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  1. News - Hong Kong - LUNAR NEW YEAR

    6,000kg of fireworks arrive in Hong Kong, ready to light up Victoria Harbour

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 12:58pm by Christy Choi

    ... with a bang, but the 6,000kg of fireworks that will light up the city to celebrate the Lunar New Year made an altogether quieter entrance to Victoria Harbour, the man in charge of the annual display ... week. “It has to come by boat, the government won’t let them come by land for safety reasons,” said Wilson Mao Wai-shing, the 51-year-old CEO of Pyromagic who has overseen the city’s Lunar New ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LUNAR NEW YEAR

    Hundreds of thousands turn out for Lunar New Year fireworks

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... The Year of the Snake hit the city with a bang last night with 4.5 tonnes of explosives fired off in the fireworks display above Victoria Harbour. About 340,000 people watched the fireworks ... watched the display from the front of the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai. The six-year-old, perched on his aunt's shoulders, was among the revellers bidding farewell to the Year ...

  3. A spot of tea and trumpets: Sevva's Bonnie Gokson makes a toast to jazz with new album

    Posted Oct 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... base and I played all the tunes I was into. I've kept up with music. I listen to everything. I travel to find what's new and hip.' Artists featured on the album include Toco, ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - FESTIVAL

    Parade to offer all singing, all dancing hello to Year of the Snake

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Artists from 14 countries to join parade to usherin Lunar New Year All singing, all dancing hello to Snake American cheerleaders, Japanese folk dancers, ... will take part in the Chinese New Year Night Parade in Tsim Sha Tsui next Sunday. Cathay Pacific and the Jockey Club will use LED and LCD displays on their floats. The airline's will beam ...

  5. News - World - ENTERTAINMENT

    Bowie ends 10-year silence with a new single

    Posted Jan 09th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Bowie ends 10-year silence with a new single British rock icon David Bowie broke a decade-long musical silence yesterday, unveiling a new single to coincide ... and it will also be available to download on iTunes. The new album, The Next Day, will be released on March 11. Bowie has been a relative recluse in recent years, having released no new musical productions ...

  6. Cocktails by the pool

    Posted Feb 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... Edited by Andrew Sun Celebrities and socialites flocked to the Landmark Mandarin Oriental last month for a cocktail party to mark the opening of its new pool and to celebrate a belated new year. The hotel's fifth-floor pool and terrace, MOcean, was transformed into a water world, with floating lotus flowers, giant seashells and mermaids. The 400 guests were invited to place ...

  7. Nation takes its seat for a feast of TV tradition

    Posted Jan 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com Hundreds of millions of mainlanders will watch the annual Lunar New Year's Eve gala on China Central Television (CCTV) tonight. Intense media ... has become part of Lunar New Year folk culture,' she told The Beijing News. 'An overhaul of the show will lead to its self-destruction because it won't be the Chunwan [people ...

  8. Up for Fringe benefits

    Posted Dec 24th 2004, 12:00am by Justin Sweeting

    ... series of celebratory parties- and everyone's invited. Four shows- tonight, tomorrow night, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day- offer a musical bonanza with 17 acts performing over ... It will be the last night of the series and the start of a new year.' Come Out and Play II, tonight, tomorrow, Dec 31, Jan 1, 10.30pm, Fringe Club, $80 each show (includes one drink). Inquiries: 2396 ...

  9. A time for dreaming and setting goals

    Posted Dec 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to work on. I don't want our relationship to be affected by any arguments we may have. Ankie Beilke, model-actress I'm wishing for cleaner air and oceans in the New Year. The last couple ... Everyone has been talking about the end of the world lately, because of some ancient prophecy for 2012. I had someone asking me what I would do if this New Year's Eve was my last. I'm ...

  10. The Stompers are back after six years- and you can win tickets to catch the musical mayhem

    Posted Sep 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in Scotland in 1991, Stomp has been on show at London's West End for nine years and Broadway for 17 years, and travelled to 48 countries. The show was last in Hong Kong almost six years ago. Next month's show here is inspired by its Las Vegas version, Stomp Out Loud, featuring new music and choreography. Ribbed tubes, paint cans and an array of otherwise mundane daily objects are used ...




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