Stockholm on the Yarra - Swedish crime films shine at Melbourne festival

A scene fromEasy Money

Scandinavian crime fiction is literary hot property and film buffs are increasingly treated to cinematic versions of these stories, probing the underbelly of societies more commonly associated with snowy scenery and supportive welfare systems.

Saturday, 25 August, 2012, 8:21am

Strumming symphony: rock and classical collide in Paul Wong's Rockestra concert

Former Beyond guitarist and local rock fixture Paul Wong Koon-chung has announced he will perform two concerts in the city this year - on July 13 and 14.

The shows, under the banner Rockestra, will combine rock music with a full orchestra.

1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Mixed and matched

Doris Wong Wai-yin and Kwan Sheung-chi both took refuge in art. Wong studied art at university because she thought the course would spare her from sitting exams, which she hates. Kwan chose art as a career because he detests routine. But the couple found each other, and artistic success, by refusing to conform.

13 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

City Seen

Seriously, I do want to learn how to lip-synch. I believe it is a very difficult skill to master. If Lollipop's fans really want to blow up my blog, feel free to. But if they genuinely like the group, they should want to see them improve. If they think lip-synching is not a problem, then there is no problem with me, too. There is no need to get so emotional.

16 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Watchdog criticises broadcaster

The Broadcasting Authority has advised Commercial Radio to make sure it complies with a code of practice designed to protect people's reputations, following complaints that a radio host used crude and vulgar language.

31 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

In the footsteps of Beyond

In an industry dominated by syrupy love tunes and ditsy teen bands, the inspirational, lively songs of up-and-coming band Ever provide a refreshing break.

Founded in 2000, the obscure rock band got a huge boost when former Beyond member Yip Sai-wing took them under his wing in 2003.

7 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

The dream lives on

Former Beyond member Yip Sai-wing continues the legacy of rocker Koma Wong Ka-kui.

5 May 2008 - 12:00am

Band's split Beyond repair

Former Beyond bassist Steve Wong Ka-keung has denied rumours that he is set to reunite with ex-bandmates Paul Wong Koon-chung and Yip Sai-wing.

This year marks 25 years since Beyond's formation.

15 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Tata Steve Wong Ka-keung(CD)

Local rockers are flocking to the mainland to gain a footing in a much larger market.

Following in the footsteps of former Beyond guitarist Paul Wong Kwun-chung and drummer Yip Sai-wing, bassist Steve Wong Ka-keung has released his third solo album, Tata.

23 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Color Kolor (CD)

Kolor are an independent rock outfit supported by former Beyond bassist Steve Wong Kar-keung. The band is cast in the same musical mould as Beyond, mixing rock and pop in an attempt to please both rock fans and Canto-pop enthusiasts.

9 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

For the record

A woman clutches her sick child in the doorway of a ramshackle medical clinic, but her serene expression belies the turmoil within. 'It was raining, but the mother didn't look too depressed ... she was actually desperate,' says local rocker Paul Wong Koon-chung, who took the photograph on a recent humanitarian mission to Bangladesh.

25 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Look out - we're back

Four veteran indie rockers - with the help of former Beyond bassist Steve Wong Ka-keung - are storming the stage with a new album that aims to cause an uproar on the Chinese rock music scene.

14 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

A humbling experience for former rock star

There's more to life than rock 'n' roll now for Paul Wong Koon-chung. The Beyond guitarist turned photographer saw another side of life on a recent Medecins Sans Frontieres trip to a border town in Bangladesh to witness the desperate situation of the Rohingya people. As a Muslim minority in northern Myanmar facing forced labour, exploitation and intimidation, they fled en masse.

13 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Beyond bassist at his best

Local rockers are heading to the mainland in droves to gain a footing in a much larger market.

2 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

W-inds' fans blow in right direction

J-pop dancing group W-inds, who recently made their debut in Hong Kong, say fans here are more enthusiastic than their Japanese followers.

'Whether at the airport or at a concert, our fans in Hong Kong are excitable while our fans in Japan are more timid,' W-inds' Keita Tachibana (below centre) said. 'Hong Kong fans are charged up.'

7 Jul 2007 - 12:00am