• Blame’s influence on style

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    The Institute of Contemporary Arts in London supports radical culture. Currently the limelight shines on Judy Blame, accessories designer, art director and fashion stylist. Blame’s first solo exhibition with curated art works looks like a 3-D scrap style book with clothing, jewellery, fashion editorials, montage of artifacts, collages, sketchbooks and installations. Badges, buttons, keys, safety pins, ...

  • Monday Special: Lianne La Havas

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    Love to see London-based singer/ songwriter Lianne La Havas I get mesmerized Again with her music, she keeps the audience in a certain state of mind No one even whispers in the crowd when she starts to play the guitar New songs from her second album “Blood” Easy flow of personal songs with great energy like “Unstoppable” Laughing with the audience Also ...

  • Sunday Music

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    In the entrance a chandelier style artwork of violins displays the heritage of The Conservatorium Hotel, which has been home for Sweelinck Conservatorium of Amsterdam. To celebrate the strong musical connection, the hotel introduces the Expression of Art Award by The Set Hotels with three concerts. On a cool Sunday morning, the Symphony Room was the stage ...

  • Malibu

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    My weekend has started and heading to Anderson .Paak Laid back, soulful with such an energy on stage and also dancing in the crowd I am in a happy, musical mood Beats with a flow, my favourite “Am I Wrong” ended with a homage to David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” United in Paradiso Noord  

  • Autumn Beats by Elliot Moss

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    In Amsterdam for the second time, but this time, the 21-year old singer/ songwriter Elliot Moss headlined in the Kleine Zaal in Paradiso. Always into new music, I went to this concert together with friends. This multi-talented instrumentalist from the US has a special sound. Is it electronic? Or ambient, alternative with a jazzy touch to ...

  • Wftisajackgarratt?

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    While walking from stage to stage at Pitch Festival, enjoying music, dancing and drinking in the sun, suddenly my friend and I went into a dark building to see who’s on stage there. Well, it’s Jack Garratt. His music and performance totally captured us. We want more! Later this year, the talented 24-year old musician performed ...

  • West Coast

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    Listening to Typhoon, Gregory Porter and Kendrick Lamar, it was a good drive to my first surf lesson on a cold Sunday morning with my friend. Ready to face my fears and dressed in a tight wetsuit with my new goggles, I looked over the waves coming towards me. During this lesson, all I was thinking ...

  • Closer to Damien Rice

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    The so-called exit song in the feature film “Closer” (2004) was my first introduction to the Irish singer songwriter Damien Rice. Ever since, I am totally in love with his music. I was in Paris when I heard about the special concert in Amsterdam. A friend was so nice to get me a coveted ticket, because ...

  • Summer Thoughts Of Happiness

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    Sometimes when I really need to crunch deadlines and be focused, it’s always nice to play a movie on repeat. What really works for me is, “500 Days of Summer” (2009) from the American film director Marc Webb, starring Zooey Dechanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The story line is touching and bittersweet. Boy who likes girl, to ...

  • Fashion Extravaganza: The Great Gatsby

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    It’s always a visual surprise, a film adaptation by Australian director Baz Luhrmann. For the 1974 movie adaptation of “The Great Gatsby” by American novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald (1925), director Jack Clayton chose actors Mia Farrow and Robert Redford for the leading parts of Daisy Buchanan and Jay Gatsby. The looks designed by Theoni V. Aldredge ...