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Left: Alongkorn Kongin’s “Phi Ta Khon Festival of Thailand” costume. Right: The Phi Ta Khon festival in July 2006. Photo: Stephane Megecaze / Wikimedia Commons

Miss Universe Thailand to Represent Isaan Festival with ‘Phi Ta Khon’ Costume

BANGKOK — Miss Universe Thailand 2019 will sport Thai-cloth bell bottoms and a huge horned headdress to represent an Isaan ghost festival on the...
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‘Green Day’ To Rock Bangkok Next March

BANGKOK — Get ready for a throwback to the nineties: American punk rock band Green Day is returning to Bangkok next year. The band’s official...
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‘The Cave’ to Spelunk Thai Theaters Nov. 28

BANGKOK — A feature film about the epic rescue of 13 boys and their football coach from a Chiang Rai cave in 2018 will...

Thai Idol Docufilm ‘Girls Don’t Cry’ Wins German Prize

COLOGNE, Germany — A documentary about Thailand’s premier idol girl group won best in its category at the Soundtrack Cologne film fest, the film’s...
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‘Lukas Graham’ To Play First Live Gig in Bangkok

BANGKOK — Danish pop-soul band Lukas Graham will embark on its first concert in Thailand this September. The band will perform on September 28 at...
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‘Mumford & Sons’ Land November for First Bangkok Concert

BANGKOK — British folk-rock band Mumford & Sons will perform in their first gig in Bangkok this November. The quartet will perform on November 21...
Graphic rendering of House Samyan. Photo: House RCA / Facebook

Indie Cinema House RCA to Open New Home in Samyan with “Film Buffet”

BANGKOK — Indie cinema House RCA is moving to a larger new home in Samyan that is set to open in September. The reinvigorated...

Inside Lido Connect, the Mini-Mall That Replaced Lido Theater (Photos)

BANGKOK — The 50-year-old Lido Theater closed its doors in June 2018 to undergo renovations for what organizers promised wouldn’t be just another mall. Located smack in the middle of downtown Siam, we went to see how regular Thais are experiencing the newly revamped space.
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This Sexy Burmese Model Is Myanmar’s Hottest Export Right Now

BANGKOK — No screaming fans waited with glowing signs to see politicians at the recent ASEAN summit in Bangkok – but they did scream for another unintended ambassador.
FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2018, file photo, Chinese director Zhang Yimou holds his award for Best Director at the 55th Golden Horse Awards in Taipei, Taiwan. China said Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, that it was banning Chinese movies and actors from participating in Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards, one of the Asian film industry's most prestigious honors, as Beijing continues efforts to bring economic and political pressure to bear on the island it claims as its own territory. Photo: Billy Dai / AP File

China Bans Movies, Actors From Prominent Taiwan Film Awards

BEIJING — China said Wednesday that it was banning Chinese movies and actors from participating in Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards, one of the Asian...

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