Arts & Entertainment

Bastian Baker - Live at Hard Rock Cafe

Friday, 23 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 4
Swiss singing sensation Bastian Baker will be performing a live concert at the Hard Rock Café Pattaya on Friday, January 23 starting at 10 p.m.  Entrance is free to all…

Life at 33 1/3: The world’s greatest rock’n’roll band

Friday, 16 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 3 By Carl Meyer
The Who: The Kids Are Alright (Polydor) From the vaults of Carl Meyer, a record review written in June 1979: The Who is and was the world’s greatest rock’n’roll band.…

Pattaya Players presents David Hartnell - For one night only

Friday, 16 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 3
New Zealand’s David Hartnell is a media personality who fronts his own TV and radio shows.  His syndicated gossip columns have run in magazines and newspapers around the world.  He…

Four hands, one piano

Friday, 16 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 3 By Colin Kaye
International prize-winners to perform at Siam Bayshore At 5.00pm on Sunday, 25th January two brilliant young rising stars of the piano world perform at the Siam Bayshore Hotel.  The concert…

Avenged Sevenfold to play live in Bangkok

Friday, 16 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 3
Singha Corporation and BEC-Tero Entertainment welcome 2015 with the triumphant return to Thailand of worldwide chart-topping rock band Avenged Sevenfold. 

Classical Connections: Relatively Speaking

Friday, 16 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 3 By Colin Kaye
Two friends of mine used to travel a lot together, especially in America.  Although they had no family connections, they just happened to share the same surname.  They were invariably…

Life at 33 1/3: It’s always after midnight

Friday, 09 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 2 By Carl Meyer
Tom Waits, Heartattack and Vine (Asylum) From the vaults of Carl Meyer, a record review written in October 1980. Tom Waits is the poet of the seedy waterfront bars.  His…

Classical Connections: All Saxed Up

Friday, 09 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 2 By Colin Kaye
The River Meuse begins its long journey in France and flows through Belgium and the Netherlands before reaching the North Sea.  On the left bank, not far from the French…

Alcazar opens Triangle Bar & Karaoke

Friday, 09 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 2 By Urasin Khantaraphan
Pattaya’s Alcazar Theatre is offering customers a chance to do some singing of their own at the new Triangle Bar and Karaoke adjacent to the cabaret. Alcazar board member Suthat…

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.…
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