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  1. Lifestyle - Books - MUSIC

    Book review: Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!: The Story of Pop Music…, by Bob Stanley

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 12:31pm by MCT

    ... Mikael Wood Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!: The Story of Pop Music From Bill Haley to Beyonce by Bob Stanley W.W. Norton 4 stars  Mikael Wood In 1954, Bill Haley shook, rattled and rolled. In 2003, ... their black music". A creative who's also worked on the other side of the business as a label owner, Stanley digs too into the rise of music's ancillary industries, such as the pop ...

  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - MUSIC

    Hong Kong Asian Pop Music Festival

    Posted Mar 19th 2013, 12:00am by Patrick Suen

    ... Patrick Suen life@scmp.com K-pop's hottest girl bandto headline the Hong Kong Asian-Pop Music Festival next With K-pop still all the rage, this year's Hong Kong Asian-Pop Music ... on YouTube. The group is set to release its first Japanese remix, Best Selection Non Stop Mix , tomorrow. Into its third edition, the Asian-Pop Music Festival concert is a much anticipated event, ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    July 1 pop music festival in Hong Kong 'not timed as plot to ruin political rally'

    Posted Jun 19th 2013, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow and Joshua But

    ... Vivienne Chow and Joshua But Organisers of HK$99 Kai Tak event say it is also a protest- against lack of mega venues July 1 pop festival 'is no plot to ruin rally' Thousands of people have voiced support for a boycott of a July 1 music festival featuring K-pop stars and local bands after it was condemned as a political tool to keep young people away from the annual ...

  4. City to host Asian TV, pop music awards

    Posted Dec 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee Hong Kong will have two new awards for television and pop music next year, both sponsored by the government and set to be the largest of their kind in Asia. The Asia Rainbow TV awards and the Hong Kong Asian Pop Music Festival will be the first big Asian showbiz events staged by Hong Kong. The former, organised by the Hong Kong Television Association and China Radio ...

  5. Pop music, a friendly aid to learning English

    Posted Jul 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and bands. The popularity of English music continued into the 1970s, when Canto-pop became dominant. Its comeback here can be attributed to the penetration of the internet, which has created ... features them in music programmes. Record companies facing low Canto-pop sales are marketing albums with English-language releases to audiophiles. Emphasis on proficiency in English creates ...

  6. Get set for an avant-pop musical extravaganza

    Posted Dec 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... will lead audiences through an avant-pop musical experience with stunning light and graphic effects. The performance takes place next year on February21 and 22 at 8.30pm in the Drama Theatre ... taking place next year as part of the 37th Hong Kong Arts Festival. The show, commissioned by the Arts Festival, involves local musical duo Primary Shapes, a band that has captivated fans ...

  7. Pop music finds its voice

    Posted May 17th 2006, 12:00am by Eanna O'Brogain

    ... Eanna O'Brogain Pop music has come a long way since sneaking into China in the late 1970s. It all began after the Cultural Revolution, when underground sales of pirated cassettes gave mainland music fans access to Taiwanese and Hong Kong pop for the first time. Stars such as Taiwan's Teresa Teng both shocked and enchanted mainland listeners with songs about love ...

  8. Mugler's man

    Posted Sep 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... and my personal favourite, her arrival in an egg embryo at the MTV Music Awards last year. 'That's different, it's all fun. I know she is a celebrity and stuff, but it's like ... video by George Michael and was in awe of the clothes which Mugler had designed. For me it wasn't fashion- it combined music, the club scene and art. He represented fashion how I see it- ...

  9. Gaile Lai Kei-yi, model

    Posted Jan 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 1. Shadowplay- the Killers I love this band, and this tune is my all-time favourite. 2. Paper Planes- M.I.A. The mix of tribal and hip hop is brilliant and the beats are great. The lyrics are very touching as well. 3. Kids- MGMT I like to listen to this w ...

  10. Sounding out their fans

    Posted Aug 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with new sounds- for example, Don't Charge Me For The Crime is a pop-rap medley which features Common. Much Better is an excellent homage to legendary American singer/songwriter Neil Diamond. Turn Right and Black Keys are two of the best tracks on the album. Their down-to-earth lyrics are easily relatable to the band's clean image, while Before the Storm- a duet with Disney pop ...




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