• Friday, September 19, 2014

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COLOURS OF FRIENDSHIP

COLOURS OF FRIENDSHIP

A weeklong Indian Art extravaganza, titled “Colours of Friendship” complete with 70 artworks, closed on September 18 at Dhaka Art Centre. It includes major Indian artists -- Laxman Alley, Kazi Anirban (relative of Kazi Nazrul), Babu Xavier from Kerala, Dhiraj Chowdhry, Krishnendu Gupta from Kolkata and Prakash Karmaker. All of them are well-known artists in Bangladesh, as they frequently visit the country on cultural exchanges. Laxman Alley presents his “Song of the Village”, acrylic, pen, ink on canvas. A woman with her shopping passes by dressed in...

DESH staging rescheduled

DESH staging rescheduled

Due to unavoidable circumstances, the date of the first scheduled show...

Gautam Ghosh goes on- screen for Chatuskone

Gautam Ghosh goes on- screen for Chatuskone

Acclaimed filmmaker Gautam Ghosh has once again gone in front of...

'It's high time anchoring is taken up as a profession' … Pariha

'It's high time anchoring is taken up as a profession' … Pariha

Pariha Lima is widely recognised as a TV anchor, emcee and...

'Panchanari Akhyan' to be staged today

'Panchanari Akhyan' to be staged today

Dhaka Theatre will stage their 37th production, “Ponchonari Akhyan” today at 7pm at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. Written by Harun Rashid, the play has been directed by Shahiduzzaman Selim. Rosy Siddique plays five different roles in the monodrama. Stories of five girls are woven into the plot of the play. Jolekha,...

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Priyanka Gope's Raga Delights unveiled

Priyanka Gope's Raga Delights unveiled

Talented classical music vocalist Priyanka Gope's latest audio album “Raga Delights” was recently launched at Bengal Shilpalaya, Dhanmondi. Noted artiste Khairul Anam Shakil unveiled the album. The album, produced by Bengal Foundation, contains tracks of a kheyal with a tarana set on Raga Jog Kauns; a thumri on Raga Mishra Khamaj; a Kabir...

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'Kanamachhi Sangbad' on Maasranga

'Kanamachhi Sangbad' on Maasranga

Single-episode TV play “Kanamachhi Sangbad” airs tonight at 7:40pm on Maasranga television. Written and directed by Anjan Aich, the play revolves around a youth who worships ghosts. One day, he goes to a haunted house where he meets a young girl. Gradually a connection grows between them and the boy falls for the...

Short film on horses

Short film on horses

Barring the animals used by the police and armed forces, horses have generally been ill-treated in third world countries by their profit-hungry owners. The short film “Uchchoi Shrobar Uchchabhilash” (Great expectation of the horse) uses the horse to symbolise the cruelty of human beings, bound by lust, ambition and desire. The film is the brainchild...

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Country music star George Hamilton dies

Country music star George Hamilton dies

US country music star George Hamilton IV has died in Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 77. The singer and guitarist, who began performing as a teenager in the 1950s, had suffered a major heart attack at the weekend. After an early foray into pop, Hamilton became a country stalwart, scoring 40 hits in...

Creinse becomes distribution partner of Sony DADC

Creinse Limited has become the Exclusive Marketing and Distribution Partner of Home Entertainment Services by Sony DADC for the region of Bangladesh, according to a press release. Under the joint working platform, Creinse will market and distribute the licensed Home Video products of Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, Warner Brothers (WHP), Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) and National Geographic in Bangladesh. As part of the tie up, Creinse will also market and distribute the licensed products of Sony Music, Warner...

IT'S TRUE!

IT'S TRUE!

    Matt Damon co-founded of the charity Water.org, which helps provide clean water to developing countries. He is moreover a supporter of ONE Campaign that helps fight AIDS and poverty in third-world countries. Matt Damon also associated with fellow Ocean's Eleven cast-mates and founded the advocacy organisation Not On Our Watch, which concentrates on...

