Entertainment News Archive - August 11, 2008

By Presenna Nambiar MALAYSIA's largest cable maker, Universal Cable Bhd, plans to produce more specialty cable products as part of its growth strategy to be the biggest cable maker in the Asean region.

By Dennis Chua AMERICAN singer Tony Orlando of Tie A Yellow Ribbon and Knock Three Times fame entertains fans at Genting Highlands' Arena Of Stars on Sept 13. His concert is themed the Tony Orlando Yellow Ribbon Tour 2008.

By Reviewed by Shannon Teoh YOUNG MODERN Silverchair (Virgin/EMI) * IT'S difficult to assess the critical reception to Silverchair in its now five-album long career.

IT'S nice to get dressed up sometimes for a special meal in a lovely setting and having nice music, all that intimacy, that whole experience of a special night out, begins award-winning actor- singer Sean Ghazi.

You can mention the war if you like, but just don't ask for more butter. Because if you do, your waiter, Manuel, will find an unsuspecting female diner and proceed to head-butt her.

By Jack Markowitz Looking for a reliable signal of cultural decline? We don't know what to collect anymore. People with money to burn are buying junk and expecting it to be valuable someday. Like truly awful modern art that sells at auctions in New York and London for tens of millions.

By TIM CUMMING World music PROMS ON FOUR: WORLD MUSIC CELEBRATION BBC4 Guitarist and producer Justin Adams is walking along the main shopping street in Essaouira on the first evening of Festival Gnawa, a free annual event that transforms this beautiful port into Morocco's biggest musical gathering, with half a million people attending last year's 10th anniversary celebrations.

Theatre 365 The Playhouse This year marks the third co-production between the National Theatre of Scotland and the Edinburgh International Festival. After the huge success of the company's incendiary Black Watch in 2006, they have again tackled a potent topic: children in foster care.

By Andrew Buncombe Delhi Notebook TWO YEARS ago, the Indian town of Shillong broke the record for the largest numbers of rock drummers to play together. Last year it won a similar record for the most guitarists, when 1,730 picked up their instruments and strummed.

Bob Dylan offers a fitting conclusion to festival. Festival brings music, energy, business to the South Side. Rege Behe's festival blog Welcome to the Working Week: Digging Spoon. On Friday, the Black Keys performed to a near-capacity crowd at the music fest.

Word of the Day
  • Emitting flashes of light; glittering.
The word 'coruscant' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to flash' or 'to sparkle'.