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Broadway Asia -- one of the largest production, management and distribution companies in the global markets led by Executive Producers Simone Genatt and Marc Routh -- and DreamWorks Theatricals, a division of Universal Theatrical Group, today announced the launch of DreamWorks' Kung Fu Panda Spectacular Live -- a thrilling new live action entertainment at The Venetian Theatre in Macao combining the best of Hollywood, Broadway and circus. The five-time Tony Award® winner Susan Stroman will bring her legendary talents to one of the most successful animated films of all time, Kung Fu Panda.

In an interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour, actress Lena Headey  speaks about the sadness of her final shot and discusses the upcoming final season of Game of Thrones following the release of the trailer for the new season.

The nation’s outstanding young poets were recognised today at the prize giving ceremony of the Taaleem Award for Poetry held during the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature (1-9 March 2019). The winners received a commemorative book featuring their winning entries and a trophy, awarded to them by the 2019 Festival poet Joshua Seigal alongside folk poet Zainab Ibrahim AlBlooshi and poet Musaab Bayroitia.

WASLA, the ultimate Arabic Alternative Music Festival has been confirmed for April 5, 2019, kicking off at 11am and rocking right through until 11pm, at Burj Park, Downtown Dubai. This year’s outstanding line-up includes heroes of the regional music scene, such as Cairokee, Massar Egbari, Mashrou’ Leila, 47 Soul and El Morabba3. Early bird tickets, at AED 195, are now available at www.ticketmaster.ae. 

Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, is preparing to launch its Traditional Handicrafts Strategy. The announcement predates the Safeguarding Emirati Cultural Heritage Forum, which will be held on 5th and 6th March at Etihad Museum under the Patronage of HH Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Chairman of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority.