‘A Night with Travolta:’ Hollywood star hosts talk show in Saudi Arabia

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Hollywood star John Travolta held a three-hour talk show on Friday at the Apex Exhibition and Conference Center in Riyadh. The show is part of the event titled ‘A Night with Travolta’ organized by the Saudi Entertainment Authority. Travolta talked about his career and the secrets of Hollywood. Travolta is a multi-talented artist and performer — an actor, singer, writer and producer, who has a rich experience in entertainment and a great career with more than 45 films to his ...

Saudi Arabia witnesses resurgence in music as it welcomes Greek maestro Yanni

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Saudis are gearing up for what many are calling a historic series of concerts this weekend as the famed award-winning Greek composer and maestro Yanni prepares for concerts in Riyadh and Jeddah. The excitement is so high that tickets to his four concerts - scheduled for Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 - were sold out within hours after going on sale weeks earlier. “It is very obvious that the kingdom is ready to make a historic turn. I just wanted to be here to witness it, even in some small way. I am ...

Saudi Arabia cancels female Egyptian star Sherine’s concert

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Saudi Arabia's entertainment authority says it has cancelled plans for a concert featuring a famous Egyptian singer named Sherine, known for her rags-to-riches story. The General Entertainment Authority said in a statement Sunday that the concert, which had been planned for the end of October to raise money for children with cancer, was cancelled because the event's organizer failed to apply for a license to hold such an event. The kingdom has loosened the reins on fun after a two-decade-long ...

Saudi entertainment chief: My Reuters interview was misunderstood

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Ahmed al-Khatib, the chairman of the Saudi General Entertainment Authority (GEA), clarified his interview with Reuters regarding entertainment in the Saudi kingdom and said some of his statements were misunderstood after they were translated into Arabic. Khatib clarified his statement to Reuters that cinemas would come to Saudi Arabia eventually and said this will happen as per official measures that the kingdom adopts when dealing with developmental projects. “These measures take all ...

Prince Mohammed bin Salman announces Saudi plans for largest entertainment city

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has announced the launch of the project to build the Kingdom's largest cultural, sports and entertainment city in Al Qidiya, southwest of Riyadh. The city is the first of its kind in the world with an area of 334 square kilometers, including a major safari area, a statement on Saudi Press Agency (SPA) read. The Deputy Crown Prince, who is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Public Investment Fund, said he hopes the city ...

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