Arts & Entertainment

Pattaya resonates to the sound of brass

Friday, 07 November 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 45
Brass bands…like Marmite, you either love it or hate it.  From the attendance on Sunday 26th October at the Parkview Rooms in Siam Bayshore a lot of people like them.…

Dutch Swing College Band heading to Pattaya

Friday, 31 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 44
A popular saying goes: “There are two kinds of music, good music and bad music”.  For the true fan of good traditional jazz music the choice is simple, because there…

Life at 33 1/3: A cult classic

Friday, 31 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 44 By Carl Meyer
Pretty Things: Parachute (Harvest) June 1970 was an eventful month.  Edward Heath defeated Harold Wilson in the UK general election, Brazil defeated Italy 4-1 in the World Cup final and…

Classical Connections: Fabulous Birds

Friday, 31 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 44 By Colin Kaye
A few nights ago, having nothing much better to do, I started to make a list of classical music inspired by birds.  Yes I know, sad but true.  Incidentally, I…

Life at 33 1/3: … And they even smile

Friday, 24 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 43 By Carl Meyer
Emerson, Lake & Palmer: Tarkus (Island) Rod Stewart was not the only one releasing classics in the summer of 1971 (“Every Picture Tells A Story” being his effort).  Spotlight on…

A lively concert at Royal Cliff

Friday, 24 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 43 By Colin Kaye
There was an appreciative audience at the recent “In the Spirit of Classical Music” recital held at the Royal Cliff Grand Hotel featuring pianist and soprano Larisa Ezhelenko and composer-pianist…

Classical Connections: Morning Fix

Friday, 24 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 43 By Colin Kaye
As a young teenager, I invariably used to listen to Bach’s music first thing in the morning before going to school.  A fix of Johann Sebastian would give me enough…

Pattaya Guitar Festival 2014 to debut in Bangkok

Friday, 17 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 42
Due to a last minute change of venue, this year’s annual Pattaya Classical Guitar Festival will be held at the Thailand Guitar Society (TGS) Recital Hall, soi 60 Sukhumvit Road,…

Life at 33 1/3: Locomotive to disaster

Friday, 17 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 42 By Carl Meyer
John Lennon & Yoko Ono: Some Time In New York City (Apple) How devastating was Yoko Ono to John Lennon the artist and musician?  This album, released six months after…

Classical Connections: And all that jazz…

Friday, 17 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 42 By Colin Kaye
As a music student, I often used visit the 100 Club in London’s Oxford Street.  It was a smoky, seedy sort of place in an enormous dark cellar but the…

Australian wine on show at Amari

Friday, 10 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 41 By Paul Strachan
The Amari Pattaya held another of it very popular monthly ‘Wine Experiences’ on Friday the 26th of September.  On this occasion the wines were supplied by World Class Wines Co.,…

The Brass is coming

Friday, 10 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 41
Brass bands have always been a feature of English life, especially in the Midlands and the North.  They have always been associated with the mining and mill industries, developing over…

Alvin Davis Asian tour coming to Pattaya

Friday, 10 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 41
After a long work day why not spoil yourself and savor a live saxophone performance by highly talented UK jazz saxophonist Alvin Davis on October 17-18 at the Centara Grand…

Classical Connections: War Games

Friday, 10 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 41 By Colin Kaye
On Thursday, 11th September 1591 John Baldwin added the finishing touches to his elegantly hand-written collection of keyboard music, entitled My Ladye Nevells Booke.

Russian beauty pageant brings style and glamour to Pattaya

Friday, 03 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 40
Friday, September 19 saw the very first Miss International Russia in Thailand beauty contest held in the opulent surroundings of the Centara Grand Phratamnak Pattaya, and hosted by luxury property…
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