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  • News & article

    The Kid Is Alright

    Brunch, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 22/07/2018

    » Hana Vu/ How Many Times Have You Driven By EP

  • News & article

    The Beatles' 'All You Need Is Love' adapted for picture book

    Published on 19/07/2018

    » NEW YORK: Two new children's books will add pictures to the words of John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

  • News & article

    It's a mean old man's world

    Life, Published on 16/07/2018

    » Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly has been reducing audiences to puddles of tears for over a century. Opera Siam's recently concluded two-night performance of the beloved opera was no exception.

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    Fiery violin lights thousand and one nights

    Life, Published on 13/07/2018

    » Taiwanese violinist Yu-Chien Tseng joined the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra (TPO) and chief conductor Alfonso Scarano in a fiery reading of Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No.2. The fire almost became real when one of the strings of Tseng's bow snapped. Such was the intensity of the TPO's concert last Saturday at Prince Mahidol Hall, Mahidol University. Who better to judge than the conductor? The notoriously demanding Scarano looked pleased with the superb musicianship on display. At times, his signature frown melted into a warm beam. Devotees of the orchestra know what a rare sight that is. Maestro Scarano then led the TPO through a passionate and evocative performance of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade, where the violin of the equally accomplished TPO's concertmaster Omiros Yavroumis again became the protagonist in a luscious portrayal of the eponymous Arabian Nights storyteller.

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    Musical archaeology

    Life, John Clewley, Published on 10/07/2018

    » James Cagney is regarded as one of the first gangster tough guys of Hollywood. Films like The Public Enemy (1931) made him a big star and his tough-guy persona belied his background as a dancer. If you look at the opening scene to his 1932 film Taxi, you'll hear him speaking fluent Yiddish, a "High German" language that originated with Ashkenazi Jewish communities and was later fused with other German dialects, as well as the Hebrew, Aramaic and Slavic languages.

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    Listen Up

    Brunch, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 08/07/2018

    » Let's Eat Grandma/ I'm All Ears

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    In tune with the times

    Brunch, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 08/07/2018

    » For over 30 years, Pongsit Kampee has been telling stories about people, their struggles, grievances, and of love lost. To say that he is Thailand's Bob Dylan may be a bit of an overstatement, but he's one of the few we have who may merit that comparison.

  • News & article

    Music from heaven

    Life, Published on 05/07/2018

    » To mark the 6th anniversary of Sala Sudasiri Sobha on Lat Phrao 41, the Yontararak family presents a special performance entitled "Music From Heaven" on Saturday at 4pm.

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    Soaring, sublime Rossini

    Life, Published on 04/07/2018

    » A delicious, sumptuous musical feast alla Rossini was served up by the Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra (RBSO) at the Thailand Cultural Centre on June 26, as music director Michel Tilkin, soprano Lucia Conte, mezzo-soprano Paola Cacciatori and baritone Korawij Devahastin Na Ayudhya indulged in the charm, wit and elegance of Italian opera in a cleverly conceived show entitled "Rossini 150 Years".

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