World Environment Day 2014 | Movie Screening of Disney Nature’s “Oceans”

World Environment Day (WED) is the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment. To stimulate worldwide awareness of environmental issues and encourages political action, United Nations chose the 5th of June as a day to commemorate it.

Within the UAE and the region, it is the Emirates Wildlife Society – WWF or EWS-WWF that work with people and institutions to conserve biodiversity, tackle climate change and reduce the ecological footprint through education, awareness, policy, and science-based conservation initiatives.

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Blended – A Festival of Music – to Serenade Dubai

Blended

blend (blnd) v. blend·ed – To create a harmonious effect

Blended is another Dubai’s music festival to bring harmonious mixture of music styles whether you are a fan of blues, roots, jazz, soul or folk.

This will be a two-day annual live music extravaganza, and will kick-off on Thursday 1st May with Australian musical legend Xavier Rudd. To join Xavier on this first day are Aloe Blacc, who truly bridges the gap between pop music and a folk/soul fusion, and Joss Stone for a headlining set, famed for her gravelly but lustrous vocals.

Day 2 – 2nd May – brings a blend of Jazz and Rock-and-Roll by the most highly anticipated musical pairing of Diana Krall and Elvis Costello. What makes Blended more special for Diana and Elvis? This is the first time ever that they are performing together on stage. For a mix of classic soul and folk, we can listen to Irish-English singer-songwriter and rapper Maverick Sabre, known for his eerie vocals and guitar playing.

Blended is an all seated event with a range of ticket categories to suit all budgets.

Admission: From Dhs350-Dhs1,500.
Date: Thursday May 1 6pm-2am and Friday May 2 4pm-2am.
Venue:  Dubai Media City Amphitheatre
Website: www.blended.ae

Itunes offer a Free Download  of ‘Lift your spirit’ – the title track from Aloe Blacc’s new album. Visit this link for downloading instructions.

Movies Under the Stars – My Sister’s Keeper

Movie Under the Stars

Movie Under the Stars

Drama
Directed By: Nick Cassavetes

Plot:
Director Nick Cassavetes collaborates with screenwriter Jeremy Leven (The Notebook) for this drama about a pair of parents who resort to unorthodox methods in order to save their young daughter’s life, only to find their decision coming back to haunt them in a manner neither could have ever foreseen.

Sara (Cameron Diaz) and Brian (Jason Patric) are coasting through life with their young son and daughter when tragedy threatens to tear the family apart. Suddenly, their baby girl falls ill, and her only hope for survival rests in her parents’ ability to find a compatible bone marrow donor. Desperate to save their daughter’s life at any cost, Sara and Brian conceive another child in hopes that the baby will be a genetic match. But that decision raises a series of moral and ethical questions that rapidly begin to erode the foundation of the once-happy couple’s relationship. Incensed upon learning that she was brought into this world for the singular purpose of prolonging the life of her ailing older sister, the young girl (Abigail Breslin) ultimately decides to sue her parents for the rights to her own body. Alec Baldwin, Sofia Vassilieva, and Joan Cusack co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cleopatra Dhow Cruise: The Tanoura Dance

Tanoura or el-Tanoura (Arabic: التنورة‎) is an Egyptian folk dance usually performed in Egyptian Sufi festivals.

The philosophical basis for the spinning is from the Mawlawis who say that the movement in the world begins at a certain point and end at the same point, therefore the movement has to be circular. Their various roundabouts symbolize the succession of the four seasons and their anti-clockwise movement is exactly like the movement around the “Kaaba” (the holy Shrine in Mecca).

A Heartbeat Away

Lyrics by: Jenny Jordan Frogley
Soundtrack of Movie: CHARLY
Click here for the Youtube Video!

Dreams, seem so far away
And other times,
Just right around the corner
And I know you’re gone
But I’m amazed how close you feel
And we both, for long
The love we have is real

I close my eyes
And feel you near
In every dream,in every tear
In every memory
That doesn’t fade away
And it feels like FOREVER
Is just a heartbeat away…

Days may come and go
Then suddenly,
Oh time won’t seem to matter
There’s a space between us
But love can spare the distance
We can reach beyond these walls
Until I’ll be with you

I close my eyes
And feel you near
In every dream,in every tear
In every memory
That doesn’t fade away
And it feels like FOREVER
Is just a heartbeat away…

People say that I’ll forget
And time will dry away my tears
But how could they know
What it feels like
When all the word we’ve ever shared
I left the shadows everywhere
And every single falling star
Makes me wanna be, where you are

I close my eyes
And feel you near
In every dream,in every tear
In every memory
That doesn’t fade away
And it feels like FOREVER
Is just a heartbeat away…

And it feels like FOREVER
Is just a heartbeat away…