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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENTERTAINMENT

    Peking opera master Mei Baojiu returns to Sunbeam Theatre

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Show time as opera master returns to old favourite A leading Peking opera master who helped the campaign to save a historic theatre venue in Hong Kong will be stepping onto the stage there again this week. Mei Baojiu, 78, and his Peking Opera Troupe are staging six shows in the Sunbeam Theatre in North Point, the first being held last night. Mei, who now ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    Chinese opera theatre name sparks fears of ‘mainlandisation’

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 07:58pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit The use of a Putonghua term as part of the English name of the new Chinese opera theatre that will be part Hong Kong’s multi-billion dollar cultural hub has touched the nerves ... to a western audience. The theatre’s English title was first revealed when the government announced the results of a design competition for the opera house on December 10. A cultural critic ...

  3. News - China Insider - SOCIETY

    That'll teach you! Jilted man buys hundreds of cinema tickets to prove to ex how wealthy he's become

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 01:13pm by Chris Luo

    ... running his own company in Shanghai, he was finally able to afford to book all of the seats in four of the six IMAX theatres in Beijing for this Friday's showing of Transformers: Age ...

  4. Comment - Blogs

    Transformers: Age of Extinction is a terrible film, but hilarious to watch as a Hongkonger

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:09pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... costs"! When that part came on, nearly everyone in the theatre with me laughed out loud. Yet despite its sheer idiocy and obvious propaganda, there is something spellbinding about watching ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Government's non-committal plans for arts hub draws ire

    Posted May 31st 2014, 03:32am by Vivienne Chow

    ... arts hub, industry leaders say. Cultural sector insiders say having a large-scale theatre and concert hall is fundamental, and pushing back the decision on building such facilities until after ... facilities by 2017 and the phase-two venue, the Lyric Theatre, by 2019. The other phase-two facilities, the Centre for Contemporary Performance and the Medium Theatre, which sit atop the express rail ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    West Kowloon arts hub operational plan for venues revealed

    Posted May 28th 2014, 04:19am by Vivienne Chow

    ... with the arts community and we still have time to decide," Yu said. He said the Xiqu Centre, Freespace and Lyric Theatre would be among the performing arts venues ready for use. While the Xiqu Centre and Freespace would seek associate partners, Lyric Theatre would involve both associate and resident partners. Freespace, the first venue ready in 2016, would play the role as a cultural ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ARTS

    Tradition of grand bamboo theatres may disappear, architect warns

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... The skills of the craftsmen who assemble the structures must be preserved, an architect says The art of building a grand bamboo theatre will be forgotten unless action is taken to preserve the knowledge of the master craftsmen, an architect says. William Lim Ooi-lee, who conceptualised the design for this year's West Kowloon Bamboo Theatre at the hub, said bamboo architecture ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - MUSICAL

    Hit musical dances up a storm

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Finlay

    ... the shoes." Moving Dirty Dancing from city to city is an art in itself, Swerdlow says. "We have to get into the theatres very quickly, and it's a huge logistical operation. When we closed ... the London West End version. He saw the film when he was about 12, but when he got the job he deliberately did not watch it again because he wanted to be true to the theatre adaptation. However, when ...

  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - FILM REVIEW

    Robots and mahjong: Hong Kong's starring role

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:57am by EDMUND LEE

    ... the Decepticons. When a small-town mechanic (Mark Wahlberg) retrieves Autobot leader Optimus Prime from a disused theatre in Texas, the stage is set for another round of robot carnage. The action ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Heritage meets innovation for concert season

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 04:05am by Oliver Chou

    ... choreography and story-telling, to attract a young audience to the concert hall," said Yuri Ng, the group's co-director. Chung Ying Theatre Company will showcase a theatrical production ...




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