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  • Gaan-e Gaan-e Gunijan Shongbordhona

    Organiser: Citi Bank, NA
    Venue: Utshab Hall, Radisson Blu Water Garden Hotel
    Date: September: 19
    Time: 4pm

  • Autumn Festival 2014

    Organiser: Jatiyo Rabindra Sangeet Sammilan Parishad
    Venue: Shatayu Prangon, Rabindra Sarobar, Dhanmondi
    Date: September 19
    Time: 7am

  • Group Exhibition

    Only Connect.Edition One
    Venue: Daily Star-Bengal Arts Precinct
    Date: Sep 14-23
    Time: 12-8pm

  • Group Art Exhibition

    Title: Shreyoshi by 11 women artists
    Venue: Gallery Twenty One, 11th Floor, 751 Satmasjid Road, Dhanmondi
    Date: Sep 12-Oct 4
    Time: 12-8pm

  • Solo Art Exhibition

    Title: Montage
    Artist: Samarjit Roy Chowdhury
    Venue: Bengal Shilpalaya, Dhanmondi
    Date: Sep 6-22
    Time: 12-8pm

  • Solo Dance Show

    Production: DESH by Akram Khan Company
    Organisers: British Council & Bengal Foundation
    Venue: National Theatre Hall, Shilpakala Academy
    Date: Sep 18-19, Time: 6:30pm everyday

  • Solo Art Exhibition

    Artist: Murtaja Baseer
    Venue: Galleri Kaya, H-20, Rd-16, Sec-4, Uttara
    Date: Sep 13-25
    Time: 11am-8pm

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Published Date: September 18, 2014
Gautam Ghosh goes on-screen for 'Chatuskone'

Gautam Ghosh goes on-screen for 'Chatuskone'

Acclaimed filmmaker Gautam Ghosh has once again gone in front of the camera, leaving his familiar position of behind it, in noted director Srijit Mukherjee's Bangla thriller film “Chatuskone”. This is the for the second time in his long cinematic career that Ghosh has appeared in a film as an actorm after making his...

Published Date: September 18, 2014
'It’s high time anchoring is taken up as a profession' … Pariha

'It’s high time anchoring is taken up as a profession' … Pariha

Pariha Lima is widely recognised as a TV anchor, emcee and model. The Daily Star recently spoke to Pariha on her zooming career: When did you enter the media world? Pariha: As a child, I dreamt of working in the field. Then in 2004 I took part in the 2004 Lux Channel i Superstar pageant and was judged the second runner up in Dhaka. However, I did not work in the media till later on as I had to finish my studies. Finally after some years I emerged as a TV anchor. How did you become an anchor? Pariha: I came across an Rtv ad for an anchor. I applied for the...

Published Date: September 18, 2014
Musical Homage to Feroza Begum

Musical Homage to Feroza Begum

Artistes of Nazrul Sangeet Shilpi Parishad (NSSP) paid musical homage to Feroza Begum, the recently deceased legendary Nazrul Sangeet artiste and exponent, at a programme titled “Ami Chirotorey Dur-e Chole Jabo”, held at Indira Road, Dhaka on September 16. Noted artiste Dalia Nausheen set off the soiree with a musical tribute to the legend....

Published Date: September 18, 2014
A heritage of art at monobhumi

A heritage of art at monobhumi

A group art exhibition titled “Kalamkari” is on at monobhumi art space, 218, Elephant Road, Dhaka. Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts (FFA) Syed Abul Barq Alvi inaugurated the exhibition as chief guest on August 29. Noted theatre personality Mamunur Rashid was special guest at the event. The participating artists -- Tarun Ghosh,...

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Published Date: September 18, 2014
Spelling Bee Grand Finale tonight

Spelling Bee Grand Finale tonight

  After five long months of competition, finally the day is here, when the Spelling Bee Champion of Season 3 will be crowned. After Md Adeeb Ul Haque of Cantonment English School and College, Chittagong (Season 1 Champion) and Sunjack Jesun of St Joseph Higher Secondary School, Dhaka (Season 2 Champion) who will be the champion this year? The viewers are eagerly waiting for tonight. Nurul Islam Nahid, Minister for Education will grace the event as Chief Guest. A cultural show by children will also be held while the 96 participants will walk the traditional Spelling Bee parade in their gowns before the competition starts. The Daily Star Spelling Bee Powered by...

Published Date: September 18, 2014
Cultural programme on Nazrul in Sylhet

Cultural programme on Nazrul in Sylhet

Mrittikay Mohakal, a renowned cultural group of Sylhet, organised a programme titled “Nirob Keno Kobi” featuring Nazrul's poem, songs and play at the Zila Shilpakala Academy on Tuesday. Shorodindu Bhhattacharya, Assistant Professor of Shahjalal University of Science & Technology; poet and writer Zafar Obayed and Anup Kumar Deb, president of Sylhet Sammilito Natya Parishad...

