Timeout

Young Tagore singers neglected

The chairman of the music department of Dhaka University Shahnaz Nasrin Ila, who is also a renowned Tagore singer, observes that the young Tagore singers have a limited scope in the contemporary music industry against the backdrop of the commercial culture these days. She further adds that it’s really difficult to take music as a profession for the young Tagore […]

February 4, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

NAT’L STREET THEATRE FEST: Six plays staged on second day

Dhaka based theatre troupes staged six street theatre productions on the second day of the weeklong National Street Theatre Festival organised by Bangladesh Group Theatre Federation. A remarkable number of audience watched the plays based on the themes of the war of independence, language movement and social issues on Saturday at the Central Shaheed Minar. One of the most applauded […]

February 4, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

Affleck wins directors award for ‘Argo’

Actor-turned-filmmaker Ben Affleck won the top honor from his peers at the Directors Guild of America on Saturday for the movie ‘Argo’, cementing the Iran hostage drama’s frontrunner status for the Oscars. The Hollywood directors’ recognition for Affleck, however, is an awkward result for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, which failed to nominate him for Best Director […]

February 4, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

Nazir displays experimental paintings

Aspiring artist Nazir Hossain’s solo art exhibition features some experimental paintings following the age old tradition of the nakshi kantha [stitch painting] pata chitra [scroll painting]. A self taught artist surprised the academic and nonacademic quarters with his artistic adhesion to the traditional forms and content. His paintings show conspicuous inclination to the rural elements of Bangladesh; green land, flowing […]

February 4, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

Meryl Streep to play witch

Veteran actress Meryl Streep has been roped in to play a witch in a big screen adaptation of hit stage show ‘Into The Woods’, reports The Times of India. The show’s arranger David Krane says he can’t wait to work with the 63-year-old Oscar winning actress again after working with her on ‘Happy End’ in the 1977. ‘Disney is going […]

February 4, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

Aranyak’s weeklong theatre fest ends

The weeklong theatre festival organised by Aranyak Natya Dal ended on Friday at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy through staging martyr Munier Chowdhury’s epoch making play on the Language Movement titled Kabor. The troupe conferred the Aranyk Dipu Smriti Padak 2013 to Ahmed Iqbal Haider, the artistic director of Theatre Institute Chattagram on the concluding day programme. […]

February 3, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

Nat’l street theatre festival begins

The weeklong national street theatre festival began on Friday at the Central Shaheed Minar marking the month of the Language Movement. Former chief advisor to the caretaker government justice Hahibur Rahman inaugurated the festival. Bangladesh Group Theatre Federation has organised the festival in which the federation members from across the country will stage plays dealing with social and political anomalies […]

February 3, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

Actress Kerry Washington wins big at NAACP Image Awards

Actress Kerry Washington was the big winner at the NAACP Image Awards on Friday, picking up awards for her roles in the slavery-era Western film ‘Django Unchained’ and television drama ‘Scandal,’ as well as a special honor for professional achievement and public service. But on a night that celebrated the successes of artists of color, actor and activist Harry Belafonte […]

February 3, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

Maqsood O Dhaka peforms at IGCC

Maqsood O Dhaka rocked the audience at a music concert on Friday at the Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre, Dhanmondi presenting some popular rock and fusion music numbers. The troupe presented some original numbers of the band and also presented some popular numbers of Feedback recoded by Maqsood when he was the vocalist of that band. The show began with an […]

February 3, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

Filmmaker cries censorship

Censorship after a leading museum cancelled the Italian premiere of the documentary ‘Girlfriend in a Coma’, which is highly critical of Italy’s political and economic situation. The museum where the film was to have been shown on February 13 cancelled the showing and said it could not be held until after the country’s elections on Feb 24-25. Former Economist magazine […]

February 3, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

NATIONAL POETRY FESTIVAL: Leading local, Indian poets participate

A two-day ‘national poetry festival’ began on Friday at Dhaka University with participation of leading local and Indian poets. Poets presented self-composed poems in different languages at the programme organised by Jatio Kabita Parishad marking the month of International Mother Language Day. Versatile poet-dramatist Syed Shamsul Haque inaugurated the festival at Dhaka University library premises. This year’s festival has been […]

February 2, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

Shatabdi to be regular in Dhallywood

Talented actor Shatabdi Wadud has won the National Film Award 2011 in the anti-hero category jointly with popular ‘Dhallywood villain’ Misha Saudagar for his performance in the film Guerrilla. In Nasiruddin Yousuff’s war of independence based film Guerrilla, he performed as two cruel Pakistani officers, who tortured and murdered freedom fighters. His acting attained huge acclamation from both viewers and […]

February 2, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

Houston’s death anniv to be marked with TV Grammy special

Grammy organizers plan to mark the first anniversary of the sudden death of Whitney Houston with a behind-the-scenes TV show on how they scrambled to honor the singer just 24 hours after she died. The Recording Academy said on Thursday that the hour-long special entitled ‘The Grammys Will Go On: A Death in the Family’ will air on February 9, […]

February 2, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

Group show features Chittagong based artists

Chittagong based artists are displaying their experimental works on the local issues in a group exhibition titled ‘Equation of Time and Art’ at the Bengal Art Lounge. Spectacular landscape and local diverse culture are the theme of artworks including eight installations, 12 paintings, a set of drawings and prints and three new media prints. The exhibition, the 11th initiative of […]

February 2, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

Advertisement