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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Jazz Legend Chick Corea to Perform in March

BANGKOK — Five original members of the Chick Corea Elektric Band have reunited for the first time in 12 years and will bring their Jazz stylings to Bangkok in March.

Review: In ‘Jackie,’ a Fractured Kennedy Fable

History, lately run amok, is ordered with such tidy, forceful finesse by Natalie Portman's Jacqueline Kennedy in in the piercing "Jackie." Summoning a journalist to Hyannis Port in 1963, not long after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, she coolly sets the record for her late husband's legacy, coining "Camelot" and shaping the mythology. Some details that don't fit the narrative she simply crosses out. "I don't smoke," she tells the Life magazine reporter (Billy Crudup), with a cigarette dangling between her fingers.

Women Fighters to Smash Bangkok as MMA Penetrates Homeland of Muay Thai

BANGKOK — Mixed Martial Arts is kicking deeper into the land of Muay Thai with a tournament to be held March 11 headlined by women and Thai MMA fighters.

Tony-Winning Actress Delivers ‘The Vagina Monologues’ Friday

BANGKOK — Eve Ensler’s renowned “The Vagina Monologues” comes to audiences Friday in Bangkok with a Tony Award winning actress.

Where to Keep Your Vinyl Music World Spinning in Bangkok

Let me wax lyrical about a place to press your very own record and where to shop for vinyl – including the mother-of-all vintage markets this weekend – in this my first NFTU of 2017. But before I start, I would like to give a shout-out to local artist TRK for the redesigned logo for the column.

Star Wars Won’t Digitally Recreate Princess Leia

LOS ANGELES — The makers of "Star Wars" have put a quick end to rumors that while Carrie Fisher has died, her Princess Leia may live on.

Somtow’s Back to Conduct ‘Chariot of Heaven’

BANGKOK — After conducting the royal anthem for audiences in the Sanam Luang and on a plane, composer Somtow Sucharitkul is back on the opera track with his latest work commemorating the 100-day anniversary of King Rama IX’s death.

Hang 10 Again: Flow House Returns Saturday For Children’s Day

BANGKOK — After a low-tide of financial difficulties shut its doors in December, the surf is up again at Flow House for at least one more day this Saturday on Children’s Day.

Go to Battle With Class-Action Lawsuit Startup ‘FongDi’

BANGKOK — For dropping a bomb on its customers by announcing they could no longer get HBO and its affiliates on short notice, TrueVisions could be the first company to face a class-action lawsuit brought through recently launched legal startup FongDi.

Leap, Learn, Play: 8 Things to do on Children’s Day

BANGKOK — Take the mini-people in your life to explore a miniature world, romp with dinosaurs, handle heavy weapons and more Saturday when another special day for children happens.

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