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PJ Laugh Fest

Posted on 15 May 2014

Website : PJ Live Arts

Twitter : @PJLiveArts

The PJ Laugh Fest is Asia’s biggest annual comedy festival, and it officially kicks off today with an eclectic range of comedy shows for the next fortnight. These are the shows we recommend:   Faulty Towers — The Dining Experience 14 May–1 June, 7:30PM (and additional 12:30pm show on weekends); RM185 (Dinner), RM165 (Lunch). Fans of the beloved British comedy series Fawlty Towers will get the best of its gags and a wonderful 3-course meal, served by the neurotic Basil, domineering Sybil and language-challenged Manuel (characters made famous by John Cleese, Prunella Scales and Andrew Sachs). Everything that can go wrong, will go wrong — so make sure you come for the food, stay for the laughs, and let Faulty Towers serve you the…

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KL International Jazz & Arts Festival 2014

Posted on 2 May 2014

KL Intl Jazz : Website

Date : 17–18 May 2014

YouTube : select 2013 performances

Venue : University of Malaya

The KL International Jazz & Arts Festival returns this year with yet another noteworthy lineup — expect performances by acclaimed international jazz stars and the best local talents. The highlight of the festival will be pianist/vocalist Diane Schuur, a longtime disciple of Dinah Washington and other legendary jazz singers of the ’40s and ’50s. Schuur has racked up two Grammy awards and three Grammy nominations in a recording career spanning nearly three decades. Also of note amongst the international artists are critically-acclaimed jazz pianist Keiko Matsui, and Grammy-nominated recording artist John Beasley. Malaysian artists performing include Jordan Rivers Band, Rachel Guerzo and Bassment Syndicate.

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