Author: Ista

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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Short Story | Pan That must die

feature image: Georgia O’Keeffe Gloria walked to the roadside curb to sit down, pulling the back of her short skirt to prevent her flesh from scorching on the cement pavement as she lowered her ass down. It was an hour past noon, on cue for the sun to be more than warmly felt on the dusty streets of Petaling Jaya, but that wasn’t good enough a reason to skip a cigarette break, in fact, if you ask, Gloria, there’s never a reason not to light up a stick. Cancer sticks they call it nowadays, she’d scoff hearing that from...

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T4YP 2017 | Auditions Open!

Are you dreaming of becoming an actor or actress? Have you got enough dramatics and theatrics to power up a stage? You better haul your ass over to the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre’s (klpac) in Sentul because the Theatre for Young People (T4YP) auditions are open again. If you haven’t heard by now, you should know that T4YP is klpac’s landmark programme for youths between 16 and 25 years to develop some serious theatre chops. Some of the stuff you’ll pick up in the three month period between April and July, are acting, storytelling, voice work, writing, Shakespeare, traditional...

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june, 2017

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