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Classical Connections: Summertime

If any piece of music evokes the sultry heat of summer in South Carolina it’s the song Summertime  written in 1934 by George Gershwin...

Classical Connections: Songs of the Sea

The other day I was reciting that John Masefield poem called Cargoes to one of the dogs.  That’s the short poem which begins theatrically...

Delights from a small country

Long ago, when I was a small boy and the world seemed a different place, I used to listen to a science-fiction programme on...

Pink Floyd: “The Endless River” – 5 stars

The “Endless River” was released by Pink Floyd in 2014 and in a way it completed the band’s full circle.  Floyd were formed in...

Prodigious talent

A hundred years ago on Sunday 25th August 1918, a boy was born to a Ukrainian-Jewish couple in Lawrence, Massachusetts. The child was to become...

Ideal Partners

Cheese and wine have been partners for a long time. Cheese tends to make wine taste better because it coats the palate and not...

Baroque Beat

The recent arrival of November reminded me of the cold grey days of early winter in the Old Country and as a teenager, having...

As Spanish as…

Classical Connections by Colin Kaye It’s ironic that some of the most evocative Spanish-sounding music was written by composers who were not even Spanish. Until...

Gervais crafts intelligent and thoughtful thriller

Pierce Hunt has returned from a six-month forced leave after a reporter is injured during a bust even though it’s not Hunt’s fault. On his...

J&J agrees to $117M settlement over pelvic mesh devices

Trenton, N.J. (AP) — Johnson & Johnson has agreed to a $117 million multistate settlement over allegations it deceptively marketed its pelvic mesh products,...

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Strange new roads for Pattaya baht bus drivers

During better times, Sompong ‘Uncle Tor’ Noisit could drive his baht bus only two days a week and earn enough for a comfortable living....

Sunshine covers Pattaya, refreshment available on opposite side of the road for beach goers

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Bangkok and upper Thailand warned of rain and a temperature drop

Thailand’s Meteorological Department has announced that the lower northern region, lower northeastern region, lower central region, and the eastern region will face thundershowers and...

Bangkok to ban truck entry to some areas in dust particle reduction plan

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11 mil Thais traveled on public transport during long holidays, Chonburi highest road accidents

The Transport Ministry reported 10.69 million people used public transport and 14.05 million vehicles including 13.04 million private vehicles traveled to and from Bangkok...