Rumi

Rumi meets with digital art

Rumi Dreams, a new digital project by Refik Anadol, who is known around the world with his artificial intelligence-based artworks, was introduced at Istanbul Atatürk Culture Center (AKM) on June 4. The exhibition will be on display as part of the Beyoğlu Cultural Road Festival through to June 12.

All-Black ‘The Harder They Fall’ busts Western cowboy myths

Jay-Z has said that his new Western movie "The Harder They Fall" aims to correct misconceptions that all cowboys were white, wore ponchos and listened to "Italian guitar music."

The U.S. rap superstar is a producer on the Netflix revenge drama starring Idris Elba and Regina King among an all-Black ensemble, as real and once-famous characters from the Old West.

Mevlana Rumi museum drew 3.4 mln visitors in 2019

A museum in central Turkey dedicated to the 13th-century Muslim mystic poet Mevlana Jalaluddin al-Rumi hosted a record of nearly 3.5 million visitors in 2019.

The Mevlana Museum, located in Konya, drew a total of 3,464,000 local and foreign tourists last year, becoming the country's number two museum destination after the Hagia Sophia Museum in Istanbul.

Beyonce and Jay-Z twins' names could be Rumi and Sir

The wait may be over for the names of the twins of music power couple Beyonce and Jay-Z. Signs point to the names as Rumi and Sir.

The pop diva and rapper, whose real name is Shawn Carter, have filed to US authorities to copyright "Rumi Carter" and "Sir Carter," ensuring no one else profits from the names to sell anything from fragrances to music.

Construction of annex in 'rose garden' of Rumi Museum stirs debate

Plans to construct an additional building on the premises of the royal "Rose Garden" ("Gülbahçesi" in Turkish) has stirred debate in the Central Anatolian province of Konya, following the discovery of ancient tombs and bones during excavation works, Doğan News Agency reported on May 21. 

Madame Tussauds to open in Istanbul

The world's most famous wax museum, Madame Tussauds, is set to open a branch on Istanbul's İstiklal Avenue on Nov. 28. 

At a press conference before the official opening, Sarper Hilmi Suner, the General Director of Legoland Discovery Center and Madame Tussauds in Istanbul, said the museum featured wax figures with a history going back 250 years.

Madame Tussauds opens in Istanbul

The world's most famous wax museum, Madame Tussauds, is set to open a branch on Istanbul's İstiklal Avenue on Nov. 28. 

At a press conference before the official opening, Sarper Hilmi Suner, the General Director of Legoland Discovery Center and Madame Tussauds in Istanbul, said the museum featured wax figures with a history going back 250 years.

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