Rockin' and thrillin' finale

The Rock! trilogy concludes and Dennis Chua learns what is in store from its main actor, actress and director A DECADE has passed since award-winning filmmaker Mamat Khalid introduced cinema-goers to Alfonso “Jijo” Pereira and his bandmates who formed the struggling, yet resilient rock group Rimba Bara. Fans fell in love with the colourful characters who made up this fictitious, yet realistic Ipoh-born band in Rock! (2005). They continued to bond with the band in Rock Oo! (2013), which highlighted its members’ challenges in dealing with fame, and their struggles to keep rock relevant to changing times. Rimba Bara’s story concludes in Rock Bro! Kembali Ke Pangkal Jalan which opens in cinemas on Oct 27. Mamat promises viewers that despite the first movie’s …

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Mali and Cuban singers combine to create unique sound with a message If it is true that jazz gets its rhythm from Africa, then a project that combines a Cuban ensemble with an African vocalist must surely be a musical match made in heaven. Last weekend’s Safaricom Jazz Lounge featured a stand out performance by pianist Roberto Fonseca leading his Quartet alongside the ‘sister from Mali,’ Fatoumata Diawara. The collaboration was born when Fonseca began looking for African elements for his last album Jo. “I was in Paris and his record company contacted me so we recorded the song 'Bibisa', which became very popular,” the Malian singer recalled in an exclusive interview the day before the concert at Uhuru Gardens, Nairobi. “It occurred to us that there was something special here so we released a live album...

Gardening on a budget can save money and frustration — and it’s the right thing to do THRIFTINESS IS PART of a gardener’s DNA. From pickling and preserving, to passing plants back and forth with neighbors, sharing and making do are traditions. And it’s a newly modern concept, for when we consider the ecological cost of herbicide runoff, or plastic nursery pots going into landfills, we realize frugal gardening is about more than saving money. Not that there’s anything wrong with saving money. It can be a creative act to make a beautiful garden on a shoestring. Big, expensive gardens can be less personal and engaging than smaller-scale, atmospheric gardens that more closely reflect the tastes and quirkiness of the gardener who made them. Begin by being realistic about your garden’s size, soil, microclimates and outlook. It’s a losing battle, as well as...

Tsunami of Alzheimer’s hitting baby boomers It’s something Jeffrey Klein, CEO and president of the two nonprofit adult day-care centers run by Nevada Senior Services, sees with increasing frequency.Baby boomers caring for older loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease … and the children of baby boomers caring for their parents with the disease.Every morning he sees boomers either dropping off loved ones at a day-care facility before driving on to work or being dropped off themselves — the day-care option for Alzheimer’s patients is popular with families who want to care for a relative but who need to work.Alzheimer’s, the horrific condition robbing people of memory, is rapidly hitting the more than 70 million boomers born between 1946 and 1964. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, one in nine people age 65 and ...

Santa Claus is coming to town after town Christmas Eve is Santa Claus’s busiest night of the year, but he keeps a dizzying pace in the weeks beforehand. He has been spotted at dozens of celebrations around the globe, spreading holiday cheer and taking note of kids who are naughty or nice. One of his earliest stops was last month in the Netherlands, where he’s known as Sinterklaas. Amsterdam, the capital, hosted a parade in his honor, and hundreds of thousands of people lined the city’s streets and canals. Santa turned up in New York City on Thanksgiving. It’s a tradition that started in 1924, when a local department store invited him to what’s now called the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. He appeared in Budapest, Hungary, on Thursday dressed as Joulupukki, or Finland’s Santa. We’re a...

Vegan gravy doesn’t have to be an oxymoron, even at Thanksgiving My general approach to the Thanksgiving meal, back when I ate meat and now that I don’t, is that it is all about the sides, and the sides are all about the gravy. All the same, it took a few years of meatless eating for me to realize I cared much less about creating a remote approximation of the holiday meal’s iconic centerpiece than about creating a luscious, savory sauce to ladle over everything else at the table. The perfect gravy, I decided a couple of years ago, might actually be less condiment and more centerpiece: substantial enough to preclude the need for a central hunk of sustenance and built around ingredients that would be in harmony with the flavors of a traditional Thanksgiving table. Better, it...

BET founder Bob Johnson says he turned down Cabinet position in Trump administration Robert Johnson, the founder of BET, who sold the cable channel dedicated to black entertainment to Viacom in 2001, said recently that he was offered a Cabinet position at a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump earlier this month. Johnson, a CNBC contributor, told the network that at his Nov. 20 meeting with Trump, the two discussed how the next president would reach out to the African American community. “It was an easy discussion, because I wasn’t coming there on a job interview,” Johnson said. “He hinted at something I could be interested in, and I quickly shut that down. It was a Cabinet position.” Johnson would not reveal which Cabinet position the billionaires discussed, but several are still open, including secretary of labor and secretary of...