Published Date: September 18, 2014
Mrinal Dutta: Actor who stands tall

Mrinal Dutta: Actor who stands tall

Palakar Mrinal Dutta, an accomplished actor has worked in several government-funded films. His talent is recognised by both film lovers in the country and beyond. Over the years, Dutta has drawn up an impressive line-up of films: “Rupantor” (2007), “Atmadan” (2008)”, “Shobhoner Swadhinata” (2010), “Mrittika Maya” (2011) and “Jibondhuli” (2011). Dutta's debut film was “Rupantor”,...

Published Date: September 18, 2014
Sony remaking “I Know What You Did Last Summer”

Sony remaking “I Know What You Did Last Summer”

Sony is set to plunder the '90s for its next horror remake, with the studio set to breathe new life into slasher caper “I Know What You Did Last Summer”. Written by Kevin Williamson, the original was part of the late-'90s boom in teen slasher movies, bringing in $125 million at the box office...

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Published Date: September 18, 2014
Katy Perry leads MTV EMA nominations

Katy Perry leads MTV EMA nominations

Katy Perry is leading the nominations for this year's MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs). The singer is up for seven including Best Female, Best Pop Act, Best Video and Best Live act. She will be going head to head in most categories with Ariana Grande, who has six nominations for the awards being held in Glasgow in November. 5 Seconds of Summer and Pharrell Williams have five each, one more than One Direction. Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea, Eminem, Sam Smith and Kiesza have all received four nominations each. Also announced, Cheryl Cole won the wildcard vote to be in the running for Best UK & Ireland Act, the winner of which...

Published Date: September 18, 2014
IT'S TRUE!

IT'S TRUE!

Deep Purple's timeless classic “Smoke on the Water” refers to a Frank Zappa show in Montreux, Switzerland in 1971, where someone lit a flare gun and supposedly “burned the place to the ground”. Deep Purple had set up a camp adjacent to the place to record an album, with a mobile recording studio...

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Published Date: September 17, 2014
Theatre is still not a profession in Bangladesh-- Tabibul Islam Babu

Theatre is still not a profession in Bangladesh-- Tabibul Islam Babu

Tabibul Islam Babu is among those theatre activists who closely witnessed the evolution of Bangladeshi theatre and played active role in the movement. He has been involved with theatre since the 1960s when Bangladeshi theatre scene lacked an organised shape. However, the scenario began changing following the Liberation War, which eventually flourished our cultural movements. In a recent conversation, the thespian who turned 70 today shared his stories behind getting into theatre and more. How did you get into theatre? Tabibul: Though no one from my family had involvement with theatre, I used to feel a certain attraction for acting from childhood. 'Dress as you like' was a fascinating event that I...

Published Date: September 17, 2014
Matisse exhibition is Tate's most successful art show

Matisse exhibition is Tate's most successful art show

An exhibition of Henri Matisse's cut-out art has become the most successful exhibition held to date at the Tate with more than 560,000 visitors. The Tate Modern show was the first in its history to attract more than half a million people. “Matisse: The Cut-Outs” drew attention to the final part of the French artist's...

Published Date: September 17, 2014
Jewel's ceramic exhibition at Zainul Gallery

Jewel's ceramic exhibition at Zainul Gallery

Mohammad Robiul Hossain Jewel's first solo ceramic exhibition, titled “Keramos” concluded on September 15 at Zainul Gallery, Faculty of Fine Art (FFA), University of Dhaka. Dean of FFA, Professor Abul Barq Alvi inaugurated the exhibition on September 11. Apart from Alvi, chairman of the Department of Ceramics Dr. Azharul Islam Sheikh Chanchal and Assistant...

Published Date: September 17, 2014
Theatre fest concludes in Habiganj

Theatre fest concludes in Habiganj

A five-day theatre festival titled 'Khowai-Ganga Natyotsab' concluded at Habiganj Zila Shilpakala Academy recently. “Matilal Padri” – based on Komol Kumar Mazumder's fiction and directed by Aniruddha Kumar Dhar – was staged at the festival on the concluding day. Artistes of Nrityapuri presented dances while Deputy Commissioner Md. Zainal Abedin, Sammilita Sangskritik Jote's Habiganj chapter...

