Aretha celebrated at Sunday service at father’s Baptist church

Aretha celebrated at Sunday service at father’s Baptist church

Fans and worshippers celebrated the life of Aretha Franklin at her father’s Baptist church in Detroit on Sunday, with her powerful voice again ringing out within its walls in tribute to her spectacular career. Civil rights activist Jesse Jackson, greeted by a standing ovation, sent the several hundred…

Masterpiece theatre: Chinese make-up artist brings paintings to life

Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Cristiano Ronaldo are just a few of the famous faces that Chinese make-up artist He Yuhong can transform her features into, but now she’s turning to famous artworks. The 27-year-old has gone viral on Chinese social media for her videos of her make-up…

Madonna surpassed label’s expectation for Like a Virgin

Madonna’s record label never expected 1984’s ‘Like a Virgin’ to sell three million copies – let alone 28 million. Chic legend Nile Rodgers, who produced the 60-year-old Queen of Pop’s second studio album – which featured top five hits ‘Material Girl’ and the album title track – has…

India star Chopra to become ‘Mrs Jonas’

American singer Nick Jonas yesterday announced Indian superstar Priyanka Chopra will be “Mrs Jonas” after the couple performed…

Music icon Aretha Franklin dies at 76

Aretha Franklin, the music legend, icon and Grammy-winning singer celebrated as the “Queen of Soul,” died at her…

Gregory Peck’s grandson to play Spock in new ‘Star Trek’

Actor Ethan Peck-whose grandfather was Hollywood legend Gregory Peck-has been cast as iconic half-Vulcan science officer Spock in…

Kuwait National Cinema Company launches re-imagined Cinescape brand ahead of Eid Al-Adha

 Kuwait’s leading entertainment company in Kuwait and gulf region, Kuwait National Cinema Company (KNCC), is rolling out…

Tunisia anti-litter activist takes up 300-km, 30-beach challenge

NABEUL: Bin bags at the ready, “long-distance activist” Mohamed Oussama Houij moves methodically along a beach in Tunisia’s…

Iraq’s top musicians play on despite unpaid wages

BAGHDAD: In a dusty Baghdad dance studio, conductor Mohammed Amin Ezzat tries to fire up the musicians of Iraq’s…

Crazy rich on film, proud to be Asian

LOS ANGELES:  The film is called “Crazy Rich Asians,” but the cast is proud to be showcasing such…

Myanmar climbers eye Hkakabo Razi – the peak conquered only once

HPA-AN: A two-week jungle trek followed by a sheer climb up avalanche-prone slopes to a jagged ridge of…

Cows help rehabilitate prisoners in Sweden

SWEDEN: It’s barely 6:00 am and Alfred is already busy milking cows. But when his chores on the farm…

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