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Prominent Lebanese: Fawaz Gruosi “King of Black Diamond”

Fawaz Gruosi born on August 8, 1952 for a Lebanese father an Italian mother. Fawaz left Lebanon in 1961, and took his mother's surname Gruosi. He dropped out of school when he was just 18, an adolescent not knowing exactly how to charter the future course of his life, when his mother suggested that he explores life and make some pocket money. Following his mother's advice, Fawaz took up a ...

Prominent Lebanese: Mouna Ayoub

  Mouna Ayoub   is a well-known French socialist and businesswoman of Lebanese origin. Born in Beirut in 1957, Ayoub studied business administration in Paris while she was a teenager. While there, she met and fell in love with Saudi billionaire Nasser Al-Rashid. When she was 19, the couple married and eventually had five children. Ayoub and Al-Rashid divorced in 1996 after 18 years of marriage. Using her divorce settlement, She decided ...

Prominent Lebanese: Michel Dabaghi

Michael Ellis DeBakey (September 7, 1908 – July 11, 2008) was a world-renowned Lebanese-American cardiac surgeon, innovator, scientist, medical educator, and international medical statesman. Michael Ellis DeBakey was born as Michel Dabaghi in Lake Charles,Louisiana to Lebanese immigrants Shaker and Raheeja Dabaghi (later Anglicized to DeBakey). DeBakey was the chancellor emeritus of Baylor College of Medecine in Houston, Texas and director of The Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center and ...

Jean Michel Jarre- Postponed

Solidere and We group announce that -for technical reasons only- the Jean Michel Jarre 14 and 15 of july 2010 spectacles are postponed  to subsequent dates in August of 2010. The upcoming August 2010 dates will be announced as soon as possible.

Prominent Lebanese: Tony Shalhoub “The Monk”

Anthony Marcus "Tony" Shalhoub (born October 9, 1953) is an Lebanese-American actor. Shalhoub was born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin. His father, Joe Shalhoub, emigrated from Lebanon to the United States as an orphan at the age of 10. He married Shalhoub’s mother, Helen, a second-generation Lebanese-American, and founded a family grocery chain, starting with a store in downtown Green Bay. The second youngest of the couple's 10 ...

Prominent Lebanese: Yamila Diaz-Rahi

Yamila is a Lebanese-Argentinean Supermodel. Yamila Diaz-Rahi(born March 9, 1976 in Buenos Aires, Argentina) is a professional model of Lebanese and Argentinean descent who carries her Argentinean last name "Diaz" and Lebanese "Rahi". Yamila and her two sisters Maria and Yael were raised in Argentina. She goes by Yamila Diaz. Her father was a doctor and her mother was a health care manager. She was discovered in Buenos Aires ...

Prominent Lebanese: Shakira

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll Born in the coastal city of Barranquilla, Colombia, for a Lebanese father and a Colombian mother, she is the youngest of eight children. Her name, translated from Arabic means, "woman full of grace." A Colombian singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, dancer, and philanthropist who emerged as a musical prodigy in the music scene of Latin America in the early 1990s. "I was born and raised in ...

Prominent Lebanese: Mika

Mica Penniman (born 18 August 1983), known by his stage name Mika, is a London-based singer who has a contract with Casablanca Records and Universal Music. Mika was born in Beirut, Lebanon to a Lebanese mother and an American father. When he was very young, his family was forced to leave war-torn Lebanon, and they moved to Paris. They moved to London when he was nine years old, where he ...

Breakfast at Tiffany’s 60s Cocktail Dresses – Reinvented

With a pedigree of major fashion houses such as Alexander McQueen, Chloe in Paris and John Galliano, Lebanese designer Karen Karam is set to take the fashion scene by storm. With the KAREN KARAM lable, Karam has achieved a brand that is super-cool, girly and at the same time refined. The brand is all about expressing your girly nature: playful, sexy and chic all in one.  She now dresses stars ...

Japan Fashion Week Modern, Edgy and Gothic

The 9th edition of Japan Fashion Week, held in the country’s creative hub Tokyo, showcased Japan’s top fashion talent, the event strives to be a gateway of success for up-and-coming names while working to strengthen the ties between the ‘creativity’ of designers and the expert ‘craftsmanship’ of Japan’s manufacturers. A host of premiere designers and labels offered up their visions for the spring/summer 10 seasons providing ...