Arts & Culture

No more live music – Blu Jaz becomes just another café in February

Whatever slim glimmer of hope that was left to revive Singapore’s beloved Blu Jaz Café has just vanished. The police has announced that there will be no more live performances at the popular entertainment venue in the Kampong Glam district from February 2019 onward. In October last year, Blu Jaz Café found their entertainment license revoked primarily due to overcrowding …

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Actress & artist Lucy Liu to feature in Singapore Contemporary Art Exhibition in 2019

The Ryan Foundation in collaboration with the National Museum of Singapore is kicking off 2019 with Singapore’s first major art exhibition featuring works by award-winning Hollywood actress Lucy Liu and Jurors’ Choice Award recipient Shubigi Rao of Singapore. The private, non-profit organisations founded by lawyer and art collector Ryan Su is opening the exhibition – called Unhomed Belongings – to …

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Five things you must know before you invest in art

by ValueChampion Investing in art may seem en vogue or even financially advantageous. But what do art investing novices need to know before diving into this market? From “Nu couché (sur le côté gauche)” to “Salvator Mundi”, expensive works of art have been in the news for fetching sale prices of hundreds of millions of dollars. This may intrigue wealthy individuals …

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DASTAK, Singapore’s Hindi Theatre Festival is back again on 15-18 November

DASTAK, Singapore’s first and only 3-day Hindi Theatre Festival, announced its 3rd year edition to be held in Singapore between 15th – 18 November 2018 (3pm & 8pm) at Blackbox, Goodman Arts Centre. The festival is supported by National Arts Council Singapore, Krescendo Communications and other local sponsors. DASTAK, which translates to ‘knocking’ in English, is a knock on the …

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Get into the Christmas spirit with W!LD RICE brand-new holiday musical, A $INGAPORE CAROL!

This November, get into the true “spirit” Christmas with a brand-new musical extravaganza, A $ingapore Carol. For the 16th edition of its must-see holiday pantomime, W!LD RICE puts a hilarious, heart-warming spin on a Charles Dickens classic. All about love, redemption and the true meaning of Christmas, A $ingapore Carol promises to be the perfect family entertainment of the season. “For over 175 …

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Under the Carpet: #metoo hopes to create a safe space for Singaporeans to talk about sexual assault & harassment

If you’ve been tuned into the world news, you’d have heard about the #metoo movement popularised by actress Alyssa Milano when she took to Twitter to share her personal experience with sexual harassment following the sexual misconduct allegations on Hollywood giant Harvey Weinstein. Thousands of people around the world started to share their stories under that hashtag, #metoo – about …

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LASALLE College of the Arts holds Singapore’s first contemporary Asian art histories conference

LASALLE College of the Arts will be hosting leading artists and academics in modern Asian art from 3 to 5 December 2018 at Singapore’s first major international conference on Southeast Asian Contemporary art histories. Art and Action: Contemporary Art and Discourse in Southeast Asia. Co-convened by Jeffrey Say, Programme Leader, MA Asian Art Histories, and adjunct lecturer Iola Lenzi, the …

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‘Off Centre’ by The Necessary Stage

The Necessary Stage’s (TNS) landmark play, Off Centre makes its return to the stage more than two decades since its premiere in 1993. Written by TNS’ Resident Playwright, Haresh Sharma, Off Centre casts an honest and unflinching spotlight at how mental illness is regarded in Singapore society. The play remains relevant today as it was more than 25 years ago, …

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