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  1. Loud and proud, Ho breaks sound barrier at Causeway Bay opening

    Posted Sep 20th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Kimberly Chou

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak, Kimberly Chou and Phoebe Cheng. Josie Ho Chiu-yee was overjoyed to be able to finish her raucous dinner-time music performance on a Causeway Bay balcony on Tuesday. The occasion was for sportswear Quiksi ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education - FAMILY

    Valuable lessons for hearing-impaired students

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

    ... not be a barrier to achieving one’s goals. Preferring to be known as a musician who happens to be deaf, rather than a deaf musician, Glennie was the first classical solo percussionist to perform a concerto ...

  3. That beats everything

    Posted Jul 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and typical cultural barriers such as language become irrelevant. 'Rhythm is an unusual language,' she says. 'That's what helps it succeed, and therefore it's a great tool ... entertainment, drumming can bring a host of benefits. Beating a drum is a great upper body exercise as well as a potent stress reliever. The rhythms can inspire calmness, and sitting together in a circle ...

  4. Biography of a musical great

    Posted Oct 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 1945 Eric Patrick Clapton was born on March 30, 1945, in his grandparents' home in Surrey, England. He was the son of 16-year-old Patricia Molly Clapton and Edward Walter Fryer, a 24-year-old Canadian soldier stationed in England during the second wo ...

  5. Toasting the success of a great decade

    Posted Sep 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... For the next month, Hong Kong's acclaimed Aqua Restaurant Group will be marking its 10th birthday with a celebration of '10 years, 10 chefs, 10 dishes'. The 'around-the-world' menu will feature chefs from 10 of the group's ce ...

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    Their own worst critics

    Posted May 05th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... Congreave says. "But we're becoming less so." In trying to locate a more primal, honest sound, the band went to great lengths, recording in a cramped studio they hadn't used ...

  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - TASTEMAKER

    Dream work: the Buddha Machine

    Posted May 05th 2013, 12:00am by Doretta Lau

    ... rock'n'roll. A lot of music is loop-based. These machines … play a sutra in a loop. We thought, what a great idea if we took our music, which is already a lot of loops, and put it in a box made ...

  8. Great Highland Bagpipe is well travelled

    Posted Apr 25th 2010, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... was in Scotland around AD1400. The earliest references to Scottish bagpipes are in a military context. The Great Highland Bagpipe became established in the British military and is prominent today, ... spearheaded by military forces, the Great Highland Bagpipe was diffused and has become well-known worldwide. This surge in popularity was boosted by large numbers of pipers trained for military ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

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

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

    ... 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 ... with the education system? He decided he would study education and find out what made a great teacher, determining that the best place for that would be the Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd). His ...

  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Reviews: Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by Sam Olluver

    ... Sam Olluver Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble Concert Hall, HK Cultural Centre Reviewed: Mar 1 The appearance of Marc Minkowski's 40-member ensemble on Friday as part of the Hong Kong Arts Festival seemed a great way to start the weekend. The players' skill was assured; the packaging carried the question marks. It was a two-item programme, the second half filled ...




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