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  1. Six degrees

    Posted Feb 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... is a tribute to Kraftwerk co-founder Florian Schneider. Famed for his eclectic tastes, Bowie has also long been a fan of Chinese folk music, regularly extolling the work of Peng Liyuan ... As well as being one of the mainland's most popular folk singers, Peng is also a political force to be reckoned with. A member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, she ...

  2. Piano diplomacy or politics, no strings attached as Lang Lang's ode to motherland wins American applause

    Posted Jan 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... stars and PLA singers including Peng Liyuan, the wife of Vice-President Xi Jinping. While its lyrics make no mention of America, telling only of 'wolves' encroaching on the motherland, ...

  3. New Pants a fine fit

    Posted Apr 24th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Warboys

    ... A one-time group of misfits has matured into one of China's biggest and most successful alternative bands, writes Alan Warboys Peng Lei bought his first western bootleg cassette tape ... compared with 50 or 60 for heavy metal.' Fast forward 18 years and Peng helms one of China's biggest and most successful alternative bands, New Pants, with which he has won a garage full ...

  4. Lunar New Year's Eve gala a far cry from its heyday

    Posted Feb 07th 2011, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... performing artists made their debuts and gained instant national recognition. Until last year's show, for instance, Peng Liyuan, the mainland's first-lady-in-waiting and wife ...

  5. New Approach to Traditional Peking Opera

    Posted May 31st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Taipei Li-yuan Peking Opera Theatre and artists from the Shanghai Peking Opera Theatre perform Hanging Up a Picture (an excerpt of The Meeting at the Temple) and Vengeance in a Black Pot on Friday; and an excerpt from Castigating Cao Cao in the World of the Living and the Dead, The Closet as Matchmaker and Monkey King (left) on Saturday. In Putonghua with Chinese ...

  6. Feetish first on silk route

    Posted Jun 13th 2004, 12:00am by Alonzo Emery

    ... Wei Peng's sensuous ink paintings meld art and fashion but are they actually a metaphor for sex, asks Alonzo Emery Sex, shoes and silk might seem a reductionist description of Beijing-based artist Wei Peng's work, but these three words encapsulate the qualities that make her paintings so timely. For her first exhibition in Hong Kong, opening at Plum Blossom gallery ...

  7. Boy wonder

    Posted Apr 16th 2007, 12:00am by Nancy Pellegrini

    ... Aged just 14, pianist Peng Peng is already filling international concert halls. Nancy Pellegrini meets a modest musician who's utterly devoted to his art Zhang Suying recalls how her grandson, Peng Peng, would bribe her to listen to him practise on the piano when he was five years old. 'When I would eventually get up to do something else, he would offer me money to stay ...

  8. Yan Liangkun

    Posted Dec 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Pipa player Zhang Qiang will be among the accompanying musicians when 83-year-old Yan Liangkun conducts the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra in a programme of works by Peng Xiuwen and Guo Wenjing. Today- tomorrow, 8pm, HK City Hall, Concert Hall, Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$100- HK$220. Inquiries: 3185 1600 or www.hkco.org ...

  9. Chinese opera gets new touch

    Posted Jun 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jessie Hui The Taipei Li-yuan Chinese Opera Theatre from Taiwan adds new elements to traditional Chinese performances. In tomorrow's opera fest, organised by the Kwang Hwa Information and Culture Centre, the public can enjoy three operas, Ya Kuan Citadel, Blocking the Way of a Horse and Madness Over Losing a Baby Boy. There will also be a special session to introduce basic ...

  10. Street culture

    Posted Feb 13th 2011, 12:00am by Vanessa Yung

    ... dancer Alun Peng Ying-lun- a performer since 1990- intertwined with that of Undergradu-Eight, a group whose members were all born in the 1990s. Peng is considered one of the pioneers ... of the world and bringing them back to Taiwan. The documentary follows Peng's first endeavour to his participation in the annual international street dance competition Juste Debout in Paris from ...




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