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  1. Canto-pop conformists

    Posted Sep 12th 2003, 12:00am by Jean Nicol

    ... musical-creation and consumption patterns, which reveal much about how a culture identifies and expresses itself. Canto-pop, as an example of Hong Kong's creative output, screams social conformity, ... for art's sake'. (The CDs promise to boost development in unborn babies.) Many worried western parents would be thrilled if their adolescents preferred canto-pop to harder pop genres - the kind ...

  2. Canto-pop star's father begins trial

    Posted Nov 11th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Magdalen Chow The trial of local Canto-pop star Eason Chan Yick-shun's father, who is facing multiple corruption charges, began at the Court of First Instance yesterday. Chan Kau-tai, 57, chief building services engineer of the Housing Department, earlier pleaded not guilty to 15 counts of being a public servant accepting an advantage and one count of misconduct in public ...

  3. Jaded Canto-pop songwriter tunes in to social issues instead

    Posted Aug 21st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... As a Canto-pop songwriter, Paul Lin Che-yeung is an unlikely champion of political causes and social issues. Yet the lyricist, who has written for the likes of Sammi Cheng Sau-man and Gigi ... and song is the best way to store our collective memories.' Lin's role model is singer and songwriter Sam Hui, generally regarded as the father of Canto-pop, whose songs captured ...

  4. 'Fancy' stuff impresses Canto-pop star

    Posted Aug 18th 2003, 12:00am by Joyce Law

    ... CANTO-POP IDOL Patrick Tang Kin-weng may have been an art student at college, but he was interested in practical inventions. According to the singer-actor, who was a 'star of the event' at this year's 36th Joint School Science Exhibition (JSSE), one of his childhood fancies was to create an instrument that could pick up dog waste on the streets. 'When ...

  5. Local boy band fail to find their range

    Posted Sep 11th 2003, 12:00am by Lee Wing-Sze

    ... When Aunties members Five and Eight, dressed in elaborate tango costumes, wigs and high-heels, mocked Canto-pop duo Twins' dance technique, the audience burst into laughter. Although ... received a great reception - as always - from the audience. Aunties first danced their way on to the stage dressed in white T-shirts and shorts, singing a song by Canto-pop girl band Cookies. ...

  6. Prepare your ears for King Ly Chee

    Posted Dec 01st 2003, 12:00am by Lee Wing-Sze

    ... If Canto-pop is your staple diet, try a new flavour, writes Lee Wing-sze A top record company predicted their latest album would not sell more than 1,000 copies, but hardcore rockers King ... are being short-sighted and conservative. 'They just follow a formula to produce music. That's why every Canto-pop song sounds the same. Whenever there is a new idea they say 'Hong ...

  7. The assertive voice that changed an industry

    Posted Dec 31st 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... people and Hong Kong in general.' The 1980s saw Canto-pop concerts developing as a viable business at a time when television's stranglehold on the entertainment industry was loosening. ...

  8. Edison raps to a new beat

    Posted Dec 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... of direction for the movie and former Canto-pop star. Not only was Edison seen having a good time, the heartthrob was heard rapping live to the scratching of DJ Tommy. There were rumours going around that Edison has been working on a new hip-hop CD with MC Yan (left)- former frontman of LMF. If that's the case, then congratulations to Edison for sidestepping out of Canto-pop heaven and doing ...

  9. All out of love for the Fest? Not if you're a nostalgia fan

    Posted Oct 27th 2003, 12:00am by Winnie Chung

    ... nostalgia- especially the romantic kind. Most of that part turned up at the Tamar site last night, filling about 60 per cent of the seats. Canto-pop stars Eason Chan Yick-shun and Ronald Cheng ... Russell and Hitchcock have been around the Hong Kong block a few times, and they know which strings to pull. They went around the venue shaking hands, Canto-pop style, during Lost in Love. ...

  10. Chan's the medallion man

    Posted Aug 15th 2003, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... Ting-fung, and the ubiquitous Twins making the biggest stir. Throw into the mix some of Hong Kong's other most adored Canto-pop stars and you had a night to remember. ...




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