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  • Dec 30, 2014
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China media slams Elton John for Ai Weiwei dedication

Elton John appears with Ai Weiwei in a photo posted on the artist's Twitter account. Photo: AFP

A top Chinese daily on Wednesday condemned pop star Elton John for dedicating his Beijing show to dissident artist Ai Weiwei, saying it was disrespectful and could lead to bans on other Western performers.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

A tiny soulful dynamo out of the austere land of ice

Landing eighth on MTV's list of '22 Greatest Voices in Music,' Icelandic singer Bj?rk is a phenomenon. She stands out as much for her wild and colourful wardrobe and wacky hairstyles as her broodingly melodious music. She seems out of this world.

16 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Steering clear of formulaic

Audiences in North America and Europe may not know what to make of her uplifting and cutesy piano-dominated pop, but Australian singer Lenka Kripac, known professionally by her first name, and her style have a special resonance with Asian fans.

16 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Bjork faces ban after provocative Tibet call

Quirky and controversial, Icelandic singer Bjork is likely to be banned from the mainland after making a call for Tibetan independence during a weekend performance in Shanghai.

In the final performance of her encore, the singer chanted 'Tibet, Tibet' near the end of her song Declare Independence, people who attended the show said.

5 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Ice queen puts on a more melancholy turn



One night only

Bjork's latest Hong Kong appearance could not have been timed better. With the city still thawing from its longest cold spell in 20 years, the diminutive Icelandic songstress provided a night of frigid melancholy.

29 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Bjork - the Volta Tour

The Icelandic singer-songwriter returns to promote her latest album in a mixture of experimental pop, alternative rock, ambient and electronica. Thu, 8pm, AsiaWorld-Arena, Chek Lap Kok, Lantau, HK$480, HK$780 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3128 8288

24 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

From the vault: 1988

The Sugarcubes

Life's Too Good


It seems hard to believe that 20 years have passed since Bjork Guomundsdottir introduced people outside her native Iceland into her weird and wonderful world thanks to The Sugarcubes' debut.

20 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Indecent exposures

If Nobuyoshi Araki likes you, he'll take you to the bar he owns in the Kabukicho red-light district of Tokyo.

14 Oct 2007 - 12:00am


Wed, 9pm

Le Rideau Theatre Cafe

Finnish folk music might sound about as accessible as a Nasa rocket manual printed in Swahili, but prick up your ears and you could be in for a genuine discovery.

27 Sep 2007 - 12:00am