Short film wins Japanese awards

'Young adult' publisher launched

Exit Books, a brand new book publisher, has been formed to provide for the "young adult" or teenage market. 

The publisher will be a part of the "Ngar Doe Sar Pay" (Our Literature) publishing group and produce original Burmese content and translations of titles like the Harry Potter, Twilight and Hunger Games books.

Exit's first book will be released this month: a translation about the search for the mythic city of Atlantis.

Actor Down’s childhood life

Many young people strive to realize their dreams in life, despite numerous challenges and barriers in their way.

One young man who made his dreams come true is Down. He earned money playing football to become a singer and now he is a star actor.

His birthday is March 30, which is great, he says, because it is the same birthday as his favourite painter Vincent Van Gogh.

Music Festival 2017 hits four cities this month

The Myanmar Music Festival 2017 will be held in four cities, Ooreedo Myanmar announced at its Yangon office on Monday.

Organised by the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture, the festival will comprise concerts at Myitkyina town hall in Kachin State on June 9, at Myanmar Convention Centre 2 in Nay Pyi Taw on June 11, at the National Theatre in Mandalay on June 13 and at the National Theatre in Yangon on June 18.

Interview with Pyay T Oo

Q:  Can you tell me about your feelings on ‘Nay Win Eait Tan Tat’?

A: In the film, my character was a mature man to whom a young girl tries to get close. The man must protect his family, dignity and pride. I also wanted to highlight the professional ethics of a physician. The message of the film is how to live in old age without having regrets about what we’ve done before. I believe audiences will benefit from the movie.

Hip hop giants to play Yangon

Nelly, Grammy award winner, Soulja Boy, Grammy shortlisted American rapper, and CL, Korean pop singer, will appear at the UnDerDawg Festival in Yangon on June 12 in the Bhumi events park.

The performers will visit Shwedagon Pagoda and other places of interest. The festival was delayed from May because Nelly was unavailable.

May Myat Noe

Today is the time of accelerating technology, together which young people can create their dreams come true.

The actress May Myat Noe said recently that steady steps and genuine ambition are needed to make your dreams come true.

Concerts planned for rainy season

Concerts involving a line-up of singers and bands are planned for some of the big cities.

“There will be music concerts in the rainy season. In particular, there will be more in the early part of the season. We will arrange a music tour which will include four or five singers,” a music tour organiser said.

Singer Wai La said: “I will be involved in the music tour, which will go to many cities. I love music tours since we go with our band.”

Art prizes presented at Bogyoke Market

In commemoration of the centennial of Myanmar’s drawing past, artist Maung Maung Thien of Pathein gave a talk on drawing at the Myanmar Artists Association headquarters in Bogyoke Market on May 28.

At the same time, a prize presentation ceremony was held for artist Zwe Yan Naing, who recently won a prize in Taiwan.

Iron Cross to play a concert in Singapore

One of the famous music bands of Myanmar “Iron Cross” (IC) will hold a music concert in Singapore on June 25.

Together with the band, vocalists from Iron Cross Ah Nge, lay Phjyu, Myo Gyi and Wai Wai will participate in the concert. The concert will be held in Fort Gate in Singapore.

Tickets are being sold and those who buy tickets before June 11 will get a discount as well as a t-shirt.