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Farida Yasmin, an eminent Bangla playback singer of the 1960s, breathed her last yesterday in a city hospital. She was 74. Her health was deteriorating over the last couple of years. She had been suffering from diabetes and hypertension as well as kidney and heart complications, said her long-time colleague and noted singer Ferdousi Rahman. […]

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The third death anniversary of noted littérateur, filmmaker, TV playwright-director Humayun Ahmed is being observed across the country Sunday. Humayun Ahmed authored around 200 books of fiction and non-fiction and directed 15 films. His writing included novels, short stories, an autobiography and columns in different newspapers. Ahmed created characters like Himu and Misir Ali, characterised […]

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The increasing popularity of phono-live music shows has led television channels to plan a host of such shows for broadcast during the Eid festival. These shows, in which a viewer can directly call the studio and request for a certain song, have grown in popularity over the past few years and become a common feature […]

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I’m extremely amazed by the generosity of the people here,’ Deepika Padukone summed up her Dhaka experience following a stage show on Saturday. ‘The generosity’ of both the organisers and viewers, may have gone a little too far, at the Bashundhara Convention Centre, to welcome the 29-yeal-old Bollywood actress who visited Dhaka as the brand […]

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Her vibrant presence on the stage, her magical voice and her ever-youthful nature — all had the audience mesmerised. Runa Laila, the iconic figure on the South Asia’s music scene, on Friday celebrated her 50-year in melody with songs and recalling of memories. Ferdausi Rahman, another renowned and versatile singer in Bangla music, said, “I […]

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To mark the 50th anniversary of Runa Laila’s musical career, Entourage Entertainment has arranged a concert titled Celebration of Music on April 10 at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center in the capital. Two Bollywood celebrities, “Khoobsurat” star and singer, Fawad Afzal Khan and playback singer Krishnakumar Kunnath aka KK, will join the superstar on the […]

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Kabikantho, a cultural organization of the poets, organised a programme at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on February 4 to pay homage to poet Fazal Shahabuddin on his 75th birth anniversary. Kabikantho also published a memorial book on Fazal Shahabuddin as poetry lovers turned out enthusiastically for the event. Among the notables present were Malaysian National Poet […]

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The month long folklore festival at Sonargaon fails to attract crowd this year due to political programmes like nonstop blockade and frequent hartal enforced by the opposition. Organized by Bangladesh Folk Art and Crafts Foundation, the festival was inaugurated Minister for Cultural affairs Assaduzaman Noor inaugurated on January 15 at its rural location in Soanrgaon […]

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The eighth edition of International Children’s Film Festival ended on Friday with fanfare, film screening and award giving ceremony at the main auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum. Awards were given in four categories to eight films and filmmakers. Eminent artist Mustafa Monowar, also chairman of festival advisers’ council, handed over the awards to the winners. […]

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Nadia Afrin has grabbed this year’s Lux Channel i Superstar 2014 crown. The prestigious beauty pageant champion also got the chance to be the “Bangladesh Face of Lux” and awarded a brand new car and Tk 10 lakh. The award was announced at the grand finale of the beauty contest at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre […]

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Ferdous talks about his first production Ek Cup Cha Film star Ferdous is all set to emerge as a producer with “Ek Cup Cha” (One Cup of Tea), which has received an uncut censor certificate and will hit the theatres on November 14. Ferdous, who appeared in over two hundred films both in Bangladesh and […]

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This Eid Channel 24 brings a unique musical show featuring the popular band Joler Gaan performing in various scenic locations of Bangladesh. Titled “Pahare Sagore Joler Gaan,” the five-episode show will be aired on 9pm everyday during the five-day Eid celebration of the channel. Presenting a blend of travel and music, the programme has been […]

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