of a circuit house and additional bedrooms and other infrastructure will now be built there for temporary stay of government officers and other functionaries...

    The rest house was established by the Gujrat district council around four decades ago and was under its control since then
  • Avenfield House or ‘tax haven’ house?

    LONDON: The family of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is not the only resident of Avenfield House on London’s Park Lane who bought their properties through offshore companies incorporated in tax havens...

    According to the UK Land Registry record, the majority of flats in Avenfield House are owned by offshore companies incorporated in tax havens like Panama, the British Virgin Islands and Guernsey
  • Liverpool set up academy in Emirates

    LONDON: Former Euro­pean champions Liverpool are setting up a full-time coaching programme for schools in the United Arab Emirates, the club announced on Tuesday...

    “The youth coaching project, which will initially focus on schools in Dubai, will officially start from October 2015 and will provide a unique opportunity for young players to learn to play ‘The Liverpool Way’,” a statement said
  • Saeed Ajmal allowed to reopen academy

    FAISALABAD: The University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF), following intervention of the Punjab government, has allowed senior Pakistani spinner Saeed Ajmal to reopen his cricket academy set up on the university land...

    In this regard, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) will be inked on Sunday and the Saddar assistant commissioner will draft it
  • Harassment, rape allegations against notable cultural icon rattle Nobel literature academy

    The Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Literature Prize, has been rattled by a sex scandal as several members, their wives and daughters accused an influential person with close ties to the prestigious institution of assault...

    The #MeToo wave exposing sexual misconduct which began in Hollywood has shaken artistic, media and political circles in Sweden, one of the most gender equal countries in the world, as thousands of women have...
  • Academy considers expelling disgraced Harvey Weinstein

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was in emergency session on Saturday to discuss kicking out Harvey Weinstein amid mounting sexual harassment, assault and rape accusations...

    An avalanche of claims has surfaced since the publication last week of an explosive New York Times report alleging a history of abusive behaviour dating back decades
  • Motion picture Academy kicks out disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences expelled Harvey Weinstein on Saturday, vowing that the era of "shameful complicity in sexually predatory behavior" in the movie industry was over...

    An emergency meeting of its 54-member board of governors, which includes stars such as Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg and Laura Dern, voted "well in excess of the required two-thirds majority," it said in a statement
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