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  1. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Japanese curator warns Hong Kong: don't turn into a 'cultural Galapagos'

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 06:32am by Vivienne Chow

    ... out for art: Curator Hong Kong must remain an international city and not cut itself off as a cultural version of the Galapagos Islands, a prominent Japanese curator has said, as he prepares ... on the global stage and putting their work on the world's art map. "If Hong Kong does not act on that it will be marginalised," Nanjo said. "If [Hong Kong] becomes local ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1597560/japanese-curator-warns-hong-kong-dont-turn-cultural-galapagos
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    UK pop duo Pet Shop Boys bring their lavish stage show to Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 11:49pm by Richard Lord

    ... another genre, but immediately positioned themselves as a hit-making pop act. A Hong Kong audience will discover all this at their gig at AsiaWorld-Expo on September 26 After coming to prominence ... their first gig — and it was in Hong Kong. "It was our first ever full-length concert, it was in an arena, and it was quite nerve-wracking," says Tennant of the show, which was designed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1594537/uk-pop-duo-pet-shop-boys-bring-their-lavish-stage-show-hong-kong
  3. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Electoral reform row could hit a sour note for Hong Kong Philharmonic

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 04:20am by Oliver Chou

    ... of the Hong Kong Philharmonic, said he and the 90-member orchestra were "here for the audience". "If the audience was having a big problem, we would suffer from it as well," he ... said he was not up-to-date with Hong Kong news and had not heard of Occupy Central. He will spend 10 weeks in the city for the current concert season. "I think it is important for all ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1591201/reform-row-could-hit-sour-note-hk-phil
  4. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    ‘Will this happen in Hong Kong?’ Inside the shutdown of Beijing’s Independent Film Festival

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:03pm by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com After film fest closed, is HK next? Wong Fei-pang could have introduced an untold story about Hong Kong urban life to a Beijing audience through his directorial debut last Saturday. But the police crackdown on China’s largest independent film festival not only ruined the opportunity, it also filled him with fear of what might happen in Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581712/will-happen-hong-kong-inside-shutdown-beijings-independent-film
  5. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    In Scenes of Guangdong concert, musical journey's first notes sounded in ancient history

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 03:02am by Vivienne Chow

    ... is a musical journey. The concert takes the audience to the historic world of Chiu Chow music, which is on the national list of intangible cultural heritage as well as Hong Kong's own inventory. ... for the night. Watch: How a descendant of ancient Chinese music is being kept alive in Hong Kong "The geography and the language of Chiu Chow have kept the music intact in the area, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594582/scenes-guangdong-concert-musical-journeys-first-notes-sounded-ancient
  6. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Street life: Hong Kong in the 1950s as seen through a teenage photographer's lens

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:44am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Ho Fan's photographs of old Hong Kong will go on display in a new hotel Lensman looks back with nostalgia When Ho Fan took up street photography in the 1950s, ... would be the end of them if they fell. But what can you do when you are poor? Hong Kong people are daring in challenging times," he said. Despite harsh circumstances, there were some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570201/photographer-ho-fans-pictures-old-hong-kong-go-display-new-hotel
  7. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Funeral fashion show to inject life into Hong Kong's Hungry Ghosts Festival

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 11:50am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... of hell to roam the human world. Even today in Hong Kong it is common to see people burn offerings and leave food by the roadside for the hungry ghosts. But one local thinks the annual ritual ... ways of seeing and doing things,” Lui said. “In Hong Kong, superstition has gone too far. We idolise the fung shui masters and people still think rich people have better luck because they have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1566080/fashion-show-aims-give-new-life-hungry-ghosts-festival-hong-kong
  8. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Hong Kong arts festival seeks more funding for future growth

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 05:49am by Vivienne Chow

    ... more Arts Festival seeks more funding Hong Kong will host its largest contingent yet from Russia's Bolshoi opera and ballet and a string of artistic big names in next year's arts festival, but organisers hope to do more- if the government will increase funding. Tisa Ho, the Hong Kong Arts Festival's executive director, said the festival society was in discussion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1565204/hong-kong-arts-festival-seeks-more-funding-future-growth
  9. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Bureaucracy may be wing chun kung fu master's biggest foe

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 03:42am by BRIAN YAP

    ... Yip Man. The Guangdong provincial authorities built a lavish memorial for Yip Man, he says, while the Hong Kong authorities have been slow even to recognise Yip Man's most famous pupil: ... Watch: Ip Chun, son of Ip Man, reveals the secret of Wing Chun "We applied to Guangdong and Hong Kong for intangible cultural heritage status in 2009. While we were granted the status ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1589448/bureaucracy-may-be-wing-chun-kung-fu-masters-biggest-foe
  10. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    A Parent's Guide to Preventing Homosexuality: Hong Kong library under fire for 'anti-gay propaganda'

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 05:26am by DANNY LEE

    ... sexuality. Gay rights activist Betty Grisoni, co-founder of Hong Kong's largest lesbian organisation Les Peches and director of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) cultural ... It's not the first time a Hong Kong government department has been accused of homophobia. In 2011, the Social Welfare Department courted controversy after inviting a psychiatrist who believes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1560024/gay-cure-library-book-may-need-disclaimer-gay-rights-group-says

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