As Saudi Arabia relaxes its controls on culture and entertainment, artists dream — and worry

 January 10 at 9:40 PM

Kareem Fahim reports, “The government of this ultraconservative kingdom has lately become a tireless patron of the arts, sponsoring concerts by Western performers such as New Age artist Yanni and promoting comic festivals and book fairs. Cinemas, banned for decades, are set to open soon.”

What are the realities for artists as the SAK eases its restrictions for cultural expression?

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