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    The true king of rock 'n' roll

    Life, John Clewley, Published on 31/10/2017

    » "They call, they call me the Fat Man cause I weigh two hundred pounds. All the girls they love me, Cause I know my way around. I was standing, standing on the corner Of Rampart and Canal, Watching those Creole gals …"

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    A colourless Kaleidoscope

    Brunch, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 23/07/2017

    » Despite big-name collaborators, the latest EP by the UK stadium-rock quartet suffers from overly cloying production and anodyne songwriting.

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    Rock of ages

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 20/09/2016

    » In 1992, Moderndog as students went onstage in The Coke Music Award with the sole intention of messing things around -- it was at the time a relatively sombre affair with a lot of bands opting for jazz. "It was the only chance we had to make loud noise in the Chulalongkorn University Auditorium," said the band's lead singer Thanachai Ujjin in a recent interview with Life.

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    A world-music classic returns

    Life, John Clewley, Published on 24/05/2016

    » The Malian singer Oumou Sangare burst onto the West African music scene when she released her first album, Moussolou, on cassette in 1990. I was living in Tokyo at the time and African friends told me about a new singer rapidly rising to fame on the back of an album that had already sold a quarter of a million copies. A kind soul bought me the cassette from a trip to Mali so that I could review it for the Japanese newspaper I was writing for. I still have the original.

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    Tale as old as time

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 03/03/2015

    » It brings an emotional tear to eye when cartoons can capture the heart-wrenching trials of humanity, but when humans can come across convincingly as cartoons, the result is undeniable glee. Disney's Broadway spectacular, Beauty And The Beast, which is showing in Thailand for the very first time, brings the 1991 Oscar-winning classic of the same name to life.

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    The Wild Sound of New Orleans

    Life, John Clewley, Published on 26/08/2014

    » Piano master, producer and arranger, composer and songwriter Allen Toussaint has done more than most to promote the musical legacy of New Orleans. With his partner Marshall Sehorn, he set up the Sansu label which brought the focus back to the city after musicians moved away in the 1960s, and proceeded to write and record hundreds of songs for such artists as Irma Thomas, Dr. John, Lee Dorsey and Ernie K-Doe. Later, he developed the New Orleans funk sound with the Meters, Dr. John and the Wild Tchoupitoulas, while rock'n'roll and pop stars from the Rolling Stones to The Searchers, The Hollies, Robert Palmer and even The Who covered his songs. He's also had a stellar solo career as well.

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    A soul stirring

    Brunch, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 17/08/2014

    » Scottish singer-songwriter Paolo Nutini is fully embracing the sound of vintage soul on his third studio album, but it's still his voice that sets him apart

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    Little legends live on

    Life, Kartika Inggas, Published on 17/03/2014

    » If you are in your mid-20s or beyond, chances are that Mana, Manee, Piti and Chujai were once your school friends. Imaginary ones, of course, for they once lived in Thai language textbooks that every elementary student had to study. Through their lives and adventures in rural Thailand, at least two generations of children learned the basics of the language, from the working of consonants and vowels to the construction of sentences. The books were in use from 1978 to 1994 before they were replaced by a newer series.

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    Spotify welcomes celebrity users, strikes deal with Metallica

    AFP Relax News, Published on 12/12/2012

    » Music streaming service Spotify is launching a new tool for recommendations coming from the friends and artists that users follow. Musicians and other celebrities are now invited to share the tracks they really like.

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    Jackman welcomes 'Les Miserables' Oscar buzz

    AFP Relax News, Published on 28/11/2012

    » The screen adaptation of "Les Miserables" is being talked about as Oscar material and its star Hugh Jackman has welcomed the buzz as recognition of how hard it is to transform a musical to the screen.

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