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Classical Connections: The Colour of Dawn

Friday, 19 December 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 51 By Colin Kaye
Among the many pages of musical history, 24th December 1951 was an important date because it marked the first performance of a new opera by composer Gian Carlo Menotti.  But…

Christmas carols ring out at St. Andrews

Friday, 19 December 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 51 By Mario Maxwell Müller
This month saw a special occasion for all pupils at St. Andrews International School as students from both Primary and the Secondary years performed at the Carols by Candlelight event,…

Life at 33 1/3: XTC: Swindon’s only pride

Friday, 12 December 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 50 By Carl Meyer
XTC, Waxworks (Some Singles 1977-1982) (Virgin) When I did an interview with Andy Partridge back in 1985 he started talking about his home town Swindon.  According to Partridge, Swindon was…

Regents’ students star in Dickensian Christmas tale

Friday, 12 December 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 50 By Alex McInnes
Students from Regents International School Pattaya pulled out all the stops on Friday, November 28 with a show so audacious that Head of Drama, Nick Lewis, labelled it “the best…

Silverlake goes a rockin’

Friday, 12 December 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 50 By Sue K
Silver Lake Vineyard was packed with thousands of concert revellers on November 22, all there to witness performances from a collection of Thai pop artists, including Asanee – Wasan, Maew…

Classical Connections: Dancing the night away

Friday, 12 December 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 50 By Colin Kaye
Nobody knows when humans started dancing, but it must have been a very long time ago.  It was probably a natural expression of joy or elation and I suspect many…

Young Swiss string orchestra at Siam Bayshore

Friday, 12 December 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 50 By Colin Kaye
On Monday 15th December a talented young string ensemble from Switzerland will appear at Siam Bayshore Hotel for an exciting concert of music by Vivaldi, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Elgar and Grieg.…

Life at 33 1/3: The mighty Macca

Friday, 05 December 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 49 By Carl Meyer
Various artists: The Art Of McCartney (Arctic Poppy) You might think as I did: Oh no, not yet another slapdash tribute album.  The world is full of them, and you…

Free Improvisational Comedy Workshop

Friday, 05 December 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 49
You are more creative and funnier than you think you are.  Prove it to yourself at the Pattaya Players’ Free Comedy Improv workshop at the Eastern Grand Palace hotel, Soi…

Dutch Swing College Band seduces Pattaya

Friday, 05 December 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 49 By Marcus Souksi
November 27, saw the sunken amphitheatre on the ground floor of Central Festival Pattaya Beach shopping mall transformed into a swinging music zone as the Let’s Jazz @ Pattaya event…

Classical Connections: Ships that sail the seas

Friday, 05 December 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 49 By Colin Kaye
When I was a very small boy, living on a grey island far, far away, there was a framed print on my bedroom wall which displayed the text of an…

Grease was the word

Friday, 28 November 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 48 By Mark Beales/ Photos: Ritche Guisona
The classic musical Grease roared into Garden International School (GIS) this month with its famous songs, Fifties’ style costumes and spectacular dances.

Life at 33 1/3: Relaxing or dull?

Friday, 28 November 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 48 By Carl Meyer
Pink Floyd, The Endless River (Parlophone) Syd Barrett was fired by Pink Floyd back in 1968, but his spirit stayed with the band to the very end.  Roger Waters fired…

Pattaya Soul Club celebrates 3rd anniversary

Friday, 28 November 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 48
A very special “Souled Out” party was held on the evening of Saturday 8th November at the Access Inn on Pattaya 3rd Road.... special, because it was the Pattaya Soul…

Classical Connections: The Scottish influence

Friday, 28 November 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 48 By Colin Kaye
I played Max Bruch’s first violin concerto when I was fourteen.  Not the solo violin part you understand, because I cannot play the violin.  No, I was a spotty teenage…
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