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  1. Flapper: A Madcap Story of Sex, Style and Celebrity, and the Women Who Made America Modern

    Posted Sep 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Laurel Maury

    ... Laurel Maury Flapper: A Madcap Story of Sex, Style and Celebrity, and the Women Who Made America Modern by Joshua Zeitz Crown, HK$195 There are two decades of the 20th century the US harks ... and economic power. Its new might and the changing times were, Joshua Zeitz argues in Flapper, largely the result of the work and daring of women. The images linger: Coco Chanel's short frocks, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/562609/flapper-madcap-story-sex-style-and-celebrity-and-women-who-made-america-modern
  2. Sport - Rugby

    Women’s rugby stars ready for battle

    Posted Mar 28th 2006, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Hong Kong Women's Rugby Sevens. The competition, now in its ninth year, will be held on Friday and Saturday at the Hong Kong Football Club. Lindsay, 17, is the youngest to make the final squad of 10 players who have been drawn to play 2005 Asian Women's Sevens champions Kazakhstan and the Netherlands in Pool D on day one. With the inclusion of King George V School student ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/sevens/article/542303/womens-rugby-stars-ready-battle
  3. Sport - Rugby

    Getting in on the act

    Posted Mar 31st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Like the men's game, women's rugby in Hong Kong is becoming increasingly Chinese. Head coach of the Hong Kong team, Karen 'Lola' Williams, said the local women ... schools, targeting younger kids. There were only about five women's rugby clubs back then,' Williams said. That number has grown to eight. Williams said there were rules for people who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/542773/getting-act
  4. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong get a local makeover

    Posted Mar 08th 2006, 12:00am by Judy Ngao

    ... Judy Ngao The Hong Kong team at this year's Women's Rugby Sevens will include more Chinese players than ever before. With 12 out of 16 players in the training squad, ... At the official tournament draw for the ninth Hong Kong Women's Rugby Sevens, Hong Kong were grouped with 2005 Asian Women's Sevens Champions Kazakhstan and the Netherlands on day one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/sevens/article/539485/hong-kong-get-local-makeover
  5. Allyson wonderland: the many moods of Karrin

    Posted Jul 09th 2006, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... Robin Lynam Manhattan Transfer's recent appearance in Hong Kong brought to mind the talents of another exponent of vocalese with similarly ecumenical musical background. Karrin Allyson, from Kansas City, is a singer-pianist who grew up performing a m ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/555973/allyson-wonderland-many-moods-karrin
  6. An ear for the doo-wop ditties

    Posted Jun 29th 2006, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... For more than 30 years, vocal outfit the Manhattan Transfer have been lighting up the stage, writes Robin Lynam Few vocal groups can lay claim to either the versatility or the longevity of the Manhattan Transfer. One of the best-known acts of the kind in ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/554628/ear-doo-wop-ditties
  7. A vision to break down barriers for women

    Posted Feb 21st 2006, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani Sophia Kao takes on a new role with the aim of raising female representation on advisory groups to 30 per cent The incoming Women's Commission chief has set 30 per cent as the new target for the number of women members on advisory bodies to the government. Sophia Kao Ching-chi said she was proud that the commission's efforts had helped increase ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/537269/vision-break-down-barriers-women
  8. Alexia Gardner

    Posted Sep 09th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Influenced by jazz greats Nina Simone and Sarah Vaughan, the singer releases her CD Jammin', Mix of Jazz Tunes, Original Numbers and Chinese Songs, accompanied by Jason Cheng on piano. Today, 9pm, Grappa's Cellar, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Rd, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/563273/alexia-gardner
  9. Dignitaries gather for special day

    Posted Mar 09th 2006, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani The Women's Commission yesterday celebrated International Women's Day with a gathering of dignitaries from around the world, including Saudi Arabia's ... Kao said the commission would focus its work for the next five years on creating an 'enabling environment for women, greater participation by women in the community, family friendly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/539625/dignitaries-gather-special-day
  10. The Music

    Posted Sep 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stacey Kent The singer from New York, who has played at Carnegie Hall and won best vocalist at the 2002 BBC Jazz Awards, will be accompanied by Jim Tomlinson (saxophone), Dave Chamberlain (bass), Graham Harvey (piano) and Matt Skelton (drums). Today, 8pm, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/563390/music

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