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Exquisite Designs by Hany El Behairy at Cannes Fashion and GSF Awards Gala

Couture designer Hany El Behairy to present his designs at the Cannes Fashion and Global Short Film Awards GalaProminent couture designer Hany El Behairy will present a selection of his stunning creations during the Cannes Fashion and Global Short Film Awards Gala. The event will be held on Saturday May 20, 2017 at the iconic Intercontinental Carlton in Cannes, France.

Hany El Behairy is one of the most prestigious fashion designers of haute couture in the Middle East. A native of Egypt, he has been creating unforgettable designs since the age of 15. Through his designs, and his fascination with color and texture, he strives to create a symphony of East-West luxury, style and elegance for his discerning clientele. Hany El Behairy’s exquisite designs are known for their elegance, attention to detail and the highest quality fabrics and embellishments. His feminine and luxurious creations include cocktail dresses, evening gowns and breathtaking bridal designs.

After earning his law degree, Mr. El Behairy soon decided to follow his true passion of fashion design. He has since become a favorite designer of many Middle Eastern socialites and celebrities including Yousra, Laila Elwy, Warda Al Gazaeria, Elham Shahin, Safaa Abu El Seoud, Latifa, Hanan Tork, Sabah, Shaimaa Saeed and many more. He has been featured in many Arab and European publications and TV channels including ART, Rai Uno, Rai 3, Odion, Cawale and Fashion TV. Mr. El Behairy has shown his designs at many prestigious events such as the Mediterranean Festival (Naples, Italy), Moda Week (Italy), LUX Festival (Lebanon), and the International Diamond Festival (Qatar). His numerous awards and accolades include a people’s choice “Oscar” by ART (International Arab TV), the LUX prize as Best Fashion Designer (Haute Couture) in the Middle East, and the International Fashion Week Award (Rome) presented by the Italian Ministry of Culture and the Mayor of Rome.

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From Boston to Cannes: Singer Songwriter Jared Hanrahan To Appear at the GSF Awards Gala

Singer Songwriter Jared Hanrahan will perform at the Cannes Fashion and Global Short Film Awards Gala in Cannes, FranceRising teen pop-rock star Jared Hanrahan is slated to perform at the Cannes Fashion and Global Short Film Awards Gala. The event will be held at the Intercontinental Carlton in Cannes, France on May 20, 2017 and will include luxury fashion shows and entertainment by world-class performers, as well as the presentation of this year’s winning film awards.

Boston-based Jared Hanrahan is a talented 15 year old musician, singer and songwriter. Steve Marshall from The Steve Marshall Band in New York mentored Jared on the electric guitar and gave him the opportunity to play for ALS, Hurricane Sandy, and breast cancer benefits with some very famous musicians like Les Paul Jr., Simon Kirke (Bad Company), Gene Cornish (Young Rascals) and Steve Gadd (Carly Simon, Phoebe Snow, Aretha Franklin).

Jared started writing songs at the age of 12, and currently has 14 of his own original compositions. He performs all over Boston and New York to very enthusiactic audiences.  Jared recently performed at City Hall and at the iconic Faneuil Hall in Boston.  He was the focus of a spotlight feature on NBC Boston with Jackie Bruno.

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Dancer and Musician Ragunath Manet at the Global Short Film Awards in Cannes

Musician and Dancer Ragunath Manet to Perform at Cannes Fashion and Global Short Film Awards GalaMulti-talented international performer Dr. Raghunath Manet is scheduled to appear at the upcoming Cannes Fashion and Global Short Film Awards Gala. The event will be held at the Intercontinental Carlton in Cannes, France on May 20, 2017 and will include luxury fashion shows and entertainment by world-class performers, as well as the presentation of this year’s winning film awards.

A native of Pondicherry, India, Dr. Raghunath Manet is an artist, dancer-choreographer, musician-composer, singer, writer, actor and filmmaker. In dance he specializes in the classical Indian Bharatanatyam, and in music he performs on the Veena stringed instrument. He has worked with many prominent international artists including Archie Shepp, Michel Portal, Didier Lockwood, Carolyn Carlson, Richard Galliano, Bik Régis, Dr. Balamurali Krisha and Drums Sivamani. Dr. Manet holds a doctorate degree in Cultural Anthropology, and has released more than 25 CDs and 5 DVDs in both dance and music. In 1989 he founded the dance and music Academy “TALA SRUTI” in Pondicherry for poor children where he teaches and conducts workshops in dance and music.

