The Myanmar Times
Friday, 22 May 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

East meets West in new exhibition

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.

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Myanmar resonates with world-class experimental music

It could have been a scene in a Brooklyn warehouse: attendees lining the un-rendered walls, their transfixed silence punctuated with discerning nods at the compellingly unfamiliar sounds.

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Nude art is still new

Cultural factors still govern art appreciation for many people. Traditionally, nude paintings were considered offensive and inappropriate, and were suppressed by the authorities accordingly.

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Myanmar’s reggae king promotes peace and human rights

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.

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Entries open for Miss World Myanmar 2015

Dust off the high heels and practice your earnest speech on current world issues. Yes, it’s that time again – Miss World Myanmar 2015 is upon us.

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Yangon’s long-standing bookshop shuts down

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.

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Aspiring Myanmar chefs hungry to learn

Switzerland. For many, the name conjures up images of triangular chocolate, breathtaking mountain vistas and droopy-faced dogs sporting barrels of whisky around their necks.

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Myanmar’s underwater safaris

No matter how often you dive, the first few seconds in this alien, silent, weightless world never lose their magic. More on scuba diving in Myanmar:

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Railing against superstition

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.

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Feature film portrays real Myanmar lives

IT has been screened in California (and will be shown again in Washington later this week), as well as in the Czech Republic, Russia, Romania, South Korea and Singapore.

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