The art scene has still not overcome the slump caused by the political upheaval across the Arab world. Although a large number of artists and stars have postponed releasing new material, others are holding concerts or touring outside Lebanon.
Najwa Karam, after postponing the release of her album until an unspecified date, performed at a concert in Atlantic City, New Jersey at the beginning of May.
Karam's performance comes as part of her tour to the United States and Canada, where she is expected to perform in a series of concerts with the singer Milhem Barakat. One of the most prominent concerts that she and Barakat will perform in will be in Salle Deux Park in Montreal, Canada.
Assi al-Halani, in a gesture to support tourism in Egypt, participated in a charitable in support of freedom.
Al-Halani, whose concert was held in early May at the Savoy Hotel in Sharm al-Sheikh and attracted 1,500 spectators, was presented with a shield to honour his support for tourism in Egypt.
Myriam Fares sang for the first time in Cairo since the January 25th revolution in front of an audience of 35,000 at the Zuhoor Club on April 25th. Fares sang for two hours and delighted the audience with some of her best songs. She addressed the audience and said, "Now I am sure that Egypt is doing great" and left the stage, promising to return.
Fares celebrated her birthday twice on May 4th. The first was a surprise party that her band threw for her at her home, presenting her with a portrait as a birthday gift.
The second party was at a French restaurant in the northern Lebanese city of Hasroun, where her family and a close circle of friends attended. She was also surprised with the arrival of the Shahada Brothers from the Music Hall band.
Shatha Hassoun is in Dubai putting the final touches on the last song in her latest album, and has been collaborating and working intensively with Arab Gulf singer Ahlam.
Hassoun was a guest recently on Emirates FM Radio for three hours and sang some of her new songs such as "Baghdad, Here We Come". During this interview, she received phone calls from some well-known artists such as Ahlam, Abdullah Rwaishid and Latifa who all expressed their admiration of her beautiful voice.
The Lions-Antilias Fakhr Aldin Club hosted a ceremony mid-April for singer Wissam al-Amir in honour of his outstanding accomplishments as a singer and composer at the Park Royal-Ain Saade Hotel. Many notable personalities were present.
Al-Amir was awarded an honorary lifetime achievement award in appreciation of his superb voice and distinguished songs in addition to his music that that has produced hits in the music world.
Ragheb Alama is scheduled to perform a concert in the United States on May 26th. His concert coincides with the international star Shakira's performance in Lebanon.
Regarding this coincidence, Alama said he wishes he were going to be in Lebanon to welcome her to her second home and invite her to dinner.