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Feeling depressed about Malaysia's future? They say the youth are the hope for the future. Well, if these young people are any indication, the country could be a hip and multiracial place to be - never mind that grumpy...
http://www.youtube.com/v/xlAaiBNCYU4&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0 Performing at the BBC Proms 2007 (Thanks to John Hilley for highlighting this) This is the product of El Sistema, Venezuela's music education programme pioneered by economist and musician José Antonio Abreu in 1975. According to a UK Telegraph report,...
It may be a public relations coup of sorts for Najib but what would it do for Michelle Yeoh's own popularity among Malaysians? [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bqw7rl53KTE?rel=0&w=600&h=338] Michelle Yeoh portrayed pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi in the movie 'The Lady'. What would...
The screen from the small black and white television flickered in front of a hall full of excited primary schoolchildren.  We were given time off classes to watch Muhammad Ali vs Joe Frazier, both undefeated boxing legends. Held at Madison...
Paul Ponnudorai was described by Time magazine as "quite possibly the greatest musical interpreter of our time". Up there with the best of them, but barely recognised in his homeland. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hByM6fz9OIU&w=470&h=353] He passed away last night at the...