Thursday, May 26, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Running in the direction of danger

Myanmar’s first Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Esther Htusan, talks to The Myanmar Times about what inspires her passionate pursuit of stories about injustice and discrimination.

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French creativity continues with circus and dance festival

After their successful Jazz Day concert on April 30, the Institut Français is promoting more creative arts as part of their “French May” series – this time presenting a contemporary dance and circus festival in Yangon and Mandalay.

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Berlin Club Nacht brings German DJs to Yangon

Tired of handing over a pile of cash to enter a Yangon nightclub, only to have your skeletal system pummelled to dust by sound waves carrying bad remixes of saccharine pop songs? This Saturday, find relief and save money at Berlin Club Nacht, a free event at Goethe Villa that will see acclaimed slow house pair Chopstick and Johnjon from Germany perform alongside Myanmar DJ Zaw Gyi.

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Susanna Risberg on harps, night clubs and girl bands

She leans against the bar, soaking in the atmosphere and looking dazed by the pulsing humanity. Just hours ago Susanna Risberg performed a blistering, two-hour set of live jazz at the French Institute, where the young Swedish guitarist had controlled a packed crowd of 1000 for an International Jazz Day event with the flickering of her long, pale fingers. The word “virtuoso” had come to mind. But now she is out of her element, lost in the madness of J-One Music Bar, where she speaks with RJ Vogt.

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Twisting by the pool

New yoga class starts weekend off right

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This is Madnest: T-shirt designers plan studio opening

T-shirts are among the most versatile of clothing options, a go-to item for everyone from kids playing in the park to adults out for a night on the town. They’re comfortable and, complemented with the right design, can also be highly fashionable.

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LGTB+ photo exhibition highlights rights plight

The third annual &PROUD photo exhibition opens at Myanmar Deitta Gallery on Saturday, May 7 at 4:30pm, with an awards ceremony and a short film screening. It is designed to promote greater understanding of the LGBT+ community and demonstrate its diversity.

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Putting the art back in Earth

Mon Halsey, originally Myat Thiri Kyaw, sees art and creative opportunity where others see debris and a trash heap.

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Golden Rock cleans up its act

After a Facebook photo essay raised an outcry, the Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda trustee board has come up with a new trash collection plan – to replace the old method of simply tossing debris down the mountain.

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How is Magwe handling the ongoing heat wave?

Amid the danger of rising temperatures and an uncharacteristically strong El Nino effect wreaking havoc in Myanmar's dry zone, we asked a few residents of Magwe Region about how they were holding up during the heat wave.

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