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  1. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Hong Kong opera trying to find its voice to keep up with other cities

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Opera Hong Kong production commemorating the centenary of the 1911 Revolution commissioned by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, which cost more than HK$10 million to produce. Mok ... development." The Leisure and Cultural Services Department has been a key player in keeping opera developing. It has presented or sponsored 106 performances of 26 productions in the last 10 years. ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    Yan Huichang: conductor hitting all the right notes

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 12:00am by Oliver Chou

    ... to train in leading Chinese orchestras under an exclusive programme after the Cultural Revolution. His speciality saw him join Beijing's National Chinese Orchestra aged 29. Four years later, ... to receive the Innovation Prize- awarded every three years from the national Ministry of Culture- for its breakthrough in reforming the 1,000-year old huqin- the Chinese fiddle. It was a project Yan ...

  3. Sweet sounds point to the fire within

    Posted Feb 25th 2005, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... groups such as women and indigenous populations in Mexico has her singing songs like La Cucaracha, a folk ditty written during the Mexican revolution for independence. The sentiments run parallel ...

  4. News - World - MALI

    Mali's famous culture under threat as Islamists ban music

    Posted Oct 26th 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian World-famous musical culture under threat as al-Qaeda-linked insurgents ban music and impose the strictest interpretation of sharia law Malian musicians choke on the strains ... religious war has been declared on music. When a rabble of different Islamist groups took control of the region in April, there were fears that its rich culture would suffer. But no one imagined ...

  5. There's a Riot Going On

    Posted Nov 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... of revolution than its substance. Rich rock stars were already part of the establishment, and wanted to keep their exclusive way of life, says Doggett. Jagger used the trappings of revolution to enhance ... uprisings, the Black Panthers, the Chicago riots and the Vietnam war. While one half of the counter-culture was dropping out of society on LSD, the other half was plotting the downfall of the state. ...

  6. Lifestyle - ENTERTAINMENT

    Pianist Liu Meng-chieh aims to inspire Hong Kong's youth

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... Charitable Foundation, to raise funds for youth charity KELY Support Group tonight. Themed The Power of Youth - A Celebration of Classical Music , the concert is at the Cultural Centre, starting ...

  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Vinyl records back in the groove

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 12:00am by Charley Lanyon

    ... White, a founding member of The White Stripes. Those who assume vinyl records were killed off by the CD revolution and went out of fashion in the '80s couldn't be more wrong. In fact, ... in the hippy enclaves of New York, London and Tokyo. The truth is our city, too often derided as a cultural wasteland, is home to many record stores catering to every taste and budget - it's just ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENTERTAINMENT

    Harlem Gospel Choir to perform in Hong Kong this week

    Posted Dec 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Gospel choir founded in memory of Martin Luther King rides genre's local revival Sounds of Harlem headed our way Hong Kong is a long way from the churches of Harlem, but a popular gospel choir from the African-American neig ...

  9. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Playing for little brother

    Posted Oct 21st 2012, 12:00am by Oliver Chou

    ... There are very few copies of the original eight vinyl-record set in existence, thanks to the Sino-Soviet rift in the 60s followed by the decade-long Cultural Revolution, periods during which the records ... the Cultural Revolution. When Isaac Stern played with us in 1979, we were still healing from the wound of the decade-long ordeal. So the Oistrakh recording will certainly bring back a lot ...

  10. Lifestyle - REVIEWS

    San Francisco Symphony delivers Mahler from the top drawer

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Sam Olluver

    ... Sam Olluver San Francisco orchestra's Fifth Symphony was expertly judged and superbly delivered Mahler rendition delivered from the top drawer San Francisco Symphony Concert Hall, HK Cultural Centre November 8 and 9 The two programmes, performed as part of the San Francisco Symphony's six-city Asian tour, were conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas, the orchestra's music ...




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