As the high summer temperatures continue, Arab stars participated in festivals, released new songs and settled old disputes.
An audience estimated in the thousands occupied the steps of the Fouad Shihab Sports Stadium to hear Majida El-Roumi perform at the Jounieh International Festival at the end of June.
El-Roumi presented several of her older songs, and also unveiled her latest song "Ask Us", a duet performed with a recording made by her late father, Halim El-Roumi.
The audience was moved to tears when she sang "Lebanon", for which she wrote the lyrics. Jean-Marie Riachi wrote the music and produced the song.
At the end of the performance, Lebanese President Michel Suleiman surprised El-Roumi by honouring her with the rank of commander in the National Order of the Cedar, bringing El-Roumi tears of joy.
Najwa Karam launched her new album, "Tonight… There is No Sleep", which was released by Rotana. Karam wrote three of the album's eight songs: "There is No Sleep", "What's Up Tonight?" and "Eye to Eye".
Karam performed at a concert in Morocco as part of the Timitar Festival, which was attended by more than 100,000 people. She was also part of the group of Arab stars that participated in the grand opening of the Rotana Café in Agadir, Morocco.
It was at the Rotana Café opening that Rotana president Salim El-Hindi facilitated the reconciliation between Najwa Karam and Fares Karam.
Their dispute began last December when Fares claimed to have resurrected the traditional Lebanese song, a style for which Najwa is also known. The stars were able to put aside their differences and sang "You have Three-Quarters of My Heart" together at the opening.
Fares Karam also performed several concerts in Morocco, including the closing ceremony of the Timitar Festival, held at the ancient La Medina de Coco Polizzi in Agadir, and the closing ceremony for the program "Lilla, the Bride" at the Abou Ali Resort.
More than 40,000 Moroccans attended Karam's final concert in the city of Tetouan as part of the Festival of the Strait.
Carole Samaha held a press conference with Cedars Art Production Company in Cairo where she announced the end of filming for the series "Shahroora" and the release of the soundtrack for the series "Queen on Earth".
Carole's song "Mind Your Own Business" recently received the Murex d'Or award in the category of best filmed song for 2010. French director Thierry Fern received the award.
Other Murex D'Or winners include Sherine Abdul Wahhab for best Arab singer, Nancy Ajram for best Lebanese singer and Haifa Wehbe, whose song "Yama Layali" won best Arabic song.
Meanwhile, Nawal al-Zoghbi participated in the Timgad Festival in Algeria last week, and is scheduled to perform with Fadhil Shakir in Paris on July 9th.
After that, al-Zoghbi will be returning to Beirut to perform in two concerts and to film her song "I Don't Know Why".
Myriam Fares performed at the Golden Tulip Hotel in northern Cyprus. It was her fourth concert on the island, where she entertained an audience of international fans who travelled specifically to the island to attend her concert.