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  1. Magazines - 48hrs - CULTURE

    UK pop duo Pet Shop Boys bring their lavish stage show to Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 11:49pm by Richard Lord

    ... with fascinating lyrics; a totally polished dance-pop act with a rebellious punk sensibility; an irresistibly danceable high-NRG disco band famous for standing entirely motionless on stage; and 1980s ... a characteristic change of direction after 2012's restrained Elysium, was produced by dance-pop maestro Stuart Price, aka Jacques Lu Cont, Les Rhythmes Digitales and Thin White Duke. The band's ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Bureaucracy may be wing chun kung fu master's biggest foe

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 03:42am by BRIAN YAP

    ... months before Lee in 1972. Yip Man's popularity and that of wing chun have enjoyed resurgence since the release of a series of biographical films beginning with 2008's Yip Man, starring ...

  3. News - World - CULTURE

    Peking Opera troupe honours icon of the form with US tour

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 10:01pm by Reuters

    ... that tells a story through song and dance. It represents and exemplifies Chinese Opera," Mei Baojiu said in an interview. The tour, he said would "strengthen the China-US relationship". Peking Opera, which combines unique storytelling, acrobatics, acting and martial arts with Chinese singing and dance, began developing at the end of the 18th century. It was recognised ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    New Kowloon park design a long way from Central Park

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:59am by Olga Wong

    ... is reduced to a series of lawns under a cost-cutting design unveiled yesterday. Money devoted to the park has been halved to HK$1 billion and green coverage of the site reduced from the originally ... to the budget. "We have to move forward. We need a new mentality to manage the park, where free dancing and singing should be allowed," she said. But a veteran architect involved in one ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    West Kowloon park bosses urged to scrap list of 'restrictive' by-laws

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 04:54am by Vivienne Chow

    ... lawmakers' approval. But Ada Wong Ying-kay, founder and chief executive of one of the concern groups, the Hong Kong Institute of Contemporary Culture, said freeing the park from rules would foster ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Hong Kong arts festival seeks more funding for future growth

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 05:49am by Vivienne Chow

    ... from corporations dwindled, Ho said. Chinglish, a play by David Henry Hwang, and MOMIX Dance Theatre's Botanica were well received when they opened in New York in 2011 and were then staged ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Warning- handle heritage with care: Government warned treasures could be lost

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 02:46am by Vivienne Chow

    ... heritage could be done in creative ways that fit old traditions into contemporary lifestyles. "We'd be delighted to promote ICH from a design perspective," Hui told the South China ... fu, and the Cantonese language itself. As well as the bun festival, China's national list includes Tai O's dragon boat water parade, the Tai Hang fire dragon dance and the Hungry ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Cosplay galore: Hong Kong's Ani-Com fans tell why they dress up as their favourite anime characters

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 10:03am by BRIAN YAP, Jeremy Blum

    ... and has run for the last 16 years, costumes based on the Japanese novel and anime series Sword Art Online were especially popular this year. Watch: Ani-Com Hong Kong 2014 brings comic animations ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Ani-Com & Games convention to draw massive, costumed crowd

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:59am by BRIAN YAP

    ... the annual event, expanded the exhibition area by more than 6 per cent from the area it occupied last year by incorporating an additional section of the exhibition centre. The fair is one of a series ... of a series of Doujinshi events, a Japanese term for self-published works of amateur writers, where comic strips by freelance Japanese manga artists will be on display accompanied by cosplay and stage ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Convention is worth the wait for anime fans

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 04:09am by BRIAN YAP

    ... series, but not a single self-produced avatar in recent years," Lam said. "By doing so, I hope I can set a precedent and strive for local recognition for such work." The exhibition ...




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