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    Get Bizzy

    Brunch, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 23/09/2018

    » In case you're unaware, the hip-hop scene in Thailand is blowing up right now. Underground talents are getting unprecedented exposure on mainstream TV reality shows The Rapper and Show Me The Money. All of this crazy hype can (and should) be credited to the Bangkok-based online community Rap Is Now, which has played an integral part in the re-emergence of the local hip-hop scene. Their infamous "battles", now in their fourth season, have bestowed upon us talents like UrboyTJ, Youngohm and Twopee Southside -- all of whom are currently basking in the glow of mainstream success.

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    Her soul is immortal

    Life, John Clewley, Published on 21/08/2018

    » Singer, composer, social activist and "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin died last week. She was 76 years old. I was spinning vinyl last week at a DJ night when the news filtered through. I didn't have any of her music with me but nonetheless let everyone know that one of the greats had gone; cue to clubbers quickly searching on their smart phones for news on the First Lady of Soul.

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    Anger is an energy

    Life, Gary Boyle, Published on 17/08/2018

    » It takes Trent Reznor 45 minutes to say hello. He voices his surprise that it's taken his band Nine Inch Nails nearly 30 years to do a show in Thailand. They almost made it in 2014 for the aborted Silverlake Festival in Pattaya, cancelled due to the volatile political climate, so there was no small amount of anticipation ahead of their show at Bangkok's packed Moonstar Studio on Tuesday night.

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    Bittersweet symphony

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 17/08/2018

    » Mike Shinoda was out of his element. He knew this. The crowd knew this. Yet, everyone had a hell of a good time.

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    No comfort for young women

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 17/08/2018

    » One of the biggest issues commanding media attention in the past year has been that of gender violence. And Peel the Limelight has dedicated this year to staging plays that shed light on the topic from different angles, starting with a production of Agnes Of God, about a young nun with a history of abuse. That was followed by I Am My Own Wife, a one-person play about the life of a transgender woman during World War II and the Communist regime in East Berlin.

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    For whom the Bell bows

    Life, Harry Rolnick, Published on 06/08/2018

    » When Joshua Bell plays a single work with an orchestra, tickets anywhere in the world are sold out within minutes. However, Bell, one of the leading lights in fiddle-playing, won't be playing a mere single piece with the Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra on Sept 4.

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    Play that funky music

    Life, Published on 02/08/2018

    » Clean Bandit, a British electronic music group, will inspire concertgoers to dance along during their Bangkok debut show at Centerpoint Studio, Sukhumvit 105 (Soi Lasalle), on Aug 22 at 8.30pm.

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    The best of both worlds

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 02/08/2018

    » Adam Rapa, one of the world's most celebrated crossover trumpet artists, will join the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra (TPO) and conductor Dariusz Mikulski to blur the lines between classical and jazz music in the "Crossing Over" concerts tomorrow at 7pm and on Saturday at 4pm at Prince Mahidol Hall, Salaya.

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    Charlie's 'puthing' on a show

    Life, Published on 26/07/2018

    » Charlie Puth will make a comeback to catch the ears of his Thai fans with a string of hits at Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani, on Oct 29 at 8.30pm.

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    Sounds celebrating Mandela centenary

    Life, John Clewley, Published on 24/07/2018

    » This month World Beat joins the international celebrations to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa, anti-apartheid activist and visionary leader. Mandela was born on July 18, 1918, and passed away on Dec 5, 2013, having served 27 years in prison for his resistance to the racist apartheid system then operating in South Africa.

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