Norah Jones

Indian sitar virtuoso, Beatles muse Ravi Shankar dies at 92

Ravi Shankar, the “godfather of world music”. Photo: EPA

Ravi Shankar, the sitar player and composer described as the “godfather of world music” by Beatles guitarist George Harrison, has died. He was 92.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Six degrees

Andy Lau Tak-wah (below) has become a dad at the age of 50, with wife Carol Chu Lai-sin giving birth to a girl.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

In the mood for music

If you take away the songs from a Wong Kar-wai movie, you only have half a story. Such is the dramatic effect of music in Wong's films.

My Blueberry Nights: Music from the Motion Picture is therefore as important as the movie, which is the director's first English-language film.

30 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Maroon 5 to play at the AsiaWorld Arena early next year

New on the concert scene: promoter Live Nation has just confirmed Maroon 5 are coming to the AsiaWorld Arena on March 19 as part of their 'It Won't Be Soon Before Long' tour. Led by lead singer Adam Levine, tickets for the rockers will go on sale at 10am on Monday. They cost from HK$290 to HK$690 and will be available from HK Ticketing and Tom Lee Music.

21 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Not Too Late by Norah Jones

Grammy Award-winner Norah Jones has again proved that she is not just a talented singer and pianist but also a promising songwriter. She wrote or co-wrote all the songs on her third album Not Too Late.

4 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Joyce Lee

Skin care: 'I'm currently using Sisley. I love the Express Flower Gel.'

T-shirt: 'I made a T-shirt and put the address of my website - www.joyceleemusic.com - on the back. It's pretty cool.'

Shoes: 'I'm most comfortable in my Converse sneakers. But if I want to look super-tall, I wear my Schutz platforms from Brazil.'

6 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

The Little Willies

The Little Willies

The Little Willies

(Milking Bull)

You've just got home from a hard day at work and want to unwind. Something mellow, laid-back and a little rocky would be nice. Slip this one on. A little jazz, a lot of country, a touch of blues. That's nice. But wait - that female vocalist - isn't that Norah Jones?

26 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Norah same as the CD for Joey

Joey Yung Cho-yee might as well have stayed home and listened to a CD instead. CitySeen bumped into the 24-year-old singer at the Norah Jones concert on Friday night and, when the concert was over, asked Yung what she thought of it. 'It was very entertaining,' Yung told CitySeen. '[Jones] is one of my favourite singers. I have her CD at home and I've listened to it a lot.'

14 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

From R&B diva to sweetheart of the rodeo

Norah Jones

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Last night, one night only

Since her first album Norah Jones has been attempting to interweave various strands of American popular music, but initially the jazzier R&B elements of her sound dominated the mix.

12 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Norah Jones

Convention and Exhibition Centre, tomorrow, 8pm, $350, $450, $550 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2159 4855

Say what you like about Norah Jones, but you can't accuse her music of being manufactured.

She appears to have stumbled upon one of the most commercially viable sounds of the 21st century.

10 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

An easy choice

The best thing about a CD compilation like Grammy Nominees 2005 is that it creams off the hippest songs of the year and sells them at a reasonable price.

6 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

A Girl Called Eddy

A Girl Called Eddy

A Girl Called Eddy

(Anti)

3 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Stop me if you've heard this one before: a case of style over substance

About every five years or so in the major music markets talk begins of a 'jazz revival'. Talk is all it ever is, because jazz never really makes a 'comeback' any more than it ever really goes away. It is a constant in popular music - and, arguably, now in serious music, too - but it isn't chart music any more, and it is just about inconceivable that it ever again will be.

21 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

A welcome return for Norah Jones

Two years ago Norah Jones crashed into the international music scene, scooping up a string of awards with her debut album Come Away With Me.

While the 24-year-old pianist and singer has infused her follow-up release, Feels Like Home, with the same blend of blues, folk and jazz, there's a country element, particularly on the number Creepin' In, a duet with Dolly Parton.

29 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Norah Jones

Norah Jones

Feels Like Home

(Blue Note)

It's just possible that the verb to 'do a Norah Jones' will appear as a new entry in the next edition of the Oxford English Dictionary, so all-pervasive was the reach of 2002's Grammy-grabbing debut, Come Away With Me.

22 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

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