Kurdish vocalist Alaeddin Baba-Shahabi dies at 75
TEHRAN – Kurdish Iranian vocalist Alaeddin Baba-Shahabi died of a heart attack in Tehran on Thursday. He was 75.
Born in Sanandaj in the northwestern Iranian province of Kordestan, Baba-Shahabi was the grandchild of the famous singer of Kordestan, Ali-Asghar Kordestani.
He was just a teenager when he began to collaborate with the Radio Sanandaj.
He later cooperated with the Iranian Kurdish ensemble the Kamkars. He sung and recorded many songs during his 50-year career.
He was buried in his hometown of Sanandaj on Friday.
“Parviz” reviewed in Tehran
TEHRAN – Iranian director Majid Barzegar’s comedy drama “Parviz” was reviewed after a screening at Tehran’s Ibn Sina Cultural Center on Thursday.
Psychologist Saman Tavakkoli and sociologist Mohsen Gudarzi were on the review panel.
The film is about a man in his fifties who has lived his entire life in his father’s home and has never had a job. His quiet routine suddenly comes apart when his father decides to remarry and tells him to move out.
Iran’s ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance has only agreed to authorize a limited release of the film.
“Red Carpet” hits silver screens in Iran
TEHRAN -- “Red Carpet”, Iranian director Reza Attaran’s film about fringe issues at the Cannes Film Festival 2013, hit Iranian theaters on Thursday.
The film spotlights the contrast between the celebrities who are excessively concerned about their costume designs, and the people whose main concern is only cinema, when they step onto the red carpet at the prestigious film gala.
Part of the film also focuses on the behavior of the Iranian guests of the Cannes festival.
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