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Eurovision Song Contest

Russia slams ‘outrageous’ Eurovision vote scandal

Russia's Dina Garipova performs during the final of the 58th annual Eurovision Song Contest at the Malmo Arena, in Malmo, Sweden, on Saturday. Photo: EPA

Russia's foreign minister has issued a stern warning over claims that his country's contestant in the Eurovision song contest lost out on 10 points that should have been given to her by Azerbaijan.

Thursday, 23 May, 2013, 5:10am

Emmelie de Forest the toast of Denmark after winning Eurovision title

Emmelie de Forest of Denmark performs her winning song during the final of the Eurovision Song Contest at the Malmo Arena in Sweden on Saturday. Photo: AP

Her song, Only Teardrops - the bookmakers' favourite - won comfortably at Saturday night's finals, scoring 281 points at a glittering ceremony watched by millions of viewers.

20 May 2013 - 5:39am

Talking points

Timothy Tong Hin-ming

Legco questions for Timothy Tong

18 May 2013 - 4:10am

Debts force nations to quit Eurovision song contest

Anastasiya Petryk from the Ukraine performs during the dress rehearsal for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Photo: EPA

One after another they are calling in sick. First, Portugal and Poland and now, short of an economic miracle, Cyprus and Greece.

3 Dec 2012 - 4:24am

Six degrees

Actor Gerard Depardieu (below) added to the sagging reputation of middle-aged Frenchmen travelling abroad by relieving himself on a CityJet flight from Paris to Dublin earlier this month. Whether the one-time heartthrob, now 62, had been drinking or suffers prostate problems has been a subject of debate.

28 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Head First Goldfrapp (CD)

After she played a good-girl-gone-bad in the 1978 smash hit Grease, Olivia Newton-John starred in another cult movie, Xanadu. It featured feathered haircuts, rollerskating and ancient Greek muses.

30 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Movie930 (CD) Various Artists

Of all the '101s' and 'Essential Collections' flooding the market lately, none can compare to this four-disc, 72-song compilation of memorable movie tunes. While many compilations simply throw all the songs together randomly, the outstanding Movie930 groups them carefully into four themes.

2 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Perfect for celluloid-lovers

Of all the '101s' and 'Essential Collections' flooding the market lately, none can compare to this four-disc, 72-song compilation of memorable movie tunes.

While many compilations simply shove all the songs together randomly, the outstanding Movie930 groups them carefully into four themes.

9 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

The Promise Il Divo (CD)

Sit back and listen to the relaxing harmonies of Il Divo's latest album, The Promise. The four good-looking singers deliver another classical crossover album full of heartfelt songs and passionate vocals.

20 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Stick with the originals

The recent movie interpretation of the hit West End musical Mamma Mia naturally required an accompanying soundtrack.

The 17 tracks include dance floor favourites Dancing Queen, Gimme Gimme Gimme (A Man After Midnight) and, of course, the title track Mamma Mia.

7 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Your chance to sing in harmony

The Hong Kong Melody Makers (HKMM) is recruiting new members following their sell-out annual a cappella concert at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University last month.

The concert, Sing Aloud, Move Along featured a mix of musical genres. The group, which is made up of singers aged 16 to 30, choreographed a dance for each song.

20 May 2008 - 12:00am

Take a Chance

Take a Chance

by Sarah Webb

Pan, $90

21 May 2006 - 12:00am

Singing for world peace

Terrorists and the governments of countries that the United States and its allies do not like, beware: I have discovered the ultimate weapon. Inexpensive, light and with mind-altering qualities, it has more effect than bunker-busting bombs, satellite-guided missiles and rocket-spitting helicopter gunships. In short, it has the ability to change nations.

11 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Swede sounds of Scandinavia's funkiest collective

Just under a year on from Ulf Wakenius' performance here as part of last year's Leisure and Cultural Services Department's Jazz Up programme, we have another of the leading lights of Swedish contemporary jazz coming to Hong Kong.

14 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Secret Garden with Ding Fei Fei and Ding Wei

The New Vision Arts Festival opens with Nordic and Celtic music fusion by composer and keyboard player Rolf Lovland and violinist Fionnuala Sherry (above), accompanied by China's Ding sisters. Tue-Wed, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre Grand Theatre, $120-$380 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2730 1044

17 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

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