Won­der­ful show

Won­der Girls to stage first con­cert in Malaysia.

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - ENTERTAINMENT -

AF­TER its 27-stop tour in the United States and Canada, all-girl South Korean pop group Won­der Girls is set to thrill Malaysian fans with its first con­cert here on Dec 11. They will be per­form­ing at Arena Of Stars, Gent­ing High­lands.

De­but­ing in early 2007 with mini-al­bum The Won­ders Be­gin, the five-mem­ber pop group was in­tro­duced through the pro­gram­mme, MTV Won­der Girls, which was filmed and di­rected by MTV.

This was fol­lowed by the re­lease of the group’s first full al­bum The Won­der Years in Septem­ber of which its main track Tell Me was a huge hit.

The group has also un­der­gone some line-up changes and now com­prises Sun-Ye, Ye-Eun, So-Hee, Yu-Bin and Hye-Rim.

It re­leased its sin­gle So Hot in June 2008, fol­lowed by No­body a few months later, which be­came one of the most pop­u­lar songs of the year. Its unique chore­og­ra­phy and dance steps sparked a vi­ral dance craze around the world.

Won­der Girls marked its ca­reer mile­stone by be­ing the first act from Asia to en­ter the Amer­i­can mu­sic chart Bill­board Hot 100 in 30 years with its in­fec­tious No­body, which peaked at No.76.

The group also scooped nu­mer­ous awards at the 18th Seoul Mu­sic Awards, in­clud­ing Artiste Of The Year, Best Fe­male Group and Best Mu­sic Video. It won a lot of ex­po­sure in the United States tour­ing with Jonas Broth­ers in 2009 giv­ing 45 live per­for­mances. It re­cently made a suc­cess­ful come­back to the Korean mu­sic scene with 2 Dif­fer­ent Tears, which has con­quered nu­mer­ous on­line and off­line mu­sic charts.

The 1st Won­der Won­der Girls Con­cert Live In Malaysia 2010 will be staged at Arena of Stars, Gent­ing High­lands, on Dec 11 at 8pm. The Malaysian leg of the con­cert tour is jointly or­gan­ised by Star Planet, Hua Yea Multimedia and Speedy En­ter­tain­ment.

Con­cert tick­ets are sell­ing at RM420, RM320, RM280, RM250, RM180 and RM130, start­ing this Sun­day with a 10% dis­count for pur­chase via ticket out­lets, phone or In­ter­net book­ing.

Cus­tomers who visit the tick­et­ing counter at Sungei Wang Plaza Con­course in Kuala Lumpur on the day be­tween 11am and 8pm for tick­ets will re­ceive a 15% dis­count.

For con­cert de­tails and ticket reser­va­tions, con­tact Star Planet (% 03-9223 3667 / star­planet.com.my) or Tick­etCharge (% 03-9222 8811 / tick­etcharge.com.my) or Gent­ing (% 03-2718 1118 / rw­gent­ing.com). Tisha Za­rina, Shanel Shanty, Stephanie Van Driesen, and Joanna Bessey, and is di­rected and chore­ographed by Michael Xavier Voon, with Casey Koh as mu­sic di­rec­tor.

The event takes cen­trestage to­mor­row till Oct 20 at Tunku Ab­dul Rah­man Au­di­to­rium (MATIC, Jalan Am­pang in KL. Tick­ets pro­ces: RM68, RM88, RM128 and RM168. For de­tails, call % 03-7711 5000 or browse ax­cess.com.my. n PE­NANG Play­ers presents A Mu­si­cal Pal­ette, an evening of song recital by bari­tone Ralph McDon­ald with pi­ano ac­com­pa­ni­ment by Yang Tien. The reper­toire cov­ers works by com­posers like Haydn, Schu­mann, Bellini and Coward.

Show­time is Satur­day (8pm) at Au­di­to­rium A at Level 5, KOM­TAR in Pe­nang. In­vites with a min­i­mum do­na­tion of RM30/RM20 (stu­dents).

For de­tails, call % 012-477 2890 (Ray­mond) or e-mail ray­mond.tan@ trin­i­ty­col­lege.com.my. n THE Ja­pan Foun­da­tion Kuala Lumpur presents Rakugo, a Ja­panese comic sto­ry­telling, per­formed by Kat­sura Utazo. There will be a tra­di­tional Rakugo per­for­mance (Ja­panese) on Satur­day (5pm) at The Ja­pan Foun­da­tion Kuala Lumpur, 18th Floor, North­point, Block B, Mid-Val­ley City in Kuala Lumpur.

Rakugo in English is on Sun­day (3pm) at Malaysia Tourism Cen­tre, Jalan Am­pang, KL. Free ad­mis­sion. Limited seats.

For de­tails, call % 03-2284 6228 or browse jfkl.org.my. n THE Phil­har­monic So­ci­ety of Se­lan­gor (PSS) is or­gan­is­ing a three­hour vo­cal work­shop on Satur­day (3pm) at Ke­lab Golf Ne­gara Subang (KGNS), De­wan Pres­i­den, De­wan Golf Ne­gara Subang, Jalan SS 7/2 (Jalan SS7/2) in Ke­lana Jaya, Petaling Jaya, The work­shop is RM20 (mem­bers) and RM35 (non­mem­bers).

At 8pm at the same venue, PSS will be or­gan­is­ing its Club Night, a so­cial event for mem­bers and friends where there will be food and lots of sing­ing. Club Night is RM35 (mem­bers) and RM55 (non­mem­bers). For more de­tails, call Ni­c­hole on % 012-391 8393 (af­ter 7pm) or e-mail rsvp@thep­hil.org. my. Al­ter­na­tively, browse thep­hil. org.my.

Set to thrill: Won­der Girls will play Gent­ing’s Arena of Stars on Dec 11.

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