Raghunath Manet has performed all over the world including at the Opera de Paris in France, as well as at prestigious festivals and venues in France, Italy, UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Australia, Sri Lanka, Africa, Singapore, India, Mauritius, USA, Caledonia Islands, New Zeland, the Caribbean and the Reunion Islands. He has appeared at special events for Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Chanel, and other iconic brands. In 2017 Dr. Manet received the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award (PBSA) 2017 presented by the President of India during the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas celebrations in Bengaluru, recognizing Dr. Manet’s contributions promoting Indian arts and culture in France. Other accolades include the Officier des Arts et des Lettres (2016) and the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres  from the French Ministry of Culture, the Gopio Community Service Award in Jaipur, India (2011), and the Best Performer Award during the 2014 Chennai Music and Dance Festival.

Raghunath Manet has appeared in films including Diamant Noir by Arthur Harari, Le journal d’un séducteur by Daniel Dubroux with Jean-Pierre Léaud and Chiarra Mastroianni, and Perduto Amor by Franco Battiato. His work as a filmmaker includes Dance of Siva, Aathma, Devadai (a documentary), and Karma.

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Violinist and Actress Rebeca Nuez to Perform at the Cannes Global Short Film Awards

Violinist and Actress Rebeca Nuez at the Cannes Global Short Film AwardsSpanish actress and classical violinist Rebeca Nuez is scheduled to perform at the upcoming Cannes Fashion and Global Short Film Awards Gala. The event will be held at the Intercontinental Carlton Cannes on May 20, 2017 and will include luxury fashion shows and entertainment by world-class performers, as well as the presentation of this year’s film awards.

Rebeca Nuez is a native of Gran Canaria and currently resides in The Netherlands. Ms. Nuez began her music education at age three under the guidance of her father. At six, she began studying violin with her uncle, the renowned Russian violinist Mikhail Vostokov, and continued her studies under his guidance throughout her youth. She then moved to Rotterdam to study with Russian pedagogue Natasja Morozova at Codarts, and went on to earn her bachelor of arts in music with Professor Kyoko Yonemoto. She plans to begin her master’s program next year with Professor Yonemoto. Today, she frequently performs in concerts and recitals in Spain, The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic and China.

Rebeca Nuez began acting as a young teenager, and began to study performing arts, while continuing her music studies. She has studied at the Mulholland Acting and Film Academy in Amsterdam and at the International School of Screen Acting and the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in the United Kingdom. She will make her debut at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival and Marché du Film, cast in major roles in In Search of the Miraculous, House of Deaths and The Spanish Version, films by accomplished British director/producer/writer Brian Skeet, founder of Joan Productions.

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Singer Nikolay Gladskikh Brings Dramatic Performance to Cannes Event

Nikolay Gladskikh at the Cannes Fashion and Global Short Film Awards GalaAcclaimed operatic singer and actor Nikolay Gladskikh will perform at the Cannes Fashion and Global Short Film Awards Gala in Cannes, France on May 20, 2017. The event will be held in the Grand Salon at the world-famous Intercontinental Carlton Cannes.

Nikolay Gladskikh is the lead performer in Crude Furie, recipient of the 2017 Global Short Film “Best Music Film” award. He is also a finalist in the “Best Actor” category. Crude Furie is directed by Andrey Nyanchuk and produced by Yuri Khorol.

A native of Novoshahtinsk, in the Rostov region of the Russian Federation, Mr. Gladskikh studied piano at an early age, and went on to study voice at the Moscow State Classical Academy, the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts (GITIS) and the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, The Netherlands. He won the singing competition “Bella Voce” (Russia, 2004) and was awarded Third Prize at the International Vocal Competition “Tommaso Traetta” (Italy, 2006). During his studies in Holland he sang the roles of Sorceress and Spirit in the opera Dido and Aeneas by Purcell, and the role of Orestes in the operetta La belle Hélène by Jacques Offenbach at the summer opera festivals in Mosset, France. Mr. Gladskikh has performed in numerous concerts in Russia, Germany and The Netherlands.

