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World 22 Sep 2012 | 12:00 AM

Aung San Suu Kyi visits UN, New York

NEW YORK: Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has visited the United Nations and received a new award as she paid tribute to unknown fighters for democracy in her country.

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

Education 27 Jul 2008 | 12:00 AM

All that jazz

MUSIC lovers had a field day recently when Fritz Renold, a Swiss saxophonist, composer, bandleader, teacher and festival director, conducted a two-day clinic at the International College of Music (ICOM) in Kuala Lumpur, covering topics such as 'Improvising in the bebop idiom'.

World 18 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

US to award Suu Kyi on first visit in decades

WASHINGTON: The United States will present its highest award to Myanmar's democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi in September when she makes her first US trip in more than two decades, congressional aides said Tuesday.

Lifestyle 03 Apr 2015 | 12:00 AM

25 fun facts about Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder is one of the most revered musicmakers of our time.

Lifestyle 09 Feb 2014 | 12:00 AM

A home in the trees

A former tear-down is now a serene family home, thanks to a re-build that took lovely surroundings into account.

People 23 Feb 2015 | 9:56 AM

Jazz trumpeter Clark Terry dies at 94

Big band leader played with famous names and entertained troops in in WWII.