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Lifestyle 08 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

The thinking musician

Keeping up to date with the career of a harpsichordist of renown is hard enough. What more a Malaysian-born who#8217;s made contributions to something as reputable as the Groves Dictionary of Music? Dr Ng Kah-Ming has been touring the breadth of Europe and America with his own early music ensenble Charivari Agreable. JASON CHEAH catches up with the PJ boy.

Lifestyle 07 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Dama’s window to the world

Can Dama Orchestra, famed for itsIshi dai qu/Isongs, perform the popular Hindi number, I>Mein Shair To Nahi/I(I>Bobby/I>), with the requisite batting of the eyelids? Yes, and more too, as VERONICA SHUNMUGAM discovers.

Lifestyle 07 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Moving beyond genres

In the second of a two-part article, VERONICA SHUNMUGAM details some of the more interesting works merging digital art with more conventional forms at the recent Melbourne International Arts Festival.

Lifestyle 27 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Reliving the Tunku days

With a theme like I>Cuisine from Tunku#8217;s Kitchen/I>, the recent Malam Merdeka fund-raising dinner at The Federal Kuala Lumpur attracted some of the most glamorous and prominent personalities in Kuala Lumpur.

Lifestyle 14 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Ensemble’s perfect 10th

The musicians of Dama House are all upbeat - a marked contrast to three months ago,when flash floods submerged their premises.Founder Khor Seng Chew,artistic director Pun Kai Loon,and soprano Tan Soo Suan talk to VERONICA SHUNMUGAM about theirnew concert.

Nation 02 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

King attends National Day concert

The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Syed Putra Jamalullail meeting veteran artiste Tan Sri S.M. Salim who was one of the performers at the I>Konsert Harmoni Keranamu Malaysia/Iat Stadium Putra in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur Monday.

Nation 09 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Ning plans to shed sexy image

Though she is a stunner with an hour-glass figure, singer Ning Baizura wants to shed her sexy image and go for something less revealing - all for a more professional image.

Lifestyle 06 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Timeless tale of intrigue and betrayal

Murder, intrigue, torture, political scandal, suicide and betrayal #8211; they#8217;re all in Giacomo Puccini#8217;s I>Tosca/I>, the opera chosen by Lyric Opera Malaysia#8217;s to be its maiden production in Kuala Lumpur from Friday to today.

Lifestyle 06 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Indomitable Dama

It was a teary-eyed affair at Dama Orchestra#8217;s dinner-concert event to raise funds to rebuild Dama House destroyed in the recent flooding of Plaza Putra in Kuala Lumpur.

Lifestyle 28 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Starting over

Dama Orchestra will perform three special dinner-concerts at the Old China Café from June 27-29 to raise funds for rebuilding Dama House, destroyed in the recent flooding of Plaza Putra in Kuala Lumpur.