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  1. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Jaap van Zweden's belief in mutual respect sets the tone for the HK Philharmonic

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 09:16am by ALIXIS ALRICH

    ... Alexis Alrich With a new contract extension, conductor Jaap van Zweden will have time to form a special relationship with the HK Phil, writes Alexis Alrich Raise the tone Jaap van Zweden, ... to go to bed'." The young Van Zweden didn't listen to his father's orders. By the time he did go to his room, his bed was gone. "[My father had] pulled it apart and sent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1461778/jaap-van-zwedens-belief-mutual-respect-sets-tone-hk
  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - MUSIC

    Overseas tours will help Hong Kong Philharmonic hit the high notes, says conductor Jaap van Zweden

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 04:32am by LO WEI

    ... reach its potential as one of the world's best orchestras. That's the view of its music director Jaap van Zweden, who received a boost yesterday when his appointment was extended by three years. The orchestra had greatly improved in the two years since van Zweden had joined, said the chairman of the orchestra's board of governors, Liu Yuen-sung, in announcing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1448011/overseas-tours-will-help-hong-kong-philharmonic-hit-high
  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - REVIEW

    Review: HK Phil with Lang Lang

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 10:25am by ALEXIS ALRICH

    ... rendition. Jaap van Zweden imbued every phrase with imagination, from misty autumnal landscapes to lickety-split gallops. The violas sounded like warm melting chocolate. Lang came onstage ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1482181/review-hk-phil-lang-lang
  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Fourth series of Game of Thrones dishes up surprises for audience and actors

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 10:25am by JAMES MOTTROM

    ... in almost 100 countries, the show is a genuine phenomenon. "You get comments from all over- from Malaysia to Peru," says Carice van Houten, who plays the spellbinding Melisandre. When ... the Dutch-born Van Houten. "It's never dull. It's always very dangerous and you never know what's around the next corner." This is an archetypal Martin trait. "When my ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1482182/fourth-series-hit-tv-series-dishes-surprises-audience-and
  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Filipino painter sells his art to raise money for typhoon victims

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 09:45am by Mischa Moselle

    ... welcomed me into their home. They were responsible for mobilising people to help me. They were all victims but they came to pack food by hand." Monsod rented a van despite the expensive petrol ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1476407/filipino-painter-sells-his-art-raise-money-typhoon-victims
  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Chinese University puts nation's history and culture on curriculum

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 10:12am by Linda Yeung

    ... When Annemarelle Van Schayik was growing up in the Netherlands, she became intrigued after her mother, who often went on business trips to China, told of her experiences. When she was 18, she ... perspectives in studying China culture, traditions, and so on," Van Schayik says. For scholars, the richness of China is endlessly fascinating Jan Kiely, Chinese University Undertaking a similar ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1464802/chinese-university-puts-nations-history-and-culture
  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Blue Notes: By Robin Lynam

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 12:40pm by Robin Lynam

    ... it into the range of a regular guitar. It is a good interpretation and the bass tone is interesting. Van Morrison's Moondance, sung by Michael McDonald, begins as a duet between East's bass ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1464703/blue-notes-robin-lynam
  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    How likely is Abba the reunion?

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 04:21pm by Charlie Carter

    ... for 2014. However, those odds were cut when Björn later said it would never happen- the band members were too old to take the stage together again. Helga van de Kar, organiser of the Official ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1459232/how-likely-abba-reunion
  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Abba and that momentous 1974 Eurovision Song Contest victory

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 04:21pm by Charlie Carter

    ... and the look of the whole group together," says Helga van de Kar, who runs the only official International Abba Fan Club. "I felt like I grew up with them." While the Abba sound would ... to displays of their satin stage outfits, and van de Kar's fan club, based in the Netherlands, draws members from all over the world to Abba weekends and festivals. "Back when the whole ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1459233/abba-and-momentous-1974-eurovision-song-contest-victory
  10. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Spring-summer 2014 fashion trends are all about confidence and power

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 09:55am by Divia Harilela

    ... in jet beading, while Dries Van Noten went for tassels and gold. Fringing was another hot trend, as spotted at Roberto Cavalli, Junya Watanabe and Miu Miu.   SPORTING SPIRIT The athletic trend ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/fashion-watches/article/1459390/spring-summer-2014-fashion-trends-are-all-about-confidence

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