The Voice of China reality television show attracts more than 120 million viewers

Zheng Hong, 19, sings Adele'sSomeone Like Youon the show.

The Voice, an internationally franchised reality television show, has been a big hit on the mainland since its launch last month, with The Voice of China attracting more than 120 million TV viewers and 400 million internet users - and topping the ratings.

Sunday, 19 August, 2012, 10:23am

Alex Lam out to raise spirits and fulfil his dreams at Hennessy Artistry bash

The annual Hennessy Artistry concert taking place this year at Kitec in Kowloon Bay on Friday night features a roster of up-and-coming local acts.

Alex Lam Tak-shun, son of Canto-pop veteran George Lam Chi-cheung, is one of the featured artists. The 27-year-old singer returned from the US two years ago.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:11pm

I Have a Date with Autumn

Roy Szeto Wai-cheuk directs the HK Repertory Theatre's production of Raymond To Kwok-wai's dramatic sequel to I Have a Date with Spring that is set in the 'golden era' of Canto-pop. Starring Hins Cheung King-hin (left), Alice Lau Nga-lai, Lo Koon-lan, Louisa So Yuk-wa and Fung Wai-hang. In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:47pm

Cantop-pop stars help sing music site's praises

Hong Kong online music site Moov.hk is now available on smartphones. The free app, for iPhone and Android phones, offers access to more than 1.5 million songs.

To promote the new service, Canto-pop singers Andy Hui Chi-on and Janice Vidal, and veteran crooner George Lam Tze-cheung, were enlisted to star in a series of commercials.

25 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Bank wants protesters removed

Anti-bank protesters have been living in the space beneath HSBC's headquarters since last October. The bank has asked the courts to help it move them on. Yet they still refuse to go.

27 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Applauding Hong Kong Pop Legend Roman Tam

Exhibition examining the close connection between the career of the late Canto-pop singing star Roman Tam Pak-sin (1950-2002) and the development of popular music in Hong Kong. Mon, Wed-Sun, 10am-8pm, closed Tue, HK Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Rd, Sha Tin, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2180 8188. Ends Jul 30

20 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Lives in Flames

Starring: Alan Po Chi-lun, Mag Lam Yan-tung, Desmond Tam Kin-man, Michelle Wei Director: Jacky Lee Chi-lun Category: IIB (Cantonese)

12 Apr 2012 - 12:00am


The Hong Kong Repertory Theatre (HKRep) will kick off its 35th season next month with an eclectic line-up that includes a sequel to their 1992 box office smash hit I Have a Date With Spring, an all-original, all-local Black Box Theatre series, and the Asian premiere of the Cantonese adaptation of the Tony Award-winning play Red.

1 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Catwalk extravaganza proves flamboyant Wong can cut it as a designer as well as a lyricist

Fashion fanatic and Canto-pop lyricist Wyman Wong Wai-man now has fans not just of his flamboyant personal style, but also of his equally eccentric designs.

Local casual-wear brand Izzue Collection has collaborated with Wong on a capsule collection of menswear, womenswear and accessories - think denim capes and men's shirts with embroidery and a neon lace trim.

15 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Canto-pop losing out

Over the past 10 years, Canto-pop music has really lost its way. People in other countries pay no attention to it. On the other hand, J-pop and K-pop are on the rise.

J-pop music has a powerful rhythm and beautiful melodies. K-pop stars have great dance moves and the lyrics are easy to remember.

12 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Concert YY

Canto-pop concert series with different guests such as Canto-pop singers Denise Ho Wan-see, Sammi Cheng Sau-man, Joey Yung Cho-yee and Kelly Chen Wai-lam on different nights, singing songs with lyrics by Wyman Wong Wai-man. Until Feb 14, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$150-HK$480 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2835 6688

10 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

What Is Troubling You (CD) Sodagreen

Taiwanese folk-pop band Sodagreen have released a new album every year since their debut in 2005. With that much production, you would think the quality of the music would suffer. But in their latest album, What Is Troubling You, the band are getting better instead, much better.

20 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

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Munich Art Village Artist Group Exhibition

Works in various media by 24 artists from three large-scale art villages in Munich, Germany. Today, 11.30am-7pm, Artfinger Gallery, G/F, 3 Wa Lane, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 2885 9984. Ends today

The Lingering Image

18 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

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A is Green, R is Red - And Other Obstacle in Seeings

Designer Lio Yeung's works suggest an alternative way of seeing the world. Today, 11.30am-8pm, Agnes B's Librairie Galerie, 1/F, 18 Wing Fung St, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2869 5505. Ends today

Living for the Moment

31 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

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Merry Aussie Christmas Card Exhibition

Exhibition of winning and commended entries from an art competition in Hong Kong schools organised by the Australian Consulate-General, along with other selected card designs. Today, noon-10pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2585 4482. Ends today

Song Yige

30 Dec 2011 - 12:00am