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Gig Picks: Dick Lee Singapop! 60th Birthday Concert and more

Dick Lee
Dick LeePHOTOS: ST FILE, UJIKAJI, TNP FILE

DICK LEE SINGAPOP! 60TH BIRTHDAY CONCERT

Singer-composer Dick Lee marks his 60th birthday with a concert that kick-starts the Icon Series of concerts featuring accomplished and exceptional home-grown artists. With more than four decades of music on his resume - ranging from National Day Parade favourite Home and pop songs to show tunes and regional classic The Mad Chinaman - the 2005 Cultural Medallion recipient will be sharing songs and stories from a long and varied career.

WHERE: The Star Theatre, 1 Vista Exchange Green, The Star Performing Arts Centre MRT: Buona Vista WHEN: Today, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $48 to $168 from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg)


MATCHSTICK: CHARITY CONCERT

Acclaimed home-grown musician Charlie Lim (photo), former Singapore Idol contestant Daphne Khoo and singer-songwriter Joie Tan headline this concert in support of the Bone Marrow Donor Programme, which aids patients with leukaemia and other blood diseases.

WHERE: Kallang Theatre, 1 Stadium Walk MRT: Stadium WHEN: Tomorrow, 7pm ADMISSION: $20 and $25 from matchstick.peatix.com


UJIKAJI PRESENTS RAYMOND MACDONALD/ SHOEB AHMAD, BANI HAYKAL AND INAT/JPRECURSOR

Home-grown record label Ujikaji presents a show with a host of cutting-edge and experimental musicians. The line-up includes prolific Scottish saxophonist and composer Raymond MacDonald (photo) of the Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra, Australian multi-instrumentalist Shoeb Ahmad; and home-grown artists Bani Haykal, a 2013 Young Artist Award recipient, guzheng player iNAT and sound and integrated media artist jprecursor.

WHERE: Artistry, 17 Jalan Pinang MRT: Bugis WHEN: Sunday, 5pm ADMISSION: $15 (standard) and $10 (seniors, full-time students and the unemployed)

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 19, 2016, with the headline 'Gig Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe