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  1. Lifestyle

    Hong Kong can boast of gigs by music world's legends

    Posted Jan 05th 2014, 04:14pm by Richard Lord

    ... Hong Kong Stadium, and heavy-duty punk band Fugazi appeared at, of all places, South Island School. But probably the most unusual band ever to play a Cantonese opera venue were indie-jangle ...

  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Chinese girl studies at the Bolshoi Ballet

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am by Vanessa Yung

    ... the 18-year-old, who is back in Hong Kong for the summer. Josephine started lessons at the Jean M. Wong School of Ballet and worked her way up to the class for elite students. As a young child, she performed at hotels over Christmas and in New Year parades. She often practised seven days a week, even though she still had to study for her school subjects. Josephine says she always had high ...

  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    One Laptop per Child comes to Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 16th 2012, 12:00am by Alan Wong

    ... classes for schools around the world." "We were interested in the One Laptop per Child project and quickly realised that education was the area in which we could have the greatest ... the machine." They launched pilot programmes in the United States, in low-income schools in the Boston area, and in a school for the deaf in Nicaragua, working with teachers to develop educational ...

  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Lead Pretender Chrissie Hynde is the real deal

    Posted Sep 16th 2012, 12:00am by MATT

    ... but the idea of going to theatre school or drama school horrified me. I only did this because I like rock'n'roll music. I thought at one time I would be a painter, but I got waylaid ... children, then I took eight years off while they were in school and from then I have been on the road, basically, which is doing what I know how to do." It now seems remarkable in this age ...

  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Composing his own music comes naturally to James Cuddeford

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by OLIVER

    ... Both works have stories behind them: the first from the distant past, the second from the more recent past. "I played the Berg concerto when I was a student at the [Yehudi] Menuhin School ... to study at Menuhin's school. At 15, Cuddeford became the youngest finalist in the BBC Young Composer of the Year awards. A year later, his first professional commissioned piece for violin ...

  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Rambert Dance Company to make its Hong Kong debut

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by Kevin Kwong

    ... and music to stay inspired. At art school I remember being reprimanded for not feeling inspired or having a block," he says. "Every day is work day, it is my job as a choreographer ...

  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Andrea Fessler gave up a legal career to bring chamber music to Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 16th 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Kiddy

    ... There's little time for soul-searching, however, with the next major development of setting up a schools programme already sitting on her desk. In order to get this off to an assured start, ... be underpinning Hong Kong's schools. Does she rue abandoning her career in law to develop PPHK? "No," she shoots back. "I just have a new career. I have absolutely no regrets about ...

  8. News - World

    Stay-at-home mum Janna Ryan is no stranger to Washington power circles

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... School at night, earning her degree in 1998. She married Paul Ryan in 2000 and moved to his hometown of Janesville, Wisconsin. "They got married eyes wide open, knowing that they wanted ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Hi-tech entrepreneur uses daughter as inspiration

    Posted Sep 16th 2012, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... planes flew. I understood how an engine worked before I started elementary school. My mum worked at a factory making transistors. We didn't have hot water at home in those days and went ... I was good at maths, language, literature and writing at senior high. School officials tried to persuade me to take up humanities at university as they thought that it was hard for girls to excel ...

  10. Lifestyle - Health

    Exercise can stave off ageing

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... observed even in those who began exercising between ages 70 and 85. Another study, the Dallas Bed Rest and Training research by University of Texas Southwestern Medical School researchers, has ...




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