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EX­HI­BI­TIONS

ONE MALAYSIA, ONE STORY Gallery 2, Muz­ium Ne­gara Jalan Da­mansara, Kuala Lumpur tel: ( 03) 2267 1000 www.muz­i­um­ne­gara.gov.my

The coun­try cel­e­brated its 59th Na­tional Day yes­ter­day. In con­junc­tion with the mem­o­rable event, this ex­hi­bi­tion show­cases the his­tory of the coun­try from Emer­gency to In­de­pen­dence, and in­cludes the for­ma­tion of the Malayan Union, the Fed­er­a­tion of Malaya and the elec­tions of 1955. Fea­tur­ing old pho­to­graphs from the Na­tional Archives’ col­lec­tion. Time: 9am- 6pm. En­trance is free.

BE­ING AND BE­LONG­ING Ori­en­tal Art & Cul­tural Cen­tre 10 & 12, Yayasan Elken Jalan 1/ 137C, Batu 5 Jalan Klang Lama, Kuala Lumpur tel: ( 03) 7785 6363

This solo ex­hi­bi­tion by award- win­ning artist He­len Guek Yee Mei aims to present the be­long­ing of place and cul­ture iden­tity through vis­ual images. The artist seeks to cap­ture the pro­cesses of the mem­ory, deal­ing with states of change through the in­ter­sec­tion of in­her­ited cul­ture and the re­la­tion­ship with a ge­o­graph­i­cal di­men­sion of the host en­vi­ron­ment. Time: 11am- 7pm ( Tues­day to Sun­day). En­trance is free.

THE­ATRE

FOND FAREWELL: AN IN­TER­AC­TIVE MUR­DER MYS­TERY E Block Au­di­to­rium, HELP Academy Da­mansara cam­pus 45, Jalan Dun­gun Bukit Da­mansara, Kuala Lumpur tel: 016- 203 7803 ( Yud­heish)/ 012- 900 8599 ( Ben)

Fond Farewell is an in­ter­ac­tive mur­der mys­tery which be­gins as a solemn me­mo­rial ser­vice for mil­lion­aire Ben­jamin Full­man which launches into hi­lar­ity as a son, a daugh­ter and three wives ar­rive to claim his in­her­i­tance. Be pre­pared to be part of the crazi­ness as au­di­ences will be in­vited to guess who among them is telling the truth. This pro­duc­tion is pre­sented by the stu­dents of HELP Academy’s A- lev­els de­part­ment. Tick­ets: RM10. Time: 8pm ( to­day and to­mor­row) and 2pm ( Satur­day).

CHAR­ITY

IMU CHARIOFARE 2016 In­ter­na­tional Med­i­cal Uni­ver­sity 126, Jalan Jalil Perkasa 19 Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur tel: ( 03) 8656 7228 imu.edu.my/char­i­o­fareimuchar­i­o­fare@imu.edu.my

Sign up for In­ter­na­tional Med­i­cal Uni­ver­sity’s ( IMU) char­ity run which aims to raise over RM180,000 for the needy. There are var­i­ous cat­e­gories, in­clud­ing the 3km fun run, 10km team chal­lenge and 5km Ju­nior Boys and Ju­nior Girls run. Funds will be chan­nelled to Home of Peace, Rumah Ti­tian Kaseh and IMU Cares Hu­man­i­tar­ian Fund. Be­sides the run, there will be food, fun ac­tiv­i­ties, bands, games for chil­dren, and dance per­for­mances. Reg­is­tra­tion fees: RM35- RM500 ( groups). Time: 6.30am- 10am.

GEN­TLE­MAN’S RUN Gur­ney Paragon Jalan Kelawai, Ge­orge town, Pe­nang www.mount­miriam.com helpdesk@howei.com

In aid of the Needy Can­cer Pa­tient Fund and in- con­junc­tion with prostate can­cer aware­ness, Mount Miriam Can­cer Hospi­tal is or­gan­is­ing its sec­ond 4km char­ity fun run. All par­tic­i­pants will be given an ar­ti­fi­cial mous­tache to wear as a sym­bol of sup­port to­wards prostate can­cer aware­ness. The run dou­bles up as a fund- rais­ing event for needy can­cer pa­tients. Each par­tic­i­pant will re­ceive a run­ner’s T- shirt and a mous­tache- shaped pewter fin­isher medal. Time: 6am. Reg­is­tra­tion fee: RM80.

