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FEATURE
Nov 2017

Letting Classical Music Bond

Cultural exchange takes place through orchestra visits.

PENANG PALETTE
Jul 2017

Tribute to a Visionary Virtuoso

John Lee Joo-for was one of the greatest acts in post-Independence Malaysian art.

PHOTO ESSAY
Feb 2017

A Tantalising Tribute to Jimmy Boyle

The James Boyle Trio pays homage to Penang’s iconic composer.

FEATURE
Jan 2017

Penang Malays: Icons of Reform and Tolerance

Malay-Muslims in Penang make up a colourful, progressive community.

FEATURE
Aug 2016

Three Who Found the Call of Music Irresistible

Turning one’s passion into a career is a bold step few of us dare take.

FEATURE
Feb 2016

A New Lease of Life for Traditional Puppet Theatre

Potehi thrives where other traditional arts have not.

FEATURE
Nov 2015

Making words perform art

What do a punk rocker, puppeteer, bangsawan specialist and jazzhead have in common? They write.

FEATURE
Aug 2015

P. Ramlee: A Penang superstar

As P. Ramlee The Musical heads to our shores, we unravel the tumultuous life of the visionary man.

PENANG PALETTE
Sep 2014

Musical wizard returns to the promise of paint

Datuk M. Nasir is not only a legend in music and film; he also dabbles in paint – and with great sensitivity and skill.

PENANG PALETTE
Aug 2014

Time for Asean art to flourish

The regional art scene may be lacking in terms of shared identity consciousness, but things are certainly changing.

FEATURE
Jun 2013

Bountiful beats of AkashA

AkashA, a band that produces global music that makes you feel at home.

PENANG PALETTE
Mar 2012

Penang – A Home for Malay Artists

Penang has been home to some of the most compelling Malay artists in the country.

PENANG PALETTE
Oct 2011

Eric Quah: A Beautiful Life

We profile the life and works of master painter Eric Quah.

FEATURE
Jul 2011

Rivers of Tears

Ombak-Ombak ARTStudio pays tribute to Penang’s notoriously filthy rivers and uncovers their history through the community.

PENANG PALETTE
Feb 2011

Making future artists better

Tay Mo-Leong has no plans to rest on his laurels

FEATURE
May 2010

Earth Hour under the rain tree

February and March were exciting times at SERI, culminating in eine kleine nachtmusik.

FEATURE
Feb 2010

Ko-Tai the city

Penang's colourful heritage is brought to life in song and dance.

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