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Taking a break from the MBCs

Back in olden days, the stories of ‘Matlock’, a renowned, folksy, witty and popular though cantankerous attorney known for his trademark light gray suit and ‘Father Dowling’, a Catholic Priest who solves murders, abductions and other mysteries in his Chicago parish, assisted by a young streetwise nun, Sister Stephanie were top rated foreign series that Ethiopians saw on television.

Process and Progression @ Addis Fine Arts Gallery

A solo Art exhibition by multidisciplinary artist Leikun Nahusenay entitled “Process and Progression” will be launched on April 16 at Addis Fine Arts Gallery. Featuring works in photography, painting, mixed media and sculpture Process and Progression is a retrospective of Leikun’s work over the last 16 years.

King of Ethiopian saxophone passes at age 81

Legendary Ethiopian saxophonist Getachew Mekuria passed away this week at the age of 81.

Getachew began his musical studies on traditional Ethiopian instruments such as the krar and the masenko, and later moved on to the saxophone and clarinet. He began his musical career in Addis Ababa in the 1940s and was a member of Ethiopia’s famous Police Orchestra.

Julie Mehretu to be honored with Skowhegan Medal

This month, Julie Mehretu will be honored by the prestigious US arts institution, The Skowhegan School of Painting and will receive the medal for painting at its 70th anniversary celebration and 2016 Awards Dinner that will be held in New York City on April 26.