Author: Ista

Patrick Teoh, Carmen Soo in a Thunderstorm brewing in Ipoh?

The 1930s play “Lei Yu” or Thunderstorm is regarded as one of the most popular Chinese dramatic works of its time. Written by China’s master dramatist, Tsao Yu, it has since gone on to be staged up until present day, spanning almost nine decades and translated into various languages including Malay, which was entitled “Ribut” and directed by the late Mustaffa Noor (famed as the best actor for his performance in Mawar Merah, a 1987 Malaysian film). That was in 1985 and the title role of Fan Yi, a beautiful but venomous lady of the house, was played by...

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Get to know these 10 inspiring Malaysian mums who art with heart

International’s Women’s Day is celebrated every year on March 8 (and through the entirety of March) and didja know, this year marks exactly 100 years since a bunch of lassies sparked the Russian revolution by demonstrating for “bread and peace” in Saint Petersburg… Seven days later, the Tsar was kicked out, women got to vote and now we commemorate that fateful day as an tribute to the “fairer sex”.  But guess what, I think it’s safe to say no one was kidding on that bit about the hand that rocks the cradle...*cue Beyonce music “Who Run the World? (Girls, girls!) Which...

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4 times art met arrest in Malaysia and public uproar tipped the scales!

If you were among the many who publicly lambasted the Film Censorship Board (LPF) for their attempted ban on Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Congratulations! Latest news says you’ve won! You’ll get to see the show in its entirety in the cinemas come March 30. It’s got a PG13 age restriction, but no one’s complaining about that cos afterall, them kids can wait until they grow up. So what have we learnt from this episode? Your fervent diatribe and vitriolic spew on social media platforms actually work! At least we definitely hope so! Cos based on our list, the tides can change despite initial success...

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Get ready your battle cry and paints! It’s time for Art Battle #2

Art Battle Malaysia is back and hungry for more artists to duel it out on the public easel! Think you can withstand the pressure? Prove your paint and marvel the crowd in no less than 30 minutes! This spectator sport puts the power in the audience to give the ultimate thumbs up or thumbs down. It was brought to Malaysia for the first time just last year, by Ruby Subramaniam, who had been so thrilled from joining Art Battle Brasil she just had to start one here. Check out the story on the first ever event here.  And now...

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Need some Irish music love? Home and the Heartland is ready for St. Patrick’s Day in PJ

St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner and what better way to celebrate it than two full nights of celtic fusion music by some Irish infused Malaysians? Get your shamrock shirts on and polish up your Irish brogue (on your feet that is!) for a special Irish music show to honour all things Irish and the beloved saint of Ireland, who is..well, St. Patrick lah. Home and the Heartland is just the show to get jiggy with this Friday and Saturday (March 10 and March 11) Legend has it, St. Patrick had used the three leaf clover, known as...

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