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  1. West Island School rocks

    Posted Mar 12th 2006, 12:00am by Lauren Crothers

    ... at The Edge nightclub in Central, where Voodoo Child plays once a month. The band, which is comprised of English Schools Foundation (ESF) students, recently won a band competition. As part ... School can be a great place to let your hair down and rock, as students from West Island School proved on Friday. Its School of Rock fair featured a showcase of talented young musicians ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    Vice-principal puts music at core of learning in primary school

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 12:00am by Kate Whitehead

    ... a costume designer, but those hopes were dashed when he moved from his Chinese-language primary school in Wan Chai to the elite Queen's College in Causeway Bay, where English was the medium of learning. His grasp of English was poor, and all his grades plummeted. Used to being top of his class at his previous school, he floundered near the bottom at the new one. "I was under great ...

  3. Happenings

    Posted Apr 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and the overall comments by our guests were positive. Evans Lam The Chinese Foundation Secondary School St Mary's Canossian College made a pilgrimage to ancient Greece from April 11 to 16 through ... competition among CMI (Chinese medium of instruction) schools on April 9 at Pui Ching Education Centre (pictured below). This competition was aimed at arousing students' interest in learning ...

  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    English folk rockers Mumford & Sons thrive on touring

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by Jon Pareles

    ... Jon Pareles English folk rockers Mumford & Sonsare that rarity- a band who thriveon touring, writesJon Pareles Voyageof the vagabonds With the downtown Manhattan skyline as a backdrop, a big rock concert stage has been constructed for the first time at Pier A Park in New York City, a grass-covered former pier on the Hudson. Loud bursts of static compete with planes flying ...

  5. The Age of the Understatement (DVD) The Last Shadow Puppets

    Posted Jul 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... YP cadet Jeannie Nam What do you get if you mix Alex Turner, of the Arctic Monkeys, Miles Kane, former frontman of The Rascals, and a 22-piece orchestra? The result is a surprisingly good 12-track album, The Age of the Understatement. For Turner and Kane, who work together as The Last Shadow Puppets, have created an 'old-school' album with a modern finish. The first track ...

  6. The Pigeon Detectives

    Posted Jun 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jessica Lam The Pigeon Detectives Wait For Me (Dance to the Radio) The Pigeon Detectives have written the perfect soundtrack to a late- teens' Friday night bender. Comprising five young former school mates from Leeds, England, the band deal in indie pop rock with a seemingly insatiable appetite for cheap liquor and the opposite sex. And they come across as confident, ...

  7. ALBUM (1986)

    Posted Feb 20th 2011, 12:00am by Richard Lord

    ... the foundations for this change, as collaborator Tim Friese-Greene became a member of the band and then co-songwriter and producer. The music on the album straddles the two Talk Talks, and never more so ...

  8. McCartney's first guitar up for grabs

    Posted Jul 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Legends auction at Abbey Road Studios in London later this month, BBCi reported. McCartney (right) learned his first chords on the instrument, which was owned by his best school friend ... which says: 'The above guitar belonging to my old school pal Ian James was the first guitar I ever held. It was also the guitar on which I learned my first chords in his house at 43 Elswich ...

  9. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    First lady Peng Liyuan drums up more fans with winning way in Trinidad

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Trinidad and Tobago's Prime Minister, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, described Peng as "beautiful and warm". She said Peng spoke with her in English. Peng's visit was well received ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education - FAMILY

    Valuable lessons for hearing-impaired students

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Anna, 12, a hearing-impaired student at Chun Tok School, was just as moved by the concert. “It was awesome. I wish it had lasted longer. I loved it.” Glennie was performing for the second time in Hong Kong last week and on both occasions students from the Hong Kong Society for the Deaf, Chun Tok School (formerly the Hong Kong School for the Deaf) and other organisations were invited. ...




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