Published Date: September 17, 2014
Brihonnola hits screens on Friday

Brihonnola hits screens on Friday

“Brihonnola”, a film produced jointly by Filmhawker and ATN Bangla, will release across the country on September 19. The partially government-funded film's pre-lease premiere took place yesterday at Star Cineplex at Basundhara City. Cultural Affairs Minster Asaduzzaman Noor was present at the show, along with the film's director Murad Parvez, ATN Bangla Chairman...

Published Date: September 17, 2014
Tagore-Nazrul celebrations in Mymensingh

Artistes of Udichi Shilpi Goshthi performed at a cultural show held to mark 'Tagore-Nazrul celebrations-2014' at Mymensingh Press Club auditorium recently. The Press Club had organised the latest edition of its annual programme. Swapon Sarker, Molina Devnath, Joyanti Biswas Jolly, Poly Talukder, Shuvra Joarder and Mondira Sannayal Pritha rendered some popular songs of the bards. The artistes were assisted by Jishutosh Talukder on tabla and Razib Banik on Mandira. A discussion followed. Prof. Dr. Mohit Ul Alam, vice-chancellor of Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul...

Published Date: September 17, 2014
Runa's new film Chhitkini

Runa's new film Chhitkini

Runa Khan is a popular TV actresses and model, with several TVCs to her credit, while she has made a foray into celluloid as well. After a six-year hiatus, she has now worked in a government-funded movie “Chhitkini”. Directed by Sazedul Awal, the film is based on the life of a stone quarry worker named Moimona. Runa plays the lead role in the film. “The plot of the movie is very interesting. It strikes me intensely,” Runa told The Daily Star. On the other hand, the artiste is now very busy shooting one-hour plays. Her debut film was “Balughari”, directed by Rajibul Islam, under whose direction she later appeared in “Unaditto”. She also...

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Published Date: September 17, 2014
Clooney to receive honorary Golden Globe

Clooney to receive honorary Golden Globe

US actor, director and producer George Clooney is to receive an honorary award at next year's Golden Globes. Organisers said the 53-year-old would be given its Cecil B DeMille award for "his outstanding contributions both in front of and behind the camera". Clooney was being recognised "as much for his global humanitarian efforts as he is for his accomplishments in the entertainment industry," the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) said. Recent recipients of the DeMille award include Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg and the late Robin Williams. Source: BBC

Published Date: September 17, 2014
IT'S TRUE!

IT'S TRUE!

Andrei Tarkovsky, considered one of the greatest filmmakers to have ever lived, directed only seven feature films, as well as three shorts, aside from writing some screenplays. However, numerous awards were bestowed on him during his lifetime. At the Venice Film Festival, he was awarded the Golden Lion. At the Cannes Film Festival, he won the FIPRESCI prize four times, the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury three times (more than any other director), and the Grand Prix Spécial du Jury twice. He was also nominated for the Palme d'Or two times. In 1987, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts awarded the BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Language...

Published Date: September 16, 2014
DESH belongs to Bangladesh...Akram Khan

DESH belongs to Bangladesh...Akram Khan

Just three days in the countdown to his grand show, internationally acclaimed dancer/choreographer Akram Khan, at a press conference, said, “DESH belongs to Bangladesh.”   A press conference focusing on DESH was held yesterday at Bengal Shilpalaya in Dhanmondi, Dhaka. The British Council, in partnership with the Bengal Foundation and Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA)...

Published Date: September 16, 2014
Pandit Tushar Dutta fascinates audience at IGCC

Pandit Tushar Dutta fascinates audience at IGCC

Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre (IGCC) in association with Asian Paints, IRCON and Marico Bangladesh organised an evening of classical music by Pandit Tushar Dutta on September 12 at the Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre (IGCC), Gulshan. Pandit Tushar Dutta started off his kheyal performance set on an evening raga Puria Dhaneshree. His vilambit bandish “E...

Published Date: September 16, 2014
Pipra Bidya at Asian Screen Award and Busan

Pipra Bidya at Asian Screen Award and Busan

Mostofa Sarwar Farooki's latest venture “Pipra Bidya” has been nominated for two international festivals. The film received a nomination for Asia Pacific Screen Award Competition. This is the second time Farooki will attend the festival. His last film “Television” won a grand jury award at the festival. “Pipra Bidya” has also been nominated for Busan International Film Festival under “Windows on Asian Cinema”. The festival is set to begin from October 2. The film casts Sheena Chohan, Noor Imran Mithu, Mukit Jakaria, Mou Debnath RJ Sabbir and others. “Pipra Bidya” will release on October 24.

