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    Classic Thai story and a triumphant musical feast

    Life, Alongkorn Parivudhiphongs, Published on 01/03/2018

    » From folk tale to legend, from a royal play to a new musical, the century-old story of Phra Ruang has been recounted in different versions in Thai nationalistic narrative. The most recent version of the story is imagined as a show tune, evident that its virtue is still meaningful to contemporary Thais.

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    Liszt and the Schumanns

    Life, Published on 03/09/2019

    » Maestro Charles Olivieri-Munroe will make a comeback to collaborate with the Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra during the "Hungarian Rhapsody -- German Passion" concert in the Main Hall of Thailand Cultural Centre, Ratchadaphisek Road, on Friday Sept 6 at 8pm.

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    Soulful, sad, but celebratory

    Life, Tretip Kamolsiri, Published on 11/07/2017

    » Chulalongkorn University Symphony Orchestra expressed the university's deepest gratitude to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej with the remarkable concert "In Praise Of The Musical King". Through the music that signified heartfelt compassion to the late king for his contribution, troops of musicians devoted the afternoon programme on July 2 to remember his kindness. Behind the meaningful music, the performance also symbolised and expressed the sorrow for the country's great loss after the king's passing last October.

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    Dance without a safety net

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 09/08/2018

    » Choreographer Thanapol Virulhakul is adamant about creating performances that defy the definition of dance. In his "contemporary dance piece" Hipster The King, performers stand in a tableau for most of the show. In Happy Hunting Ground, the choreography consists mostly of jogging up and down the stage.

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    All there at the square

    Life, John Clewley, Published on 05/03/2019

    » Busy Victory Monument, with its buses, taxis and motorcycles, is one of Bangkok's few traffic circles (or roundabouts, as we call them where I come from). It's a busy intersection of roads that lead to all points on the compass.

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    A beautiful responsibility

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 05/06/2017

    » Immediately after the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Oct 13 last year, a team of Fine Arts Department architectural specialists began their work to design the royal crematorium. Kokiart Thongphud -- known as the trusted right-hand man of the late architect Arwut Ngernchuklin, who designed several previous royal crematoriums -- knew that the responsibility would fall on his shoulders. That night his brain began to whirl, his hands skilfully moving the pencil, rulers and paper, his eyes focusing on the details.

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    Tribute to Thailand's piano teachers

    Life, Tretip Kamolsiri, Published on 14/07/2015

    » The lengthy but historically significant piano concert "Our Tribute" made a great impression on the audience at the Settrade Auditorium at The Stock Exchange of Thailand Building on July 3.

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    Smiling in plain view

    Life, Achara Ashayagachat, Published on 08/10/2014

    » It's very rare for him not to smile. He smiles when he speaks. In fact, he even smiled when he was hauled into a police truck on the night the military announced Thailand's 19th coup. He also smiled — as some photographs showed — when he was subsequently brought back twice to a military camp.

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    The (sur)real world

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 11/03/2015

    » Chulayarnnon Siriphol can't keep his jokes to himself. He has the boyish — some might say nerdy — looks of a milk-fed goody two-shoes mama's boy, but in his films, the 29-year-old often thrives on pranks, satire, mischief and a brand of droll, childlike humour that cuts through the slough of hypocrisy.

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    A tale of two films

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 19/12/2014

    » Two Thai films are playing in the cinemas, and their fates couldn't be more different. The mega-hit I Fine, Thank You, Love You is lighting up the till and on its way to becoming the year's top-grosser at a projected 250 million baht (if it hits that mark, it will join the pantheon of the country's all-time top-three hits, surpassing each of the King Naresuan films and behind only Suriyothai and Phi Mak Phra Khanong).

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