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    Mozart masterclass at the TCC

    Life, Published on 19/08/2014

    » Over the past four decades, violinist Dmitry Sitkovetsky, now 60, has built up a reputation as one of classical music's elite virtuosos and has been consistently engaged to perform with the world's very finest orchestras from Berlin to Chicago, from Vienna to St Petersburg.

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    150 years of Rossini

    Life, Harry Rolnick, Published on 19/06/2018

    » 'Opera would be absolutely perfect," said Giachino Rossini one day while cooking a gourmet meal in his Paris mansion. "If only we could get rid of those damned singers."

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    Alternative screenings this week and next

    Life, Published on 08/06/2018

    » Cinephiles can choose from old gold or rough diamonds.

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    The music of James Bond

    Life, Harry Rolnick, Published on 02/11/2017

    » If you want to win a sure-fire bet, just ask any moviegoer, any fan of the James Bond films: "Who composed the theme that goes through every single James Bond movie? The one that goes dum di-di dum dum dum?

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    A lucid look at the old kingdom

    Life, Published on 21/07/2017

    » The other night, relieved after handing in the semester's grades, I scrolled through Netflix in search of a reward for work well done. Unsolicited, the Thai film Siyama surfaced on my list of suggested movies. It stands alongside other Thai historic films about Ayutthaya such as The Legend Of Suriyothai, Bangrajan and Kingdom Of War (Legend Of King Naresuan: Hostage Of Hongsawadi), which are available globally and replete with their own Wikipedia page.

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    Cannes Film Fest opens today

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 01/02/2017

    » The 69th Cannes Film Festival opens today with Woody Allen's Cafe Society, and the world's most influential film festival will play out its drama until May 22. As the glamour and the art of cinema fill the airwaves, here are some of the talking points worthy of note as more reports from the Croisette will follow over the next 10 days.

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    At Cannes, humour makes a surprise visit

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 01/02/2017

    » Humour is hardly ever associated with Cannes competition films -- to win the Palme d'Or, for example, it's assumed a film should possess art house gravitas, serious humanity, or weighty, topical, discourse-stimulating subject matter (last year's winner, Dheepan, is about immigrants in Paris, and before that, the three-hour-long Turkish drama Winter Sleep).

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    Healing beauty's wounds

    Life, Published on 17/11/2016

    » 'As writers, we should try to understand what we are not," declared Indonesia's star novelist Eka Kurniawan at the 13th Ubud Writers and Readers Festival (UWRF). "I live in the city, but I try to see what life is like for rural people. As a man, I seek the woman's perspective."

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    Invention meets perfection

    Life, Harry Rolnick, Published on 13/02/2017

    » The rare, the popular, the ancient, the modern.

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    More equal than most

    Life, Published on 04/01/2016

    » Over the past decade of Thailand's political turmoil, the colour-coded camps contesting power have offered starkly different visions of the kind of country they would like Thailand to be. Different perceptions of inequality in Thailand are at the heart of the polarisation.

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