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  1. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    An author's advice: Live true to yourself, says Nobel winner Gao Xingjian

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 03:44am by Oliver Chou

    ... has advised. "In today's globalised world, financial capital operates without boundary. Then why shouldn't we? Aren't we human beings smarter than capital?" asked Gao ... should we be confined by these labels if financial capital has none in the globalised world," asked the Paris-based writer. "I think we should, first of all, live the life of a true ...

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    Vice-chairman post created in reshuffle of arts hub authority

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 03:55am by Olga Wong

    ... development committee. The reshuffle also sees six members joining the board and seven leaving. The new members are veteran designer Kan Tai-keung, Hong Kong Arts Centre honorary president Cissy Pao ... Zeman, Hong Kong Design Centre chairman Victor Lo and planner Andrew Lam Siu-lo have been invited to stay on despite completing six years' service. Zeman said his staying would maintain ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Russian ready to take up the baton

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 04:05am by Oliver Chou

    ... and the "dreadful Ukrainian situation", he said most of the action was "on the island side and doesn't affect the rehearsal and concert" at the Cultural Centre Concert Hall in Tsim Sha ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra pays tribute to legendary maestro

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 06:04am by Oliver Chou

    ... Oliver Chou oliver.chou@scmp.com Legendary composer honoured in great form Maestro Peng Xiuwen- A Tribute Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra Cultural Centre Concert Hall No orchestra or conductor is more qualified in showcasing the genius of the father of modern Chinese orchestral music than the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra and its artistic director. The late Peng Xiuwen, a legend ...

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    We're trapped in the eighties, says rock queen Angel Leung

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 04:02am by SARAH KARACS

    ... The singer echoed Leung's assertion that Hong Kong's music scene is commercial and pop-dominated. "Society as a whole doesn't foster music that is left of centre but I'm ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    A trip down memory lane in Hong Kong's classic cars

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 04:03am by SARAH KARACS

    ... Watch: A look at Hong Kong's taxi in the 1960s: Austin A55 Cambridge The saloon, which he shipped over six years ago, will take centre stage next month at the city's first classic car ...

  7. News - World - CULTURE

    Financial woes mean New York City Opera will almost certainly close

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... Mefistofele. Another shows the set of Pelleas et Melisande. Now Rudel is closely following the company's impending financial collapse. "I think it's a real operatic tragedy," said Rudel, who led City Opera for 22 eventful years, conducting treasured performances with Beverly Sills and, on the company's first night at its new home in Lincoln Centre in 1966, a young ...

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    Japanese curator warns Hong Kong: don't turn into a 'cultural Galapagos'

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 06:32am by Vivienne Chow

    ... and inward-looking, the city will be just another part of China. "Historical reasons, taxation, infrastructure … and the use of English … made Hong Kong an international city and the centre of a network ... School. Nanjo will put together training programmes for artists and curators at the school, which is the educational division of the Hong Kong Arts Centre. Programmes will involve intensive ...

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    In Scenes of Guangdong concert, musical journey's first notes sounded in ancient history

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 03:02am by Vivienne Chow

    ... in Chiu Chow isn't just one of the pieces to be performed at a concert at the Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre theatre tomorrow; it underscores the fact that "Scenes of Guangdong" ... political suppression during the Ming dynasty. But some of that lost culture is preserved in Chiu Chow, far from the political centre to the north. Some scholars argued that although Chiu Chow music ...

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

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

    ... there is no help for the classes he teaches at Sha Tin Town Hall every Saturday. Not only is there no financial support, but he must also pay the government HK$650 per hour- in advance, with six ...




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