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  1. News - China - CULTURE

    Late Italian conductor's link to the Cultural Revolution

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 04:40am by Oliver Chou

    ... Oliver Chou oliver.chou@scmp.com Claudio Abbado, who died this week, put on a landmark performance in Beijing in 1973 Late Italian conductor's link to the revolution Of all the accolades showered on the late Italian conductor Claudio Abbado, the obituaries skipped over an important story in the history of classical music. Few recalled that Abbado, who died on Monday at age ...

  2. News - World - ITALY

    Singing nun’s ‘Sister Act’ wins Italian television talent show

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 11:07am

    ... on Italian singing talent show “I will go back to my priorities – prayer, waking up early in the morning, school service.. That’s fundamental for me to be able to begin something new later on,” ... in the Vatican corridors of power, with top culture official Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi tweeting a quote from a Roman thinker: “If we commit injustice, God will leave us without music.” Sister Cristina ...

  3. Business - Economy - OPINION

    Gambling the trump card for livening up culture

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 02:37am by Richard Wong

    ... Richard Wong Gaming sustained opera in the 18th century and may play a vital role as it returns to centre stage Gambling the trump card for livening up culture George Orwell argued ... of opera into a non-profit enterprise changed the art form. Opera's legitimacy as an artistic genre grew rapidly and it became part of the national high culture. But its format was replaced ...

  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - BLUE NOTES ROBIN LYNAM

    Blue notes: Italian jazz musicians

    Posted May 18th 2014, 03:45pm by Robin Lynam

    ... Robin Lynam Jazz World Live Series promoter Clarence Chang's deep love of contemporary Italian jazz has inspired him to bring many of its leading lights to Hong Kong to perform. Past ... Centre. "With Enrico Pieranunzi as his early inspiration, Giovanni represents a new generation of lyrical Italian jazz," says Chang. "His solo piano CD Avanti! is regarded as one ...

  5. News - World - ART

    Italians angry over advert image of Michelangelo’s David holding rifle

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 09:48pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Florence Italian anger over gun-toting David In 1527 his arm was smashed by rioters. In 1991 a man attacked his toe with a hammer. Now, however, Michelangelo's David has suffered arguably his greatest indignity to date. To the horror of many in the Italian cultural establishment, the world-famous marble statue has been pictured in an advertisement cradling ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Act two for Hong Kong's nascent theatre culture

    Posted May 14th 2014, 10:18pm by NICOLE GARBELLINI

    ... well-established theatre cultures. Theatre is hugely varied: from musical extravaganzas to repertory performances, modern comedies to classical tragedies. It has the diversity to appeal to a wider range of audiences than perhaps any other form of cultural entertainment. But things are getting better. Hong Kong does get a few productions from, mostly, London each year for short runs; a Broadway show ...

  7. A cultural community divided against itself

    Posted Jan 18th 2009, 12:00am by Georgina Lee

    ... split within Hong Kong's Italian cultural community, two schools bearing his name are currently operating and claiming to be the legitimate version. Italy has no government cultural ... For more than 100 years it has played a role in promoting Italian language and culture in many countries through schools and cultural events, often operating as the sole Italian cultural ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - MARTIAL ARTS

    Changing from the inside: An Italian's quest to understand Wing Chun

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 07:04pm by Jeremy Blum, Jeff Chen, Vicky Feng

    ... practitioners. Today, Bancio studies with Grandmaster Ip Ching, the son of Ip Man, and the 37-year-old Italian credits his 30 year Wing Chun odyssey as a major confidence booster that has changed his ... and graduated from various Italian Wing Chun schools, his passion led him to seek out advanced tutelage under Ron Heimberger, a senior master who dedicated his life to promoting Wing Chun as a director ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ART

    Culture meets couture: Caravaggio masterpiece previews... at Hong Kong mall

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 06:06pm by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com In true Hong Kong style, preview of Italian masterpiece is held at glitzy shopping mall Culture meets couture: Caravaggio at the mall The Italian ... juxtaposing cultures and giving a local context to the Italian artwork. Supper at Emmaus, painted in 1606, will be on view in a free exhibition called "Light and Shadows- Caravaggio, the Italian ...

  10. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches - FASHION

    Italian prison inmates learn about the fashion trade

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse The future is in the bag for Italian prison inmates Women's prison workshops across Italy are joining up under a new commercial fashion brand they hope will help encourage more detainees to learn the trade and give them hope for a future on the outside. The Sigillo (Seal) brand unveiled by the justice ministry this year will be available in the shops within ...




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