Tickets available now for Lady Gaga concert in Dubai
Book your tickets now for the Dubai date in Lady Gaga’s artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball world tour. The pop star will perform at Meydan Racecourse on September 10. General admission tickets cost Dh495; Golden Circle costs Dh1,295; Grandstand seating is Dh750; Grandstand hospitality packages cost between Dh1,695 and Dh1,995. VIP and VVIP tables and suites are available, with prices from Dh2,000. Visit Ticketmaster to book.
From A to B filming is complete
Principal photography has been completed on Ali F Mostafa’s movie From A to B, co-produced by twofour54 and Image Nation (which is owned by The National’s parent company Abu Dhabi Media). Filming in Amman just wrapped up after a 26-day schedule. The cast and crew began filming in Abu Dhabi and Liwa in early April, before going to Amman, Petra and Wadi Rum. The Saudi stand-up comedian and social media star Fahad Albutairi, the Egyptian actor Shadi Alfons and the Syrian actor Fadi Rifaai are in the drama about three pals on a road trip from Abu Dhabi to Beirut. The film is due out at the end of the year.
British fashion tutor Louise Wilson dies
Louise Wilson, the British fashion professor who influenced several designers, including the late Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney and Phoebe Philo, has died at the age of 52. Giving her an award in 2012, the British Fashion Council said the Scot was “one of the foremost educators of her generation, whose graduates populate the fashion houses of the world”. Vogue reports that Wilson was thought to have died in her sleep on Friday while visiting her sister in Scotland.
Godard has no plans to attend Cannes film festival
The French-Swiss director Jean-Luc Godard said on Saturday that he has neither plans to go to Cannes nor is he interested in receiving the film festival’s top prize, even if his Goodbye to Language is among movies in competition for the Palme d’Or. In response to a question from the Swiss television RTS on whether he would attend the festival, Godard said: “No, because I have already been.” When asked what could be done to change his mind, the 83-year-old’s reply was “nothing”.
Published: May 18, 2014 04:00 AM