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    Time traveller

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 04/04/2018

    » Period dramas, the sources of romanticisation of the bygone, continue to transfix viewers everywhere. From the South Korean culinary tale Dae Jang Guem, to the dramatisation of UK royalty in The Crown, or the court of Louis XIV in Versailles, or even Thailand's own See Pandin (Four Reigns), these fusions of history and fantasy offer an outlook to the past -- glorified or critical -- while also sparking interest and debate over the portrayals of historical accounts.

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    Hikotaro Yazaki returns for a series of Bangkok concerts

    Life, Published on 22/03/2018

    » Japanese conductor Hikotaro Yazaki will make a comeback to conduct the Pro Musica Orchestra during the "Transfigured Night" concert at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel, Ratchadamri Road, on March 29 at 7.30pm.

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    Troops at Mahakan rattle locals

    News, Ploenpote Atthakor, Published on 19/01/2018

    » A leading academic and social activists have expressed concern about the deployment of soldiers at the embattled Mahakan community by the Internal Security Operations Command (Isoc), saying the military presence has created a climate of fear.

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    Mozart's Jupiter symphony should prove heavenly

    Life, Published on 11/01/2018

    » 'This music is wicked and fantastic," said that very wicked fantastic philosopher Frederic Nietzsche. He was referring to George Bizet's Carmen. And for almost 150 years, the world has agreed with him.

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    An eclectic triumph

    Life, Tretip Kamolsiri, Published on 11/12/2017

    » Four years after its inception, the Feroci Philharmonic Winds of Silpakorn University's Faculty of Music is no longer a stranger to Thai audiences. After performing countless concerts, last week at the Main Hall, Thailand Culture Centre, the Feroci Philharmonic hosted a concert to honour His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun and to express gratitude to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

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    Mozart quintets at Dusit Thani Hua Hin

    Life, Published on 13/11/2017

    » Mozart's two late works for five string instruments will be presented during the "Yin Yang Viola Quintets" concert at Dusit Thani Hua Hin in Prachuap Khiri Khan this Friday at 6.30pm and Goethe Institute in Bangkok on Nov 21 at 8pm.

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    An explosion of emotion

    Muse, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 28/10/2017

    » When the news broke on Oct 13 last year that the much beloved King Bhumibol had died, the nation was in for the biggest heartbreak of our generation. People reacted with feverish emotion, with some bursting into tears and others beginning to pray. But National Artist Prof Emeritus Preecha Thaothong grabbed his brush and poured his grief onto canvas. He spent that entire night painting and, the next morning, ended up with a portrait of the revered monarch.

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    Scholar for life

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 16/10/2017

    » I met Prof Dr Satya Vrat Shastri on the evening of Sept 26 for an interview at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. A day earlier, the renowned Sanskrit scholar had had lunch with Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, when he reminded his former Sanskrit student about his birthday on Sept 29.

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    Sex, truth & politics

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 11/09/2017

    » In Uthis Haemamool's new novel, the protagonist's erotic adventure runs parallel to Thailand's political education. A man's carnal quests and sexual outbursts become, in a way, an allegory of a larger social context as the country goes through three coups d'etat and several convulsive protests in the past 25 years. The awakening of the loin as a metaphor for political orgasm, physical penetration as an analogy for abuses of power -- <i>Rang Haeng Pratana</i> (Silhouette Of Desire) is a novel that, Uthis admits, presents him with many risks as a writer.

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    Saluting the late ML Usni Pramoj with melody

    Life, Published on 28/08/2017

    » Pro Musica will pay tribute to its founder, the late ML Usni Pramoj, with a concert entitled "Saluting The Maestro" at Siam Society, Asok Road, on Sept 6 at 7pm.

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