Sunday, May 16

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Quality of Life Program: National Cultural Awards culminates support to Saudi culture, intellectuals

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Riyadh, Acting Chief Marketing and Communication Officer at Quality of Life Program, Khaled bin Abdullah Al-Bakr, has voiced appreciation for HRH the Crown Prince's patronage of the National Cultural Awards closing ceremony, hailing the gesture as the culmination of the Saudi support to culture and the intelligentsia.Al-Baker underlined that the National Cultural Awards is part of the Quality of Life Program’s initiatives carried out by the Ministry of Culture with aim at supporting the Kingdom’s cultural sectors and empowering the Saudi male and female intellectuals and promoting their creativity and excellence locally and internationally.He also pointed out that the Kingdom’s cultural sector has witnessed a significant transformation since the launch of the Kingdom's Vision 2030 and the ...

World Harp Day organized with participation of Syria and 5 countries

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Damascus, Syria participated in World Harp Day through the musician Rahaf Shekhani along with musicians from around the world by performing musical pieces from several countries as each player presented work related to the culture of his country. What distinguished the event in its first version is that Syria is one of its founders with five countries; Russia, Switzerland, China, Spain and America, and it was organized with the aim of introducing many cultures, styles and eras through musical instruments similar to harp throughout history from the historical Sumerian harp to the Iranian and Irish to the modern classical instrument Concert Grand, as well as the electric instruments. Players of this instrument from 50 countries around the world participated in the event which was broad...

Ministry of Culture to Establish Tariq Abdul Hakim Music Museum

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Riyadh, The Ministry of Culture has announced the establishment of a music museum for the late artist Tariq Abdul Hakim in Al-Balad, Jeddah. The museum's contents will represent the richness of the local musical history and the contributions of the late musician to the art scene in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The museum will be inaugurated at the end of 2022 in the historical area of Al-Balad, which was registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2014. The museum includes a collection of archival and personal belongings of Tariq Abdul Hakim, including musical instruments and reels for his recordings, photo albums, some musical compositions by major Arab singers such as Umm Kulthum and Abdul Wahab. It also contains his visual and audio documents while performing his compositions wit...

Kingdom won 4 international awards in Nordic-Baltic Physics Olympiad among 12 countries

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Riyadh, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia represented by King Abdulaziz Foundation for Talent and Creativity (Mawhiba) won four international awards in Nordic-Baltic Physics Olympiad 2020 that was held in the Republic of Latvia virtually on line due to the Corona pandemic, The Olympiad featured the participation of 111 contestants representing 12 countries, including 4 major countries and 8 guests countries . The Kingdom won a silver award and 3 bronze awards.   Source: Saudi Press Agency

Innovative prizes allotted by MoC for its cultural contests winners

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Riyadh, The Ministry of Culture (MoC) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced today it has allotted as many as 200 smart devices as corporeal prizes for laureates of a number of cultural contests it has designed on its electronic platforms during the preventive isolation period. The new announcement said the MoC is planning to soon launch more cultural competitions during the current fasting month of Ramadan which coincides with a stay-at-home extraordinary situation to help each other combat the spread of coronavirus COVID-19. Source: Saudi Press Agency

AMC Theaters to Limit Attendance to 50 People Per Showing

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NEW YORK - AMC Theaters, the largest movie chain in North America, will limit attendance at all screenings to 50 people to adhere to the CDC's latest social distancing guidelines. Cinemas in New York City and Los Angeles on Sunday were ordered closed by the city's respective mayors. Many art house theaters nationwide have also shuttered. But the largest chains in North America , AMC, Regal Cinemas, Cinemark, have tried to keep their doors open. Over the weekend, the chains began to limit theater capacity to 50%. They have pledged to thoroughly clean theaters in between showings. AMC said in any theaters smaller than 100 seats, it wouldn't fill them more than half. Regal and Cinemark didn't immediately respond to messages Monday. For most people, the new coro...