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  1. Exceptional violinists to light up music scene

    Posted Nov 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There isn't much that China's premier violinist Li Chuanyun hasn't achieved, having won countless awards, including first prize at the Fifth Wieniawski International Youth Violin Competition, which he won at the tender age of 11. The talent ...

  2. Thai director a hot property- except in Thailand

    Posted Apr 15th 2006, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Clarence Tsui Given the critical acclaim Pen-Ek Ratanaruang has secured over the past few years- the five films he has made were shown at either Berlin, Cannes or Venice- the Thai director should be the darling of his country's movie moguls. Not quit ...

  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Passion Pit's soul reflected

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by Barry Chung

    ... Barry C Chung Passion Pit's soul reflected (CD) Passion Pit's frontman, Michael Angelakos, has poured his heart, soul and struggles into the band's latest release, Gossamer. Overall, he's matured as an artist and writer. The opener, Take a Walk, is an exception- in the chorus anyway. It's unimaginative: repeated "take a walk", along with the odd ...

  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Blue Notes: 1619 Broadway- The Brill Building Project, by Kurt Elling

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... all of whom I love. The vast collection of songs coming out of the Brill Building seemed like a gold mine." The choices he made, with a couple of exceptions, aren't obvious ... male jazz singers are mostly expected to sound like Michael Bublé or Jamie Cullum, Elling is an exceptional talent. Although he clearly has debts to both Frank Sinatra and Mark Murphy, he ...

  5. Return of the hardcore rockers

    Posted Jul 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... riffs seamlessly blended into a hit song. Lost in the Echo follows the same winning formula except this time it's Shinoda's rap that makes up the bulk of the song ...

  6. This Book is About Travel

    Posted Jul 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Charmaine Chan This Book is About Travel by Andrew Hyde Amazon Digital Services (e-book) This is travel writing with a difference. It will dissuade you from visiting some places others clamour to reach, while showing you appealing sides to destinations deemed too dangerous for tourists. Except, of course, Andrew Hyde isn't so much a tourist as a traveller, although he ...

  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - GAME

    Game: 'Dishonored'

    Posted Oct 21st 2012, 12:00am by James Whittle

    ... while the left hand can be equipped with various supplementary weapons such as pistols, crossbows or grenades, or a host of magical powers. But what makes the gameplay truly exceptional ...

  8. An international gathering of stars

    Posted Oct 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... purpose is not just to judge exceptional young pianists from all over the world, but also to make, together with them, music,' says Andrew Freris, the Chopin Society's chairman. During ... Cristina Ortiz, Alvaro Pierri and Pascal Roge. 'It is an exceptional treat for Hong Kong music lovers to see so many of these great artists making music together,' Freris says. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENTERTAINMENT

    Beach Boys turn back clock at HKCEC

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... on the road. No longer. The combination of much advanced musical technology, and a band of highly competent back-up musicians, left the Beach Boys- with the exception of guitarist David Marks- ... share of the leads. Darlin', originally sung by Carl Wilson, went to keyboard player Darian Sahanaja. The "Boys" are now all in their late sixties or early seventies- except ...

  10. Folk with a big dose of soul

    Posted Apr 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the climax in the chorus. The song is a great example of the fact that Joy Williams and John Paul White are exceptional crooners and masters at playing instruments. I've Got This Friend is a bit ...




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