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  1. Sad and lonely end for reluctant 'King of the Clarinet'

    Posted Jan 09th 2005, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... as 'morons'- this was a big issue, and for PR reasons the record companies played up the rivalry as much as they could. Once Goodman became known as the 'King of Swing' Shaw was swiftly dubbed the 'King of the Clarinet', and followers of the two were invited to compare and contrast. Although the two were hardly polar opposites, there was plenty of scope for discussion. ...

  2. Homecoming king

    Posted Dec 24th 2004, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... mentor. 'He's like my brother,' he says. 'He's a blues master. Hong Kong people call him the BB King of Japan. I didn't know enough about blues back then, ...

  3. 10,000 invited to bid king of song goodbye

    Posted Dec 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... After cremation, family announces a public farewell A public memorial service for Canto-pop songwriter and film star James Wong Jim will be held at the Hong Kong Stadium on Sunday. Yesterday's family funeral at Cape Collinson was attended by Wong ...

  4. Tears for the king of laughter and song

    Posted Nov 25th 2004, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Tributes pour in for James Wong after he loses his long battle with lung cancer The city is mourning the passing of one of the fathers of Canto-pop, master lyricist James Wong Jim, who died of lung cancer early yesterday morning. Thousands of sorrowful me ...

  5. Toy king makes fortune in real estate

    Posted Mar 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Toymaker flourishes where other real-estate players fail For many veteran Hong Kong property investors, the market crash in late 1997 was the start of a nightmare which saw their wealth vanish before their eyes. But for Francis Choi Chi-ming, it was the year he found fame and fortune in the real-estate sector. The 56-year-old 'king of toys'- whose company makes ...

  6. Sprint king gets a well-earned break

    Posted Apr 26th 2004, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken 'I have no plans. For now, I'm just going to put my feet up and bask in the glory of Silent Witness.' And with those few choice words yesterday, Silent Witness' owner Arthur Antonio 'Archie' da Silva swept aside a ...

  7. If I were king...

    Posted Dec 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... of a fascination with royalty. It is a concept that also intrigues me, which is why I have decided to proclaim myself the King of Wishful Thinking. I do not knowingly have any royal blood coursing through my veins. But my surname translates in German as chamberlain- a chief officer or attendant to a king- so somewhere along the twisted branches of my family tree, an ancestor at least rubbed ...

  8. Rise and rise of the 'king of strategies'

    Posted Jul 01st 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... and knows how to sell it tactfully,' he said last year. This approach seems to have served Mr Hui well in his 35-year career. Nicknamed 'king of strategies', the 57-year-old has risen ...

  9. Man who could be king plays his cards close to his chest

    Posted Jul 12th 2005, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles Vice-President Noli de Castro has a problem. Many Filipinos want his boss, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, to resign. But the former news anchor seems reluctant to step into the hot seat. As calls mounted for Mrs Arroyo to step down, Mr de Castro s ...

  10. Anna and the kings

    Posted Apr 19th 2005, 12:00am by Anna Chen, Steven Knipp

    ... A diplomatic trail-blazer and long-time associate of US presidents and Chinese leaders, Anna Chennault's life is the stuff of legend, writes Steven Knipp If your life were a book, would anyone want to read it? In the case of Anna Chennault, one tome ...




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