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    Jackson’s ex-publicist touts foundation to ‘protect’ legacy

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on August 25, 2019

    A former publicist for Michael Jackson on Thursday announced plans for a charitable foundation not affiliated with the late pop singer’s family or estate, intended to defend and...

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    Female artists portray lived reality

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on August 25, 2019

    Eight women artists have portrayed lived reality through paintings and sculptures at a group show under way at Alliance Francaise de Dhaka in Dhanmondi in the capital....

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    Mamunur Rashid retraces his steps

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on August 25, 2019

    Thespian Mamunur Rashid gave the audience a glimpse into his theatrical journey at a solo lecture held at Nilima Ibrahim Auditorium of Bangladesh Mahila Samity on Friday...

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    Ewan McGregor to return as Obi-Wan

    Reuters . Anaheim | Updated at 12:00am on August 25, 2019

    Ewan McGregor will reprise his ‘Star Wars’ role as Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi in a series for the upcoming Disney+ streaming service, the actor announced to fans of the beloved movie franchise...

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    Solo show portrays Rohingya crisis

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on August 24, 2019

    Renowned photographer Sanaul Haque is displaying photographs depicting the plight of Rohingyas in his solo exhibition under way at National Press Club. The two-day exhibition titled...

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    Bosnian-Dutch film wins top award at SFF

    Reuter . Sarajevo | Updated at 12:00am on August 24, 2019

    A Bosnian-Dutch film about a girl leaving the Netherlands and returning to her native Bosnia to visit the sick father she has never met was chosen on Thursday as the best movie at the...

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    Mexican musician Celso Pina, accordion ‘rebel,’ dies at 66

    Reuters . Mexico City | Updated at 12:00am on August 24, 2019

    Mexican musician Celso Pina, famed as ‘the rebel of the accordion’ for mixing eclectic styles with traditional Colombian cumbia, died on Wednesday of a heart attack in his hometown of...

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    Dwayne tops Forbes best-paid actor list

    Agence France-Presse . Los Angeles | Updated at 12:00am on August 24, 2019

    Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has reclaimed his position as the world’s highest-paid actor, according to a Forbes rich list otherwise dominated by the cast of Marvel’s record-breaking...

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    Teaser trailer of Mayaboti released

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on August 24, 2019

    The first teaser trailer of Arun Chowdhuri’s upcoming silver screen venture Mayaboti was released on August 22. The film stars National Film Award winning actress Nusrat Imrose Tisha...

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    Khona’s 71st show today

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on August 24, 2019

    Theatre troupe BotTola will stage the 71st show of its acclaimed play Khona at  the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy...

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