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Banned Book Goes Viral

Banned Book Goes Viral

Scary Stories Gets Frightful Warm Welcome

Kuala Lumpur, August 14Based on the most iconic banned book series – Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark, the hit movie recorded a strong start with a $20.8 million opening at the United States box office in its debut over the weekend.

Listed by the online American film critique – Rotten Tomatoes as one of the most anticipated horror film in 2019, Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark is the latest horror hit in the world. The movie earned $21 million in US over the weekend, right behind Fast and Furious: Hobbs and Shaw which continued to dominate the box office with $25 million in its second weekend. It is unsure if Fast & Furious would be able to top the box office entering its third week with daunting challenges posed by Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark.

Featuring more than just spooky horror stories, Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark is best known for its creepy and gruesome illustrations that for a lot of kids, marks their first foray into horror. Children of all grades over the world were so frightened by the stories that it was condemned by parents and teachers nationwide.

As the complaints grew like a snowball, Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark reached the height of its popularity in the early 90s. As the book was banned by The American Library Association (ALA), it made its way to number one on the list of “Most Challenged Books” from 1990-1999 and the seventh most challenged from 2000-2009. As of 2017, the books had collectively sold more than seven million copies. However, the book never seemed to reach the shelf of any library in the world.

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MR. BUNGLE PERFORMS THE RAGING WRATH OF THE EASTER BUNNY FEATURING SCOTT IANAND DAVE LOMBARDO

MR. BUNGLE PERFORMS THE RAGING WRATH OF THE EASTER BUNNY FEATURING SCOTT IANAND DAVE LOMBARDO

IN TRIO OF FEBRUARY SHOWS. SCOTT IAN AND DAVE LOMBARDO JOIN TREVOR DUNN, MIKE PATTON & TREY SPRUANCE FOR FIRST MR. BUNGLE PERFORMANCES IN 20 YEARS

“Mr. Bungle will probably have a battle getting booked into mainstream clubs.”

Susan Nowak for The Times-Standard (Eureka, Calif.), Oct. 23, 1986

Aug. 13, 2019, Eureka, Calif. – Mr. Bungle performs The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny, the Eureka-born band’s 1986 self-produced/released demo, in a trio of February shows: Feb. 7 at the Fonda Theatre (Los Angeles), Feb. 8 at the Warfield Theatre (San Francisco) and Feb. 10 at Brooklyn Steel (New York City). The dates mark both the first time Mr. Bungle has performed in close to 20 years and the first time these songs have been played live in over 30 years.

Original Mr. Bungle members Trevor Dunn, Mike Patton, and Trey Spruance will be joined by Scott Ian (Anthrax, S.O.D.) and Dave Lombardo (Dead Cross, Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies) for what is sure to be one of the most talked about musical moments of 2020.

Mr. Bungle plays The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny:

February 7 Los Angeles, CA Fonda Theatre

February 8 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre

February 10 New York, NY Brooklyn Steel

Tickets are on-sale this Friday, Aug. 16 at 10 am local time. There will be no additional cities added to this itinerary

 

Mr. Bungle plays The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny featuring Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo in their own words:

“Ever since Trevor hatched The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny v.2 idea a few years back, Patton, Lombardo, he and I had each been incubating some idea of that egg. Lombardo called me one day and asked me to make some guitar demos so he could learn the songs. He had this generous idea to surprise the other guys with being totally ready to go with the tunes. It just so happened that I was in Eureka at the time. So, I found myself re-visiting all of those riffs in the same goddamned town and in the same goddamned house where I recorded all the original guitars on that demo 33 years earlier. There was something about actually physically working out the mania of those riffs again at DAVE LOMBARDO’S request, in that environment — it just split my head open. It wasn’t long before the train of destiny had picked up too much speed for any of us to jump off.” – Trey Spruance

“When we recorded that demo, we were 16 and 17 years old and we were absolutely serious about the music. At the time, we were living the deluge of ’80s metal and absorbing every riff and every drum fill from every known band from Denmark to San Francisco. The recording and playing were amateurish (save for Trey’s video-game-solos) but the schooled composition and spirit were solid. I always felt like this music held its own and deserved to be presented in a clearer and more defined package even if it meant being 33 years later.” – Trevor Dunn

“I remember writing riffs for this cassette in my parent’s garage, with no heat, so I recorded in a sleeping bag for analog warmth, playing a one-stringed acoustic guitar that was piped into a ghetto blaster. Thank god I had Trevor and Trey to help decipher my rotten riffs into something intelligible!” – Mike Patton

