Arts & Entertainment

Life at 33 1/3: Thriller gets the axe

Friday, 02 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 1 By Carl Meyer
Michael Jackson, Thriller (Epic) From the vaults of Carl Meyer: a vintage record review written and published in December 1982. Everything was neatly planned and executed for “Thriller” to become…

Classical Connections: Southern Comforts

Friday, 02 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 1 By Colin Kaye
The South has always seemed a better place to me, perhaps because I was brought up in a damp and grey northern climate.  My attraction to the south may have…

Life at 33 1/3: Island delights

Friday, 26 December 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 52 By Carl Meyer
Various artists: Nice Enough To Eat (Island) Back in the late 60’s there’s wasn’t that much money going round if you were a teenager, like me.  As I was graduating…

Classical Connections: Getting the Picture

Friday, 26 December 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 52 By Colin Kaye
Frank J. Oteri, the American composer and music journalist once observed that music and painting seem to have very little in common.  They appeal to different senses for one thing,…

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…
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