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  1. When art is a frisky business

    Posted Nov 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Annemarie Evans The Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation (YAF) has been a darling of corporate sponsors since it was formed 20 years ago. It has staged productions of popular musicals ... of the subjects are still taboo in Hong Kong more than 100 years after it was written. So why has the foundation, which relies on corporate sponsors to fund programmes involving 800,000 children in art, ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    Alien life under the microscope

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... Hong Kong astronomer believes that micro-organisms offer humanity's best hope of finding extraterrestrial life Alien lifeunder themicroscope Neil Armstrong did not find them ... the best creation has to offer then we are all in big trouble. Professor Kwok Sun, the University of Hong Kong’s dean of science, is a true believer. He is certain other life forms do exist, ...

  3. Fads rule reading lists in fickle city, booksellers say

    Posted Aug 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the top grossing film in Hong Kong last year, had three books- one the novel the film was based on- in the charts last year. Since the seven-book Harry Potter fantasy series ended, there has been ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Running a bookshop in Hong Kong is hard in the best of times, but the fickle and unpredictable nature of the city's reading preferences makes it even more ...

  4. Going out

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hennessy Rd, Wan Chai, HK$2,800 from Dymocks branches. Inquiries: 9610 8530 Dragon-dance Parade for Celebrating Hong Kong's Reunification with China Various types of dragons from over 20 ... '90s. Wed-Sun, noon-7pm, Para/Site Art Space, G/F, 4 Po Yan St, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 2517 4620. Ends Aug 12 Hong Kong Container Lam Hon-kin's paintings on how our living experiences ...

  5. Politics the punchline at film awards

    Posted Apr 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau and Emily Tsang While A Simple Life cleaned up on the awards front, local politics gave the hosts plenty to laugh about at the 31st Hong Kong Film Awards. The crowd ... as they won their first Hong Kong Film Awards- with one of the performers receiving it from her hospital bed. So Hang-shuen and Lo Hoi-pang took best supporting actress and best supporting actor ...

  6. Money talks

    Posted Apr 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Letter (1999, which stars Kate Capshaw), Chan returned to Hong Kong. The city was in the doldrums because of the Asian financial crisis of 1998, but he became a champion of 'pan-Asian' co-productions through his company, Applause Pictures, which yielded hits such as Bangkok-set The Eye and the Three omnibus horror films. Two years after the mainland-Hong Kong Closer Economic ...

  7. Laughing at identity woes

    Posted Apr 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Barry C Chung Since the handover, Hong Kong has faced an identity crisis like never before. We struggle to find our place in the 'one country, two systems' policy. We have ... as an Asian. DHH realises his mistake, and desperately tries to cover it up to avoid harming his reputation. Local theatre group Hong Kong Players (in association with Hong Kong Repertory) is putting ...

  8. Going out

    Posted May 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of currencies that have emerged in Hong Kong and how their purchasing power has changed over the years. Mon, Wed-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun, 10am-7pm, closed Tue, HK Museum of History, 100 Chatham Rd South, ... the couple. Today, 1pm-6pm, University Museum and Art Gallery, University of Hong Kong, 90 Bonham Rd, Pok Fu Lam. Inquiries: 2241 5502. Ends today Hand-painted Wallcovering Exhibition Goodrich Global ...

  9. Photographer captures the hope as post-quake Japan rebuilds itself

    Posted Feb 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... year, and has since been back four more times. As the photographer appointed by Hong Kong's Post Crisis Counselling Network, Choi (pictured) has been documenting the aftermath on his camera. A selection of his photos taken over the past year is on display in Diamond Hill's Hollywood Plaza shopping mall until March 20. 'Every time I go back, I always feel ...

  10. Young musician finds keys to success

    Posted Dec 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jane Ram Even before she was born, Vanessa Wong Wai-yin was destined to be a pianist. The 18-year-old bachelor of music student at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) recalls ... passes in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education, to enable her to graduate with a bachelor of music degree. 'My parents were very supportive... Hong Kong schools expect students to work ...




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