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Gigs Picks: Summer Night With Olivia Newton-John, The Three Degrees, Singapore Mod Swing 2016

Olivia Newton-John.
Olivia Newton-John.PHOTO: DENISE TRUSCELLO

SUMMER NIGHT WITH OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN

Which Olivia Newton-John do you prefer: the one who played the (mostly) wholesome Sandy in the musical film, Grease (1978), or the one who sang the sexy and provocative Physical?

Thanks to her ability to switch between sweet and saucy, the Australian singer-actress is one of the world's best-selling artists, with an estimated 100 million records sold.

WHERE: Grand Theatre, Marina Bay Sands

MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Wednesday, 8pm ADMISSION: $88 to $238 from www.marinabaysands.com and Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com)

Boon Chan



PHOTO: BIZ TRENDS PRODUCTION

THE THREE DEGREES LIVE IN CONCERT

American trio The Three Degrees were formed in 1963 in Philadelphia and the current line-up includes two members who have been with the group since the 1960s - Valerie Holiday (right) and Helen Scott (far right). Freddie Pool (centre) joined in 2011.

Their best-known song is When Will I See You Again and their other hits include Woman In Love, Dirty Ol' Man and My Simple Heart.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall MRT: Esplanade WHEN: Monday, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $38 to $128 from Sistic

Boon Chan


SINGAPORE MOD SWING 2016

The annual gig celebrating the sharply dressed, scooter-loving Singapore mod subculture is into its sixth year. Expect to hear the upbeat sounds of Malaysian indie-rock/Britpop outfit Bittersweet, the groovy, indie-dance rock of home-grown outfit The Vibe and the brassy ska rhythms of Lion City Ska-Jazz Ensemble.

Helming the decks are home-grown DJ outfits Singapore Soul Club and 2Fingers.

WHERE: Aliwal Arts Centre, 28 Aliwal Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Sunday, 5pm ADMISSION: $18 for pre-sale ticket (call 9857-5867), $25 at the door

Eddino Abdul Hadi

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 29, 2016, with the headline 'Gigs Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe