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  • LIFESTYLE

    Mariah carries on

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 13/11/2018

    » Mariah Carey came to town as the final stop on her Asian tour, playing the near-capacity crowd at a hall in Bitec Bangna after the supposedly more dramatic setting of Borobudur. "Mariah Carey Live In Concert" last Friday lasted barely 90 minutes, with a set heavy with her 90s R&B hits and a couple of new songs from her latest album, Caution, which comes out this week. No Christmas songs on the set list, though I'm sure quite a few of us sort of half-hoped there would be.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Stick with the studio

    Life, Published on 07/11/2018

    » Perhaps the one truly unique art form America has given the world came from the African slaves. Out of the horror of slavery grew jazz. And blues, gospel, rock'n'roll, R&B, soul, funk and hip-hop. All of these genres have spread around the world and changed everyone and everything they have touched.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Rumba in the jungle

    Life, John Clewley, Published on 30/10/2018

    » Everyone knows about the famous "Rumble in the Jungle", the epic heavyweight boxing match between George Foreman and Muhammed Ali held in Kinshasa, then Zaire, in 1974. The fight was immortalised in the Academy Award-winning film documentary When We Were Kings.

  • LIFESTYLE

    The Weeknd set to wreck Bangkok

    Life, Published on 25/10/2018

    » Grammy Award winning and multi-platinum selling music artist The Weeknd will play his debut Bangkok concert at Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani, on Dec 2 at 8pm.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Ry Cooder returns to gospel roots

    Life, John Clewley, Published on 16/10/2018

    » American guitarist Ry Cooder released his first studio album for six years recently. The Prodigal Son (Fantasy Recordings, USA) has put aside his more politically engaged music -- as heard on a series of albums, Chavez Ravine (2005), My Name Is Buddy (2007), Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down (2011) and Election Special (2012) and returned to a more-gospel oriented sound that he created on his early albums.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Great Little Otis

    Life, John Clewley, Published on 02/10/2018

    » Otis Rush, the legendary blues guitarist, singer and bandleader, died last week, following a long illness. He was 84 years old. Not as well-known as Chicago blues legends like Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon and Howling Wolf, he was, nonetheless, a major player in the development of the Chicago "West Side Sound" and his unique, guitar style influenced rock musicians like Mike Bloomfield, Duane Allman, Carlos Santana and Eric Clapton.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Songs for life will never die

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 06/08/2018

    » 'Thank you so much for going through all the trouble to be here!" said Pu Pongsit Kampee to a sea of enthusiastic fans packed inside Muang Thong's Impact Arena last Sunday night. "The concert organisers were about to kill themselves!"

  • TRAVEL

    Climbing in Prachuap Khiri Khan

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 04/01/2018

    » During every three-day holiday throughout the year, Khao Lom Muak, a hill within an air force base in Prachuap Khiri Khan province and a habitat of monkeys and dusky langurs, is open to the general public for hill climbing.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Staying aloft

    Life, Published on 07/12/2017

    » If you have to envision what the future of Thai music looks like, the 24-year-old gangly, porcelain-skinned Staygold is probably your perfect representation. Young, multitalented, fashion-conscious, social-media-savvy and self-reliant, Staygold encompasses that new mentality where conventional means, strict categorisations, manufactured packages and rigid systems are considered passé.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Rediscovering a Malian gem

    Life, John Clewley, Published on 28/11/2017

    » When Mali gained independence from French colonial rule in 1960, guitarist/songwriter Boubacar Traore became one of the first musical stars of Mali's independence. Under the presidency of Modibo Keita, Traore regularly appeared on radio broadcasts becoming one of the symbols of the country's independence.

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