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  1. 'Man of steel' aims for quick return

    Posted Feb 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... but I'm going to get it operated on and put a steel plate in. That speeds the process by a couple of weeks.' The jockey has also begun treatment in a hyperbaric chamber, which accelerates ...

  2. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    First lady Peng Liyuan drums up more fans with winning way in Trinidad

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... dancers and singers perform in their honour at the National Academy for the Performing Arts on Saturday night, People's Daily reports. After a steel band played the patriotic Chinese songs In the Fields of Hope and My Wonderful Hometown, two of Peng's signature songs, the first lady walked over to the band and played along with them on one of their steel drums. She told orchestra ...

  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - MUSIC

    Karen Mok's 20 years as Hong Kong's golden girl

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:00am by Doretta Lau

    ... of interviews, Karen Mok Man-wai saunters through the Hong Kong offices of Universal Music wearing an army green jacket, grey high-top sneakers and a fuchsia Shiatzy Chen dress with qipao details. Somehow, she has ample energy for one final chat about her English and Mandarin jazz album, Somewhere I Belong, and her upcoming film, Man of Tai Chi. This year marks her 20th anniversary ...

  4. Globetrotting

    Posted Oct 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... (pictured), a thriller starring Ryan Reynolds as a man stuck inside a coffin, and Pedro Almod?var's bittersweet comedy Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Versailles This is the final week to see French artist Bernar Venet's controversial sculpture, featuring 22-metre-high steel arches, erected in the chateau's garden. Much as for previous exhibitions of works by Jeff ...

  5. Mugler's man

    Posted Sep 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Divia Harilela LADY GAGA stylist and Mugler creative director Nicola Formichetti is on fire. He arrived at 5am on a flight from New York and has already been to the gym, attended a photoshoot and completed a store visit, all by 11am. He has also managed t ...

  6. Blue notes

    Posted May 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Charles. The contributions of the other musicians are uniformly fine, but it is worth singling out Greg Leisz whose lap steel guitar work supplies the album with its most distinctive instrumental ... of Booker T and the MGs. Wild Man Blues (RCA, 1997): although billed as the soundtrack to the documentary Wild Man Blues which featured Woody Allen on tour with his New Orleans jazz band, ...

  7. Eric Kot Man-fai, actor/singer/DJ

    Posted Aug 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 1. Stars- Simply Red This is the song I used to play almost every evening during my late-night radio show. It makes me feel as if I'm under a sky full of stars. 2. Homies- Lighter Shade of Brown Great beat and it cheers me up every time I hear it. 3. ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted May 10th 2013, 12:00am

    ... Yuk-man and Leung Kwok-hung, who have been attempting to block the bill's passage in protest at the government's failure to introduce plans for a universal pension scheme. ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    Kids get up close with orchestra

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... and McCartney's Blackbird inspired by Bach's Bourée in E Minor . Children were encouraged to bring their own instruments to play along with Bach's Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring . But while ...

  10. Built from scratch

    Posted Apr 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Richard Lord thereview@scmp.com Not many people can lay claim to having invented a new musical instrument. But one man who's performing in Hong Kong later this month can- while another man, playing here a week later, has arguably expanded the possibilities of that instrument more than anyone else. They are, respectively, Grandmaster Flash and DJ Qbert, ...




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