Published Date: September 16, 2014
Fame's ‘Omriter Sandhane’ pulls full house in Chittagong

Fame's ‘Omriter Sandhane’ pulls full house in Chittagong

The play “Omriter Sandhane” was staged by Chittagong's high-flying theatre troupe Fame, for a full house at Theatre Institute Chittagong (TIC) in the port city on Saturday evening. On the second day of the two-day festival titled “Chhonde Natye Sharod Abahan”, Fame staged the play based on eminent German writer Franz Kafka's “The Metamorphosis”. ...

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Published Date: September 16, 2014
Latest episode of the Lux-Channel i Superstars

Latest episode of the Lux-Channel i Superstars

The latest episode of the Lux-Channel i Superstars, to be aired on Channel i tonight a 9:35pm, will see the contestants attired in floral theme, unveiling new Lux. Singer Tahsan and actress Aupee Karim will be the guests on tonight's episode, the eighth of this year's series. Suborna Mostafa, Shakila Zafar and Shomi Kaiser will also share their experiences as the brand ambassador of Lux.

Published Date: September 16, 2014
'Purno Doirgho Prem Kahini' to premiere on ATN Bangla

'Purno Doirgho Prem Kahini' to premiere on ATN Bangla

Romantic drama film “Purno Doirgho Prem Kahini” will premiere on television this Eid-ul-Azha. The film will go on air on ATN Bangla as part of the Eid special programmes. Plot: Shakib goes to Malaysia in search of his missing aunt and uncle. There he meets Joya. They come closer as Joya helps Shakib find...

Published Date: September 16, 2014
Imitation Game tops Toronto Film Festival

Imitation Game tops Toronto Film Festival

Alan Turing biopic "The Imitation Game" has won the People's Choice award at the Toronto Film Festival. Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch stars in the drama about the British code breaker who helped decrypt the Enigma machine during World War Two. In a message, director Morten Tyldum said it was "an amazing honour" to win...

Published Date: September 16, 2014
'Court Martial' staged in Mymensingh

“Court Martial”, a play based on the Liberation War, was staged for a capacity audience by Ensemble Theatre, a prominent drama troupe of Mymensingh at Muslim Institute auditorium Friday. Adapted by SM Solaiman, the play has been directed by Md. Abul Monsur, president of Ensemble Theatre. The cast of the play included Mustakim Billah Faruqui, Deputy Commissioner of Mymensingh; Asaduzzaman Sarker, Joy Saha, Md. Asaduzzaman Rubel, Tanjina Piyash Misti, Ashik Mahmud and Abul Monsur. Amol Basak, Shaibal Das Bappi, Mosharraf Hossain...

Published Date: September 16, 2014
IT'S TRUE!

IT'S TRUE!

There was a time when Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan was a chain smoker. He kicked the cigarette butt after reading Alan Carr's “Easy Way To Stop Smoking”. And guess what? Hrithik not only quit the cancer stick, but also helped his friends do the same by distributing copies of the same book among...

Published Date: September 15, 2014
Murtaja Baseer Artist Supreme

Murtaja Baseer Artist Supreme

Renowned artist Murtaja Baseer's drawings, collages and oil paintings (spanning 1954-2014) are on display at Galleri Kaya. The exhibition began on September 12 and runs till September 25. Murtaja has a place of his own among Bangladeshi artists. His careful portraiture, with detailed lines and balanced colours expresses his comments on society. His depiction of Bangladeshi women, in particular, reflects their individuality, strong personality and angst. These works are done in the form of collage, drawing and in pastel. Being a socially aware individual, he indulged in politics as a student, fired by the fervour of the Freedom Movement. He depicts women of different levels of society from villages as well...

Published Date: September 15, 2014
Backstage workshop on DESH

Backstage workshop on DESH

A backstage workshop was held on September 13 on internationally-famed choreographer-performer Akram Khan's production “DESH”. Sander Loonen, technical director of “DESH” conducted the workshop at the Seminar Room of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, which saw participation by 20 participants from theatre arena. Sander, through PowerPoint presentations, explained how Akram Khan and his company put the...

