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Cicadas set to swarm US as breeding cycle begins

Cicadas in West Virginia. Photo: Reuters

A cicada "invasion" is imminent in the US, with millions of the large, cricket-like insects poised to emerge from the earth after 17 years lying in wait. The first of the bugs that are expected to blanket the US east coast have been spotted in North Carolina and New Jersey.

Wednesday, 15 May, 2013, 4:56am

Sounds from a Musical Shangri-La

Yan Huichang (above) conducts the Ethnic Song and Dance Troupe of Rongjiang and the HK Chinese Orchestra performing works including Zhao Yongshan's Rafting and Dong song and dance music works such as Song of the Cicada and Two Hearts in Love. Sept 23, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$150-HK$380 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3185 1600

18 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Hong Kong Faces

A model flounces down the catwalk, smiles with a casual thumbs-up, and on her way back high-fives the next model coming down the runway. More like a group of friends than competitors, the women are draped in hues of wine, grey and black - pieces that are the oeuvres of young and successful Hong Kong native Civic Lee Sze-wik.

20 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Strolling in the Fragrant Garden

Late Qing dynasty paintings of plants, insects, small animals and village scenes by Guangdong cousins Ju Chao (1811-1865) and Ju Lian (1828-1904), including Ju Lian's Flowers and Insects: Lindley Glorybower, Cicada (above). Daily, 10am-6pm (Sat until 8pm), closed Thursdays (except public holidays), HK Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2721 0116.

6 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Ask Mr Brain... all will be explained

How do they make the holes in Swiss cheese?

Swiss cheese is made in wheels of about 90 centimetres in diameter and 15 cm thick. The round holes inside the cheese are known as eyes in the industry. The eyes are about 1.6 cm wide and roughly 5 cm to 8 cm apart. They are produced by a build-up of pockets of gas from bacterial action.

15 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

Divine passage beyond village rites

Before Koffi Koko and his three musicians even arrived on stage, they had provided a strong image of Africa.

Singing came from the wings, mixed with talking and informal drum-beating as if we were hearing a group of friends coming home to their village after a long walk.

The tiny Cultural Centre Studio became a space as wide as our imagination.

28 Feb 1997 - 12:00am