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Tuesday, 5 June, 2012, 12:00am

The sound of music on stage

Students from the Theatre Arts Club at YMCA of Hong Kong Christian College performed Meredith Willson's Broadway musical The Music Man. Two junior reporters attended the event.

Dhruv Singh, YMCA of Hong Kong Christian College

13 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

James Soutar, resident DJ at Homebase

1. Freak Emotion (Sonny Fodera remix) - Mark & Stevens

I'm sure Rick James' Super Freak is a major influence on this track. A very funky modern bass line drives it along and the vocal is uncanny.

2. Drama Mamma - Nate Laurence

30 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Opera, coming to a cinema near you

For soccer fans, the possibility of watching the World Cup in 3-D in cinemas is still in doubt. But opera buffs can rest assured there will be plenty of viewing on the big screen this month to interest them.

13 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Bring owners and contractors to book over illegal alterations

Unauthorised building works that contravene Section 14 (1) of the Buildings Ordinance carry a fine of HK$400,000 and up to two years' imprisonment. When was the last time someone was convicted? In fact most people are not even aware that their building alterations are against the law.

12 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Season to be cheerful

Their quality may be top drawer, but the number of opera productions staged in Hong Kong each year is modest, with little hope of the list reaching double digits any time soon.

17 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Pretty in punk

Rocker Gloomy Kwok Siu-fan looks into a mirror and smiles. Not long ago he would have felt ridiculous in make-up, but this afternoon he feels he has put on the perfect face for his photo session as the lead singer of Paranoid.

15 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

ALBUM (1977)

Pink Flag Wire (Restless Records)

January 14, 1978, marked the day that punk gave way to arguably the most prolific, varied and exciting of all eras in modern music. The final chaotic Sex Pistols gig in San Francisco closed the door on the defining genre of the 70s and opened another to the post-punk movement, which was to spawn some of rock's best music.

8 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Gender blender

Nothing is ever simple when you're a musician in Hong Kong.

Take the case of Yanyan Pang. The founding member of local post-punk outfit Hard Candy was thrown a curly one when bass player Alex Hurworth's day job forced her to move to New York.

23 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Who else is at Rockraiser?

New Pants

23 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Beyond inspired

Ever are ... brothers Ka-ho and Ka-kit, plus guitarist To. We decided to make our band career full-time in 2000. Without a frontman in the original lineup, drummer Ka-ho did the vocals until we could find someone to play drums or sing. But we still haven't found anyone.

17 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Outtakes

Take two for Hyper

Hyper is one DJ we thought we'd never see back in Hong Kong again after he ended up in jail during his previous visit for the Summer Love Music Festival - hands-down the worst-organised gig this year.

27 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Waterfalls make a splash, but doubts surface

New York

New York has had more than its share of the extraordinary. So when residents got up one morning at the end of June and saw four waterfalls pouring from scaffolding in the East River, they knew it wasn't a mirage.

12 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Bake me, I'm yours

Jacinta Yu Lei-lei remembers when she couldn't sell a single cupcake at a street-fair stall in Yau Yat Chuen.

'There we were, with our buttercream and sprinkles, next to stands selling Chinese noodles and snacks,' she says. 'People had never seen this kind of dessert before, and we felt like Martians on Earth.'

1 May 2008 - 12:00am

Gigs

Highlights

Tiesto Elements of Life World Tour

3 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

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