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Book: Chinese Gastronomy

Book: Chinese Gastronomy


Saturday, 29 September, 2012, 11:49pm

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29 Sep 2012 - 11:49pm

David Cameron found wanting on British history by David Letterman

British Prime Minister David Cameron talks with American chat-show host David Letterman after addressing the UN General Assembly in New York on Wednesday. Photo: AP

British Prime Minister David Cameron has been found lacking in an impromptu quiz on his country's history by American talk-show host David Letterman.

Cameron, who was visiting New York to attend the UN General Assembly, joked that his failure to provide the answers had "ended his career".

28 Sep 2012 - 4:45am

Canto-pop singer Jolie Chan flexes her jazz hands for October charity concert

Jolie Chan Yuen-kei

Canto-pop singers rarely venture into jazz music at their concerts, although veterans such as Jacky Cheung Hok-yau and Khalil Fong Dai-tong have dipped their toes into the genre. But now, up-and-coming songstress Jolie Chan Yuen-kei is having a go.

28 Sep 2012 - 3:15am

Hong Kong Sinfonietta set for maiden tour of North America

Soloist Loo Sze-wang on the sheng. Photo: HK Sinfonietta

Hong Kong's home-grown orchestra embarks on its maiden tour of North America, an endeavour intended to show through music that there's more to the city than its status as a financial hub.

27 Sep 2012 - 3:11am

City Digest, September 27, 2012

Two charged with stabbing murder

27 Sep 2012 - 3:11am

Music overflows at Chinese Orchestra's season opening

Artistic director Yan Huichang, Chief Secretary Carrie Lam, board chairwoman Carlye Tsui, Darwin Chen and orchestra chief Celina Chin.

The Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra opened its 35th concert season on the propitious theme of water - suggesting "cash" in Cantonese.

After a successful premiere of Ode to Water, a 75-minute multimedia theatrical play by local composer Mui Kwong-chiu, guests and performers stayed behind at the Cultural Centre in Kowloon for a reception on Friday night.

25 Sep 2012 - 3:47am

Review: Katherine Roberts' novel 'Sword of Light'

Review: Katherine Roberts' novel 'Sword of Light'

Some stories are just so good that they refuse to fade away: classic tales that just keep on reinventing themselves for new generations. The English tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table is one of the most enduring stories ever.

23 Sep 2012 - 10:17am

All that and then some

Photo: May Tse

Known for her signature catsuits that highlight her hourglass figure, K-pop up-and-comer Andamiro is ready to break into the international market.

First stop: Hong Kong, which is coincidentally her first trip abroad. And if she manages to fulfil the hefty ambitions her label, Trophy Entertainment, have carved out for her, then it certainly won't be her last.

23 Sep 2012 - 10:15am

Lifting spirits with 'rock'

Lifting spirits with 'rock'

The Script is described as a rock band. But if latest album # 3 is anything to go by, it's more of a pop-rap group that incorporates rock elements.

23 Sep 2012 - 10:11am

More snap needed in too P.C. guide to perfection

More snap needed in too P.C. guide to perfection

Practice Perfect: 42 Rules for Getting Better at Getting Better by Doug Lemov, Erica Woolway & Katie Yezzi Wiley

David Wilson Comedian Chris Rock is just naturally funny, right? Wrong. In fact, to convey a sense of spontaneous wit, Rock rehearses relentlessly, according to the foreword for this new self-improvement guide.

23 Sep 2012 - 10:26am

New Order - the band that wouldn't die

Then and now: Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris, Ian Curtis and Peter Hook performing as Joy Division (left), and New Order today (above, from left) Phil Cunningham, Gillian Gilbert, Sumner, Morris and Tom Chapman.Photo: Redferns

At the pavement table of a hotel bar on a sunny Sunday afternoon in London, Bernard Sumner is revisiting the most calamitous concerts of New Order's career in gleeful detail.

There was the time at Roskilde in Denmark in 1984 when they appeared late and drunk with out-of-tune equipment and played so badly the police were called to protect them from the crowd.

23 Sep 2012 - 10:28am

Blues and rock virtuoso guitarist Joe Bonamassa coming our way

Blues and rock virtuoso guitarist Joe Bonamassa coming our way

By the standards of the relatively uncommercial blues-based music he plays, Joe Bonamassa, who performs at Kitec in Kowloon Bay on Thursday, is riding the crest of a wave.

23 Sep 2012 - 10:28am

Thierry de Mey adds value to dance performance with his filming

One Flat Thing … dance as warfare.

When Wim Wenders released his stereoscopic take on Pina Bausch's legacy last year, aficionados of both the filmmaker and the choreographer raved about a spectacular hybrid of two distinct art forms brought about by new technology. 

27 Sep 2012 - 10:20am

Two videos stand out at Jumping Frames festival

Two videos stand out at Jumping Frames festival

There are two screenings to look out for at the upcoming Jumping Frames International Dance Video Festival. One is The Akram Tree, featuring British-Bangladeshi choreographer/dancer Akram Khan, and the other isGala's Dreams with local choreographers/dancers Mui Cheuk-yin and Xing Liang.

23 Sep 2012 - 10:28am