Author: Sukhbir Cheema

Music now and here with Billie Blue & The Nowhere Men

All images courtesy of Billie Blue & The Nowhere Men Folk rock outfit Billie Blue & The Nowhere Men are no strangers in the local indie music scene. Inspired by psychedelic bands of the 60’s, the four-piece band’s vocalist, Billie Blue Blackstone reveals to Eksentrika that there are more elements that inspire their music than what others would typically be led to assume. Hey Billie! First of all, what does “Nowhere Men” signify? Why such a name for a band?  “Nowhere Men” is a reference to the Beatles song, “Nowhere Man” from the movie “Yellow Submarine”. That movie and...

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Malaysians pay homage to Carrie Fisher through art

By now you’ve probably heard the passing of Carrie Fisher, who famously played the role of Princess Leia in George Lucas’ epic space franchise, Star Wars. The American actress, writer, producer, and humorist passed away at the age of 60 four days after going into cardiac arrest during an airplane flight. For many, the news came as a shock as Carrie was a symbol of strength and courage. Her philosophy and outlook on life, despite suffering from bipolar disorder and drug addiction, served as an inspiration to many. Based on these artworks created by Malaysian artists, her legacy will continue to...

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Deric Gan’s Richard III is a study on how a weakling can turn evil

All images by TR. Ban Photography How does discrimination play a factor for an individual to turn evil? Dr Deric Gan’s interpretation of Richard III which ended its run last weekend at The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac) explores just this. Deric’s take on one of William Shakespeare’s earliest work on an actual king explored crucial elements which turned Richard III of England into a monstrous figure. These are the same elements which many Richard III plays often miss, ignore or overlook. See, the people of England during the middle ages believed that those who were hunched or deformed...

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Superhero artist anonymously creates healing art for terminally ill children

All images credit: Kopi Soh There are superheroes among us if you look close enough. One of them is an artist who anonymously has been creating healing artworks for terminally ill children for the past four-years! Preferring to go with her artist name Kopi Soh, the digital artist said there was no big “Aha” moment when she found her calling in creating healing artworks. “I just felt I wanted to put more smiles on people’s faces so I started by drawing for the general public, people who were sick, depressed, grieving, and also terminally ill kids who were stuck...

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Artist makes a living by painting images of Pokemon!

Okay, so the last time around we wrote about this artist who morphed Pokemon into Po-Kaijin and this architect who created his own Pokemon evolutionary line. This time around though, we’re writing about Alexander Panglima who paints beautiful Pokemon images! A photo posted by by Alex Panglima ( on Nov 11, 2016 at 6:51am PST A photo posted by by Alex Panglima ( on Oct 23, 2016 at 4:42am PDT Finally completed! Who will you be choosing to start your adventure in Alola? Let me know in the comments below 😊 A photo posted by by Alex Panglima ( on...

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april, 2018

20apr5:00 pm- 11:00 amPoetry Café KL Youth Poetry Slam

21apr6:00 pm- 8:00 pmPARI PARI DI klpac

21apr8:30 pm- 10:00 pmintim sessions #7

26apr - 27apr 268:30 pmapr 27…And The Curtain Rises

27apr - 29apr 278:30 pmapr 29Bisikan Monsoon 风媒花与神兽

27apr - 29apr 278:30 pmapr 29The Working Dead Musical: Workshop Production