“When Mike hit me up about this my brain thought he was asking me if I wanted to come to a show, him knowing I am a HUGE Bungle fan. When I realized he actually meant for me to play guitar with them it broke my brain, I was a giggly drooling mess. Somehow I pecked out Y E S on my keyboard and holy crap I’m playing in Mr. Bungle. Seriously, it’s an honor and a privilege to get to play with my favorite ‘Mr.’ band of all time.” – Scott Ian

“I don’t know what was in the water in Eureka California, but it certainly wasn’t clean. This is going to be a ridiculously, insane band to play with and I am honored to have been asked to join the wrath.” – Dave Lombardo

The idea that Dunn, Patton and Spruance will be joined by their early musical heroes is not lost on the musicians:

“They are a significant percentage of ‘The Big Four’, all of which had a major impact on us. Aside from their obvious skills and –for crying out loud, INVENTION of this genre– there’s nothing like being in a band with those whom which you have rapport. If we are going back to the source with this stuff we might as well go ALL THE WAY back.” – Trevor Dunn

“To have Scott and Dave with us on this suicide mission is more than an honor. THEY are a big part of the reason we wrote this stuff in the first place, and to realize it 30+ years later with these maestros is an absolute miracle… we can finally play this teenage nonsense correctly! A total catharsis for us. “ – Mike Patton

“At our very first show, at the Bayside Grange Hall, Nov. 30, 1985, we played Slayer’s ‘Chemical Warfare’ and a S.O.D. cover. I mean, are you kidding?? We WORSHIPPED those guys! And now they’re gonna PLAY in our band?” – Trey Spruance

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SHOPEE, SIMPLYSITI DAN CIMB ISLAMIC UMUM KERJASAMA

SHOPEE, SIMPLYSITI DAN CIMB ISLAMIC UMUM KERJASAMA

KUALA LUMPUR, 29 Julai 2019 – Suaranya yang lemak merdu, disertakan dengan sopan santun, budi bahasa dan sifatnya yang lemah lembut membuat semua generasi rakyat Malaysia meminati dan menyayangi Dato’ Sri Siti Nurhaliza Tarudin. Mula mencipta nama pada usia 16 tahun, anak kelahiran Temerloh ini telah menghasilkan lebih 20 album, menggubah lagu dan membuat persembahan bukan sahaja di dalam negara tetapi juga di persada antarabangsa, termasuk di Royal Albert Hall London yang berprestij, dalam masa hanya dua dekad.

Penyanyi yang telah memenangi berbilang anugerah ini menjadi inspirasi kepada ramai, bukan sahaja kerana beliau seorang penyanyi, penerbit muzik dan kini seorang ibu, tetapi juga kerana kewibawaannya sebagai seorang ahli perniagaan. Sembilan tahun dahulu, beliau mengasaskan rangkaian produk penjagaan kulit, kosmetik dan wangiannya sendiri, SimplySiti, untuk menawarkan pelbagai pilihan produk mekap, daripada produk pemutihan kepada krim rawatan kulit dan pemerah pipi hingga lipstik, yang disahkan Halal. Perniagaan yang diceburi ini telah mencatat pertumbuhan yang menakjubkan; hingga membolehkan pasaran diperluaskan ke Indonesia, Singapura dan juga Asia Barat.

 

Untuk mengekalkan popularitinya dalam kalangan pengguna teknologi digital, SimplySiti meluaskan tapak digitalnya dan melancarkan kedai rasmi SimplySiti di Shopee hampir tiga tahun dahulu. Siti Nurhaliza merupakan perintis Shopee Selebriti Skuad apabila platform e-dagang ini melancarkan portal dalam aplikasi khusus untuk pilihan produk selebriti. Menerusi platform ini, peminat juga berpeluang untuk menyertai sesi bertemu mesra dan acara yang dianjurkan oleh Shopee.

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Brand New Calm Room at Sunway Putra Mall

Brand New Calm Room at Sunway Putra Mall

A multi-sensory room for individuals with autism.  

Kuala Lumpur, August 8 – Sunway Putra Mall, Malaysia’s first autism-friendly mall has recently introduced the mall’s brand new and also its second Calm Room specially designed for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

The mall’s autism –friendly initiative, called ‘Autsome’ was introduced to address the needs of the autism community, especially parents with autistic children as this allows them to enjoy a stress-free day. Apart from promoting an inclusive and comfortable shopping experience, it is also a step to increase public’s understanding and acceptance on ASD.

The core objectives are to educate the society on Autism awareness, advocate acceptance of the Autism community and celebrate inclusiveness and togetherness among the community. This is also in line with Sunway’s commitment to the Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs), such as Reduces Inequalities and Sustainable cities and communities.

 

With over 1000 individuals registered as Autsome members, Sunway Putra Mall provides a brand new Calm Room at Level 3 with 660sq.ft in size to meet the needs and demands of individuals, especially one on the spectrum when he/she experiences a sensory overload or a meltdown in the mall.

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