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Thursday February 14, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Saturday April 20, 2013 MYT 5:31:57 PM
by meng yew choong
Now hear this: Since the
Yamato Drum Ensemble
from Japan was founded in
1993, it has performed live
over 1,000 times for over
one million people in more
than 20 countries.
Universiti Sains Malaysia
FEB 21 & 22: The acclaimed
drum ensemble from Japan
will perform for two nights
(3pm on Feb 21 and
8.30pm on Feb 22).
Reservations are necessary
for this free concert. Please
call 09-767 1252 or e-mail
email@example.com or normin@
can be found at www.jfkl.
Learn Sailing at Port Dickson
Royal Port Dickson Yacht Club
Batu 4½, Jalan Pantai, Sirusa
Tel: 06-647 1635/06-647 3505
FEB 24: If you have always been curious
about sailing, this event is for you. Find o ut
the difference between a Laser Vago, Laser I
and Laser II (three classes of dinghies), and if
you’re lucky, you might even get a taste of the
A-Class and Dart 16 catamarans. There is no
age restriction for this event, wh ich costs
RM25 per person.
This introductory class runs from 11.30am
until 4.30pm. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com before Feb 22.
Beethoven in KL
Dewan Filharmonik Petronas
Petronas Twin Towers
KLCC, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2051 7007
FEB 16-17: The Malaysian Philharmonic
Orchestra (MPO) will present two of
Beethoven’s masterpieces: Symphony No.5
and Symphony No.6. These performances will
be conducted by Claus Peter Flor, with prices
starting from RM50. In addition, there will be
a chamber concert by the MPO ensemble on
Feb 19 at 6.30pm.
The ensemble will perform works such as
Six Bagatelles For Wind Quintet (Ligeti), Violin
Sonata No.3 (Brahms), and String Quartet No.3
(Schnittke). Tickets are priced at RM20.
Affinity with Nanyang
Panggung Sari, Istana Budaya
Kementerian Penerangan, Komunikasi dan
Jalan Tun Razak
Tel:03-8025 1557/012-903 9022
FEB 15-16: Organised by Yayasan Guan Yin,
Affinity With Nanyang is a performance that
involves hundreds of students from Malaysia
and China. Backed by the Chinese Embassy,
this multi-cultural dance performance features
eight top children’s dance groups from
China performing their speciality dances
(including minority ethnic groups’ dances).
Children from Malaysia will perform Malay,
Indian and Chinese dances that are in the
Showtime is at 8.30pm, with ticke ts starting
at RM30. Visit www.guanyin.org.my for
Broadway Valentine Recital
Recital Studio, Broadway Academy
66-1 Jalan PJU 5/21, The Strand Kota
Tel: 03-6142 2601/010-342 3614
FEB 15–17: Listen to a selection of hits from
The Phantom Of The Opera, Miss Saigon, Aspects
Of Love, A Chorus Line, Love Never Dies and
The executive producer of the
academy herself, Casey Koh, will sing with
Aphrodyte from 8.30pm to 10pm nightly.
Although wine and cheese will be the main
course, there is also an alcohol-free option.
Each table (for four) costs RM250, while single
seats will be sold at RM70. Booking is recommended
due to limited seats.
Putra Aman Assembly
23-2 Jalan BBP5/8, Pusat Bandar Putra Permai
Tel: 03-8943 0766
FEB 23-24: This is a Christian acapella group
comprising young professionals who find
meaning in blending their voices to give out
sweet renditions of both traditional and contemporary
hits across all genres, be it pop,
jazz, hymns, or R&B. Hailing from Singapore,
the group belie ves that it is its mission to
bless others through its singing.
The free concert on Feb 23 starts at 5pm.
It is also performing at two Sunday morning
church se rvices on Feb 24. Details can be
found on its Facebook page.
Diabetic Counselling Room
3rd Floor, Pantai Hospital Cheras
1 Jalan 1/96A
Taman Cheras Makmur
Tel: 03-9132 2022
FEB 16: Screening will be done by staff nurses,
while the counselling will be conducted by an
experienced diabetic counsellor from 8.30am
to 1pm. For more information, contact Sister
Sunthari (ext 2126) or Ms Ang (ext 3302).
