Author: Sukhbir Cheema

Into the Woods becomes 2016’s Best Overall Production!

Image credit: PAN Productions PAN Productions’ musical theatre Into the Woods emerged as the Best Overall Production for 2016 at the 14th BOH Cameronian Arts Awards last night, beating five other theatre productions! Directed by Nell Ng, the musical was an adaptation of the Grimm Brothers’ fairy-tale by Stephen Sondheim, known as the godfather of musical theatre. Meanwhile, Dr. Deric Gan became the Best Director for a consecutive year following his meticulous direction for Richard III. The play, which was staged at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac) in December 2016 was presented by The Actors Studio Seni...

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Enlightening guilt and regret through Tsao Yu’s Thunderstorm

All images credit: Joshua Teo  Thunderstorm (or in Chinese, 雷雨 Léiyǔ) might have been written during the infamous Chinese weepies era of the 1930’s, but the play itself has reached a legendary status – almost cult-like – to a certain extent among the East Asian literary and performing arts circles. As a testament, all four days of Tsao Yu’s Thunderstorm, directed by Faridah Merican were sold out before the curtains could even open here at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre. Though the show in itself might have received mixed reviews, I found the entire play, which was punctuated with one...

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Lighting up the Malaysian rap scene Kidd Santhe style

All image credit: Kidd Santhe At one glance, it might appear as though the local rap scene has not been creating much of a buzz like it did wayyyy back during the heydays of Poetic Ammo. But look closer, and you’ll discover a plethora of talents. Ever heard of Kidd Santhe? Born Parssanth Navaratnam, the 21-year-old is a new breed of Malaysian rappers who are not only creatively talented, but extremely entrepreneurial too! Being part of a creative collective who call themselves Monster Sound – founded by DJ Biggie and his partner Orealia Soliano in 2015 – Kidd says the...

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Wanted Symphony – the love and hate relationship with music

All images credit: Wanted Symphony The local music scene is immense and thriving with many creative talents who not only entertain people but also provide opportunities for other creatives. One of them is singer-songwriter, Daniel Wong aka Wanted Symphony. Known for his vocal prowess and famed for his soulful electro pop and RnB music, Daniel has also been keeping himself busy, running live music series, Soundstruck : Live at the Bee for the past three-years! You’ve probably heard his single, “In The Eyes Of The World”. It was nominated for the category of ‘Best EDM Song’ at the Voice Independent Music...

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Love Pokemon? Then get this artist to turn you into one!

Remember Munif Malek? You know, the architect who came up with his own Pokemon evolutionary lines. Now he has opened his creative doors for others to get themselves evolved too!  For a mere RM30, Munif will design the characters based on an image of you and a description you provide. “All you got to do is send me your personality trait, your favorite color and other descriptions of your choice,” he tells me. Best part, if you’re willing to fork out an additional RM 55, Munif will also see that these cool evolutionary designs get printed onto a t-shirt! He is...

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