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Published: Thursday February 14, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Saturday April 20, 2013 MYT 5:31:57 PM

Drum up support

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.

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.

Yamato in Kota Baru

Universiti Sains Malaysia Health Campus Kubang Kerian Kelantan

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 akma@kck.usm.my or normin@ kck.usm.my. Details can be found at www.jfkl. org.my.

OUTDOOR

Learn Sailing at Port Dickson

Royal Port Dickson Yacht Club Batu 4½, Jalan Pantai, Sirusa Port Dickson Negri Sembilan Tel: 06-647 1635/06-647 3505 www.rpdyc.com.my

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 p_brenan@hotmail.comor kkaw@streamyx.com before Feb 22.

ENTERTAINMENT

Beethoven in KL

Dewan Filharmonik Petronas Petronas Twin Towers KLCC, Kuala Lumpur Tel: 03-2051 7007 www.dfp.com.my www.mpo.com.my

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 Kebudayaan Jalan Tun Razak Kuala Lumpur www.istanabudaya.gov.my 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 1Malaysia-flavour.

Showtime is at 8.30pm, with ticke ts starting at RM30. Visit www.guanyin.org.my for more information.

Broadway Valentine Recital

Recital Studio, Broadway Academy 66-1 Jalan PJU 5/21, The Strand Kota Damansara Petaling Jaya Selangor Tel: 03-6142 2601/010-342 3614 E-mail: batsinfo@broadwayacademy.asia

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 many more.

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.

Agapella

Putra Aman Assembly 23-2 Jalan BBP5/8, Pusat Bandar Putra Permai Seri Kembangan Selangor Tel: 03-8943 0766 E-mail: information@puteraman.com www.facebook.com/pages/Agapella/156461061086026

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.

HEALTH

Free Diabetic Counselling Session

Diabetic Counselling Room 3rd Floor, Pantai Hospital Cheras 1 Jalan 1/96A Taman Cheras Makmur Kuala Lumpur 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).

EVENTS

Speechcraft for Adults

Malaysia Airlines Academy 2 SS7/13, Kelana Jaya Petaling Jaya Selangor

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 (jamiee8712@gmail.com), Email at 019-217 9908 (emil.anthony@gmail.com), or Shirley Bak at 013-337 5370 (shirlbak@yahoo. com).

AUDITION

Dama Orchestra’s Tribute to Teresa Teng

Dama Studio, M-2-10 Plaza Damas 60 Jln Sri Hartamas 1, Sri Hartamas Kuala Lumpur Tel: 03-6201 9107/8 www.damaorchestra.com

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.

COOKING

Santan-Free Curry

70 Jalan 14/24 Petaling Jaya Selangor Tel: 016-682 7465 www.nicholaspillai.wordpress.com

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.

ARTS

Con-Figure

Sutra Gallery 12 Persiaran Titiwangsa 3 Kuala Lumpur Tel: 03-4021 1092 (Mon-Fri) E-mail: sutradancetheatre@yahoo.com www.sutrafoundation.org.my www.facebook.com/sutrafoundation

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 within us.

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 Valerie Oh-Ross.

Paintings by Marzieh Aladpoosh

Cube Gallery 63-B Jalan Mamanda 9 Taman Dato Ahmad Razali Ampang Point Selangor Tel: 03-4 257 3490 www.creative-art-cube.com

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 style.

This exhibition runs until Feb 22 (Mondays to Saturdays, 11am to 6pm).

Forgotten Cities and Extracto

Wei-Ling Contemporary G212 Ground Floor, The Gardens Mall Kuala Lumpur Tel: 017-887 7216/016-913 6252 E-mail: weilingcontemporary@gmail.com www.weiling-gallery.com

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 to 9pm.

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