Dancing is in, dissent is out as Saudi Arabia's crown prince transforms his country

December 25, 2022

© (Tasneem Alsultan / For The Times) Singers perform at a Soundstorm music festival in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. © (Tasneem Alsultan / For The Times) Concertgoers at the Soundstorm music festival in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Dec. 9. © (Kay Nietfeld / DPA) Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, wants to diversify his country's economy, including by turning it into an entertainment hub. © (Tasneem Alsultan / For The Times) Men dance with glow sticks at an outdoor rave in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The U.S. has concluded that the crown prince ordered the brutal slaying, which he denies.