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Lifestyle 15 Feb 2008 | 12:00 AM

The thrill continues

A remastered I>Thriller/Iturns 25 and the album is a reminder of Michael Jackson's pop genius.

Lifestyle 15 Feb 2008 | 12:00 AM

Jacko’s finest

Twenty-five years on and it's still hard to detach the 1980s from I>Thriller/I>, especially if you were around then. Here are some fans with their own take on this classic album.

Lifestyle 14 Sep 2007 | 12:00 AM

Disco fever

It's been 30 years since I>Saturday Night Fever/Ihit cinemas and the disco subculture took the world by storm

Lifestyle 08 Aug 2007 | 12:00 AM

Sax man Plas Johnson has put his mark on music culture

While you may not know Plas Johnson's name, anyone who has seen I>Pink Panther/I>, Peter Sellers' 1963 film classic, or the latest remake, probably is familiar with Johnson's bluesy sound and style.

Lifestyle 01 May 2007 | 12:00 AM

Natalie Cole, others pay tribute to Ella Fitzgerald

You can only be an innovator once ... and I hate that,'' joked Patti Austin backstage at a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald.

Lifestyle 09 Jan 2007 | 12:00 AM

New York's big jazz education confab is planned in ... Kansas

Little known is how the heart of the biggest trade show in jazz has beat for almost 40 years out here in the other Manhattan, the one in the land of purple K-State sweatshirts and Wildcat sports and winds blowing on the stark, treeless prairie.

Nation 03 Dec 2006 | 12:00 AM

It’s the Olympics after the Met

He is staging what has been billed as The Metropolitan Opera's (Met) most elaborate production since 2002, but Zhang Yimou concedes that the job is less of a pressure compared to directing the opening of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Other Sport 28 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM

Beijing keeps opening ceremony plans under wraps

Plans for the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics are already nearing completion but they will remain under wraps to keep the crucial element of surprise alive, according to organisers.

Business 25 Sep 2006 | 12:00 AM

Many passions to success

Consider this. In 1964, Nelson Mandela was convicted of conspiracy and sabotage and sentenced to life imprisonment.

Education 25 Jun 2006 | 12:00 AM

Learning from the masters

IF YOU are a musician with skills but lack the finance, you will be happy to know that you can attain a scholarship to study at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston in the US. Every year, the Berklee