He worked with Belgian director Sigrid T’Hooft on the production of the opera Prince Igor by Aleksandr Borodin at the Perm Opera and Ballet Theatre in Russia and on the production of Händel’s opera Imeneo at the Händel-Festspiele Festival in Göttingen, Germany.

Mr. Gladskikh’s repertoire consists of works by Bach, Vivaldi, Händel, Gluck, Pergolesi, Hasse, Bononcini, Scarlatti, Caldara, Durante, Caccini, Stradella, Falconieri, Purcell, Mozart, Strauss, Poulenc, Rimsky-Korsakov, Offenbach, Bernstein and other composers.

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Soprano Valeria Florencio at the Cannes Fashion and Global Short Film Awards Gala

Soprano Valeria FlorencioWorld-renowned French soprano Valeria Florencio will perform at the upcoming Cannes Fashion and Global Short Film Awards Gala in Cannes, France. The event will be held on Saturday May 20, 2017 at the iconic Intercontinental Carlton Cannes.

Valeria Florencio studied voice and theater with a number of great masters of lyrical art, including Lauren Nubbar at the famed Juilliard School in New York. Her critically acclaimed performances have included concerts and recitals at concert halls and theaters in France and abroad including Halle aux grains, Capitole, Zénith de Toulouse, Rhine Opera House, theaters of Marrakech, Rabat and Casablanca accompanied by the Moroccan Philharmonic, and numerous prestigious international festivals and TV programs. She has appeared with such luminaries as conductors Yehudi Menuhin, Alberto Zedda, Valery Gergiev as well as theatrical director Georges Lavaudant, and has also performed for Monaco’s royal family. In addition to her performing schedule, Ms. Florencio is also a music therapist and a UN Ambassador for the NGO Martial Art Academy based in France.

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Middle East Superstar Melissa to Rock the House at Cannes Global Short Film Awards

Melissa performs at Global Short Film Awards in Cannes, FrancePop superstar Melissa is one of the world-class entertainers scheduled to perform at the upcoming Cannes Fashion and Global Short Film Awards Gala. The event will be held on Saturday May 20, 2017 at the iconic Intercontinental Carlton Cannes in Cannes, France.

Melissa, born Mariam Chehab in South Lebanon, has catapulted to stardom in what today’s industry considers “a short time.” In 2004 Melissa had the high honor of being crowned Miss Mediterranean. After working as a model for only 6 months, she began her collaboration with Jean Saliba, one of the Middle East’s top producers. Mr. Saliba has been the driving force behind the successful careers and hit records of many Middle Eastern music stars. Mr. Saliba produced Melissa’s first album, released in 2006. Two songs from the album became number one hits in the region, including Somebody Call My Name, a duet with international pop superstar, Dr. Alban. In 2008 Melissa released her second album, followed by her duet hit single Yalli Naseeni with AKON,  composed by her producer Jean Saliba. Melissa toured with AKON, performing before huge audiences in Dubai, Cairo, Amman and Beirut.

Her international single, Nanana, featured remixes with renowned producer and DJ David Vendetta. Her videos on YouTube have garnered millions of views. Melissa’s beauty, talent and enthusiasm signal what is yet to come in this young superstar’s career.

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Angelique Monet Set to Perform at Cannes Fashion and Global Short Film Awards Gala

Princess Angelique Monet at Cannes Fashion and Global Short Film Awards GalaPrincess Angelique Monet is one of the world-class entertainers scheduled to perform at the upcoming Cannes Fashion and Global Short Film Awards Gala. The event will be held on Saturday May 20, 2017 at the iconic Intercontinental Carlton Cannes in Cannes, France. She will be performing with Dr. Raghunath Manet, the renowned classical Indian musician and dancer, and Chevalier Award recipient.

