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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

    ... that Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia or even Singapore cannot match. Hong Kong is very unique, standing out from other cities around the region. The only way to survive is to stay international." ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1597560/japanese-curator-warns-hong-kong-dont-turn-cultural-galapagos
  2. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Time for a new chapter in Hong Kong, says author

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 04:05am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Chan Koon-chung believes a fresh approach is needed for the city’s post-handover years Time for a new chapter in Hong Kong, says author Hong Kong's pre-handover narrative climaxed with its 1997 return to China- and ever since the city has struggled to find a new direction, novelist and critic Chan Koon-chung says. "The story of Hong Kong before 1997 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1617874/time-new-chapter-hong-kong-says-author
  3. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Hong Kong Philharmonic conductor cancels two concerts due to shoulder injury

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 06:04am by Oliver Chou

    ... The conductor of Hong Kong's flagship orchestra was forced to cancel two concerts next week because of a shoulder injury. "My doctor warned me my future career could be in trouble if I went on with my schedule," said Jaap van Zweden, the music director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic since 2012. "I am taking three weeks off, otherwise my doctor would not be very happy with me. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1614731/hk-philharmonic-conductor-cancels-two-concerts-due-shoulder-injury
  4. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra pays tribute to legendary maestro

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 06:04am by Oliver Chou

    ... Oliver Chou oliver.chou@scmp.com Legendary composer honoured in great form Maestro Peng Xiuwen- A Tribute Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra Cultural Centre Concert Hall No orchestra or conductor is more qualified in showcasing the genius of the father of modern Chinese orchestral music than the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra and its artistic director. The late Peng Xiuwen, a legend ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1614728/hk-chinese-orchestra-pays-tribute-legendary-maestro
  5. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    A trip down memory lane in Hong Kong's classic cars

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 04:03am by SARAH KARACS

    ... Sarah Karacs sarah.karacs@scmp.com Vintage saloon to be featured at weekend festival is the same model driven by cabbies in the 1960s A trip down memory lane in Hong Kong's classic ... just buy one of these," he says, as sweat trickles down his brow. A stalwart figure in Hong Kong's classic car scene, Foster will be the first to admit that many vehicles in his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1600974/trip-down-memory-lane-hong-kongs-classic-cars
  6. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Students and masters capture force behind martial arts- in 3D

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 05:31am by Vivienne Chow

    ... student is demonstrating weng chun, or white crane boxing, for what will become the Hong Kong Martial Arts Living Archive- the first project to document martial arts styles in 3D moving images. ... , 70, is keeping a close eye on his protégé's moves. Lee, the only grandmaster and a 20th generation inheritor of weng chun in Hong Kong, has high hopes for the 3D digital archive. He said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1610169/students-and-masters-capture-force-behind-martial-arts-3d
  7. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Speaking up for Cantonese, a tongue in peril

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 02:33am by Vivienne Chow

    ... "Cantonese distinguishes Hong Kong from the mainland. It is one highly visible symbol of all the things that make Hong Kong special and unique in relation to the mainland- and there are many people ... heritage as a Chinese Hongkonger and the culture and language of her British husband. But she says Hong Kong's schools aren't helping. Ho's children attend local schools. While her ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1603994/speaking-cantonese-tongue-peril
  8. Magazines - 48hrs - CULTURE

    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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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