Arts & Entertainment

Review: Amazon’s gizmos aim to be assistants for your abode

Saturday, 31 October 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 44 By Mae Anderson
New York (AP) - When I brought home review models of Amazon’s Echo speaker, a sort of smart, voice-controlled speaker, and two Dash buttons that reorder household products with a…

Twitter CEO Dorsey: Tech’s latest would-be comeback kid

Saturday, 31 October 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 44 By Brandon Bailey
San Francisco (AP) - Twitter boss Jack Dorsey, the newly anointed savior of the quirky but troubled microblogging service, is the latest in a long line of tech company founders…
Los Angeles (AP) - YouTube’s top-earning celebrity is a 25-year-old video-game-playing jokester who took in $12 million over the past year. Forbes magazine says Sweden’s Felix Kjellberg, better known by…

Life at 33 1/3: Betrayal and redemption

Friday, 30 October 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 44 By Carl Meyer
Slade, Sladest (Polydor) 1971 - Grisly times for people like me who had grown up with the UK charts and still tried to stay updated on the latest hits and…

Dutch B2F band has the Vineyard swinging

Friday, 30 October 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 44 By Sue K
The fabulous Dutch swing fever - B2F (Big to The Future) band was back in full force, performing at the Silverlake Vineyard restaurant on October 14. 

Classical Connections: Play it again, Sam

Friday, 30 October 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 44 By Colin Kaye
As any movie buff will be delighted to tell you, this is one of the most well-known misquoted lines in cinema.  It’s usually attributed to the leading character played by…

Afros & flares in vogue at TFi charity night

Friday, 30 October 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 44
The Thai Farang Initiative (TFi) held another of its popular music themed events on Friday October 2 at the Access Inn on Pattaya 3rd Road, the theme this time being…

Classical Connections: Fishy business

Friday, 23 October 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 43 By Colin Kaye
The other day I started to make a list of pieces of classical music inspired by fish.  Sad, I know.  Here we are in South East Asia’s most exciting and…

Thai guitarist beats a classical path

Friday, 23 October 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 43
The name Woratep Rattana-Umpawan may not be a familiar one, but this 46-year old native of Bangkok has carved out a well deserved reputation as one of the leading classical…

Swedish orchestra coming to Pattaya

Friday, 16 October 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 42 By Colin Kaye
There’s a musical feast coming up shortly when a fine orchestra from Sweden gives its only concert in Pattaya on Sunday 25th October.  Presented by D & M Music Studio…

Shakespeare (and Dracula) in Jomtien

Friday, 16 October 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 42
Next year, on 23rd April to be precise, it will be exactly four hundred years since Shakespeare died.  If William Shakespeare had written only Hamlet and King Lear, he would…

Rapper Joey Boy returns to Amari

Friday, 16 October 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 42
Back for the first time in two years, Thailand’s “king of rap” thrilled Pattaya-area fans at the Amari Orchid Resort & Tower recently. Abhisit Opasiamlikit, better known as “Joey Boy,”…

Life at 33 1/3: No crisis after all

Friday, 16 October 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 42 By Carl Meyer
Supertramp, Crisis? What Crisis? (A&M) “Crime Of The Century” is a brilliant album, and gave Supertramp the commercial breakthrough that key members Roger Hodgson and Rick Davies had been struggling…

Classical Connections: Season of mists…

Friday, 16 October 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 42 By Colin Kaye
“…and mellow fruitfulness” I hear you murmur.  Or perhaps I don’t, if you are not familiar with the writings of John Keats.  He was of course one of the great…

‘Mango Rains’ - A hot topic at the Book Group

Friday, 16 October 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 42 By Sue Kukarja
The Pattaya Book Group met for their monthly meeting on September 29 at Christiane Broukaert’s home, which drew the members first not to the coffee table but to a grand…

Life at 33 1/3: Under the spell of Zelda Plum

Friday, 09 October 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 41 By Carl Meyer
Juicy Lucy, Juicy Lucy (Vertigo) Record sleeves were important back in the old days when you were 17, browsing through the albums at the local second-hand store, the miserable amount…

New Lilburne novel focuses on Pattaya ex-pat life

Friday, 09 October 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 41
In a move away from his usual murder/detective type novels, author Guy Lilburne has chosen Pattaya’s colourful ex-pat community as the basis of his latest fictional release, “Living the Dream”.

Classical Connections: Clock works

Friday, 09 October 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 41 By Colin Kaye
Do you remember that song called My Grandfather’s Clock? I bet you didn’t know that it was written way back in 1876.  You may recall that the song involved a…

Classical Guitar Festival returns to Pattaya

Friday, 09 October 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 41
Following a 1-year hiatus, the popular Pattaya Classical Guitar Festival & Competition is returning to Pattaya at the end of this month, the event taking place at its adopted home…
Dance Studio Pattaya will again host a charity ballet performance to benefit eastern-region schools at the Alcazar Theater on Friday, Oct. 11. Held in concert with the Pattaya Business &…
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