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WAMM's Founder (Michael Chen) will be performing in his first play for the year 2011. Entitled "WHITE TRASH", written by English playwright Jody Lancaster and produced by Electric Mind's Project (Directed by Alex Chua). 

A broken down marriage, suicide, violence, hope and death all rolled into one story. Stay tuned for more updates on how to get tickets and so on! 

Click on READ MORE below to read the full synopsis!
 
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The following is lifted from the FA Website
Time to Get Interactive

FA brings you our Filemorgasmic 5th Anniversary Bash!

Come Friday 29th July 2011, FA will be turning a good, rollicking ol' 5 years of age and we would love for you to be part of this special event!
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Just for you, we will be running an art smorgasbord that you can really sink your teeth into.

It starts off with a fresh batch of brilliant and non-curated work from our filmmakers at Annexe Central Market on Friday (29th July 2011) and because a one-night party cannot contain the awesomeness that you people have been to us, we rock on toSaturday 30th July at Mapkl!

 
Venue:  Pentas 2, Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre(KLPac) 
Date & Time: 20 - 23 Jul @ 8:30 PM, 24 Jul @ 3:00 PM

JazzWorks presents Lush Life: Following the success of her first ever solo concert in 2010, Jazz extraordinary Junji Delfino returns with another show stopper, this time, to celebrate 51derful years of her scintillatingly lush life!

 In this she pays tribute to the geniuses of some of the world’s most prolific composers & lyricists and, subsequently, the singer who made their songs. Part musical, part commentary, Junji will present interesting anecdotes about the writers, the singers, their songs and their struggles in their journey to be heard. Delight in an intimate evening of music brought to you by Malaysia’s first lady of jazz, together with The David Gomez Trio and some very special guest stars.

Entry Fees: 
20th Jul (Preview Night) Flat Rate RM38
21th-24th Jul (Adult/Centre Seats) RM73
21th-24th Jul (Student/TAS Card/Side Seats)--RM38
Website:http://www.klpac.org / www.kakiseni.com / Facebook Event Page
 
A nice little piece of video about the recent #BERSIH last Saturday (9 July 2011). 
 
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The following is lifted from a forwarded email: 
The Krishen Jit ASTRO Fund has been created by ASTRO and Five Arts Centre to encourage and support creative work in Malaysia.  One of the main objectives of Krishen’s pioneering work was celebrating original Malaysian creativity in as varied and alternative ways as possible in all the areas of the arts. 

 His groundbreaking theatre practice straddled and brought together a wide range of contrasting spheres, producing projects that were inter-disciplinary, multicultural, multilingual and experimental.  Negotiating between academia and practice, tradition and contemporary pop culture, Hollywood and Bollywood, the mainstream and the marginalized, Krishen’s work articulated a Malaysian identity that was ever evolving and encouraged practitioners and audiences to reflect on their lives and societies. 

 This is the spirit of the Krishen Jit ASTRO Fund.

 
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It's that time of the year when there are plenty of summer music festivals around europe and the US. but the spill over effect is pretty apparent here in Malaysia as well. I've noticed quite a few local events building around the festival hype. One of the biggest is Urbanscapes of course, its a one full day extravagansa of all things music,arts, fashion and whatever else.

The line up this year is rather interesting I must say - 

  • Azlan and the Typewriters, 
  • They Will Kill Us All, 
  • Busco, 
  • Khottal, 
  • Kyoto Protocol
Of course there was also a competition by main sponsors TM to allow gig goers to vote newer bands in. All in all, it should be a good day for music. However sadly, this writer has chosen to go watch the Lliverpool vs Malaysian 11 at Bukit Jalil. 

But, do keep a watch for H.W.C. who should be playing about 3pm on Saturday at Urbanscapes!

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Also, if your free on the 21st of july, The Artistic Series will be having an Open Mic session entitled Free for all
All talents are welcomed, music, poetry, comedians, dancers and etc! 

It will be happening 9pm onwards at Comida Solaris Dutamas!D2-G3-1, Solaris Dutamas 1 Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

See you guys there!


Alda | The Music Dude
 
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Earlier in April, I watched Singaporean playwright Alfian Sa'at's Madu II performed at the Actor's Studio Lot 10, directed by U-En Ng and featuring sisters Elza Irdalynna and Inessa Irdayanty. It was quite brilliant: the word play sharp and witty, the acting admirable, the staging inventive. I enjoyed its frank and clever portrayal of two wives who share a husband and household, but it did not resonate deeply on an emotional level—polygamy is a concept, at least in practical terms, quite removed from my daily life. 

Parah, Alfian's latest play, also written entirely in Malay, is a very different animal to Madu II. I managed to catch its recent showcase directed by Jo Kukathas of the Instant Cafe Theatre Company at the Annexe Gallery after it's staging in Singapore. Its facebook event page described the play as a mash-up of the late Yasmin Ahmad's swan-song Talentime and national laureate Abdullah Hussain's controversial book Interlok. I was piqued by the blurb but thought it did sound slightly gimmicky. I wanted to catch the play less for it's novel premise (no pun intended) and more to see what this talented Singaporean could write about his pesky neighbours up north. 

(READ MORE BELOW)

 
I received this little message which I think is worth sharing with you folks. If you fit the bill below, get in touch with them! 

We are of a private recording studio based in Kuala Lumpur (right in the city centre) currently looking for talents to come work with us on a freelance basis for the positons below:-

1) Lyrics for mandarin 
2) Singers (male and female)
3) Rapper
4) Music arranger (pop songs)

Mainly its passion we're looking for. We may consider going on to an album compilation based on the individuals talents and commitment throughout the whole recording process. It would much be appreciated if you could get back to mas soon as you can which would help speed up the mix match process. It would be great if you could also leave down your contact number for us to keep in touch with. Looking for hear from you soon, keep in touch. Have a good day ahead.

Thank you.

(Click on READ MORE for contact details.)
 
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Admission is RM45 @ The Door.
SHOWTIME: Monday, 25 July 2011 @ 8.30pm 
VENUE : Pentas 2, KLPAC

"Your hands lie open in the long fresh grass.
The finger points look through like rosy blooms. 
Your eyes smile peace."
(Silent Noon - text by Rossetti, music by Vaughan Williams)

An evening of songs, lieder and chansons dedicated to lovers.

From the soaring love of Zeus for Ganymede, to the musings of an aging Nightclub Proprietress, these little melodic gems paint unique vignettes of lovers in their varied forms and guises. 

"Ah, at your breast
I lie and languish,
and your flowers and your grass
press themselves to my heart."
(Ganymed - German lyrics by Goethe, music by Schubert)

With songs by Schubert, Hahn, Poulenc, Britten, Rorem, Copland, Barber, Weill, Bolcom, Quilter, Vaughan Williams, and Dring, this intimate soiree will feature Malaysian tenor, Peter Ong, accompanied by renowned Singaporean pianist, Shane Thio. The evening's program will also be narrated by the talented Nell Ng and Janet Lee. 

Come sneak a peek behind the curtains into the boudoir, and revel in the lush embrace of lovers.

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Admissions are by donation of RM45 and are available at the door on the day of the show. Thank you.

 
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A place where writers from all walks of life can share stories, poems, songs and scripts - no commitments, and it's free!

This Sunday (10 July) at 8pm at:
Sparky Dawg Entertainment, Ground Floor, Unit 108, Block G, Phileo Damansara 1 No 9 Jalan 16/11, 46350 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Jalan 16/11 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

More infor after the jump or on facebook.com/electricmindsproject

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