The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 31 July 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Cartoonists hope for publishing boon

Cartoonists hope the new era of private daily newspapers will spell opportunity.

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Thingyan music crackdown a success

Officials say there were fewer incidents of unauthorised use of music during this year's water festival.

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Bloodsugar Politik to rock Hanoi

Local pop-punk band Bloodsugar Politik will perform at the Artwork is Work ASEAN Music Festival in Hanoi, Vietnam, on May 11.



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Local film inspired by religious clashes

'Floating Bliss' introduces a group of young artists of different religious backgrounds.

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DJ Jay experiments in new album

From dubstep and house to 'glitch-hop and wobble bass', DJ Jay isn't afraid to try new things.



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Banned for years, satirical shows return for Thingyan

For decades traditional Thingyan thangyat performances were suppressed by the government, but this year they returned to the public eye with the Lu Htu Peh Tin Tan (The People’s Echo) competition, which ended in Yangon on April 7.


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Aung San movie script nears completion

The script for a film about the life of Bogyoke Aung San was completed earlier this month, and is set to be edited in the coming weeks by a small committee of Myanmar film industry luminaries.



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‘Kayan Beauties’ wins ASEAN prize

The Myanmar film Kayan Beauties won a Special Jury Award at the ASEAN International Film Festival and Awards (AIFFA) held in Kuchin, Sarawak, Malaysia from March 28 to 30.

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U Thant House opens for photo exhibition

For decades the government of Myanmar avoided expressing pride in the great achievements of two of the country’s greatest sons: independence hero Aung San and former United Nations secretary general U Thant.


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Art exhibitions attract small crowds and few buyers

Art galleries in Yangon are often crowded with invited guests during opening ceremonies when new exhibitions are unveiled, but at other times they can be quiet as a tomb, with most paintings left unsold at the end of the show.


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