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  1. Sunny Side Up Paolo Nutini (CD)

    Posted Sep 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Nicholas Lo, YP intern Paolo Nutini is a fourth-generation Italian from Scotland. He's a singer-songwriter, but dislikes being lumped together with the likes of James Morrison and James Blunt. His debut album, These Streets, gained critical acclaim and popularity in Britain, which could have tempted Nutini to stick to the same formula. But his second effort, Sunny Side ...

  2. Blue notes

    Posted Jun 07th 2009, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... for Clarke, guitarist Al Di Meola and drummer Lenny White. Corea was already established, but moved to a new commercial plane with this incarnation of the group he founded. Back together for the first ... has enjoyed a successful career as a leader and star sideman. Di Meola plays here with an authority and inventiveness only hinted at when the tunes were first recorded. The band chose to play ...

  3. The dark duke

    Posted Apr 12th 2009, 12:00am by Debra Meiburg

    ... di Montalcino is considered by many to be Italy's second finest wine. For decades, Montalcino was an inaccessible district in central Italy and it wasn't until 1960 that the first ... or denominazione di origine controllata e garantita (DOCG). Montalcino wine first came into its own in the late 1880s, when the Biondi-Santi family chose to buck the regional rough-and-ready styles. ...

  4. Obama joins Hitler, Thatcher, Saddam and Princess Di in Ox barn

    Posted Jan 30th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Annemarie Evans, Fiona Ng, Vivian Chen

    ... with Annemarie Evans. Andrew Sun is on leave. Additional reporting by Clara Mak, Vivian Chen and Fiona Ng. Are you allowed to say that the president of the United States is an ox? I mean, is there something in the US constitution that bans you from compar ...

  5. BOCHK rises 9.7pc on news parent to lift stake

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

    ... Maria Chan Shares of BOC Hong Kong (Holdings) rose as much as 10.59 per cent yesterday after mainland parent Bank of China said it planned to increase its stake in the banking subsidiary in the secondary market. BOCHK closed at HK$8.70, up 9.71 per cent, ...

  6. Please yourself

    Posted Mar 16th 2009, 12:00am by Cheryl Richter

    ... Cheryl Richter You do everything to make others happy- but what about yourself? You've finished the project your teacher had asked you to help with and for which you had to set aside extra time. The science experiment is done- your friend asked reall ...

  7. HK to host all that jazz

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

    ... The Fulvio Albano Trio, from the Jazz Club Torino, will bring to Hong Kong world-class performers from the Italian jazz scene, with Fulvio Albano on saxophone, Gianluca Tagliazucchi on piano and Paolo Benedettini on double bass. The trio will perform a concert on June 12 at InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong, Picasso Room, Level B1, 70 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui as part ...

  8. Tsui Hark chooses brains over brawn

    Posted Jun 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Clara Mak Director Tsui Hark is trading martial arts for the powers of deduction in his latest film. Tsui is making a period costume drama based on the life of Tang dynasty figure Di ... himself drawn to characters such as Di Renjie, who use their wits rather than those who can just fight. 'When I was younger, I liked things to do with fighting, and I loved wuxia, but now ...

  9. Italian flavour continues as Soho trattoria tries its luck in Wan Chai

    Posted Oct 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen. While Grissini celebrated, another Italian joint got in on the action. Since 1996, a small trattoria called La Piazzetta has quietly served no-nonsense pizza and pasta in Soho. Thirteen years on, owner Paolo Donati has finally opened a second branch. The two-storey Wan Chai outlet threw an opening celebration, ...

  10. Benvenuto and buon appetito as top Italian chefs converge for summit

    Posted Oct 20th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... in Asia,' said Paolo Monti, culinary supervisor for the summit and executive chef at Gaia. 'As the gateway into Asia for top Italian chefs as well as quality foods and wine coming from Italy, ...




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