Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.
The famous singer and actress, Dionne Warwick, is known for her sultry tones and emotional melodies, with great songs such as “Heartbreaker” and “Walk on By”.
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Her voice has captivated audiences around the world for more than 40 years with over 55 hit singles released.
Her first concert in Europe in 1963 with Marlene Dietrich propelled her to stardom, and she has gone from strength-to-strength.
The singer and actress was the first solo African-American female artist to be awarded a Grammy in 1968 for best contemporary female vocal artist, an accolade that only Ella Fitzgerald has since won.
Performing and entertaining are not Dionne’s only passions.
Since 2002, she has been a Goodwill Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO). She has been actively in involved with campaigns against hunger and raising awareness for the cause around the world.
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Ximena Navarrete, a name that until August 23rd you wouldn’t recognize - now she is the holder of the title that every young girl dreams of - Miss Universe.
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The 22 year-old from Guadalajara, Mexico, surprised the pageant world with her victory with many expecting the winner to emerge from Ireland, Venezuela or the United States.
Dressed in her ruby-red gown she accepted her applause before giving a series of bows to the cheering crowd. The diamond-encrusted tiara atop her head is not her only prize as she will receive a year’s scholarship to a New York film academy and a supply of shoes, clothes and make-up.
Her desire is to help fight HIV/AIDs and breast cancer around the world, she told the judges in the glitzy venue in Las Vegas, which appeared to sit well with Donald Trump, the owner of the Miss universe franchise.
Being the public eye is not new to Ximena, who has been a model since she was 15, but has always wanted to study nutritional science.
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