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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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    Mozart soars over Beethoven in the battle of the pianos

    Life, Published on 02/08/2018

    » The finalists of the Fifth Thailand International Piano Competition (TIPC) performed with the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra and guest conductor Thanapol Setabrahmana. The concerts on July 20 and 21 in Prince Mahidol Hall marked the final round of this prestigious event that culminated with Xu Guo's sublime reading of Mozart's Piano Concerto No.20, which won the 22-year-old Chinese pianist the first prize. Xu played Mozart with a freshness and scrupulous attention to detail.

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    Peace is possible

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 27/07/2018

    » Can adversaries put away their past and join hands again? Apparently some can, at least in the case of actresses Tanyares "Tanya" Engtrakul and Savika "Pinky" Chaiyadej, who are starring in the online series Seuk Song Sab, or The Bitch War, that aims to promote tourism in Thailand's Southernmost provinces.

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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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    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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    A date with Travis Bickle

    Life, Published on 12/07/2018

    » 'He hates New York with a Biblical fury; it gives off the stench of Hell, and its filth and smut obsess him."

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    Sometimes transcendental, always relevant

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 25/05/2018

    » The American films were on short supply this year at Cannes -- which in turn deprived the assembly line of red carpet material -- but nobody seemed to mind that except, well, some American media and fashion bloggers. That superfluous caveat aside, the recently wrapped 71st Cannes Film Festival was nearly unanimously praised as one of the best editions in recent memory, with a string of good, sometimes very good, titles playing night after night -- and even the bad films weren't so offensively bad, as was often the case. In the midst of soul-searching following the question of relevance (the world wants Avengers), the rise of streaming (the world watches films on phones), the decline of arthouse popularity, Cannes insists on the sacredness of cinema, on the future of the art, and this year it paid off solidly.

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    Image is everything

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 15/05/2018

    » Cinema, Jean-Luc Godard said via FaceTime, is X+3 = 1. The X, of course, is -2.

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    Put some schoolin' on ya

    Life, John Clewley, Published on 15/05/2018

    » This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of a New Orleans musical legend: Henry Roeland "Roy" Byrd, better known as Professor Longhair or just plain "Fess". He was born on Dec 18, 1918, in Bogalusa, Louisiana, and later moved to New Orleans with his mother.

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    An evening with K-pop stars

    Life, Published on 07/05/2018

    » Taeyong and Ten from NCT, a South Korean boy band, will return to Bangkok for an exclusive fan meeting on June 3 at 6pm. The venue is GMM Live House, 8th floor of CentralWorld, Ratchadamri Road.

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