Last week Haider Lefta took the boards off his shop renting out musical instruments and session bands for parties, and dusted off a wooden "oud" -- the traditional Arabic lute central to much Iraqi music.
Barcelona are preparing a major overhaul at the club after the team's failure to live up to expectations this season. "The poor performance means we have to make changes," sporting director Txiki Begiristain told Barca TV.
Jean Paul Gaultier, bad boy of French fashion, is to turn TV commentator for a day for the May 24 Belgrade finals of the Eurovision song contest, the network airing the show said late Wednesday May 1st.
Movie star Audrey Tautou is her biggest fan, but French-born, Sydney-based fashion designer Laurence Pasquier is keeping her feet on the ground as she attempts to match Euro-chic with Aussie informality.
Forty years after May 1968, France is enjoying a wave of nostalgia for the student revolt that rocked the streets of the Latin Quarter in Paris, fuelled by a never-ending debate about what it all achieved.
"Hannah Montana" star Miley Cyrus took a drubbing on Monday in the media and from some parents of her young fans who were angry over sexually provocative pictures of the 15-year-old superstar despite her apology one day earlier.
Using powerful radio telescopes, scientists have captured a supermassive black hole just as it was belching out a jet of supercharged particles, offering a first look at how these cosmic jets are formed, they said on Wednesday.
Actress Megan Fox was named the world's sexiest woman on Wednesday by an annual online poll, while the world's most Googled woman, Britney Spears, barely scraped in at No. 100 after a shocker of a year.