Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
LOS ANGELES - AFP
There have been more than 50 shark movies since Steven Spielberg’s ‘Jaws’ in 1975. This year’s shark movie, which will open on June 16, takes place almost entirely under water
NEW YORK – AP
Tom Cruise is back on screen this week with the ‘The Mummy,’ Playing Nick Morton, a roguish Army sergeant who plunders antiquities from Iraq with his partner
Celebrating her 25th year in music, Turkish singer Sertab Erener will be on stage in the Aegean towns of Bodrum on July 8, Ayvalık on July 11, Altınoluk on July 12 and Çeşme on July 14.
PILTON, UNITED KINGDOM - AFP
The world’s biggest greenfield music festival Glastonbury expects to host 175,000 people in sizzling temperatures but with reinforced security measures after a string of terror attacks in Britain
NEW YORK-Agence France-Presse
Rap mogul Jay Z will release his latest album at the end of this month, the Tidal music streaming service said on June 19, confirming weeks of rumors that the artist was preparing a new project.
The eighth International Istanbul Opera Festival, organized by the State Opera and Ballet, kicked off on June 13 with “Abduction from the Seraglio.”
With a history of having meager ballet shows, Turkey is seeing an increase in the number of its ballet stars as more state-run opera and ballet halls open, State Opera and Ballet General Director Selman Ada says
NEW YORK - Reuters
Bette Midler won best actress at the Tony Awards while J.T. Rogers’ Mideast peace accord drama ‘Oslo’ was named best play
Chinese artist Li Hongbo hopes his paper sculptures of weapons - from AK-47 assault rifles to bullets and pistols - will inspire people to think about peace.
BASEL, SWITZERLAND - Agence France-Presse
The global political turmoil has left its mark on many of the works on display at this year’s Art Basel, the world’s biggest contemporary art fair
The United Kingdom’s first retrospective of Fahrelnissa Zeid, an important figure in the Turkish avant-garde D-Group in the early 1940s, opened at Tate Modern
FOLDED CORNER - ‘Turkey and Qatar in the Tangled Geopolitics of the Middle East’ by Birol Başkan (Palgrave, 147 pages, £38)
FOLDED CORNER - ‘Vano and Niko and Other Stories’ by Erlom Akhvlediani, translated by Mikheil Kakabadze (Dalkey Archive Press, $15.95, 124 pages)
FOLDED CORNER - ‘Crimes of Honor, Drunken Brawls and Murder: Violence in Istanbul under Abdülhamid II’ by Roger A. Deal (Libra, 218 pages, 70TL)