Arts & Entertainment

Pattaya Soul Club keeps the faith at ‘Souled Out’

Friday, 10 April 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 15
Northern Soul dance event raises 41,000 baht for Hand to Hand Foundation The dancefloor of Pattaya’s Access Inn rocked to the sounds of rare sixties and seventies music once again…

Students’ artwork on show at St. Andrews International School

Friday, 03 April 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 14
Year 13 art students at St. Andrews International School, Green Valley opened the 2015 IB Art Exhibition on March 26 and a fabulous range of artwork was enjoyed by those…

Classical Connections: A Farewell to Hams

Friday, 03 April 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 14 By Colin Kaye
In London, carnival usually means only one thing: the Notting Hill Carnival, a lively three-day celebration with street parades around the residential and shopping area of the same name.  Led…

Life at 33 1/3: The vortex of brilliant despair

Friday, 27 March 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 13 By Carl Meyer
U2, War (Island) *From the vaults of Carl Meyer, an original album review written in March 1983.* Despair and agony is what it’s all about.  And U2 clearly keep their…

Classical Connections: Singular Voices

Friday, 27 March 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 13 By Colin Kaye
There was a time, not so long ago when much of Béla Bartók’s music seemed terribly modern-sounding.  As a schoolboy during the last century, I remember being thrilled on hearing…

Music of Love and Devotion

Friday, 27 March 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 13 By Colin Kaye
An evening of opera and musical favourites It looks like being an exciting evening of vocal favourites on Thursday 2nd April, when Grand Opera (Thailand) and the Royal Cliff Group…

Life at 33 1/3: Queen, the hit machine

Friday, 20 March 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 12 By Carl Meyer
Queen, Greatest Hits (Parlophone) From the vaults of Carl Meyer, an original album review written in November 1981. “I still think Queen’s regular albums are a mess.  But old fashioned?…

Classical Connections: Undesirable creatures

Friday, 20 March 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 12 By Colin Kaye
I don’t know about you, but I seem to have an aversion to snakes.  Now I’m sorry if you are a snake-lover but I can’t stand the wretched things, largely…

Rock on the Gulf – Pattaya Music Festival 2015

Friday, 20 March 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 12 By TAT
The Pattaya Music Festival 2015 takes place along the city’s Beach Road this weekend from 20 to 22 March. Now in its 14th year, and with a justified claim to…

Pattaya Music Festival this weekend

Friday, 20 March 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 12 By Staff reporters
Expect heavy traffic At least 35 Thai bands and musical artists will take to two beachside stages as the Pattaya Music Festival returns for the 14th time March 20-22. Expect…

Life at 33 1/3: Close to perfection

Friday, 13 March 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 11 By Carl Meyer
Steely Dan, Gaucho (MCA) From the vaults of Carl Meyer, an original album review written in December 1980. “If this music is what the Sex Pistols tried to kill, I’m…

Classical Connections: An under-rated master

Friday, 13 March 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 11 By Colin Kaye
Think of three baroque composers and you’ll probably come up with Bach, Handel and Vivaldi.  There were hundreds of others of course, most of which have fallen into oblivion and…

Thai talent showcased at Ben’s

Friday, 13 March 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 11 By Colin Kaye
It was a packed house at the final concert of the season at Ben’s in Jomtien on Saturday, Feb. 28.  Billed as “a vocal bombardment,” the programme featured three talented…

Life at 33 1/3: Rough and punky

Friday, 06 March 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 10 By Carl Meyer
The Specials: The Specials (2 Tone) From the vaults of Carl Meyer, an original album review written in December 1979. Very hip in England at the moment, the ska revival:…

Classical Connections: A class apart

Friday, 06 March 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 10 By Colin Kaye
Browsing through some music videos the other day, I came across a performance by a violinist of about six years old who was described as a “child prodigy”.  He was…
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