MU­SIC

ITO & ALL StAr BLUES BAND LIVE No Black tie Jalan Na­gasari, Kuala Lumpur tel: ( 03) 2142 3737 noblack­tie.com.my

TO­DAY: The sound of blues and rock will re­ver­ber­ate when Ito & All Star Blues Band take on this renowned live venue. The band, famed for its rootsy mu­sic, will dish out orig­i­nal nuggets from Ito’s Blues Gang cat­a­logue and clas­sic cov­ers from both the pre- war and ur­ban blues eras. Open­ing the night is retro rock band Cats In Love, which will dish out its orig­i­nals and gems from the 1960s rock move­ment. Time: 9pm. Cover: RM32.

BEST OF KEVIN KERN LIVE – 20TH AN­NIVER­SARY CON­CERT Bent­ley Mu­sic Au­di­to­rium Levelr 3, Wisma Bent­ley Mu­sic 3, Jalan PJU 7/ 2, Mu­tiara Da­mansara Mu­tiara Da­mansara, Pe­tal­ing Jaya tel: ( 03) 7727 3333 www.bent­ley­mu­sic.com

SEPT 11: Crit­i­cally ac­claimed and best- sell­ing New Age pi­anist Kevin Kern is set to per­form in Malaysia for the first time ever. The con­cert cel­e­brates the 20th an­niver­sary of the pi­anist’s New Age de­but al­bum In The En­chanted Gar­den ( 1996), which sold triple- plat­inum in Asia. In the years since, he has re­leased over 10 best- sell­ing al­bums glob­ally. His record­ings have ranged from the clas­si­cally flavoured cin­e­matic melodies of Sum­mer Day­dreams to the or­ganic acous­tic tex­tures of The Wind­ing Path. The con­cert will fea­ture some of the mu­si­cian’s best pieces. Time: 7pm. Tick­ets: RM388 and RM458.

SYN­THE­SIS: A REPER­TOIRE OF RES­O­NANCE De­wan Fil­har­monik Petronas Petronas twin tow­ers KLCC Kuala Lumpur tel: ( 03) 2051 7007 dfp_ box­of­fice@ petronas. com. my www.malaysian­phil­har­monic.com

SEPT 5: In this show­case, award- win­ning Hands Per­cus­sion fea­tures var­i­ous in­ter­con­nec­tions of in­stru­ments such as shigu, bo­nang, kesi, gen­dang, cello and gongs. As it draws on Malaysia’s rich fu­sion of mu­sic and cul­ture, au­di­ences will hear a syn­the­sis of sounds and ar­range­ments. The reper­toire will in­clude se­lected pieces from the en­sem- ble’s many per­for­mances, in­clud­ing the award win­ning Tchaikovsky On Game­lan and The Next. The per­for­mance is part of Kuala Lumpur In­ter­na­tional Arts Fes­ti­val ( KLIAF), also known as Di­ver­secity 2016. Time: 8: 30pm. En­trance: RM150 and RM200.

EVENT

7th Muhib­bah Bad­minton Cham­pi­onships De­wan Bad­minton MBA Lot 4034, Jalan Kuala Lukut Port Dickson, Ne­gri Sem­bi­lan www.mba101bad­minton.com tel: ( 03) 7803 4166

SEPT 10 & 11: Good news for bad­minton lovers! Michael’s Bad­minton Academy is or­gan­is­ing the sev­enth edi­tion of its muhib­bah cham­pi­onship, open to all lovers of the game. They are all dou­bles events, and the beauty is that each pair must com­prise of peo­ple of dif­fer­ent races. Do not have a part­ner? No wor­ries, you will get a part­ner dur­ing the match. Get ready for a smash­ing good time. Time: 9am. Reg­is­tra­tion fees: RM40- RM50.

For­mer prime min­is­ter Tunku Ab­dul rah­man at Tun Tan Cheng Lock’s house in malacca. This pic­ture is among the pho­to­graphs fea­tured in the ‘ One malaysia, One story’ ex­hi­bi­tion in muz­ium Ne­gara. — Filepic

Though legally blind, Kevin Kern is one of the most suc­cess­ful com­posers in the New Age genre. — KEVIN KErN

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