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    Theatre activists pay final tributes to Nishat

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:43pm on January 20, 2020

    Friends, peers and well-wishers paid tribute to renowned theatre activist-recitation artiste Ishrat Nishat at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Monday afternoon. Ishrat Nishat passed away at the age of...

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    War thriller ‘1917’ bags top PGA award ahead of Oscars

    Agence France-Presse . Los Angeles | Updated at 10:52pm on January 19, 2020

    Hollywood’s producers handed ‘1917’ their top annual prize Saturday, a reliable Oscars bellwether that puts the World War I thriller in the box seat for next month’s showpiece event...

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    Kishoreganj-based artistes render ‘Pala Gaan’

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:48pm on January 19, 2020

    Kishoreganj-based Islam Uddin Palakar Dol entertained the audience rendering traditional ‘Pala Gaan’ on Bangladesh Shilpakala premises on the 16th day of the on-going Bangladesh Cultural Festival 2020...

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    Momotaz releases new music video

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:47pm on January 19, 2020

    A new music video featuring popular singer Momotaz Begom has been released, says a press release. The song titled Fuler Naame’e Naam, sung by Momotaz Begom, Awami League lawmaker from the reserved...

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    Art blooms in gritty Dakar neighbourhood

    Agence France-Presse . Dakar | Updated at 10:46pm on January 19, 2020

    Mamadou Boye Diallo, an art curator with a penchant for heart-shaped glasses, calls Dakar’s working-class Medina neighbourhood an open-air museum. Flitting on rollerblades between colourful murals in this part...

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    PM asks BD mission to help Andrew Kishore

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 10:44pm on January 19, 2020

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday asked the Bangladesh High Commission in Singapore to extend full support for the treatment of ailing playback singer Andrew Kishore...

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    Momtazuddin Ahmed’s birth anniversary observed

    Rakib Hasan | Updated at 10:41pm on January 19, 2020

    Friends, admirers and well-wishers paid tribute to the late Ekushey Padak-winning playwright, theatre activist and TV actor Momtazuddin Ahmed on his 86th birthday, which was observed...

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    Curtain falls on 18th Dhaka Int’l Film Festival

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:40pm on January 19, 2020

    Iranian director Reza Mirkarimi’s feature film ‘Castle of Dreams’ won the Best Film Award in the Asian Film Competition segment at the 18th Dhaka International Film Festival, which ended on Sunday at...

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    Disney drops ‘Fox’ name from 20th Century film studio

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 11:03pm on January 18, 2020

    Disney will rename 20th Century Fox to distance its legendary film studio from the assets of media tycoon Rupert Murdoch, US media reported Friday. The entertainment conglomerate last year acquired most...

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    Painting found on Italian museum wall is stolen Klimt

    Agence France-Presse . Piacenza | Updated at 11:01pm on January 18, 2020

    A painting found stashed inside a wall at an Italian museum has been confirmed as the stolen ‘Portrait of a Lady’ by Austria’s Gustav Klimt, prosecutors said on Friday, two decades after the...