Category: Arts

The Arts of Urbanscapes 25/4 – 1/5

By Matt Liew Music and arts festival Urbanscapes is finally upon us after Tame Impala, supported by local duo Pastel Lite, kicked off this year’s edition with a killer performance last week. Aside from the musical acts which often hog the limelight at festivals like these, the good people at Urbanscapes have also planned out a wide range of varieties celebrating the local arts and culture scene that we think you should really check out. Here’s a list of things happening this week at Urbanscapes 2016:   Market of Experiences   Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset Processed with...

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Gamers, hobbyists, and cosplayers give back with ACT

Ever thought about how lucky we are to enjoy Internet connectivity and all the perks that come along with it like gaming or social media? One thing is for sure, we live in golden age of information and entertainment, but also one of immense wealth inequality. The divide between have and have-not is sometimes very wide, and it is important that as the more fortunate, we give back in whatever ways we can. Aware & Care Together, or ACT, is a charity event catering to hobbyists, cosplayers, gamers, artists, and singers with a mission to raise awareness of just how fortunate we...

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YouTuber Pearltji releases beauty video with a twist

As male Malaysians, we are still somewhat leery of the idea of makeup and positive body image. After all, it’s a lot more fashionable to be macho, but YouTuber, makeup artist, clothing line owner, and soon to be makeup label owner Pearl Tan just released this amazing video that will take what you think you know about confidence and male identity and turn it on its head. In the video, titled ‘BEAUTY IS CONFIDENCE, CONFIDENCE IS BEAUTY’, we see three seemingly female models in an office. As the camera pans, it seems like a normal modelling/makeup video- until the...

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Shakespeare’s R&J In The Eyes Of A Gay Woman

by Anna Kong Jeff Kevin, the director of the play Shakespeare’s R&J in KLPac disagreed with the comment in our initial review of Shakespeare’s R&J. He insisted, “Shakespeare is most definitely not a saint patron of dick jokes”. In fact, he claimed plays earlier on – before the era of Shakespeare – had phallic objects blatantly strewn across the stage. Compared to that, Shakespeare is pretty tame. THE PLAY WAS AN EYE OPENER Despite last night being the second week of the play being run, I couldn’t sense any slacking off from the talents. The acting was sharp and exquisite, while...

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Event: If Music be the Food of Love: Jazz On

Shakespeare and…Jazz? Yeah, you read that right – and if we had to wager that anyone in the country could pull this off, it would be the good folks of the WVC Malaysian Jazz Ensemble. The Actors Studio Seni Teater Rakyat proudly present a WVC production: “If Music Be The Food of Love: Jazz On”, at Pentas 2 of The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPAC), from May 19-22, 2016 The WVC Malaysian Jazz Ensemble is riding high, after their sold out Waiting for the Day concert last year – which racked up an astounding ten nominations at the...

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