Nashville, Jul 24 (AP/UNB) — Country singer Thomas Rhett will have a trio of daughters as he announced on social media that his wife is pregnant with another girl.
Rhett on Tuesday posted a photo of his other two daughters, Willa Gray and Ada James, posing with their hands on his wife Lauren Akins' belly. He added that he was "excited to share that I will now be paying for 3 weddings."
Rhett, who won male artist of the year twice at the Academy of Country Music Awards, often writes about his wife and family on his hit country songs including "Die A Happy Man" and "Life Changes."
Beverly Hills, Jul 24 (AP/UNB) — Common, Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Hugh Jackman are enlisting in the Global Citizen movement.
They're among the celebrities featured in a National Geographic docuseries highlighting efforts to fight global poverty.
The series is being done with Global Citizen, a group whose aim is to eradicate extreme poverty and its root problems through advocacy and activism.
Titled "Activate: The Global Citizen Movement," the program follows Common as he fights for criminal justice reform. Chopra Jonas campaigns to break down barriers to girls' education, and Jackman works on the group's New York City concert. Other featured celebs include Becky G, Uzo Aduba and Usher.
Digital hubs on NatGeo.com and GlobalCitizen.org will offer more information on the issues highlighted in the docuseries, which includes Procter & Gamble as a partner.
Dhaka, 23 July (UNB) – Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) on Tuesday here organized the inaugural session of the ‘Appreciation Course-2019’ aiming to accelerate the artistic and aesthetic thirst among art enthusiasts in different arenas.
The opening ceremony at BSA’s National Art Gallery where Cultural Affairs minister K M Khalid was present as the chief guest.
This course is aimed to serve enthusiasts in total five sectors- film, fine arts, dramatics, music and choreography.
Chaired by BSA Director Liaquat Ali Lucky, the program was also attended by art-critic Moinuddin Khaled, filmmaker and mentor Zahidur Rahim Anjan, Professor of Jahangirnagar University’s Department of Dramatics Dr Afsar Ahmed along with its Associate Professor Dr Soma Mumtaz and National Music College teacher Komol Khalid.
The classes on specific five sectors will begin on 25th July, with the Film appreciation course.
This 12-day–long course will be jointly directed by Moinuddin Khaled, Zahidur Rahim Anjan and Moinuddin Khaled.
The next course 10-day–long course will be on music which will be mentored by Komol Khalid. Another 10-day course on dance and choreography will be mentored by JU Associate Professor Dr Soma Mumtaz.
The last will be a 15-day theatre appreciation course to be jointly directed by JU’s Department of Dramatics Professors Dr Afsar Ahmed and Abdus Selim.
A graduation ceremony will be held on August 31, where certificates will be provided to the attending participants in these courses.
Dhaka, 23rd July (UNB) –Students of five madrasas from Gopalganj performed a a cultural program here on Tuesday at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) aiming to increase their involvements in cultural activities.
State Minister of Cultural Affairs K M Khalid was present as the chief guest while BSA director Liaquat Ali Lucky delivered the welcome speech.
K M Khalid said that this was a unique program arranged by madrasa students. They have been being involved in cultural activities as well as breaking the miss interpretation about them which is really remarkable.
He also announced TK 50,000 donation from his ministry to each of five participating madrasas.
The program titled ‘Let the light of youth and education spread out in the songs of youths’ enchanted the spectators.
The students performed in several categories, such as patriotic and Islamic songs, recitation of poetries from famous Bangladeshi poets and performed a group drama.
Gopalganj Deputy Commissioner Habibur Rahman and District Administrator Shahida Sultana attended the program as special guests.
Thanking the BSA authority for such initiative, BSA’s Gopalganj unit General Secretary Khandaker Yahiya Khaled Sahi, cultural officer Al Mamun Bin Saleh, Salehia Kamil Madrasa Principal Md Abu Sayeed spoke in the program.
Dhaka, July 23 (UNB) - Australian star Markella Kavenagh is the first actor to join the cast of Amazon’s much-awaited Lord of the Rings series, reports The Indian Express.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor, who has featured in shows such as Romper Stomper, The Cry and Picnic at Hanging Rock, will portray the role of Tyra.
Further details of her character are yet to be revealed.
The streamer had recently announced that Jurrasic World: Fallen Kingdom helmer JA Bayona will be directing the first two episodes of the show.
He will also serve as executive producer alongside partner Belen Atienza.
Bryan Cogman, who worked as a writer and co-executive producer on Game of Thrones, also boarded the project as a series consultant. He is helping out the writing team of Patrick McKay and JD Payne, who were announced as series developers last year.
Amazon has made a multi-season production commitment to the TV series. It will produce the show in cooperation with the Estate of J R R Tolkien, publishing house HarperCollins, and New Line Cinema, a division of Warner Bros.
However, the series will not be a retelling of Peter Jackson’s Oscar-winning trilogy. It will explore story set before the events in the first LOTR novel, The Fellowship of the Ring.