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    A political message of hope

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 06/09/2019

    » Back with the second of three productions to celebrate its 33rd anniversary, DreamboxTheatre Bkk steps into the future with a new playwright and fifth sung-through musical, Namngoen Tae: The Musical.

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    Long day's journey into night

    Life, Alongkorn Parivudhiphongs, Published on 29/08/2019

    » When a producer announces a concept musical, we anticipate a production that offers something different: things like non-linear storytelling, plots secondary to presentation and some experimental context. Some might expect minimalism in presentation, few main characters, a small-scale ensemble. Think Hair, Cats, Chicago or Spring Awakening.

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    The message of the medium

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 28/08/2019

    » When the chipmunks Chip and Dale sailed into the bustling floating market in the recent viral Disney short Our Floating Dreams, both the world and local people were fascinated by the images of Thai culture. Busy canals and pineapple fried rice brought about onscreen exoticism watched by millions around the world.

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    Artist's dreams come to fruition

    News, Nauvarat Suksamran, Published on 10/08/2019

    » Following one's dream entails the risk that there may not be success waiting down the road.

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    Memories buried in soil

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 19/07/2019

    » Memories and war, illusory borders and invisible scars: These themes are resonant in two documentary films shown late last month at the SAC Film Festival (hosted by the Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre). In the Thai documentary Din Rai Dan (Soil Without Land), a Tai Yai man in Shan state talks about his life as a waiter in Bangkok and as a soldier in his ethnic army. In the Vietnamese film The Future Cries Beneath Our Soil, a group of men in a rural village bear the indelible wounds of the Vietnam War, still stinging after 40 years.

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    Setting it off

    B Magazine, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 14/07/2019

    » From its humble start lurking in the shadows of J-pop to partially dominating the globe, the unstoppable power of K-pop has been fascinating to witness. Today, in the hazy wake of the Gangnam Style craze, the genre has grown to have its own annual convention, KCON, which is aimed to celebrate South Korean culture at various locations around the world. In North America, K-pop boy bands and girl bands are being received with open arms. Groups like seven-member boyband BTS have even gone so far as to win 2017's Billboard Music Award for Top Social Artist, beating pop royalty like Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez and Ariana Grande.

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    A Bizarro birthday party

    Life, Gary Boyle, Published on 10/07/2019

    » If you're a fan of British indie band The Wedding Present, you'll have bought their debut album, George Best, back in 1987. And if you bought the follow-up, Bizarro, you did so 30 years ago, an anniversary the band are celebrating with a special Bangkok show next Monday.

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    From Belize with love

    B Magazine, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 26/05/2019

    » Ariel Zetina may be best known as one of Chicago's fiercest DJs (the Mother of the Windy City Club Scene, as some have suitably appointed her), but she's more than meets the eye. Having come from a theatre and poetry background, the American-Belizean artist is well-versed in cutting-edge performance art. In fact, her first foray into music-making was born out of necessity, simply because she couldn't find a piece of music that would fit a show she was working on as part of collaborative performance art group Witch Hazel. After relocating to Chicago some years later, she finally found her place and essentially herself in the city's thriving queer/trans club scene, which provided her with the impetus to fuse house and techno sounds with her own multicultural flavours.

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    Silent Film Festival makes noise at the Scala

    Life, Published on 20/05/2019

    » The Silent Film Festival is back to offer a unique cinematic experience to Bangkok audiences at the Scala Theatre in Siam Square, Rama I, from Friday until SundayMay 24-2.

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    Exploring a personal universe

    Life, Patcharawalai Sanyanusin, Published on 29/05/2019

    » Futura, the godfather of contemporary street art from New York, will hold a Southeast Asian debut solo show in Singapore with "Constellation", where fans can explore his cognitive galaxy through his distinctive abstract graffiti style.

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