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  1. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Protest 'will not silence' premiere at City Hall

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 03:37am by Oliver Chou

    ... Oliver Chou oliver.chou@scmp.com Composer and conductor say powerful maiden symphonic musical will go ahead as planned Protest 'will not silence' premiere at City Hall ... The Passage Beyond at the City Hall Concert Hall. Composer Leon Ko Sai-tseung said he had seen music made in far worse conditions than those created by the Occupy Central blockade outside. "I ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1606948/protest-will-not-silence-premiere-city-hall
  2. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Show of defiance closes City Hall for first time since 1962

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 04:06am by Oliver Chou

    ... Oliver Chou oliver.chou@scmp.com Even the deadly 1967 riots couldn't bring the curtain down on popular performing arts venue Show of defiance closes City Hall for first time since 1962 Through disasters, epidemics and even the deadly 1967 riots, City Hall kept its doors open- until Sunday's police crackdown on Occupy Central. One local cultural professional said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1604093/show-defiance-closes-city-hall-first-time-1962
  3. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Taiwan culture chief calls for 'southern alliance'

    Posted Nov 29th 2012, 04:15pm by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau A strong cultural link between Taiwan and Pearl River Delta cities would bring strong advantages given the cultural advances in both regions, the island’s visiting culture minister said in Hong Kong on Thursday. “What I’m raising is a possibility of having a ‘southern alliance’,” Lung Ying-tai said on the second day of her six-day visit. “It’s not just between Taipei ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1093846/taiwan-culture-minister-calls-southern-alliance
  4. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Milk tea queen of the cha chaan teng dynasty

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 04:06am by Denise Tsang

    ... recently recognised as part of the city's cultural heritage- is wrong. The tea leaves must be brewed for exactly 15 minutes at exactly 95 degrees Celsius before being filtered through a bag resembling a stocking- hence the name. And woe betide anyone who puts the milk in the cup first. The technique is one of the 480 items on the city's first list of intangible cultural heritage, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1604053/milk-tea-queen-cha-chaan-teng-dynasty
  5. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    In Scenes of Guangdong concert, musical journey's first notes sounded in ancient history

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 03:02am by Vivienne Chow

    ... in Mandarin, is located in the east of Guangdong province, bordering Fujian. It has strong cultural ties with neighbouring cities including Shantou and Jieyang. The three cities are collectively known ... Theory and Practice that Chiu Chow music "is in a surprisingly healthy state". The music is still very much alive in small towns and villages, among amateur groups around the Shantou ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594582/scenes-guangdong-concert-musical-journeys-first-notes-sounded-ancient
  6. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    A trip down memory lane in Hong Kong's classic cars

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 04:03am by SARAH KARACS

    ... Watch: A look at Hong Kong's taxi in the 1960s: Austin A55 Cambridge The saloon, which he shipped over six years ago, will take centre stage next month at the city's first classic car ... once chairman of the city's Classic Car Club, is putting together a book on the history of motoring in the region. He wishes more could be done to remind residents of the "cultural ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1600974/trip-down-memory-lane-hong-kongs-classic-cars
  7. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Musical feast that's sure to be in tune with the times

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 04:21am by Oliver Chou

    ... Oliver Chou oliver.chou@scmp.com Three-day festival should be 'a nice escape' from city's tense political atmosphere, cellist says Musical feast that's sure to be in tune with the times When it comes to strained Hong Kong-mainland relations, music may not be able to "soothe the savage breast", as the 18th-century poet William Congreve put it, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1601186/musical-feast-thats-sure-be-tune-times
  8. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Japanese curator warns Hong Kong: don't turn into a 'cultural Galapagos'

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 06:32am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com An international profile gives the city its unique advantage in the art world, says curator from Japan who plans to work with local talent HK must look out for art: Curator Hong Kong must remain an international city and not cut itself off as a cultural version of the Galapagos Islands, a prominent Japanese curator has said, as he prepares ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1597560/japanese-curator-warns-hong-kong-dont-turn-cultural-galapagos
  9. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    The curds and the way: Why tofu pudding is part of our cultural heritage

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 02:12am by Jessie Lau

    ... back with tofu. While Liu An died in 122BC, it appeared the immortality of tofu was assured in June when it appeared on Hong Kong's inaugural list of living heritage which the city aims ... "thrashing" the soybean milk and the gypsum powder concoction together by hand makes the tofu dessert silkier. "Tofu dessert is a healthy and delicious food- it is organic, has beautifying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1587924/all-about-curds-and-way
  10. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Freedom helps Sundance shine

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:37am by Vivienne Chow

    ... the curtain rose at The Metroplex in Kowloon Bay on the first of eight films being shown in the city. "We might not be able to show the many different kinds of films that we would like to [on ... Groth said. Cooper and Groth see a key role for Hong Kong. They believe the city's freedom will allow them to introduce the festival to Chinese filmmakers and audiences. The festival, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1596278/freedom-helps-sundance-shine

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