Speechcraft for Adults
Malaysia Airlines Academy
2 SS7/13, Kelana Jaya
FEB 25-26: This is a public service for the
community conducted by the Kelana Bilingual
Toastmasters Club. Open to those above 17
years old, this learn-by-doing programme
costs RM380. For details, call Jamila at 012-
204 8940 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Email at
019-217 9908 (email@example.com), or
Shirley Bak at 013-337 5370 (shirlbak@yahoo.
Dama Orchestra’s Tribute
to Teresa Teng
Dama Studio, M-2-10 Plaza Damas
60 Jln Sri Hartamas 1, Sri Hartamas
Tel: 03-6201 9107/8
MARCH 1–2: Dama pays tribute t o the late
Teresa Teng by marking its 20th year of
bringing quality entertainment to Malaysia.
The concert, planned from June 14 to 23, will
be based on Teng’s acclaimed The Moon
Speaks For My Heart.
To ensure success, Dama needs to pick a
sizeable group of backup singers and dancers.
Those who fit the bill s hould be aged between
17 and 35 years (both male and female), and
aspiring singe rs should be able to sing in
Mandarin as well as English.
Audition is by appointment only, and
details can be found at the Dama website.
70 Jalan 14/24
Tel: 016-682 7465
FEB 16: Learn how to prepare three of
Malaysia’s most cherished curries, sans the
rich coconut milk, in one morning. Chef
Nicholas Pillai will give you the lowdown on
how to make chicken devil curry, dry mutton
curry and vegetable dhall curry.
At RM100 per person, the class will commence
once there are six students. More
details can be found a t the website.
12 Persiaran Titiwangsa 3
Tel: 03-4021 1092 (Mon-Fri)
FEB 15-MARCH 15: Con-Figure is a Sutra
Foundation art project that seeks to promote
Malaysia-India artist-exchange programme s
that allow young Indian ar tists to gain exposure
in Malaysia. This time, Sutra is hosting
Gopal Krushna Rath, 28, from Odisha (formerly
Orissa) and Guru Suraj, 25, from Chennai,
both described as talented young artists seeking
to portray the presence of the divine
The exhibition, featuring most of the works
created in-situ du ring the one-month artist-
in-residence at Sutra, will be launched by
Datuk Dr Jeyaindran Tan Sri Dr Sinnadurai at
8.15pm tomorrow. Light refreshments will
be served while the audience enjoys a dance
improvisation to music composed by Dr
63-B Jalan Mamanda 9
Taman Dato Ahmad Razali
Tel: 03-4 257 3490
UNTIL FEB 22: Born in Tehran in 1966,
Marzieh Aladpoosh graduated with a diploma
in arts and continued her studies in Elmi-
Karbordi University of Iran. Her foray into
professional painting was with the Rasam
Honar Institute in 1997, and from then, she
became adept in watercolour painting, colour
pencil art and oil painting.
In 2000, she began
realism oil painting before branching into
portraiture and other free subjects.
In more recent years, her focus has increasingly
been towards free-style painting, and
her latest exhibition is aimed at introducing
her latest creations to fans of this particular
This exhibition runs until Feb 22 (Mondays
to Saturdays, 11am to 6pm).
Forgotten Cities and Extracto
G212 Ground Floor, The Gardens Mall
Tel: 017-887 7216/016-913 6252
FEB 13-MARCH 3: Claudia Bueno is a
Venezuelan light artist who is presenting two
series of works based on the manipulation of
light to depict the sights, rhythms and
dynamics from places the artist had visited.
Forgotten Cities is the result of the artist’s
recent travels through South-East Asia,
where she encountered an exten sive palette
of images that have a notable resemblance to
her home continent of South America, while
Extracto deals with the contradictions found
within pristine environments.
Either way, viewers are invited to see how
Bueno manipulates light and darkness using
a clever blend of mixed media collage, acrylic,
adhesive vinyl, paint, and a LED illumination
system. The gallery is open daily from 10am
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