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  1. Dialectical materialism: Canto-pop as counterculture?

    Posted Nov 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Marcuse. His PhD thesis on the 'rise and decline of Canto-pop', approved last year by the University of Hong Kong, was in part an elaboration of this so-called Frankfurt School ... to the consumer's loss of autonomy and false sense of consciousness and identity. But Wong argued this Marxist model was not entirely applicable to Canto-pop in Hong Kong because it was also a subculture ...

  2. Canto-pop star digs deep

    Posted Dec 31st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Canto-pop king Alan Tam Wing-lun will donate $800,000 to the tsunami victims from ticket sales of his New Year's Eve gig in Malaysia, Alan Tam & Hacken Lee 2005 Countdown Concert. And he has been racking his brains on how to help even more. Tam has proposed a three-day karaoke marathon at the Hong Kong Stadium to raise more funds. Since Hongkongers love ...

  3. It's off to Stanley Prison for Canto-pop star Andy Lau

    Posted Oct 31st 2004, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Raymond Ma Canto-pop king Andy Lau Tak-wah will turn jailhouse rocker today when he gets on stage with prisoners at Hong Kong's highest-security prison. Heartthrob Lau, 43, will sing in a jam session with two bands formed by inmates at Stanley Prison in a ceremony where he will be appointed a rehabilitation ambassador for the Correctional Services Department. Department ...

  4. Wong had the blues for Canto-pop's future

    Posted Nov 27th 2004, 12:00am by Alex Lo, Klaudia Lee

    ... Alex Lo and Klaudia Lee Revered Canto-pop lyricist James Wong Jim went to his death fearing his beloved music was in terminal decline. In a 250-page doctoral thesis, which he insisted on completing despite failing health, Wong wrote: 'Hong Kong Canto-pop has lost its unique characteristics and its future looks bleak.' A lack of new creative talent in Hong Kong and new-found ...

  5. Canto-pop singer arrested for alleged intimidation

    Posted Dec 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Canto-pop singer Roy Chow Wing-hang has been arrested for alleged involvement in criminal intimidation, police disclosed yesterday. Sources said the 20-year-old, who was sentenced to 18 months' probation in July on drug charges, was arrested with Cheung Yan-yung- the father of actress Cecilia Cheung Pak-chi- and two other men last Wednesday and Thursday ...

  6. Refreshing Canto-pop

    Posted Sep 26th 2004, 12:00am by lau kit wai

    ... is to Toddle in the Zoo. The singing and music arrangements may sound slightly amateurish, but the music has a refreshing quality and a personal touch so badly wanting in most Canto-pop songs. Most ...

  7. Canto-pop looks to the Net for survival

    Posted Nov 24th 2004, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow The latest Canto-pop hits will be available for legal downloading from the internet next year, if the local music industry has its way. The industry hopes to launch Hong Kong's first legal download site within six months, charging fans up to $8 a song. 'There are too many illegal downloading websites and we hope to have a legal one operating as soon ...

  8. Ill-timed photo leaves Canto-pop star facing $36,000 fine

    Posted Sep 26th 2004, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... Jacky Hsu in Taipei Hong Kong Canto-pop star Jacky Cheung Hok-yau was surprised to learn he could be fined up to NT$150,000 (HK$36,600) for having his picture taken in an empty street during an air-raid drill in Taipei, instead of seeking shelter. The artist, who was in Taipei for an MTV programme, was taken aback when a busy street suddenly came to a standstill at 2pm last ...

  9. Time's up for Canto-pop star Hui who won't leave the stage

    Posted Jul 05th 2004, 12:00am by Felix Lo

    ... Felix Lo Canto-pop's godfather Sam Hui Koon-kit yesterday promised the last two shows of his hugely popular concert series at Hong Kong Coliseum would finish on time after complaints about repeated overruns. His vow followed a meeting yesterday with the Leisure and Cultural Services Department which manages the venue and had complained about his failure to observe the time ...

  10. Canto-pop star jams with jailhouse rockers

    Posted Nov 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Scarlett Chiang Canto-pop star Andy Lau Tak-wah yesterday revealed how he took action to support rehabilitated offenders as he jammed with inmates at Stanley Prison. 'I employ 140 staff for my concerts. Four of them are particularly obedient. They are released prisoners,' Lau said. The artist was appointed 'rehabilitation ambassador' of the Correctional ...




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