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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

    Macau International Music Festival even more diverse

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... There's also the chamber charms of The English Concert with soprano Carolyn Sampson (October 12); and the acclaimed African-American quintet Imani Winds from New York City whose eclectic concert ... the best opera productions to Macau," Mok says. "This year, we have the Puccini Festival Foundation doing the show from that festival." Other operatic components coming to Macau ...

  3. 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, ... with an education programme that reaches 300,000 students each year. With that sort of experience on tap, Fessler is confident an equally healthy foundation for the future of chamber music will soon ...

  4. Central bank blueprint maps out regional growth

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am by DISCOVERY REPORTS

    ... Malaysian economy, while also having an increasingly important role in meeting the growing financial needs of emerging Asia. Under the blueprint, the foundations of financial stability will also ... to be reinforced. BNM assures commitment to strengthen the foundations and support the infrastructure for further growth of the Islamic finance in the country, while promoting the diversity of Islamic ...

  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Worldwide protests back jailed Russian punk band Pussy Riot

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... night in the northern English city of Leeds and people are gathering outside the gay bar Queens Court for a march in support of Russian punk collective Pussy Riot. Maria Alyokhina, Yekaterina ... open," she says. "A lot of people think Pussy Riot is a women's issue. [But] Pussy Riot is the little girl who goes to school and gets told she's a worthless dyke because ...

  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Director Wes Anderson revisits the concept of family in latest offering 'Moonrise Kingdom'

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am by James Mottram

    ... I was happier as a child. I feel happier making movies than I ever did going to school." If Anderson's films are thematic explorations of family, his productions are practical attempts ... Everybody took a shower and then Bill [Murray] would put on his Chicago Cubs bathrobe and Wes would wear his little English ascot and come down and have dinner. It was great." Anderson cites ...

  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Hong Kong is in for a treat with theatrical ice dance version of The Nutcracker

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Sue Green

    ... in the company and during this year's Australian tour- which took place during the Russian school holidays- their children joined them, adding to the family atmosphere backstage. It's also ... up in 2004, Mercer admits that in Russia, "they just thought I was a crazy English person, everybody thought it would only last for six months". But between 2006 and 2008 ...

  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Children use roleplay to learn about different jobs

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by Vanessa Yung

    ... for school essays: My Dream Job. More often than not, youngsters' compositions are based on what they might glean from books or television and movies. Now they may be able offer more concrete ... At the Fluffy Love Learning Club, an English-language training centre, founder Rosana Ng Mei-fung also incorporates role play, which she views as a form of experiential learning. Besides its regular ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books

    Penguin top brass discuss their operations on mainland

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

    ... with [state-owned investment company] Citic. Other Chinese-language titles are to follow. Some of the content we are acquiring here is just for publication in China, but a lot is for publication in English around the world. Paul French's Midnight in Peking was originally published by Penguin China in English for the Asia region. It became a local best-seller and we are now publishing ...

  10. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Restaurant review: No5 Tai Hang

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... disinfectant. Pros: on busy nights, diners at this small restaurant might feel squashed, but there is a retro appeal to the rustic interior, which recalls English-Italian taverns from the 1970s. ...




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