Archive For The “Entertainment” Category

New book: I was a French Muslim by Mokhtar Mokhtefi

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New book: I was a French Muslim by Mokhtar Mokhtefi

New book: I was a French Muslim by Mokhtar Mokhtefi Coming later this year Born in 1935 in a French-colonized Algerian village, Mokhtar Mokhtefi came of age amidst the growing independence movements. He saw the effects of France’s 130-year colonization of his country, and the brutal tactics they used to stay in power: arresting and…

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Salem Furrha guests on the “It’s Not So Late Show” with Aaron Hanania

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Salem Furrha guests on the “It’s Not So Late Show” with Aaron Hanania

Salem Furrha guests on the “It’s Not So Late Show” with Aaron Hanania Salem Furrha, whose west coast family has become one of the most popular social media entertainers on Tiktok, Instagram and Youtube, said the secret to going viral is to stand out, be funny and be creative, during an appearance this week on…

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Theatreworks Silicon Valley Streams new Works Festival online

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Theatreworks Silicon Valley Streams new Works Festival online

Theatreworks Silicon Valley Streams new Works Festival online TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will stream an advance look at tomorrow’s hits in New Works Festival Online. Transforming the Tony Award-winning company’s hit annual festival into a virtual experience, New Works Festival Online offers digital audiences an extraordinary opportunity to view new plays and selections from new musicals,…

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A Free Virtual Reading of Mosque4Mosque by Omer Abbas Salem

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A Free Virtual Reading of Mosque4Mosque by Omer Abbas Salem

A Free Virtual Reading of Mosque4Mosque by Omer Abbas Salem A Deeply Moving and Relatable Story about a “Normal” Muslim American Family Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s new play development initiative, SCOUT is pleased to present A Virtual Reading of Mosque4Mosque by Omer Abbas Salem on Sunday, March 28th at 2pm CST. The free reading follows a…

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An Online Art Auction for Emergency Financial Aid 

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An Online Art Auction for Emergency Financial Aid 

An Online Art Auction for Emergency Financial Aid  Lebanese American University fundraiser on view (online): February 18 – March 1, 2021  The Lebanese American University, in collaboration with ArtScoops, is thrilled to announce the launch of LAU’s first online art auction, titled LAU ArtsRising, which will run from Thursday, February 18 to Monday, March 1,…

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Arab-American influencers Furrha Family share secrets of their success

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Arab-American influencers Furrha Family share secrets of their success

Arab-American influencers Furrha Family share secrets of their success Salem Furrha and his eight children @theFurrhaFamily on TikTok and Instagram represent a large movement of American Arabs who have turned to social media as a means of breaking up the boredom of coronavirus restrictions and sharing their lives showcasing a popular and positive  image of Arab…

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New Arab American play Layalina explores dealing with love in turbulent times

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New Arab American play Layalina explores dealing with love in turbulent times

New Arab American play Layalina explores dealing with love in turbulent times DEBUT “FUTURE LABS” READING—LAYALINA BY MARTIN YOUSIF ZEBARI—TO STREAM JANUARY 30, FREE ***THE NEWEST OF GOODMAN THEATRE’S ARTISTIC PROGRAMS TO DEVELOP NEW PLAYS, “FUTURE LABS” SEEKS BOLD, IMAGINATIVE WORKS BY PLAYWRIGHTS OF COLOR*** Layalina by Martin Yousif Zebari, the first play of Goodman Theatre’s…

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New Book: Empower a Refugee: Peace of Thread & the Backyard Humanity Movement

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New Book: Empower a Refugee: Peace of Thread & the Backyard Humanity Movement

New Book: Empower a Refugee: Peace of Thread & the Backyard Humanity Movement Refugees who have fled famine and violence and resettled in the US too often are isolated, disconnected, living in despair. They typically have housing, food, clothing. Yet they miss the large inter-connected families, the all-embracing social fabric of their previous homes. They yearn…

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Rachel Corrie Foundation hosts Olympia Washington ArabFest

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Rachel Corrie Foundation hosts Olympia Washington ArabFest

Rachel Corrie Foundation hosts Olympia Washington ArabFest Oct 5 – 30, 2020 Month long virtual online festival will begin October 5 through Oct. 30 with new events each day from 8 AM until 5 PM. Check out their website at https://rachelcorriefoundation.org/ Since 2012, the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice has provided a biennial…

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“Ramy” is entertaining, but does little to dispel Arab stereotypes

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“Ramy” is entertaining, but does little to dispel Arab stereotypes

“Ramy” is entertaining, but does little to dispel Arab stereotypes The Hulu comedy series “Ramy,” now in its second season, is entertaining, but it stops short of tackling the challenges most Arabs and Muslims face in America. The series still presents Arabs as all Muslim and in the context of a religious struggle rather than…

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Netflix fuels war on truth in new season of Fauda

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Netflix fuels war on truth in new season of Fauda

Netflix fuels war on truth in new season of Fauda Netflix fuels war on truth in its new series “Fauda,” which purports to show the reality of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a distortion that waters down Israel’s oppressive brutality while exaggerating the threat from the Palestinians. The 3 season series is so disgusting I am…

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Muslims applaud Spongebob Square Pants Ramadan Mubarak message

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Muslims applaud Spongebob Square Pants Ramadan Mubarak message

Muslims applaud Spongebob Square Pants Ramadan Mubarak message Popular American children’s cartoon offers Ramadan Greeting to Muslim worshipers in a first from popular American culture for children and young people Today, the television show that has brought smiles to so many, brings smiles to Muslims across the globe with an Instagram post depicting the show’s…

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