Princess Angelique Monet is an American multi-media talent, former Ms. Black South Carolina USA and the owner and CEO of Greta Joanne Entertainment. She is also a stage actress and ventriloquist. In 2001 she appeared Off-Broadway on Theater Row with her one-woman show Multiple Me written by Edgar Chisholm. In November 2017 she will return to Off-Broadway with the opening of a Vaudeville thematic production. She is recognized for her role in changing modern day ventriloquism in A History of Modern Day Ventriloquism. Angelique Monet is also a singer, pianist and composer who has an album on iTunes entitled Not Wasting Time, as well as a film producer, writer and director. She made her directorial debut with the short film BitterSweet, which screened at the Cannes International Film Festival Short Film Corner (SFC) in 2005. Her feature film, Deceptive, premiered at the Marche du Film during the Cannes International Film Festival Festival in 2010. She had a theatrical release through her own releasing company at Big Cinema in New York City.

Angelique Monet has a five octave vocal range, multiple ventriloquist figures and voices, and has opened for prominent entertainers including Sinbad, Brian McKnight, and more. She performs in multiple genres including Jazz, R&B, Classical, Pop, Electronica, New Age, and World Music.

As a public speaker, Angelique Monet has addressed the African Union Headquarters in New York City, the United Nations, and numerous schools, universities, and churches. She has appeared on panels with diplomats, celebrities, politicians, and humanitarians. Her themes include world peace relations, indigenous preservation, self esteem, women’s empowerment, and her own experience with autism when, unable to speak, she was able to use music to open her mind, and the ancient art of ventriloquism to find her voice.  Princess Monet is also the recipient of numerous humanitarian accolades including the Global Icon Ladies Award, Afrique 360 Humanitarian and Contribution to Arts award. Princess Angelique Monet is a Knight of the Order of Sylvester and a Dame in the OSJ Order of Malta, and the Masonic-affiliated ladies auxiliary groups the Order of the Amaranth and the Order of the Eastern Star.

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DJ Koceila Chougar Spices Up Cannes Fashion and Global Short Film Awards Gala

DJ Koceila Chougar at Cannes Fashion and Global Short Film Awards GalaDJ Koceila Chougar is one of the world-class entertainers scheduled to perform at the upcoming Cannes Fashion and Global Short Film Awards Gala. The event will be held on Saturday May 20, 2017 at the iconic Intercontinental Carlton Cannes in Cannes, France.

DJ Koceila Chougar was born in north Algeria and developed a love of music at an early age. Since 2013 he has been wowing the French West Coast with his flawless turntable skills, innovative production and musical versatility. With his solo projects, collaborations and live shows, DJ Koceila has quickly become an internationally renowned artist in Europe and the USA (Spain, Italy, Sweden, Miami). In 2015, he founded St-Germain Paradise Concept with Etienne Gentet, a famous French sax musician who has worked with Carl Cox. In 2016, soul singer Sabrina Rahmani joined the journey.

The concept offers high-end live shows in France and abroad (Champagne Les Barons de Rothschild, The Boxers of Bordeaux, Miss Prestige Aquitaine, Azahar Fashion show, Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux, and more). DJ Koceila is currently working with Bordeaux new artists and is completing an album project with Sabrina Rahmani to be released in the summer of 2017.

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Grayling Purnell Brings Divine Designs to Couture Fashion Week New York

Grayling Purnell fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NYDesigner Grayling Purnell will present his latest collection at Couture Fashion Week New York’s 26th season. Marking the designer’s first time showing at the prestigious event, the fashion show will be held at 6:00 pm on Sunday September 10, 2017 in the Broadway Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, 1605 Broadway, New York City.

Grayling Purnell is part of a new wave of American designers proving the country’s fashion is not limited to floaty dresses and swimwear. Professionally trained in both Menswear and Womenwear, Mr. Purnell is based out of New York City and Los Angeles.

Grayling Purnell is a former child star, actor, model, singer and dancer turned fashion designer. He was featured in his first movie at the age of 8 (Meteor Man, directed and written by Robert Townsend). Mr. Purnell has always worn custom clothing, and as a child his mother always included him in the design process for his wardrobe. He started his first clothing line, Orphic Streetwear, in September 2013 and within six months he designed Six Shirts in Top Man in London, UK in Oxford Circus. Mr. Purnell attended the Parson’s New School of Design and the Fashion Institute of Technology. He launched his signature line, House of Grayling Purnell, in September 2015. His voluminous separates and side cascade detailing are subtly man repelling, while more sharply tailored pieces are sure to get the tick of approval from both sexes.

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