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Philadelphia

Philadelphia story

Last month's relocation to downtown Philadelphia of the Barnes Foundation - the renowned collection of Impressionist, post-Impressionist and early modernist paintings and African sculpture - is giving an added boost to the city's thriving arts scene.

Friday, 1 June, 2012, 12:00am

Philadelphia story

Last month's relocation to downtown Philadelphia of the Barnes Foundation - the renowned collection of Impressionist, post-Impressionist and early modernist paintings and African sculpture - is giving an added boost to the city's thriving arts scene.

1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Soft hearted

Neufchatel is what cream cheese aspires to be - it's believed that William Lawrence, who 'invented' Philadelphia cream cheese, did so while he was trying to produce an American version of the French cheese. Neufchatel originates in Normandy, a region famous for its dairy products.

3 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Ageless quartet tells Philadelphia story of harmony in fine style

The Stylistics: Happy Xmas Live in Hong Kong

Convention and Exhibition Centre

Saturday only

A warm-up act featuring two vintage Chinese pop songs, one in Cantonese and one in Putonghua, performed by the Caucasian TVB actor known as Gregory Ho only fuelled the anticipation of the capacity crowd - with an average age of about 50.

13 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

New Sofitel

Sofitel has opened a 302-room hotel in Philadelphia's main business area, targeting upscale executives. Room rates will start at US$219 for single or double occupancy.

20 May 2000 - 12:00am

Gigs for phat cats

MELLOW vibed-up funkaholics brace yourself: a trio of acid jazz concerts have been set for June 14, 15 and 16 at the Peak Terrace on The Peak.

11 Jun 1995 - 12:00am

Moving tale of an AIDS victim

PHILADELPHIA is a touching and thought-provoking film about a lawyer dying of AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome).

Tom Hanks, who won an Oscar for his performance, plays the leading role as a homosexual lawyer infected by AIDS.

Hanks is fired by his company on the ground of incompetence after he loses a very important case document.

30 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Oscar helps out, for a good cause

IT hasn't taken too long for someone to cash in on the box-office fame that an Oscar award usually brings. And why not if it is in a good cause? Reaping the success of Philadelphia - the AIDS-related movie that brought its star, Tom Hanks, an Academy Award as Best Actor and an Oscar for the theme song, Streets of Philadelphia, sung by Bruce Springsteen - will be AIDS Concern.

31 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

A PHILADELPHIA STORY

A FAMILY man who keeps a low profile in Hollywood, Denzel Washington, like many in the acting community, has not been immune to the tragedy of AIDS. His real-life experiences tragically served as preparation for his role in Philadelphia, which opened in Hong Kong this week.

27 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

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