Published Date: September 15, 2014
“Only Connect.Edition One” at Arts Precinct

“Only Connect.Edition One” at Arts Precinct

Six young artists from three universities in Dhaka have contributed previously unseen, experimental work to create a collaborative exhibition with the support of Bengal Foundation's Visual Arts programme. The exhibition, titled “Only Connect. Edition One”, is being held at the Daily Star-Bengal Arts Precinct (at The Daily Star Centre). In both the presentation and the works on display, the artists explore the boundaries between popular categorisations in the arts. The participating artists are - Arfun Ahmed (site-specific installation of photographic prints),Emran Sohel (prints and paintings),Manik Bonik (paintings),Pervaj Hasan (paintings),S. M. Asaduzzaman (origami and installation) and Syed Tareq Rahman (sculpture). The exhibition opened yesterday, and will continue until September 23.

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Published Date: September 15, 2014
Super Chef finally comes to Dhaka

Super Chef finally comes to Dhaka

Tonight at 9pm on NTV, the final audition round of the Rupchanda-Star Lifestyle Super Chef will be televised. The audition rounds have already spanned across the country, visiting the cities of Rajshahi, Khulna, Sylhet, Barisal and Chittagong, before arriving in the capital. Much is expected from the participants of the city, with many claiming...

Published Date: September 15, 2014
Tilottoma's Kathak performance fascinates Chittagong audience

Tilottoma's Kathak performance fascinates Chittagong audience

Performing arts aficionados of the port city were captivated on Friday by a dance evening featuring solo Kathak performance, by Chiittagong's eminent artiste Tilottoma Sengupta. With the theme “Chhonde Nrittey Sharad Abahon”, Fame School of Dance, Drama and Music organised the event at Theatre Institute, Chittagong (TIC) auditorium. The programme started with Tilottoma's “Guru...

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Published Date: September 15, 2014
Final poster released for “Mockingjay”

Final poster released for “Mockingjay”

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay” (pt. 1) has released a final poster, along with a new trailer teaser, ahead of its release in November. The new poster shows Katniss looking battle-ready, sporting a new jet-black outfit and backed by the outstretched wings of the mockingjay. Meanwhile there's also a brief teaser, featuring an ominous voiceover by the nefarious President Snow. Directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth, the film opens in the UK on November 21. Source: TotalFilm

Published Date: September 15, 2014
IT'S TRUE!

IT'S TRUE!

The Oud is a pear-shaped stringed instrument commonly used in Arabic, Hebrew/Jewish, Greek, Turkish, Byzantine, North African, Somali and Middle Eastern music. Construction of the oud is similar to that of the lute. According to 10th-century philosopher Al-Farabi, the oud was invented by Lamech, the sixth grandson of Adam. The oldest pictorial record...

Published Date: September 14, 2014
A global superstar in town

A global superstar in town

One of the most celebrated dance troupes in the world, the Akram Khan Company, is currently in Dhaka, news that will excite connoisseurs of performing arts greatly. The British Council, with help of the Bengal Foundation, is facilitating the 'homecoming' of world-renowned dancer-choreographer Akram Khan -- whose roots lie in Bangladesh. Akram will be...

Published Date: September 14, 2014
Cultural programme by differently-abled children

Marking the inauguration programme of Prattay Project for education of children with disabilities, a cultural programme was held recently at the Chunarughat Upazila hall room of the Chunarughat Upazila in the Habiganj district. Prattay Project, a project of Caritas Sylhet Region organised the programme. Performances of songs, dances and plays by over 125 differently-abled children were lauded by the distinguished guests and audiences. The programme also included a discussion, and a meeting to chalk out strategies for the implementation of the...

Published Date: September 14, 2014
Art in Nature

Art in Nature

At Dhaka Art Centre from September 5-11, viewers got to see mind-boggling photographs by Shafiqur Rahman. The photojournalist has found sculpture in rejected automobile parts and rickshaws, and has shown them as rusty, broken bits, being carried away by scavengers. This aspect of seeing beauty in rejects of machines, medical utility parts used...

Published Date: September 14, 2014
Banglalink Rangpur Divisional Bhawaiya Festival held

Banglalink Rangpur Divisional Bhawaiya Festival held

The three-day 'Banglalink Rangpur Divisional Bhawaiya Utsab'-- 2014 was held at Rangpur Public Library ground in the city on Thursday evening. Sound Touch-- a reputed cultural organisation of Rangpur organised the event, sponsored by Banglalink. One of the most significant cultural festivals of the northern region, the event is complete with Bhawaiya competitions, discussions, and...