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  1. Music fans hit out over 'ticket scam'

    Posted Dec 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... weekend say they were the victims of a ticket racket. Arnold Zeitlin, a visiting professor at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, said he was used to being told at the box office that tickets ... to buy a 100 yuan ticket for a seat in his preferred balcony section. Although he was told that only 360 yuan and 300 yuan tickets were left, he was later sold a ticket for 230 yuan. He said he ...

  2. Half of Arts Festival shows sold out

    Posted Feb 04th 2009, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... The financial crisis appears to have had little impact on the Hong Kong Arts Festival, although sales of the priciest tickets have been slower than in previous years. More than 85,000 tickets had been sold by January 30, raking in HK$31 million one week before the festival opens on Friday. This was 5,000 more tickets and HK$2 million more than at the same time last year. Sixty ...

  3. Ticket giveaways to see Hitchcock classic with a twist

    Posted Sep 24th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... Productions, CitySeen has five pairs of A-reserve tickets for opening night to give away. If you'd like to see why the production is such a hit, tell us in 50 words or less: what other Hitchcock ... 'The 39 Steps' in the subject header. The deadline is Tuesday. Tickets can be bought through HK Ticketing, among other channels. You can also book online at www.hkticketing.com or call ...

  4. Hope for Gaga fans as third show is set

    Posted Mar 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Vivienne Chow and Danny Mok Lady Gaga fans who missed out on prized tickets for the singer's first two Hong Kong shows may have a glimmer of hope- Mother Monster is staging a third performance. Live Nation, which is promoting the Born This Way Ball, said the American would be back at the AsiaWorld-Arena on May 5 after 'Monday's overwhelming ticket sales resulting in two ...

  5. Going Gaga

    Posted Mar 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in a row, to buy tickets for Lady Gaga's Hong Kong shows. I cursed concert promoter LiveNation, ticketing agency HK Ticketing and the scalpers who had prevented genuine fans like me from buying tickets. I knew it'd be tough getting tickets when the show was announced, so I first tried my luck through internal booking. However, I was told I could only buy the top-priced HK$1,580 ...

  6. Fiasco leads to fourth Gaga concert

    Posted Mar 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com Lady Gaga will perform a fourth- and final- concert in the city in May after a ticketing fiasco that left fans of the US pop singer in a rage at scalpers. Concert promoter Live Nation, which came under fire for mishandling the ticketing, gave in to stage what it said would be the last extra show- on May 7- after two other shows were added. ...

  7. First 3-D sex movie a hot ticket with fans

    Posted Mar 20th 2011, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney When VIP tickets went on sale for 3-D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy- the world's first three-dimensional soft-core porn movie- fans queued overnight to make sure they got ... on pre-sale VIP tickets when they went on offer at 11am the next morning. A VIP ticket guarantees a place at the front of the cinema for the best seats in the house and a perfect view of all ...

  8. No firm date, venue or promoter, but the Spice Girls ticket lucky dip is open

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

    ... days later. But no venue has been announced and there are no details about a local promoter for the event. The band says it expects strong demand for tickets and invites fans to register online. 'To make it fair, we will randomly pick who gets tickets,' the group writes on www.thespicegirls.com. That's also the website to sign up for the ticket pool. Individuals can ...

  9. Theatres fear crisis as ticket sales fall fast

    Posted Feb 04th 2009, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... the theatre scene, leaving a gap that could hinder the development of performances for the West Kowloon Cultural District. Theatre groups have recorded sharp declines in ticket sales recently. The Repertory Theatre sold only 50 per cent of the tickets for its January performance of Caligula. However, sales for its smaller show, The Lark, were better at 70 per cent. The theatre group's ...

  10. Film groups say ticket agency is unfair to little guy

    Posted Jul 18th 2005, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Small independent film groups say they are being penalised by the government-run ticketing agency Urbtix, which levies high charges but does not provide them with a full service. When the groups organise events and ask Urbtix to sell tickets for them, they are charged $6.70 for every ticket sold at its box office. They say Urbtix, managed by the Leisure and Culture Services ...




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