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Theatre Review (Singapore): Open Homes: ‘When Mother Music Comes to Tea’ by Khir Johari

2017’s Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) is offering a plethora of interactive programmes whereby audiences are invited into personal spaces, homes, and kitchens of home owners who then entertain the participants with private stories and/or food. One such programme was When Mother Music Comes to Tea, presented by Khir …

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Music Review: Isabelle Faust, Freiburger Barockorchester – Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, Symphony No. 5, Hebrides

What we hear on this recording is a virtuoso who makes it all sound easy, who draws deeply felt emotion and faery-dust thrills from her instrument with a feeling of effortlessness.

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‘Star Wars’ Goes Pokémon on You

From September 1-3, the force will be at over 20,000 retailers in 30 countries as the Disney Company introduces new 'Star Wars' characters using augmented reality (AR). Disney will use this technology in an event they are calling Force Friday II to launch a new product line and generate excitement for the premier of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' which will open in U.S. theaters on December 15, 2017.

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Book Review: ‘Death of an Assassin: The True Story of the German Murderer Who Died Defending Robert E. Lee’ by Ann Marie Ackerman

Former prosecutor puts her talents to work in investigating the existence of a historical connection between a German assassin and Robert E. Lee

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