THREATRICS: Murder at Starlight

February 15, 2009

THREATRICS: Murder at Starlight

By Khaver Siddiqi


A debut play by Stage Fright Productions, written by Mariam Virani and co-directed by Virani and Ali Junejo, Starlight is set in the early 19th century and is a murder mystery. The tagline of the play reads: “They all had the motive but only one had the drive to kill.”

The play that was recently staged in Karachi started off with the basics as we discovered the premise; Starlight is a club owned by Jaselle Castillo (Fatima Hasan) who also sings at the club regularly. Jaselle is also the murder victim and the suspects are all connected to her in one way or the other. The stake being not only the club itself but also a vast fortune that Jaselle recently inherited. A special aspect of her character is that although she dies in the first act, we get to see Jaselle in flashbacks with regards to the suspects. And it is in these flashbacks that Fatima explored the complexities of her character’s relations with others.
Enter the suspects.

The club is managed by Victor Lemur (Nadir Siddiqui), who is clearly uptight and displays an almost rude attitude towards everyone — except for Jaselle. But that doesn’t mean he didn’t have a motive to kill her. Nadir was at ease in this role, though at times it seemed his character had nothing to do, but when he did do something the moment was hardly dull.

Zeb and Haniya | PRI’s The World

February 14, 2009

BBC: The Changing WorldZeb Bangash and Haniya Aslam are cousins from the deeply conservative Northwest Frontier Province, the tribal areas, of Pakistan.

Radio show featuring us on an NPR show, The Changing World.”
They’re unlikely music stars but they’re not exactly country bumpkins either.

Both their fathers were civil servants, so they traveled all over Pakistan.

And both ended up at two of America’s most elite women’s’ colleges, not too far from each other. And now they’re making music that reflects their east-west upbringing.

The World’s Aaron Schachter reports.

Heath Ledger: Reason of Death Declared

February 11, 2009
Heath Ledger

Heath Ledger

Heath Ledger

The Dark Knight - Joker

28 year old Heath Ledger (4 April 1979 – 22 January 2008) was an Australian television and film actor. His hits include 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), The Patriot (2000), Monster’s Ball (2000), A Knight’s Tale (2001), Brokeback Mountain (2005), and The Dark Knight (2008). Heath Ledger died before the release of The Dark Knight and missed the utmost fame he got for that. His insurance company confirmed his death as over-dosage of drugs. Even after the confirmation, they are still investigating and looking forward to find out any other side of the story.

UET student fled to China with Rs. 250,000 from fake concert tickets’ money

February 8, 2009

UET student fled to China with Rs. 250,000 from fake concert tickets’ money
Musical concert in Bagh-e-Jinnah Open Air Theatre:

UET student flees after fleecing fellows
* Sial sold 1,000 fake tickets, collected Rs 250,000
* Literary society member says society not involved in fraud

By Ali Usman

LAHORE: A former University of Engineering and Technology (UET) student promised students he would arrange a concert and allegedly fled to China with the money generated from the sale of tickets, Daily Times has learnt.

Mauj are all set to release their next video, ‘Mona’

February 5, 2009

Mauj are all set to release their next video, ‘Mona’

Rock band Mauj are on the verge of releasing their latest video ‘Mona‘. And more good news for fans is that their debut album is slated to hit markets later this month.

In a quick conversation with Instep Today, Omran Shafique spoke of the concept of ‘Mona‘ and what people should expect of the video.

“The concept behind the song is something that may seem good for you,” he said. “For example, when addiction starts off, it eventually becomes a hobby but by the end, it turns out to be the worst for you. The video of ‘Mona‘ is something along those lines.”

Omran went on to say that the video revolves around a guy who eventually accepts how bad Mona is for him. The video features Sanam Saeed, Anisa Sheikh and Mariam Azmi, together with a bunch of Omran’s friends.

“We are looki

Ali Azmat live at Bahria University Islamabad

February 5, 2009
Bahria University

Bahria University

According to Ali Azmat’s concerts schedule, he will be performing live at Bahria University, Islamabad on Valentine’s Day (14th of Feburary 09). He has couple of more events to do in Islamabad after that. He will also be playing in Beacon House on 15th of Feburary.

The boy so set on getting to Cambridge he got 22 A-levels

February 3, 2009

This has nothing to do with music but this is so great that i had to share it.

Source: Dailymail.co.uk

By Paul Harris and Laura Clark

One ambition was fixed in Ali Moeen Nawazish’s mind as he made his way through school in Pakistan. He wanted to win a place at Cambridge.

Sitting seven A-levels might easily have done the trick, even though he had started to study some of the subjects only three days before the exam.

But he was determined to get some good grades. So he sat another three, and three more. Then another nine. Just in case, he took a couple of AS levels along the way.

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Dawn Images – SOUND CHECK: Pulp diction’

February 1, 2009

SOUND CHECK: Pulp diction

Source: Dawn – Images

Ali Azmat
A month ago while being interviewed for a documentary by DawnNews, I spontaneously said something that made the young producer raise an eyebrow. Well informed and conscious about the many rants by yours truly in the 1990s about the utter necessity of mixing politics with popular music, I saw the talented young man’s eyebrow racing across his forehead the moment I announced that local pop musicians should stay away from politics!

Roxen COPIED Omer Nadeem

January 29, 2009

Omar Nadeem and Haider used to play for Jal initially. Jal didn’t give any credit to them for their work. They started working with Atif then in his live sessions. After Atif released his album he said goodbye to them. They started two projects then one with Roxen and other was their solo project Sifaar. Omar Nadeem composed two hits Yadien and Tau Phir Aao for Roxen. After that he stoped working with the band. The band took his compositions that he made after quiting the band and didnt give him credit for that. Omar has already filed a case on Roxen which I personally think wouldn’t be of much use. It’s really bad to see such artists getting screwed and others gettin famous for them.

Omar Nadeem: Dil ka Diya

Roxen: Dil ka Diya