Collaboration between two old friends, long separated in time and space, will help Yangon orphans. The two artists, both graduates of the Yangon State School of Fine Art, class of 1980, have come together to present the exhibition Beauties of East and West from May 7 to 10 at Gallery 65, at 65 Yaw Min Gyi Road (behind the Parkroyal Hotel), Dagon township, Yangon.
His music spoke to the world. Since his untimely death, streets have been named after him in Brooklyn, New York, and Banatski Socolac, Serbia. Aboriginal Australians lit an eternal flame in his honour, and a blue memorial plaque adorns a building he once inhabited in London.
Once a magnet for eager bookworms, Amay Eain (Mother House) bookshop is now shuttered and dark, its shelves empty and its customers bereft. The oldest bookshop on Pansodan Road closed its doors on March 27.
Death on the road, the river or the railway may have many causes. But no amount of official reports will stop some people believing that the true reason was the price exacted by the ghostly guardians that watch over the nation’s transportation infrastructure.