Wednesday, October 7, 1998 / Mehr 15, 1377, No. 578
We take pleasure...
By White Cloud
The best shot in the arm and boost to the adrenalin is the flicks. A color film on a rectangular screen with the sound of music, surrounded by the darkening evening sky full of stars makes the Hollywood opiate work like a charm.
Seated on tubular chairs with feet resting on the empty canvas chair in front, and with a good stretch of the imagination, you could be sitting in the over-stuffed plush seats of Joshua Logan or Elia Kazan or Billy Wilder's private home cinema. Only the orange flares on your right place you squarely in Abadan at the Naft Club. On evenings when the film is a lemon, you can look up and watch the stars... GO TO FEATURE
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Believe it or not, Delkash is on a concert tour. She is currently in London and will be singing at other European cities as well.
Delkash, whose singing career peaked in the 1950s, lives in Iran where female singers can only perform for female audiences at private gatherings.
I don't know if she has any concert plans in the U.S. I hope she does. If you want to hear some of her old songs, click here.
* Persian Classical Melodies, Volume 1
Iran reformists meet rejection
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Most reformists who sought
to run for a key assembly that chooses Iran's spiritual leader -- the country's
most powerful position -- have been rejected by hard-liners. The list of
candidates, published Wednesday, is evidence of the overriding clout of
the hard-liners in Iran's clerical government, where President Mohammad
Khatami and a small group of moderates are struggling to ease social and
political restrictions ... FULL TEXT
Names of approved candidates
Human Rights Watch calls for release of Iranian journalist
New York, October 7, 1998 - In an open letter sent today to the
Head of the Judiciary in Iran, Ayatollah Yazdi, Human Rights Watch called
for the immediate and unconditional release of four journalists from the
daily newspaper Tous, who were arrested on the order of a Revolutionary
Court on September 16... FULL TEXT
Mobil attacks U.S. stance on Iran
ALMATY, Oct 7 (Reuters) - U.S. oil major Mobil
slammed the United States' position on energy investment in Iran on Wednesday,
saying that Washington's reluctance to do business with Tehran was ``doing
more harm than good.''... FULL TEXT
Iran plans major presence at Asian Games
TEHRAN, (Hamshahri) - Iranian sportsmen and women
are taking part in 27 different events at the upcoming Asian Games in Thailand.
And all of them will be tested for any trace of performance enhancers ...
FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
"Shah" will be made - director
TEHRAN, (Hamshahri) - "Shah" a film orginally-based
on a book written by Masoud Behnoud has faced numerous obstacles during
production. But director Kiumars Pourahmad insists that he will make the
film (also known as "Cabinet") no matter what... FULL TEXT IN
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Abadan can pull at your heart strings when you remember only the good times in fine weather by the tall palm trees fringing the blue sky and when today is the first day of the rest of your life in a make-believe desert oasis.
... which used to be IBM's corporate representative in Iran
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Translated by Colin Turner
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